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Skylin

SKYLIN

by Frederick Packard and Joshua Valliere


issue: 1

characters: Skylin


PAGE 1

(Splash)


Panel 1

The Demon King sits on his throne drinking from his goblet.


His giant Serpent lurks ominously behind him in the shadows with eyes like 4 burning red flames.


skylin narration:

Eight hundred years ago, the six kingdoms were all ruled by the Demon King.


PAGE 2


Panel 1

Wide shot of a large dragon like shadow flies over Ice Kingdom villagers as they look up in horror.


Skylin narration:

His cruelty overshadowed the continent as he destroyed anyone who opposed him.


Panels 2-3

Wide shot of destruction raining down on a Marshland village.


skylin narration:

All of the noble families were powerless against his armies, so they bowed to his will.


Chase (off panel):

Father wouldn’t kneel for no one!


Panel 4

The Demon King's Serpent drops Ice Kingdom soldiers into a deep canyon where they will surely perish.


skylin narration:

Shhh, who’s telling the story here...


chase (off panel):

Ooops sorry!


PAGE 3


Panel 1

Children of the Volcanic Islands look up from the shore of their village after the Demon Serpent left only debris of their homes.


skylin narration:

The Demon King was so powerful, he took whatever he wanted from the Six Kingdoms.
Even little children as slaves, haha!


Panel 2

The Demon King flying on his Demon Serpent holding an all black jagged sword in his right hand and magic coming out of his left. They fly unhindered through a Mountainous Region city.


chase (off):

How is this supposed to help me sleep...


skylin narration:

You see, the Demon King had the only Serpent and was able to use powerful dark magic.


Panel 3

Wide shot of a Woodland Divide village on fire up high in a redwood like forest. The homes are like large tree houses.


skylin narration:

No one could resist him and whoever tried was never seen again.


chase (off):

Why couldn’t anybody stop him? Where are the Serpent Riders?


skylin narration:

I'm getting to that!


PAGE 4

Panel 1

Six hooded figures are standing in front of an ancient obelisk with markings. They lay their offerings at the base of the obelisk.


Skylin narration:

The leaders of the six noble families journeyed to the floating city with offerings to the ancient ones.


Panel 2

Extreme wide shot of the showing the entire obelisk with a glow shooting straight up. The nobles are tiny in comparison and stand at the base of the obelisk.


Skylin narration:

When the spirits heard their prayers


Panel 3

Even more extreme wide shot showing a floating island above a beautiful night landscape. A beam of light shoots straight up from the island and lighting up the sky.


skylin narration:

A flood of light rushed up the obelisk and into the sky, cracking it open. The rift was seen across all the lands like a second sun.


Panel 4

Six Serpents in silhouette flying within a vortex of glowing clouds above the floating island.


Skylin narration:

And from the heavens, Six Serpents descended upon the floating city.


Panel 5

The Serpents approach the hooded nobles.


Skylin narration:

They bonded to their chosen riders, assuming the appearance of the lands they now belonged to.

PAGE 5

Panel 1

Close up of a page from a book. The page shows the nobles' Serpents are laying waste to the Demon King's forces


skylin narration:

With their new bestowed powers, the Serpent Riders battled the Demon King's forces, winning victory after victory until finally, only the Demon King remained.


Panel 2

The book is slammed shut.


FX:

SCHWAAAP


Panel 3

Low angle showing Skylin, a 17 years old blond young woman sitting on Chase's bed. Chase is a young 6 year old boy. His bedroom has showcases some Ice Kingdom elements such as an arctic bear pelt hanging on the wall.


chase:

What happened to the Demon King?
(beat)
And what about his Serpent?


PAGE 6

Panel 1

CARLY, a 19 year old noble and daughter of the Ice King, enters the room perturbed. She is dressed ready for bed.


Carly:

I have a lot that needs to be done, Skylin!
(beat)
There isn't time for you to play with my brother.


Panel 2

Close up of Chase yelling at his sister, Carly.


chase:

She has to finish telling me the story of the Demon King!


Panel 3

Carly continues to walk past Chase's room, down the hallway towards her own room. She doesn't even bother with a verbal response.


Panel 4

Skylin covers Chase's mouth, stopping him from yelling anymore. Chase calms down.


Skylin:

When I return, we will finish this story...
(beat)
And start the story of Sir Thomas the brave and his Serpent Astarot.


Panel 5

Chase submits reluctantly and gives Skylin an angry pout.


chase:

But I must know, or I won't be able to sleep for weeks.


PAGE 7

Panel 1

Skylin smiles sitting on the edge of Chase's bed. A candle is on his side table.


skylin:

Good, always triumphs over evil.


SKYLIN:

I guess that just ruined the ending haha.


Panel 2

Close up of Skylin blowing out the candle.


Panel 3

Over Chase's shoulder watching Skylin turn out all the lights in his room.


chase:

Why do you have to go too? Can't you stay here with me?


skylin:

Your sister will need my help on the journey. I will be back in a few weeks. Serpent Riders aren't allowed servants while in training.


Panel 4

Skylin kisses Chase on the cheek as he closes his eyes.


Chase:

Bring me back a Serpent!


skylin:

Haha. Sorry Chase, but I don't think they will let me take one.


Panel 5

Skylin stands in the doorway about to exit Chase's bedroom.


skylin:

Goodnight little prince, tomorrow your sister leaves to become the next Serpent rider and soon there will be stories written about her.


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