FOR VOW AND CODE

KEVIN

You realize what this means?

ORA

It’s strange...it’s looks nothing

like the real prophecy.

CONRAD

(Laughing)

Oh, it’s doesn't?

KEVIN

Hey, listen, we didn’t mean to

badmouth this prophecy. It’s-It’s

probably really great. Because

obviously, I can’t, you know, just,

read It--

ORA

No, no. It’s different from the

true prophecy. This can’t be real.

CONRAD

By all means, go ahead and look for

wisdom nailed to the wall of a pisspoor

public house in the middle of

nowhere.

GARY

Piss off! I live here!

ORA

What’s It to you? I’m just passing

through and was curious

about...local customs and whatnot.

There’s nothing wrong with that.

CONRAD

No, nothing at all!

You think you’re The One?

ORA

What if I do?!

CONRAD

Well, then we are honored! And I

would like to buy you a drink!

BAR GOERS

(laugh)

ORA

Hey! Keep your money, I’m just

interested in the Prophecy.

CONRAD

Awww, thats too bad. I’ve been from

one side of this world to the other

and everybody who tries to tell me

about prophecies has been a

lunatic.

“But, this one will surely be the

one.”

BAR GOERS

(laugh)

KEVIN

Look friend, we aren’t looking for

trouble. We’re just here because It

got dark and...

CONRAD

Ugh!

KEVIN

Oof!

BAR GOERS

(laugh)

ORA

You ever seen that guy before?

KEVIN

Not that I can remember.

ORA

He acts like a Vigile.

KEVIN

I think he is one...I think they

all are. They all have the rings.

ORA

Can’t really say if these were the

ones I met before. They all dress

in black, and have the same

attitude problem. It’s hard to tell

them apart.

SCENE TRANSITION

CONRAD

See, this is why all that ‘Vigiles

code’ stuff is horse shit. Who are

we doing It for? That kid? Her?

Gary, the million-year-old Vigile??

BAR GOERS

(laugh)

CONRAD

Nobody cares. I’m not keeping to

some arbitrary set of rules just so

some asshole with power can feel

like a good person.

Old man...

GARY

(groans)

CONRAD

Here, let’s get him up.

DRINKING VIGLE

Right!

CONRAD

One, two, three...

Oh, looks like he’s waking up.

What’s that, Gary?

“Oi, ‘ello everybody! I’m some

dodgy relic from thousands of years

ago. Shadow Run is very exciting

and not at all a boring place full

of mud and piss.”

Well, Gary, like this piss pot of a

town, I’d say you’re full of shit!

Have a seat, old man!

SCENE TRANSITION

KEVIN

That doesn’t sound like the Gary I

know.

ORA

Nobody should be treated like that.

Shit eaters.

KEVIN

They look like they’ve been

drinking a while.

DRUNK VIGILE #1 (O.S.)

Conrad, you’re a riot!

BARTENDER

I like that they’re buying

stuff...but I don’t like them

saying mean things about Shadow

Run. I live here. So does Gary. Oh

but they just love screwing with

him cause he’s retired, although

Gary would never admit It. Honor

among Vigiles my ass.

ORA

You want us to kick ‘em out?

BARTENDER

How’s that gonna work?

ORA

You just leave that to us.

BARTENDER

Us? Your friend here? Listen...uh,

uh ... What was your name?

ORA

Ora.

BARTENDER

Sure... why not? Ora, no offense,

but the Vigiles’ entire existence

is traveling around and killing or

kidnapping people and sometimes

both.

ORA

How do you know that’s not what I

do?

BARTENDER

I don’t. But, I’m damn sure that’s

not what your friend here does.

KEVIN

Ooooh, a kitty! Hey, kitty. Come

here.

LEXI

(Hisses)

KEVIN

Ouch! Oh! Get away. What the hell?

Even cats are mean here.

BARTENDER

Yeah, watch out for Lexi, she’s a

mean one she’ll just...

ORA

He can handle himself. I’ve been

training him. Right, Kev?

KEVIN

What?

ORA

I can handle Conrad and the others

are probably drunk enough where you

won’t be in any real danger.

KEVIN

Look, I’d consider myself ‘in

training’ still. I am not ready for

this.

ORA

You’re as ready as you need to be.

Come on.

KEVIN

I really don’t think we need to do

this. We have a lead on where

Godrick’s aunt is. We’ve got a new

prophecy which, you know, is fun.

Why go looking for trouble?

ORA

Hm. You’re right.

KEVIN

See? Look, we got what we needed.

Let’s just--

ORA

You’re not ready. I’ll do It

myself.

KEVIN

Wait!

VORLAUF

Conrad!

CONRAD

Vorlauf. Sir. Please come join us

for a drink.

VORLAUF

Ugh!

CONRAD

‘Ey!

VORLAUF

Have you forgotten the code? A

Vigile protects those who need

protection. We defend this realm.

We do not gallivant. We are not

beasts. We provide a service.

CONRAD

All due respect Vorlauf, but we’re

mercenaries. We keep things the way

they are -- usually with violence --

for money.

LINUS

Wait, is that true?

VORLAUF

Absolutely not. If you weren’t prevows,

I’d make this man your first

test of might.

ANN

Conrad here is a special kind of

Vigile... the kind with one hand

too many.

CONRAD

Nice to see you too Ann, you going

to take It from me? I’m sure you’d

put It to good use.

HAL

Conrad, what about me? You leave

our group and you don’t even say

hello to me? That hurts... hurts me

where I live...

CONRAD

....Nope...don’t think I know

you...

HAL

Thats exactly what I said to you

last time.

CONRAD

Listen, Vorlauf. You need to ease

up a bit. I mean, take a look

around. Do you really care so much

about these people? So much that

you’d regularly risk life and limb

for a code? A code that does

NOTHING to protect you. Don’t

pretend like you’re not in this for

the same reasons the rest of us

are.

VORLAUF

I chose this life because I believe

in the code. Somebody needs to

defend--

CONRAD

...your ability to make a bunch of

money. Yes, I agree. We all agree

the code of ‘I need money to live

so I’m going to make a lot of it’

is important.

BAR VIGLES

(Cheer)

CONRAD

Glad we could defuse this. You

really seemed upset when you walked

in here.

LINUS

Sir, if It helps, I believe you.

CONRAD

(Laughs)

BAR VIGLES

Boo

CONRAD

Oh yes. I used to as well...then I

got smart.

ANN

It’s funny how the people who claim

to be smart never show It.

VORLAUF

This - this is why people feel the

way they do about Vigiles. This

selfish attitude. It’s disgusting.

SCENE TRANSITION

BARTENDER

Pssst. Hey. Ori. Wa ha, ha. You

been starin’ at that guy quite

intensely It seems like.

KEVIN

Right? Ora, that guy looks like

he’s pissed. What are you doing?

It.

ORA

What? Oh... think I’ve seen that

guy. I mean I know his voice.

I’m... I’m just trying to see his

face...It’s just weird because I’ve

never been to Shadow Run before.

BARTENDER

It’s not that surprising. And

seeing his face may not be that

helpful. People call Shadow Run

“The Bog Of Faces”. It’s because

people here tend to be incredibly

forgettable. Take me for instance.

Go ahead. Take this in.

KEVIN

It’s uncanny!

BARTENDER

See? What stands out about what

I’ve got going on here? Nothing.

Just another muscle-bound, one-eyed

Gnome missing half his teeth...

Just another face from the bog.

You’ll forget you ever met me as

soon as you meet someone else.

ORA

What does that have to do with that

guy?

BARTENDER

It means he’s probably not from

around here.

KEVIN

(laughs)

You know, I’ve kinda come around on

you, barkeep. You’re alright.

(MORE)

The bartender shrugs.

BARTENDER

That’s nice of you to say. You

gonna stick around the ol’ Bog of

Faces a while?

KEVIN

Oh no... No no no no.

SCENE TRANSITION

VORLAUF

You’ve broken the code more times

than I can count. And that’s just

since I got here!

CONRAD

Ha!

VORLAUF

Time to settle the bill, Conrad.

CONRAD

I’m not going anywhere. I haven’t

finished my drink.

For Vow and Code!

VIGILES

FOR VOW AND CODE!! (Laughs)

CONRAD

See...it’s you, your two idiots and

your wet-behind-the-ears, idealist

Pre, who, according to the “code,”

ain’t allowed to do anything to

me...

...vs. a table of veterans who

understand how the world works.

VIGLES

(Cheer)

CONRAD

That little one over there? She saw

the prophecy on the wall and she

seemed to think that she was having

a bloody revelation. Think about

that. She saw something on the wall

of the Lord’s Throne and thought...

“Of course! The truth! I understand

now!”

CONRAD (CONT'D)

Tell me again why we’re supposed to

protect people like that from

Magic, instead of locking them up

someplace dark and damp so nobody

else gets crazy all over them?

BAR GOERS

(Cheer)

CONRAD

What’s more dangerous? Magic or

stupid?

VORLAUF

I’m far more concerned about the

danger of having a pile of garbage

like you wondering the countryside

and giving the Vigiles a poor

reputation.

SCENE TRANSITION

ORA

That’s... That’s him. He’s the one.

KEVIN

What one?

ORA

I don’t like the way he’s looking

at me.

KEVIN

I think maybe we should go.

SCENE TRANSITION

VORLAUF

Did that girl over there say where

she was from?

CONRAD

Ask her yourself. You’re the man of

the people, after all...

LINUS

That’s enough!

CONRAD

Found your voice, have you, Pre?

You’re following a nearly extinct

breed, might be the last of his

kind...although he would like you

think that we are the minority.

Your ‘ethical’ sponsor here thinks

he should take us in and reprimand

us. Little slap on the wrist for

not checking every bullshit

bureaucratic box when we do our

jobs. Remember, It does not matter

what I do... the code says, a pre

can’t draw his sword. So you’re

gonna help him to slap my wrists??

LINUS

Uh-uh...ummm....

ANN

Actually, I’m his sponsor.

CONRAD

Ho ho! S’that so? So you’re here as

a bodyguard and a baby sitter?

ANN

And pest controller.

CONRAD

So you’re here to fulfill your

contract...

VORLAUF

That’s right. One way or the other,

I won’t allow you to continue

sullying the code I’ve dedicated my

life to.

CONRAD

Then. Make. Me.

*Fight *

DRUNK VIGIL

HA, my turn!

HAL

Not So fast! Sleep tight friend.

Watch yourself Vorlauf.

VORLAUF

Another one??

CONRAD

Bloody Pre bastard!!

ANN

Hey snot-brain!

You’re mine, you piss poor...

DRUNK VIGILE #2

Take that, ya’ plague Sore!

ANN

Ahhhhh!

HAL

Not smart, friend.

SCENE TRANSITION

BARTENDER

Thats my cue.

ORA

Wait! Where are you going?! This is

your bar!!

BARTENDER (O.S.)

(yelling)

PLEASE LEAVE AND PAY YOUR TABS WHEN

YOU’RE FINISHED. THANK YOU FOR

COMING TO LORD’S THRONE.

KEVIN

Ora! Let’s go!

ORA

This is my chance. I can avenge

Godrick.

KEVIN

Godrick? There’s too many of them!

Come on. Let’s go!

ORA

I’m going in!

VORLAUF

You! Stop right there!

SCENE TRANSITION

CONRAD

Hey! High-and-mighty!

VORLAUF

As It was always going to end.

AAAHHHHHH

CONRAD

AHHHHHHH!!!!

SCENE TRANSITION

LINUS

I could use!!!....I could use a bit

of help here!

ANN

On your left!

ANN (CONT'D)

Care to dance?

HAL

If you’re not too busy...!

ANN

(to Linus)

Let’s go!

LINUS

Alright.

SCENE TRANSITION

VORLAUF

Now to your rest, however

undeserved.

Now, as to the girl...

SCENE BRAKE

KEVIN

Wait, wait hold up.

ORA

What?! Come on, you were right. We

gotta go!

KEVIN

No...

(breathing heavy)

No...come on. Seriously. I’m so out

of breath.

ORA

GHHAAAA! AAAA!

KEVIN

Why did you mention Godrick back

there?

ORA

That was him! That was the man who

came with that crew of Vigiles and

murdered Godrick’s parents.

KEVIN

What???

ORA

I froze. I froze! I can’t - I can’t

believe I froze! And.. And then

there’s that second prophecy!

KEVIN

So the thing on the wall really was

a...

ORA

Yes! Another Prophecy! I couldn’t

read It all - people kept talking

and then they came in - but... but

if there’s a different

prophecy...then...then... Gaahh,

what an idiot I am.

KEVIN

Hey, come on! Don’t talk like that.

ORA

I was so, so sure that Godrick was

the Chosen One and now I...I don’t

even know if that Chosen One thing

is real or not. I mean, how do I

know if anything is real?

KEVIN

Well...

Alright that is a good point.

ORA

I’ve got to go back.

KEVIN

WHAT?!

ORA

Don’t you get It? I have to read

the rest of It, memorize It!

KEVIN

There are people back there missing

hands...dead people...people who

have literally tried to kill you!

ORA

But...Godrick...I...

KEVIN

Look, Maybe... Maybe this will

help.

ORA

Kevin! Did you...? Is that...?

KEVIN

I grabbed It off the wall during

the fight.

ORA

Kevin I... I can’t believe you!!

You...Oh, you’re amazing!!

KEVIN

It’s no big deal, I’m just good in

a crisis, I guess.

Oughf! Hey!...what was that for?

ORA

And you weren’t going to show It to

me?!

KEVIN

Oughf. No, I...

ORA

...And you were just going to what?

Never let me see It?!

KEVIN

I just...

ORA

If I wasn’t about to go running

back in there, would you, would you

have just thrown It away or

something?

KEVIN

I was just thinking It would be

better to show It to you when we

weren’t standing in the middle of

the street.

ORA

Hummm... Alright... I MIGHT believe

you. Thank you. This is really

great.

KEVIN

Don’t mention It?

ANN

Hey, you forgot your sword...and

your finger!!

RUNNING VIGILE

Keep It!!! Just keep It!

ANN

Meh, Hey Linus, I got you a new

sword! And a new finger!

ORA

Well...You’re right, we’ve got to

get off the street.

KEVIN

Gary said that the lady lives at

the back end of town...and since

the gate was over that way...I’m...

I’m guessing we want to go this

way?

ORA

I guess that makes sense.

SCENE BRAKE

VORLAUF

Those of you that can still draw

breath, get out! You are not on my

summons. But remember what happened

here! For a Vigile, the code is not

a choice! However, the ring on your

finger is... and we are more then

happy to relieve you of It.

HAL

That went well ha ha... Right?

VORLAUF

Shut up, Hal.

LINUS

It was incredible! I only wish that

I could have helped more.

ANN

Eh, if you had done any more It

would have ended very badly for

you, Code-wise. Ya’ did good.

HAL

That Code... I think It causes

Vorlauf more problems then It

solves.

LINUS

Really? I don’t think thats true.

HAL

This from the guy who turned in his

neighbor.

LINUS

No no no no, but that was part of

the law.

Liked your town and wanted to

protect It did you? Then why aren’t

you still there?!

LINUS (CONT'D)

I did the right thing.

HAL

Let me tell you something: if you

had even thought about drawing your

pissy little sword on one of these

poor excuses for a Goat turd,

Vorlauf would have turned you into

the Bank himself! Now... You still

love the precious Code?!

LINUS

Hey! What?! You can’t talk to me...

ANN

Ugh!

(MORE)

LINUS

Hey!

ANN

Stop! First of all, he could skin

you standing up even if you did

fight back. Second, it’s not about

you. Conrad used to travel with us.

LINUS

What?

ANN

Conrad was one of Hal’s friends

before Hal joined up. But when Hal

tried to get him in, Vorlauf

thought It was a bad idea. Conrad

was always exactly like you saw him

tonight...a complete self-serving

Goblin. And Vorlauf sponsored him.

LINUS

But...why?

ANN

To stop Hal from doing It. Hal

isn’t exactly a push over. Conrad

was going to be someone’s

apprentice one way or another and

Vorlauf knew It. He also knew It

would likely end like this.

LINUS

I don’t understand.

ANN

If an apprentice commits a crime,

the sponsor is held accountable.

Unless... the sponsor can capture

the apprentice themselves and turn

them in. Vorlauf knew Hal would

never turn in his friend, even if

It meant losing a hand. So, Vorlauf

became Conrad’s sponsor; he was

responsible for him...

LINUS

But why couldn’t Hal do It?

VORLAUF

Because Hal is loyal to a fault. He

never would have hunted down his

“friend” for breaking the Code.

VORLAUF (CONT'D)

No, he would have lost his own hand

instead of turning in a deadbeat

criminal disguised as a protector.

Conrad was always on that path.

LINUS

Well...

VORLAUF

Enough, it’s done. I need you to

keep watch, Pre. The head watchman

should have been ‘round by now. If

he’s not here by morning we will go

look for him.

Ann, where’s Hal?

ANN

I don't know, I thought he was

inside...

VORLAUF

I’ll find him.

ANN

I’ll be back out in a bit to

relieve you.

LINUS

Who are we waiting for?

ANN

Don't worry about It, just let us

know if anyone’s coming.

LINUS

How should I let you know?

ANN

Just...yell. Or come inside.

Whichever.

LINUS

Hey!

ANN

WHAT?!

LINUS

If it’s so easy to get screwed over

by an Apprentice, why did you take

me on?

ANN

If you for one second think that

you’ve impressed someone with your

fighting skills you can forget that

right now. I took you on because

you’re the perfect apprentice.

You’re a coward. You’re so scared

of what other people think of the

law that you would never desert.

And Linus, I’m not Hal. I would

have no problem hunting you down

and turning you in. Better still, I

might just cut off both your hands

and leave you to bleed to death.

And that’s why I took you

on...because you are the perfect,

disposable soldier.

LINUS

Eat shit.

ANN

Prove me wrong.

SCENE BRAKE

ORA

Ugh, even with the full moon I

can’t see what this says.

KEVIN

Look! On the door of that cottage.

ORA

Where?

KEVIN

What do you mean ‘where?’ We

haven’t passed another building in

what feels like an hour. Look up!

ORA

Sorry, I was... I was trying to

read.

KEVIN

Look on the door. Isn’t that the

same seal that’s on the amulet?

ORA

Shhhhhh! Shhhh, shhhhh.

Looks like It to me.

KEVIN

Sooo... should we knock?

ORA

Maybe... or maybe we should just go

home. I mean, if that guy

recognized me we’re all dead. Why

risk this poor woman’s life, too?

KEVIN

But we came this far! Why not at

least see if this lady is actually

Godrick’s aunt?

ELIZABETH

Who are you?

KEVIN

Aaaaah! I’m... I’m blind!!

ORA

The light! I -I can’t see!

ELIZABETH

Shut up and tell me what you

want...quick!

END OF EPISODE 6