Ruler: Lady Breanna, I am here to learn light magic. I need it to defeat the Old King.
Breanna: Defeat the Old King? You?
Ruler: ... (with the angry look!)
Breanna: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. You're just so...small.
Thurston: They may be small, Lady Breanna, but their heart is enormous.
Ruler: We fear the Old King has obtained dark magic, and is going to use it against the realm. We must stop him.
Breanna: I see... I knew the Old King would rear his ugly head again one day. Alright, I'll teach you light magic. Let's start off with something simple...
Ruler: Mmm, this is delicious!
Breanna: Only the true of heart can drink it.
Thurston: It is delicious! What happens if you're not true of heart?
Breanna: Oh, it'll poison you.
Breanna: Don't worry, you're both good. Now, if you're going to defeat the Old King, you're going to need to learn a thing or two. I think we council members still have a trick or two up our sleeves we can share.
Ruler: Now that I know some magic, I'm going to get so much done around the realm! And kick this Old King's butt.
Breanna: Now, before you face the Old King...there's another you should seek council from.
Ruler: Aren't you two the only ones here?
Breanna: Yes, the only ones *here*. There are many council members, all with different skill sets or trades. Some of them reside further in the forests. Keeping watch, ensuring the Old King doesn't return. You have magic behind you now, but you'll need to learn to fight.
Ruler: Fight? I've fought plenty of beasts.
Breanna: None like the mad king. There are only three who have. here, take this letter. Head south into the trees. Keep your eyes peeled, your destination is hard to spot. Give the woman there the letter, but try and spot her before she spots you.
Thurston: My liege, we do need to tread carefully. The woman she speaks of is no laughing matter. She *really* doesn't like visitors.
Ruler: You know her?
Thurston: I did. She bested me in battle more than once.
Thurston: She'll be a great teacher for you. She will push you hard, but it will be worth it.
Ruler: Thurston, we've been traveling for hours! What're we even looking for?
Thurston: Where she's staying won't be obvious. Keep your eyes peeled, my liege.
Thurston: There, in the bushes!
Ruler: We've found it!
Thurston: Shh... Keep an eye out... Remember, she doesn't know who we are. We have to find a way inside.
Ruler: But look at all these bushes and vines...
Thurston: Well, it's a good thing we brought axes! Now...quietly...
Thurston: Alright, are you ready to go in?
Ruler: Wait -- what's the plan exactly?
Thurston: We just sneak in, surprise her, and tell her we're friendly...
Ruler: That sounds like a horrible plan...
Ruler: Did you hear that?
Thurston: Tis but a squirrel, my liege. Look, there's someone inside. It must be her. Let's go.
Ruler: What're you doing here?
Mysterious Man: I might ask the same question... Here with a traitorous ruler.
Mysterious Man: Bow and pledge yourself to the True King, King Brian III.
Ruler: What? Never!!
Thurston: My liege, are you alright?
Ruler: I'm fine... I thought he was an ally? He helped us before...
Thurston: I did too, my liege. I guess we know not his true identity.
Thurston: Lady Haley!
Haley: Who's this with you?
Thurston: It is the true heir to the realm.
Haley: Wow, it's been so long. Look at how big you've gotten.
Thurston: Who was that man in your hideout?
Haley: I'm not terribly sure...but he's made a mess inside. Dark magic lingers in the woods here... I imagine the Old King has been successful in drawing even more power. Meet me back at the Council Chambers, we'll speak there.
Haley: I see you two traveled safely.
Ruler: Indeed! That map was super helpful.
Adrienne: Now, to the matter at hand.
Breanna: It seems as though the Old King has gained access to some very very very very dark magic.
Haley: I found this spell in my hideout, the mysterious attacker must have dropped it.
Breanna: Oooh, let me see, what does it say?
Ruler: What's coming out of the tome? Is that smoke?
Thurston: My liege, put that down!
Adrienne: I feel funny...
Haley: Me to...
Breanna: I... I think it was the spell... My...light magic...it's fading...
Thurston: The tome, my liege, it's spreading the dark magic... It's affecting them somehow... We must get to the realm quickly, my liege. You're in danger.
*Back in the realm*
Ruler: We have to help them, Thurston!
Thurston: We will, my liege. But you must stay here. It is too dangerous.
Ruler: Wait...Thurston...look...over there! The man! Hey! You! Stop!
Mysterious Man: Please, ruler, run away... Get...away...from...me...
Ruler: What is going on?
Mysterious Man: The...dark magic...it's taking over me...and now the council... You need...a...sword...of shadows...to destroy the dark magic... Hurry...before...you have to face my wrath!
Ruler: The Sword of Shadows, it worked. It beat him... He said we'd need it to defeat the dark magic. This means we can defeat the Old King!
Thurston: My liege, wait...
Ruler: Let's go, Thurston!
Thurston: No, my liege!
Ruler: Where is he? Where are you, Old King?!
Old King: Ah, a family reunion.
Ruler: You murdered my parents! I have come to slay you!
Old King: I was hoping we'd meet soon.
Thurston: My liege, stand back!
Adrienne: Get back...little one...the darkness will spread to you...
Mysterious Man: We need...to keep...you safe...
Thurston: My liege, the tome, we must destroy it...
Mysterious Man: It will weaken him.
Thurston: here, hand me the sword my liege.
Old King: Silly knight... you will need more than a sword of shadows to destroy me. So long as I wear this ring, I will draw all the dark energy I can from this curse!
Ruler: We have to get that ring... Thurston, prepare for battle!
Thurston: Aye aye, my liege!
Ruler: Where...where did he go?
Adrienne: He vanished...
Breanna: I feel...better...lighter. Look, there on the floor! The ring!
Haley: Quickly, we must destroy the tome so he can't regain his power and come back.
Mysterious Man: To destroy it...someone must...wield the ring...
Ruler: But won't they...
Haley: Yes. They will draw in all of the same evils that overtook the Old King.
Ruler: Well, as the ruler, it is my duty to protect the realm.
Thurston: And to rule it...
Ruler: Thurston, what're you doing? Put that ring down.
Thurston: It is my duty to protect *you*, my liege... This realm will not be safe if you aren't here to lead it.
Ruler: Thurston, don't do it! We can find another way.
Thurston: There is only one way my liege... Please, keep the kindness in your heart that you have always had...
Breanna: He put the ring on!
Thurston: I feel...odd... Ajjj!!!!
Thurston (with glowing purple eyes): Stand back, my liege! Tis...a...dangerous...task at hand!