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Pirates screenplay
by Ronald Alan Kaiser (KAISER815@ROADRUNNER.COM)

Rated: PG   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review: ****
Pirates of the Cayman Islands - Calico runs into a family of vampires. Everyone is fighting for the treasure and power of the Cayman Islands.

PIRATE CALICO CRISS is a fictitious pirate that sails the Cayman Islands. All characters appearing in my screenplays are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Any resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow the Disney character is purely coincidental PIRATE CALICO CRISS is better looking, stronger, younger and smarter, he also likes magic and wears calico skullcaps or calico bandannas at times more like the known real pirate Calico Jack. Then again their were many many pirates. My screenplays are registered with the Writers Guild of America, West as well as the U.S. Copyright office.



A gloomy grey day. We float in above a large Gothic church.
A crowd of townspeople are packing into the church. Most are
from the local farms. A few are upper class. We float above
the people inside the church. Priests and nuns are
celebrating the long lost "blessing of the stakes" mass.

As the drumming in the music starts. Military men in the
orchestra are playing the drums. Other military men in the
orchestra play the horns. Townspeople and nuns make up the
vocals. Women play the violins.

The lead singer a woman is dressed in a nun's habits. There
are five priests on the alter they are blessing the vampire
killing stakes and a silver ball shot being brought up by
rough looking men dressed in long leather duster coats. A
group of nuns sitting in the pews look on.

Standing in the center of the altar is a old spooky looking
priest, he is making the sign of the cross. We can read his
lips mouthing "In the name of the father, the son, and the
holy spirit". He holds up a cross as he blesses the
parishioners. A few ragtag children look on with amazement.

At the end of the song as the nun's hand makes a wave like
motion, it fades into the real waves in the next scene.
High seas, wind and rain is what the pirate ship "Pegasus"
is struggling through. Sharp flashes of lightning and the
low RUMBLE of thunder.
Four pirates are pulling on a rope that winds through a
pulley that is cascading down the below deck stairwell. As
the rope pulls up, the tip of a beautiful black casket
appears from the stairwell.

Two more pirates Pirate Bruin and Pirate Kristen appear in
the stairwell struggling, helping to lift the casket. Above
in the riggings the main sails are ripped like rags flapping
in the wind. Lightning flashes and harsh cracks followed by
thunder booms.The whole scene is rumbling.


The "Pegasus" is rocking in the sea swells. The pirates
struggle to secure the casket. Two more pirates Pirate Thor
and Pirate Morton push it up from below. At last the casket
is stable on the main deck.

Captain Grist an older, hardened, looking pirate captain
with a leather patch over his right eye, watches as the
pirates untangle the ropes from the casket slipping and
sliding on the wet deck as they present it to him.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Open it!
The pirate crewmen look puzzled at this request, but obey
his order. Pirate Bruin kneels near the quiet, glistening
casket and with his rugged hands, flips open the two hinged
flaps that seal the casket. A whooshing hissing sound like
opening a vacuumed packed canister is heard and a small
amount of vapor escapes in front of his face. He cautiously
opens the casket.

Crewmen are frozen as they look at the lifeless body of
Count Von Kaiser. Presumed to be in his sixties, his long
gray hair and beard lay still upon the silken fabric he lays
upon,. Dressed in a fancy black European style suit. His
skin is a wrinkled greenish color.

Raindrops bounce off his face as the windgently begins to
blow his hair.
Lightning flashes and cracks, as thunder booms rumble in the
background. Captain Grist gets up to take a closer look at
Von Kaiser face. Suddenly Von Kaiser's greenish eyes sharply

Crewmen jolt backwards at this horrific surprise. Von's eyes
look left then right, his arms from the sides of his body
slowly creep up to his chest. Crewmen watching his every
move in utter shock and horror. Von struggles a little to
sit upright.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Help him up!
Pirate Bruin cautiously slides his hand under Von's arm and
helps him sit up.
Take your time sir I'll help you.


Bruin helps Von to sit up then moments later carefully to
help him out of the casket. Von standing, rocking with ship
and the aid of his followers, he looks around for a moment
then his eyes focus in to Captain Grist.
                       VON KAISER
Why did you wake me?
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
My master, we are at the mercy of
this storm and I fear we'll smash
into those rocks near shore to our
Captain Grist points to the shore not far away,the rocks are
being hammered by large white cap waves. Von looking around
quicky looks aggitated. Lightning flashes and cracks
followed by the thunder rumbling.
                       VON KAISER
Where are my sisters?
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Still below Sir. Should we get
them up?
                       VON KAISER
Bring them up now!
                       CAPTAIN GRIST (addressing his crewmen)
You heard him. Get the next one up
The four crewmen make their way back down the stairwell. Von
gets stumbles closer to Captain Grist, gives him the pirate
stink eye for just a moment. But to Captain Grist, it felt
like an enternity.
                       VON KAISER
I'm starving.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Sir, make way to my cabin.
Grist looks around at the weary yet exhilerated crewmen on
deck and spots the young cabin boy Jean. He stretches out
his long slender finger and points to him.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
You there, Jean, go with the
Count, find him some bread and
wine in my cabin, now hurry.


Jean hurries to the captain's cabin door and quickley
escorts Von into the cabin. The door slams shut behind them
from the waning of the boat.
Below deck it's dark. A few swaying lanterns light the way
as the four pirates pass supplies and cannons to reach the
partitioned stern room. The room is covered deep with dirt
on the floors and through the slits in the walls you can
still see the lightening flashes.

They crawl across "the grave yard" past the hole that Von's
casket was in and approach four other pirates Pirate Steen,
Pirate Kund, Pirate Jesper, and Pirate Tump. The crewmen
begin digging the second casket out of the earthen floor
with shovels and their bare hands. Water is coming in from
above due to the pounding rainstorm and the dirt is quickly
turning into mud.
That coffin we just took topside.
The men stop digging to listen.
                       BRUIN (continuing)
The captain had us open it. Their
was a dead man in it, only he
wasn't dead he got up out of the
coffin and was talking to the
The pirates chuckle not believing his story.
He's pulling our leg.
We're not lying, it's the truth.
That man in the casket was alive.
It's true the Captain said the
man's name was Count Von Kaiser.
I don't believe it, these caskets
have been buried under this ship
and soil for three months since we
left Germany.
Maybe he was sleeping?


No one could sleep that long.
                       THOR (afraid)
We're about to abandoned ship,
we're going to hit the rocks on
shore and we'll all go down with
the ship.
The ship sways and creaks as it lifts from a swells.
Lightning flashes and cracks as the thunder rumbles.
This time you take the coffin
topside to the captain and you'll
see for yourself. You'll see we
aren't lying to you. We'll start
on the next one.
One of you sneak into the
Captain's cabin and see if that
cabin boy Jean is in there. The
Captain made him go with the
Pirates Steen, Kund, Jesper, and Tump exhaustedly push the
casket towards the doorway out to be tied and lifted to the
On deck the Captain's door opens and a new younger, more
handsome looking Von Kaiser appears. His hair and beard now
black. He walks steadily back onto deck. Crewmen glance at
him in awe and disbeleif as he approaches Captain Grist.
                       VON KAISER
Captain Grist, is nothing we can
do to avoid those rocks?
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Nothing sir. We are at the mercy
of the sea.
The four pirates start methodically pulling up the rope on
the pulley as the second bronze colored casket is being
lifted from the stairwell.
Pirates Steen, Kund, Jesper and Tump push the casket up onto
the deck undo the ropes. They slide the casket onto the wet
deck near the Captain and Von. Von spiritually kneels next
to the coffin. The raindrops are washing the dirt and mud
off the casket.


                       VON KAISER
I'll open it.
VON anxiously flips the latches on the lid. Again, a
WHOOSHING, HISSING sound, like opening a vacuumed packed can
is heard, and a small amount of vapor escapes. He slowly
opens the casket.
He looks down at PURELL KAISER, one of his sisters. She
looks dead to the naked eye, greenish in color, wrinkled
skin and long gray hair. She is wearing a red velvet
European style dress.
Rain is falling gently on her face as VON moves closer to
                       VON KAISER (softly)
Purell...Purell..Awake my sister.
VON is looking intently at her face when her eyes open. She
looks to the left then to the right effortlessly as if just
woken from a nap. She gives him a small grin.
                       VON KAISER
Sister you must get up.
Von gently takes her under the arm, helps her sit up then
helps her out of the casket. She eased out of the coffin
with little trouble. Pirates Steen, Kund, and Trump are
watching in awe and exchange glances at each other in
Pirate Jesper silently slips away and disappears into the
Captain's cabin.
                       VON KAISER
Captain Grist you remember my
beautiful sister Purell?
Grist has a look on his face remembering what she had looked
like in his memory. This is not the Purell he remembered. He
quickly pulls himself together and politely extends his
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Aye, Purell nice to see you again
She lightly shakes his hand. Purell looks upset with the
conditions of the surroundings the wind, the rain, and the
pirates staring at her.
                       VON KAISER
Captain Grist my sister needs
something to eat.


Grist snaps to it to prepare some food.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Aye, I'll take care of it.
Pirate Jesper exits the Captain's cabin and gives Pirate
Kund the thumb across his throat "the cabin boy is dead" he
mouthed. Grist looks at the nearby pirates standing on the
deck watching and calls out PIRATE TAPPER.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Tapper take the lady into my cabin
and fix her some bread and wine.
Pirate Tapper steps forward and takes Purell gently by the
This way Miss.
Tapper leads Purell into the Captain's cabin and shuts the
door behind them. A large swell lifts the ship and everyone
is hanging on as a large wave breaks over the side.
Lightning CRACKS followed by the thunder RUMBLING. Wind
gusts with sheets of rain.
                       VON KAISER
This is bad, I have to get off
this ship now.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
We can abandoned ship and try to
swim for it.
Von looking fearful at that idea.
                       VON KAISER
No...no I can't do that.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
We can stay and pray we don't hit
the rocks.
                       VON KAISER
What do you really think of that?
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
We'll hit the rocks and half of us
will drown.
                       VON KAISER
Get my other sisters up here now.


Grist looks at the four pirates.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
Get below and dig out the others.
Pirate Kund looks upset at that order.
It's getting harder to dig them up
it's turning to mud down there.
Grist puts his hand on his sword handle.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST (screams)
Get down there now!
The four pirates head back down the stairwell. Lightning
flashes and the soft low RUMBLE of thunder. The captain's
cabin door swings opens and out steps the beautiful Purell
her hair is a beautiful light brown now. Captain Grist even
has to take a double look at her. The crewmen on the deck
are all looking at her beauty. She glides over and
approaches Von.
Below deck at the "grave yard" pirates Bruin, Kristen, Thor
and Morton are digging away in the muddy soil as pirates
Steen, Kund, Jesper and Tump crawl their way over to them.
What did you see up there?
                       STEEN (nervous)
Just like you said, they opened
it...a dead woman... then she woke
from the dead.
I tell you we're doing the Devil's
Pirate Thor is nervously rubbing his forehead.
                       THOR (afraid)
We'll all go to hell for this.
The pirates look at each other with fear on their faces.
I know what they are....Vampires
from Europe.


The other men freeze, listening to him speak.
                       MORTON (afraid)
You know...Vampires are the living
dead...I've seen them in
Europe...If we don't kill them,
they'll kill all of us. They'll
suck the blood from us to feed.
What do we have to do?
On deck, Von is looking for a better option. Then he sees a
longboat strapped to the side of a deck farther up the
                       VON KAISER (pointing to it)
Captain, what about that row boat.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
I don't think you'll find two
fools on this ship to row that in
this storm.
Von approaches a group of pirates, reaches into his coat
pocket and pulls out a pouch with gold coins. The glistening
of the coins in the moonlight and flashes of lightening
grabs a couple of the pirates' attention as Von holds it out
to them. Almost teasing each of them.
                       VON KAISER
This pouch of gold for two brave
strong men who can row my sister
and I to shore now.
The pirates all start to look at each other like it's a
crazy idea, then PIRATE CAMBRIDGE and PIRATE STONE step
Stone and I will do it.
                       VON KAISER
Very well, get that boat ready


Von walks back to Purell and the Captain. Purell whispers in
Von's ear.
                       PURELL KAISER
Von we can't cross water.
Von turns to Captain Grist.
                       VON KAISER
Captain, we'll need to be wrapped
in cloth or blankets and covered
with a canvas.
Below deck at the "grave site" Pirate Thor is methodically
sharpening a wooden stake with his knife. The bronzed
colored casket is now out of the dirt and Pirate Morton is
tying the pulling ropes to secure it.
Load your pistols and cover them
with a piece of canvas to keep the
power dry.
He shows the men how he wraps his pistol with the piece of
canvas. Pirate Kristen has a wooden mallet in one hand and
three four-foot wooden spear stakes with sharpened tips in
the other.
Outside next to the ship, Cambridge and Stone are in the
longboat. The waves lifting it up and down as they reach up
to receive the wrapped body of Von Kaiser, coming down to
them tied by ropes to secure his safety into the boat. They
gently place him in the rowboat. Next the pirates on deck
gently pass down the wrapped body of Purell. Cambridge and
Stone place her next to Von.

They cover them with a piece of canvas. Captain Grist looks
on as the pirates on deck are pulling on the rope to the
pulley going down the stairwell. Lighting flashes with a
CRACK the thunder RUMBLES as the tip of the third casket is
coming up.

Next to the ship in the long boat, Cambridge and Stone row
for their lives moving away from the "Pegasus".
On deck, the third casket is slid in front of Captain Grist.
The pirates stare at him.


                       CAPTAIN GRIST
What are you doing? Open it.
Where is Von and that woman?
                       CAPTAIN GRIST
They left us. Cambridge is rowing
them to shore. Now open it.
                       BRUIN (determined)
They are Vampires and we're not
letting any more out.
We're not doing the Devil's work
for you.
Captain Grist pulls out his sword. Two other loyal pirates
standing behind Grist also pull out their swords.
                       CAPTAIN GRIST (menacing)
You swine, I said open it.
Pirate Bruin points his covered pistol at Grist and fires.
BOOM. Captain Grist falls dead to the deck. Just as quickly
Pirates Morten and Jesper shoot the other two pirates. BOOM
BOOM. Both are mortally wounded and fall dead to the deck.
On the longboat, Cambridge spots an opening between some
rocks and a small section of beach. Cambridge puts his back
into rowing a hard as he can.

On deck Pirate Bruin kneels next to the third casket, he has
a wooden stake in one hand and the wooden mallet in the
other. He looks up to all the crew mates standing near by
watching, they all have their stakes, pistols, and swords
ready. He intently opens the latches on the casket. A
WHOOSING, HISSING like opening a vacuumed packed can is
heard, a small amount of vapor escapes.

He slowly opens the casket. He sees an older dead looking
woman RUSHKA KAISER. She has gray hair, wrinkled greenish
looking skin, wearing a black velvet European style dress.
Pirate Bruin puts the stake on her chest near her heart. He
looks back up at all the pirates watching his every move.
They are ready with their stakes and swords. Pirate Bruin
looks back down at Rushka, just then her eyes open.

She sees the stake on her chest and her hand grabs Pirates
Bruins. This startles him, he yells out a scream as he
raises the mallet. Rushka sees the mallet coming down and
lets out a scream. The mallet pounds the stake. The stake
drops into Rushka's chest. She screams in agony showing her


fanged teeth. Her body starts to violently shake, the skin
on her face turns black and starts to flake off, a gruesome

Then after a moment, her body is still, she's dead. The rain
washing the dried blacked skin off her face exposing her
A bright flash of lighting fills the sky followed by a loud
thunder RUMBLE. A large wave slams into the side of the ship
as it breaks over the deck. Many pirates are knocked off
their feet, the caskets slide around the deck. The men are
in panic.
                       STEEN (terrified)
Abandon ship!
Pirates are jumping over the side and splashing into the
waves. Two pirates are swimming for their lives are pulled
under by the strong undertow. The "Pegasus" near the rocks
bobs up and down with the swells. The ship now empty of all
crew. All that remain are the three caskets sliding about on
the wet deck.
Nine months later, A beautiful day in the Caribbean. A small
one-man ship the "RUMRUNNER" is cutting through the water.
Captained by no other that CAPTAIN CALICO CRISS. He is
behind the wheel all alone. He has on his calico skull cap
he's looking over his cargo on the deck. There are wooden
kegs of rum, rolled up new ship canvas sails, five chickens
in small wooden cages, and two good size pigs in wooden

With his spyglass, he's scanning the horizon, looking back
and forth. He spots a black dot on the horizon to the west,
he lowers the spyglass.
                       CALICO (talking to himself)
Change course captain, west by
Calico leaves the ships wheel. He moves to the sail, unties
a line, and adjusts the sails direction. The "Rumrunner"
sails on.
A breeze flaps a piece of ripped sail up on the mast. On
deck everything is still, just the CREEK of boards as the
Pegasus drifts on the sea looking like a ghost ship. The


silence is broken with a THUMP, as Calico tries to pull
himself over the side onto the deck.

He has his pistol ready in hand, but he's loosing his grip
and drops the pistol to the deck. He pulls his leg over the
side, gets on the deck and quickly retrieves his pistol.
                       CALICO (looking around)
Calico has his pistol aimed, cautiously looking all about.
He looks up at the ripped sails, then back down at the three
caskets. All their lids as of now are still shut.
Calico makes his way to the ship's wheel and approaches the
skeletons of Captain Grist and the other two pirates that
died with him. Calico respectfully tips his hat to them.
Calico reaches down and picks up Captain Grist's pistol. he
notices the engraving across the barrel reads "Captain
Grist". He gives it a once over, and puts it in his sword
belt. He moves to the captain's cabin door and slowly opens
Inside the captain's cabin Calico enters, it's darker but
rays of light are peaking through the shades of the windows.
He slowly makes his way around the room. He's able to see
the skeleton of the cabin boy Jean, then the skeleton of
Pirate Tapper. This doesn't impress him so Calico leaves and
goes back up on deck.
He approaches Von's black casket. He cocks his pistol.
                       CALICO (cautious)
An old pirate trick.
He points his pistol at the casket ready to shoot. He
quickly lifts the lid, its empty. Calico moves over to


Purell's casket. He quickly opens the lid, its empty, Calico
breathes a sigh of relief. Calico moves over to Rushka's
casket once again ready to shoot.

He lifts the lid. Rushka's skull, with her vampire fangs is
looking back at him. The gruesome site scares Calico, his
pistol fires "BANG", striking Rushka's skull right in the
center of her forehead. He slams the lid shut, stands and
pulls out his sword moving away.
                       CALICO (shocked)
What was that?
Calico gets his composure back and approaches the casket,
opens the lid and sees the hole in Rushka's skull's forehead
still smoking.
Sorry Miss.
Below deck Calico with a lit torch in one hand, pistol in
the other.
Ahoy! Anyone down here?
It's dark and as he approaches a cannon station. He opens
the cannon flap to let some light in. He continues on,
passing a few crates, and more cannon stations. The he as he
is exploring he makes his way to the "grave yard".

He lights the area with his torch and sees the dirt pile and
the left over holds from the caskets. This too doesn't
impress him at the moment He heads back top side.
Calico up on the high mast. He wraps a line around his arm,
looks down and takes a leap. As he leaps off the mast, the
line is tight and he slowly is lowered. The rope runs
through a pulley system he has rigged up. As he goes down a
keg of rum is taken off the deck of the "Rumrunner" and is
hoisted onto the edge of the "Pegasus".

It stops right at the edge of the deck as Calico touches
down. He ties the line off and moves the rum onto deck.

Calico up on the high mast he wraps the line around his arm
again and jumps. This time as he goes down and a large roll


of canvas goes up off the "Rumrunner" lifting all the way up
to the high mast. He ties the canvas into place the new sail
is now in place.
                       CALICO (to himself)
They wonder why I drink.
On deck Calico ties down with rope Von's casket to the side
                       CALICO (talking to himself)
Someone will pay a nice price for
He moves over to Rushka's casket and opens it. Looking
around, he spots a beautiful red, ruby, "blood" stone ring
on Rushka's skeleton finger. He slips the ring off her
finger, looks at it, then puts it on his own finger.
Love, I need this more that you
Calico on deck near a large iron pot. He is flicking a piece
of flint on a small rock to make sparks, the sparks land in
the kindling and he blows on them starting a fire.

Calico is enjoying a piece of chicken he just cooked,
drinking some rum and feeling content.
I love my new ship.
Later, Calico on deck has the skeleton bodies of Grist,
Jean, Tapper, and the other two pirates wrapped in cloth
lined up for a quick burial at sea. He respectfully again
tips his hat to them.
Gentlemen ..rest in peace.
He picks up one of the wrapped bodies and pitches it
Calico inside the captain's quarters sits at Captain Grist's
desk looking through the drawers. He finds a small pouch of
coins looks in it and slides it in his pocket.


Looking around he finds some letters and documents. He reads
them quickly and dropping onto the floor when finished. One
document catches his eye. Begins reading it to himself.
Captain Grist for the safe
delivery of four caskets.
He pauses then rereads it.
For the safe delivery of four
On deck Calico is looking at the caskets he tied to the side
rail. Pointing to each one.
Lets see...one...two...three...
Below deck in the "grave yard area" Calico enters with a lit
torch. Hes looking at the dirt holes where the three caskets
have been removed from. Pointing to each one.
Then his eyes focus on the area just beyond hole number
three a undisturbed area.
Calico is digging the dirt away looking for coffin number
four. Then he hits pay dirt the tip of a bronze casket.
Up on the high mast Calico wraps the line around his arm
then he jumps but this time is hanging their.

The rope leads down to his pulley system then down the
stairs into the "grave yard" and is tied to the handle of
the casket. It's stuck in the dirt.


Calico hanging from the line jerks his body a few times. He
looks down at the deck below.
                       CALICO (concerned)
Not good.
He starts jerking his body some more. Below the casket
breaks free and inches forward freeing itself. Calico is
being lowered to the deck as the casket is freed.
Below deck it's dark. Calico opens a few cannon flap doors
on the ships side, rays of light come in. He approaches the
fourth casket a bit nervously. He takes his pistol out and
cocks it not knowing what to expect.

He kneels near the coffin and flips the latches. A WHOOSHING
HISSING sound like opening a vacuumed packed can is heard
and a small amount of vapor escapes. He's viewing an older
dead looking woman CASSIEO KAISER. She has gray hair,
wrinkled greenish looking skin, wearing a dark brown velvet
European style dress.

Soon after he eyes up what is on her finger, he reaches in
to lift her hand to slyly slip her ring off when her eyes
suddenly open. Cassieo sees Calico but more so to her horror
she sees the stream of light coming in across the room from
the cannon flap holes. She lets out a blood-curdling scream.

This scares Calico, he lets out a scream and in his hurry to
slam the lid shut his pistol fires BOOM. He quickly gets to
his feet and sits on the coffin lid. He is breathing heavily
and looks at his smoking pistol in amazement of all that has
just happened.
                       CALICO (nervous)
Didn't expect that.
He scans the area and spots one of the wooden stakes the
earlier pirates had made and quickly left behind. Getting up
he puts his pistol in his sword belt and pulls out the
other pistol from Grist and cocks it.
                       CALICO (talking to himself)
The person in the box is dead. You
saw her eyes open... I must be
seeing things...What about the
scream?... I must be seeing and
hearing things...I don't like the
looks of this one bit.


Calico musters up his courage again and kneels next to the
casket. In his left hand he has the stake to push up the lid
and in his right hand his pistol ready to shoot. With the
stake, he starts to lift the lid up. When it's up about
three inches he peers in to see Cassieo's eyes looking back
at him. He has the pistol locked on her.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Please don't kill me.
What makes you think I'll kill
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I know your a Vampire killer, I
see my sister's blood ring on your
Calico glances at the ruby ring he took.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
She would never give that ring to
anyone. I see the stake you hold.
I even see you have Captain
Grist's pistol and of course you
have me trapped in the daylight.
But Sir if you spare me I can lead
you to great teasure.
                       CALICO (curious)
Treasure you say?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Treasure that would fill this
How do I know you won't try to
kill me?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
You'll have to trust me.
Code of the seas... I don't trust
anyone and you did say Vampire.
Calico starts to raise the lid just a little.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Please don't. The light hurts my


Calico lowers it.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I swear. Promise you. I give you
my word. I won't harm you in
anyway. I'll even tell you ways to
protect yourself from Vampires.
I'll help you find the treasure.
Calico's face indicates that this deal may be worth the
And what do I have to do again?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Let me live. Tell me all and I'll
tell you all. We trust each other.
We will be partners.
Then we have a understanding... I
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I agree as well. First please tell
me of that ring. It belongs to my
sister Rushka.
Was she wearing a black dress?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I'm afraid she's dead.
Cassieo angrily hisses at Calico and shows her fangs.
Calico drops the lid. After a moment Cassieo lifts the lid a
little herself from the inside.
I didn't kill her. I did see her
skeleton up on deck. That's were I
found the ring.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
That pistol,Captain Grist's
pistol? Where is he?


He's gone as well. I gave him and
four other mates burials at sea.
Cassieo drops the lid. Calico can hear her HISS. After a
moment she lifts the lid a little again enough to speak
softly through the crack.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
My brother Von and my sister
Purell what about them?
I don't know of them. Now it's my
turn. You a Vampire?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Yes I'm a Vampire.
She chuckles to herself.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I thought you knew this?
Calico faking it like he knew.
Well yes..yes and no ..you can
never be sure in these matters.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I'm sorry we forgot to introduce
ourselves. I'm Countess Cassieo
Kaiser. You can call me Princess
I'm Captain Calico Criss and you
can call me Captain Calico Criss.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Well Captain Calico Criss why do I
sense you are all alone?
Calico looks around the area remembering that he is all
alone but not wanting to admit it to her.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico I can hear your heart
beating. I can hear a heart
beating fifty feet away and yours
is the only heart I hear. Why is


Calico is spooked out by what she said. But he has to act
Just you and I Love.
Cassieo chuckles to herself.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
So Captain Calico where is the
There is no crew, Love.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
So tell me Calico, are we tied to
a dock?
No, we are in the middle of the
open ocean. Now I have a question
for you. Are you a Vampire?
Cassieo chuckles.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Oh yes Captain I'm a Vampire. A
very bad Vampire.
He is spooked out by what she said, but continues to sound
tough and uniimpressed by her answer.
Well Miss Cassieo did I forget to
mention I'm a pirate, a very bad
Cassieo chuckles.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
So you're not a vampire hunter?
Captain how long before the sun
About a hour. Why?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Well I'm hungry and I believe I
hear a hog's heart beating.
I was thinking after the sun goes
down I'll butcher the hog and we


                       CASSIEO KAISER (cont'd)
can have a nice meal on deck.
I'll meet you top side.
Calico gets up and as he exits he looks back at the casket,
his eyes open wide at what he sees.
Dusk, the street of small shops leading down to the pub and
docks. Most of the shops are closed as Von and Purell walk
arm in arm. Followed by Cambridge and Strong who look like
two zombie bodyguards. Both men have a dark look about them.
Purell is wearing a summer sundress. Von sports a fancy
white shirt.

As they stroll Purell notices a dress shop with lanterns
still lit inside. She peers into the window noticing the
dresses but more so she spots a handsome man ZAK SMITH just
standing their. Purell pulls Von towards the shop door.
                       PURELL KAISER
In here Von.
The SEAMSTRESS sees Purell through the window. Rushing to
the door, she opens it and invties them in with a welcoming
Miss please have a look.
Purell makes her way in. She is looking at few dresses that
have caught her eye and touching the sleeves as she makes
her way near Zak. Inside Von stands near the doorway. The
seamstress walks into a back room with a dress slung over
her arm. Purell gets near Zak and gives him a smile. Zak
grins back at her.
                       PURELL KAISER
I don't believe we have met.
She extends her hand to shake his hand.
                       PURELL KAISER
I'm Purell Kaiser.


Zak extends his hand. Purell's index finger nail is
sharpened to a point like a dagger and a charm bracelet
hangs on her wrist. As their hands meet Purell pricks the
top of Zak's hand with her fingernail, then they shake
hands. Zak felt the prick but does not mention the sting.
                       ZAK SMITH
Pleased to meet you Miss.
Zak quickly spots beautiful ANNE BONNY looking at dresses.
Anne looks back at them.
                       ZAK SMITH (addressing Purell)
I'm Zak Smith and this is my
fiance Miss Anne Bonny.
Anne makes a bee line over to them. Anne extends her hand to
                       ANNE BONNY
Hello, I'm Anne Bonny and you are?
Anne smiles at her. Purell a little upset she interrupted
her and Zak, gives a catty look back, but politely extends
her hand to shake it.
                       PURELL KAISER
I'm Purell Kaiser.
Their hands meet and Purell pricks Anne's hand with her
fingernail. Anne quickly pulls here hand back.
                       ANNE BONNY
Ouch. You pricked my hand.
Anne looks at her hand, on the top of it there is a small
drop of blood.
                       PURELL KAISER
Oh I'm sorry dear it must have
been my bracelet.
Purell holds her hand up showing the bracelet.
Von still standing back by the door.
                       VON KAISER
Purell don't.
Purell looks at Von and gives him a evil grin, then looks
back at Zak.


                       PURELL KAISER
Zak I have to say, you are the
most handsome man I have seen in a
long time.
Zak is looking at the back of his hand, where Purell pricked
it there was a small black spot and a drop of blood.
Zak feeling a little dizzy grins back at her. Anne is a
little upset with Purell's remark.
                       ANNE BONNY
Excuse me, what are you saying?
                       PURELL KAISER (snotty attitude)
Anne my dear, what I'm saying is
I'm going to steal Zak away from
you. Do you understand?
Anne feeling a little dizzy, watches Purell softly run the
back of her hand down Zak cheek.
Purell looks back at Anne and grins at her.
                       ANNE BONNY
No. I don't understand.
Purell turns nasty.
                       PURELL KAISER
What part don't you understand
Purell slaps Anne in the face, then pushes her back into a
near by chair, sitting Anne forecfully down. Zak
instinctively grabs Purell's arm from behind her. Purell
looks at Zak.
                       PURELL KAISER
Zak take your hands off me. Never
touch me again unless I ask you
Zak lets go of her and puts his arms down. Zak has a little
sweat on his face. Purell gets upclose to Anne.
                       PURELL KAISER (snotty attitude)
Now Miss Bonny do you
understand.I'm stealing your man.
I want you to watch this.
Purell flashes her fangs and hisses at Anne then turns to
Zak and puts her hands firmly on his shoulders.


                       PURELL KAISER
Zak kiss me.
Zak pauses for a second then he and Purell kiss. Purell
looks into Zak's eyes. Zak is under her spell and control.
                       PURELL KAISER
Zak I love you.
Zak looks a little confused but then speaks without
realizing what he is saying.
                       ZAK SMITH
Purell I love you.
Anne sitting in the chair looks paralyzed and can hardly
move. Her face is sweating and she looks dazed and confused.
She tries to reach for Zak but as her left hand comes up
Purell spots her ring and snatches it off Anne's finger.
                       PURELL KAISER
You don't need this any more. I'm
stealing this as well.
Purell takes Zak by the arm.
                       PURELL KAISER
Zak we're leaving. Follow me.
Anne helplessly watches Purell and Zak walking out of the
shop, Von follows. Anne looks at the back of her hand where
Purell pricked her and there was a small black area around
it. Her face covered in sweat. Outside Purell, Zak and Von
walk away, followed by Cambridge and Stone. Inside the
seamstress approaches Anne and tries to help her up.
                       SEAMSTRESS (concerned)
Anne are you alright dear?
Anne collapses to the floor. The seamstress kneels down to
look her over then quickly rises to her feet.
Anne I'm going to go fetch the
The seamstress hastily exits the shop. Anne's face flat
against the floor, her eyes are rolling back in her head,
she is foaming at the mouth slightly and the black mark on
the back of her hand has now doubled, maybe tripled in size.


Anne in bed is very pale and unconscious. DOCTOR GRAMBOW is
examining her. The Doctor lifts her arm. The black spot has
traveled from her hand, up her arm to her shoulder. It looks
like a black spider web under her skin. GOVERNOR BONNY
Anne's father is seated next to the bed watching with
anticipation of the diagnosis.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY (concerned)
Please tell me Doctor their is
some hope.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Governor I don't know what it is.
My guess is some type of plague,
she is getting weaker by the
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
Is there nothing we can do?
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
I gave her medicines. I'm sorry.
All we can do is wait it out and
see if the medicne works.
The Doctor reexamines her arm.
Governor Bonny upset at the thought of losing his daughter,
pours himself a drink. MAID SARA walks in.
                       MAID SARA
How is she sir?
                       GOVERNOR BONNY (sadness)
Not good Sara not good. She's
Helpless his daughter is dying the Governor sobs for a
moment. Tears roll down Sara's face.
                       MAID SARA
Sir, if it is of any use,i just
remembered a ship came in last
night and I heard there is a
Doctor from Europe with the crew.


                       GOVERNOR BONNY
Sara that's a very good idea. Have
another doctor look at her. Thank
you. Sara can you go find this
doctor and bring him here.
                       MAID SARA
I'll send Richard he's young and
fast. He'll find him.
Maid Sara leaves the room as the Governor wipes tears from
his eyes with a little bit of renewed hope.
On the docks RICHARD is walking past the ships and people
asking sailors if they have see a doctor. Richard stops a
Sir. Have you seen a doctor from
Europe new to port?
                       SAILOR 1
They are in the Faircloth pub he's
with a group of men with wide brim
leather hats. You can't miss them.
Thank you sir. Thank you.
Richards takes off running towards the pub.
The pub is crowed as Richard enters, he looks around the
room and spots the men with the leather hats sitting at
table eating. He approaches their table. Four men with wide
brim leather hats eating and talking. DOCTOR WICKMAN looks
up at Richard, then his three henchmen GURHARD, OTTO, and
HINRICK look up. All four speak with a German accent and are
wearing lightweight leather dusters the European look.
Richard interrupts them.
Gentlemen please, are one of you a
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
I'm Doctor Hans Wickman lad.


                       RICHARD (sense of urgency)
Sir, you have to come with me,
Anne Bonny is very sick with
fever. We must hurry.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Lad, I'm not that doctor.
Sir you have to help her she's
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
I'm sorry son, you best look
somewhere else.
Richard looks distraught, and turns to leave. Then he bursts
out with tears in his eyes to the doctor.
                       RICHARD (pleading)
The black mark is going up her arm
to her heart.
Richard in despair turns again to leave. Doctor Wickman
looks at his men then back to Richard.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Lad come here. What was this about
a black spot?
Sir most of her arm has turned
black. It started on her hand but
now it is running up to her
shoulder. It looks like a black
spider web under her skin.
Doctor Wickman looks at his men as if they have heard of
this before.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Gurhard get my doctors case off
the ship. Lad, I can't promise you
anything but I will take a look at
The men stand to leave the pub.


Governor Bonny is seated bedside holding Anne's hand, she is
still unconscious. Doctor Grambow is looking purposefully
inside his doctors bag.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
You won't let me amputate. You
won't let me bleed her.
The door opens as Maid Sara enters and is followed by Doctor
Wickman and his men. They don't look like doctors and have
no bedside manner at all. They storm in like they're ready
for a fight. Otto and Hinrick move to the opposite side of
the bed. Gurhard at the foot of the bed and Doctor Wickman
nears Governor Bonny. Governor Bonny is feeling a little
uneasy at their rude entry.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
What is this?
Doctor Wickman quickly moves the blanket off Anne's chest.
He roughly lifts up her blackened arm examining it quite
harshly. Governor Bonny fills with anger.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY (upset)
Get your dirty hands off my
Doctor Wickman drops her arm down and extends his hand to
Governor Bonny.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
I apologize sir, I'm Doctor Hans
Wickman, at you service.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
At my service? I want you and your
men out of my house right now.
Gurhard moves to the door and shuts it and blocks the
doorway. Governor Bonny starts to get up but Doctor Wickman
shoves him back in his seat.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN (forceful)
We can't do that sir.
Otto, Hinrick and Gurhard pull out their pistols.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY (confused)
This is mad. What? Are you robbing


                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
No sir. You sent for us to save
Anne and that's what I intend to
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
No. No I want your men to leave.
Gurhard gets behind Governor Bonny and restrains him in his
chair, his hands on the Governor's shoulders.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Tie them up.
Governor Bonny is tied and gagged in his chair wide eyed
watching Doctor Wickman and his men.
Doctor Grambow and maid Sara are tied and gagged sitting on
the floor. The blanket removed from Anne who is now in her
nightgown unconscious. Otto has a wooded bowl and is cutting
up pieces of garlic and then smashing it with a spoon. Otto
is done and hands the bowl to Doctor Wickman.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Governor Bonny I truly am sorry...
I know this is your daughter. And
I'll try to explain what we have
to do.
Doctor Wickman hold up Anne's arm.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
You see this. This is the poison
going through her. Towards the
heart. The poison of a vampire.
Governor Bonny upset fights to break free of his bonds but
can't. His voice muffled by the gag. You can see the fear in
his eyes.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
I know. I know. But here is the
Doctor Wickman moves towards Anne, turns her head towards
the Governor, takes his thumb and lifts Anne's upper lip
exposing her fang. The governor's eyes widen in shock.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
The good news if you want to call
it that. Their are no bite marks
on her neck. The bad news is I


                       DOCTOR WICKMAN (cont'd)
believe she has been pricked by a
Doctor Wickman shows Governor Bonny the bowl of cut up
mashed garlic.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
This is cut up garlic. I'm going
to rub this on the black sores and
I have to put some in her mouth.
Doctor Wickman turns to his men.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Hold her and get your stakes out.
Hinrick at Anne feet reaches inside his duster and pulls out
two wooded stakes places them and his pistol on the bed then
holds her by her ankles. Otto positions himself half on the
bed, takes one hand and has Anne by the hair the other hand
under her jaw to open her mouth when the Doctor tells him
to. Gurhard cocks his pistol.
Silver bullets loaded sir.
Doctor Wickman looks over his men to make sure everyone is
ready. Then he puts his hand in the bowl of garlic mix
taking out a handful.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Ready. Otto as soon as I put this
on her arm open her mouth.
Otto nods his head. Wickman looks one last time at the
governor then quickly spreads the garlic on Anne's arm.
She quickly starts to trash around. Wickman grabs another
handful out of the bowl. Otto opens her mouth, he can see
her fangs as Wickman stuffs the garlic into her mouth. Otto
lets go.

Anne screams like she is on fire and sits up her eyes open.
Doctor Wickman and Hinrick restrain her.
Gurhard is aiming his pistol at her ready to kill her. Otto
holding a wooded stake above his head ready to stab her.
Anne gasping, spitting out garlic. She is not sure where she
is or who these men are. At last she sees her father.
                       ANNE BONNY (scared)


Doctor Wickman lets her go, she scampers across the bed to
her father with tears in her eyes so glad to see him.
                       ANNE BONNY
Doctor Wickman takes the Governor's gag down, then unties
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
Anne are you alright?
                       ANNE BONNY
Of course I'm alright. Why are
these men in my room? Who are
these men?
Anne and her father embrace.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
I'll explain everything.
The governor looks up at Doctor Wickman.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Miss show me your teeth.
Anne confused about that question.
                       ANNE BONNY
I'll not show you my teeth.
Doctor Wickman cocks his pistol and points it at her. Anne
confused looks at her father he nods his head yes. She then
lifts her lips showing Wickman her teeth. They are normal
again. Wickman lowers his gun.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Untie these other ones.
Dusk, Calico is sitting on deck near the wheel, drinking
rum, watching as the sun drops into the horizon. He has his
small fire burning in the iron pot. It's a beautiful quiet
night the only sound is the soothing CREAKING of the ships
boards as the ship gently rocks.

The loud SQUEALING of a pig down below breaks the silence.
The sound jolts Calico, his eyes wide open listening.
Then dead silence. Calico's eyes are focused on the
stairwell, he can hear her coming up the steps.


A very different looking beautiful and young Cassieo
appears, her hair now light brown. She is carrying a small
slab of pork ribs in her arms. She slowly walks over near
him. He is frozen by her good looks, she knows this to be
true and gives him a big smile. She sets the ribs down on a
nearby crate.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Captain Calico Criss.
Calico stands up.
At your service Miss.
Cassieo smiles again, taking in a deep breath of evening
You look different.
Her eyes look up at the stars.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
It must be the star light. People
tell me I look better at night, do
you agree?
Calico turns his head, bites his finger in excitement, then
turns back to her.
Yes I do agree.
Cassieo looks around the empty deck, she looks up in the
riggings, then back down and spots the three caskets.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
The "Pegasus", yes this is the
"Pegasus". And you being a pirate.
This is yours now... yes?
Calico shakes his head yes.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
May I.
Cassieo strolls over to the caskets, Calico right near her,
follows, he points out the first two.
These two are empty.


Cassieo kneels next to the third Rushka's casket putting her
hands on the lid.
You don't want to do that.
Cassieo looks up at Calico.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I have to.
She slowly opens the casket and sees Rushka's skull and
bones looking back at her. She shuts the lid and lays her
head and hands on it crying and sobbing.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (upset)
Rushka, Rushka my dear sister why
did they have to kill you.
Cassieo stands up, tears rolling down her face, she turns to
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Can you please hold me?
They embrace, her head is on his shoulder. Calico comforts
                       CASSIEO KAISER
They killer her in her sleep. They
didn't have to kill her. And if I
ever find the man who shot her in
the head I'll rip his heart out.
Calico eyes open wide and roll.
A small fire is burning, ribs are cooking. Calico and
Cassieo are sitting next to each other, back's against a
wall drinking rum.
A toast to your dear sister
They click rum cups in a toast of rememberance.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Thank you. Calico if it's not too
much to ask, can you please bury
my sister at sea like you did with
Grist and the other men.If you


                       CASSIEO KAISER (cont'd)
could do it tomorrow while I
Calico nods his head yes. Cassieo has a small map in her
hand and shows Calico, she points out a small island in the
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Here it is, this is the island my
grandfather hid his treasure.
Calico points to the spot on the map.
About here? That could take us a
month to get there.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Now we're partners and agree to
protect each other, you tell no
one I'm a vampire and I tell no
one you're a pirate correct?
Till death.
They shake hands on it.
You say you're a vampire? I don't
see any fangs.
Cassieo smiles at him.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Would you like to see them?
Just a peek.
Cassieo has her mouth closed and runs her tongue around her
front teeth. Calico is moving his face closer for a better
look. Cassieo opens her mouth showing her fangs and hisses
at him. Startled, he continues to look to make sure of what
he is seeing.

The "Pegasus" is slowly drifting into the night with the
smaller "Rumrunner" in tow. Moonlight reflecting on the open
waters. There is nothing in sight but the dim light given
off by the small fire cooking their food.


Anne is looking much better. She and Governor Bonny, Doctor
Wickman, Doctor Grambow, Otto, Gurhard, and Hinrick are at
the dinning room table, Maid Sara is serving them tea.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Let me start at the beginning so
you have a better understanding.
We are vampire hunters.
Sponsorship is from the Royal
Church. The four of us are from
Germany and each and every man on
our ship the "REVENGE" has had a
loved one taken from us by a
                       ANNE BONNY
I'm so sorry. What a horrible
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
The vampires even though sometimes
looking human and acting as anyone
else would act. They are really
cold blooded killers. They feed on
human blood and will stop at
nothing when the hunger to feed is
out of control.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Oh stop this nonsense. You're
scaring Anne. You have no proof of
this. Anne's fever broke because
of the medicines I gave her not
because of anything else.
Then how do you explain her fanged
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Anne has no fangs, dear show them
you beautiful smile.
Anne smiles.
Well she did have them. I saw them
when she gasped for a breath.


                       GOVERNOR BONNY
You're not saying my daughter is a
vampire are you that's just silly.
There is no such things as
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
No, no, not a vampire, but I
believe she was pricked by one.
Anne can you please think to the
last day you remember before
getting sick. What were you doing?
Anne is trying to remember.
                       ANNE BONNY
Everything is foggy.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Anne you don't have to play this
witchcraft game with these men.
Anne suddenly sadden thinking about Zak as her memory slowly
                       ANNE BONNY
My fiance Zak, no one can tell me
where he is.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN (perks up)
Someone is missing?
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
We believe Anne and Zak both had
the fever at the same time. Zak
went for help and has not been
heard from since. Hopefully once
his fever breaks, his memory will
return as well.
Or perhaps the vampires have taken
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
That's it, enough. You're men are
upsetting the ladies. I insist we
end this now. I have to ask you
gentlemen to leave.
Von and Purell are very good at
what they do.


Anne is trying to think back, as the men rise from the table
to leave.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
My parting words Governor, Anne I
do apologize if our style on this
matter was harsh. We meant no
harm. But the fact of the matter
is, we have been tracking them for
a long time. We have seen what
they are capable of and it is a
serious matter.
Anne trying still to remember.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Gentlemen in this day and age we
do not believe in witchcraft or
The men turn to exit and take a few steps to the door. Anne
calls out to them.
                       ANNE BONNY
Purell... Purell that was the
woman's name. Doctor Wickman wait.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
No Anne don't get involved in
this. They are simply telling
bedtime stories to scare you. To
scare all of us.
                       ANNE BONNY
Father I'm remembering more now.
Please everyone sit and hear me
out. Let me try to put it all
together. I remember now.
Everyone sits back down to listen.
                       ANNE BONNY
It was dusk. Stores were almost
all closed and the streets were
deserted. Zak and I were at the
dress shop.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Oh Anne darling, that's where we
found you. You fell to the floor
and hit your head. You must have


                       HINRICK (forceful)
Hush Doctor, let her speak.
                       DOCTOR GRAMBOW
Hold on. Anne, the seamstress was
at the shop when we found you. She
made no mention of anyone else
being in the store, let alone
                       ANNE BONNY
No, no before that. I was looking
at a dress, and a very attractive
woman walked in. She was talking
to Zak. I went over to the two of
them to introduce myself.
Everyone's eyes were glued on Anne as she told her story.
Listening intently to every word.
                       ANNE BONNY
Then she said it, she said her
name Purell....Purell Kaiser.
Doctor Wickman slaps his hand on the table.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
I knew it! She said her name
Kaiser, Purell Kaiser.
Doctor Wickman reaches into his pocket, gently removes a
folded piece of paper with a drawing on it, he carefully
unfolds the brittle piece of paper.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Governor here is you proof. None
of us ever spoke the name Kaiser
but your daughter just rolled it
off her tongue, look here.
Doctor Wickman carefully, but insistantly, hands the
Governor the paper. He examines the sketch of Von Kaiser's
likeness, and on the bottom is printed "Von Kaiser". Anne
excited to see the image takes it closer and studies it.
                       ANNE BONNY
That's the man. This man was in
the shop with her.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
Anne , how can you be so sure. You
weren't felling well. You fainted.
You can't be for certain.


                       ANNE BONNY
Oh father I'm sure. I remember
now, and this man was there too.
Doctor Wickman nods his head in assurance to Otto.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Anne, please continue.
                       ANNE BONNY
I remember now Doctor. Something
pricked my hand. She claimed it
was her bracelet.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
No, we've heard this story before.
It wasn't the bracelet, it was her
sharp fingernail.
                       ANNE BONNY
I looked at the back of my hand
when it happened. There was a drop
of blood, but she was certain it
was just a scratch from the
Then......Anne pauses like she's in dream land.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Take your time.
                       ANNE BONNY (worrisome)
I became dizzy....
Anne pauses looking worrisome.
                       ANNE BONNY
She slapped me. She slapped me
across the face.
Then....Anne suddenly remembering the horrific timeline of
events remembers Purell slapping her, flashing her fangs at
her and hissing at her. The thoughts jolts Anne to the bone
and she is gasping in fear as she is describing the scene.
                       ANNE BONNY (anguish)
She flashed me her fangs and
hissed and me.
The men continuously looking at each other.


                       ANNE BONNY
I'm trying but that's the last
thing I remember.
Anne looking exhausted from her recollections. Maid Sara
brings her a cup of tea and sets it in front of her
motioning to her to sip it.
                       MAID SARA
Miss Anne, please drink this.
                       ANNE BONNY (sadness)
They took him didn't they. They
took Zak.
Doctor Wickman is watching Annes every move.
It's a bright beautiful day. The "Pegasus" is sailing
contently, but only has a few small sails operational, the
few that Calico was able to fix when he claimed the ship.
Inside the captain's quarters. It's dark. Heavy curtains
cover the windows. Calico and Cassieo are lounging at the
table with a few small candles lit. Calico is drinking rum.
Cassieo, a glass of wine.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
So now you know all the secrets of
vampires. How to kill them, how to
hurt them. A wooden stake through
the heart, a silver bullet through
the head or heart or sunlight.
With you being a fine swordsman, a
silver tipped sword through the
heart will work just as easily as
the others.
I see, these are things my dear
mother never taught me.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
My brother, sisters and I traveled
all over Europe, using many
different names.
Cassieo chuckles.


                       CASSIEO KAISER
You are one of the few people who
even know my real name. We had the
very best tutors, that's why I
speak English so well. As well as
French, Spanish, German and
                       CALICO (concerned)
And you can't walk outside now?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
No, I would be dead in an instant.
Calico points to a portion of the map by a few islands.
Our problem is finding a crew. I
haven't told you this yet, but I
have a large price on my head.
Cassieo smiles at him.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (jokingly)
Oh dear I'm traveling with a
wanted man. I can also bet you
have a beautiful woman in every
port around the world.
                       CALICO (bragging)
I have a few lady aquaintences in
every port. I have to stay on the
move, I'm the most wanted pirate
in the seven seas, every navy is
searching for me.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
See, we do have a lot in common.
You being hunted by every navy,
and me being hunted by every
vampire hunter.
There is one thing bad about
hosting a pirate crew. They all
want to be captain.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
That's where I'll be of help to
you. I can make sure no one takes
over your ship.
Cassieo smiles showing Calico her fangs.


How am I supposed to protect you,
if we host a pirate crew or get
stranded on the mainland?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I know, we'll tell the crew I'm
your wife. I sleep during the day
because I'm the night watch. I
sail the ship at night that way we
keep moving day or night. You did
mention you would teach me to
Pirates know of these
Cassieo gets close to Calico and gracefully wraps her arm
around him.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I'm a very good actress, they'll
know I'm you woman, believe me.
Calico looks her in the eyes and grins.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico, are you not wondering why
I have spoken to you all the
secrets of the vampires?
The thought has crossed my mind.
Cassieo stands from the table and is slowly strolling around
                       CASSIEO KAISER
We're not sure what happened on
this ship, are we? We know I was
left behind, left behind to stay
buried in the earthen underbelly
of this ship. We know Rushka was
killed, but what about my brother
Von and my sister Purell, what
happened to them?
I found this magnificant ship
floating on the seas, as a ghost
ship would. I discovered Captain
Grist and a few mates all dead. My
discoveries led to your sister and


                       CALICO (cont'd)
to you.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I still worry if Von and Purell
some how, some way, made it off
this ship alive. And let's say
they did, the two of them will be
after the very same treasure I
have revealed to you. If we happen
to cross paths with them, we will
have to kill them, before they
kill us.
                       CALICO (concerned)
That's your brother.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Half brother and if he did on the
off chance get off the ship alive
and survive, why did he leave me
here to rot in my coffin? And how
could he let them kill Rushka?
He's still your brother.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Only in name, I have a hatred for
him for centuries. He is the one
who killed our father. He alone
killed him for power. Remember
with vampires it's all about who
is the one with all the power over
all the other vampires. There can
only be one.
Maybe the same men who killed
Rushka, killed him and Purell. And
rid the bodies overboard.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Maybe..let's hope so. But we
cannot be for certain just yet.
What you don't understand is my
sisters and myself feed. Feed on
blood yes, but only to stay alive,
just like you eat. But Von...Von
kills the innocent for sport.
Cassieo takes a seat down next to the now sitting Calico.


                       CASSIEO KAISER
One thing Calico. That ring.
Rushka's ring. When we find the
treasure, you can have it all.
But, that ring, my sister's ring,
I would like to have it back in my
Calico looks down at the ruby ring on his finger, then
slowly slides it off and places it in front of Cassieo.
Cassieo graciously picks it up.
Now do you trust me?
Cassieo smiles and slides the ring onto her finger.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
With my life.
Calico stands again and slowly walks around the table.
We have to find and fit a crew
without wasting any more time.
Cassieo has two, dark purple, velvet pouches with gold coins
in them sitting in front of her on the table.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
This money is now ours to use and
we can sell off the merchandise
down below. Clothing and items
that belonged to my sisters and
Von. They will get a good price
because of their quality of fabric
and craftsmanship.
Those items are your families.
Just like the ring, you should
keep those as remembrance of them.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
We're partners Calico, and you
speaking as you are and giving me
the ring are the reasons I know
for sure you weren't the one who
killed Rushka.
Cassieo raises one of the velvet pouches filled with coins.


                       CASSIEO KAISER
At the foot of each casket there
is a hidden trap door where we
kept our gold and valuables.
Rushka's was untouched. Purell's
and Von's were gone.
How did I miss that?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
A new pirate trick I've now shown
How are we going to explain the
caskets to the new crewmen?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
You must be kidding. With their
silken fabric inside, they are
much more comfortable than laying
out on the hard deck or in a rope
hammock. Captain, I insist tonight
you must sleep in Von's casket.
                       CALICO (concerned)
I'm not sure about that.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Trust me Calico you'll sleep like
a newborn baby. You yourself said
it would be nicer than anywhere
else on the ship to sleep.
Cassieo smiles at him.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
And Captain, if you could, please
bring up my cello from below deck.
Calico takes a single gold coin out of the velvet pouch and
places it in the palm of his hand.
Let me show you a pirate trick.
Many times, Calico has used this magic trick to impress the
ladies. Cassieo looks at the coin in Calico's hand as he
covers it with a piece of cloth.
Now you see it.


He quickly removes the cloth and the coin is gone.
Now you don't.
Calico gives Cassieo a smile. But she is not to be out done
nor did she seem impressed by his magic. She reaches out her
open hand to Calico.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Put a coin in the palm of my hand.
An old vampire trick.
Calico takes another gold coin out of the velvet pouch and
places it in Cassieo's palm. She closes her hand over the
coin as Calico watches. Cassieo is squeezing her fist as
smoke comes out from between her fingers. Opening her hand,
all that is left of the coin is ashes still smoldering.
Turning her had over, the black ash falls like snow to the
deck. Calico looks on in disbelief.
Calico's face in a deep sleep. Calico is sound asleep in
Von's casket on deck, with a wooden plank propping the lid
up. It's a beautiful night and Cassieo is relaxed and
contently playing her cello. She gazes at him sleeping like
a baby as she knew he would.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (to herself)
Calico darling if only you knew.
Cassieo starts to play Bach's Suite # 1 in G major, the
"Pegasus" sails rhythmically away in the dark toeing the
"Rumrunner". The two boats seem to be dancing to her music
as they sail on the horizon.
Port Johnson is a small harbor town that caters to pirates.
Tied to a dock, is the huge pirate ship The "EMPRESS" a ship
of the line, there are a few pirates guarding her. Not far
from the docks is the town pub, the Sea Shell. Von, Purell,
Zak, Strong and Cambridge approach the door to the pub but
stop to admire the "Empress".
                       VON KAISER
Now that's a ship in all her
A lady of the night opens the pub's door, inviting them in.


                       NIGHT LADY
Care to join us?
Von grins at her, as he and the others enter.
The pub is crowded. Pirates from the "Empress" are eating,
drinking and very loud. Ladies of the night all about. All
are having a merry time. As soon as Purell, Von and crew
enter it starts to get quiet quickly as pirates eye them.

As Purell looks at the pirates, they freeze in their tracks
looking back at her beauty. Von, not intimidated, spots an
open table and guides her to it. They all sit. A bar maid
quickly comes over to the table.
Drink or food?
                       PURELL KAISER
A glass of wine please.
No wine, only rum or warm beer.
Purell disappointed, lowers her head slightly shaking it.
                       VON KAISER
We'll all have rum. What foods do
you have?
Only stew and bread.
                       VON KAISER
Bring us all stew and bread.
You pay now, two pieces.
She puts her hand out. As Von pulls out his money pouch, the
pirates in the pub are watching his every move. Von reaches
in the velvet pouch and hands her two pieces of eight. She
leaves the table and the pirates start talking, drinking,
and moving about again. Across the room sitting at a table
is CAPTAIN CROW. He is a large man, captain of the
"Empress". A merciless pirate and a gambler.

Next to him is pirate NEPTUNE HORN a younger fit man who is
Crow's first mate. Pirate Horn gets up from the table and
stands in the center of the room. He has a dagger in his


hand and flips it in the air catching it a few times showing
off his skill. Von and Zak are closely watching him. Pirates
near by get out of his way.

Pirate Horn quickly throws the dagger across the room,
it sticks into the wall near the target he was aiming for, a
small square piece of wood nailed onto the wall.

The barmaid is bringing Von's table their rum and food.
Captain Crow whispers to a pirate at his table, the pirate
gets up and exits the pub. Pirate Horn walks over to
retrieve his dagger then walks confidently back to the
center of the room.
                       NEPTUNE HORN (cocky)
Anyone wish to throw the dagger
for a wager.
Horn looks around the room for any takers.
Then Captain Crow laughing, speaks out as he stands up.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
What is the wager lad? And don't
waste my time.
Captain Crow walks towards center room. People move out of
his way.
                       NEPTUNE HORN
A years wage.
Captain Crow laughs.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Tell you what, I win I take your
wage, you win I double it. What
say you?
                       NEPTUNE HORN
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Your throw.
Captain Crow stands back to give Horn room. Everyone is
quiet watching Horn getting ready to throw his dagger at the
target. Von's enjoying the show as Horn throws his dagger.
It flies across the room sticking into the wall about a inch
below the piece of wood set as the target. Captain Crow


                       CAPTAIN CROW
A good throw, a good throw indeed.
But men now I have to show you why
I'm the captain of the "Empress"
and you're not.
Captain Crow turns away from the target takes two steps
farther from it and tips his hat to Purell, making sure here
eyes are on him.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Captain Crow quickly turns throwing his dagger. It flies
through the air and hits the target dead center. The crowd
cheers. Pirates congratulate Crow. Purell turns back to her
meal lifts the spoon out of the bowl, looks at it and lets
the stew fall back into the bowl.
She is startled when two wine glasses are set on the table
near her. When she looks up, there is Captain Crow holding a
bottle of wine.
                       CAPTAIN CROW (very polite)
Miss. Can I pour you a glass?
Purell smiles at him.
                       PURELL KAISER
Yes sir. Please do.
Captain Crow takes the cork out of the bottle with his teeth
then pours a glass for Purell then looks at Von.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
And you sir?
Von holds out the other glass and Crow pours him some wine
then sets the bottle down.
                       VON KAISER
Why thank you, would you like to
join us?
Captain Crow slides a chair over and sits next to Purell.
Von extends his hand for a shake. Other pirates from Crow's
crew are near, keeping a good eye on Von's party but
especially Von.
                       VON KAISER
I'm Count Von Kaiser and this is
my sister Purell.


Captain Crow shakes his hand then looks at Purell, who lifts
her wine glass to him then takes a sip.
                       CAPTAIN CROW (arrogant)
I'm Captain John Crow, I captain
and own the "Empress". You may
have see her outside.
                       PURELL KAISER (ditsy)
Oh my! That large ship docked
outside is yours?
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Aye, Purell, my ship. And your his
sister. My my.
                       VON KAISER (with suprise)
And I must say. You and your men
look like pirates.
Captain Crow not sure what to make of that remark. He gets a
little cocky. Nearby pirates perk up.
                       CAPTAIN CROW (cocky)
Aye, this is a pirate town and yes
we are pirates. Very nasty
                       VON KAISER
Oh good. That's what I want to be.
A pirate.
Captain Crow laughs.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
A pirate. Aye.
                       VON KAISER
Well not just a pirate, but a
pirate captain like you.
Captain Crow laughs.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
It's not that easy.
                       VON KAISER
But I could make it easy.
Captain Crow looks around the table sizing them up. He then
glances around the pub at some of his pirate crewmen.


                       CAPTAIN CROW (inquisitive)
And how might you do that?
                       VON KAISER
The way I see it, you and I have a
lot in common. We both love
beautiful things, and we both like
a good wager.
The pub is quieting down as more people are trying to
eavesdrop. Captain Crow focusing now his attention to
Purell, She smiles back flirtatiously. Captain Crow is now
seriously thinking about the offer of having Von be a
                       CAPTAIN CROW (forceful)
I've killed over twenty men in
duels. In order to have the right
stand in the position where I'm
standing today. Including having
my faithful crew, money and the
most prized "Empress".
Von chuckles and smiles.
                       VON KAISER
Why, that's even better yet. I've
only killed ten men in pistol
duels myself.
Captain Crow is puzzled where this is going, changing the
subject. Addressing Purell.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Would you like another bottle of
                       VON KAISER (menacing)
No! I don't want a bottle of wine
I want your ship.
Captain Crow grabs his pistol and keeping his hand on it,
intently slams it on the table. The pub is now in dead
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Nobody takes my ship.
Von very happily smiling at Captain Crow.
                       VON KAISER
Not even for a good wager?


                       CAPTAIN CROW
You have nothing I want nothing
worth the "Empress".
                       VON KAISER
Von looking around thinking.
                       VON KAISER
Not even my beautiful sister
Captain Crow laughs.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
If I wanted your sister I would
easily kill you and take her for
Von looking disappointed.
                       VON KAISER
And here I thought you were a man
of wager, a man of sport I was
Captain Crow looks at Purell.
                       PURELL KAISER
One thing you don't understand
captain is that I hate my brother
He treats his dogs better than he
does me. And I'm worth more in
gold and treasure than that ship
of yours will ever be worth.
Purell stands.
                       PURELL KAISER
How many men here would die to
have me as their woman?
The pirates all cheer loudly at her question. Purell sits
back down proving her point. She looks at Captain Crow as
she lovingly puts her hand on top of his.
                       PURELL KAISER (flirtatious)
If you beat him in the wager, I
can be yours.
There is silence waiting on Captain Crows respond. Crow
looks at Purell a little anxiously.


                       CAPTAIN CROW
You would be mine?
                       PURELL KAISER (serious)
As long as you want me for.
The pub continues in silence to see if there will be a wager
to win.
                       CAPTAIN CROW
Von! Pistols or daggers?
The pirates all cheer for the duel. Captain Crow is standing
in the center of the room dagger in his hand, ready to
throw. Lifting the dagger, he takes aim and throws. The
dagger lands about a inch below the target. The pirates
cheer as Crow confidentally walks down to take a look at
where his dagger had landed. Von steps to the center, he too
takes aim then throws his dagger. A perfect hit bull's eye.
The pirates all cheer. Von raises his arms in victory.
                       VON KAISER (bragging)
You may now call me Captain Von
In his angry fit of defeat, Crow yanks his dagger from the
wall and then turns to Von.
                       CAPTAIN CROW (angry)
Nobody takes my ship!
Captain Crow takes the dagger in hand and flails it towards
Von As it quickly flies through the air, Von easily lifts
his hand and catches the dagger before it hits into his
                       VON KAISER (pompous)
It's my ship now!
Von, just as easily he caught the dagger, Von throws it back
at Crow. Crow is struck as if his heart was the target for
Von. All in the pub are silent at the site of what they just
witnessed. Von starts to confidently towards the door.
                       VON KAISER
My ship is leaving now. If you men
want to be part of the crew... get
Von continues out the door not looking back to see if anyone
is even following him. As he confidentlly knew, most of the
pirates are filing out of the pub behind him. As Purell is
walking out though, the barmaid glares at her.


I guess you didn't get everything
you wanted did you?
Crewmen are bring the last of their supplies aboard the
"Revenge". On deck Anne Bonny, Governor Bonny, and Doctor
Wickman are saying farewells.
                       GOVERNOR BONNY
Anne please, please don't go.
                       ANNE BONNY
I have to.
The ships bell rings to gather the crew for Doctor Wickman's
announcement. The crew gathers as the Governor gives Anne a
hug. Doctor Wickman introduces Anne.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Men this is Anne Bonny. She will
be going with us. It is most
important we protect her with our
very lives. Not just because she
is a beautify young lady.
Doctor Wickman turns and looks at Anne. She grins.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
But because she is risking her
very life for all of us.
The crew cheers.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Miss Bonny has recently spotted
Von Kaiser and knows how he looks
these days.
The crew cheers, Wickman quiets them.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
And better yet, she has seen
Purell Kaiser and can identify her
as well.
The crew cheers. Wickman quiets them.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
We also know now they were here
but two weeks ago. They left on a
merchant ship heading West.


                       DOCTOR WICKMAN (cont'd)
Revenge is ours! Our loved ones
they took from us will be
The crew cheers!
British officer CAPTAIN ROGG approaches Doctor Wickman.
                       CAPTAIN ROGG
Sir the Royal Navy has sent my
orders, I'm under your command for
the next eight months.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
The Royal Church has it's ways.
Captain Rogg shows Doctor Wickman a map and points to a
location on it.
                       CAPTAIN ROGG
Were still fitting our ships,
we'll meet up with you in two
weeks here.
                       DOCTOR WICKMAN
Very well Captain Rogg.
Captain Rogg salutes Doctor Wickman.
All of Von's new nasty looking pirate crew is gathered on
deck waiting to hear a few words from their new captain. Von
neatly dressed is making his way through the pirates from
the bow to the captain's deck making eye contact with the
pirates as he does. He stops and turns to address them.
                       VON KAISER
Most of you men have been at sea
for years, I have not.
The pirate crew intensely listen to him.
                       VON KAISER
Most of you men have been pirates
all your life, I have not.
Von looking over his new crew as he speaks.
                       VON KAISER
But this is my ship and I'm your
captain. So I guess I have to
prove a few things to you. Who


                       VON KAISER (cont'd)
here is the strongest man?
The pirates look around at each other.
                       VON KAISER
Come on, don't be shy, who amongst
you is a killer, a real killer?
The pirates look around at each other. Von laughs at them.
                       VON KAISER
No one will fight me to the death
for this ship? I'll even let you
have my sister Purell if you kill
Purell is standing with zombie looking Zak Smith, Strong,
and Cambridge. Who are still under her spell and control.
Zak takes a step forward but Purell puts her arm out and
stops him.
                       PURELL KAISER
Zak stands down.
                       VON KAISER (angry)
What do I have here a crew of
Nancy girls! I'll use no weapons,
you can use your sword and a
Von raises his arms turning showing he's unarmed.
PIRATE CRENNEL a large nasty looking pirate makes his way
through the men up towards Von. He hands off his pistol to a
pirate, he has his sword in one hand and his dagger in the
other. All the crew still watching as Crennel is about five
feet away from Von.
                       VON KAISER
What's you name pirate?
Crennel, sir.
                       VON KAISER
Very well Crennel, show me no
quarter, because I'll show none.


Very well. Sir. I'll just kill
Crennel grits his teeth as he pumps himself up. The two men
get closer and eye each other. Von smiles at him.
                       VON KAISER (taunting)
Well do something you bloody tart.
Crennel swings his sword at Von's head, Von ducks down and
as Crennel's arm passes over Von punches Crennel in the
ribs, everyone can hear them BREAK. Crennel stagers in pain
then quickly turns and thrusts his sword at Von's chest, it
misses as Von traps Crennel's right arm under his left. He
smashes Crennel's right forearm with his right forearm,
everyone can hear Crennel's forearm BREAK.

Crennel in a lot of pain manages to hold onto Von and sticks
his dagger into Von's back right shoulder blade, it has no
effect on Von. Von places both his hands on Crennel's face,
looks him in the eye, smiles, and then SNAPS his neck.
Crennel falls dead to the deck. The crew staring at Von as
he casually brushes himself off. Pirate DASH FULTON is
standing nearby.
                       DASH FULTON
Sir, you have a dagger stuck in
your back.
Von with his right hand reaches back over his shoulder and
pulls the dagger out of his back, he looks at it, then
throws it across the deck. THUMP it sticks in the main mast
                       VON KAISER
Let that remind you who the
captain is on this ship.
The crew looking at the dagger stuck in the mast post.
A beautiful day as the "Pegasus" cuts through the sea.
Calico is behind the wheel. Looking through his spyglass,
off in the distance he spots three rag tag pirates, Pirate
PETER SMITH, Pirate TAR JONES and Pirate CATSKIN on a poor
looking bamboo raft with rags as a sail. They are waving,
yelling for help.


In the captains quarter its dark as Calico enters moving
aside a heavy curtain. Heavy curtains cover the windows to
keep the light out for Cassieo's protection from light. He
goes over to her casket and taps on it. Cassieo lifts the
lid a few inches.
Their are three pirates stranded
on a raft a few miles out. I have
to pick them up.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I understand Calico. Remember our
plan, I'm your woman, I sleep
during the day. I'm scared Calico
but I trust you.
Calico is throwing a line over the side. He watches as the
three rag tag pirates climb over the side onto the deck.
                       PETER SMITH
Thank you sir. Thank you.
                       TAR JONES
You saved our lives sir.
They make introductions.
                       PETER SMITH
Sir, I'm Peter this is Tar and
this is Catskin.
I'm Captain Calico Criss, welcome
aboard the "Pegasus".
Calico notices the letter p shaped scar on Peter's wrist.
Peter notices it being eyed so he tries to hide it with his
other hand. Then Calico, not being ashamed, reveals his
scar as well.
You be pirate?
                       PETER SMITH
Aye sir, all of us. We were ship
wrecked about two months ago.


Calico hands them tin cups, then pours them some rum.
                       TAR JONES
Sir there are ten more poor souls
on a small island just to the West
of here if you would like more
loyal men for crew.
Pirate Tar points off to the West. Calico notices something
hanging from Tar's hand. A wound leather chord wrapped
through his fingers and thumb, tied to his wrist, with a
little lead ball at the end. This of course, is a pirate's
choking weapon.
                       PETER SMITH
It's not a far sail, we could be
there before the sun sets if we
leave soon.
The sun is just setting, the "Pegasus" is now anchored near
the western island beach.
The last of the ten stranded pirates is helped aboard.
Calico begins to look over the new pirates he has on board.
Welcome aboard the "Pegasus". I'm
Captain Calico Criss.
Pirate VICTOR QUINN stands out among the men. He's taller
and rough looking, as most of the pirates did. He is the one
that the others look to as their leader.
                       VICTOR QUINN
I'm Victor, I was the first mate
on the "LONG SWORD" pirate ship
before she when down, taking
several crew and our Captain Beech
with her.
Calico nods his head to him.
Pirate Victor is looking around the ships deck.


                       VICTOR QUINN
Where's your crew captain? I don't
see any crewmen.
They were killed in a dispute
recently. It is now just my first
mate and I. She, however, is
aleep at the moment.
                       VICTOR QUINN
She? There's a woman on board?
The pirates all look at each other like they just found a
Yes, there is a women on board but
she belongs to me and is off
limits to everyone. That's rule
number one on this ship. See that
captain's door?
The pirates look at the captain's door.
No one except her and I go through
that door. Is that understood?
The pirates agree.
Rule number two. No one touches
her. Is that understood?
The pirates agree. Peter looks at Victor.
                       VICTOR QUINN
Aye sir.
Then we should get along just
fine. I live by the code.
                       PETER SMITH
We too captain. We live and die by
the code.
Calico is looking at the sun just about to go down.
Miss Cassieo will be out for
introductions shortly. She runs
the night crew for me. Her and I


                       CALICO (cont'd)
will split you men, half with me
sailing the day, half with her
sailing the night.
A slender nervous pirate, wearing wire rimmed glasses,
DOCTOR TREESAP,steps forward.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (nervous)
Sir, I'm Doctor Treesap, I was the
physician on the Long Sword.
Victor barks out.
                       VICTOR QUINN (angry)
You ain't no doctor!
                       VON KAISER
I have helped many a wounded
                       VICTOR QUINN
Helped them to a early grave.
The pirates laugh at Doctor Treesap. Pirate Tar lowers his
tattered shirt exposing a large ugly scar on his back
                       TAR JONES
Captain Calico take a look at
Calico's eyes widen as he looks at the ugly scar.
                       TAR JONES
It was a mini ball only this big.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (nervous)
You're still alive.
                       TAR JONES
The infection you gave me lasted
two months.
Pirate Tar gets angry. He grabs Treesap positions his fist
as if he's going to hit him. Calico stops the possible fist
a cuffs.
Rule number three. No fighting
amongst ourselves on this ship.


The sun has recently gone down under the horizon and the
captain's door slowly creeps open. All the pirates are fixed
on it awaiting to see what emerges. Beautiful Cassieo steps
gracefully out of the doorway. The pirates are awe struck as
she glides over near Calico and takes his arm.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Captain, what do we have here?
These are pirates I picked up that
were ship wrecked.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Pirates you say. That's good. Just
like you and I.
                       TAR JONES
Miss. You're a pirate?
Cassieo smiles at him.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Yes I'm a pirate. A very bad
Pirate Tar gives her a big smile back. Calico starts making
Cassieo this is Tar.
Cassieo shakes his hand.
And this is Peter.
She shakes his hand.
And this is Doctor Treesap.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
                       VICTOR QUINN (angry)
He ain't no doctor!
Pirate Tar pulls his shirt down to show her the ugly scar.
                       TAR JONES (upset)
Here miss! Look what that butcher
did to me.


Cassieo sees the scar then gently runs her fingers over it.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Captain, maybe I could help the
good doctor. You know, helping the
That's not a good idea. You know
how you hate the sight of blood.
Cassieo grins at Criss.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I have an idea captain. Why don't
we make a fire and slaughter a few
of your chickens. We can all have
a nice meal to celebrate our new
Pirate Tar eager to help her.
                       TAR JONES
I'll help you Miss. And Miss I
want to be part of the night crew.
All the pirates want to be in her favor.
                       PETER SMITH
Captain put me down for the night
Cassieo making her way to the stairs to go below, all the
pirates following her. All except Victor. Calico looks at
                       VICTOR QUINN
I'll sail the day sir with you. If
that's alright?
Calico nods his head at him.
Von and Pirate Dash are with crewmen on deck showing Von how
to fire a swivel cannon. Von aims the cannon then lights the
wick the cannon fires BOOM. Von is pleased he's learning
everything about his new ship and new pirates life.

He walks by four pirates working hard but struggling pulling
up the main sail, all four tugging on the line.
Von takes hold of the line, and looks at the pirates.


                       VON KAISER
Let it go. I have it.
The pirates let the line go and are surprised to see Von by
himself hoist the sail up with his super human strength.
Von is tying the line down as Purell approaches him.
                       PURELL KAISER
Von, can we talk in private?
In the Captain's quarters Purell is sipping a glass of wine
sitting at the table with Von. He is drinking a mug of rum.
                       PURELL KAISER
I was thinking after we have
grandfather's fortune we can
purchase a large vila in South
Von shaking his head no.
                       VON KAISER
I don't think so. I'm in no hurry
to get grandfather's treasure.
                       PURELL KAISER
No hurry? That was our plan.
                       VON KAISER
The plans have changed.
Purell is upset and bites her bottom lip.
                       PURELL KAISER
Von what do you mean the plans
have changed?
Von smiles at her.
                       VON KAISER
I like being a pirate.
Purell puts her head down shaking it no. She's upset.
                       PURELL KAISER
Von don't do this to me. These men
are foul, this ship is foul.


                       VON KAISER
Purell, were running from vampire
hunters. I'm not running anymore.
This is perfect. Their in a ship,
were in a ship, a warship. We'll
sink them. No more hunters.
                       PURELL KAISER
And what if they sink us first, or
have the whole Royal Navy after
                       VON KAISER
You saw how quickly I got this
ship. So what is to stop me from
getting ten or twenty more. A
whole fleet of pirate ships.
Purell stands and starts to get salty with Von.
                       PURELL KAISER
You are either going mad or are
drunk from drinking to much.
                       VON KAISER
And blood, this has never been so
easy. If your hungry just grab a
pirate. When your done with him
just throw him over board, no one
                       PURELL KAISER
These pirates are fowl, it's like
sucking the blood out of a rat.
Von stands and gets salty right back at her.
                       VON KAISER
Dear sister any time you want off,
just say the word.
                       PURELL KAISER (angry yelling at him)
You would like to leave me behind.
So all the treasure is yours. Just
like you left Cassieo and Rushka
Von gets really angry at her and shows his fangs.
                       VON KAISER (angry)
We did what we had to do that


                       PURELL KAISER
No Von. You did what you had to
do. I blame you for our sisters
                       VON KAISER (very angry)
Don't you ever say their names
Purell seeing Von is upset is afraid of him and sits back
down and gathers herself.
                       PURELL KAISER
I'm sorry, I just miss our
Von calms down and sits back down.
                       VON KAISER
Purell, I miss them as well. And
who knows maybe they did get off
the ship.
His eyes have a red demon glow.
The "Pegasus" is cutting through the sea as if excited to
have a new crew aboard. On deck near the bow, pirate Victor,
PIRATE MILO and PIRATE RINGER are listening to Cassieo
playing the cello. Pirate Tar is behind the wheel. Cassieo
finishes her song and retires into the captai's quarters.
                       VICTOR QUINN
Tonight's the night I take over
this ship. I'm going through that
Milo and Ringer look at the closed captain's door. Victor
holds up his knife so that the blade reflects the moonlight.
                       VICTOR QUINN
I'm going to make my way through
that door and I'm going to slit
Captain Calico's throat from ear
to ear.
Victor tucks the knife behind his hand.
What about Miss Cassieo?


                       VICTOR QUINN
I'm not worried about no woman.
The next time you see me walk out
of that door, I'll be your new
The three pirates start walking towards the wheel. Pirate
Tar is manning the wheel as Milo and Ringer approach, in
order to be a distraction to what Victor is about to do.
Tar do you think we need more trim
on that sail?
While Pirate Tar looks up at the sails, Victor slips around
behind him making his way next to the captain's door.
                       TAR JONES
No, they look fine to me, but we
could use a better breeze.
We can't sleep, we'll sit up here
with you for awhile.
Milo and Ringer watch as Victor slowly open the door. He
sneaks in and shuts the door behind him. Milo and Ringer
look at each other as the "Pegasus" sails in the night.
The sun is rising. Milo and Ringer are still watching the
closed door. The door slowly opens, Captain Calico emerges
slightly out of the doorway, then turns to grab something
behind him. Milo and Ringer walk over to take a better
look. Calico is dragging out the dead body of Victor. Calico
sees Milo and Ringer and calls them over.
You two, wrap this body for burial
find a plank and get all the hands
on deck.
A somber moment for the burial at sea for Victor. Milo and
Ringer are holding the end of the plank Victor's wrapped
body is on. All the pirates quietly waiting for Calico to
say a few words. Calio approaches the plank.


I shall say only a few words. Last
night, Victor tried to sneak into
my quarters with the idea to slit
my throat and take over my ship.
Calico eyes each of the pirates. He runs the blade of
Victor's knife across Victor's neck in a cutting motion.
Bad idea.
Calico lifts the plank and Victor's body slides off into the
sea. Calico turns and saunders away. The "Pegasus" sails on
with the "Rumrunner" still in tow.
Port Augusto is a trading port that tolerates pirates
soleyly for their goods. Three ships are tied to the docks.
Nearby the "Pegasus" pirates roll barrels of water and rum
down a ramp onto her deck. Others carry sacks of rice and
grains on board.
The pub only has a few patrons at this time of day but
sitting at a table is Calico, Peter Smith, and Pirate Tar
talking and drinking rum. Calico is counting out gold coins
and hands them over to Pirate Peter.
How many new crewmen?
                       PETER SMITH
Forty more good crew.
Here is the last of the gold, make
sure we have all the supplies for
our voyage.
                       PETER SMITH
We have food, water, rum, and
extra powder. We sold off many of
Miss Cassieo's belongings.


The merchant didn't have enough
money to buy all her items. I told
him we'll be back to collect on
anything he sells.
The door opens and Doctor Treesap walks over to Calico, he's
carrying a sword in its sheath. He hands the sword over to
                       DOCTOR TREESAP
The blacksmith had your sword
ready. He's still working on
putting the silver tip on it and
will polish it up for you.
Calico inspects the sword. The silver tip is noticeable and
a pure silver designed inlay runs down the blade.
This is fine craftsmanship. We've
been here four days. Tonight we
sail. Pass the word.
Treesap hands Calico a velvet pouch. Calico peeks inside,
it's filled with silver ball shots. He takes three out,
inspects them and rolls them into his pocket. He hands the
pouch back to Treesap.
Divide these out to the crew. Tell
them not to use these silver shots
unless Casseo or myself say to do
Calico is interrupt by the sound of horses riding up outside
the pub. Loooking out the window, he sees ten Spanish
cavalry in uniform dismounting.
                       PETER SMITH
They tell us the Spanish soldiers
won't bother us. They think we
hate the British.
I hope you're right.
The soldiers enter. A few sit at tables another approaches
the bar maide. LIEUTENANT CARLOS approaches Calico.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
Good afternoon, have you pirates
sunk any Brit's lately?


Lieutenant Carlos smiles at Calico.
We'll be out tonight looking for
The Lieutenant smiles, pats Calico on the arm, then returns
to his men.
You men get back on the ship. I
have to reunite with my dagger at
the blacksmith shop. I'll catch
Calico and his men start to leave the pub. The Spanish
soldiers watch them as they leave. One Soldier makes solid
eye contact with Calico.
Calico is inspecting his new silver tipped dagger. The
BLACKSMITH is nearby.
You do nice work.
I've been doing this work all my
Calico and the blacksmith hear horses ride up to the stable
doors. Calico looks and sees a cloud of dust, its the same
ten Spanish cavalry soldiers. Calico looks at the blacksmith
then back to the soldiers dismounting.
Shoes for their horses.
Thanks again.
Calico starts to walk out, but as soon as he reaches the
doorway the soldiers pull their pistols and aim them at
Calico. A soldier disarms Calico of his new dagger.
Lieutenant Carlos approaches. Calico just smiles at him.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
This is the man?
The soldier nods his head yes.


The blacksmith standing in the stable doorway watches as
Calico hands are tied is behind is back and he sitting
upright on a horse. The cavalry rides off with him.
The sun is setting. Nearby the stables, MAJOR SANTOS the
cavalry fort commander, he is a harsh arrogant man ithat's
talking with CAPTAIN DOMINGO. The men are standing near two
of Major Santos's beautiful saddled Andalusian Spanish
horses. One horse is as jet black as the night the other
stark white.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
She purchased these for me in
Bocado Stud Spain.
                       CAPTAIN DOMINGO
They are the finest horses I have
ever seen Sir.
They are interrupted as Lieutenant Carlos walks over with
Calico, hands tied behind his back still and flanked by four
soldiers with muskets.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
Sir. I have the pirate.
Major Santos puts his hand up to silence Lieutenant Carlos.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Can't you see I'm talking with
Captain Domingo. But I'm glad both
of you are here now. I want you to
know this.
The Major pats the black horse on the neck.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
These two horses mean everything
to me. My daughter had them sent
to me from Boca-do Stud, Spain
before she passed on. This black
one is Maximo.
He pats Maximo on the neck then moves over to the white
                       MAJOR SANTOS
This one is Octavio.


He pats Octavio on the neck.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
At all cot, I want every man at
this fort to protect these horses
with their very lives....Is this
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
Yes sir.
                       CAPTAIN DOMINGO
Yes sir.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
These horses are my very life. Now
what about this pirate?
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
This is a wanted pirate. Wanted by
the British.
Lieutenant Carlos reaches in his pocket and hands the Major
a folded poster. The Major unfolds it and looks at a drawing
with the likeness of Calico Criss. The words printed printed
on it read "WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE", "Pirate Calico", "5000
pieces of eight", THE ROYAL NAVY".
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
This is Captain Calico Criss.
The Major gets angry and yells at Calico.
                       MAJOR SANTOS (angry and loud)
You are no captain! He's a
The Major motions to Captain Domingo.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Lock him up. No, no wait.
The Major approaches the solider holding Calico's sword,
pistols, dagger, and compass. He grabs Calico's sword and
fixes it to a leather strap on his horse Maximo.
He then takes Calico's pistols looks at them and reads the
engraving on Captain's Grist's pistol.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
You stole this.
The Major puts Calico's pistols, dagger and compass in a
saddle bag on Maximo.


                       MAJOR SANTOS
I have a much better idea.
Tomorrow the British envoy will be
here to discuss our truce with
The Major mounts Maximo. Captain Domingo mounts Octavio. The
Major looks down at Calico and The Lieutenant.
                       MAJOR SANTOS (forceful)
Lieutenant take this pirate into
the courtyard. Tie him to the
post. Take these four soldiers
with you. And shoot him.
Calico's eyes open wide.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS (nervous)
Sir, I have never done a firing
The Major laughs.
                       MAJOR SANTOS (sarcastically)
Then. Lieutenant cut off his head
and put it in a sack for me.
That's not necessary.
The Major smiles at Calico.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Oh, but it is! Tomorrow when the
British envoy arrive, I will
present them with your sword and
pistols. Then I will reach into
the sack and present them with
your head.
The Major laughs.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Captain, can you see the looks on
their faces when I pull out pirate
Calico's head?
The Major laughs, the Captain smiles.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
But Sir.
The Major gets stern.


                       MAJOR SANTOS (forceful)
These are your orders. Ready, aim,
fire, dead pirate, cut off his
The Major slowly starts to walk Maximo then stops. He turns
to look back at Lieutenant Carlos.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Lieutenant, Captain Domingo and I
are riding into town now. This
only takes us a few minutes.
Before I arrive at town, I want to
hear gunshots. So I know this
pirate is dead. Do you understand?
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
Yes Sir.
Major Santos smiles at Calico.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
See pirate Calico, with God's help
my plan is to rid the Caribbean of
Calico grins back at him.
If you want to make God laugh,
tell him your plans.
                       MAJOR SANTOS (angry)
Shoot him! Then cut off his head!
Major Santos and Captain Domingo slowly ride away.
Torches light the area. Calico is tied with a thick rope to
the wood firing post. On the wall behind him, there are many
bullet holes from previous executions. Lieutenant Carlos
offers Calico a blind fold, he shakes his head no. The
Lieutenant moves to his position with the firing squad,
takes out his sword and raises his arm with it. Calico has a
worried look on his face but for some reason,he knows it is
not yet his time to die.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
The soldiers ready their muskets.


                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
The soldiers aim their muskets at Calico. Calico is
carefully waiting and watching the liutenant. Something
catches the liutenant's eyes as they open wide. He is
looking above Calico on the top of the wall. Behind Calico
is a dark shadow of a human looking gargoyle vampire with
its wings outstretched. The Lieutenant points his sword at
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS (concerned)
What is that?
The beast shows it fangs and hisses at the soldiers as they
all stare up in awe. It flaps its wings and flies down
landing on the top of the post Calico is tied to, its claw
like talons, dig into the wood post.
                       LIEUTENANT CARLOS
Shoot that beast!
Major Santos and Captain Domingo riding down the road, hear
four muskets shots from the fort in the distance. They stop
their horse and pause. Look at each other, both knowing what
the shots meant, then grin.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Dead pirate.
They ride on.
The gargoyle vampire is tugging at the post, its wings
flapping trying to pull the post free from the ground.
Calico's eyes look up, he's scared but can't do a thing
about it. The terrified soldiers are trying to reload their
muskets. Soldiers are dropping their muskets and running for
Another, so nervous, he tries to get his ram rod down the
barrel in order to proctect himself and shoot, but he is
unsuccefull. Another is on his knees praying that the beast
retreats. The gargoyle vampire is pulling and pulling
flapping its wings upwards. Calico looks up at the winged
creature, then closes his eyes.

At last the post breaks free of the ground. . Lieutenant
Carlos is frozen with fear, his sword pointed still at the


vampire as it takes off with Calico. The creature takes the
post with Calico still attached up and over the wall then
briskly out of sight.
The gargoyle vampire is flying, flapping its wings getting
higher and higher. Calico opens his eyes to see the fort
below him and that he seems to be floating in the air
leaving the area.
The gargoyle like vampire is flying over a jungle area. It
is struggling with Calico's weight to keep above the
treetops. The bottom of the post is brushing and dipping
into the canopy of the jungle. The creature can't hold on
any longer, it releases the post with Calico sliding and
holding tight.

At the beasts release, Calico drops through the air,
crashing through the tree branches and vines. The SNAPPING
branches are half heartly breaking his fall. Half way down
the post gets tangled on a thick jungle vine. Calico is up
in the vines. Looking around, measuring his situation, still
tied to the post, he realizes he is quite tangled in the
vines. Although he is thankful he did not have the crash
landing he was bracing for. He tries jerking his body to
free himself.

With a loud CRACK the vine breaks sending Calico barreling
down towards the ground. He lets out a shriek as this was
what he was awaiting just moments before The post now
upright, sticks in the ground with Calico in a standing
position. He struggles with the post and the ropes but they
won't budge. He's stuck in the dark jungle, in the same
position he was in right before the beast showed, except now
there is no firing squad aimed at him. So although rattled
and still tied, he is grateful to still be alive.
Lieutenant Carlos and his cavalry men are saddling and
mounting their horses to go after Calico.
Fog hangs in the air as the jungle sits in a dark and quiet
state. Tired from struggling to try and free himself, Calico


remains upright and hangs his head in exhaustion. Crickets
start CHIRPING. A frog CROCKS. Then for a moment it's
silent. The HOWLING of a wild dog makes Calico alert. His
eyes scanning the area as much as he can in the darkness.
The BUZZING sound of large insects close to him aggitates
hima s he shakes his head to clear it from his face. This
movement is interuppted by the sounds of the tall grasses
moving and the SNAP of a branch breaking. Calico is
frantically looking about trying to see in the darkness what
he hears that is approaching. Slowly out of the darkness he
can begin to see large white fangs coming out of the tall
grass. The fangs belong to a large wild dog which as it
creaps in the darkness closer, GROWLS and Claico is now able
to see it's fangs despite the darkness around them.
                       CALICO (to himself nervous)
Not good.
With fangs still showing and GROWLS still breaking the
silence of the night, something makes the hound stop in its
tracks. A subtle sound is heard in the distance, the dog
perks its ears, turns and then runs off. in the blackness.
Although he is relieved Claido hears something approaching
from his side.

As Calico slowly turns to see what is now right beside him,
he turns into flared nostrils that PUFF at him. Both Maximo
and Octavio take turns PUFFING the fog in the air close to
Calioc. Calico has a look of disappointment as being the
target of the firing squad reenters his thoughts. The
leather saddle SOUNDS as the rider dismounts. Calico strains
to look at the rider.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico are you alright?
Cassieo approaches Calico, she holds his dagger out and
swiftly cuts the ropes that are holding his hands to the
Am I glad to see you.
Cassieo has freed his hands and is cutting the ropes around
his feet.
How did you find me?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
The blacksmith came to the ship
and told us the Spanish calvery
taking you.


Calico motions to the horses.
Where did you get these horses.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I stole them from town.
That's Major Santos's horse.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Who's Major Santos?
A Major who wants to put my head
on a stake.
Cassieo stands, Calico's free from the post. Cassieo hands
Calico Maximo's reins.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
We have to be quiet. Cavalrymen
are on orders riding up and down
the roads in search of you.
We are not out of the woods yet.
Cassieo smiles at Criss.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
You say the cutest things.
Did you see a big beast flying
around here hissing and flapping
its wings?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
No... let's just get outta here.
Calico is near Maximo's head.
Maximo good to see you to.
They mount up and start riding off into the darkness of the


Major Santos and Captain Domingo are walking down the dark
dusty road back to the fort.
                       MAJOR SANTOS (angry)
When I find the theif who stole my
horses, I'll have them shot.
Just then around the bend in the road, out of the darkness
galloping at full speed, Calico on Maximo, Cassieo on
Octavio. Major Santos can't believe his eyes as they were
headed right at him. Captain Domingo moves out of the way of
the galloping hooves but Major Santos stands firmly in the
middle of the road waving his arms for them to stop, he
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Calico and Cassieo gallop past him on either side, knocking
him to the ground in a cloud of dust. The Major no sooner
gets to his feet when his cavalrymen on horseback round the
bend headed directly for him as well. He raises his arms
and yells at them.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
The cavalrymen pull back on their reins stopping just before
trampling Major Santos to the ground. Major Santos grabs the
reins of a horse and orders the solider off so that he can
mount and continue the chase himself.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
Give me this horse!
The cavalry man dismounts and Major Santo mounts his horse.
Captain Domingo mounts a horse.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
No shooting, my orders. Don't
shoot my horses by mistake! Pull
out your sabers.
Soldiers put their pistols away. Santos and his men pull out
their sabers.
                       CAPTAIN DOMINGO
They can't get too far, it will
take some time for the ship to
make sail.


                       MAJOR SANTOS
That ship has cannon, lets go!
The Major and his men ride after Calico.
Calico and Cassieo are stopped on the road.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I'm sorry, this isn't right, we
must have taken the wrong fork in
the road, we have to go back and
go west.
They turn their horses around and gallop away into the dark.
Major Santos and his cavalry are approaching the fork in the
road when he spots Calico and Cassieo getting back on the
main road.
                       MAJOR SANTOS
There they are!
Major Santos points his sword like it's a cavalry charge,
the persuit of Calico and Cassieo begis again
Calico and Cassieo riding the horses hard, approach a wooded
bridge spanning a deep gully. The horse's hooves make a loud
CLOPPING sound as they hit the wood planks. As soon as they
are across the bridge, Cassieo pulls back hard on the reins
stopping Octavio instantly.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (screams)
Calico pulls back Maximo's reins as well then turns him, he
looks back to see the Major and his cavalry fast approaching
the bridge. Then BOOM a large explosion, the bridge flies
apart into a million pieces. The impact knocks Major Santos
and Captain Domingo off their horses. Then another explosion
BOOM! The lit gun power lights the night sky, pieces of
bridge fly everywhere, a large plume of smoke rises from
where the bridge once was.


Calico strains his eyes trying to cut through the smoke to
see what remains after the blast. He slowly sees a greyish
shadow emerging. Carrying a lit torch Pirate Tar becomes
clearer and clearer. The torch drops out of Tar's had as he
falls to the ground. Cassieo is quick to be by his side and
lift him to the horse. Stunned but exhausted, With
assistance, Pirate Tar mounts the back of Octavio behind
Cassieo. Holding on as much as he could, they ride up next
to Calico. Pirate Tar's face is covered in black power soot,
he his leaning on Cassieo's back arms wrapped around her
                       TAR JONES
Aye, Captain how did you like that
for a rescue?
Tar, how would you like to be my
new first mate.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Hey I thought I was your
Calico responds to her with a wink and a smile. Cassieo
smiles in return as she kicks Octavio. Heading towards the
ship the horses ride off a little more relaxed now that they
are not being persued. The cavalry men across the gully now
able to see from the lifted smoke, try shooting, but Major
Santos is pushing their guns down yelling and hitting them
with his hat.
The "Empress" has just captured a merchant ship. The two
ships are tethered together as more pirates from the
"Empress" board the ship. Crewmen on the merchant ship have
their hands up surrendering to the pirates as they aim their
pistols and swords.
On deck near the mast, Von Kaiser is giddy at all that has
transpired, he's sporting a new fancy captain's hat and is
approaching two of his crewmen who are holding a prisoner
British CAPTAIN EGGEND. He stands in full dress uniform with
hands tied and escorted by the crewmen. Von is admiring
Eggend's new leather boots.


                       VON KAISER
I must have a pair of those boots
for myself.
Von eyes Eggend, then brushes some dust from Captain
Eggend's shoulder.
                       VON KAISER
Captain Eggend my men tell me you
have hung over a hundred pirates.
Is that true Sir?
Captain Eggend not answering, looks straight ahead.
PIRATE GINNESS interrupts, carrying over a small treasure
chest. He places the treasure chest in front of Von and
opens its. It is filled with silver coins.
Sir. Your treasure.
Von examines it quickly, then around at his crewmen.
                       VON KAISER (pompous)
This is not my treasure.
Pirate Ginness and the crewmen all looking a little confused
at what Von just said. Von takes a rope that has a hangman's
noose on one end and throws it up over the mast pole, the
noose falls near Captain Eggend's head. Pirate Ginness is
kneeling near the treasure chest.
Sir. This is your loot. This is
what we found.
                       VON KAISER
No it's not. That is not mine!
Von takes the noose and fashioned it around Captain Eggend's
neck. More of Von's crew gather now to see what is happening
on deck. Von tightens and adjusts the noose, as if
straightening the captains tie.
                       CAPTAIN EGGEND
My good man. You can't hang me.
                       VON KAISER
And why is that Sir. Why can't I
hang you?


                       CAPTAIN EGGEND
Because if you do every man in her
majesties navy will be on the hunt
for you. They will hunt you down,
capture you and kill you.
                       VON KAISER
I'll be worried about that.
Von grasps the rope bare handed, hand over hand, quickly
pulling down on the rope, hanging Captain Eggend in an
instant. Von takes the end of the rope and ties it off on
the side rail. Eggend's legs are twitching for a brief
moment, then fall still, he's dead. Von moves back over near
Eggend who's boots are now level with Von's shoulders. Von
looks down at Pirate Ginness.
                       VON KAISER
That treasure you asked about.
That treasure is my crews. Divide
it equally amongst my men.
The crew lets out cheers in Von's name. Von takes hold of
one of Eggend's boots yanks it off his foot, drops it and
then yanks off the other. With excitement and victory, Von
holds up the boots.
                       VON KAISER
This is my treasure!
The crew continue to cheer for him as he leaves the deck.
A few torches light the deck as Cassieo is set up ready to
play her cello, pirate Tar approaches her.
                       TAR JONES
Miss Cassieo, I was just
wondering, would you enjoy hearing
a scary pirate story?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Oh yes, please do. I love spooky
                       TAR JONES
Alright miss, but do you promise
not to be mad at me if it scares


                       CASSIEO KAISER
I hope it does
The crew gathers to listen to Tar's story.
                       TAR JONES (spooky)
I ran into a old ship mate of
mine, pirate Thomas Brown. He was
an aweful, terrible looking man.
Only one good leg held him
upright. The other a wooden peg
that creaked as he walked. He
wore a patch on his face to cover
the hole that used to hold his
eye. Hands, he only had one. The
other was fashioned hook of metal.
Pirate Tar takes his right index finger and bends it trying
to recreate a hook like hand in order to show and scare
                       TAR JONES
When we meet, I was cordial and
began to talk to him. He told me
of how a Britich cannonball shot
his leg clean off. He had a good
enough crew to help him walk again
with the peg.
Tar opens his eyes wide, giving Cassieo a spooky look.
                       TAR JONES
As the conversation continues I
ask about his eye. I asked if a
pistol ball shot his eye out. As
he tell me the story I listen
closely. He says it was a day out
at sea, he was looking up at the
sea gulls passing by. As he
looked up and the birds passed,
one of them crapped into his eye.
I wondered if it was from the
infection that he lost his eye. As
the story continued, he told me no
that it was not an infection but
it was the first day with his new
Tar hooks his right index finger again and places it close
to his eye and shows it to everyone, trying to be spooky.


                       TAR JONES
I say to him. I see, and did a
British pistol ball shoot out your
eye? He says to me no. No I was
looking up at sea gull and it
crapped in my eye. I say to him.
It crapped in your eye? I said sea
gull crap can't knock your eye
out. He says, First day with my
new hook!
Tar lets out a loud bellowing laugh as he rubs his eye with
his hooked finger. All the pirates join in and laugh.
Cassieo laughing and rubbing her eye with her finger hooked
as well.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
That was a good story Tar. A
little scary for me, but still a
good story.
The "Pegasus" sails as if a little lighter with the laughter
into the darkness with Cassieo playing the cello, Bach's
Suite # 1 in G major.
The "Pegasus" is anchored in the cove. Calico has a lit
torch and is sitting in the rowboat facing Cassieo, Tar and
Peter are rowing. Three other row boats are following them
as they approach a long enterance to a cave. They
rythmically row into its mouth.
As the cave mouth opens, huge stalactites hang from the cave
ceiling, a spooky feeling is in the air and the sound of
dripping water echos around them. Getting bigger as they
approach, built into the stone, is a gothic style castle. In
front of the two large doors with torches on either side,
there is a dock welcoming them.
Stepping out of the boats, all are admiring the castle and
all its beauty.
Pirate SAMUEL wwith his torch lights the torches on either
side of the doors. PIRATE HENDERSON approaches and tries to
take the torch from its holder. It is not coming lose. He
tries again to dislodge it from its holder. He finally
gives it a yank down. As he does this everyone hears the
sound of chains CLANKING and metal gears turning coming from


inside the wall. Calico looks up and sees a huge stone block
on the far wall of the cave. It begins swinging like a
pendulum attached to the cave ceiling by a chain heading
quickly towards Pirate Henderson.
Look out!
Pirate Henderson unable to get out of the way, is taken by
force by the huge boulder as it then crashing Pirate
Henderson with all its weight into the castle wall with a
loud CRASH. The force shakes the cave and the castle Pirate
Henderson is gone, smashed behind the stone. Everyone
freezes for a moment as large stalactites fall from the cave
ceiling into the water below, one crashes through a row
boat. Then everything is still.
Booby traps be careful.
Calico approaches the door, there is a large Gothic door
knocker attached to it, he knocks on the door, it makes a
loud HOLLOW ECHOING sound.
Ahoy! Anyone home?
Silence. Calico takes hold of the door handle. The door
won't open.

Calico and crew are standing up near the wall as Pirate Tar
lights a power trail. The power SIZZLES as it makes its way
to a power keg in front of the door. BOOM! A loud explosion
as the castle door flies apart. As the smoke clears,
everyone peers into the Gothic furnished large great room.
Calico, Cassieo, Peter, and Tar are slowly walking near the
wall. The floor is marble squares. The room is decorated in
old style Gothic furnishings. Paintings line the walls, and
beautiful vases are higher up on stone shelves build into
the wall, its creepy.

PIRATE FINTCH has a lit torch and is walking down the center
of the room, when he takes a step. The sharp sound of a
marble floor square SNAPS, then the sound of chains CLANKING
and metal gears spinning.
Everyone freezes looking around, then WHOOSH a six foot by
six-foot section of the floor that Fintch is standing on
drops. In a second Fintch and that section of floor are


gone. Fintch screams as he's falling into the abyss.
Everyone frozen for a moment starring at the black hole in
the center of the room.

Calico slowly approaches the hole, everyone follows.
They looks down the hole, nothing but darkness, no Fintch,
no torch, nothing. Calico takes Pirate Tar's torch and drops
it into the hole. They watch as it just disappears into the
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Von didn't warn me of this.
                       TAR JONES (worried)
What is this place?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
My grandfather's castel.
                       TAR JONES
Should have told grandpa we were
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Were robbing the place.
Ahead of them on the far wall there are two stairwells. On
the right going down and on the left side a stairwell going
up. They approach the stairwell going down. They look, a
steep set of stairs going down into the dark.

PIRATE DAVID throws his torch down the stairwell it hits the
bottom floor and lights the area. There is a stone shelf
with a beautiful treasure chest sitting on it.
                       TAR JONES (excited)
A treasure chest!
                       PHILLIP BLACKSON
We'll get this one.
Pirates Phillip, David and PIRATE NANKER carefully make
their way down the steps to the bottom. Pirate David opens
the treasure chest lid. It's filled with gold and silver
coins, jewels and jewelry. Pirates Phillip and Nanker each
grab a handle on the sides of the treasure chest and lift it
up about a inch, then a loud SNAP, quickly followed by the
sound of chains CLANKING and metal gears spinning.

They set the chest back down, its to late the sound of a
heavy iron gate CREAKING halfway down the stairwell. It
comes out of the wall moving to the other side wall crossing
the stairwell. It has trapping the pirates below. The


pirates have fear in their eyes. The pirates hurry up to the
gate tugging on it.
                       PHILLIP BLACKSON (fearful)
Get us out of here!
Calico and his men go down to help. A stone on the sidewall
below the gate starts leaking water. Everyone looks at it.
Then more water gushing out of it, before the pirates can
react, the stone is pushed out of the wall by gallons and
gallons of water shooting out.

The pirates frankly tug on the Iron Gate. Water is rising
faster and faster. Calico and his men helpless watching as
now only the pirates faces and hands are up to the gate and
the water is quickly covering them, till they can't see them
The water up to Calico's knees as he Peter and Tar give up
and start walking back up the stairs as the water stops
filling the stairwell. Cassieo gives Calico a hug when he
reaches the main room.

Calico is watching across the room as PIRATE JAKE slowly
approaches a silver candelabrum on a stone shelf. He lifts
the candelabra, then SNAP, followed by the sound of CLANKING
chains behind the wall. Calico looks up at a large marble
vase on a shelf above Pirate Jake. It starts to tilt and
pours a light oil over Jake. Jake is drenched in oil. He
shrugs it off.
It smells sweet.
The sound of metal gears behind the wall near Jake. Attached
to the wall there are three foot tall stone wheels that
quickly start to spin. It only takes seconds when sparks
start to fly off the wheels lighting the oil. Pirate Jake
catches on fire. He's ablaze, screaming, running wildly
around the room. He runs into the hole in the center of the
room. His screams echo in the dark hole as he falls into the
abyss. Then silence.
Calico, Tar, Peter and Cassieo now standing at the bottom of
the stairwell that goes up. Calico takes a torch and throws
it up the stairwell, it lights the area and they can see it
turns to the right at the top.

Calico starts to walk up the stairs when everyone hears the
sound of many FLAPPING wings. Flying down the stairwell


hundreds of bats, everyone ducks. The bats SQUEAKING as they
fly over and pass them into the great room then out the open
front door. Everyone except Cassieo is spooked.
                       TAR JONES (addressing Peter)
Her grandpa keeps bats as pets.
They pull themselves together, and walk up the steps. At the
right turn there is a locked door. Calico pulls on the
handle to no avail.

A power keg is setting in front of the locked door. A power
trial goes down the stairs where Calico and crew are against
the sidewall. Calico has a lit torch and looks at Tar who is
next to him.
I'll show you how this is done.
Calico lights the power trail, the power SIZZLES as it makes
its way up the steps. Then at the top step it looks like it
goes out. Everyone is looking at each other. Calico peeks
around the corner, looks up the stairwell then steps out
into it.
Must have when out.
Calico takes one-step them BOOM! A loud explosion as the
power keg blows up, the power flash coming down the
stairwell. The impact knocks Calico off his feet sending him
backwards into the thick smoke, we lose site of him. Lots of
The smoke is clearing as music is heard, the orchestra is
playing Ludwing Van Beethoven's symphony no. 3 in E flat.
A well-dressed audience packs the house listening to the
music. The orchestra looks great. Cassieo is playing her
cello. Purell, Von, and Rushka are playing violins. Governor
Bonny is playing the clarinet. Anne, Zak are playing flutes.
Pirates Peter and Tar, now dressed like fine gentlemen are
playing horns.
The back of the conductor is waving his conductor's baton to
the music. The audience starts to applaud, then start
chanting Calico, Calico, Calico. As the conductor turns we
see its none other that Calico Criss. He smiles.


"We know its not 1805 that was a dream Calico is out cold."

Calico's face covered in power soot. His clothes still
Muffled voices calling Calico, Calico, Calico wake up.

Calico's eyes open. He is in a daze.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico, dear are you alright?
Calico looks up at Cassieo, Tar, and Peter knelling over
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico are you hurt?
Calico looking dazed and confused.
I just had the strangest dream.
He looks at Cassieo. Pointing at her.
And you were in it.
Cassieo smiles at him. Calico looks at Peter and Tar.
Pointing at them.
And you were in it. And so were
Tar starts to laugh at him.
                       TAR JONES
Captain that power blast almost
took you head off.
                       PETER SMITH
It scrambled your brains Sir.
                       TAR JONES
Next time, let a man take care of
the power kegs. Sir.
They help Calico to his feet. His clothes still smoking.


                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico, dear, you'll think your
dreaming when we show you this
Calico, Tar, Peter and Cassieo walk into the Gothic library
their eyes open wide as they see the rooms filled with all
kinds of treasures. There are treasure chests about the
room, gold and silver coins stacked on the desk, it looks
like pirate's heaven in there.

Other crew pirates are carrying out the loot. PIRATE BOXMAN
is holding a small treasure box that has a lock on it. In
his other hand he has a small pry bar and is trying to break
open the lock.

PIRATE TRIVER slowing walking near the sidewall where there
is a beautiful Gothic chair up against the wall. Calico is
watching Triver as he sits in the chair. As soon as Triver
sits down, it triggers a six foot by six foot section of the
wall and floor Triver is on to spin him around behind a trap
wall. Calico sees him spin around behind the false wall.
Tar! Peter! Did you see Triver
disappear behind that wall?
Calico, Tar, and Peter are examining the wall seams that
Triver disappeared behind. Tar has a silver candle stick and
pounds on the false wall.
                       TAR JONES
Triver! Can you hear us?
Tar puts his ear up to the wall but hears nothing.
That wall is a foot thick, solid
Calico runs his hand down the seam in the wall.
We can't leave him in their.
                       TAR JONES
Captain I can put four power kegs
next to the wall and we'll blow it


Calico shakes his head no.
And how many pieces will Triver be
                       TAR JONES
And I suppose you have a better
As a matter of fact I do.
Peter is up on a latter, up at the wall finishing chiseling
a groove on an angle across the upper right corner of the
wall panel Triver's stuck behind.

Calico is on the other far side of the room aiming a cannon
at the area Peter is working on. Heavy ropes anchor the
cannon in place. Pirate Boxman hands Calico a half sack
power pouch. Calico loads the sack into the cannon's barrel.
He takes a ramrod and sets the power sack.
                       CALICO (addressing pirate Tar)
Tar are you paying close attention
to this? Half sack of power,
eightpound ball.
Tar rolls his eyes. Pirate Boxman hands Calico the cannon
ball. Calico lowers it into the cannon.
                       TAR JONES
If this works I'll never question
you again....sir.
Calico grins at him.
I've fired a few cannon in my day.
Calico takes one last look at his aim sight of the cannon at
the corner of the wall.
Time for everyone to clear the
Everyone has left the room except for Calico. He has a lit
cannon fuse on a stick, looks at the wall then lights the
cannon fuse. BOOM! The cannon fires.


Pirates are pulling out Pirate Triver from behind the wall
through the hold Calico made with his cannon shot. Triver
brushes himself off as he approaches pirate Tar.
Tar, I knew you would blast me out
of their, thanks.
                       TAR JONES
Don't thank me, thank our cannon
expert, Captain Calico.
Calico grins and tips his hat to Triver.
Triver you are forever in debt to
me. It took ten men three hours to
get that cannon up here.
Cassieo is on the far end of the room looking at large
object covered with a black cloth. She pulls down the cloth
to reveal a beautiful wooded Egyptian casket standing
upright against the wall covered in hieroglyphics. Next to
the casket on each side are large four foot tall Egyptian
vases covered in hieroglyphics. She eyes up the casket then
calls to the men.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Come look at this!
Calico, Tar, Peter, PIRATE WILLIAM, and about ten other
pirates are looking over the Egyptian casket.
                       PETER SMITH
That's a casket.
                       TAR JONES
You mean to say their's a dead
body in that?
                       PETER SMITH
                       TAR JONES
Well, were not grave robbers, I
say we leave it be.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
No, I say what is in it is mine. I
get no share of the loot like the
rest of you do.


That's not true Cassieo you get a
full share just like all of us.
You earned it.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Theirs probably a Egyptian mummy
in it and they bury their dead
with amulets and Egyptian jewels.
                       PETER SMITH (nervous)
I say we leave the dead alone.
                       TAR JONES
What's a mummy?
                       PETER SMITH
In the old days they would wrap
you in cloth bandages and bury you
alive in one of these.
Pirate Tar's eyes open wide.
Tar don't let him scare you. In
Egypt thousands of years ago this
was how they preserved dead
bodies. It's called mummification.
It was their way of becoming
                       PETER SMITH
Just like she said, immortal.
Whoever is in that box is going to
jump out when we open it.
Pirate Tar's eyes open wide.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Peter he has been dead for
thousands of years. And besides
that they removes their organs.
                       TAR JONES
Miss. Cassieo what of them strange
marking on it.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Those are called hieroglyphics.
Egyptian's writings.
Peter points out to Tar the eye of Horus on the casket.


                       PETER SMITH (spooky)
Tar see that eye looking right at
you. That's the evil eye. It sees
you....the evil eye.
Pirate Tar looks frighted looking at the eye of Horus.
                       WILLIAM FANCY
I say we don't open it, we have
enough loot, lets just go.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Captain Calico now what do you
think of your brave strong crew of
Calico looks around at his crew.
I agree with the men we really
don't need a mummy on board ship.
I say we leave well enough alone.
Cassieo reaches for Peter's chisel.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Give me that.
She takes the chisel.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
I'll open it myself.
With the chisel Cassieo knocks off the last latch on the
Egyptian casket. She stands near it ready to open it.
Calico and the pirates are all watching her. Peter takes out
his pistol, aims it at the casket and cock's it.
                       PETER SMITH
Just in case. It jumps out.
All the other pirates including Calico take out their
pistols. They cock them and aim them at the casket.
Cassieo slowly opens the casket reveling a large wrapped
dusty old mummy standing upright, arms at his side.
The mummy has around his neck a large gold chain with a
beautiful sold gold ankh hanging from it. Cassieo looks back
at the men and smiles.


                       CASSIEO KAISER (joyfully)
This is mine.
She reaches into the casket and gently removes the gold
chain and ankh off the mummy. She brushes the dust off it.
She turns to the men then puts it around her neck holding
the sold gold ankh. The men are awe struck at the gold ankh.
The pirates lower their pistols. Cassieo holds it up to her
face with the mummy behind her. She smiles.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Solid gold men, solid gold.
The mummy's eyes open. Then his arms start to rise. The
pirates rise their pistol's aiming at it. Cassieo is
startled. She then turns to see the mummy take a step out of
the casket, arms out reaching for her. She gives a short
scream then ducks moving towards the men, she's scarred of
it. Pirates start shooting it. The mummy takes ten pistol
balls hits. They just rip through him.

The impacts sends dust flying off him. With holes in him, he
groans but keeps moving. Cassieo stumbles and falls to the
floor. She is trying to crawl away from it. Calico takes
careful aim and fires his pistol hitting the mummy in the
head, the shot goes right through the mummy's head with a
puff of dust. Having little affect on it.

It groans, then pauses to look at Calico, then turns
continuing after Cassieo. Pirate Tar runs his sword into the
mummies belly area, the mummy hits Tar with his arm,
knocking Tar down. The sword still stuck in the mummies gut.

Pirate Peter screams, dagger in hand, rushes the mummy.
Peter stabs his dagger into the mummies chest. The mummy
grabs Peter, lifts him off his feet and tosses him like a
rag doll. Cassieo on the floor looks up to see the mummy
standing over her groaning ready to pounce on her, his arms
out stretched. She holds up the gold ankh to it.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (screams)
You can have this back!
Calico raises his sword and with a quick slash the sword
blade cuts off the mummies arm. The mummy groans in pain
then looks at him.
That had to hurt.
The mummy starts towards Calico, groaning with his other arm
reaching for him. Calico swings his sword cutting off the
mummies head. The mummies head falls in Cassieo's lap. The


headless mummies body falls to the flood with a thud and a
puff of dust.

Cassieo sees the head in her lap, screams, grabs it, and
then throws the mummy head up into the air. Peter catches
the head, puzzled, looks at it. The mummy's eyes are
blinking at him.
                       PETER SMITH (scared)
I don't want this.
Peter tosses the head to Tar who catches it, he looks at it
with a shocked expression, then flips it to Calico. He
catches the head, looks at it. The mummies eyes blink at
him. Calico like a NBA star, takes the head like a
basketball and shoots in into the Egyptian vase next to the
casket. A perfect "no net" basket. Calico extends his arm to
help Cassieo up.
                       CASSIEO KAISER (lovingly)
Calico you saved my life.
All in a days work love. Now lets
get out of here.
The deck is full of treasures and happy pirates checking out
their loot. Pirate Boxman is stacking gold bars. Pirate Milo
is pouring molten silver into a pistol ball mold, from a
brick kiln they have setup on deck to melt silverware.
Pirate Ringer is sitting near a large wooden crate of
pistols. He is loading a pistol. He then looks at the silver
ball shot he is about to drop in to the barrel.
Never thought I would see the day
when I would be loading pure
silver shot.
Ringer sets the ball shot with a ram rod he then sets the
pistol in another wooden crate with loaded pistols and
muskets. Calico and Cassieo stand near the wheel as Cassieo
rings a bell to get everyone's attention.
Listen up men!
The crew gathers to listen.


Were heading to Port Faircloth, on
the way we'll split the loot in
equal shares.
The crewmen cheer!
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Men my advice is when we get their
take half your loot and hide it on
the island.
Good advice we'll each have enough
gold to last us all five
The crew cheers!
Let's make way!
The crewmen disperse to make ready the ship. Crewmen start
up the riggings. The anchor is coming up as the "Pegasus"
makes way. The "Rumrunner" in tow.
The "Empress" is cutting through the Caribbean Sea. On deck
PIRATE DASH lowers his spyglass. He approaches the captain's
door and knocks on it. The door opens and Von steps out.
                       VON KAISER
What is it Dash?
                       DASH FULTON
Sir off the bow. Port side a ship
Dash hands Von his spyglass and points to the direction of
the ship. Through the spyglass Von sees the ship approaching
heading East.
On deck Calico and Tar are looking Through their spyglasses
at the "Empress" heading West.
Do you know that ship?


                       TAR JONES
Aye Sir. That's the "Empress" she
be pirate. Captained by Captain
Pirate you say?
                       TAR JONES
Yes Sir. Pirates.
Hoist our colors. Open the cannon
flaps and Tar cover our nameplate.
Von and his crewmen are watching the "Pegasus" get closer.
Von looks through his spyglass and sees the Jolly Roger flag
going up, then the cannon flaps opening as cannon start
popping out of them.
                       VON KAISER (angry)
Raise our skull and crossbones!
Ready the men and cannons!
Pirates start to hurry to their battle stations.
                       VON KAISER
I don't want a fight tonight, not
                       DASH FULTON
Sir we have them out gunned two to
                       VON KAISER
Not tonight, they could get in a
lucky shot or two. We have to go
visit my grandfather.
Dash looking Through his spyglass sees Calico looking back
at them.
                       DASH FULTON
Sir. I know that Captain. That's
Captain Calico Criss.
Von looks at Calico through his spyglass then lowers it.


                       VON KAISER
Your lucky night Captain Calico
Criss your lucky night.
The ships pass each other, the crews on each ship watching
each other. Von looks through his spyglass to read the name
plate. He sees it's covered with a black cloth flapping in
the breeze.
                       VON KAISER
They covered her name. I don't
like the looks of that.
                       DASH FULTON
At no time pirate Calico Captained
a major ship.
                       VON KAISER
Do you think they would have
treasure on her?
                       DASH FULTON
The way she sits in the water. I
would bet my live on it.
Von yells to crewmen on deck.
                       VON KAISER
Pull up the cage!
Pirates open grating on the center deck. As others are
pulling up ropes that bring up a large iron cage. It is
filled with thirty, one-foot tall, three-foot wingspan,
black, and ugly little evil bats from hell. Von approaches
the cage as the little demon bats are SQUEAKING, flapping
their wings, showing their fanged teeth and devil red eyes.
Von makes squeaking sounds as if to be talking to the bats
this sends them into frenzy.

Von points in the direction of the "Pegasus" and opens the
cage door. The little demon bats take off flying into the
night sky. Von laughs.
                       VON KAISER
This will slow them down.
Calico and crew are breathing a sigh of relief. When they
hear the SQUEAKING of Von's hell bat's approaching.
They look up and see the bats flying above them and around


the ship. A few of the bats kamikaze into the high sails and
with their sharp claw talons they start ripping the sails.
                       TAR JONES (very concerned)
What are those things?
                       CALICO (forceful)
I don't know, shoot them!
Calico takes out his pistol. He takes aim at one in the
sails and shoots. The bat is hit and falling, SQUEAKING,
flapping its wings on the way down, it falls on the deck
near him. He looks at its ugly little face.
                       CALICO (concerned)
Not good.
More bats start to dive bomb in. They attack many crewmen.
The crewmen are desperately fighting them off. Shooting at
them, hitting them. The pirates are frightened as the bats
claw and bite them. More bats dive-bomb down. Cassieo steps
out of the captain's cabin, she looks around and sees the
bats attacking the crew. Just then a bat dive bombs her and
grabs the top of her hair.

Cassieo reaches up and grabs the bat. The bat's angry
showing his fangs and SQUEAKING at her. She takes hold of
his head and snaps its neck it lets out one last loud
SQUEAK. She takes it by the neck and slams it onto the deck.
Doctor Treesap is watching the bats with great excitement
and then he runs below deck. Cassieo tries to get everyone's
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Calico! Tar! Just kill them! Use
your hands snap their necks!
Peter is near Calico when a bat attacks him. It bites
Peter's finger and is latched onto it.
                       PETER SMITH (screams in pain)
Peter holds his arm out with the bat attached to his finger
showing Calico. Calico takes out his sword and with one
quick stroke cuts the bat in half. Pirate Tar grabs the bats
head and opens its jaws, freeing Peter's finger. More bats
are dive bombing as the crew fights them off.


Below deck Treesap is digging through gear looking for
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (talking to himself)
A new species of bat. I have to
catch one alive, I'll be famous.
Then he spots it, a fishing net on the end of a pole.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP
This will do.
On deck most of the little devil bats are dead. Pirate Tar
picks one up and throws it over board.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Don't throw them over board! Stack
them over here.
She has a pile of dead bats near her. There are still three
bats flying and dive-bombing around the ship. Calico takes
careful aim at one, he fires a perfect hit. The bat SQUEAKS
as it tumbles from the sky onto the deck. Peter walks up to
it, picks it up and shows it to Cassieo.
                       PETER SMITH (confused)
You want this?
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Yes, put it here on the pile. I'm
going to make us bat soup tonight.
Peter and Calico look at each other. Calico turns his head
mouthing to himself, "bat soup"? A bat lands on Peter's back
digging in his claws. Tar takes his leather pirate choker
puts it around the bat's neck, pulls it snapping the bat's
neck it falls dead.

Doctor Treesap is up on deck chasing after a bat with his
fishing net pole, scrambling from one side of the deck to
the other. Pirate Catskin hands Calico a loaded pistol.
Treesap looking up in the riggings sees a bat flying around.

Calico, Catskin, Peter and Tar are all close together, their
pistols aimed up at the bat flying around. Treesap looking
up walking across the deck near the fore sail. The bat dive
bombs down, Criss and men take aim, their eyes following it


down. They are ready to shoot when the fore sail blocks
their view of the bat, all four pistols fire.
Their watching as the smoke clears, the sail swings back.
They see Doctor Treesap, who has been shot four times in the
chest. Treesap looks at his chest. He drops to his knees
then falls face first onto the deck.
Inside the captains quarters Doctor Treesap is laded out on
the table, being tended to by Calico, Cassieo, Tar, and
Peter. Calico looks down at the dieing Doctor, he's weak and
his face covered in sweat.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (nervous)
I can do this.
Calico reaches into Doctor Treesap's doctors bag and pulls
out a large knife.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (shaking voice)
Not that one, the small one.
Calico takes out the smaller knife.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (nervous)
Cut my shirt open.
Calico looking down at him, cuts the shirt open, when he
sees the wounds his face tightens.
You sure you want to do this?
                       DOCTOR TREESAP
I've heard about a famous sea
fairing physician, who did this.
He operated on himself and lived.
                       CASSIEO KAISER
Doctor, I'll do it.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP
With all do respect Miss. Cassieo
I must ask you to leave.
Cassieo starts to leave the room.
                       DOCTOR TREESAP (shaking voice)
Who ever heard of a female