ORIGINAL GAMES (IPs)


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The Play’s the Thing

- This is a fragment of one of my Spore Galactic Adventure scripts - written in the format it goes into the game (so it may not make much sense…) I’ve finished this script and someday will get around to making it in the game myself!

Take to the Stage and start your performance! You have a sealed message to deliver to the Warlord of the Red - you need to figure out how to actually go about doing this!

Talk to Spuck
Explore the Village and barter with the Villagers
Find out how to deliver your sealed message

Spuck
peaceful, stationary

What ho, Stranger! -  the Play begins, come listen by my side, with you - the Player of the Play, arrived…
I am Spuck. As witness to this spectacle, I bid you well anew - from first Act’s blossom to Final Act’s adieu. That message that you cradle in your hand, must be delivered - to the Warlord of this Land…
…and lest the Player know what I am at - I’ll make this entertainment special - despite the Player’s acts…
The Play’s the thing, and performance for King and Queen, disguised - the player cannot be too clever, to see around my lies…
Come now Player, start the Act - and see how common villagers react. Take that message to the representative of ‘Blue’ and he, in time, will show you what to do…

Spuck_Stage
building

A handsome Amphitheatre, at water’s edge…
Like traveling Circus, the Theatre afield, fringed by verdant hedge…

Circus_Wagon1
Machine, stationary

A Theatre Wagon, with the name ‘Spuck’ emblazoned bold
Ssscush, my Queen, lest the Player know we’re here!
Do not make me laugh! The Player is oblivious to our art…
Quiet now, your ‘Highness’, for the story does begin…
Hush now, sweet and please abide! - the Player still stands outside!

Circus_Wagon2
Machine, stationary

The Play has traveled here so the story can be told…
You protest too much, dear King, because you are filled with fear!
- and with your quaking merriment I swear! You’ll rock the cart!
- DON’T ‘Your Highness’ me, oh Kingly one - you’ll NEVER win…
Player - it’s time to go away! Let us follow - and in secrecy - the progress of the Play

Big_Evil_Hut
building

A village in oppression, tied to the Warlord’s yoke…
One should muster conversation with these simple village folk…
Big_Evil_Statue
building

A Statue of the Warlord glares down upon the path…
This Statue is MORE than a glint of evil oppression, in fact it’s more of a shaft…

Leevil_Subject1
Neutral, Stationary

Welcome all, to the World of Barter and Pawn!
Where I will take your things and you will NEVER get them back!
Take that Axe, for instance - just one measly Gold Coin…But who has Gold these days?
I have many treasures! And most of them cost ONLY ONE GOLD COIN!!!
If this village wasn’t so oppressed, I would have sold that AXE by now…

Big_Evil_Store
Building

A Merchant’s Store of trinkets, crates and sacks…
- and on the wall there seems to be an Axe!

Big_Evil_Blacksmith
Building

A Blacksmith’s Forge - full of sweat and thunder…
- That’s one Forge not to end up under!

Leevil_Subject2
Neutral, Stationary

Before we start - I don’t DO rhyme…
- Although I WANT to - it’s a secret yearning of mine!
I have no TIME until that Axe is MINE…once more…
That merchant is a shyster - I had to pawn away my favorite AXE…
My AXE! My AXE! A Kingdom for my AXE!

Leevil_Subject3
peaceful, wander near

Hello! I wear a smile, but I’m lying -  inside I’m crying…
I’m feeling very oppressed…
The Warlord is a very nice bloke - WHO SAID we were living under a ‘Yoke’?!?!
I’m playing a ‘Happy’ part - all the ‘Oppressed’ parts were taken…
Here’s some jolly chatter - the content doesn’t matter…

Leevil_Subject4
peaceful, wander near

I’m oppressed and I know it. Isn’t this a good way to show it?
I play the part of ‘The Oppressed’. The other roles were second best…
I can’t walk any faster because Oppression is my master
I don’t THINK we have to ‘THINK’ in rhyme - do we?
Here, I know what the Warlord hates - anyone trying to get through his Castle gates…

Leevil_Soldier
neutral wander far

Go away you silly peasant!
There’s no point in being diplomatic with me because I’m too rude!
No, I will not reason with you, stupid Stranger. Nor will I rhyme with you…
We REFUSE to rhyme in your general direction!
Probably a Spy of the Blue…I shall intensify my insults!

Arrz
peaceful, wander near, pick up Sealed_Message, give Sealed_Message to Player

Excuse me - are you an official negotiator or are you just playing a part in this farce?
Because I, too have official business with the Warlord, I am from the Blue, my name is Arrz…
This sealed document holds words that are untrue - if you deliver it - as is - you WILL incriminate the Blue!
Luckily I have a better plan. I myself carry a message from Guiliana, Princess of the Blue. Leromeo is with her, they’re in love - and this I will tell the Warlord, it’s all true.
So as is your task - deliver as you will. I will supplement with speech and the Warlord will be thrilled! As they say - “All’s well that ends well” - and we are agreed!

Sealed_Message
Object, Pick Up

This is the Sealed Message to the Warlord…worth a peek inside…
It says ” Your Son has been kidnapped! I think it was Followers of the Blue…”
…Looks like someone started to write ‘Cornetto’, scored it out - and wrote ‘A loyal Subject’ instead…
This message will simply INCREASE tensions - what can be done?

Golden_Coin
Object, Pick Up

A Golden Coin! What joy is this?!
A Coin so small that it was nearly missed…
Who can afford to leave their riches lying around?
- unless it was a trick of Spuck that left it shining on the ground..?
- Should be taken, nonetheless…