Act 3, Scene 1: Not Kidnapping the Queen


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%LIG% LX 3100 - STANDBY for GO: DBO with dim blue reading light (link to LX 0002)

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%MIX% Unmute Desk

%MIX% Pan: ON
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%MIX% Lynard: ON
%MIX% Curry: ON
%MIX% Tani: ON
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%HND% Curtain - open

%AMB% AMB-0901 - Outside at Night

%LIG% LX 3210 - Lights on

%ACT% Will, Sly, Jack, Cal, Florence and Ortha enter from [7]

%ACT% Will whistles

%SND% SND-0901 - Whistle
%MUS% MUS-0901 - Cue 1

%SND% SND-0901 (cont.) - Open Driver Door

%ACT% Illyan gets out of the car

%ACT% Florence links to Ortha, Cal links to Florence

Illyan: "Good evening everyone! Are we ready to go?"

Florence: "I'd like to go through the steps again one more time before we start."

Ortha: "Yes, that's a good idea. I don't have a very good feeling about this."

Will: "Alright. So this is the plan. Correct me if I'm wrong, Illyan. Florence, Cal and Ortha get on the back of the truck, and Illyan drives into the city."

Illyan: "Check."

Will: "Illyan stops at the north end of the park, behind the hedge."

Illyan: "Check."

Will: "A few minutes before midnight, Ortha flies northeast, over the palace wall, and goes in circles until she sees the Queen in the palace garden."

Illyan: "Yes, correct".

Will: "Ortha swoops down, grabs the Queen, and brings her back to the car, where Cal and Florence are going to take care of her. Illyan then drives everyone back here."

Illyan: "Yup."

Will: "We then have about an hour or two before the Queen's absence will be noticed."

Cal: "Which means if we don't manage to bring her back until then, we're fucked six ways to Sunday."

Ortha: "Oh, that's a new one."

Florence: "Okay, Ortha, ready to go now?"

Ortha: "I'm a bit worried about the wind - spot landings are tricky with heavy crosswinds. Even for me. But I'll make do."

Florence: "Then let's get on the truck."

%ACT% Illyan gets into the driver seat

%ACT% Ortha reluctantly walks towards the back of the truck, Cal and Florence follow along.

%ACT% Ortha stops.

%MUS% MUS-0902 - Cue 2

Cal: "What is it?"

Ortha: "I really don't like small enclosed spaces. I've been in a cage for too long."

Cal: "We'll be by your side the whole time. Relax. There's nothing to worry about."

Ortha: "If you say so …"

%MUS% MUS-0903 - Cue 3

%ACT% Ortha carefully sniffs the back of the truck

Ortha: "Wait … something doesn't smell right … GET BEHIND ME! IT'S A TRAP! QUICK!"

%ACT% Florence and Cal dive for cover behind Ortha

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 1 ————————-

%ACT% Ortha grabs the tarp, and rips it off the back of the truck in one swift motion and …

%SND% SND-0902 - Ripping Cloth
%MUS% MUS-0904 - Cue 4

%ATT% … reveals Soldier 1-3 standing next to each other. Soldier 1 is carrying a net, Soldier 2 is carrying a tranquilizer blowtube, Soldier 3 carries a machine gun

%ACT% Soldier 3 whips up his gun and fires a salve into the party


%ACT% Will is hit and drops down

%ACT% Sly dies

%ACT% Jack dies

%MIX% Curry: OFF

Cal: "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!"

%ACT% Soldier 1 throws the net at Ortha, and gets her half-assedly tangled up in it.

%ACT% Soldier 2 shoots a tranq dart at Ortha and hits her. It gets stuck in her fur.

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 2 ————————-

%ACT% Ortha tries to get the net off herself

%ACT% Soldier 3 leans over the edge of the truck, trying to shoot at Cal and Florence

%ACT% Soldier 3 fires a few single shots

Illyan: "Don't shoot … we need her alive!"

%ACT% Ortha gets rid of the net, and jumps onto the truck bed.

%SND% SND-0903 - Tortured Truck
%SND% PRE-0902 - Soldier 1, 2: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"

%ACT% Soldier 1, 2 jump off the truck and take cover on the front side of the truck

%ACT% Soldier 3 is frozen in place

Soldier 3: "*whine*"

%ACT% Soldier 3 shoots two more times

%ACT% Ortha is thrown back by the impact of the hits

Illyan: "I said don't shoot at her!"

%ACT% Ortha lunges at Soldier 3

%SND% PRE-0903 - Soldier3: "Yeeeeeaaaaaaargh!"

%SND% SND-0904 - Crack

%ACT% Ortha breaks his neck, then throws him over board towards level 1.

%SND% SND-0905 - Bodyfall

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 3 ————————-

%ACT% Ortha jumps forward, and tries to get at Illyan inside the driver cabin.

%ACT% Ortha bites the drivers cabin

%SND% SND-0906 - Metal Crash

%ACT% Ortha shakes the drivers cabin

%SND% SND-0907 - Metal Rattle

%ACT% Ortha smashes the window trying to reach inside.

%SND% SND-0908 - Glass Break

%ACT% Illyan fights back (interaction between Ortha and Illyan continues in background. Improvise!)

%ACT% Cal leaves his cover, and runs forward

%ACT% Cal grabs the machine gun from the dead soldier 3

Illyan: "The bloody tranquilizer is not working! In god's name, DO SOMETHING!"

%ACT% Cal runs back to take cover

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 4 ————————-

%ACT% Soldier 1 draws a pistol

%ACT% Soldier 2 gets his tranquilizer blowtube ready

%ACT% Soldier 1 and 2 leave cover, walking along the side of the truck, while Solder 1 shoots at them at the back of the truck, covering Soldier 2

%ACT% Cal blindly shoots around the corner

%ACT% Soldier 1 and 2 stop, Soldier 2 points his tranquilizer blowtube at Ortha, shoots, and hits

%ACT% They move back.

%ACT% Ortha stumbles and her attacks become sluggish

%ACT% Cal shoots one more time

%ACT% Soldier 1 dies

Soldier 1: "Aaaaaaaaaargh!"

%ACT% Cal shoots more until he's out of ammo

%ACT% Soldier 2 dives back into cover

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 5 ————————-

Cal: "Fuck! I'm out of ammo!"

Florence: "Why didn't you shoot the tires?"


%ACT% Ortha sways from side to side

%ACT% Ortha collapses on the back of the truck, slumped partly over the driver's cabin

%SND% SND-0909 - Crash

%MUS% MUS-0905 - Cue 5 (Rythm!)

Florence: "No, Ortha, don't give in! You have to get off the truck, now! Come on!"

%SND% SND-0909 (cont.) - Motor Starts

Ortha: "They … I think they poisoned me … I can't … move my legs any more …"

Cal: "NO! ORTHA!"

%ACT% Cal completely loses his shit

%ACT% Cal tries to pull her off the truck by her tail (she doesn't move, she's way too heavy)

Cal (crying) "Noooohooohoooo! Florence, help me pull!"

%ACT% Florence pulls

%ACT% Cal cries in desperation

Florence: "Forget it, she's way to heavy!"

Ortha: "Run … you fools …"

%MUS% MUS-0906 - Cue 6 (Rythm!)

%ACT% Soldier 2 throws away the tranquilizer blowtube, and produces a machine pistol

%ACT% Ortha goes limp, and her eyes close

Cal: "No, Ortha, I'm not going to let you go … never!"

%MIX% Tani: OFF

%MIX% Telepathic FX: OFF

%ATT% ————————- BATTLE PHASE 6 ————————-

%ACT% Cal frantically pulls at her tail, to no avail

%ACT% Illyan shoots out of the window

%ACT% Soldier 2 climbs on the back of the truck from behind level 2

Florence: "Cal, this is our last chance to run!"

Cal (crying): "Nohooohooooo!"

%ACT% Florence punches Cal in the face

Florence: "RUN YOU IDIOT"

Cal: "Wahahahaaaa!"

%ACT% Florence runs, leaving to [7]

%ACT% Cal runs, leaving to [7]

%ACT% Soldier 2 shoots a machine gun salve after them, but misses

%ACT% Soldier 2 bangs on top of the driver's cabin three times

%SND% SND-0910 - Knock Knock Knock

%SND% PRE-0905 - Soldier2: "Hit it!"

%ACT% Illyan puts the pedal to the metal

%FOG% Huge puff of smoke from the rear

%SND% SND-0911 - Motor Revs Up, Tires skidding
%SND% SND-0909 - FADE

%LIG% LX 3199 - Lights out

%SND% SND-0910 (cont.) - Sound of truck disappearing into the night.

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%HND% Curtain - close

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