Act 1, Scene 4: Blind Date

Character Actor / Hands (Voice) Puppet Clothing Accessoires Microphone
Raindancer Eisfuchs / Tigerseye Raindancer Student uniform Pendant Mic x
Potami Tani / o'wolf Potami Potami's clothes Potami's bag Mic x
Pigrat1 Runo Pigrat
Pigrat2 Jyanon Pigrat
Pigrat3 Lynard Pigrat
Pigrat4 Mesuri Pigrat


%LIG% LX 0099 - Work Light OFF (Static Playbacks)
%LIG% LX 1401 - STANDBY for GO: DBO with dim blue reading light (link to LX 0002)

%MIX% Check Levels
%MIX% Unmute Desk

%MIX% Tani: ON
%MIX% Eisfuchs: ON


%AMB% open field, people digging

Teaselclaw: "That's it, I'm done for today. It's getting dark and my paws hurt. How about you?"

Fishbone: "There is something under this rock! I can hear it! Maybe it's a bunker. Or secret weapon stash!"

Teaselclaw: "Dream on!"

Fishbone: "Shut up and help me pry this thing open!"

Teaselclaw: *sigh* "Okay, but thi'll be the last thing I'll do for tonight."

Fishbone: "*hhhhhrrrng*"

Teaselclaw: "*grrrrrrrrng*"

%SND% moving rock

Fishbone: "There's an opening! I knew it!"

Teaselclaw: "And? Can you see something?"

Fishbone: "It's full of water."

Teaselclaw: "Of course! What did you expect?"

Fishbone: "I have to find out what's in there …"

Teaselclaw: "No! Be careful! You don't know how deep it is!"

Fishbone: "I'm an otter, stupid!"


Fishbone: "Oh damnit!"

Teaselclaw: "What is it?"

Fishbone: "Nothing down here but slimy debris."

Teaselclaw: "Not exactly unusal for the ruins of a 500 year old war zone."

Fishbone: "Smartass. Oh wait, what's this? A box?"

%SND% water sloshing around and a hollow metal thud

Fishbone: "Yeeeees! A smal metall crate! And wow … it's much lighter than I thought."

Teaselclaw: "Probably means its empty."

Fishbone: "Empty means, there's no water in it. This might be our lucky day, pal!"

Teaselclaw: "I'll believe it when I see it. Bring it up here."

Fishbone: "Oh suddenly you're all interested again. Here, catch!"

Teaselclaw (catches): "HURGH!"

%SND% *more splashing as Fishbone gets out of the water*

Teaselclaw: "Hmmm. It's made of this super light metal that doesn't rust. That alone is going to fetch a good price! The lock was apparently made of iron … it's almost completely gone."

%SND% *beats on it with a hammer*

%SND% *the remains of the lock shatter*

Fishbone: "What are you waiting for, open it!"

%SND% *screaky noise*

Teaselclaw: "Oh my goodness, you were right. This is our lucky day. Now look what we have here."

Fishbone: "It's a pistol! And matching bullets!"

Teaselclaw: "In the best condition I've ever seen. Barely any rust."

%SND% *inserts a bullet*

%SND% *works the slide*

Teaselclaw: "It just works. After so many centuries. How crazy is that."

Fishbone: "The humans made the most amazing materials."

Teaselclaw: "This thing is worth a fortune."

Fishbone: "We should bring it to the Institute."

Teaselclaw: "NO! Are you nuts? All they're going to do is confiscate it and lock it up with the thousands they already have."

Fishbone: "And pay a very good reward."

Teaselclaw: "That is nothing compared to what the Opposition will pay."

Fishbone: "But that would be totally irresponsible!"

Teaselclaw: *snickers* "Says the grave robber."

Fishbone: "This weapon not some ancient human trinket. If you're not going to report it, I will. In the wrong hands, it could kill hundreds of people. If not thousands."

Teaselclaw: "You're exaggerating. Just one is enough."

Fishbone: "What do you me-"

%SND% *Teaselclaw fires the gun at Fishbone*

Fishbone: "ARRRRRGH! (dies)"

Teaselclaw: "Besides, ammunition is expensive. Farewell my friend. I would have shared with you. Too bad you'd rather die than be rich. Hrrrgh!"

%SND% *pushes Fishbone into the hole*

%SND% *splash*


%HND% Curtain - open

%AMB% AMB-1401 - Forest
%MUS% MUS-1401 - Pigrat Hunt

%LIG% LX 1402 - Lights on

%ACT% Potami comes running in from [7], fleeing from four pigrats

%SND% SND-1401 - Pigrats 1

%ACT% Pigrats follow Potami, eyes glowing red, squeaking

Potami: "AAAAAaaaaaaaargh!"

%ACT% Potami leaves at [1]

%ACT% Pigrats come in at [1] fleeing from Potami

%SND% SND-1402 - Pigrats 2

%ACT% Potami comes running in from [1], chasing the Pigrats

Potami: "Aaaaaaargh!"

%ACT% Potami reaches the left half of the stage [3]

Potami: "Rainy! Now!"

%MUS% MUS-1402 - Kill it!
%SND% SND-1403 - Fight!

%ACT% Raindancer jumps into view from behind a tree stump, blocking off the path, the pigrats now trapped between them

%ACT% Potami and Raindancer both start beating the pigrats with sticks until they stop moving, and their eyes go dark.

%ACT% Raindancer pants, shakes, and drops his stick

Raindancer: "Holy mother of all that is fluffy … we did it! That must have been the scariest thing I've ever done in my life!"

Potami: "You get used to it after a while. I've done this so many times, I knew it would work. It always works."

%ACT% Pigrat1 squeals, eyes lighting up, and it gets up on its hind feet, snapping at Raindancer

%SND% SND-1404 - Pigrat3
%MUS% MUS-1403 - It Lives!

Raindancer: "AAAAAAAA!"

%ACT% Potami beats it again with her stick, once. Hard.

%SND% SND-1405 - Punch & Squeal

%ACT% Pigrat1 squeals, its eyes flicker then go dark, and it falls over.

Potami: "Well, most of the time anyway."

%ACT% Raindancer gasps and pants in shock

Raindancer: "This … better … be … worth it …"

Potami: "Trust me. I've been on my own for a long time, I know how to get rid of the pigrats. Just do what I do."

%ACT% Potami impales one of the pigrats with a stick, lifting it up.

%SND% SND-1406 - Splurg 1

Raindancer: "YERGH! Really? Do I have to?"

Potami: "Come on! Just do it!"

%ACT% Raindancer reluctantly impales the other pigrat.

%SND% SND-1407 - Splurg 2

Potami: "Good! And now we put them on display for the others. Mine goes here … and yours (points) goes over there."

%ACT% Potami rams her stick into the ground at [2], the impaled pigrat in the air.

%ACT% Raindancer does the same, on the other side of the camp fire at [6]

%ATT% (Idea is that their resting place is inbetween the pigrats)

Raindancer: "Wow. This is seriously creepy."

Potami: "And the great thing is, it's creepy for pigrats, too. It'll make them stay far away."

Raindancer: "Ah! That makes a lot of sense! It must be part of their herd instinct … avoiding places where others have died gives them an evolutionary advantage!"

Potami: "Yeah. Exactly that. Whatever it means. We can light the fire now."

Raindancer: "I can do that!"

%ACT% Raindancer lights the fire with a modern day lighter

%SND% SND-1408 - Lighter
%MUS% MUS-1404 - Fire!
%AMB% AMB-1402 Campfire

%LIG% The camp fire lights up

Potami: "Wow! How did you do that so fast?"

%ACT% Raindancer sits down next to the fire

Raindancer: "It's called a lighter. It's human made. I took … I mean borrowed it from Uncle Brushie. We live in the same house!"

Potami: "Ah, the good old five-finger-discount!"

%ACT% Potami sits down at the fire

Raindancer: "No! I … I was going to give it back!"

Potami: "Oh come on. Since the Keepers are gone, everyone and their kids is out on the hunt for human artifacts. I would do the same."

Raindancer: "Uncle Brushie can't stop ranting about how everyone is now hoping to find something ancient they can sell for money. The moment the Keepers were gone, some sites were literally ripped apart by treasure hunters. Seems like this was one of the few things the Keepers did right when they were still around."

Potami: "A lot of people say, there's not much of a difference between the Institute and the Keepers."

Raindancer (hurt): "Who would say such a thing?"

Potami: "The Opposition, for example."

Raindancer: "They're wrong! The Institute is a scientific organization!"

Potami: "Then why do they guard their knowledge like it's sacred?"

Raindancer: "Because they are afraid that history will repeat itself. Our culture is not ready yet. The Institute works hard to make sure that one day, we will be. But until then, some things are better kept under wraps."

Potami: "But that's almost exactly what the Keepers said!"

Raindancer: "No! You just don't get it …"

Potami: "Whatever. I'm just a pig, what am I supposed to know about politics."

Raindancer: "Well, you did join us for a reason, didn't you?"

Potami: "That was because of personal reasons. Nothing political."

Raindancer: "Your family?"

Potami: "I don't want to talk about it."

Raindancer: "Why? What happened to them?"

Potami: "Well, what happened to yours?"

Raindancer: "My father died saving the world, and now everyone expects me to do the same."

Potami: "You're not quite dead yet."

Raindancer "And I'm not planning to save the world either. I just want to learn."

Potami: "Isn't that the university symbol you're wearing around your neck?"

Raindancer: "The tree of knowledge? My mother gave it to me when I was little. It has a long history. Like everything else at home. There is so much to discover in the old books. I could spend a lifetime in Uncle Brushie's room, and never finish it all."

Potami: "Like, all the super secret stuff?"

Raindancer: "Most of it isn't, but nobody cares anyway."

Potami: "Like, what?"

Raindancer: "Look at the sky. Would you believe they could put machines up there, which would stay there on their own, for hundreds of years? Most of them have stopped working a long time ago, and whenever you see a shooting star, it might actually be one of the old satellites burning up as it falls back down to earth."

Potami: "That's amazing!"

Raindancer: "I could go on like that for hours."

Potami: "I can imagine. But no matter where we'll go, it's going to be a long walk. We really should get all the sleep we can."

Raindancer: "I don't think I'll be able to. I've never slept outside before. It's scary. And cold."

Potami: "Why don't you come over here?"

Raindancer: "And then?"

Potami: "Well, we could cuddle up and keep each other warm?"

%MUS% MUS-1405 - Timeout!

Raindancer: "What? But we barely know each other!"

Potami: "We'll know each other much better afterwards. And it'll make the night a lot less cold and lonely."

Raindancer: "Seriously, you like to cuddle with random guys?"

Potami: "No, only with those I like."

Raindancer (embarrassed): "Oh! Uhm … thanks, but … I … Errr …"

Potami: "What's the problem?"

Raindancer: "This is going wayyyy to fast! I don't even, I mean … I … I've not been with …"

Potami: "Oh. You've never been alone with a girl before?"

Raindancer: "Time out!"

Potami: "Not at all? At your age? How did that happen? Or rather, not happen?"

Raindancer "Because I'm a bloody nerd!"

Potami: "And what's the problem with that?"

Raindancer: "I don't know … I mean … "

%ACT% Potami stands up and walks to Raindancer's side, sitting down behind him

Potami: "You don't know what?"

Raindancer: "How … to …"

Potami: "How to have sex with a girl? Well, don't worry, I can teach you that …"

%ACT% Potami hugs Raindancer

Raindancer: "WAAARGH!"

%MUS% MUS-1406 - Run away!

%ACT% Raindancer struggles, breaks free, and flees to the opposite side of the fire.

%ACT% Potami laughs heartily

Potami: "Oh come on, I was just messing with you! Believe it or not, I'm cold and lonely, too!"

Raindancer: "How come YOU never seem afraid of anything?"

Potami: "Because being a pig means having a tough life. I just stopped being afraid at some point, and you know what? Life has been a lot easier since then."

%ACT% Potami gets up and stretches, and turns around

Potami: "I have to show you something."

Raindancer: "What is it?"

Potami: "Just a second …"

%ACT% Potami turns away from the audience, and fidgets with the bag on her belt

Potami: "Have you ever seen something like this?"

%ACT% Potami produces a handgun and shows it to Raindancer

%ACT% Raindancer jumps back


Potami: "Oh, it seems you have! Don't worry. It's broken. It doesn't do anything."

Raindancer: "Where on earth did you get that? That's a gun! A pistol! A human weapon! You're not supposed to have this! If the Institute finds out you have this …"

Potami: "Calm down! Nobody knows. I found this on my way through the Sea of Debris. I was digging for truffles …"

Raindancer: "Truffles?!?"

Potami: "It's a pig thing. Anyway, this was in a sealed box, wrapped in some kind of oily rags."

Raindancer: "How did you even know what it was?"

Potami: "I … uhm … I had heard about it before. It's supposed to contain some kind of evil magic … but I think it's long gone. It doesn't to anything."

Raindancer: "Can I have a look? Give it to me please … carefully!"

%ACT% Potami hands Raindancer the gun

%ACT% Raindancer carefully inspects the gun

%ACT% Raindancer works the slide of the gun, which goes *click*

%SND% SND-1409 - Slide

Raindancer: "Phew. It's not loaded. But it's in very good condition. Exceptionally good. I know a few people who would pay a fortune for an artifact like this."

Potami: "I wasn't going to sell it."

Raindancer: "And you shouldn't. If this gets into the wrong hands, all hell is going to break loose!"

Potami: "It's THAT dangerous?"

Raindancer: "Oh yes! It's a deadly weapon, and it can not only hurt others, but also you! You have to keep it oiled and clean - if there's rust or dirt blocking the barrel, it can explode right in your paw. The bullets go into the clip down here. Then you need to flip the safety off, here. Then you work the slide, and that will move a bullet up into the chamber. Like this. Then you point it at your target, and pull the trigger."

%SND% SND-1410 - Clip
%SND% SND-1411 - Safety
%SND% SND-1412 - Slide

%ACT% Raindancer points the gun at a tree in the background and pulls the trigger.

%SND% SND-1413 - Click

Raindancer: "Uncle Brushie let me fire a gun like this once."

Potami: "What was it like?"

%MUS% MUS-1407 - What was it like

Raindancer: "Not very nice. It makes a really loud bang, and the recoil makes your paws hurt. It can instantly kill anybody it is pointed at. It scared the hell out of me."

Potami: "Wow. Good thing I didn't leave my bag on the carriage."

Raindancer: "Unfortunately the gun is useless without ammunition, and I feel so bad about the other students! We could have saved them!"

Potami: "Maybe we can still do that! If we only knew where to find some communition!"

Raindancer: "It's ammunition, not communition. Bullets. But even if we had any, and knew how to find the others, what would you do? Walk in and kill everybody in your path?"

Potami: "Don't you have at least a little bit of your father's hero blood?"

Raindancer: "Trivia question: What is the biggest difference between me and my father?"

Potami: "Beats me."

Raindancer: "MY FATHER IS DEAD!"

Potami: "Touché."

Raindancer: "That sounded almost literate."

Potami: "OH YOU!"

%ACT% Potami pounces Raindancer, and tickles him

%MUS% MUS-1408 - Tickle Attack

%ACT% Raindancer squeals and drops everything

Raindancer: "Waaaaah! Nononono tickling! Noooo! Stooop! Aaaaaaah!"

%ACT% Raindancer and Potami laugh

Potami: "See? I touched you, and you didn't die!"

Raindancer: "Can't you ever take anything serious?"

%ACT% Raindancer walks back to his spot

Potami: "Screw serious. Survival happens in your head. Are you sure you wanna sleep all alone in the cold? I promise you don't have to be afraid of me. Or anything else, as long as I'm around."

%MUS% MUS-1409 - Go to sleep (in the cold)

%ACT% Raindancer doesn't answer

Potami: "Come here. I'll take care of you. And I'm a lot fluffier than I look!"

Raindancer: "Oh, what the hell, why not?"

%ACT% Raindancer sighs, walks to the other side, and sits down in front of her.

%ACT% Potami hugs him, and pulls him close.

Raindancer (softly): "Thanks. You're really nice."

Potami: "Shh! Don't tell anyone."

Raindancer: "*purrrrrrrr*"

%ACT% They giggle.

%MUS% MUS-1410 - End

%LIG% LX 1499 - Lights out (Link LX 0001 - Full DBO)

%HND% Curtain - close

%MIX% Fade Ambience

%MIX% Mute all but video

%LIG% LX 0099 - Work Light ON (Static Playbacks)

%LIG% LX 0098 - House Lights 25% ON (Static Playbacks)

%LIG% LX 0090 - Indirect Ambient Lighting ON (Static Playbacks)