The Actual Movie - Episode 4
BLADE MOUNTAINS - NIGHTThe sky is cloudy, a full moon is visible behind the mountains. ARTY stands sideways before a cliff that is several hundred meters deep. To her left is the path, and on the other side of it, there’s a terrace on which NOOB, AWOL, and SKY are resting, and is surrounded by the steep mountainside. Arty’s cannon is moving about as she checks the surrounding area through her artillery sights. Sky shows up and moves to her side.
Arty flinches as she notices Sky. She turns to look at her.
Arty shakes her cannon.
skY(in a grinning tone)
... any idea how we should call ourselves? A team needs a name, after all.
I’m not … good with names.
Hm.(pauses before going on in a grim tone)
We’ll have to find some fuel soon, we’re all pretty empty.
Sky slaps Arty’s side.
There’s none nearby. Not even track marks or anything. I don’t think anyone’s been here in a while.(crestfallen)
A miracle wouldn’t be too bad right now. Otherwise things are looking dire.
What’s with that negative talk? You stop that right now.(confidently)
We’ll find something, I’m sure.
She shrugs again and turns to leave.
It’s just what I’m thinking …
... you can stay if you want.
She returns to her previous place. Both tanks silently look down the path.
ARTY(in a smiling tone)
That would be nice.
BLADE MOUNTAINS - LATERArty’s cannon suddenly perks up. She instinctively backs up a bit.
BLADE MOUNTAINS - CONTINUOUSREX and FOX are driving further down the path. We only see their wheels as they drive by. INTERCUT BETWEEN THE HEAVIES AND THE TANKING LEAGUE Sky looks at Arty.
Sky nods and points her cannon down the path as she reverses towards some rocks and foliage while Rex and Fox approach.
Two tanks approaching.
Arty shakes her cannon.
Can you tell me what models?
We get a better look at Fox.
I don’t know, it’s hard to -
Fox is in full view.
… I think one of them’s a King Tiger!
Arty adjusts her cannon.
That’s a tier 8. I can take him on. Can you describe the other one?
We get a better look at Rex.
Rex and Fox are both in full view.
Rear-mounted turret. Most likely German …
Down the path, the silhouettes of the two heavies appear. Arty turns from side to side in search of cover.
That’s a VK 45, Ausführung B…astard. That’s bad. Very bad.
Sky nods at Arty, who looks back. Then, Sky disappears behind the cover. Rex and Fox disappear behind a bend in the road for a moment. Arty drives out into the middle of the path. As Rex and Fox appear again, they are close enough to notice Arty. They slowly stop and point their cannons at Arty. For a moment, no one says anything. The only sounds are the GROWL OF THEIR ENGINES and the WIND.
Load your gun, looks like shit’s about to get real.
Rex and Fox remain silent for a moment.
… good evening, Gentlemen! Enjoying your drive?
Fox slightly moves his turret from side to side.
Fox, should we shoot her?
It could be a trick. Let’s not take any risks.
Arty wobbles on her tracks and seconds pass in silence. Fox points his cannon at Arty again.
Artillery, are you alone?
Rex and Fox LOAD THEIR CANNONS.
Sky bursts out from her cover and drives past Fox, shooting him in the side while his turret turns too slow to shoot back.
Rex fires at Sky, but misses as she swerves to the side and disappears behind rocks.
Rex turns his turret to face the spot where Arty was, but she is gone. He quickly averts his cannon as there is suddenly an explosion in front of him. His gaze darts around. Fox fires and part of the rocks that Sky is hiding behind blow up. Sky appears from behind the rocks again. Fox turns his turret pre-emptively, but she approaches him from the other side. He stops traversing his turret and turns it to the other side instead.
Leave this to me.
Sky drives past Fox again and shoots him in the side again.
You goddamn cowards!
Attacking a low tier? Really?
Sky makes another turn. Fox takes aim and fires.
BLADE MOUNTAINS - MOMENTS LATERThe sound of an EXPLOSION can be heard.
FADE IN:Noob and Awol wake up from the noise and quickly drive to the edge of the terrace they were sleeping on. They look down on the fight. Sky gets hit by Fox’ shell, which blows off part of the back of her turret.
We must help them!
Noob drives towards Rex and Fox, approaching them from a dead angle. Rex takes aim at Sky too, who is struggling to drive in a straight line. Rex shoots her turret too. Sky is knocked unconscious and skids a bit farther before coming to a halt.
But how? They won’t even feel it if we shoot them!
Awol stares at Sky.
His shouting makes Rex and Fox turn their cannons towards him. Only part of Awol is sticking out from the terrace from their perspective.
Rex nods. Awol backs up. An EXPLOSION blows up at Fox’ side. He turns his turret to the source of the shot - a bush. Suddenly, a SMALL SHOT and a DING sound can be heard. There is a little dent visible on Rex’ rear. Rex and Fox slowly turn their turrets around. Noob is standing behind Rex and shaking. After a moment of silence, Fox starts laughing.
Might be another Sturmpanzer.
Rex starts laughing too.
What are you guys supposed to be? The Kindergarten Brigade?
Arty and Awol both peek out again.
We’re not fighting a bunch of kids.(more serious)
What are you doing here? Is this your base?
AWOL(pleading, in a shaky voice)
This isn’t our base, we’re just passing through here because we are looking for fuel. We’re sorry we attacked you. We don’t want any trouble, really! If this is your territory, we will try to leave as soon as we can.
REX(waving his cannon at Sky)
What about her?
Rex and Fox look at each other. After a moment, they turn to Awol again.
She’s my sister. She was trying to protect us. We thought you were going to kill us.
Fair enough. We are on our way to Falkendorf. Our team camps there. If you want, you can come with us. Obviously, you can’t stay there, but we could give you a little fuel at least so you can continue your travel.
That would be very generous of you. Thank you a lot for the offer.
FIELDS - MORNINGREX, FOX, SKY, AWOL, ARTY, and NOOB are driving through a hilly landscape with mountains behind them. Rex is driving to one side of Sky, Fox on the other. Arty is driving behind them. Awol and Noob are further in the back.
Sorry about that earlier. We thought you were a high tier team with a misfit [Anhängsel].
It’s alright. Shit, I thought that was going to be the end of us.
Well, another shot from us and you would have been done for, that’s for sure. I don’t know if we wouldn’t have let the rest of you go, though.
Rex and Sky nod.
There’s no honour in slaughtering lambs.
Noob and Awol are not listening to the conversation and instead talk to each other.
I respect that.
Like I said, you shoot them in the butt. Always works, I told you.
AWOL(in a smiling tone)
You were right.
Of course I was!
FIELDS - EVENINGRex and Sky are still driving next to each other. Fox and Arty are driving behind them. Behind them, Noob, and Awol are driving next to each other.
What are you guys for real, though? You are few for a team. And really mismatched.
We are a team. We just found each other, and since we get along, we decided to travel as one.
Sky remains silent for a moment.
So what’s your team name then?
We don’t have one yet.
You could call yourself the Seal Tanking League.
Very fucking funny.(pauses a moment)
Leave out the seal and you can call us that.
Arty turns to Noob and Awol.
I like the name.
What do you guys think? Do you like it?
Sky’s turret turns back.
Totally! What are we talking about?
We’re thinking about calling ourselves the Tanking League. Any objections?
Sounds good to me!
Sky looks ahead again.
It has a nice ring to it.
She raises her cannon.
It is decided then.
Good luck to the Tanking League!