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Kingdom of Malaar 

By Ben Kesp

Based on the original screenplay "Kingdom of Malaar" written in 2001

Season 2

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S2 Ep1

Characters

Sira Galor, Malic Ward, Barton Malor,  Marget Galor, Soulep, Rubella with Karron and Jules 

 

Fade In.

Nine Months Later

 

INT. SCENE 1 CAVERN – NIGHT

 

Rubella stands and moves towards the BURNING FIRE at the centre of the cavern.   She closes her eyes.  Soulep steps next to her and places her hand on Rubella’s lower back.

 

SOULEP

Sister, what is it?

RUBELLA

The Armonte are getting near.

SOULEP

Much time on this world has passed since you shifted the portal to hide our presence.

RUBELLA

Yes, and the Armonte continue their search for us.  Why?

SOULEP

That I cannot answer but it tells me that the Shi has not been able to restore order to the Hall of Worlds and return the Armonte to their world. If only our brothers were alive.  How can we ever restore balance if we do not have love and healing?

RUBELLA

Our brothers’ essences are lost, scattered in the strands of time. Our time sister as watchers of the Hall of Worlds is over. 

 

Rubella turns to Soulep.

 

RUBELLA

It was the Shi that originally gifted us four elders with the essences to maintain harmony over the worlds.  They possess the power and still, they struggle after all this time to control the chaos we fled from. We must protect the innocent people of this world and prepare them for what is to come. When the moment is upon us, I trust the Shi will not abandon us.

 

Soulep nods in agreement.  

 

INT. SCENE 2 ROYAL PALACE DINING QUARTERS – MORNING 

 

Malic is seated around a long table set with FOOD.  Barton, Marget and Alana sit with him. Everyone is eating silently. Malic stops eating and looks at Alana.  

 

MALIC

Alana, I am very happy that you have joined us this morning for breakfast.  You know your place is always here with me.  

ALANA

(Smiles)

Thank you. I just have not felt like having company these past months. 

MALIC

My father, I miss, and I shall always call him father as you both have been parents to me for all my life.

(Turns to Marget)

Mother, you understand me.  We have discussed this in detail many times since I have become king.

MARGET

I cannot deny it.  Alana and Marcus raised and trained you to be who you are today.  For that, I will be eternally grateful.

(Marget places her hand on Alana’s arm)

BARTON

And besides, Alana, we need your wisdom.

Alana

Well if I am to move on from my husband’s death, then I suggest you, Barton Malor finally take Marget to be your wife.

 

Malic stands and raises his goblet.

 

MALIC

A toast is in order to a wedding that is always spoken of but after twenty three years, has never happened!  As king, I instruct that the wedding between Barton Malor and Marget Galor will take place on this day, one month from now.

 

Barton and Marget exchange looks and smile. Everyone raises their goblets and drink.  The door opens and a messenger enters and passes a sealed LETTER to Marget.

 

BARTON

Who is it from? It carries a seal.

 

Marget opens the LETTER and reads.

 

MARGET

It is from Sira.

MALIC

Sira! What does she want after all this time? 

MARGET

She wants to meet with me.

 

Barton and Malic exchange glances.

 

INT. SCENE 3 PALACE COUNCIL CHAMBERS – AFTERNOON

 

Malic sits in the council chair with Barton and Marget sitting at each side of the council table.

 

MALIC

I do not think it wise that you should visit her.  Does she dictate when we should send an envoy to her?

MARGET

I don’t believe it is an envoy she seeks.  It is her aunt she looks for.  

BARTON

Can she be trusted?  She has never contacted you until now.  She has claimed rights to under half of this kingdom and declared herself queen. Our intelligence agents tell us she has amassed an army that matches that of our own in the past nine months.

MALIC

I wish to meet with her. 

BARTON

Are you sure that is wise?

 

Malic looks away. Marget notices.

 

MARGET

What do you mean Barton? 

BARTON

I am just cautious that now might not be a good time for the king to meet with Sira.  I suggest you go with an armed guard and meet with Sira.  You can broach the topic of a diplomatic meeting and report back on what you see. Go to Sira as her aunt.  I do not believe any harm will come to you.

MARGET

Agreed. 

 

Marget looks at Malic who nods silently.

 

EXT. SCENE 4 RIARC MOUNTAIN TOPS - EVENING

 

Rubella and Soulep stand on the windy SNOW covered MOUNTAIN TOPS overlooking the ocean to the north.

 

SOULEP

Sira and Malic must meet so we can prepare both of them for the battle ahead.

RUBELLA

Do you believe we can defend this world against what is coming?  The Armonte are a powerful race.  Their combined power of magic is strong. You and I alone will not match them.

SOULEP

We do not know how many of the Armonte will arrive.  The Shi may have stopped many of them.

RUBELLA

The Shi may have, and it may also be possible that the Shi were distracted with more pressing matters like the species from the K-73 realm and from Auskan land. We could try and bargain with the Armonte.  Find out what is their purpose, their needs?

SOULEP

Simple.  They want power.  They want what we had. I suggest we start preparing defences and more importantly it is time we made ourselves known to the people of this world. Suggestions?

RUBELLA

Yes.  We shall use the ancient temple on the Hill of Tatum to make ourselves known.  It will be easier for the people to associate us with the gods of old that their ancestors once believed in. You will make contact with Sira and direct her to the temple and I shall do the same with Malic.

 

The sisters stare outwards onto the ocean and the DARKENING sky overhead.

 

INT. SCENE 5 PALACE COUNCIL CHAMBER – NIGHT 

 

The door of the council chamber opens and Barton enters.  The room is lit with two small CANDLES. Barton sees Malic seated at the council table.  Closing the door he moves towards him and sits.

 

BARTON

You sent for me.

MALIC

Yes. Has my mother departed?

BARTON

Yes. She left this afternoon with a contingent of soldiers.

MALIC

Barton, I do not wish my mother to know about Sira and me.  Perhaps I should not have even told you, but on clashing into her in the Palace Hall, the shock of the moment overtook me. 

BARTON

With her landing you onto your back!  If it were not for the explosion that shuddered the eastern wall of the palace and Lorenz dragging Sira out of there, she would have driven her sword into you where you lay. 

MALIC

I have never looked into another with such hatred in their eyes.

BARTON

Exactly why we had to act when we did or she would show none of us mercy.  She is a skilled and dangerous soldier who has mastered control of her emotional reactions. (Pauses)

But if you wish me to keep this from Marget, I will not tell her that you and Sira lay together.

MALIC

(Stands)

I feel ashamed.

BARTON

You were not to know who she was when you met her.

MALIC

That is true but now that I know she is my cousin it does not rest well with me.  My mother; her father, are siblings.

BARTON

It is something that should not be revealed to anyone, even the public. The new king, the Siris heir that everyone has rejoiced and accepted to the throne, turns out to be the nephew of Sebastian Galor, the tyrant.

MALIC

I don’t believe Sira will open up about this so it is a secret we will bring with us to the grave.

BARTON

Agreed. Get some sleep.  We’ll wait for Marget to return and see what Sira’s demands are.

MALIC

Good night.

 

Barton exits the council room and closes the door.  Malic turns into the darkness. He stands.

 

MALIC

Who is there?

 

Rubella enters the candlelight.  She removes her hood and smiles.

 

MALIC

Goddess Rubella! 

RUBELLA

Hello, my child. It is time to begin the next part of your destiny for the Kingdom of Malaar.  I want you to visit the ancient temple on the Hill of Tatum, three days from now. I will meet with you there and reveal all.

 

Rubella disappears into the darkness.  Malic places his hands onto the council table staring into the darkness. 

 

INT. SCENE 6 KARK CITY PALACE – MIDDAY

 

Marget and the contingent are escorted into the main entrance hall of the palace. Marget observes it is still under construction.  A door to her left opens and Sira exits. Marget moves towards her.

 

MARGET

Sira, my dear niece.  It has been too long.

 

Marget rushes and hugs Sira who responds.

 

SIRA

Aunt, please come with me.  Your men will be escorted to the outside courtyard.  No harm will come to them. 

 

Sira nods at the soldiers and follows Sira into the room and the door closes.

 

MARGET

You are constructing a new palace.  You have much work done.  

SIRA

This is the city palace.  It always existed. I am only making improvements and extending it. 

MARGET

Are you comfortable here?

SIRA

Yes.  It has become my home and I welcome you to it, Marget.  Please have a seat. You must be hungry after your travels. I did not expect you so soon.

 

Marget moves to a table with food and sits.

 

MARGET

I left on instantly receiving your invitation.  I have wished to see you for many months but did not feel that I should do it. I know how much you were hurting when we last spoke.

SIRA

Yes, but now I am refocused and I have put all of that behind me.  I have my own kingdom to rule and I have pushed the boundaries into Ostund Land.

MARGET

Did you travel to the Riarc Mountains?

SIRA

Partly however the stories are correct, it is an inhospitable land. I could have ventured further however I was not at my best condition.

MARGET

Oh! Have you been ill?

SIRA

No, with child.

 

Marget stares at Sira.

 

SIRA

I have recently given birth to a daughter and I have named her Eve.

MARGET

How is it possible, I don’t understand! You have not been gone so long to have conceived a child unless you were..... I am at a loss for words, my dear niece, but I am happy for you!  Perhaps motherhood will have a wonderful effect on you. Where is my grand niece?

SIRA

I will show her to you once you have eaten but she is more than your grand niece, Marget.  She is also your granddaughter.

 

Marget places her goblet onto the table, keeping her eyes locked with Sira.

 

EXT. SCENE 7 FLAGSHIP OF THE ARMONTE ARMADA – NIGHT

 

The ARMADA OF SHIPS sails in rough open seas. A door opens and a man with only his BOOTS showing, steps onto the wooden deck.  He moves towards JULES (ARMONTE FEMALE ELDER) who standing at the bow of the ship staring out into the rough seas. The man now in view, KARRON (ARMONTE MALE ELDER) stands next to her.

 

JULES

You were correct.  This portal has brought us to the Kingdom of Malaar.

KARRON

Do you feel them too?

JULES

Yes. The Korninti sisters will continue to trick and evade us. Their power is alone in this world.

KARRON

Then they will be easy to find.  It is time to eliminate the rivals and wipe out the last of the Korninti elders.

 

The FLAGSHIP sails forward. 

 

Fade Out.

 

 

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