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Dragon's Treaty
by Sandra Smith (hamill99@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review:
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A dragon Teranth, desires to be able to speak with the humans on his world. When he meets Dalandra he knows his opportunity had finally arrived.


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DRAGON'S TREATY

FADE IN:

EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
A shuttle like ship soars through space. The hull is dusty
and dingy. Under the dirt and dust the name on the side
reads FOREVER QUEST and the image of a dragon is seen.

In the distance an Earth type planet with five moons of
various sizes.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST DALANDRA'S QUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
DALANDRA, a merchant in her early 20's sits in a reclining
chair, crocheting. She wears black jeans and a black knit
tank top. On the back of the chair a jean jacket. On the
back of the jacket a detailed embroidered dragon. An open
soda can sets on the table next to the chair.
Country-Western music can be heard.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Singing
                                                            
Hanging on the walls around her are various needlepoint,
embroider, cross stitch, and stitchery pictures of various
animals, scenes, and landscapers.

Beneath her feet and on the floor around her are handmade
braided rugs.

In containers against the wall are various knitted and
crocheted sweaters for men and women, dresses, blouses and
mens shirts. There are also afghans and baby items. All
are made from various different types of yarns.

Next to them are containers filled with hand made jewelry.
There are also paintings, macrame, quilts, and clothing.

An alarm sounds.
                                                            
Immediately, Dalandra puts her work down, grabs her jean
jacket and runs to the cockpit.
                                                            
COCKPIT
                                                            
The alarm stops when Dalandra rushes in.
                                                            

2.

On the viewer she peers at a large ship. The ship is round
in the front, but the metal behind the ship crosses forming
cross bones.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Pirates
                                                            
Dalandra flops down hard in the navigation seat, and her
fingers appear to fly over the controls.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
The Forever Quest moves to hide behind the moon furthest
from the planet.
                                                            
 
INT. PIRATE SHIP BRIDGE - DAY
                                                            
COSMICKAZE, in his late 30's is dressed in a black uniform
with the insignia of a skull and cross bones. Under the
insignia is the capital letter C. The insignia acts as an
universal translator.

He snaps to his feet and points at the flash of light on the
view screen grinning with delight.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Prey?
                                                            
ZYRON, his long pointed grayish elf like ears twitch as his
long sharp grayish nails seem to pass over the various
buttons effortlessly.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Nothing on sensors, Captain.
                                                            
LARRETA, turns her short stout neck and round holes for ears
can be seen, as she focuses her red beady eyes on her
console, her long twiggy fingers pass over the panel
smoothly.
                                                            
                       LARRETA
Proceeding to last position of
flash
                                                            
SARKILLA, a woman with visible scars on her face and other
bare parts of her body pushes buttons at her terminal.
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
Incoming report from our spy on
the planet.
                                                            

3.

                       COSMICKAZE
Store it! Anything on sensors
yet!
                                                            
                       LARRETA
In position now.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Nothing! No trails, no lights,
nothing! Just nothing!
                                                            
Cosmickaze slumps back down in his chair.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Keep scanning.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra sits in darkness, her breathing the only sound.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
The ship has halted at our last
location.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (to self)
Okay, First rule when spotting
Pirates is to Flea. No parts to
repair wrap engines. Second rule
hide.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
The cloak is draining a massive
amount of power.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (to self)
Hiding might not work. Thrid rule
can try bartering, but Pirates
usually wins. When all fails....
                                                            
                       COMPUTER AND DALANDRA
      (together)
Surprise attack!
                                                            
 
INT. PIRATE SHIP - DAY
                                                            
Cosmickaze stares at the screen and slowly taps his fingers
on the arm of his chair
                                                            

4.

                       COSMICKAZE
Anything?
                                                            
Swinning her chair around.
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
Not........
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Not so quick!
                                                            
They watch as Larreta switches to the rear view, and the
ship coming in fast behind them. Cosmickaze grins.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - DAY
                                                            
The Forever Quest increase speed and moves closer to the
Pirate ship as it also maneuvers attempting to get out of
the line of fire. Laser fire from the Forever Quest hits in
the center of the cross bones, just as the Pirate ship moves
upward in an attempt to get behind the Forever Quest, firing
rear torpedoes. The Forever Quest pulls up and away from
the torpedoes and moves in the direction of the planet.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra watches as her lazers hit the Pirate ship and it
comes to a halt.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Damn Right! You just don't mess
with the best.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
They are attempting to hail us.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Ignore them.
                                                            
 
INT. PIRATE SHIP - DAY
                                                            
Cosmickaze watches the play back in slow motion, he stops
the recording as the Forever Quest comes into full view with
the name on the side. He pounds his fist on the console.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Damn!
                                                            
Scarkilla, Zyron and Lorreta all glance over at him, but
quickly return to their consoles.
                                                            

5.

                       SARKILLA
They are ignoring our hails
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Scarkilla, see to the repairs, and
send the report from our spy to my
private chambers.
                                                            
Cosmickaze walks toward the door. Zyron leaps out of his
seat.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Captain?
                                                            
Cosmickaze stops and turns.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Why do they not finish us off?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Because, if my suspicions are
right, they are a she. And she is
the best Merchant in the universe.
                                                            
 
EXT. PLANET SKY - DAY
                                                            
TERANTH, the old dull reddish brown dragon soars over his
valley searching for wild herds.

GIANTH, the pale green young dragon flies with him
preforming acrobatics.
                                                            
GROUND BELOW DRAGONS
                                                            
Several humans, the VALLEYERS tend to herds of sheep, goats,
horses and cattle and oxen.

The dogs raise their heads toward the sky and began to bark.

The Valleyers glance up as the dragons' shadows cover them.

The Valleyers ignore the dragons.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            
The dragons fly on and Teranth screeches.

They cross a large lake.
                                                            
                       GIANTH
Mentor, in Rylanth's land the
humans will attack us.
                                                            

6.

                       TERANTH
My belly will be filled.
                                                            
They continue to fly for two miles. In the distance, Gianth
notices an object glinting in the sun. The object is
Dalandra's ship the Forever Quest.
                                                            
                       GIANTH
What is that glinting thing?
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra stares at her console reading information flashing
up on her screen.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Captain, sensors indicate two
objects approaching from the sky.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Objects? I know it's not the
Pirates, and all reports say this
is a non tech planet.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
The dragons fly closer.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
They appear to be some type of
life form and not ships
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Teranth lands and walks around the ship. Teranth tilts his
neck and cast a long blazing fire at it. His fire bounces
around the ship.

Gianth lands next to him.
                                                            
                       GIANTH
Mentor, why?
                                                            
Teranth stops.
                                                            

7.

                       TERANTH
It is why folding space is
dangerous.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Shields will not withstand another
blast.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (jumps out of the
       chair)
Dragons! They're dragons! Turn the
P. A. On!
                                                            
 
EXT. DRAGONS - DAY
                                                            
Teranth glances at Gianth
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Ready
                                                            
Gianth nods and tilts his head back
                                                            
                       DALANDRA (VO)
      (Screeching)
Stop
                                                            
Teranth chokes back his fiery breath, stretches out his neck
to the fullest, flaps his wings vigorously and speaks in a
thundering roar.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
What is It that makes demands of
me in my speech?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA (VO)
      (in dragon)
Just a traveler that came across
bad luck
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Human?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA (VO)
What if I am?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (swishing his
       tail, flapping
       his wings)
            (MORE)

8.

                       TERANTH (cont'd)
Then I will rip It apart and feast
on it!
                                                            
EDGE OF FOREST
                                                            
A group of angry humans, charges toward the dragons with
spears, arrows, swords and shields.
                                                            
                       GROUP OF HUMANS
Shouting
                                                            
DRAGONS
                                                            
                       GIANTH
Mentor! Mentor! Humans come!
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Captain several humans armed with
ancient weapons are approaching.
Shields still drained.
                                                            
She stares at a smaller view, that flashes different areas
of the planet and at the same time keeps glancing at the
power monitor.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (Holding a finger
       up with each
       word.)
Pirates! Dragons! Natives!
                                                            
 
EXT. DRAGONS - DAY
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Delay the humans without harming
them, until we have the ship away
from here.
      (He streches his
       neck up)
Come to my aid!
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR BY SKY OVER FOREST - DAY
                                                            
RY, a large gold male, turns in flight heading toward
Teranth
                                                            

9.

                       RY
      (Screeching)
I come.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR BY MEADOW - DAY
                                                            
LIA, a faded yellow female, takes to flight
                                                            
                       LIA
      (roaring)
On my way.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAR BY SKY OVER RIVER - DAY
                                                            
NYRA, a bright blue female, grunts and flies towards
Teranth.
                                                            
 
EXT. GROUND NEAR BY LAKE - DAY
                                                            
ZANARATHOR, a faded green male screeches and takes to flight
towards Teranth.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra watches on the big screen as more dragons land. The
screen flashing the landscape stops and beeps. Dalandra
glances at it.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Com....
                                                            
 
EXT. GIANTH AND TERANTH - DAY
                                                            
                       GIANTH
Mentor, let us leave the thing!
                                                            
Teranth flaps his wings, as the four dragons join him, he
digs his claws into the ship and all strain every muscle to
lurch upward. Teranth turns and glares at Gianth smoke
blowing through his nostrils.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
I will not allow any humans to
use its knowledge against us.
                                                            

10.

THE HUMANS
                                                            
They hesitate when the other dragons join Teranth but as
they see the dragons gathering and lift the strange object
they charge towards them.
                                                            
THE DRAGONS
                                                            
Arrows and spears whiz by them. Teranth and the four
dragons fly into the air the ship firmly in their claws.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Hearing the dragons' claws scraping against the hull and
felling her ship tilting, Dalandra straps herself in the
seat.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Shall I engage engines?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No! Can't afford to hurt any of
them.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
He wants to eat you.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No. I think he wants to barter.
Rule One.....
                                                            
 
EXT. THE HUMANS - DAY
                                                            
They pause and watch as Teranth and the four dragons lift
the object and begin to fly away.
                                                            
Gianth takes this moment and as he flaps his wings and lifts
into the air he grabs pebbles in his claws.

As the humans focused their attention on Gianth, he cast his
fire in front of them to gain a higher altitude.

Swooping over the humans opening his talons as if to grab a
human but instead he drops his small ammo on them.

The humans, shout and duck under their shields. Once the
pebbles stop, the humans stand and aim their arrows and
throw spears toward Gianth.

Gianth flies doing aerobics avoiding the spears and arrows
at times burning them before they reach him. He swoops down

11.

and gathers one more load of ammo in his talons. He flies
over the humans swooping down on them one last time, and
noticing as he does that Teranth and the other were over the
lake. He flies toward the lake, but an arrow strikes into
his upper right hind leg. He screeches and his flight
waivers.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY TERANTH AND DRAGONS CARRYING SHIP - DAY
                                                            
Teranth and the four dragons fly over the lake still
carrying the ship and fly over the Valleyers once more.
                                                            
THE VALLEYERS
                                                            
Several glance up as the strange huge shadow passes over
them and shouts of surprise can be heard.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            
The dragons continue to the volcanic mountain range and dive
into an opening. They fly down, down, down deep into the
heart of their world's core. Down to Teranth's Treasure
Cavern
                                                            
 
INT. TERANTH'S TREASURE CAVERN - DAY
                                                            
The distance molten lava provides the only light. Teranth
and the four dragons drop the ship in front of his treasure
on an island surrounded by a deep gorge.

The treasure consist of swords, shields, daggers, crowns,
tiaras, necklaces, brooches, pendents, and lose jewels and
gold. It stands three feet higher than Teranth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA (VO)
Where am I?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
In my hoard, where It will never
leave, nor will others steal from
It.
                                                            
Teranth hears her laugh, but he ignores her, and motions the
other dragons to follow him, as he takes flight and leaves
the hoard. They obey and follow him out.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
 

12.

EXT. MESA IN FRONT OF MOUNTAINS - DAY
                                                            
Teranth lands on the ground and waits for the others. Lia
lands behind Teranth. Ry lands facing Teranth. Nyra and
Zanarathor behind him.

Teranth and Ry stare at each other swishing tails, blowing
smoke and snorting, bellowing and roaring. Lia, Nyra, and
Zanarathor remain behind their respected leader watching
waiting in silence.
                                                            
                       RY
The ship and all with in are
partially mine.
                                                            
Flaps his wings lightly and smirk.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Growing wise, that is good.
                                                            
Stops flapping his wings.
                                                            
                       RY
It would have been foolish to
argue my claim when we were
surrounded by humans who were
ready to fight.
                                                            
Teranth keeps his wings flapping slightly
                                                            
                       TERANTH
But you do not wish to claim it at
all?
                                                            
                       RY
You found it on my lands. I own
part of it
                                                            
Ry sits on his haunches.
                                                            
                       RY
What dangers does its occupants
hold to us?
                                                            
Nodding his head.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Humans that have come across bad
luck
                                                            
                       RY
Nogards?
                                                            

13.

                       TERANTH
Perhaps, or ones that are using a
device to speak with me.
                                                            
Stretches out his long neck toward Ry
                                                            
                       TERANTH
But that is not the true issue is
it?
                                                            
                       RY
      (Nodding)
All potential threats are a
concern.
                                                            
Swishes his tail rapidly, squinting his eyes on Teranth.
                                                            
                       RY
I know you will not allow them to
become a threat
                                                            
Teranth swishes his tail his wings flapping vigorously.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
What do you want?
                                                            
                       RY
      (Licking his lips)
Three of the Valleyer's animals
                                                            
Nyra and Zanarathor nod their heads in agreement.
                                                            
                       LIA
      (Roaring)
You know that will cause them to
come after us!
                                                            
                       RY
Why do you not face the truth?
      (Ignoring Lia as
       he stares at
       Teranth)
You must start taking from them.
They have almost killed our food
supply to have room for their
herds, farms and buildings.
      (walks around
       Teranth as he
       speaks)
You starve yourselves in these
lands. Lands that have always
been yours
      (rest on his
       haunches as he is
            (MORE)

14.

                       RY (cont'd)
       in front of
       Teranth once more)
Even before they came
                                                            
Teranth snorts and blows smoke through his nostrils.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Take only three and no more
                                                            
Lia flies away roaring and screeching heading toward the
mountains.

Nyra and Zanarathor fly away toward the Valleyers

Teranth glances at her, but quickly turns his eyes back to
Ry
                                                            
                       RY
Agreed three and no more
                                                            
 
INT. CAVE HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Teranth lands in front of the ship and crosses his front
legs, as he lays down.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
If It comes out now, I will make
Its death quick. It will feel no
pain.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
See, It wants to kill you.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (to Computer)
No. Rule One: When dealing with
dragons get the upper hand.
                                                            
Her nimble fingers press several buttons on the console. A
display shows the shields powering up and the roar of the
engines powering up can be heard also.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (in dragon)
Do not make threats to me!
                                                            
 

15.

INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Teranth jumps to his feet, flapping his wings, swishing his
tail, snorting. blowing smoke through his nostrils.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Foolish, human! I can have twenty
dragons blowing fire on your ship,
destroying you, before you reach
space.
                                                            
He lays back down as the engines go quite.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra watches the dragon on the view screen. She sighs
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Why did you do that?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
First rule get upper hand,but
failed. Second rule, go with flow
of dragon having upper hand.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Where are you getting all these
rules?
                                                            
Dalandra shruggs her shoulders. Watching the dragon.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Thrid rule, respectively talk to
dragon.
      (in dragon)
Mentor.....
                                                            
 
INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Terranth jumps to his feet and flaps his wings soaring
around the ship flaming blowing from his mouth and blowing
smoke from his nostrils.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Do not address me by the title
reserved for the young!
                                                            
 

16.

INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Fourth, never anger dragon,
failed. Name. Name. That's It.
Fifth exchange names.
      (in Dragon)
Most honorable dragon, I will tell
you my name, if you tell me yours.
                                                            
 
INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Terranth lands and sits down on his haunches. He stares at
the ship for a moment blinking his eyes.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It wishes to serve me?
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra stares at the dragon on her view screen. She
pushes a button and opens the hatch and begins to walk
toward the exit.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Are you out of your mind?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Perhaps, but I don't remember
clearly and I can't find anything
in your systems.
                                                            
 
INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Teranth taps his long sharp talons on the ground.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
I'm waiting.
                                                            
Dalandra walks down the ramp.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Why not? I have been in worse jams
then this.
                                                            
Teranth lowers his head and places his snout in her face. He
moves his eyes meticulously and searches every inch of her,
pulling and tugging at her clothing. Dalandra holds her
hands up
                                                            

17.

                       DALANDRA
No weapons
                                                            
                       TERANTH
I do not search It for weapons.
                                                            
From across the molten lava, Gianth creeps in from an
opening. Blood oozes from his wound
                                                            
                       GIANTH
      (weak voice)
Mentor help me
                                                            
Teranth turns his tail swinging towards Dalandra.

Dalandra jumps and moves back towards her ship

He rears back to cast his flame, but chokes it back when he
notices Gianth's head collapsing to the stone floor.

Dalandra rushes to aid Gianth, but stops as she reaches the
edge of the island, She ducks as Teranth turns and reaches
out with his talons to knock her aside.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I can help!
                                                            
Teranth turns slithering his neck toward her, blowing smoke
from his nostrils.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Why should I trust Its words!
                                                            
Waves her hands in front of her coughing slightly
trying to clear the smoke up from around her.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
One must be willing to trust in
order to gain trust!
                                                            
Teranth pounds his feet on the cavern floor as he circles
her. His tail swinging, wings flapping, and snorting. He
glances at Gianth, then at Dalandra. He places his snout to
her nose.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
If he dies, I will feed It to the
hatchlings one piece buy one piece
a day causing It to live in great
pain until nothing is left.
                                                            

18.

                       DALANDRA
      (attempting to
       push Teranth)
Go Go Go I need to get across
                                                            
Teranth shuffles through his treasure and slides a jeweled
covered rock. A small suspension bridge is lowered from the
ceiling. Dalandra jumps on it and rushes to Gianth She
examines the arrow's penetration and rushes back to her
ship.
                                                            
 
INT. FOREVER QUEST - DAY
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Computer, I need a data on
removing a deeply embedded arrow
on the largest known animal in the
universe.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Searching files
                                                            
Dalandra grabs her medical equipment. Then she grabs a mini
computer with a voice modulator. She connects it to the
ship with a long wires. She places everything on the cart.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Send all info to the mini
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
Aye.
                                                            
 
INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra pulls the cart across the bridge. She immediately
begins to follow the verbal instructions.

Teranth glances at the pictures and listens to the strange
gibberish coming from the equipment. He snorts and keeps a
close eye on Dalandra. Dalandra breaks the feather end of
the arrow and she glances at Teranth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
The arrow is almost through. It
will cause less damage to him if
you go ahead and push it through.
                                                            
Teranth glances at Dalandra and nods. He places his fore
paw on the arrow and gives it one good push. Dalandra
immediately pours an antibacterial and blood clotting
medication on the wound. She then pulls the largest needle

19.

from her bag, with the strongest thread and stitches both
openings closed.
                                                            
MONTAGE
                                                            
Three times a day Dalandra runs back and forth to her ship,
returning with soup and feeding it to the barely conscious
Gianth.

After feeding him she changes the bandages on the wounds,
and cleans it pouring more antibiotic on it, and redresses
it.

During this time Teranth only watches her and sniffs
everything she offers to Gianth. Teranth stays and refuses
to eat anything offered to him.
                                                            
THREE DAYS LATER
                                                            
                       GIANTH
      (weakly)
Mentor
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (turns his head
       and licks
       Gianth's snout)
I am here
                                                            
                       GIANTH
I hunger
                                                            
Teranth glances at Dalandra
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (Raises her arms
       in the air)
He ate everything I had
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (pointing with his
       snout at the ship)
Go
                                                            
Dalandra crosses the bridge and watches as Teranth slides
the rock into place and the bridge rises back to the
ceiling. Teranth walks to her ship and begins to push it
toward the cliff. Dalandra runs to him.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (pounding into him
       with every work
       spoken)
NOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOO You damn
            (MORE)

20.

                       DALANDRA (cont'd)
beast that is my home!
                                                            
Teranth ignores her fist and her words. With another shove
the ship slides over the cliff and tumbles down into the
gorge hitting the sides crashing, banging, tearing apart
even before it hits the bottom.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (kicking Teranth
       with each word.)
Shit! Shit! Shit!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (tears fall from
       her eyes as she
       stops kicking and
       watches her ship)
That was the only home I ever
knew? Why Why Why
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (placing his snout
       to her nose)
It is not to leave my world and
bring others of Its kind here.
      (He bares his long
       sharp teeth
       dripping with
       saliva)
Sit and wait
                                                            
Teranth flaps his wings and soars upward.
                                                            
 
EXT. 24 HOURS EARLIER SKY OVER VALLEYERS - DAY
                                                            
Cosmickaze's ship flies over head makes three sweeps firing
upon the ground and the ground only, not destroying any
buildings and finally hovers in front of the castle.
                                                            
FIELDS
                                                            
The Valleyers screaming and yelling forget about the crops,
livestock, and dogs, grabbing their young children, the
mother and fathers, with babies and infants run toward the
castle.
                                                            
CASTLE
                                                            
Soldiers on horseback ride out from the gates, the KING and
his Eldest SON among them. Archers gather on the ramparts
of the castle along with their COMMANDER.
                                                            
 

21.

INT. PIRATE SHIP - DAY
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (Staring at the
       viewer)
Well, well, well it seems they
never learn.
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
Shall we cause more chaos?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Of course. You know what to do
                                                            
                       LARRETA
Dart bombs armed and ready
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Holding position
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
The ship hovers in the air an equal distance from the
archers on the ramparts and the soldiers on horseback in
front of the castle.
                                                            
ARCHERS ON RAMPARTS
                                                            
Each hold his bow steady ready to release an arrow at the
object.
                                                            
                       COMMANDER
Steady men. Steady. Have no fear.
We are defenders.
                                                            
KING SOLDIERS
                                                            
The King and his Eldest Son along with the soldiers stare at
the ship. The King notices his army is tense.
                                                            
                       KING
Keep the faith. We are defenders.
We are soldiers born to fight and
defend. We must protect our
wives, our children, our homes.
Hold your ground.
                                                            
 

22.

INT. PIRATE SHIP - DAY
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
So glorious when they don't know
if they should flee, fight are
just give up.
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
We wait for your command, Captain.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (Grinning)
Fire dart bombs
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY - DAY
                                                            
The ship fires a large round object towards the archers. The
object hovers for a moment. The archers and Commander
appear confused but just for a moment.
                                                            
ARCHERS
                                                            
                       COMMANDER
Fire! Fire! Fire!
                                                            
Arrow after arrow is released but they seem to just bounce
off the object. Arrows continue to bounce off as the object
opens and splits into hundreds of smaller darts.

As the darts hit some of the archers, they begin to fall to
sleep. Some archers fall off the ramparts and to their
death.
                                                            
                       COMMANDER
Retreat! Retreat! Retreat into the
castle!
                                                            
KING'S SOLDIERS
                                                            
The ship releases a second large round object that propels
toward and divides each dart targets a horse. As the King's
horse begins to fall, the King reacts and attempts to jump
off his horse, his son not reacting quick enough, as his
horse falls knocking his father's horse causing his father
to miss jump. The King falls to the ground his horse
falling on him, his son falling on his horse and the son's
horse falling on him. Both the King and son die from the
weight on them. Other soldiers realizing what is happening
quickly began to jump off their horses, some succeeding
others not.
                                                            

23.

GROUNDED PIRATE SHIP
                                                            
As the ship lands, the doors open to crew members firing
lasers at the soldiers not charging them. The soldiers run
toward the castle closing the gate as all escape within.
                                                            
 
EXT. CASTLE GATE - DAY
                                                            
JORAND, in his early 20s stands at the entrance of the
castle, glances at the soldiers, the villagers, noticing
fear, disbelief, and confusion in their eyes. He then
glances at the ship then the men and women coming out of it
approaching the castle.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Open the gate!
                                                            
As the gate opens, Jorand walks out, unarmed.
                                                            
                       JORAND
We surrender! We surrender!
                                                            
Jorand then goes to his knees crisscrossing his fingers
behind his head. The army does the same.
                                                            
 
INT. CASTLE THRONE ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cosmickaze walks around the 300 group of villagers
consisting of men, women, and children of all ages,
including the captured soldiers. Only Cosmickaze's army is
armed. They hold their lasers at the group.

Jorand is in cuffs between Zyron and Yatto. Cosmickaze
walks over and stands between Jorand and the throne.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Now that I am King.
                                                            
He rushes toward Jorand, watching for any reaction.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
My rules are simple.
                                                            
He walks to the throne and squiggles in the seat, smirking
as he makes himself comfortable. His eyes roam through the
villagers.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
You may go about your normal daily
routines. Just be back in the
castle before nightfall or you
forfeit Jorand's life. My crew
            (MORE)

24.

                       COSMICKAZE (cont'd)
members and I will have three
meals a day prepared for us.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Just tell us what you want.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (glances back at
       Jorand)
I want a woman. One that was in a
ship like mine.
                                                            
The villagers glance at one another in amazement.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
The people across the sea told us
dragons brought her here.
                                                            
Cosmickaze pulls our a dagger as he rushes back to Jorand,
and taps the dagger on his chest with the rhythm of his
words.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Once we have her we might leave.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Two days ago, a group of dragons
were seen taking something to the
mountains.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (tapping)
Well, just take me to this
dragon's lair and I will take the
woman, and the treasure and leave
your people in peace.
                                                            
                       JORAND
We don't know where the lairs are.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Don't you have dragon slayers?
                                                            
                       JORAND
No.
      (sees Cosmickaze
       confusion)
The dragons have never bothered
us, so we never bothered them.
                                                            

25.

                       COSMICKAZE
I will have the dragon's treasure,
the woman, or half your people.
The choice is yours Jorand.
                                                            
 
EXT. SKY PRESENT - DAY
                                                            
Teranth soars over the valley and looks down. The herds are
running wildly and no dogs or Valleyers are in sight. He
flies over the crop fields and notices the Valleyers are
missing from them as well. He flies toward the castle and
sees another ship on the ground. He sees crew members
trying to hide it. He turns and flies away roaring angrily.
Teranth soars down and grabs a big fat ox from the field.
                                                            
 
INT. HOARD - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra stares at Gianth. Gianth watches her every move.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Is the old one your father?
                                                            
                       GIANTH
Grand grand grand grand sire
maybe, but my Mentor now.
                                                            
Dalandra walks to the edge of the island and sits.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
What does he teach you?
                                                            
                       GIANTH
The ways of dragons
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You don't know them?
                                                            
                       GIANTH
I was not raised by my kind. There
are many things my Mentor teaches
me.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Like what?
                                                            
                       GIANTH
We have rules.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
What are they?
                                                            

26.

                       GIANTH
Choose your name and give it not
to your peers unless you seek
friendship or wish to mate.
                                                            
SKY OF HOARD
                                                            
Teranth swoops over Gianth drops the ox. He pulls up and
lands behind Dalandra. He places his snout next to her ear.
                                                            
ISLAND OF HOARD
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Nor, do we give our name to those
not of our kind, unless It wishes
to serve us. Does It wish to
serve me, obeying my commands?
                                                            
Dalandra turns and stares at Teranth briefly, then she
kneels.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I will serve you, with my heart,
soul, and mind.
                                                            
Teranth pushes the stone. He flies to the ledge next to
Gianth. He turns his head and glances at Dalandra.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
I am Teranth. Follow me
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Dalandra
                                                            
CAVERNS
                                                            
Teranth leads Dalandra through a maze of passageways, lit by
torches embedded in the walls. They pass other dragons in
various colors and sizes. The larger dull colored ones pause
briefly and sniff at Dalandra. Teranth snorts and growls
at them. They hiss at him, but continue on their way.
Teranth stops at a large opening and glances at her.

Gianth follows behind them
                                                            
                       TERANTH
This is my den. Wait.
                                                            
Teranth watches as Dalandra enters, goes to the far wall,
and crosses her arms as she sits.

Gianth lays across the opening
                                                            

27.

CAVERN CIRCULAR ROOM
                                                            
Teranth sits in the center of the plain ordinary chamber.

MIANTH, a faded blue, and Teranth's Captain Of the guard
enters and takes her place at the North point.

PYRANTH, a faded green, and Teranth's adviser enters and
takes his place at the South point.

Lianth, Teranth's predictor enters and takes her place at
the West Point.

NERANTH, a faded purple, and Teranth's friend takes his
place at the East point.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Do any challenge my wisdom or my
authority?
                                                            
                       MIANTH
We are only concerned for the
safety of the hatchlings.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It is Nogard
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
Impossible! You are going to far
this time. Your mind is growing
to loose!
                                                            
Mianth, Lianth, and Neranth all glare at Pyranth, smoking
flowing from their nostrils.
                                                            
                       NERANTH
We are here to listen to his
reasoning, not to accuse him of
having none.
                                                            
Pyranth stands swishing his tail, his feet pound on the
floor as he circles Neranth.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
Oh! So now everyone is going to
believe poor little Gianth's tale
and believe in a Nogard!
                                                            
Stomps her front feet, and blows a stream of fire by
Pyranth.
                                                            
                       MIANTH
Get back in you place!
                                                            

28.

Pyranth glares at Mianth, and shuffles back to his place,
sits flapping his swings and swishing his tail.
                                                            
                       MIANTH
No one said we believe, but we
must give Teranth a chance to
speak.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
Very well
                                                            
Mianth sighs, he wings flapping slightly.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It speaks and understands our
speech. I searched every inch of
its body. There is no device. I
am not so easily fooled.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
You may not be so easily fooled,
but you grow old.
      (snickering)
And your judgment becomes unclear
and clouded.
      (he stretches out
       his neck to its
       fullest)
And the rest of you just want to
continued to follow the feeble
minded.
                                                            
Lianth, Mianth, and Neranth roar loudly.

Teranth spreads his wings, swishes his tail and snorts, his
feet pounding as he rushes toward Pyranth
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Do you dare challenge me now!
                                                            
Lianth, Mianth, Neranth watch silently now.

Pyranth places his tail between his legs and lowers his
entire body to the ground.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
      (weakly)
NO.
      (he watches as
       Teranth returns
       to his place)
I just do not believe it is
Nogard.
                                                            

29.

                       MIANTH
I am unsure as well.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Then I suggest it spend three
cycles with us then as in the old
days be given a task.
                                                            
                       LIA
I see it with us for six cycles.
No more No less.
                                                            
                       MIANTH
Is it to have freedom of the
caverns?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Only between my den and the
hatchery.
                                                            
                       NERANTH
What will become of it if a
hatchling is harmed?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (glances at each
       of them)
If it harms one hatchling, Neranth
and Mianth will decide its
punishment. If it is found
wondering the caverns bring it to
me for punishment.
                                                            
Mianth, Pyranth, Neranth, Lianth all nod in agreement.
                                                            
 
INT. CAVERN TERANTH'S DEN NEXT DAY - DAY
                                                            
Hearing the screeching of the hungry hatchlings, Teranth
raises his head.

Dalandra is whispering to Gianth.

Gianth glances at Teranth and raises his hind leg and points
at Dalandra with his snout.

Teranth motions Dalandra to follow him.
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVER NEAR MOUNTAINS - DAY
                                                            
Teranth lands and Dalandra jumps off and runs into the
bushes. She pulls her clothing down relieves herself, and

30.

pulls her clothing back up. She walks to the lake and
washes her hands and face. She drinks some of the water
then glances at Teranth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
May I go forage for food.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
You may share the hatchlings food.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I don't take food from babies, and
I don't eat meat.
                                                            
Dalandra places her hands on her hips. Teranth slithers
around her and laughs at her foolish poster.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It could escape.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (raising her arms
       up)
Escape to where?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
The Valleyers' dens
                                                            
Dalandra crosses her arms, and tilts her head slightly
upward.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
And be accused of being a witch,
magical elf or some other nonhuman
and be put to death. No thank
you.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It is afraid of its kind.
                                                            
Uncrosses her arms and stomps her foot.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No! In my travels, I learned to
avoid backward planets like this
one. In fact I wouldn't have ever
landed here, but
      (using the human
       word)
pirates
      (reverting back to
       dragon)
attacked me and damaged my ship.
                                                            

31.

Teranth cocks his head at her
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Humans who live in flying things
and steal from other humans.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It does not steal?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I abide by every rule...
                                                            
Dalandra tosses her head back and places a band in her hair.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
For Nogards?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (glares at Teranth
       her voice angry)
I am not a Nogard
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (he smiles and
       then sighs)
Very well. But tell me Dalandra,
would you respect and honor my
kinds' rules?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
If I knew them, I would honor and
obey them.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
We shall see. Go feed listen and
learn.
                                                            
Teranth watches as Dalandra approaches the edge of the
forest. And picks berries to eat.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Rule one: Choose your name and
give it not your peers unless you
seek friendship or wish to mate.
Nor give your name to those not of
your kind unless it wishes to
serve you.
                                                            
Dalandra finishes her bite and repeats the rule.
                                                            

32.

                       TERANTH
Rule two: Once you leave the
hatchery, trust not your peers and
treat any you meet as the enemy.
                                                            
Dalandra repeats the rule as she moves over to a tree and
picks up nuts.
                                                            
FOREST ON OTHER SIDE OF TERANTH
                                                            
LENETA, a woman in her early 20s and captain in the army,
along with KYLAR, a young soldier, and ZULANAR, a soldier,
watch quietly and silently at the transactions between
Teranth and Dalandra.
                                                            
LAKE
                                                            
Teranth smells the humans, and he watches the woods closely,
but he continues with the lesson as if nothing is wrong.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Rule three: Part One: As a male
you will not experience the
pleasures of a female until you
have defeated her in battle.
Part Two: As a female you will not
have the honor of motherhood until
you have been conquered by a male.
Part Three: Once conquered the
female may seek the pleasure of
any male she desires, as long as
the male has defeated a female.
Part Four: All battles spoke of in
this rule must be one on one.

Rule Four: Know
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (interrupting))
Know when you have been defeated
in battle and flee so that you may
live to fight another day.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
So you do know the rules?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No, just that one.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Why that one
                                                            

33.

                       DALANDRA
      (Shrugs her
       shoulders)
I have been in a lot of battles.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (shakes his head)
Rule five: Attack not your peers,
if he or she just been in battle.
Allow one three days to recover
then battle and settle your
dispute.

Rule Six: Part One: If you come
upon one of your peers, who has
no life respect it and burned the
body.
Part two: If male seek the lair
and take what was his.
Part three: If female and if they
had laid eggs or has living
hatchlings, you must care for and
teach them the rules.
Part Four: Only after they leave
the nest, may you possess what was
hers.
                                                            
PARTY
                                                            
Leneta motions the others to come with her and they walk
away.

Teranth watches them and faces Dalandra once more as he
continues.

Dalandra continues to search for nuts and berries as she
listens and repeats the rules while eating.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Rule Seven: No dragon may possess
the treasure of his peers until it
is dead.
Rule Eight: No hatchling may be
harmed until it leaves the nest.
Rule Nine Part One: A wise
hatchling will seek friendship
with an older and wiser dragon.
Part Two: The older dragon must
accept friendship of a hatchling
unless he or she is already
committed.
Part Three: Upon adulthood there
is no longer any commitment upon
the older to the younger.
            (MORE)

34.

                       TERANTH (cont'd)
Rule Ten: Dragons tell no lies.
Rule Eleven: Do as you please, as
you desire, and as you will, as
long as you obey the 12 rules of
the Dragon code, and any rules the
leader of your choice imposes.
Rule Twelve: Break any rule or any
imposer and your peers will shred
your wings and you will remain
flightless forever.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
What rules have you imposed?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
All who live in my valley may not
take from the Valleyer's herds.
                                                            
Dalandra walks toward him.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Why
                                                            
                       TERANTH
To take from them means war, a war
my kind always loses. Some pack
leaders refuse to believe my age
wisdom and even now their numbers
decrease
                                                            
Dalandra climbs on his back and he soars into the sky
heading toward the lairs.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROAD TOWARD CASTLE - DAY
                                                            
VASTOR, a man in his late 50's rides on a horse toward the
castle. He is unaware of the invasion, and the take over.

Leneta, Kylar, and Zulanar run and jump in front of his
horse, waving arms.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Stop! Stop! Stop.
                                                            
Vastor, pulls the reins on the horse, and he climbs off
handing the reins to Zulanar. Leneta walks over to him.
                                                            
                       LENETA
There's been an attack on the
castle. Jorand is the only royal
member that survived. This new
King Cosmickaze and his army
            (MORE)

35.

                       LENETA (cont'd)
controls everyone in the castle.
Some of us escaped after we
learned what he wanted.
                                                            
Vastor makes the appropriate facial expression as he
attempts to keep up with her rapid speaking, and when she
stops he looks at her blankly.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
So what does this new self
proclaimed King want?
                                                            
                       LENETA
He wants the Dragonlady. We heard
her speaking to them. She was
screeching, growling and grunting
just like them. We saw her
talking to them.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
Really? So what do you have in
mind?
                                                            
                       LENETA
We don't want to reveal ourselves
to him. Perhaps under torture
revealing our camp to him. So we
thought if you go to the Castle
make his soldiers understand that
you have an important message for
him, that he will listen to you.
Tell them your our liaison or
something.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (smirking)
Yes, I like that plan. Now run
along, don't want any soldiers
getting you now do we.
                                                            
He watches them leave, and climbs back on his horse laughing
and shaking his head.
                                                            
 
INT. HATCHERY - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra sees 12 small white hatchlings with eyes closed
nestled around one another. Mianth covers them with a wing.
And ax sits in the far corner.
                                                            

36.

                       TERANTH
You will help strip the carcasses
to feed the hatchlings. Mianth
will watch and guide you.
                                                            
Teranth turns to leave
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Wait
                                                            
Teranth turns his neck
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
May I use the ax?
                                                            
Mianth jumps up and spreads her wings and hisses.
                                                            
                       MIANTH
Nooo!
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (glancing at
       Dalandra)
If one hatchling is harmed....
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Yea, yea, I know. You will rip me
apart and feed me to the
hatchlings yourself.
                                                            
Mianth circles around her, her neck stretched out, her tail
swinging furiously, and she hissing.
                                                            
                       MIANTH
No! If one hatchling is harmed, I
will rip it apart.
                                                            
Neranth drags a carcass into the hatchery then departs.
Dalandra takes the ax and begins to hack at the carcass.
Blood splatters and the hatchlings began to whimper and
growl. Dalandra cuts small strips of meat off and tosses it
at the hatchlings gathered around her. Mianth nods in
satisfaction.
                                                            
 
INT. CASTLE BANQUET HALL - DAY
                                                            
Jorand, his hands cuffed behind his back is escorted to a
small table by two guards. His right leg is chained to the
floor and his cuffs removed. The guards then sit on either
side of him.

The villagers consisting of men and women, are walking

37.

behind the tables passing a variety of food and drinks to
the pirates. Jorand and his guards are also given food and
drink.

Cosmickaze, his Captains, Sarkilla, Zyron, Larreta, and
Yatto sit at an elevated table.

Music is playing by a band as the pirates eat. Suddenly the
music stops, as Vastor is escorted to Cosmickaze. Cosmickaze
stares at him and all activity seems to have stopped.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Who are you and why do you
interrupt my entertainment?
                                                            
                       VASTOR
Forgive my intrusion noble King. I
am Vastor, and I've been away on
an ambassadorial mission for my
old King. I only ask that you
allow me to be a liaison for the
people now.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Very well. Anything else?
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (he sighs)
The Dragonlady has been seen near
the river that leads into the
Volcanic mountains.
                                                            
Cosmickaze looks at him confused, but quickly recovers his
composer.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
If you have been away, how do you
know I'm looking for this
Dragonlady.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
My King, I would be more at easy
speaking with you on this matter
in private.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Yes. I agree. Go have the guards
escort you to my chambers. You
have done well.
                                                            
Vastor starts to leave but stops when Jorand stands along
with his guards who attempt to push him back down, but
Jorand jerks from them and yells.
                                                            

38.

                       JORAND
Is that all you have to say! Send
your soldiers to capture her!
                                                            
Cosmickaze stands and walks over to Jorand, all eyes are
focused on them.

Jorand remains standing, and keeps staring directly at
Cosmickaze.

The two men glare at each other for a moment.

Cosmickaze slaps Jorand across his face, with a force that
causes Jorand to fall. Cosmickaze then reaches down and
grabs Jorand's shirt and pulls him to his feet, and close to
his face. The soldiers and villagers remain silent.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
No one gave you permission to
speak. The woman will be pursued
at my leisure, my desire. My
plans need not be revealed to you.
                                                            
Cosmickaze release Jorand and struts back to the table.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Music, dancers, on with the party.
                                                            
Jorand rubs his face as Cosmickaze releases him and walks
away.

As Cosmickaze sits he whispers to his Captains Sarkilla and
Zyron.

Jorand knocks the remainder of his food on the floor.

The guards grabbed him, cuffs his hands, and unlock the leg
iron. The guards escort him out.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cosmickaze walks in the room and over to Vastor smiling as
he hugs him. Vastor returns the hug. Once it is broken
Cosmickaze walks over to the small bar and pours two drinks,
he then hands one to Vastor.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Father, the infiltration has
worked well I see.
                                                            

39.

                       VASTOR
      (sips his drink)
Very well. But we have a problem.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (laughing, and
       sits down in a
       chair)
My world is full of problems
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (sits in a chair
       as well)
There is a group of rebels on the
loose. I was stopped by three
officers, wanting me to tell you
about this Dragonlady.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (taking another
       sip of his drink)
She is Dalandra.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (sitting his drink
       down on a table
       and stands)
So why don't you go after her?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (sits his drink
       down)
You don't just go into a dragon's
lair and take. But I will have
control over this planet, the
dragons, and Dalandra.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (walks toward the
       door but stops
       and turns)
Don't let your obsession for
Dalandra and dragons sway you from
your goals.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Dalandra will be mine. Guards!
                                                            
The guards open the door
                                                            

40.

                       COSMICKAZE
Show Vastor to a room, he is to be
treated as a guest, then bring me
Jorand.
                                                            
The guards escort Vastor out. Cosmickaze walks back over to
his drink and finishes it. It's a short wait before the
guards return with Jorand, his hands cuffed, the guards
remaining on each side. Cosmickaze has his back to Jorand.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
I do not like being lied to boy.
                                                            
Jorand remains silent.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (turns around and
       walks toward
       Jorand)
It seems that some members of your
army have eluded and escaped. Just
tell me where their camp is.
                                                            
                       JORAND
      (laughing)
If I knew, I would tell you,
because you wouldn't go after
them, as you won't even go into
the dragon's lair to find the
Dragonlady. Your just a coward
and bully.
                                                            
Cosmickaze raises his hand in the air to slap him across the
face, but he stops and just laughs. He turns his back and
walks over to his chair and sits down.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
You have a lot of gall and spunk
kid. I'll give you credit for
that. When I go after the
Dragonlady is not your concern.
      (he glances at the
       guards)
Take him to the dungeon. No food
No water for two days.
                                                            
                       GUARD ONE
Aye Captain
                                                            
 
INT. DALANDRA AND DRAGONS - DAY
                                                            
Montage
                                                            

41.

Lake shore Mornings - Dalandra washes her face, then forages
for nuts and berries in the forest.

Hatchery Mornings - She strips the carcasses that all the
dragons bring to the hatchery from the old to the young.
Mianth always watching her.

Lake shore Afternoon - She is taken for a brief rest and
once again forges for food.

Hatchery Afternoon - As she helps feed the hatchlings she
also helps them learn the Twelve Rules of the Dragon Code.
She hugs and plays with them even teasing them at times
getting them to beg, sit, and other small tricks. The
hatchlings lick her face and hands.

Lake shore Night - This time she swims in the lake bathing
herself and her clothing. Then she forages once again.

Gianth always travels with Teranth and Dalandra. Gianth at
times plays with her in the water.

Dalandra walks to the shore and holds her clothing up for
Gianth to dry them. Gianth blows his fire toward them,
Dalandra being just the right distance where the clothing
dries, but do not catch on fire.

Three months passes and the hatchlings began to show signs
of color.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM IN CASTLE - DAY
                                                            
Cosmickaze stares out a window, his hands behind his back.
The door opens and two guards push Jorand into the room,
then close the door remaining outside. Cosmickaze keeps his
back to Jorand.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Speak up! What is it you want!
                                                            
                       JORAND
      (sighing)
It's been three months, the people
grow concern for their livestock
and crops. The storage bins of
the castle are also dwindling.
                                                            
Cosmickaze turns and walks over to Jorand, and places his
hand on his shoulder. His mouth next to Jorand's ear.
                                                            

42.

                       COSMICKAZE
Until the rebels turn themselves
in, I can't allow your people to
roam.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Perhaps if the people could leave
the castle, word could get to the
rebels to turn themself in.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
What would prevent the people from
joining the rebels instead of
returning to the castle? Because
threating to kill you didn't stop
them, and I just don't have the
heart to do it now.
                                                            
                       JORAND
      (shrugging his
       shoulders)
Maybe their families would mean
more to them, then I, as they
don't see me as King but you.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (laughs)
You see that's why I like you.
Your smart, and you got spunk.
Guards take him to the dungeon,
see that he eats well tonight. And
bring me Vastor.
                                                            
                       GUARD ONE
Aye Captain?
                                                            
They escort Jorand out. Cosmickaze walks over to the window
and waits. He smiles when the door opens once again and
Vastor is pushed in, the guards closing the door remain
outside.

Vastor walks over to Cosmickaze and places his hand on his
shoulder.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
Three months, and you still wait.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
I've studied dragons myths,
folklores, and legends on every
planet I conquered, I know the
dragons will send her on a task.
                                                            

43.

                       VASTOR
You have a plan.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
You and a selected few that will
have receivers placed in their
clothing will be allowed to leave
the castle tomorrow. I here the
food supply is running low. Your
are the people's liaison, they
trust you. I'm hoping the rebels
will contact you again.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (laughing)
When will my menial task be done.
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVER - NIGHT
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You are the one I found as a
child?
                                                            
Gianth nods
                                                            
Dalandra dresses and runs to him and hugs him.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I am glad you found a home and
others of your kind.
                                                            
Teranth watches as Dalandra laughs and plays with Gianth.
Lianth lands beside him.
                                                            
                       LIA
It has bonded with Gianth.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (nodding)
You see it too. I had hoped it
would bond with one of the new
hatchlings.
                                                            
                       LIA
You do not believe Gianth will
make a great leader?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Would you accept him as leader?
                                                            

44.

                       LIA
He has learned well from you.
Given my choice of Gianth or
Pyranth, I would follow Gianth.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (turns his neck
       and stares into
       her eyes)
And if they fought and Gianth lost
would you follow Pyranth?
                                                            
                       LIA
      (Staring back)
If after Pyranth rested and if no
other male challenged him I would.
                                                            
Lianth breaks the stare, rubbing her head against him.
                                                            
                       LIA
But why does this concern you?
After all none of this will happen
until you possess no life. Pyranth
fears you and will not challenge
you.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (moves away from
       her swishing his
       tail)
We can't fold space without
risking death. If we stay here we
starve or risk war. A war we
always loose.
      (turns his neck
       and stares back
       at her)
She is our one chance, our one
shot in making a treaty.
                                                            
                       LIA
A treaty with the Valleyers?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
There are other Spacers here.
                                                            
                       LIA
You fear she will leave with the
Spacers?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (violently
       swishing his tail)
I believe she would make every
            (MORE)

45.

                       TERANTH (cont'd)
effort to fulfill the task I have
in mind for her.
                                                            
                       LIA
Council is needed to ease the
fears of the others if you are so
sure.
      (she roars as she
       flies away)
I am not so convinced.
                                                            
Teranth watches as she flies into the air and back to the
caverns. Teranth screeches and both Dalandra and Gianth
glance at him. Teranth motions with his neck for Dalandra.
Dalandra walks over to him and climbs on his back. Teranth
flies toward the caverns.
                                                            
 
INT. CAVERNS - NIGHT
                                                            
Teranth escorts Dalandra to his den. Dalandra walks in and
glances at Teranth. She was about to question him, but he
glares at her and snarls. Dalandra walks to her bed of dry
grass and sits. Gianth lays at the opening after Teranth
departs.
                                                            
CIRCULAR COUNCIL ROOM
                                                            
Teranth paces in front of Mianth, Pyranth, Lianth, and
Neranth as they are all sitting across from him.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
There are complications in my
plans for it. Another flying
thing has landed and is with the
Valleyers.
                                                            
                       NERANTH
Do you still trust it?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
I do.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
      (swishing his tail
       flapping his
       wings slightly)
Why? It came from space! It will
go with the spacers! It can not
be sent on the task!
                                                            

46.

Teranth pounds his feet on the floor, as he rushes toward
Pyranth placing his snout to his.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Do not yell trifling things! Do
not tell me what I can or can not
do!
                                                            
Teranth jerks his snout away and his eyes roam at the
others.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Give me options!
                                                            
                       MIANTH
You want to talk with a Valleyer,
so why not take one and bring it
here?
                                                            
                       LIA
That would bring them all after us
and you know that. It's why we
haven't done it before.
                                                            
                       NERANTH
If it is sent, it could return
with a Spacer, instead of a
Valleyer or not at all.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (shaking his head)
None have any options for me?
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
No task. Keep it here as a slave.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It must be given a chance to prove
its self.
                                                            
                       LIA
It is difficult to see, but it is
loyal to Gianth. Not so much you
Teranth. But I know it will not
betray us.
                                                            
                       PYRANTH
      (roaring)
It must stay here!
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (glares at Pyranth)
Alright let the choice be made by
it. It can stay here as the pack
            (MORE)

47.

                       TERANTH (cont'd)
slave, or go on the task.
                                                            
                       LIA
      (snarling)
It should choose.
                                                            
Pyranth sees the others nodding. He stomps out of the
circular room nodding his head but snorting heavily.
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVER - NIGHT
                                                            
Dalandra is washed and clean. She eats some nuts and
berries in a small reed basket. Gianth plays in the lake.
Dalandra sits with her back against Teranth's belly.
Dalandra eats and glances up at the stars and sighs.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (points up at the
       sky with a claw)
That bright orange star is Cyress
      (he draws an
       invisible line
       down at an angle
       to a dark blue
       star)
That is Lyress
      (he moves his claw
       straight across
       to a yellow star)
That is Pyress
      (He moves his claw
       back up at an
       angle to Cyress
       closing the
       triangle)
I lived on every inhabitable
planet in that area. Always the
humans came and the wild herds
became scares.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I traveled, but I have no home, no
kind.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It is Nogard
                                                            
She jumps up and glares into his eyes.
                                                            

48.

                       DALANDRA
      (shouting)
I am human, but not Nogard!
                                                            
She turns away from him crossing her arms and tilts up her
chin.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Tyra found me, taught me, and
protected me the best she could.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Tyra was your mother?
                                                            
She uncrosses her arms, her eyes soften slightly as she
faces him again.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
The only mother I ever knew. But
she was even shocked when I spoke
to the baby dragon.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
That baby dragon is Gianth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I know.
                                                            
She places her fingers under Teranth's snout and holds it up
laying her chin on his snout, staring deeply into his eyes.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
But I do not know how I could
speak with him.
                                                            
He shivers and moves his snout. Dalandra leans into him.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
That's when Tyra told me about
Nogards. A race of humans born
with an extra lyranx, and an extra
brain part.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Some kinds uses devices to speak
another speech.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Not Tyra
      (she glances at
       the stars once
       more)
She hated them and said you could
not trust them.
            (MORE)

49.

                       DALANDRA (cont'd)
      (She glances back
       at Teranth)
You never knew when one might
break. I remember we spent five
seasons on one planet just to
learn their speech, custom, and
rules.
      (she sighs)
Tyra always said that no matter
how difficult a speech might
sound, it can be taught.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
You know many speeches?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Too many to count
                                                            
Teranth snorts, as he glances at Dalandra. He walks around
her, she keeps her eyes focused on him.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Do you even know the story of the
Nogards?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
It's all just a myth, a fairy
tale.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (snorting)
Maybe for your kind, but not for
mine.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I'm not the infant that was saved,
and projected into the future
during the great battle.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (he places his
       snout to her nose)
Why do you deny yourself the
truth?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Because I do not want to be the
last of my kind and I do not want
to be hunted or harm by other, or
feared by them.
      (she turns away
       from him)
            (MORE)

50.

                       DALANDRA (cont'd)
I just want to live free.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Humans come drive off our food,
then if we eat their animals we
are hunted and killed. Stop
pitting yourself for what you are.
                                                            
He thunders away swishing his tail. Dalandra turns and
watches as he walks away. She yells.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Why do you let me live?
                                                            
                       TERANTH
      (turns his head)
You will go and teach a Valleyer
my speech.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
How? You just said that only
Nogards can speak your speech.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
And you just said that all
speeches can be taught
                                                            
Jerking her arms out to her sides.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
But there is more to it than that.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It will go and do, or live the
rest of its life as a slave among
dragons.
                                                            
Crossing her arms and kicking at a rock.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I should have known that even
dragons could have ulterior
motives.
                                                            
Teranth charges toward her, placing his snout to her nose.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
My motives are not its concern!
Choose now human. My task or
slave!
                                                            

51.

Dalandra raises her hand up and knocks his snout from her
face. Turns and shuffles away.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Alright! Your task!
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Bring the one you choose to teach
to this place.
                                                            
Teranth soars into the air. Dalandra mumbles and mimics as
she goes her way.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREST - NIGHT
                                                            
The forest is thick with trees and bushes. She hears sounds
of life all around her. Just getting a glimpse of some, not
even able to identify any of them. They all move away from
her so she keeps walking at a slow pace.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (mumbling)
Go to the village he says. Teach
one he says.
      (jerks her arms up
       and puts them
       back down
       inhaling and
       exhaling deeply)
Can't tell him it's not that
simple. Stupid dragon
                                                            
She continues to walk mumbling not realizing that the forest
has thinned out and now she was standing in a clearing. She
pauses as she looks around. In the moon light she sees farm
fields, then a corral, and barn. Further down she sees
another small building which is a chicken coop, and then
what she believes is a home but no light of any kind coming
from the home. She also realizes now that she stands on a
dirt path. She walks to the barn.
                                                            
BARN
                                                            
She looks around seeing a typical barn with different
stalls, and stairs leading up to a loft above for the
storage of hay. She sees no sign of any animal life.

She climbs up the loft and finds several stacks of hay.
There is an opening and she walks over to it and stares out
into the night. She listens. Inhales deeply and goes back
down the stairs and walks out of the barn.
                                                            

52.

She walks toward the chicken coop.
                                                            
CHICKEN COOP
                                                            
She opens the door and looks in again she sees no sign of
life.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Not a good sign
      (she shrugs her
       shoulders)
Just too dark to determine much
                                                            
She closes the door and continues to the home. She turns
the knob. The door opens inward. She listens but hears
nothing. No lighting of any kind.
                                                            
HOME
                                                            
She steps in and glances around. With it being dark she
does not see much. She walks back out the door and back to
the barn.
                                                            
BARN NIGHT
                                                            
She climbs up the stairs, and lays down in the hay placing
her jacket over her for cover and sleeps.
                                                            
BARN DAY
                                                            
Vastor, Kylar, Leneta, and Zulanar are in the barn. They
each glance around. They are speaking in their native
language.
                                                            
                       LENETA
      (sighs)
It appears safe here.
                                                            
They all nod.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Vastor, we sent word to our
neighbors and allies, non are
willing to help us.
                                                            
LOFT
                                                            
Dalandra stirs slightly hearing voices. She moves quietly
and peers over the hay and glancing down she sees the three
men and woman. Dalandra listens as they talk.
                                                            

53.

BARN FLOOR
                                                            
                       VASTOR
I told you not to bother because
they would not.
                                                            
                       KYLAR
Should those of us that have
escaped turn ourselves in?
                                                            
LOFT
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (whispering to
       self)
That's Tyra's language. They must
be from the village.
                                                            
She ties her jean jacket around her waist.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (whispering to
       self)
Here goes nothing.
      (speaking loudly
       in same language)
Hello.
                                                            
BARN FLOOR
                                                            
They all glance up, with Leneta, Kylar, and Zulanar drawing
bows.
                                                            
LOFT
                                                            
Dalandra raises her arms in the air. And begins to walk
down the stairs.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I'm unarmed.
                                                            
BARN FLOOR
                                                            
They all watch her and as she reaches the floor, Zulanar
pats her down then ties her arms behind her back. Pulls on
her jacket looking at the detailed image briefly, then
searches the pockets. He then ties it back around her
waist.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Who are you and what are you doing
here!
                                                            

54.

                       DALANDRA
My name is Dalandra and I was just
resting. I need to speak with
your King.
                                                            
Vastor glances at the others and quickly interjects.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
You all leave us! I will escort
her to our King.
                                                            
They all glance at him, but slowly walk away. Leneta turns
back toward them
                                                            
                       LENETA
But shouldn't we
                                                            
                       VASTOR
Just leave us now! I will handle
her.
                                                            
Leneta leaves and the three walk in the woods. Vastor tears
a piece of his robe off.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
I need to blind fold you just as a
precaution.
                                                            
Dalandra nods.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I understand but it really isn't
necessary. I really need and want
to speak with your king.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
      (smiling)
I know. But I must take
precautions.
                                                            
 
INT. CASTLE BANQUET HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Jorand is at the small table with his two guards. Cosmickaze
is at the elevated table with his Captains. Dalandra with
cuffed hands and blindfolded stands between two guards,
Vastor slightly in front and to the left of them. The
villagers serving food and drink have stopped in motion. All
watch silently.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
We hope this is the lady you want.
                                                            

55.

Cosmickaze stands and smiles as he waves Vastor aside.
Vastor moves and Cosmickaze walks around from his table and
stands in front of Dalandra and removes the blindfold
grinning.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
So what shall I call you Nogard,
Dragonlady or Dalandra?
                                                            
Dalandra gasps as she sees Cosmickaze and hears his voice.
She turns and glances at Vastor.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I said you King not this this
scroundral!
                                                            
                       VASTOR
He is our King.
                                                            
Cosmickaze places his hand under her chin and forces her to
look back at him.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Yes, I am King here and it is so
nice of you to come to us. Now
answer my question!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (jerking her head
       away from his
       hand)
I'm not a Nogard. Dalandra is
fine.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Not a Nogard.
      (he walks around
       her and points at
       the back of her
       jacket)
Very impressive image of a dragon
for one that is not a Nogard.
                                                            
The villagers exclaim in amazement. As they stare at the
back of her jacket.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
She is very talented.
      (he walks back to
       stand in front of
       her)
Now she is mine. Do you not agree
Dalandra?
                                                            

56.

                       DALANDRA
      (she stares into
       his eyes)
No. I belong to the dragon. And
all I want to know is will you
allow me to fulfill my task that
the dragon sent me to do?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
What is this task?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
To teach a villager the dragon's
language.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (he laughs)
But only a Nogard can talk to
dragons.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (bursting out)
Let me teach one! If I fail, then
I will convince the dragon to
release me to you and give you
some of his treasuer.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
I control this village. I can
force you to take me to the hoard
and take you and what I want
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
It's easier to accept a gift from
a dragon then it is to take.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (laughing)
How true. Alright one month. You
can teach
      (points at Jorand)
Jorand over there. Guards release
them.
                                                            
Dalandra walks over to Jorand as she is released and as the
guards move away from the table. Cosmickaze walks over to
them.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
You will be guarded and you are
not allowed to leave the castle
grounds.
                                                            

57.

                       DALANDRA
Aye.
                                                            
Jorand watches as Cosmickaze walks away and out followed by
his Captains. Then he turns to Dalandra.
                                                            
                       JORAND
I'm Jorand, now leader of the
Nyricks tribe.
                                                            
Dalandra sits at the table and inhales deeply.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I'm Dalandra. Nice to meet you.
                                                            
She watches the guards, and the activity around her, and
taps her fingers on the table.

Jorand glances at her blankly.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cosmickaze and Vastor sit in chairs and have drinks in hand.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
So why are you allowing Dalandra
to attempt to fulfill the dragon's
task?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
      (sits his drink
       down and laughs)
Time, I need more time to get more
ships here. Taking over villages
and kingdoms, now that's easy.
Capturing dragons, that's hard.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
The slave trade. It's a good
business.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Aye it is. I need to speak with
Dalandra alone. Have the guards
bring her to me.
                                                            
Vastor nods and stands, He walks out. Shortly the guards
escort Dalandra into the room her jacket still tied around
her.

Cosmickaze walks over takes the jacket away and throws it in
the chair.

58.


Dalandra struggles with the guards, but they tighten their
grip. Dalandra relaxes as Cosmickaze pulls a dagger and
holds it under her throat.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
You know I won't kill you, but I
can cause you great pain.
                                                            
Dalandra spits at him. Cosmickaze laughs removes his
dagger, and turns his back to her.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
I'll forgive that little incident.
I want to know how you disabled
my shields.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (laughs)
New technology my mother stoled
from the Betagora government.
                                                            
Cosmickaze turns back around and glances at her.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
How does it work!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Its a program. It's like a virus.
It's sent through the
communication link. But it takes
a few minutes to work. My mother
was only able to get the program
for disactivating sheilds.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
So where is your ship, so that I
may get this program.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (laughs)
The dragons destroyed it.
                                                            
Cosmickaze slaps her across the face. The guards hold her
up to keep her from falling from the force of the slap. She
struggles with them, but their grip is firm.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Guards, take her away.
                                                            
 

59.

INT. DUNGEON CELL - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra hears the guards pacing back and forth as she
stretches and rubs her eyes. She sits up and sees Jorand
laying in the other corner. There is a bard window that
lets a little light and breeze in. Dalandra immediately
begins to walk around the cell, testing the bricks to see if
any are loose, and she test the bars in the window. She
turns and stares at Jorand.
                                                            
                       JORAND
The cell is solid. No way out.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I will get away from Cosmickaze.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Until you do what are we going to
do?
                                                            
Dalandra walks over to him, motioning him to sit as she
sits.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You start to learn the dragon's
language.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Just like that? You're not going
to tell me anything about yourself
and you're not interested in
anything about me?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I don't see where any of that is
important to my task.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Really. Well it is important to
me.
                                                            
Dalandra stands up and walks over to the window and stares
out.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
      (sighing)
Alright what is it you want to
know?
                                                            
Jorand gets up and walks over to her.
                                                            

60.

                       JORAND
You know stuff. Like who is your
mother, your father, any siblings,
grandparents, you home, do you
have a flying thing, and how is it
you know my language.
                                                            
Dalandra turns and looks at him
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
The only mother I knew is Tyra,
and she never knew where she was
from. She taught me this language
and said it was her native
language. Tyra taught me
everything she knew about being a
space merchant. As for as a
flying thing yes I had one but the
dragons destroyed it. Is that
good enough for you can we start
the lessons now.
                                                            
Jorand walks away from her, and sits down, inhaling deeply
                                                            
                       JORAND
I suppose if you don't want to
know anything about me.
                                                            
Dalandra walks and sits down in front of him, she takes hold
of his hands.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I was sent to do a task.
Cosmickaze is playing along and I
don't know why. Hell, for all I
know he could be planning to leave
right now.
                                                            
Jorand jerks his hands away from hers.
                                                            
                       JORAND
I see this is all game between
you, the dragon, and Cosmickaze,
and me and my people are the ones
suffering!
                                                            
He stands up and moves away from her keeping his back to
her.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
If that is the way you see it then
so be it. But if you at least
learn the dragon language you and
your people will have a chance
            (MORE)

61.

                       DALANDRA (cont'd)
against him.
                                                            
Jorand turns and looks at her.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Tell me what do you hope to gain
by accomplishing your task?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
That my dragon master will allow
me to live with you and your
people, and hopefully your king
will also.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Which king the true king or
Cosmickaze?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You, Jorand. Did you not say you
were the leader.
                                                            
Jorand smiles and nods. He walks over to her and sits
beside her.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Yes I am. And you are right if I
can learn the dragon language then
maybe the dragons will help us. So
teach me.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM IN CASTLE - DAY
                                                            
Vastor stands glancing out the window. Cosmickaze is
sitting behind his desk tapping his fingers on it.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
No sign of the rebel camp at all?
                                                            
Vastor tuns and sighs.
                                                            
                       VASTOR
Three of the leaders were about to
give themselves up, but then
Dalandra showed up.

They still contact me, but now if
they are arrested, they would die
before giving any information.
They all seem to have a lot of
hope in Dalandra.
                                                            

62.

                       COSMICKAZE
The clothing that Jorand and
Dalandra are issued, have the
recievers in them.
                                                            
Vastor nods.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Have the guards bring me Dalandra.
                                                            
Vastor leaves. Cosmickaze stands up, as the guards push
Dalandra in the room, close the door and wait outside.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
It's been two weeks and I hear the
teaching is not going very well.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
It might go a little better if we
didn't have to stay locked up all
the time.
                                                            
Cosmickaze stands and walks around her, his fingers playing
with her hair. Dalandra stiffens feelings his hands in her
hair.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
And what will prevent the two of
you from overpowering your guards
and taking off?
                                                            
Dalandra shrugs her shoulders stepping away from him.
Cosmickaze laughs and walks back over to his seat and sits.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
The first night you do not return,
I will have one child executed,
and one child every hour until you
return.
                                                            
She nods. Cosmickaze laughs.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Guards
                                                            
As they walk in, Cosmickaze nods at Dalandra motioning for
her to go ahead and leave.

She walks to the door, the guards began to follow her.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
She and Jorand no longer need to
be locked or guarded.
                                                            

63.

The guards nod and walk back out the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. RIVER - DAY
                                                            
Frustrated Dalandra throws stones in the river making them
skip. She inhales deeply and shakes her head in
frustration.

Jorand admires her. Her every moment seems graceful to him,
her figure so perfect. Her form so intoxicating. He walks
over to her standing close to her.

As he goes to pick up a rock, she bends down to pick up the
same rock, and their eyes meet. Dalandra breathing heavily,
her heart racing.

They stand moving closer together, arms wrapping around each
other, and as they were about to kiss. They find themselves
surrounded. Jorand and Dalandra move apart. Jorand smiling
at Leneta, Kylar, and Zulanar.

Leneta scowed and frowns, but quickly recovered her
composer. Kylar pokes Dalandra with his dagger, Dalandra
suddenly goes limp, Jorand catching her in his arms. Leneta
quickly binds Dalandra and blindfolds her.
                                                            
 
INT. CAVERN UNDER WATERFALL - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra still blindfolded now has her feet bound as well.

Jorand stands up as Kylar, Zulanar, and Leneta surround him.
                                                            
                       JORAND
None will join us?
                                                            
                       LENETA
They are afraid of our King and of
the dragons.
                                                            
                       JORAND
The dragons will do what ever
Dalandra asks them.
                                                            
                       LENETA
And how do you know that she isn't
just playing mind games with you.
How do you know that she's not on
the pirates side?
                                                            

64.

                       JORAND
I feel it. I just feel that she's
not.
                                                            
Hearing Dalandra moan, they all look over at her.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Jorand, where am I, what is going
on?
                                                            
Jorand walks over to her and removes her blindfold and helps
her to sit up.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Not everyone in the village was
made prisoner. My rebels hold you
captive.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No you have to free me. I have to
get back to Cosmickaze.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Why?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Because he will start killing your
people's children if I don't.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Lies! Lies! No one is that evil!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You don't know him like I do. I'm
not lying.
                                                            
                       LENETA
We been watching you. Your not
teaching King Jorand anything. All
you do is make a bunch of
jibbering sounds.
                                                            
                       JORAND
I believe her, and it's not her
fault, I'm not learning that well.
                                                            
Leneta walks over to Dalandra and pulls her to her feet as
she pushes Jorand away from her. Leneta glares at Dalandra
and whispers in her ear.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Jorand is mine!
                                                            

65.

Dalandra shockingly looks at Leneta then at Jorand. Leneta
cuts her bonds.
                                                            
                       LENETA
Go back to your dragons, and leave
our people alone. We have Jorand,
we can take care of this pirate
ourselves.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Right now I can't go anywhere but
back to your village.
                                                            
She starts to walk away, when another soldier walks up to
Leneta and whispers in her ear.
                                                            
                       LENETA
They found us!
                                                            
She glances at Dalandra,
                                                            
                       LENETA
See how she lies, she brought the
pirate soldiers to us.
                                                            
They pull out their swords and scramble to all areas of the
caverns.

Jorand glances at Dalandra, grabs a torch then takes her
hand and runs. He leads her deeper in the caverns, and the
fighting becomes fainter and fainter.
                                                            
DEEPER IN CAVERNS
                                                            
Dalandra finally pulls on him and makes him stop.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Where are we going? If Cosmickaze
found us, it means he has a
tracking device on us on our
clothing?
                                                            
                       JORAND
A what?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
A weapon that lets him know where
we are.
                                                            
Jorand laughs.
                                                            
                       JORAND
He is a clever man.
                                                            

66.

Jorand places the torch in a hole in the wall. He then
feels around a big rock on the ground and removes a bag. He
opens it and throws a shirt and trousers over to her.

Dalandra looks at him puzzled, but sees him pulling out
another pair of trousers and shirt.
                                                            
                       JORAND
This isn't the first siege my
people have faced. It's just the
first with weapons we don't
understand.
                                                            
Dalandra changes her clothing staying away from the light of
the torch, as does Jorand.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
So where are we going?
                                                            
                       JORAND
I'm not sure.
                                                            
He places his old clothing in the underground river.
Dalandra smiles and does the same. They watch as their old
clothing drifts away.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
What are our options?
                                                            
                       JORAND
Cosmickaze is going to question
all those he captures. I think he
knew all alone that we had rebels,
and that he just gave us the
freedom you asked for to find
them.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Yea that is obivious.
                                                            
                       JORAND
So all exits are going to be
covered except one.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Let me guess. One that leads to
the dragons.
                                                            
                       JORAND
No. Well it leads to the base of
their mountain anyway. Once we
emerge they will see us.
                                                            

67.

                       DALANDRA
The dragons or soldiers.
                                                            
                       JORAND
The dragons of course.
                                                            
She laughs as he grabs the torch and leads the way.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Cosmickaze, sits behind the desk. His crew, Zyron, Larreta,
Sarkilla, and Yatto all stand in front of him. The garments
with the receivers laying on the floor.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
Shall we set up an execution for a
child?
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
No, I wanted the rebels, and now I
have them. Make sure all the
exist to the cavern are covered.
And make sure that all our guest
understands that I will not
hesitate to kill a child, if one
of them attempts to escape or
disobeys. Also transmit to the
rest of the fleet we need them
here.
                                                            
 
INT. TERANTH'S DEN - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra stands against the wall along with Jorand. Teranth
places his snout in her face. His wings flapping slightly
and his tail swishing.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Does it speak my speech?
                                                            
Dalandra waves her hand in front of her face and coughs
lightly. She glares back at Teranth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
You deceived me!
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It should have refused to go!
                                                            
Teranth hisses stepping away from her, but keeping his eyes
on Jorand.
                                                            

68.

Dalandra inhales deeply as Teranth backs off.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I really though your speech could
be taught like any other speech.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
So it does not speak my speech!
                                                            
Dalandra grabs Jorand's hand.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
He hopes you will not be insulted
if he speaks with you using his
hands in a similar manner when he
gives commands to his field dogs
and help his kind against the
spacers.
                                                            
Teranth stomps his feet on the ground and snaps his neck,
holding his snout in her face again, his tail swishing more
violently.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It believes me to be just another
beast to be trained to obey its
commands!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
No! He just wants to be able to
speak with you, as much as you
want to be able to speak with him.
                                                            
Teranth moves his snout away from her, and over to Jorand
sniffing at him, tugging at his clothing.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Does it believe itself to be a
Nogard now?
                                                            
Dalandra clutches at Jorand's hand harder, and she looks at
him then back at Teranth.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I am Nogard.
                                                            
Then she kneels, releasing Jorand's hand.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Please great Dragon, this one last
Nogard, request that you aide it,
and those it cares about, against
your enemy and ours, the spacers.
                                                            

69.

                       TERANTH
Rise noble Nogard, and know that
my kind will aid it's kind and
together we shall defeat, these
spacers.
                                                            
Dalandra jumps to her feet, and grabs Jorand hugging him and
kissing him as she translates for him.

Teranth uses his neck and knocks Jorand aside stepping
between them and he glares down at Dalandra.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
It is still mine and I shall
choose it's mate!
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
But......
                                                            
                       TERANTH
No buts.
                                                            
As Teranth walks out the den, Gianth lays down in front of
the opening.
                                                            
MONTAGE
                                                            
Teranth sends out several dragons to fly to every part of
their world, calling all dragons to unite and fight in one
last battle.

Some join. Some did not.

Teranth flies Jorand and Dalandra from kingdom to kingdom,
village to village. Together Jorand and Dalandra convinces
some to join in their quest. At last though each were
counted and the number of dragons were sixty three and
humans one hundred.

This gathering of dragons and humans did not go unnoticed by
Cosmickaze.
                                                            
 
INT. PRIVATE ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Cosmickaze stands and smiles as ,Zyron, Larreta, Sarkilla,
and Yatto enter.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Report.
                                                            

70.

                       SARKILLA
Twenty of our brethren have joined
us. They orbit waiting our
signal.
                                                            
                       YATTO
All the villagers are secured in
the prison.
                                                            
                       ZYRON
It's estimated that they have
about twenty dragons, but more
come everyday.
                                                            
                       LARRETA
Maybe fifty humans but the numbers
keep growing as well.
                                                            
Cosmickaze smiles.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
This is the battle we been waiting
for. Twenty one of my finest
against twenty dragons. We strike
hard! We strike fast! We strike
now! This little rebellion will be
put down, and this planet will be
mine! Only have essential
personal on your ships. Have all
others take post on the ramparts.
                                                            
They all smile. Sarkilla walks over to Cosmickaze and hands
him a small device. Then she departs with the others.

Cosmickaze places the ear piece in his ear and adjust the
mouth piece then he walks out.
                                                            
 
EXT. CAMP SIGHT. - DAY
                                                            
Dalandra stands as she see several black dots in the sky.
She quickly nudges Jorand.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Get ready he has brought
reinforcements.
                                                            
Jorand stands and looks in the direction she is pointing at.
He quickly raises his sword.

Teranth sees the signal and roars. The dragons take flight
and head straight for the ships.


71.

Jorand, Dalandra, and the others began to run toward the
village and castle.
                                                            
PIRATE SHIP
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
Captain, we have dragons
approaching us fast, and warriors
approaching the castle.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE (V.O.)
Remember lasers only on the
dragons, the torpedoes they can
dodge.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            
The dragons breaking up now and regrouping in groups of
three. Teranth, having Gianth and Mianth on his sides.
Rylanth with Nyra and Zanarathor on his sides. Neranth, with
Lianth and Pyranth on his sides.
                                                            
PIRATE SHIP
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
Captain,um um these dragons, these
dragons, there coming at us like
in fighter pilot formation.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE (V.O.)
You're joking
                                                            
                       SARKILLA
No sir.
                                                            
CASTLE GATE
                                                            
Cosmickaze smiles as his soldiers on the ramparts begins to
fire their lasers forcing Jorand's army to to stay back.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Keep them busy here.
                                                            
Jorand motions for some of the troops to follow him.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Where are you going? What are you
planing?
                                                            
                       JORAND
Every castle has its secret
passage for escape in case of an
attack.
                                                            

72.

Dalandra laughs and nods her head.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            
Teranth screeches and Mianth and Gianth break formation and
now the three circle a ship cast their roaring flaming fire
at it. Laser fire emits from the ship, but the dragons
spin, loop and twist when the ship fires.

Teranth flies back toward the ship after dodging the laser
fire. He screeches.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Mianth, Gianth, you be targets.
                                                            
Mianth and Gianth regroup and they fly in front of the laser
fire, keeping the guns aimed at them.

Teranth swoops in from behind the guns and cast his fire on
them. One explodes, but the other keeps firing.

Gianth and Mianth keep the gun centered on them, as Teranth
swoops around again casting his fire on the ship. This
second gun explodes as well.

This areal battle goes on for the other dragons and ships.
                                                            
BEHIND CASTLE
                                                            
Jorand soldiers, are entering a tunnel.
                                                            
TUNNEL
                                                            
Jorand with torch in hand leads them through the mazes of
tunnels. Knowing exactly which path to take to get to the
court yard and castle gate.
                                                            
COURT YARD
                                                            
As they emerged, part of Cosmickaze's soldiers turn their
focus on them.

Cosmickaze, watches as more of his ship spiral out of
control and explode as they hit the ground. He watches as
dragons fall as well, and he smiles as he hears them
screeching.
                                                            
CASTLE GATE
                                                            
Dalandra and her group are still pinned down at the castle
gate. The arches not even able to get in range to shoot.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            

73.

Another ship spirals out of control and explodes as it hits
the ground. Teranth notices that Jorand and Dalandra are
both pinned down.

Teranth screeches and Gianth and Mianth follow him swooping
on the ground picking up pebbles in their claws and then
head for the soldiers on the ramparts bombarding them with
the stones.
                                                            
RAMPARTS
                                                            
The solders try to duck and cover firing their lasers
blindly. But now their lasers are beginning to run out of
energy and stop working. The soldiers throw them down and
start using bows and arrows.
                                                            
COSMICKAZE
                                                            
He watches as the last ship falls, and the remaining dragons
began to follow Teranth's lead diving and gathering up
stones and bombarding his troops. Cosmickaze pulls out his
sword and begins to run down the ramparts.
                                                            
                       COSMICKAZE
Charge!
                                                            
His soldiers pull out their swords and follow.
                                                            
CASTLE GATE
                                                            
Jorand gets the gate open and Dalandra's group enters the
castle grounds.

Swords clash and cling and in the heat of the battle,
Dalandra sees Cosmickaze, and she runs to meet him.

Cosmickaze sees her and grins. With fighting all around
them, they just focus on each other. They salute and their
swords clash.
                                                            
JORAND
                                                            
Jorand leads a small party through the castle, down to the
prisons, and he starts freeing his people.

He then leads them to the armory, so they can arm them self
and join in the fight.
                                                            
SKY
                                                            
Teranth circles around until at last he sees Dalandra, he
perches on one of the towers keeping his eyes on her.


74.

The other dragons circle around in the air over the fighting
humans. The humans compact in their fighting makes it
difficult for the dragons to distinguish friend from foe.
They gather around Teranth. They watch in silence as the
humans fight.
                                                            
CASTLE GROUNDS
                                                            
Both Cosmickaze and Dalandra are covered in sweat and blood.
And now more of the armies of Jorand was gathering around
watching the man and woman battle, as all of Cosmickaze
armies lay dead.

Jorand too now watches intently, showing great concern, but
also admiring Dalandra's ability and tactics.

Both Cosmickaze and Dalandra knew all eyes were on them.
Cosmickaze grins as he sees an opening and lunges forward,
but Dalandra wasn't as tired as he though and she ducks and
turns as Cosmickaze looses his balance her sword comes down
slicing his neck.

She breaths heavily her sword pointed in the ground, as
Jorand rushes toward her.

Teranth sees him and he comes flying down, landing between
him and Dalandra. He roars his eyes on Jorand.

Dalandra inhales deeply, and she glances at Jorand.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I am to go with him, so that they
may honer their dead. He wants to
give you time to honor your dead
as well, and if you lay the dead
of the enemy soldiers in a field
they will come gather them.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Tell him then that we shall meet
in two days time down by the lake.
                                                            
MONTAGE
                                                            
The dragons go to their dead and began to carry their fallen
brethren away towards the mountain.

Once in the caverns they fly down down down to the deepest
layer where the molten lave flows.

Here each drops a carcass in the lava, then fly up again to
get another. Once the last dragon is dropped they all

75.

gather on the ground, and screech. When the screeching
stops, Teranth glances at all the living that remain.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
A victorious battle, of such
grander for us. But here we lay
to rest those that lost their
lives. Yet because of their
sacrifice we will feast tonight
and feast well.
                                                            
Jorand, his people, and those that helped in is hour of need
also began to gather their dead, and place the dead enemy
soldiers in the field.
                                                            
TWO DAYS LATER
                                                            
Teranth lands, and as he does Dalandra jumps off his back.
She glances around and smiles when she sees Jorand.

Jorand walks up to her keeping his eye on Teranth. The rest
of the Council members and leaders stay back.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
Here are the conditions of the
Dragon's Treaty.

I am to mate with Jorand. Our
first born daughter is to be named
Jolandara, our first born son is
to be named Jolandar. When our
children are of age, they must go
spend time with the Dragons.

No human may ever harm a dragon,
no dragon may ever harm a human.
They must each help each other
when in need.

The dragons will be allowed to
take from your herds
                                                            
                       JORAND
But if they feast on our herds,
they would be none left for us.
                                                            
Dalandra translates. Teranth roars and bares his teeth at
Jorand as he places his snout to Jorand's nose.
                                                            
                       TERANTH
Tell it, it would be unwise of us
to deplete them of their herds and
not allow them to reproduce. It
was his kind that chased off the
            (MORE)

76.

                       TERANTH (cont'd)
wild herds that once been our
food.
                                                            
Dalandra translates as he speaks. The Council members and
other leaders debate with one another, but Jorand looks at
Dalandra.
                                                            
                       JORAND
You really want to be my wife?
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
I rather live with you then the
dragons.
                                                            
                       JORAND
But what if I decide I don't want
you to be my wife, what if I don't
want to name my children Jolandara
or Jolandar.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
If you don't agree to all his
terms one hundred percent. Then I
must spend the rest of my days
with them.
                                                            
                       JORAND
You are beautiful you know, and
I've grown really fond of you.
                                                            
The leaders glance at Jorand and they all nod.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Tell the dragon we agree to all
his terms, but that now I must
seal the deal.
                                                            
As Dalandra speaks Jorand removes his sword. Teranth
relaxes as Jorand moves his sword from the right side to the
left side.
                                                            
                       JORAND
I declare you protector of the
Nyricks, and name you....you....
                                                            
Jorand glances at Dalandra.
                                                            
                       DALANDRA
He needs a name to call you.
                                                            
Teranth glances at the humans, then back at Jorand.
                                                            

77.

                       TERANTH
They may call me the OLD WISE RED
ONE.
                                                            
Dalandra translates.
                                                            
                       JORAND
Name you the Old Wise Red One.
                                                            
As he replaces his sword, Teranth flaps his wings and as he
flies home he does acrobatics in the air. Jorand and
Dalandra passionately kiss, and the people cheer.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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