SCENE 1EXT. DEEP FOREST - DAYThe Warrior-Priest, PANYA and her crew of five MERCENARYSAILORS escort the shackled and aed sorceress, BAHATI, alonga narrow trail. A native GUIDE leads them all.The canopy of the forest grows so dense it blocks the sun,blanketing them in darkness.The Sailors look concerned.PANYAAre you sure this route is safe?GUIDEYes, Panya. Relatively.PANYARelatively?GUIDEYou said you wanted to get toZimbabwe quickly.
is thequickest way there. There
saferroutes, but they will take youtwice as long - or longer - to getthere.BAHATI’S VOICEThere is no route that can protectyou and your crew, Panya. It wasfoolish to bring me here, sister.Panya jumps, startled by Bahati’s voice. She glances at thesorceress; she is still gagged.PANYAHow...how do you speak to me?BAHATI’S VOICEMy mind speaks to yours. Such isthe power of my Jade Obelisk. TheJade Obelisk you stole; The JadeObelisk I will wrest from yourcold, dead fingers shortly.PANYAGet out of my head, witch!