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Welcome to the Official XWPVS Virtual Season 8.  We will present you with 22 episodes that I am sure you will enjoy.  We would also like to hear from you. You can write us at: theofficialxwpvs@hotmail.com

Now... On with the show.


The following episode written for the Xena Warrior Princess Virtual Season is a work of fiction based upon the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. The original characters are used strictly for fan purposes and NOT for profit. There is no intent to infringe upon or violate any copyrights held by Studio USA, Renaissance Pictures, Universal Television or any other organization that owns the rights to this series.

The script, story ideas, and any characters created by the authors that are not part of the original series are copyrighted and remain the sole property of those authors. Also, any original artworks are copyrighted and remain the sole property of those artists. Permission to use any of the written or drawn works herein must be submitted to the original author(s) and artist(s).

 

 

 




Xena Warrior Princess Virtual Season Episode

814: Revenant

Written by: Magenta

Illustrated by: Amber, Gina, Kathy Austin, Marycat, and Trish

ad by: Blitzgal


TEASER

FADE IN:

1. ROPE BRIDGE - DAY - THIRTY-TWO YEARS AGO

Callisto, her long blonde hair unruly and her white eyes wild, throws lightning to counter the goddess Velasca's attack.

Behind the self-proclaimed Warrior Queen, Gabrielle hangs by one hand over a violent lava flow.

Up on the precipice, Xena is wrapping a length of rope around her waist.

Velasca and Callisto's energies have depleted... only thing left to do is fight hand-to-hand. They rush each other, un-Goddessly caterwauling echoing through the canyon.

 

GABRIELLE
(shouting)

Cut the bridge, Xena! Do it!

 

XENA

Gabrielle! Don't take your eyes off of me!!

 

The Warrior Princess cuts the ropes and the two battling goddesses plunge into the lava flow, their hatred for each other bringing them back together as they fall.

Gabrielle's hands start to slip and Xena makes a leap of faith, with the rope tied around her waist, catching Gabrielle before she could plummet to her death.

CUT TO:

2. LAVA FLOW

With a searing splash, Callisto and Velasca land in the lava, fighting all the while. The goddesses scream and claw and throw lightning at each other as they struggle to stay afloat and escape the pull of molten earth.

Callisto finally sees the seriousness of their predicament as she tries to stay up.

The lava is flowing over them and will eventually bury them.

 

CALLISTO

XENA!

 

VELASCA

Don't waste your breath, blondie. She won't come for you. She's killed two birds with one stone... all for that insipid little girl.

(beat)

If it weren't for you, I could teleport out of this mess...

 

CALLISTO

If it weren't for me?!

 

VELASCA

I had to use all of my powers to fight you...

 

Callisto tries to teleport to no avail.

 

Lava flows around them, giving the appearance of sinking... but they're being buried under the hardening lava.

 

VELASCA

Your hatred of Xena is renown... why did you attack me?! Together, we could have decimated all that she loved.

 

CALLISTO

I don't need your help to kill Xena.

 

VELASCA

Could have fooled me...

 

They are overwhelmed by the lava. They struggle against the lava, but it's no use. The top portion is hardening rapidly.

Callisto tries to use her lightning, but again, to no avail. She screams.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

3. PRECIPICE OVER-LOOKING OLD LAVA BED - DAY

A patchwork ball lands by the precipice and is then picked up by a young girl whose slight smirk belies the hideous evil beneath her childlike exterior.

Her blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair are traits she picked up from her mother - Gabrielle - for this is Hope, Child of Dahak.

The patchwork ball gets away from the girl and falls into the canyon and onto the hardened lava flow.

CUT TO:

Callisto looks around. With her lightning, she's been able to make a little bit of room for herself, but not enough to escape. She can see through the other side to Velasca, whose insane hatred burns deep within her grey/green eyes.

Callisto laughs.

 

CALLISTO

Hope is calling for me. Enjoy your immortality, Velasca!

 

Suddenly, a fissure zigzags its way just above the Warrior Queen and her flames issue forth in a column, allowing her to teleport out and onto the precipice where Hope is waiting.

 

PAN TO VELASKA

Velasca screams and fights against the hard lava, but to no avail. She tries lightning, but it creates a cave-in - whatever progress she had made is now gone.

 

VELASCA

CALLISTO! You bitch! I'm going to find you! You mark my words. When I get free, the world will tremble with fear!

CUT TO:

5. PRECIPICE

Callisto helps Hope stand and they walk away, unconcerned with the maniacal yelling of the entombed Goddess.

CUT TO:

6. SHOW PASSAGE OF TIME - SPEED UP - DAYS/NIGHTS/YEARS/DOWNFALL OF GODS - PAN CAMERA THROUGH EARTH TO VELASKA

On top is the world at large, beneath is Velasca, trapped in the lava. Time passes above, but nothing has changed for the goddess. She doesn't know that the Greek gods are no more... she doesn't know that Callisto has been redeemed. She just continues to shoot her lightning and try to free herself, but it only causes more landslides.

 

VELASCA

The only thing that matters to me now is revenge. I will get you, Gabrielle. Everything you hold dear will feel my wrath. I'll tie you down and make you watch as I flay your precious Xena and draw and quarter your mommy and your daddy and your darling little sister.

(beat)

I am the Queen and the Goddess and We will destroy everything you love. The Amazons will bow before Us or perish in Our flame.

(beat)

All who do not submit to Our power and aid Us in Our quest to pulverize you will die a most painful death. And you will live long enough to relinquish your Rite of Caste to Us... and We will take Our rightful place as Queen Goddess of the Amazons!

CUT TO:

7. PRECIPICE - NIGHT

Small pebbles begin to move, then a piece of the precipice falls. An earthquake is shaking the countryside. An old, dying tree falls and animals can be heard skittering.

CUT TO:

8. LAVA - SAME

Another fissure forms in the lava and zigzags its way across the flow. A pounding can be heard.

CUT TO:

9. VELASCA - SAME

The goddess sees her opportunity and starts to use force and lightning to move chunks of the hardened lava.

CUT TO:

10. LAVA - SAME

Velasca's hand shoots up through the fissure and pulls the rest of her body up and free of the tomb.

She slowly stands and tilts her head first to one side then the other, cracking and popping her neck.

She rolls her shoulders and laughs.

 

VELASCA

If they think she's trouble... wait till they get a load of me...

 

And with a flash, she disappears.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

11. FOREST CLEARING - SAME

Xena and Gabrielle are sleeping in their usual arrangements: the dwindled fire pit, Xena and Gabrielle.

Suddenly, Xena wakes up and runs over to Gabrielle to get her to wake up.

Their horses start to act funny, then the earthquake hits.

The bard hasn't woken up and there's little for Xena to do other than crouch over her and watch for falling trees.

After a few moments, the earthquake ends and the horses settle down. The warrior falls back onto her haunches and shakes her head affectionately at the bard.

 

XENA
(sighs affectionately)

We really need to work on this heavy sleeping thing of yours...

 

Xena stands and stretches, then heads over to the horses to make sure they're okay.

Gabrielle sits up, her eyes wide with fear.

 

GABRIELLE

Velasca!

 

FADE TO BLACK

END TEASER

 

ACT I


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