ELIZABETH

KEVIN

Aaaaah! Ma’am, can you please turn

off the light?! I can’t see!!

ELIZABETH

Who the hell are you?

ORA

You don’t know us, but--

ELIZABETH

No, I don’t. I’m very busy.

Goodbye.

KEVIN

What was that?! Wh-What just

happened? I still can’t see!

ORA

I don’t know. Put the Prophecy away

before something else happens.

KEVIN

Done and...uh...Done.

You know, I’m starting to think you

might be right. This whole town is

crazy.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Welp, can’t say we didn’t try.

ORA

Stop It. Come on. I mean, look at

that crest carved into the door.

This has to be the place!

KEVIN

So, now she’s all in. What happened

to “I don’t want to risk this poor

woman’s life”?

ORA

Look, I told you pissing people off

is the best way to get them to do

things, and now...I’m pissed.

Are you Elizabeth Gregg?

ELIZABETH (O.S.)

Could be. I could be anyone. Go

away!

KEVIN

That’s actually a really good

point. Oww!

ORA

Would you focus for a second?! This

is important.

We think we have something that

belongs to you. From your family?

From Godrick?

ELIZABETH

What about Godrick?

ORA

Well, I’m sorry to say this, but

ummm...we have a medallion that

we...uh....he-he...

ELIZABETH

Quick get inside. Stop standing out

there

KEVIN

What about that dogs?

ELIZABETH

What dogs? Oh, that was just my

bird. Come in! Hurry!

ORA

Your...bird?

KEVIN

What was that? Did you hear that?

ELIZABETH

No.

ORA

I wasn’t listening. I was

distracted...by all the...things.

KEVIN

Gary wasn’t lying about how much

stuff she has.

ORA

Quiet.

This is, uh...quite a place. You’ve

accumulated quite a collection of

interesting items over the years.

KEVIN

OUCH! Hnnnng,

ELIZABETH

Careful!!!

KEVIN

My shin!

ELIZABETH

Watch where you’re going!

KEVIN

It’s worse than your staff.

I can barley see anything. Oh! May

I light this... Ugh... I think your

lantern’s broken.

ELIZABETH

Give me that! Is that any way to

enter an old woman’s house? Runnin’

into things and grabbin’ what you

please?

KEVIN

Sorry.

ELIZABETH

What do you want with me? As I

said, I’m very busy.

ORA

Was Godrick Gregg your nephew? You

see...Our families...his family and

mine...were close. And Godrick told

me to come see you, and that you

lived in Shadow Run.

KEVIN

...or “The Bog of Faces,” as I like

to call It.

ORA

Godrick...uhm...wanted you to have

this.

ELIZABETH

(sighs)

No, he didn’t.

ORA

Well...

(MORE)

ELIZABETH

How did he die?

ORA

It... ummm... he was...

KEVIN

Vigile attack... How did you know

he died?

ELIZABETH

It’s the only way this would have

come back to me without him.

His mother met the same fate?

ORA

So you are his aunt?

ELIZABETH

His great aunt. On his mother’s

side.

ORA

Did you know Godrick?

ELIZABETH

Never met him, but I knew who he

was. Our family had to...disperse

before he was born. Gathering

together now It... well It isn’t

something we’re able to do very

often.

ORA

Why not?

ELIZABETH

Well, at the time It was not...It

was not prudent to keep the family

together. And these days, traveling

is not the way It was. Things used

to be different. Before the

Guardians disappeared, we were

happy.

ORA

The Guardians?

ELIZABETH

We were at peace with our

neighbors. We were safe.

My sisters and I would play

together without fear of anything.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

We would dream up the most

imaginative things. You see this

design?

ORA & KEVIN

Mmm-hmmm.

ELIZABETH

My youngest sister drew It.

She loved to draw.

KEVIN

Where is she now?

ELIZABETH

Oh, she’s long dead. Died same way

as Godrick, sounds like.

ORA

The Vigiles?

ELIZABETH

Yes. She was 14. One day they

came...we’d never seen them before,

we couldn’t have known...and not a

Guardian in sight.

ORA

I knew It. The Guardians are real!

ELIZABETH

Well...they were, but they left

us...

Then the Vigiles started running

everything and I haven’t seen any

of my family since.

ORA

But, what happened to your family?

ELIZABETH

They had thought my little sister

was magic... weather It was true or

not, once they took her It was only

a matter of time before they came

for us...My eldest sister,

Godrick’s grandmother, ran one way

and I ran the other. Our parents

stayed behind...thinking It might

throw the Vigiles off the scent.

KEVIN

Why were they after you?

ELIZABETH

Fear. At the heart of all evil

things...it’s always fear. Fear of

life, fear of death...fear of

difference. We were known to be

kind to the idea of Magic. Forced

me to give up everything and

everyone...

I imagine that’s why I hold on to

so many things.

KEVIN

Why could you just go back?

ELIZABETH

Even to this day, decades later, we

are being watched. I still have the

odd young fighter who has heard

some story show up at my door. It

happens less then It used to, but

they never find anything and

usually regret It. That’s why we

never go back. To protect each

other.

ORA

What’s the crest mean on the

amulet?

ELIZABETH

Oh, nothing. My sister always

wanted our family to have this long

mysterious past, so we made one up.

And this was our “secret family

crest” we used to identify

ourselves, if needed.

KEVIN

If that’s true, then why did

Godrick think It was so important?

ELIZABETH

I don’t know. I mean its important

to me I suppose but no one else

would care. It is nice however, to

know that he cared enough to get It

back to me. It’s good to feel like

you still have family.

KEVIN

I wish I new that feeling.

Ow! Sorry.

ORA

So you hadn’t seen your family in

years?

ELIZABETH

Oh, we would send letters

sometimes. Just notes now and then

letting one another know we were

still holding on. My sister had a

family and I would hear from her

every so often, but her last

message was blank, just a folded

scrap of paper with another, nearly

identical amulet - her’s. Well, I

knew what had happened.

KEVIN

Ummm... Look I got to ask. What is

that thing? That can’t be the bird

you mentioned!

ELIZABETH

Oh, him? That’s Chauncy. He’s an

ethologus. They live for hundreds

of years.

He only behaves for...certain

people.

ORA

Really? Hundreds of years?

KEVIN

So...this “bird” was the thing

barking at us?

ELIZABETH

He’s good at impressions...

CHUANCY

(as Elizabeth)

He’s good at impressions...

KEVIN

Wait what...

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

KEVIN

Are we really supposed to believe

that that bird is...

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

(MORE)

KEVIN

Aaaa! AAAA!! Get him off!

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

KEVIN

Get him off! Get him off. Get him

off. Get him off now. Aaaa...

ELIZABETH

Ethologi can live hundreds of

years. Some even longer.

He must like you...uh...I’m sorry,

what was your name?

KEVIN

Kevin.

ELIZABETH

Really... Kevin?... Ha! Too Bad

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

(as Elizabeth)

Too Bad.

KEVIN

Hey, listen, I’ve had a rough

couple days. And don’t need It from

you, too, BIRD!

ORA

Why did the Guardians leave?

ELIZABETH

Ehh...they didn’t just leave...not

exactly....or perhaps they did.

Nobody knows for sure what

happened, but there did come a

point where even the magic of a

guardian was so feared that they

them selves were attacked in one

way or another. There’s lots of

theories.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

(MORE)

In the years leading up to the

Guardians’ disappearance, there

were those who grew suspicious as

to why they looked after us,

believing that the Guardians were

driven by some dark motive; some

say those doubts are what drove

them away. Others say they still

live among us, in hiding. Some

believe they’re all but extinct,

it’s even been whispered that

they’re all trapped and imprisoned

somewhere far away. It’s all just

rumor and hearsay at this point.

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

KEVIN

(laugh)

ORA

Do you know how we could get them

back?

ELIZABETH

My dear, if I did, would I be

sitting here talking to you? Many

have spent years looking, many

others have died in the pursuit.

ORA

Well...I think I might have some

clues...

ELIZABETH

Yes, yes, yes. I'm sure you do. The

Prophecy, right?

KEVIN

Right!....Er...wrong?

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

KEVIN

Oh great....

ELIZABETH

The Prophecy has been around since

the Guardians disappeared. I tried

to believe It. I wanted to believe.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

(MORE)

I poured over every line, studying

and searching, but that was many

lifetimes ago.

ORA

I thought Godrick was the Chosen

One. In the Prophecy. Sent to

restore the land to its former

glory.

ELIZABETH

Aw. Aw, That’s sweet. If he was,

then what happened to him is all

the more tragic.

KEVIN

...or maybe that wasn’t the real

Prophecy.

Is this the real one?

ELIZABETH

This the Prophecy from the pub?

KEVIN

Hey. How did you read It so fast?

ELIZABETH

My boy, I have been around far

longer then the fear of reading;

I’ve read many a tome in my time.

ORA

When the Vigiles in the pub saw us

looking at It, they just made fun

of us.

ELIZABETH

It’s for the best. This scroll has

been hanging in the pub for 50

years. The longer It sits there,

the more of a joke It becomes.

Precious few of them, know how to

read It, fewer still place any

stock in It.

ORA

Do you go to the pub a lot?

ELIZABETH

What? Ha, No! I wouldn’t waste my

time. Getting drunk and yelling at

my neighbors isn’t my idea of a

good time.

ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

(MORE)

Something about that place brings

out the very worst in people. It’s

no way to act.

But I know what goes on in there. I

know what goes on almost

everywhere. As a matter of fact,

something happened in that pub just

last week that might be of interest

to you...

SCENE BRAKE

MOBSTER #1

YOU CHEATED!

ISTEN

I did no such thing. Now give me

the Prophecy! I deserve It! It’s me

that It speaks of. It’s practically

my life’s story!

MOBSTER #3

(Laughing)

First we would truly have to

believe you can read, and second I

doubt It says the Chosen One’s a

grifter!

MOBSTER #2

Come now! We should be more

hospitable to our guest. You must

excuse us, Chosen One. We’ve been

waiting years for you to show your

face. After all this time, we can

certainly excuse a wee bit of

rooking.

ISTEN

Well...good!

Here I am: Isten! Your Chosen One!

CROWD

(Cheers)

ISTEN

Take your hands off me!

MOBSTER #2

Oooooo, I’m so sorry Chosen One.

I’m certain you pass all the tests!

This calls for a toast!

MOBSTER #2 (CONT'D)

Another drink!! Bring anther drink

of our town’s libation!!

MOBSTER #3

Oh Oh, I’ll get It, let me get It.

Let me, let me get It. Let me get

It.

ISTEN

A...another one?

MOBSTER #2

Oh my dear boy, that first one was

a congratulations, this one is a

toast! Now, how ‘bout a speech?

CROWD

(Cheers)

ISTEN

I am Isten! All hail to me!! I saw

worth unseen. I have given out

deaths toll, I alone shall draw

fire!!!! So sayeth the Prophecy! I

am Isten, the Chosen One. And...

MOBSTER #3

Here, here, Drink this. Drink up

chosen one.

ISTEN

and...I don't need a toast!

MOBSTER #3

You refuse us? You refuse our

hospitality? A prophet would never

insult us in such a way.

MOBSTER #1

Go ahead...“prophet”.

ISTEN

Yes... Yes... Of corse.

MOBSTER #1

To you!

To Isten!!

THE CROWD

To Isten!!

MOBSTER #2

May the world be saved by the

prophet!

THE CROWD

To the Prophet!

ISTEN

TO ME!! THE PROPHET!!

CROWD

(Laugh)

MOBSTER #1

Insults! FALSE. PROPHET.

MOBSTER #3

You’re not welcome in Shadow Run!

MOBSTER #2

On your way then! Back to Yarmouth

Valley!

ISTEN

AGAIN!

Fill It again!

MOBSTER #1

Again?

CROWD

(laughs)

ISTEN

Again, I say!

MOBSTER #2

As you wish, but to insult us twice

is an offense we don't take

lightly, even if you are the Chosen

One.

ISTEN

Again.

To me!

Ah!

I show you no insults, and now the

Prophecy is m... (BLAH)

MOBSTER #1

Hu...Impressive.

MOBSTER #3

Mr. Prophet...?

MOBSTER #2

Well, I’d say he’s made the world a

better place.

MOBSTERS

(Laugh)

MOBSTER #1

Hey, let’s send the One on his way

to Yarmouth. But first, he’ll need

to sleep It off. I hear the manure

pile behind the stables is very

comfortable...

CROWD

(laugh)

SCENE BRAKE

ELIZABETH

As I say, that pub brings out the

worst in people.

ORA

But that man, he said he did

everything in that Prophecy. That

he was the Chosen One. Is that

right?

ELIZABETH

Perhaps.

ORA

Can you tell us what this Prophecy

really says?

ELIZABETH

You can’t read?

ORA

Only a little, I don’t understand

most of It.

ELIZABETH

All Hail to you, hear me and say.

Chosen by the self, seeing worth

unseen.

Cast back, follow a dead brother at

home now.

No door stops our fated dream.

Moves nature.

Giving out deaths toll.

To shorn nature.

This Day.

Will draw fire alone.

Find thy destiny within this rhyme.

Joined

ORA

I...can’t believe It. I was wrong.

It was all wrong.

KEVIN

It’s not your fault.

ORA

What are you talking about?! It’s

all my fault.

ELIZABETH

Ora, what is It? What’s going on?

ORA

Godrick...Godrick...he didn’t have

a dead brother. He did not choose

him self, or move nature. If this

is the real Prophecy, I led him

astray. I got him killed! And...

And for nothing!

KEVIN

No you didn’t! Stop saying that!

ORA

I was so stupid, everybody was

right.

ELIZABETH

I thought the Vigiles...

KEVIN

They killed his parents, but Ora

saved Godrick.

ORA

And then I convinced him he was the

One. I convinced him to go on this

stupid quest and he died. He DIED!

(Crying)

ELIZABETH

Ora, come here, child. Shhh. Did

you plunge a blade through his

heart?

ORA

What?! No!

ELIZABETH

Did you poison him? Kill him while

he slept?

ORA

Of course not! It was an

accident...

ELIZABETH

An accident.

ORA

But if I hadn’t talked him into

going, he would still be alive!

ELIZABETH

Oh, perhaps or perhaps not. Perhaps

fate had a plan of her own. You

were so willing to believe in

destiny so long as It bent to your

desire, but destiny cares little

for the wants of man. You may not

like It, but that accident was

Godrick’s destiny. Just as It was

our destiny to meet here this

evening. All of our paths were set

in motion eons before any of us

drew breath. Shhhhh...

You’re no more to blame for

Godrick’s death than I am. Shhhh

Feel better?

ORA

I...yes? If Godrick wasn’t the

Chosen One, then... Then maybe...

I’m sorry. I...it’s just a lot.

ELIZABETH

Oh, don't be sorry. A good cry is

the sign of a strong heart. It’s

one of the two best healing things.

KEVIN

What’s the other one?

ELIZABETH

Stabbing those who deserve It.

Ideally in the eyes.

ORA

(laughs)

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

ORA

I’ll remember that.

KEVIN

You’re good...

ELIZABETH

Okay, now let me see the other

Prophecy you say you saw, the first

one. I assume you have It with you?

Where did you find this one?

ORA

My family has had It since I can

remember.

ELIZABETH

Hmmm, I see. I’d guess it’s just as

old as the other one, but I can’t

say I can put much faith in either.

ORA

So... You don’t believe It?

ELIZABETH

It doesn’t matter.

ORA

How can It not matter? Either we

can save guardians or we can’t. If

not, then I’ve been wasting my

time.

ELIZABETH

Have you now? Believing a better

world is possible seems far from a

waste of time.

KEVIN

But does that mean Godrick wasn’t

the Chosen One?

ELIZABETH

Perhaps not.

CHUANCY

(as Isten)

Here I am: Isten! Your Chosen One!

ELIZABETH

Maybe this Isten fellow is the

Chosen One. Maybe he’s not. It’s up

to you whether you want to believe

in It or not.

ORA

But, you don’t. Why should I?

ELIZABETH

Oh, you’re too young not to believe

in things. Don’t you think the

world would be a better place if

the Prophecy came true?

ORA

Of course.

ELIZABETH

Then make It come true. Find the

Chosen One and help them to fulfill

their destiny.

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

KEVIN

Oh! Can I take Chauncy?

ELIZABETH

Absolutely not. Although It is

interesting how much he seems to

like you.

ORA

Kevin, you don’t have to come if

you don’t want to. You only agreed

to come this far.

KEVIN

You don’t want me to come with you?

ORA

Well, obviously, I’d like you to.

But, you’ve still got so much

training left to do and we’ve

already cheated death on more than

one occasion. If you wanted out, I

would understand.

KEVIN

But what if this is my destiny?

ELIZABETH

It’s not Chauncy, but hopefully

it’ll bring you some luck.

KEVIN

Oh, ha its a bird! Wow. Thank you.

ELIZABETH

A friend of the Greggs. That’s what

It says on there. I’m guessing you

can’t read.

KEVIN

Why do you guess that?

ORA

Kevin, we both know you can’t read.

KEVIN

Yeah, I know... but I like to think

that I look like I could...

ELIZABETH

Ora, you’ll want to keep an eye out

for Vigiles on the way to Yarmouth

Valley.

ORA

We’d better get going then. We’ve

got a long walk ahead of us.

ELIZABETH

Nonsense. Sit. Stay here for the

night. I’ll make sure you are well

rested and well fed before you set

out.

KEVIN

(Yawn)

That’s probably a good idea.

ELIZABETH

(Whistles)

CHUANCY

(Squawks)

ELIZABETH

Chauncy catch!

I’ll put a kettle on. Make

yourselves as home.

CHUANCY

(Purrs)

ORA

Seriously, Kevin. You don’t have to

come.

KEVIN

When we find the Chosen One, I’ll

go home. But in the meantime, I’m

still gonna’ need you to teach me

to fight.

ORA

Ugh!

KEVIN

Woah.

ORA

Impressive. We may make a fighter

out of you yet.

END OF EPISODE 7