First Cleric wrote:Maybe he's building a new kind of BlitzRocket. The OTT is very seaish now. Who else is involved in BlitzRocket design.
Having almost reached the Grotto, the Pope stops in his tracks.
The Pope wrote:mscha! He's been a long time in the basement, leaving us a bot to try to fool us. But I just saw him recently.
First Cleric wrote:Something's up. I can feel it.
They continue walking past the camera, which pans to follow
, revealing the Grotto in the background. There are two small figures praying next to what appears to be a canoe. The Pope and First Cleric stop as they arise, but when they see it's the Pope, they both kneel and bow their heads. Their POV, medium shot looking up at Pope and First Cleric
CU on the two kneeling people
The Pope wrote:Arise, you are in Grotto. We are all equal, and very riverish, next to the Great Lord Randall whom we contemplate here. May we join you?
, who rise up.
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Your Pontiffness! I could hardly say no!
Beidah wrote:But I bet you could say 'ni'!
whispered, jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Hush, that's The Pope!
Beidah wrote:Yeah, I was wondering what came of that cult/religion thing.
The Pope moves into the shot.
The camera moves
The Pope wrote:Well, welcome! You have found yourself right in the middle of it. Allow me to introduce First Cleric.
to include First Cleric.
Beidah wrote:Beidah. We were just contemplating the Old Times. To read The Whole Thing was, how do you say it now, "Zanclean"?
CU - The Pope
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Yes. A lot has changed. The pace is much calmer now.
The Pope wrote:Beidah...now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time...a long time.
First Cleric wrote:One of the Old Ones!
The Pope wrote:Not only that, but a real BlitzGirl the Primordial! In the flesh!
The Pope kneels before them.medium shot on the two Old Ones
First Cleric wrote:I thought they were just, well, you know. Mythical.
The camera pulls back to include all four
The Pope wrote:Oh no, they are very real.
as the Pope turns to the Old Ones.
The Pope wrote:Smopu hvala nuvi dict amuah!
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Whazzat mean?
Beidah wrote:Hush! It's religion!
The Pope wrote:"I am deeply honored to be among you." It's in the language of the Raft People. Which I guess is not the language of the Canoe people.
First Cleric wrote:So, you both Blitzed the thread before there was such a thing?
Beidah wrote:If that's what you call it.
The camera focuses on First Cleric
The Pope wrote:Wonderful! Zanclean! You know what this means?
, and stays focused on him as he becomes more and more agitated.
First Cleric wrote:No, no. Not now. The redundakitties, remember?
The Pope wrote:We must have a canonization! A wingish celebration!
First Cleric wrote:No! We have a mission! What about BlitzGirl?
The Pope wrote:Where's the herald? Sound it from the Highest Hill! We cannot delay!
First Cleric wrote:Focus, your Popeness! Think about mscha! What's happening?
The Pope wrote:It's a most Baobabish happening! Two BlitzGirl the Primordials!
First Cleric wrote:Kieryn! The BlitzRockets! Something's not right here. We can't just...
First Cleric is cut off by (SFX)
a huge roar in the sky. He looks up.Wide shot, looking towards the Cathedral.
- The sky darkens as the sound builds to a deafening whine, there is a thunderclap and a bright flash, and something blindingly bright rushes quickly by overhead, too quickly to make out, and continues over the cliffs as the camera follows
offscreen, jimbobmacdoodle wrote:What the ch*rp?
As the sound fades, there is an unmistakable echo of "molpy molpy molpy", and then nothing. Wide shot, looking along the cliffs
where we pick out Second Scribe, rushing towards the Grotto. She is shouting something, but is too far away for us to make it out. First Cleric moves into the scene, looking towards where the craft vanished.
The camera trucks back
First Cleric wrote:You see - we can't have the celebration now.
to also include The Pope.
The Pope wrote:Of course we can! And we have a third Blitzer! This is Awesomeful! Can you make out what Second Scribe is saying?
First Cleric wrote:No, but I can't imagine it's good news.
The Pope wrote:Of course it is. Three Blitzers! How much better...
The Pope is cut off by SFX
another loud thunderclap as the sky is filled with kaliedescopic patterns... Wide shot - another section of the sky
...and what appears to be a another BlitzRocket roars past, making a sixty degree curve right above the Grotto. It disappears over the cliffs just as the previous one did.Close-up on The Pope
, clearly in awe, and contemplating the meaning of all this. The Second Scribe rushes into the scene and grabs the Pope's attention.The camera pulls back.
Second Scribe wrote:The molpies are missing! The molpies are missing!
The Pope wrote:Say... what?
Second Scribe wrote:The molpies are missing! All of BlitzGirl's molpies are gone!
First Cleric wrote:This can't be good.
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Could somebody fill me in on what all of this means?
The Pope wrote:It means that...
The Pope is cut off as a deep rumble is both heard and felt in the ground.Close-up on First Cleric, looking up.
First Cleric wrote:Oh. My. Randall.
A shadow comes over First Cleric's face, and continues moving across the entire valley.Wide shot - the sky
, or what can be seen of it. The underside of a huge object that could only be described as a sky-castle, floats above the valley as the sounds get louder and deeper. It drifts towards the Great Cathedral, allowing us to see it's castle form, and then with a loud scream rushes over the cliffs just like the other craft.
Second Scribe wrote:Holy Grapevine!
The Pope wrote:The molpies?
Close-up on a scroll held by Second Scribe
Second Scribe wrote:No. Maybe. Look at this.
, upon which is written "Gazebo Ointment Harpsichord Credenza Bungalow
Second Scribe wrote:It's the Book of Revelations. I've been studying it for nearly a full yip, and I think I've figured out what it might mean.
medium shot - the group
The Pope wrote:You've been working on that since, well, since the Stations of the Ong.
Second Scribe wrote:Yes, and I almost understood it, until I... well... Never mind. There's a gathering. A conference. Something. I'm not sure. But it's not here, it's there.
First Cleric wrote:Then we must go.
The Pope wrote:Yes, we must. But you know what that means.
Beidah wrote:You have to pack?
The Pope wrote:No, alas that which I must do is also that which I cannot do. It is a basic tenet of the Order of the Holy Contradiction.
First Cleric wrote:But I can go.
The Pope wrote:No, you can't. You are bound by the same rules as I am.
First Cleric wrote:... which means I must go.
The Pope wrote:Indeed. You are wise beyond your ways. Are you ready?
First Cleric wrote:No.
Second Scribe wrote:Then you must depart at once.
Beidah wrote:This is daft!
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:Hush - it's religion!
The Pope wrote:You say perhaps I pray too much. You could be right. But there is Time for everything. Here, take my prayer tiles; they may be handy on your voyage.
First Cleric wrote:If only I had the Book of Armaments!
The Pope wrote:It will be there when you need it.
The camera follows First Cleric
Second Scribe wrote:Randalspeed!
as he begins to climb the cliff above the Grotto.
humming to herself, Second Scribe wrote:Find every molpy,
Don't lose your steam.
Follow every signpost.
That should be your theme!
As First Cleric passes the Holy Arrow of Armageddon, he stops, thinks for a moment, reaches down, and plucks it out of the ground. It comes out easily, and he sticks it in a fold in his cloak, and then continues to climb.Wide shot, looking down from his POV
. Pope and Second Scribe kneel down.
The Pope and Second Scribe wrote:Smopu hvala nuvi dict amuah!
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:What just happened?
The Pope wrote:I don't really know.