Scene Detail

"I am Talus, last of the giant great bronze warriors!"

From: Medea & Jason: Rubicon Waltz
2 Characters
Gender Age Character Name
Male Adult: Any Age ACTOR 2 (Jason)
Either Adult: Any Age ACTOR 8
 
Setup:
Heading home after having successfully traveled to foreign lands on a quest to gain the Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts spy the island of Crete. They think it would be a perfect place to stop and restock their ship, the Argo, for the last leg of their journey. However, the giant who lives on the island has other ideas...

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Scene

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ACTOR 8 (Talus)

I am Talus!

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Oh.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Last of the great warriors!
Bronze!
Great *bronze* warriors!
Giant!
*Giant* great bronze warriors!
OK, let me go back.
I am Talus, last of the giant great bronze warriors!

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

And...?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

And? Oh, and... uh, do not land here.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Or...?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Or? Oh, or... or you'll be sorry.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Because...?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Would you cut that out?!

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Sorry, just trying to get a little clarification.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

OK, I'm going to throw rocks at you now.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Why?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Why not?

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Good point.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Besides, it's my island and you're beginning to piss me off.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

What sort of rocks?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Big rocks.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

How big?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

In answer to this question, Talus, feeling that actions spoke louder than words and needed blessedly little explanation --

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

-- hefted a boulder the size of the Parthenon at the Argo, causing a rather large wave which sent the ship several miles back in the direction from which it had come. We return to the scene several hours later,

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

about the same time the Argo did.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

That big, eh?

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Yeah.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Impressive.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Thank you. I try to stay in shape. Not much else to do when you're the --

ACTOR 2 (Jason) &
ACTOR 8 (Talus) (cont'd)

-- last of the giant great bronze warriors.

ACTOR 8 (Talus) (cont'd)

Right. I'm afraid I'm going to have to kill you now.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

All right.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Aren't you going to ask me why?

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

No. I don't expect there's a terribly good reason for it.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Oh.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Besides, I'm afraid we're going to have to kill you now, too.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

What a shame.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

Yes, I thought so.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Well, good luck.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

And to you.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Talus hefted a large pointed rock.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

It was at this point Medea's spell took hold.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

The rock gouged Talus' ankle,

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

the one point on his whole body not covered in bronze.

ACTOR 8 (Talus)

Oh blast.
Mother!
Oh that's right, I killed her.
Damn.

ACTOR 2 (Jason)

And he promptly bled to death.
It is not known whether the dinosaurs, equally dense, became extinct through this sort of carelessness, but it's certainly a theory worth following up on.
So the Argo restocked at Crete and made the final leg of the journey home.




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