Opening Image: The group is traveling along in Nettle’s vehicle at night after waving goodbye to the remaining people of Perdition.
Theme Stated: They end up at a series of vertical farms where the workers are all numbered robots being of a lower caste than either He’h or To’l.
Set-up: They are blocked in by a series fallen trees and so turn back and head into the vertical farms meeting their first numbered robot.
Catalyst: 6 is the number assigned to their new friend. They mention that what has been being grown here/worked on has escaped last night “and caused much ruckus in the area,” says Six. “Will you help us?” she asks.
Debate: They talk among themselves deciding to go along with Six and help her while trying to learn more about the vertical farming.
Break into Two: He’h, Protagonist, Travis, Homnie, Six. Six takes them through the basic vertical farm explaining how they work. (Use my design for explanation) based on mathematical models. Nearing 99% capacity of growth using space between growth areas as lesser growth formations.
B Story: Bandit King is now Tunnel Rat King. (Banner Change from previous post offered below). Heads towards Citadel Splitting army into two to conquer remaining sectors easily enough with chemical weapons and little losses. Word has spread that other townships have fallen. Some were prepared but made examples of but others were taken unaware.
Fun and Games: Six leads the group into the center of the farms where there is a concrete reinforced building showing major damage to one side as it appears that something broke out.
Midpoint: They hear a gurgling yell that deafens those with ears.
Bad Guys Close in: Stomping can be heard off camera. The ground shakes. Six is visibly scared.
All is Lost: The monster roars and destroys a vertical farm next to the one it was grown in with one squelching clawed hand.
Dark Night of the Soul: It looms over them dripping acidic juices that glow in the night.
Break into Three: (No solution at this point. Just surprise, fear, and a readiness to fight.)
Finale: The group centers up, calling for Six to get the other worker bots ready to fight and to bring what weapons they may have.
Final Image: Looming beast versus the ragtag group of vertical farm sector A2 (double check before writing in comic to keep flow of movement). Farm steads are lettered and numbered so that they may be interconnected if need be as they were on the ship before landing.
I live in the Pacific Northwest at the moment with my two dogs. I’m on disability for cerebral palsy and schizoaffective disorder. I’ve painted for Royalty, photographed for NASA, written nearly half a dozen books since getting sick, worked through my first biomedical patent (waiting to hear back on acceptance at this point) and I keep inventing things to keep sane, while working on comics and drawings, or paintings—whichever draws my fancy really.
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