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stage left) Barkeep’s paid, now all that’s left is this. MENDEVOLIN: (signs contract, SPRUCE signs contract) Leon? LEON: Alright fine, I’ll sign your stupid contract,(signs contract) heck I’ll even pretend to be your friend, I will even join your stupid quest… but only on one condition. I take orders from nobody especialy washed-up old has-beens like you. I’ll do what I want when I want and if you don’t like it tough! MENDEVOLIN: I don’t care what you do on your own time but you’re on contract now and until this adventure is done you’re working for me and do as I say, understand? LEON: Yeah, I understand, (angrily gritting his teeth)(aside) I understand perfectly. (Exit ALL stage right) ACT II SCENE I (Enter LOWELL stage left, obviously lost) LOWELL: Where in

the name of chaos am I? I should’ve been there a long time ago. (LOWELL continues his searching) DEREK: (offstage) BORK!!!!!!!!! (as DEREK yells bork, LOWELL drops to the ground, throws map offstage left. DEREK charges onto the stage, jumps over LOWELL, sumersaults, sits up and takes in his surroundings) LOWELL: (yelling) What do you think you’re doing man! What are you doing attacking me? I didn’t do nothin’! (whiny) Leave me alone! Why does everyone always pick on me? Is it because I’m different, is it because I smell (checks himself). Look, I’m sorry if I offended you in any way, in any event, it was purely accidental. Please, don’t hurt me, just let me be on my way. DEREK: (stares)……(looking for the right words) I’m…..ummm…..sorry…..ahh…..I

didn’t see you there. You haven’t offended me, you don’t need to worry about that. As for attacking you, that would involve control over my body, which moments ago I didn’t have. LOWELL: Then you didn’t want to fight me? DEREK: (appears confused) No. I’m not sure what I wanted to do. LOWELL: What do you mean? DEREK: Well, I don’t know who you are, or where I am. One second, I’m performing routinescouting operations for the king in the village of Verge, next thing I know, I’m in the middle of these woods, flying through the air and when I sit up, I see you. By the way, who are you? LOWELL: Well, my mother always told me not to tell my name to strange people, they might be trying to kidnap me. So I’m not telling… DEREK: (shocked) Well, since you appear as lost

as I am, it might be to our advantage to join together. Besides, it’s always better to travel with company. LOWELL: Ah ha, that’s where you’re wrong, I’m not lost, I’ve got my map (holds up empty hand). (sad look, looks at DEREK) My name is Lowell. DEREK: I am Derek Arcane. Now that we’re aquainted, I’m sure that with a little luck, we’ll be able to reach our destinations. Will you join me then? LOWELL: (sobbing) my map, my beautiful map, gone. (LOWELL continues muttering as he leaves offstage right, DEREK follows, attempting to console him.) ACT II SCENE II (Enter SPRUCE followed by MEDEVOLIN and LEON stage right) MENDEVOLIN: (while entering) Spruce, are you sure that you know where you’re going? SPRUCE: Trust me (gives MENDEVOLIN big smile) I’ve lived my

whole life in foests. LEON: I can’t believe you conned me into this. Some fun this is turning out to be, I’m marching through a forest, I am soaked, there are bugs crawling in places I can’t mention to the children (points to audience), and to top it all off, you’ve probably never been in this forest have you?! That would just be the icing on the cake. C’mon Spruce (sarcasm) have you ever been in this forest?! May as well tell me, my day can’t get any worse. SPRUCE: Well no, actually I’ve never been in this forest. But, they’re all the same aren’t they? Once you’ve been in one, you’ve been in them all. All you have to know, is how to read what the forest is telling you. You have to look for things like animal trails, moss growth, and listen for the songs of

the birds. They’ll tell you all you need to know. MENDEVOLIN: Do you know how to find these things and interpret what they say? SPRUCE: No, but if I did, I know those things would help.(big smile at MENDEVOLIN) MENDEVOLIN: Do you at least know roughly where we are? SPRUCE: Yes. We’re about a half day’s walk east from Elfheim. There’s bound to be someone there who knows this Pardudious character. If he’s any kind of adventurer, he’ll be known at The Tavern. MENDEVOLIN: Well then, let’s pick up the pace, it’s going to be a long journey, 3 months to go as far south as you can, and then as far north as you possibly can, is really pushing it. LEON: Yes, I agree. We’ve been wandering through this forest for a day and half, I would kill for the chance to be back in