Zones of Nuratopia Act III
Zones Act III Lyrics
Event Horizon (Overture for Act III)
Peace 4: The Phalanx Attacks
A soldier of the Phalanx enters and fights hand to hand with Sargon. Sargon defeats him. Vitrex enters the scene and is unhappy his soldier is injured.
This fallen trooper had skill in combat – he was tough
Was he a scout on patrol – I wonder - if there are more
A group of such men would be hard to defeat - that would be rough
Hunting us down in this Zone – they will - even the score. Thicker strings here.
His group is aggressive - they do want us dead
Safe hiding place - I have a screen to protect
Cloak of black night - project over head
Paint with a field – they will not see - will not detect
Thalamax cloaks them in complete darkness. Electronic cloaking sound.
We are too late – they have escaped
The spies have run away – they are no where to be seen
My soldier lies hurt – Polyxena escaped
Her group has some power – they've trained for this fight
My search for her is not over – I’ll find her
We run through this zone – soon it will be night
Vitrex and his men pass out of the scene. Thalamax uncloaks the group. The lovely peace zone music plays for a while. Then Thalamax announces that he is dying.
Thalamax Shuts Down
Thalamax Bass intro into this verse.
I want to go on– I know that I can’t
My cells nearly empty – no longer on call
I get no power from lizards or plants
Batteries dead – I’m going to fall
Going to fall
He stops running – starts to shut down.
Protecting the team – that is a nice trick - the invisible shield
I would have had trouble with that group – dangerous thrill
I memorized Maxwell’s Equations – magnetic fields
Getting you power – to keep you alive – I have no skill
The cloaking program is hungry for power
Circuit by circuit - I am shutting down
There is nothing left – no longer a tower
I have no local tech support clowns
Tech support clowns
You can’t die – you can’t – after all we’ve been through
I know you’re not organic – like a child - I’ve loved you
We will struggle on – through this kingdom of doom
You are lost – we are helpless – there is nothing we can do
You saved us from those men they were very bad
Your shield kept us safe – my shiny new friend
Now you are fading – so strong - now so very weak
Remember you forever – you’lI be in my dreams
I cannot believe it’s the end.
Go to the Central Zone on your own
You cannot fail – good luck - good night – good bye
Thalamax terminates. Sargon pulls out a motherboard. They make ready to move.
We must go ahead – we must cross the last time.
The last barrier – the end is in sight.
I freeze deep within – this erasure of mind
To Zonus Centralis – our final battle - our fight
She holds Daphne’s hand and they run through the Barrier. [empty space – fill it]
I charge ahead – I must continue - cross the last time.
This has to be the last barrier the - end is in sight.
Freeze deep within heart – do not enjoy – erasure of mind
On to the Central Zone – our final - battle our fight
Final battle waits.
He runs through the Barrier
The Zonus Centralis is a rocky desert barren wasteland with howling winds and constant cold semi-darkness.
Welcome to the land of those felled by the sword
Welcome to the zone of the vanquished deceased
Welcome to the plain – dry sandy and torrid
No happiness here – no freedom – and no peace
Experience the emptiness – breathe in the pain
No organism lives here – no blue in the sky
Submit to the darkness, the bondage – the chains
No water to drink, no river – it is dry
The Seductroids move out of the scene. Polyxena, Daphne, and Sargon enter the scene. Poly and Sargon don't remember each other and are irritable like a married couple. They have no weapons as they lost them in the last zone.
I thought that I was immune to the barrier
memories are gone – I don't know my name
I’m on a journey – some message - a carrier
I don't recall who I am – what a shame.
You seem familiar – are we friends lovers too
Are we bound by a ring – is this girl our sweet child
You look sort of hostile – maybe I’m wrong
Can you tell me the truth – can you show me a smile?
When I see your face – your eyes filled with tears
I see only sadness – I see only fear
Why are you wasting my time – do not pretend
That you and I are friends – love is gone
It’s over – I’m free – the end
Who are you? Why are you talking to me?
I need no companions – I just want to hide
This love that you speak of – I just cannot see
I'm leaving you now – I don’t want you – I tried
Daphne sings her magical song to try to bring them back from their gloom.
I am alone and sometimes that frightens me
made up this song – and the words are my friends
melody flows like soft wind gently through the trees
My song is a lullaby – comes from Above
Yes my song – my song contains love
O your song is a lullaby – I remember your face
The sand here is toxic – I know of this place
We must run away.
I was told of this land – I have heard of this plain
A battle was here – long ago – hear the sound
Radio-active curse – thousands died
Their ghosts haunt the ground
Their thoughts - in my head
They deceive – we must leave
They travel for days through the empty space of the Central Zone. No living thing is there but many skulls and bones. This field in the Psychoradioactive Zone pushes them both into the desire for wealth and power. They become agitated and start arguing about who will be in charge when they finish the quest. Polyxena wants to rule the planet as a Princess and to search out and remove the evil elements. She wants to spread the peace zone and love zone over the entire planet.
The Sun is burning my skin – I feel parched
I need some action – not trained for a march
A council of poets will help me to build
A new world with songs - the air – will be filled
Now – that’s a laugh – this is my Empire
Fighting and dueling – my weapons will fire
Those evil Seductroids - I will remove
I’ll be a Princess - all will dance to my groove
Hand to hand combat is what we need here
Hard muscles – long swords will defeat fear
When the world aligns and eclipses its moon
I’ll rule the Zone of Love – you'll be singing my tune
You are too weak - you'll never be queen
Leader has to dominate - be extreme
Your androgen poisoned mind is a wreck
I’ll be in command when we’re done with this trek
Daphne interrupts the argument again with her song.
If you don't stop I will leave - I will go
Made up this song – and the words are my friends
Melody flows – like the sun – starts to glow
Joy in my heart - sadness comes to an end
Song is a lullaby – comes from Above
My song – my song contains love
Your song is a lullaby – the trance - is broken
The sand here is toxic – has torn us apart
Love has spoken
Daphne, Polyxena, Sargon
The trance has cleared
Zonus Centralis is near
Zonus Centralis 2
Poly and her team are camped. She is asleep
Poly is in dream land. Andromeda appears and alert her to the big fight.
You have fought so bravely - you have earned your wings
Lord of darkness awaits - you will see his ring
General Vitrex is here – you’ll hear his voice
Run away hide - or stand up - it's your choice
But wait there is more - evil sirens will sing
Preliving Seductroids - their voices will sting
I gave you the ancient words - powerful spell
You know this deep magic - you've practiced it - you know it well
Polyxena - you are ready to stand
Your life has lead you here - this all was planned
Planned from your birth - predestined by time
Polyxena wakes up. All cast on stage.
The battle will start – weapons will clash
You will see anger, you will see pain
Struggle for victory - explosions will flash
Voyeurs so distant – you’ll be entertained
The stage is full of soldiers and seductroids.
Welcome to the zone – your journey is done
Long walk complete – your effort so fine
Trapped here – your bones - will dry in the sun
Welcome to our home – on you - we will dine
Seductroids circle Polyxena menacingly; the circle tightens. Poly sings her magic spell.
Vo wai sen thar - kor sh’ai rem tranx
Sh’ai rey zo qwen – dey vrex lu tron
Seductroids weaken fade out of the scene. Sargon is dueling with Vitrex.
Your sword work is rusty – good effort good try
But this world is mine – I have trained for this fight
At last we will end this – I think you will die
Your last day in this zone – it soon will be night
Polyxena uses her advanced staff skills. Sargon employs hand to hand combat. Sargon however wins - Vitrex is defeated and falls.
You are the fighter – quite strong and no fool
The dominant force of this world will be gone
Now chaos will reign – no orders – no rules
Trapped here forever – helpless – alone
The dominant force of this world
is lost … is gone.
Vitrex dies. His last words do increase the anxiety/fear level of the group. As the lights fade, the Seductroids enter the scene and carry their evil master’s body away.
Zonus Centralis 3
They continue to the Central Computer. They near the Pyramid.
Journey is done – answers – at last!
Group nears the Pyramid – they have survived
Phalanx, Seductroids - are now in the past
Xena and Sargon and Daphne are alive
They move to the large building where the Brainstem is housed. The building looks like a triangular pyramid. It is black but reflects the night sky as it is very reflective. Take out pyramid in first scene.
Our journey is over – we made it – we are free
Pyramid must shelter computer – Brainstem inside
This door is the entrance – it’s locked – where’s the key
Robot stored the pass code right here - burned on my hide
To enter the building where Brainstem resides, there is a lock with a panel of buttons. Sargon’s tattoo contains symbols that match the buttons
I never looked closely at that sultry tattoo
Always assumed it was a girlfriend or religious icon
Enter the passcode – gate will open – we’ll go through
Start a revolution – transformation - new planet dawn
They select them in order from his tattoo and the door opens. They enter the building. Arriving at the Brainstem, they enter and find no evidence of any working system.
Why do these things always happened to me?
Technical failure – computer is dead
No wait I can’t give up - not now
Figure this out – Poly – use your head
Daphne your song puts big giants to sleep
Sweet and so sad like the light of the moon
Magical melody could be the key
Sing it my daughter – oh please play your tune
You are alone and something is wrong with you
Your hard drive has crashed
melody flows like the wind – softly through the trees
My song will enter your dreams oh so deep
My song - will wake you from sleep
The dead computer Brainstem turns on and wakes up.
I’ve got a cyber hangover - That was quite a long nap.
Invading software viruses – delete them from my head
Sweeping through memory –malware I must zap
I ust be more careful searching GalaxyWeb
Well hello team organic – do I sense you are here
To clean up this weird little world - you are brave
Crossed the toxic barriers and the zones without fear
To bring my old brain back to life – in my cave
An engine and wings – she is ready to fly
This great ship will carry you three to the stars
Captain this vessel she will carry you high
Your journey is almost complete – you’ve come far
I’ll stay here on this little world - Nuratopia
Sargon, Daphne, and Polyxena say goodbye to Nuratopia and launch. Sargon and Daphne are put into hiber-sleep. Polyxena is alone on the bridge of the starship. She sings to someone in her past (maybe someone from Etheria).
My thoughts will fade quickly
Nuratopia's gone now from view
I’ll never go back to perform there
I know it’s true
As the threads of my vision
Are tangled and pulled into night
The image I see in my head
The picture is you.
And I have not forgotten you
I can sense you’re with me - deep in my heart
I have not forgotten you
I will never ever forget
I will never forget you.
Polyxena goes into hyper-sleep hibernation.Her dream spirit appears for the last time.
Well done – my princess – I knew you’d pull through
my hypnotic task is complete – we’ve come far
This is the last time I meet here with you
My spirit at peace – now I will drift to the stars
My love is yours
I will drift to the stars
A great ceremony occurs with Polyxena and her team as the guests of honor. [down beats, timpani]
Councilman Zzan Alphox
Welcome Poly – your mission comes to an end
Your bravery and skills are worthy – to be praised
You have overcome, with the help of your friends,
A brutal journey and you don’t seem – to be fazed
Councilwoman Veralina Jushak
Tritonika – was ill and she has died
Book of Harmonautics gave us the word
Next Xarina – on the pages did hide
The spectral ink - gave us the key – the answer was heard
Spectrum of Spirellon revealed our next queen
Gave us no name – it gave us her life
Female with green eyes, brunette, she’s alto
She is single, age 30, she’s not yet a wife
The joy and excitement this day we will sing
That our next Xarina is here now – and it’s you!
Yes you Polyxena – we honor today
Will lead all the Harmonauts in song - it is true.
I know it’s cliché – but – the old Queen is dead
It is depressing – diseases are cruel
I know its risqué – she’s a beauty – brainy head
Long live the Queen – Xarina - long may she rule
I give the scepter to Polyxena
You are the leader you stand above all
Chair of our kind – you are Xarina
We present you to the audience here in this hall
Sargon – your efforts will be written as verse
A thousand years from now, your legend will live
You played your part well – it was like you rehearsed
The expedition – chivalry - did you give
We cannot forget this brave little girl
Daphne came through – you were part of the team
Giant in spirit – with magical skill
We love you and want to keep you until
You’ve grown into a woman.