MOUSEHUNTMOUSE HUNT OF THE SUN 1
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THE MOUSE HUNT OF THE SUN
Story type - PLOT: CHASE
Concept : Catgirl Sneak regales an old friend with a tall tale that may be true. To save the present She had to fix the past
EXT. OUTER SPACE - ASTRONOMICALLY NEAR THE CATPAW
From a wide view of space a single star system comes into
Then a single Blue, green planet.
PLANET LOAM -- DAY
Most livable planets start out like
our Loam. Everything in balance.
NORTH AHMENIA -- DAY
Close inspection reveals a continent shaped like a stylized
Loam has a stronger electromagnetic
grid, ley lines then most places.
That's why we're a bit different.
Each of us has two talents.
Even closer to show on the left 'antler' (your left)
geometrically perfect laid out cities and fields of grain.
One is almost unique to each of us.
That's our Magick. There's one
thing each of us can do real good.
HAVEN IN THE CLOUDS
Closer still, we see an alabaster city floating above the
landscape. The buildings glow white in the sunlight.
HARVEY an old white rabbit hops through a well manicured
garden. A reddish tan weasel-like kit with horizontal stripes
on her back and tail, MERCY, follows him to a stone bench.
Yeah like my mom can get people to
like her. A lot! She told me not to
use or tell anyone what I can do
Good idea. When your Magick is
known, people expect you to do it
all the time.
...And the other magick we have...
Mercy and Harvey change into furries (anthropomorphic
versions)Mercy is a young, sable - Thylacine (Tasmanian Wolf)
Strange how that scares offworlders
more than our personal talents.
Dad says "So you see we were and
always will be weres. We can
only be what we were which is a
He says things like that.
Use your talent, please-- Where is
MOLDRED THE MALCONTENT, wizard and
my pop. And where's SHIRLEY
GOODNESS, Information and recovery
expert or spy and thief.
Your ma's coming home today from a
wild adventure. Your dad is
starting a new one...
EXT. PLANET LOAM - VAST OCEAN - DUSA ISLAND - DOCKS
An almost cloudless sky over a tropical isle
dominated by an active volcano.
Frigates, schooners, brigantines, galleons and
barques float at anchor or are moored to the quay.
A city of gold-streaked, igneous rock buildings. A
faint blue dome of light stands between the town and
A black frigate with the name INVICTUS On the side
bobs at the quay.
A cloud covers the moon and the scene darkens.
Two creatures slink off the ship into the town. SNEAK
moves with cat-like grace while MOLDRED, the larger
one, clumps bowlegged behind.
EXT. DUSA CITY -- NIGHT
The Two creatures flit from shadowed alleys, down
narrow back streets towards the blue dome. One is a
calico cat and the other is a Thylacine (Tasmanian
They hug the shadows as an armed patrol in khaki
shirts and Bermuda shorts marches by.
The Two creatures reach the edge of the dome.
The two creatures pass through the dome of light into
a more technological area, filled with fuel trucks,
electric lights, gantries, traveling cranes and
The armed patrol stop outside the dome composed of
blue shimmering light.
Outta our jurisdiction.
Spaceport's Imperial. Back on
EXT. DUSA SPACEPORT -- NIGHT
As they approach the ramp onto the luxury star
cruiser "EMPRESS Yolinda" the two creatures
transform. Sneak, a small wiry female,
anthropomorphic (animal features on a humanoid body)
calico cat, has on a brief, brown, ragged outfit.
Moldred, a graying but still robust furry Thylacine
(Tasmanian Wolf) male wears a blue wizard robe and
high-laced black boots. He leans on a staff.
We made it, Bofs, and...
RIPPER a big anthro tigress approaches.
Luggage is stowed in our cabin.
Good to know. Next stop Sumer
TM, and the living is easy.
Fish are jumping?
Not this trip. Ripper did you
get those pamphlets from the
Ripper reads aloud and hands each one to Sneak.
Sneak frowning, folds them up and puts them out of
"Required Conduct for Citizens
of Loam When Offworld." And "
Rules Governing Visitor's to
Sumer Trade Matrix"
Sneak-sneak, please read and
memorize those. We do not need
a repeat of what happened on
- FLASHBACK - INT. PLANET GEODE - CAMP JUAN DA FUCA -
CELL BLOCK C - NIGHT
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cells consist of three barred sides and one
concrete wall. On one wall is stenciled BLOCK C.
There are no windows all light is florescent. The
lights are dimmed for sleep cycle. JULIE RAYNE a cute
anthro ocelot hugs her knees and tries to sleep.
Every sound makes her ears prick up and her eyes open
Motion and voices alert her to approaching guards.
Using her blanket to hood her face Julie watches as
the guards BURTON, a Hyena and SCHROEDINGER, an
Alsatian, lead a scruffy looking calico cat girl to
the cell next to Julie's.
The girl is cuffed at wrist and ankles, yet walks
with a light step and a smile on her face.
Burton has a nervous habit of shouting random words.
Here's your NEW accommodations
LADY Bast. Only from now on
it's furn candidate SECOND
Tanks fellas. You can call me
anything except "late for
Shut it furn. You will speak
only when spoken to!
The guards uncuff her and leave.
INT. JULIE'S CELL --NIGHT
Julie remains still. A small hand gently rubs her
Those bat-turds been giving you
a hard time. I kinda liked the
full cavity search.
Julie jumps off her cot.
Hhhow did you get in here?
For-in national with no papers.
Sort of stole a fish.
No I meant in my cell.
Julie examines the bars dividing their cells. They're
I would like to know as well.
Schroedinger drags Sneak back to her own cell and
chains her ankle to the wall, takes her bedding and
leaves. Sneak addresses Julie.
The 'dirty cows' call me Bastet
but youse can call me Sneak.
Ninja trick I picked up.
Julie's eyes widen and her ears perk up.
INT. JULIE'S CELL - DAY
Julie, legs crossed, watches Sneak's every gesture as
the calico spins a ripping yarn.
...so that took out one of them
flying snakes. I pounced one
more and the mongoose guy threw
a wool poncho over the last
one. Celestine, the looney
mousey was pissed. It was her
You can't follow orders can
I wasn't born to follow...
Schroedinger enters the cell, cuffs and leashes
Maybe a week in the 'box' will
make you a better furn.
INT. CELL BLOCK C - INDOOR EXERCISE YARD -- DAY
A high walled wide room with concentric circles
painted on the floor.
Near one wall is a black bin just big enough for one
furr (anthropomorphic creature).
Schroedinger leads Sneak into the room and ties her
wrists and ankles together.
Schroedinger opens the bin and lifts a bound Sneak
Time in the dark with no food
should tame you. There's a
small tube which will supply
drinks - sometimes.
And other times?
Ah, you picked up on that.
Every time you suck on the tube
there's a three in one chance.
Schroedinger counts on his fingers and smirks.
It could be water. It could be
knockout drops or - it could be
pure cobra venom. Each suck
spins the wheel. Bye!
It's time to go. Fun's over.
INT. CELL BLOCK C -- NIGHT
The P. A. system comes to life just above Julie's
The p.a. (V.O.)
Furn candidate second class
5640 A. K. A. Bastet or Bast,
was killed trying to escape
tonight. There is no escape. As
you well know...
Julie stops listening. The rest of the announcement
Schroedinger walks by mumbling.
First she was in the box, then
she wasn't in the box, then
part of her was there and part
- END FLASHBACK -
EXT. DEEP SPACE - STARLINER THE EMPRESS YOLINDA
The rotund and baroque, luxury starliner sedately
plies the starways.
INT. EMPRESS YOLINDA - CATPAW LOUNGE -- NIGHT (BY
A Long narrow bar spans one side of the compartment.
Wide tables are bolted to the floor. Chairs in
grooved tracks circle each. Fore and aft are
submarine like doorways. Port and starboard are wide
reinforced viewports. On the walls between doors are
long buffet tables. CHARLIE TWOCLOUDS (coyote) and
Moldred sit opposite each other at one of the
tables. Sneak and Ripper sit close by. Ripper looks
out the viewport in awe. Sneak is holding up a
pamphlet to mask the fact her eyes are shut.
...so you can imagine we're not
very popular with the Dusa
And all Loamans can shapeshift?
Ripper continues to watch the stars but speaks over
Not shape shift. I can't turn
into a coyote. Just become as
So you see we were and always
will be weres. We can only be
what we were which is a were.
Charlie rubs his nose in thought and glances over at
Julie who has just entered.
Noooo... My co-pilot here.
Explain it to her.
INT. CATPAW LOUNGE -- NIGHT
Julie sees Sneak.
Sneak? Bast? You're still
Sneak doesn't look up at first.
Sorry. Is that a problem?
Sneak opens her eyes and does a double take. See's
the green collar on Julie's neck, looks daggers at
Charlie. Bares her fangs.
So they sold you to this S. O.
B. You'll be free in a minute.
Julie steps between Charlie and Sneak.
Put a lid on it. He's my guy. -
The guards said you were shot
trying to escape, but I heard
That the Alsatian?
Yeah. I heard him muttering
"First she was in the box then
she wasn't in the box, then she
was half there and half not..."
Hrf! On Geode, I couldn't let
on I was from Loam. My "talent"
is whenever I get stressed, I
port elsewhere. I actually
tried to reverse it but
Julie gives Sneak a big wet sloppy kiss and they hug.
Who cares now. Loaman? So you
can change into a cat and
appear and disappear at will?
Loamans are weres, period. I
can't always port, like when
Gyrrrl, Ripper over there, and
I went mouse hunting in the
Noraloco jungles of South
INT. Catpaw lounge -- night
Julie and Sneak sit together away from the others.
Julie's eyes are wide and her ears are pointing
One of your stories... This is
so great. Tell me a story like
you did in furn lockup. Those
tales really helped my spirits.
Sneak talks excitedly at her rapt audience. She
pronounces archaeologist - "archie-o-low-jest"
okay-- okay. Well, Bofs,
Moldred over there's old wizard
school was sending money to an
archaeologist name o' CELESTINE
KRAT studying the Maykatec
Ruins on top of one of the Amos
Mountains in Boglima...
- SNEAK'S TALE - START
EXT. Loam - South Ahmenia - Boglima - the Amos
Mountains - Maykatec Ruins -- day
Celestine, a Kangaroo rat, runs between tumbled
stones with Incaic glyphs pursued by quetzalcoatls,
feathered flying serpents. Celestine is skinny, has
on baggy shorts and a colorful coarse woolen poncho.
She's obsessed with the idea
there's some kinda mystical
power in the Maykatec Glyphs.
Crazy as a quail.
Celestine falls through a hole and disappears. The
feathered serpents mill and then flap off.
She found a hidden chamber.
INT. Maykatec Ruins - underground chamber -- day
Celestine traces the marks on a number of gold and
bronze tablets feverishly.
Chizchdaplatina, a great city
of platinum lies six days
journey down the great river
and four nights towards the
When the moon fills the night
and the ring of Coniraya...
Celestine shuffles some tablets and finds a map
engraved on one. She traces it.
The mad mousy now wanted to
mount an expedition up the
EXT. NORTH AHMENIA - MIDGARDON - THE FORESTED HILLS -
MOLDRED'S COTTAGE -- DAY
Woodland clearing. a modest stone cottage. Sneak
dozes in cat form on a window sill. A small hole
appears in midair. It grows and plumes of wispy smoke
escape. FYRY FYANG, a black footed ferret (in anthro
form) flows to the ground as the hole evaporates.
Honorable Miss Sneak? Where may
this one find your master?
Sneak jumps off the window sill and goes anthro in
mid leap to a land fully changed in front of Fyry.
Bofs? Master Moldred the
Malcontent, is not here. On a
secret mission for Queen Catty.
Can I help?
Who's there fuzz... Oh,
Ripper sticks her head out the window.
Headmistress Fyang, what brings
you here? Is my Dad okay?
The General is Fine. Your
talents are needed ladies.
Pack for an extended journey.
Here is all you'll need.
Fyry hands over a sealed envelope and then evaporates
into her portal.
As Sneak turns to enter the house a ball of striped
brown fur, MERCY, bursts from the woods and bowls her
INT. Moldred's cottage - kitchen -- day
In a spacious old fashioned kitchen MERCY, an eleven
year old sable/thylacine hybrid girl play wrestles
with Ripper while SHIRLEY GOODNESS, mother of Mercy,
chats with Sneak.
Shirley has a parka tied between two snow shoes.
...The Hosts of Haven want me
to find a clear diamond in a
land of ice and snow. Gotta
support Moldred's daughter
We would love to have Mercy
stay with us but we have
Don't mention undertakers. We
are coming back. We're going
south on a "quest"
okay. I'll ask Vive, Moldred's
EXT. Midgardon - Crossroads Inn -- day
The Inn is a three storied, "U" shaped building. Some
parts are ancient stone blocks, other sections are
weathered wood and the upper floors are wooden beams
in plastered bricks.
Vive, a red vixen in a modest chambermaid outfit has
a hand on Mercy's head as they stand on the front
steps facing Shirley, Sneak and Ripper. Ripper has a
backpack, Shirley her arctic gear and Sneak a
Mercy can sleep in her dads'
old room. Thank you for
entrusting her to me MS.
Goodness. She'll have no bad
influences while she's here. .
I would expect no less MAID
Shirley kisses Mercy goodbye and leaves.
Ripper and Mercy split a piece of turkey jerky.
Sneak-sneak dear are you sure
you and Ripper can do this on
Sneak straightens to her full 5'1" height.
Yeah. I'se been on me own
before. Let's went Ms. Tee-Neow
Last time she was on her own,
she got arrested and almost
sold into slavery.
Ripper realizes she's being addressed.
Nobody calls me by my last
Have a nice trip, girls. Sneak?
Think twice, act once.
INT. HEL - CAVE OF THE BLACK DRAGON
High vaulted Carlsbad type cavern with wide central area and
an underground stream. Jewels, ornate weapons, gold jewelry
and piled coins lay about. A few guttering torches barely
light the area.
Dragonoir Schwarzerdrache Dracoaquilum, The BLACK DRAGON lies
amid his wealth. He's huge with horny, ebony skin and blank
white "Orphan Annie" eyes. He looks relaxed but his muscles
are ready to spring into action in a split second. He thinks
he knows everything. He might...
Fyry steps out of her portal and bows low.
The players in our little drama are
gathering as you predicted. Once
Shirley is on her way...
Get the kitties down there two
steps behind her. After that hands
By your command.
Fyry leaves the way she came.
B. D. Lifts his head and sniffs.
I smell a bunny. An old, crazy,
Harvey steps out of the shadows.
You think I'm crazy 'cause I gave
In order to gain anything something
of equal value must be given up.
Just got tired of making that
So what are you going to do?
Advise and nudge. As little
interference as possible.
Either way you'll still be here.
E-yeah. Loam and me we're a set.
Can't have one without t'other.
EXT. MOORS NORTH OF THE CROSSROADS INN -- DAY
As the sun sets in the west, Shirley watches the
north bound road from a hilltop. Both a non-anthro
(full animal with no humanoid traits) tiger and a
calico cat race away from the Inn barely visible to
A speck in the sky resolves itself into a condor.
Shirley waves her arms and then changes into a full
The condor swoops down and snatches the sable up and
EXT. BOGLIMA - AMOS MOUNTAINS - MAYKATEC RUINS --
The condor drops the sable, who turns back into
Shirley tosses a gold coin in the air.
The condor catches it and flaps off.
EXT. Midgardon - safe harbor - docks - day
Ripper and Sneak pad down the wharf towards the
...Be nice to see me old
And to eat Kalam's cooking
Fyry appears in front of them.
Most humble pardons. Change of
plans. Please to come with...
EXT. SOUTH AHMENIA - BOGLIMA - BOGLIMA CITY - HEL'S
EMBASSY COMPOUND. -- DAY
Boglima City lies twixt the ocean and the Amos
Between the iron gates surrounding it and the
darkened stucco, 2 story Embassy, a smoky portal
Sneak and Ripper fall out of the portal, followed by
a huge, scaled claw. The claw retracts and Fyry steps
It has been stated: "Do not
feed or annoy the vorms"
INT. Hel's embassy - Fyry's room
A Spartan room with only a futon and a mat on the
floor. A candle and a cast iron tea set grace a low
table. Ripper and Fyry sit in lotus posture on the
mat. Sneak sprawls on the bed.
Fyry, Ms. Inscrutable's the
best saucer esse and visible
boss of a major power but she
lives like a nun.
Fyry gestures out the window at the distant peaks.
Our minions inform that
Celestine is not on this side
of the mountains.
Sneak stretches lazily.
It is known that there is no
one in residence at the
Maykatec Ruins atop the sacred
okay. So the mouse is where?
Unknown. But it is written
"Knowledge begins with that
which you do not know"
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