A HELPING HAND
Here lies the “clearly-not-chosen
one”... and my best friend...
I did this. I did this to you,
Godrick... You should have never
been here. I should be the one
asleep underground not you. I just--
I wanted to believe I -- I wanted
so badly to believe you were the
Chosen One... (Crying) These men,
these Vigiles, this, this world
It’s -- It’s horrible. People are
suffering and we need a Chosen One
to save us and I... Godrick, I
just...I really, really needed that
to be you. I was selfish. I... I
thought I... I thought I could tell
It was you...I thought I could be
the one to help you.
Oh my... your amulet! I should have
left It with you. I’m so sorry, I
had forgotten you had given It to
me. I can’t do anything right. I
just... I wish I was the one with
Magic and not you, maybe I could
bring you back to life, I...I
should just go get Spirit and just
go home. This whole saving the
world isn’t for me. Even helping
someone else save the world isn’t
for me. (Crying)
Well...I guess I could still have a
chance to do one thing right. I can
still go to Shadow Run and give
this to your aunt and tell her how
amazing you were.
I’m sorry I failed you, Godrick.
I’ll deliver this to your aunt and
I’ll never make the same mistake
Okay, who's next.
This one, ‘ere.
I didn’t do anything??
That’s what they all say, right
right! Ha ha ha.
Where’s your Ring?
Oh. I’m not a Vigile yet! But, now
that I’ve brought you this scruffy
little boy perhaps that’ll change.
He possesses Magic?
Lifted an entire house high off the
ground with only his thoughts. He
scorched m’best mate with his brain
magic. That’s what he did.
He’s lying! He beat my uncle in
cards and my uncle wouldn’t pay!
Shut It, boy. Make this easy.
Well, if that’s true, then we’ll
find out. Come here with me child.
You have nothing to fear.
You’ll see, miss. He’s lying, he's
Come on then, sit.
Of course! Save the world right?!
Saving the world from Magic! Here
Put your hand out here, for the
Hahaha! Right right, ya, right. I
look forward ta’ counting It! You
all sure do like the theatrics....
I guess we do.
OH! What?? What? What is this
SHIFT TO OTHER
This is a bit of fun, innit?
I don’t understand. Why’s his hand
in that metal cuff.
Keeps us honest.
If the boy’s magic, as he claims,
the banker will return without the
boy. The man will get to keep his
BUT, if he’s wrong and the banker
returns with the boy, then this
clod loses his hand.
Oh...uh, wow. That’s serious.
It’s for everybody’s benefit.
Without consequences, we’d have
Vigiles rounding up anybody who
looked at us sideways. This man is
no Vigile but he’ll learn quickly.
That...makes sense. Who’s the woman
who holds the money?
That’s the Book Keeper, she’s in
charge of the money.
They do that so he can feel the
reward and, if he loses the hand,
knows exactly what else he’s
Excitin’, right? The other woman,
Mel, who took the boy, she’s the
banker...the justice, and what she
We’re...100% sure that kid was
Well, you’re the one who claimed he
was! Were you sure?!
Well, I... I...I thought he was...
See I told you!
Wha!!.... He he...He tricked you! I
saw It with me own eye!
Your hand is mine now...
What?? No no no...that... that...
that wasn't part of our
agreement... wait wait wait.... I’m-
- please, please, you can’t. You
We know the rules. What are the
TAKE. HIS. HAND.
NOOOOOO, No no no!
I trust you’ll be more careful next
FOR VOW AND CODE!
No no no no, AAAAAAAAA!!!
Get him out of here.
I’ll get you for this! I’ll get all
How you feeling, Linus?
I...um, does this happen often?
This is why we do this job and not
power hungry wealth mongers. Follow
the code and you wont even loose a
Depending on the offense, sometimes
they just take a finger.
Sometimes they, um, just take a
Why, you scared?
Because next time we bring someone
in you’re the one who’s gonna have
your hand in the vice.
Wh..What? But I don’t know... I
mean how can I tell...
Ha! Relax.... Vorlauf is never
Oh...I’m... I’m not scared...
Well, maybe you should be...
Come...on! Come on. Here we go.
Move! You...ugh...You are such a
stubborn nag. Look, we can’t just
stand here in the forest forever.
What?! What do you want? You want a
carrot? Look, I don’t have any
carrots. I know where we can get
some carrots, but its not here!
Okay!! Okay, find! You’re not gonna
let me lead you. Let’s try me
riding again hu? How about that?
Okay here we go. Steady...steady...
OUCH!! No biting! Ahh, No stop...my
food. STOP!! Stop turning! You...
Stop turning. I can’t...keep
FINE! We’ll just sit here on the
floor of the forest for the rest of
Yeah, I don’t know what that
It means she’ll move when she’s
good and ready
Or you could try this... (Whistles)
Oh, I guess It works on horse
I knew you were around here!
Okay... Hey girl. Where have you
been? No one has seen you in a
Honestly I don’t know where I’ve
been! The forest, I guess. I was...
look I was asked to go deliver a
new blanket to one of the Doran
Turned out, It was a little farther
than I thought, so I only made It
back about half way before It got
dark so I stopped for the night in
Look, you know I’m pretty good in
the forest usually, but... But when
I woke up, I couldn’t figure out
what direction to go. Everything
looked different for some reason
so... so I chose one way...and
ended up back at the Doran stable!
So, not wanting to look like an
idiot, I just turned around and
I've been wandering ever since...
Which kind of makes me look like an
idiot... I mean do you have any
idea how gross forest plants taste
before you cook them? ‘Cause I do!
You know what’s funny?
It’s funny that I have absolutely
no problem believing any of that.
Oh...Hey, shut up.
Oh, Come on. People had been
wondering why you stopped your
weekly schedule. Spirit's oat
bucket is empty.
Maybe thats why she’s so upset with
me. Not that she’s ever been an
She certainly has a mind of her
own. No stable can hold this
beauty. Every time she gets out, I
always seem to find her wherever
Well, I’m glad I found her.
Looks more like she found you.
Hu... maybe. But either way, I
figured if she was here you
couldn’t be too far off. Or, you
know maybe she could take me back.
But the immovable mound here was no
help at all!
Ummm...Hey...Did you come out here
just to find Spirit? I mean, this
is a long way from town... And I’ve
never known you to be a great
navigator of the forest.
Well, actually I’m not. I’ve never
traveled this far before. I’m a
little lost myself. Something um...
Ora gets a little somber.
(reading her mood change)
What? What do you mean? Is your
Yes, yes...my parents are
fine...but there was a Vigiles raid
at another house.
Godrick’s...they thought his
parents were... we tried to help,
but, but we just couldn’t...
Ora, I’m so sorry...
I know you were close.
What happened to them?
We buried them at the edge of the
...He was amazing...we both got
Kevin, he used magic!
I saw him. He, he did It right
there. He blasted them!
Ora, what happened to Godrick?
... I really thought he was the
What one? Which one?
He fit the prophecy.
Ora...where is he?!
There was an accident... It wasn’t
Spirit? Ora, WHERE IS GODRICK??!!
I... I buried him a few miles back.
Buried him? What happened?
Godrick and I were playing around
and he drew his sword and held It
above his head and... When he did,
It struck a beehive.
The bees started swarming and
Spirit got spooked and bolted.
Godrick was never the best
horseman.... He was thrown off
When he hit the ground his head
struck a rock...
I...NO!... No! And you’re... and
you still want to ride this horse?
After all that?! Have she...
It wasn’t Spirit’s fault. It was an
accident. If a swarm of bees came
after you, you would run too.
Yeah! Yeah I would run, sure.
But... But Spirit threw him. She...
She thew him off and now he’s dead!
Kevin, I know you’re upset, but she
was trying to get away from the
bees, It just happened...
Don’t tell me I’m upset. I’m, I’m
not upset! I’m not... I don’t...
I should have done SOMETHING! I
could have been there... (Crying)
I’m sorry, girl. I know It wasn’t
You’re very loud when you’re upset.
(Chuckles) I’ve been told as much.
You know you couldn’t have done
anything, right? I mean, no
offense, but you can barely hold a
Yeah, I know. I’m just figuring out
what to do, that’s all.
Godrick and I were going to Shadow
Run. Come with me!
You know the forest better than me.
Did you not hear me say I’ve been
lost wandering the forest for a few
You at least made It to the Doran
family stables.. twice. So, you
know the forest better than me...
most of the time.
Yeah. I guess so.
Godrick had an aunt in Shadow Run;
I want to tell her what happened.
It can’t be random that Spirit and
I found you, right? I think you’re
meant to come with us!
Really? After all this you still
think that it’s a sign?
Of course It is! It makes sense.
You were lost till Spirit found
you. And I was looking for Spirit!
That’s not random.
Nooooo, That sounds pretty random.
Whatever. Just come with me.
And after that?
I don’t know...It took so much for
my family to support me leaving
that I can’t go back yet.
Okay, but only because I literally
have no better options, than to
wander into the woods...full of
evil things...and go see a person
that I have never met.
Which makes my life very, very
depressing now that I say that out
Come on, I'll let you ride Spirit
You’re joking, right?
You know, on second thought, it’s a
lovely afternoon for a nice long
Next! Vorlauf! Aren’t you a sight
for sore eyes?
Always a pleasure, Melanie. No one
to turn in today. Just a completed
contract and a report; just
Ha! You only come by when you need
something. It’s what I like most
Here. Should be in order. I’m not
known to overlook details. We went
out to bring in 2... and came back
Mel nods approvingly and stamps the paper a few times.
Well, that seems to be happening a
lot these days. Corrupted, eh? I
was wondering what happened to
Yeah, didn’t make It, I’m afraid.
Shame to lose a good man. Though we
did find a new one.
Is that right? You? What’s your
What are you, Linus? You don’t look
like a soldier.
I-umm-well...umm, see, I’m an
enhancer of the most useful
He’s a wool fuller.
A piss stomper, huh?
But he’s alright in a fight. I’ll
Tell me, Linus. Do you know what we
do here? And why we do It?
For protection, miss. Keep the evil
That’s right. No person should have
the power of magic. It’s too much
authority for a single person.
Therefore, for the good of the
world and to protect people’s
freedom, anyone caught using magic
must be eliminated. Do you agree?
Look at him, he’s trembling. Like
it’s his wedding night.
She’s not gonna take ya’, Linus, I
hate to say.
Well, thats good enough for me.
Linus, here’s the rules: you only
capture those with magic. No
trifling with un-magic children. No
killing un-magic adults for fun. Do
you swear to abide by these rules
or else be punished?
Well, then you are in for an
adventure. You are now in the care
of Ann here. Agreed?
You are an acolyte. We require at
least one contract with your
sponsor before you’re eligible for
your credentials. Now, I want to
make this clear. Step closer.
You have NO authority. You have NO
protection. You are NOT a Vigile.
You have not taken your vows. You
are only able to protect yourself
if attacked like any other in the
realm. If you do anything else, It
won’t be your hand that you
lose...is that understood?
Yes. I understand.
Good. Oh, and just a suggestion,
don’t go around telling people
you’re an acolyte. There are those
Vigiles who would take advantage of
your hands being tied, so to speak.
Haha. I don’t know what you’re
talking about Mel...
Um...Is that It?
Thats It for now. Come back when
you are ready for your vows and
know what they stand for.
Come on. Take Linus and get him
properly outfitted. I suspect we’ve
more work to do.
Well done! Welcome to the order.
You’ve never lived. This is the
first day of you truly being alive.
Adventures. That’s all your life is
Your new orders, Vorlauf.
Oh, you can’t mean me.
I’m told you were chosen
specifically for this lot.
Doesn’t seem right.
It’s the job. To the Vow and to the
What’s the first thing you’re
gonna’ do when we get to Shadow
Find Godrick’s aunt.
I hear they have these amazing
parks. Like, incredible gardens
with tons and tons of animals who
frankly are way nicer than Spirit.
You know, she’s smarter than you
give her credit for.
Oh yeah? If she’s so smart, how
come she never listens to me?
I’m not sure you want the answer to
I just don’t understand how that
could happen to Godrick and his
family. I mean they were
incredible. Everybody thought I
wasn’t the smartest guy when I came
to town, but not them. They stood
up for me.
No, they thought you weren’t that
smart, they just needed somebody to
take care of their horses.
What? Are you saying that...?
I--I mean, no. No no no. No, they
used to always tell me they thought
you were secretly quite sharp.
Yeah...Yeah, I do keep that a
Oh, well If that’s true, I guess
I’d have to ask why? Why pretend
you’re a simple horse groomer?
(pleased with himself)
Oh see hahaha. See now the student
becomes the master. The tables, ooh
boy, the tables turned. The worm,
too. That wormed just turned right
around ya know. And ah who's on
uh-ha yeah. If you were secretly
such a smart guy, you never would
have gotten lost just now and you
certainly never would have burned
down that barn.
Oh, fine. Just throw that in my
Ya know remember, I just learned
about Godrick. You’ve had time to
Making fun of you puts me in a much
You know, see, if people had been
nicer to me that barn wouldn’t have
caught on fire. Everybody kept
telling me I had something dangling
off the back of my shirt. What else
was I supposed to do?
Not knock lit candles onto a pile
of hay trying to grab your shirt
Well..Who puts lit candles on a
shelf directly over a bunch of
extremely flammable hay?
You! You put them there!
Oh, you’re just jealous. People
said I was a great dancer after
Kevin gets yanked up into the trees. Ora doesn’t notice.
Listen, if It takes...hahahahahaha
Ora!!! ORA HELP ME!
What are you Laughing at?
Wow. Look at you...having a little
THIS IS NOT A JOKE. IT’S A TERRA
I don’t know what that is, but...
Why don't you just come down?
We gotta’ get moving. The Terra
don’t set these things randomly, we
must be close to one of their
Okay, I mean, we’re not gonna stay
here. So, I don’t understand the
OOFFF...Aw, Maybe little warning
Don’t be a baby. You’d still hit
Okay, lets go!
What is the matter with you?!
You don’t understand these people,
Ora. I do. Please, we’ve got to get
Okay, okay, okay. Fine. Let’s both
hop on Spirit and we’ll move
Whoah. Whoah Whoah Whoah. Whoah
Whoah Hey hey hey.
Hey! You were the one who wanted to
get out of here quick, what’s the--
No no no wait ughhhhh!!
END OF EPISODE 2