Masters Never Quit << The Darkest Hour >> The Ascent

(The Geckles, the Munce, and the Ninja except Cole run from the Grief-Bringer.)

Murtessa: That horrible cry! That's Mief-Bringer, the dragon! No mistake.

Nya: You said Grief-Bringer was killed by some great hero!

Murtessa: It was! It's back. Skull Sorcerer must have reanimated it.

Gulch: (panting) The cave! The Strong-Cave!

Kai: What?

Gulch: The - the Strong-Cave. It's our ... (pants) our only hope!

Kai: Oh, finally, some good news. Guys - (Gulch covers his mouth.)

Gulch: Shh! Don't say it out loud! Do you want the Munce to hear?

Kai: Yeah, that's the point, Gulch! If we leave them out here, they'll get chewed up by that thing! Follow us, everyone!

Skull of Hazza D'ur: They flee into the mountain.

Skull Sorcerer: Bring it all down! (The Grief-Bringer smashes into the stalactites and creates a bridge across the lava.) After them. All of you!

(The Geckles and Munce take refuge in the Geckle Strong-Cave.)

Gulch: Cha...(panting) Chancellor Kai... you must order the cave sealed!

Kai: I have to actually say that? Okay, seal the cave! Now! (The Geckles turn the crank, slowly sealing the cave. Then the chain come to a stop. )

Geckle: It's stuck!

Nya: Forget the wheel! Cut the chain!

Lloyd: They're not gonna get shut in time.

Jay: Then we better buy them some time!

Lloyd: You...

Jay: Shall...

Kai: Not...

Zane: Be granted permission to traverse beyond this point. (The other three turn to look at him.)

Lloyd, Jay, Kai, and Zane: Ninja, go! (They do Spinjitzu.)

Kai: (He boosts Lloyd with his shield.) Haha! (They are surrounded.) Look out!

Murtessa: (She finally breaks the chain.) It's coming down!

Nya: Guys! Get in here!

Lloyd: Run! (They slide in just in time, while the Grief-Bringer crashes into the door.)

Kai: Hopefully we're safe for now.

Gulch: Are you kidding? We are not safe! The enemy is among us. You let them into our cave!

Jay: What? Where?

Gulch: The Munce! (The Geckles and Munce begin to murmur among themselves.)

Kai: You're doing this now?

Lloyd: Are you kidding?

Kai: Come on!

Gulch: Hide your possessions, Geckles, before the Munce steal them! Like they stole the Ivory Blade of Deliverance!

Murtessa: You stole blade! The blade of Milly!

Gulch: It's Gilly, you glop-mouthed -

Murtessa: Milly is our legend, you legend stealing stealer-of-legends! Munce, look through cave for our blade, that Geckle stole from us! Finding it would make being in prison here worth it!

Gulch: Oh, you can leave any time!

Murtessa: Oh? There is other way out of this cave?

Gulch: Of course not! Do you even understand the point of a strong-cave?

Skull Sorcerer: Geckles! Munce! Hear me! I offer you a chance! And one chance only! Send out the Ninja and I will spare your lives. I will show you mercy.

Skull of Hazza D'ur: Mercy! Mercy!

Skull Sorcerer: Send them out and you will be allowed to return to work in the mines. All shall be as it was, a time of peace and hard work. So swears the Skull Sorcerer.

Murtessa: (Simultaneously) Never!

Gulch: (Simultaneously) No way!

Murtessa: I am talking, Geckle!

Gulch: We both started talking at the same time!

Murtessa: No, I said the "Ne" in "Never" before you open mouth.

Skull Sorcerer: All of you -

Gulch: All right, who was watching? Did anyone see who opened their mouth first?

Skull Sorcerer: Here me -

Nya: Would one of you just respond?

Murtessa: Munce will never serve Skull Sorcerer!

Gulch: As much as it pains me to agree with a Munce, neither will the Geckles!

Skull Sorcerer: So be it. Grief-Bringer, my skeletons, destroy them!

Skull of Hazza D'ur: (laughs evilly) Destruction! Devastation!

Kai: It's cracking! (To Gulch) You said this strong-cave could withstand the Grief-Bringer!

Gulch: Well, we thought it could, but it's never been tested against the resurrected-skeleton-dragon and an army of evil-skeletons. Without Gilly, all is lost.

Nya: (She studies a pile of rocks.) Zane! Can you scan this?

Zane: There's a space behind this wall of rocks. Possibly a previously covered-up exit.

Nya: Listen up! There's an opening behind this rock wall! We're not sure, but it could be a way out. If we're going to bring down this wall, we need everyone's help. And by everyone, I mean everyone! (The Geckles and Munce work together to remove the rocks.)

Gulch: Look! There's something back here!

Murtessa: He's right! A chamber!

Nya: Look at them. They're working together. Side by side.

Lloyd: I never thought I'd see that.

Kai: (He enters the chamber, illuminating the room with his Fire.) Huh? No. It's a dead-end.

Murtessa: Hmm. What we do?

Gulch: There's no other way out.

Jay: No. They'll get through any minute.

Gulch: I - I am sorry. I was wrong to lead you all here.

Murtessa: Mm. You gave us shelter. I too am sorry.

Gulch: For what?

Murtessa: You Geckles value family, like Munce. You work hard, like Munce. You honor Milly, like Munce. Is possible ... we are not so different?

Gulch: I ... was a fool. I saw only the things that made us different, not the things we had in common.

Murtessa: We were all foolish.

Gulch: We have a common enemy. Let us stand together and face him as allies.

Murtessa: Agreed. Let us put aside differences and face him together.

Kai: (Sighs) This is so beautiful. Two peoples, coming together in peace, love, and harmony.

Gulch: No, we are not at peace.

Kai: But - I - I thought -

Gulch: It must be declared, formally. By you! You are the Chancellor.

Kai: Oh, uh, okay. Uh, then, by the power vested in me as Geckle Chancellor, I hereby declare peace with the Munce. (Zane throws a pebble at Kai, annoying him.)

Nya: By my power as Queen, I declare peace with the Geckles.

Murtessa: Now, we are at peace.

(The Skull Sorcerer finally breaks through the door. The Ninja, the Geckles, and the Munce take fighting stances.)

Lloyd: Wait! We'll do it! We'll take your deal!

Murtessa, Gulch, and the Ninja: What?

Lloyd: Your offer. We turn ourselves in, you let them all go, but not back to the mines. You let them free. If you swear to that, we will surrender without a fight.

Skull Sorcerer: Hmm. Agreed. (The Ninja are escorted out.)

Gulch: Once again, outsiders have risked everything to save us.

Murtessa: Now, leave us in peace, as you promised!

Skull Sorcerer: Oh, that. You didn't really believe that, did you? (The Awakened Warriors surround the Geckles and Munce.)

Skull of Hazza D'ur: Fools! Fools! (laughs)

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