Transcript: Interference Episode 13

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THERIN

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HAZEL

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HAZEL

Onward, now, to this week's episode of interference...

(more interference and a quieter thunder)

JACQ

(sounds out of breath) Wow. Everything is fine, but that was definitely something else.

Another thunder strike

GENEVA

What’s happening? It sounds like there’s a storm?

JACQ

Yeah there's a very sudden storm hold on! (She runs to cover, the Flumph is in a sorta wedding tent)

Ok yeah, I had to get under cover, it was just like… it was a sunny day, and then dark, unnatural sky and downpouring rain and thunder.

GENEVA

Did you find some cover?

JACQ

Yeah they have the Flumph under a sort of big tent, like what you'd use for an outdoor wedding? So I'm in there. It's still raining really hard.

GENEVA

Well hopefully it doesn’t last too long. How’s the flumph taking it?

JACQ

It seems kind of excited? Bobbing around a lot, like it is looking for a way out again. Sorry buddy.

GENEVA

It’s too bad that you can’t just- (interference)

JACQ

What? You cut out again.

GENEVA

I was just saying (thunder and interference)

It sounds like quite a storm.

JACQ

Yeah. It would be pretty nice if it wasn't so… unnatural. It has been so humid here, a storm would break that. But I still missed what you said, were you going to suggest I let the Flumph out of its cage?

GENEVA

Yes I was saying it was too bad that you couldn’t let it out.

JACQ

Yeah, I don't think that would go well, it--wait, I think I just saw something.

GENEVA

Out in the storm?

JACQ

Over on the other side of the tent. There’s.. I don't see it now. (footsteps, jokesy tone of voice) did you see it, personage flumph?

GENEVA

Ahh! There it goes again? Is it talking to you too?

JACQ

Yeah, it seems really… distressed? It's ok buddy, calm down, we're okay.

GENEVA

Yes, don’t worry. I’m sorry we can’t free you but this franticness isn’t going to help us understand you. You just need to take it-

JACQ

(Screeches)

GENEVA

Jacq! What is it what’s going on? Why are you screaming?

JACQ

(Loud smashing noise, followed by silence. Music? rain?)

JACQ (later)

Geneva? Are you there?

GENEVA

Jacq! Oh thank Aviana! I’ve been so worried. I’m so glad you’re okay.

JACQ

Yeah, sorry, there was a bit of an… altercation. I'm not sure that they're gonna let civilians in the park anymore.

GENEVA

What happened?! There was a loud noise and then everything was quiet for so long!

JACQ

So that motion I saw was… a creature? I mean, okay, I recognized it, it was an intellect devourer, a brain on dog legs. It leapt out from behind some equipment they have lying around the tent and clawed at me with its little grubby legs.

GENEVA

i-I don’t know what to say. That sounds absolutely horrid.

JACQ

I sorta was going on instinct, so I whapped it with my laptop. It shut down, I actually had to do a couple repairs before I could pull it back up, anyway, I whapped it real good, and the Flumph sort of… caught it in its tentacles? and held it, and it was talking in my head, it said “run” in English and everything. So I booked it back to the checkpoint.

GENEVA

Oh! I I just don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t escaped. Do you think it’s still running around out there? Wait, no sorry. You said that the flumph grabbed it. I hope it’s alright.

JACQ

I don't know, I just ran. But I know the creature is dead, it either broke free to chase me or...

GENEVA

No! Oh that’s awful. You had to run from it the whole way? H-how did you kill it?

JACQ

I... didn't, Agent Steve did. I got back to the gate, shouting my head off and he turned and started firing at something behind me.

GENEVA

Firing? But you don’t have magic? Some fire based weaponry?

JACQ

Sorry, firing his gun, like, “ready, aim, fire?” You must use that terminology for archers, no?

GENEVA

Okay a gun, we’ve talked about those. I’ve not been around archers much really, so I’m not sure. Oh this is all so awful. So you saw him kill it?

JACQ

Yeah. I mean, I saw him shooting, and I saw it, dead. It was horrible, like a giant... brain... had just… exploded. Torn apart.

GENEVA

Oh! Goodness! How are you doing? Are you alright? I can’t imagine. That must have been utterly horrifying.

JACQ

I'm okay. Honestly? I didn't think I was this kind of person, but, I was glad to see it dead. I have never been so scared of anything before, especially if that kind of creature actually does what the books say, removing a person's intellect? There's this… layer of distance from it, when you play. You know.

GENEVA

Yes, I’ve heard of them and, you know they’re basically a wizard’s nightmare. A creature that can reduce you to a slavering fool in an instant. (nervous haha) I never thought I’d have to face one, and it’s terrifying that you did. You know, I knew they existed, but I...not like this. They were never real like this.

JACQ

I know what you mean. (Shudders)

GENEVA

And you’re alright? Like really alright? You’re not just saying you are, because you think you should or because you think you are but...aren’t?

JACQ

I mean, I have a little scratch on my arm, and I am… scared, and, I don't know if I'd say alright, but. Alright enough? It's not like I can't go on, it's not like there's anything you can do for me from there. And I don't think anyone else would understand...

GENEVA

Okay, Okay I just AHHH! I don’t know what to do here. I’m just so panicked and anxious and worried about you and there’s not really anything that I can do from here. Like you just said. You just said that, and I I want to be there for you. Aviana help me. I’m sorry you have to be alone for this.

JACQ

I'm sorry that you're so worried and upset. I'm going to be fine! Please don't be worried anymore, okay?

GENEVA

(nervous haha) I mean sure sure. I’m not worried at all anymore. Nope. Strong and… not worried. That’s me.

Ya gotta toughen up kid. This kind of thing happens here every day. Not an issue.

JACQ

(Chuckling) yes, miss, so sorry. I will not overreact again.

(Pause)

Hey tell me about Aviana. You have talked about her a lot today, or, called on her. Prayed? Anyway, what is she all about. I think I've asked before and we got distracted.

GENEVA

Um, Okaaaaaay, well, Aviana is the goddess of the wind and sky. We worship her here, especially, in Aellark. We are in the middle of a great plain, so there’s a lot of wind. And sky. Umm. She is the bride of the sun?

JACQ

Is the sun also a god?

GENEVA

Yes. Her name is Daralta.

JACQ

She?? That's so cool, no wonder you all are okay with the gay thing.

GENEVA

(Nervous haha) Yeah. There are actually a lot of stories about how they met. There are even some pretty dirty ones.

JACQ

Tell me one! Uh! Not a dirty one… Unless they're the best ones.

GENEVA

Um, right, so. Before the world was born there was nothing but the vastness of the void beyond, but just because the world did not exist did not mean that nothing existed. The gods floated in the void, wandering here and there where they willed.

The void beyond is very large, and sometimes they would go hundreds of years without seeing another being. Meeting another god was often a time for celebration. Though sometimes it was one of enmity.

Um, anyway, this one was one of celebration. In their eons of wandering, Aviana and Daralta had never met, but one day as she was drifting through the void Aviana saw a light in the distance. Just the smallest of pin pricks, like one of the stars in the sky. This strangeness caught her interest and she moved toward it.

Daralta noticed this approach, from where she wandered she began to hear the sound like a gentle breeze in the distance, which grew slowly louder as the years passed. Intrigued by the sound Daralta, began to move toward it.

So finally after years and years of travel the two met, and they held a grand celebration and spent many years learning about each other and growing to love one another. Um, this is where some of the dirtier tales take place...

And after many more years, from their union was born our planet. The planet of Chel, and this is how all worlds are made.

Well that’s what they say anyway. I’m not sure “all” is really very likely? Maybe most. Most worlds probably.

JACQ

Huh. (Thinkin pause)

GENEVA

...so yeah, that's the basic story. I’m sorry. It probably wasn’t very interesting.

JACQ

No, it was… very interesting. Thank you for telling it to me. So, why do your people worship her, rather than, or… more highly than? Daralta.

GENEVA

Well, it’s true that there is also plenty of sun, here in the plains.

JACQ

I would expect so.

GENEVA

I think that it’s probably because… since the plains are so, you know, wide and open and stuff that the sun can be quite harsh here. There’s not a lot of natural protection from her rays, and like a nice breeze is really refreshing. Oh! And clouds? Like when a cloud passes overhead and you’re in its shadow and it grows all nice and dim and cooler. That’s nice.

Huh I’ve never really thought about that before.

JACQ

So, she watches over you, basically. That is nice.

GENEVA

Yeah! (noise) I’m exhausted. It’s been a tiring day.

JACQ

You don't have to tell me twice.

GENEVA

Heh, Are you sure you’re all right?

JACQ

Yes, I'll be okay. Thank you.

GENEVA

Mmm hmm. Call me if you need me.

JACQ

I will. Have a good night.

GENEVA

Night.

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