9th Ghost : In The Wake of Evil
A crew of peasants are forced into slavery by a tyrant King. Held captave on the world's first Warship, Royce Hunther and a barrage of rowdy slaves transform their "Vessel from Hell" into the world's first Outlaw Pirate Brigade.
In the Wake of Evil is Inspired by the fantasy adventure films from the 80's, Pirate films of the 2000's, and a dash of Anime power-ups to keep things exciting!
EXT. VOLTAM VILLAGE - DAY
The peasant village at the base of the Voltam castle is a
cold grey ghost town.
Rain pours down hard on the vacant dirt roads. Burnt remains
of plague ridden bodies litter the wayside.
ROYCE, a medium size man with short brown hair and goatee
walks briskly along the main road, his hood is drawn and a
gunny sack is draped over his shoulder. He’s cautious as he
moves past the dead making sure to keep a safe distance.
Perched crows squawk from the rotten fence that lines the
muddy road leading to the castle.
The plague appeared in Voltam two seasons ago. A sickness so powerful not even the King’s magic could stop it. He believes it was an evil spell cast upon him by the Centry wizards. The Kingdom has eroded and death has crept in every door.
EXT. VOLTAM VILLAGE - SQUARE - DAYA group of peasants have gathered in the village square. A large placard has been posted on stakes for all to see. Voltam guards armed with swords pace though the crowd.
What are we supposed to do?
Who is going to care for my family?
Let’s kill those bastards for what they’ve done to us!
What about my crops?The people are filled with grief, panic, anger, and sadness all at the same time. Behind the square hundreds of armed soldiers are running drills, readying weapons, and mounting cannons to wagons. Navigating through the crowd of people Royce catches the eye of an elderly man with a large wooden walking stick.
Pardon me sir. What’s going on?
Read for yourself.The old man points to the placard.
Citizens of Voltam, Your KING DEMANDS all men younger then fifty to report for duty with the Voltam Army. You will take up arms against the Kingdom of Centry and help rid our land of this Plague they have placed upon us. All deserters will be punished as traitors to the crown of Voltam.
They can’t do this to us?
Haven’t we suffered enough?
Damn this kingdom!A nearby guard ushers men toward the newly established army encampment. A line has formed where men give their names, undress, are checked for signs of plague, redress in Voltam uniforms, are armed with swords, and are escorted to basic training.
Move it! You’ve read the King’s orders.Royce steps away from the soldier.
You don’t want to make trouble for yourself now. Come along.
I can’t, my wife.
You’re breaking me heart. You don’t have a choice.Royce shakes his head defiantly and darts off through the crowd.
Get back here Royce! We know where you live! We’ll find you!
INT. VOLTAM CASTLE - THRONE ROOM - DAYThe King screams orders at Commander Longs.
Form a brute squad, I want these treasonous deserters hunted down and caught!
EXT. ROGERS’ FARM - VOLTAM - DAYRogers, a slim man with silver streaks in his beard, refuses to leave his farm and crops. Surrounded by the brute squad, he fights them off with his rake.
Get the hell off my land!
Come now old timer, you’ve got no chance.
Piss off!Unwilling to surrender he is beaten badly and taken prisoner.
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