Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Transcript

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Kumandra is a prosperous land rampaged by the Druun, evil spirits that petrify people and multiply. The dragons of Kumandra used their remaining magic to create an orb to ward off the Druun and revive everyone, but end up turning to stone themselves. A power struggle for the orb divides the Kumandra people into tribes, based on their placement along a giant river that resembles a dragon: Fang, Heart, Spine, Talon, and Tail.

500 years later, Chief Benja of the Heart tribe has been training his daughter Raya to guard the orb while firmly believing that the tribes will be united once again. During a feast among the five tribes, Raya befriends the daughter of Chief Virana of the Fang tribe, Namaari, and shows her the location of the orb. When the Fang Tribe makes an attempt to steal it, a fight breaks out among the tribes, resulting in the orb’s destruction. The Druun suddenly reappear as each of the tribes steal a piece, with Benja among the casualties.

For the next six years, Raya attempts to find Sisu, a dragon said to have created the orb and the only surviving member of her species, to help her recover the missing orb pieces. While in the Tail Tribe’s former territory, she finally manages to summon Sisu, who admits that she did not create the orb but can use its powers. They recover the second piece in a ruined Tail temple, granting Sisu shapeshifting powers. They have a hostile encounter with Namaari and her tribe, but young entrepreneur Boun, who had lost his family to the Druun, helps them escape. Despite Boun’s friendliness, Raya does not fully trust him.

They arrive at Talon to claim the third orb piece, during which Raya encounters “con baby” Little Noi and her trio of monkey-like companions, the Ongis, who adopted her after the Druun killed her mother. After a chase, Raya takes her in, while Sisu goes into town and encounters Talon’s chieftess, who threatens her. Raya rescues Sisu and reclaims the third piece, which allows Sisu to spew out fog.

The group arrives at Spine, where Raya and Sisu meet Tong, a fearsome warrior and the village’s sole survivor. The rest of the group catches up to warn them of Namaari’s arrival. Raya holds her off in a fight while the others escape, with Sisu assisting her. Back at the boat, Raya tells the truth about Sisu to her party and they agree to work together, with Tong handing Spine’s orb piece to Sisu, giving her the power over rain.

As they get closer to Fang, Sisu suggests asking for the final piece rather than stealing it. When Raya refuses, Sisu takes her back to the remains of the Heart and tells of how she was trusted by her siblings to save Kumandra. Raya relents and decides to give Namaari the dragon pendant as a peace offering to complete her quest. Raya and Sisu meet privately with Namaari, but upon seeing the orb pieces, Namaari threatens them. Sisu tries to talk her down, but gets unintentionally shot by Namaari and falls into a river, which begins to dry up.

Fang is attacked by the Druun as Raya enters to confront a grieving Namaari who is mourning the loss of her mother. The two fight while Raya’s companions rescue the people from the Druun. Raya prepares to kill Namaari, but after seeing her remorse, they run to help her friends instead. As the Druun advance toward Raya’s group, Raya tells them that they need to reassemble the orb, but her friends refuse to forgive Namaari. To show her faith, Raya gives Namaari her piece and allows the Druun to take her. The rest follow suit, with Namaari fixing the orb before the Druun take her. With the orb reassembled, the Druun are vanquished and everyone is brought back to life, including Sisu and the other dragons.

Everyone is now able to reunite with their lost loved ones, including Raya and her father. The dragons and the tribes then peacefully gather at Heart to celebrate and join together to form Kumandra once again.

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(INSECTS TRILLING)

(OWL HOOTING)

(INSECTS CONTINUE TRILLING)

(RUMBLING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

RAYA: I know what you’re thinking.

A lone rider.

A dystopian world.

A land that’s gone to waste.

How did this world getso broken?

Well, that all began 500 years ago.

Kumandra.

(TRIBAL MUSIC PLAYING)

This is what we used to be.

When our land was whole, and we lived harmoniously alongside… dragons.

Magical creatures who brought us waterand rain and peace.

It was paradise.

But then, the Druun came.

(RUMBLING)

A mindless plague that spread like wildfire, multiplying as they consumed life and turned everyone they touched into stone.

The dragons fought for us the best they could, but it wasn’t enough.

That’s when the Mighty Sisudatu, the last dragon, concentrated all her magic into a gem and…

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC RISING)

…blasted the Druun away.

Everyone that was turned to stone came back.

Except the dragons.

All that was left of Sisu was her gem.

It should have been this big inspirational moment, where humanity united over her sacrifice.

But instead, people being people, they all fought to possess the last remnant of dragon magic.

Borders were drawn, Kumandra divided.

We all became enemies, and the gem had to be hidden.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

But that’s not how the world broke.

That didn’t truly happen until 500 years later, when I came into the story.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(WHOOSHING)

(RINGS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(RAIN PATTERING)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Hmm.

(EXCLAIMS)

Huh.

Looks like someone’s trying to be clever.

(SQUEAKING)

All right, Tuk Tuk, let’s show ’em what clever really looks like.

(TRILLING)

(WHOOSHING)

YOUNG RAYA: Tuk Tuk!

Come on!

Focus!

Thank you.

(SQUEAKS)

Hey, bud, that was awesome. Give me some shell.

(LAUGHS) I got ya.

(WHOOSHING)

(GRUNTS)

(WHEELS CLICKING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(WATER TRICKLING)

(SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC RISING)

Whoa.

Wait a second.

This feels too easy.

Chief Benja.

I know it’s your job to try and stop me, but you won’t.

BENJA: Don’t mistake spirit for skill, young one.

I promise you will not set foot on the Dragon Gem’s inner circle.

Not even a toe.

You might wanna take out that blade.

You’re gonna need it.

BENJA: Not today.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(WEAPONS WHOOSHING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC RISING)

(YOUNG RAYA GRUNTING)

(CONTINUES GRUNTING)

(PANTING)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(EXCLAIMS)

(PANTING)

BENJA: Boop.

Like I said, not one foot on the inner circle.

You lost, Raya.

Did I?

Raya…

I probably should have said two feet.

Hey, don’t beat yourself up too much, Chief Benja.

You gave it your best.

(CHUCKLES) I won’t.

And it’s either “Father” or “Ba” to you.

You did good, dewdrop. You passed the test.

(ENCHANTING MUSIC PLAYING)

(YOUNG RAYA GASPS)

Wow. (CHUCKLES)

The spirit of Sisu.

For generations, our family has sworn to protect the gem.

Today, you will join that legacy.

Raya, Princess of Heart, my daughter, you are now a Guardian of the Dragon Gem.

(WATER TRICKLING)

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(BIRDS SQUAWKING)

(CHITTERING)

(SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

MAN: Whoa. Ah…

(BENJA LAUGHING)

Well, someone’s excited.

YOUNG RAYA: Well, yeah!

I mean, anyone hoping to steal the Dragon Gem now has to face the fury of the two baddest blades in all the lands.

(LAUGHING) I’m glad you feel prepared, dewdrop, because I have something important to tell you.

The other lands, they’re on their way here, as we speak.

They are? Uh…

(TUK TUK SQUEAKS)

Okay.

Okay, no, we can do this. I’m ready.

I know exactly how we’ll stop them.

Really? Tell me what you know about the other lands.

First… Tail.

A sweltering desert with sneaky mercenaries who fight dirty.

Second, Talon.

A floating market famous for fast deals and fighters with even faster hands.

Third, Spine.

A frigid bamboo forest guarded by exceptionally large warriors, and their giant axes.

(EXCLAIMS)

YOUNG RAYA: Fourth, Fang. Our fiercest enemy.

A nation protected by angry assassins, and their even angrier cats.

(HISSING)

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMS)

Okay, so we’re gonna need some crossbows and catapults and…

Ooh! What about flaming catapults?

Or, how about shrimp paste from Tail.

lemongrass from Talon, bamboo shoots from Spine, chilis from Fang and palm sugar from Heart?

We’ll poison them?

(LAUGHING) No, we’re not going to poison them and we’re not going to fight them.

We’re going to share a meal with them.

Wait, what?

I invited them.

But they’re our enemies.

They’re only our enemies because they think the Dragon Gem magically brings us prosperity.

That’s ridiculous. It doesn’t do that.

They assume it does,

just like we assume things about them.

Raya, there’s a reason why each land is named after a part of the dragon.

We were once unified. Harmoniously as one.

Kumandra.

That’s ancient history, Ba.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Listen, if we don’t stop and learn to trust one another again, it’s only a matter of time before we tear each other apart.

This isn’t the world I want you to live in.

I believe that we can be Kumandra again.

But someone has to take the first step.

(SIGHS)

Trust me.

(DRUM ROLL PLAYING)

(WHISPERS) Things look a little tense, Ba.

(WHISPERS) Don’t worry, I’m gonna open with a joke.

Please don’t.

(LAUGHING) I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

(IN NORMAL VOICE) People of Tail, Talon, Spine, and Fang, welcome to Heart.

For far too long, we have been enemies, but today is a new day.

Today, we can be Kumandra once more.

(CLAPPING)

(SARCASTICALLY) Nice speech, Chief Benja.

But why’d you really bring us here?

Are you gonna rob us?

Why would he need to rob us?

The land of Heart already has everything.

Oh, it’s easy to pontificate on Kumandra when you hold the mightiest weapon in all the lands.

(CROWD MUTTERING)

BENJA: The gem’s not a weapon. It’s a sacred relic.

SPINE CHIEF: Kumandra! Kumandra’s a joke!

TAIL CHIEF: He brought us all this way to talk about fairy tales.

SPINE CHIEF: This is pointless!

(CROWD CONTINUES CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY)

I have something to say.

Who’s hungry?

(EXCLAIMS)

Oh.

(CHUCKLES)

Go ahead. It’s all right.

I’m Namaari, of Fang.

Hi, Namaari. I’m Raya.

(GASPS)

Is that Sisu?

Sorry, um, yeah, I might be a little bit of a dragon nerd.

Hey, I’m the one wearing the Sisu fan necklace.

Come on.

Have you eaten yet?

(SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

YOUNG RAYA: (LAUGHING) Seriously?

Your mom actually said that?

Awkward. Okay, next question.

Hand-to-hand or swords?

Blades all day. (CHUCKLES)

Right?

Okay, dressy or casual?

Only a monster would choose

to wear this outfit on the regular.

(LAUGHING)

YOUNG RAYA: Uh, rice or stew?

I didn’t think that’d stump you.

Uh… This is actually one of the first times I’ve had rice in awhile.

Really?

Fang may look nice on the outside, but we have some pretty big holes on the inside.

Oh.

Sorry. Didn’t mean to bring it down.

So, where were we?

We both have single parents who are terrible at telling jokes.

We’re both warrior women who despise uncomfortable formal wear.

And we’re both Sisu superfans.

(LAUGHS) Yeah.

You know, Fang legend says she’s still out there.

Sisu? You’re kidding, right?

Wanna see something?

(GASPS AND WHISPERS) Are you supposed to have that?

(SCOFFS) No.

According to this, after the Mighty Sisu blasted away all the Druun, she fell into the water and floated downstream.

Legends say she’s now sleeping at the river’s end.

But which river? There’s, like, hundreds.

I don’t know.

But if we could find it, could you imagine?

A dragon back in the world.

Things could be so much better.

YOUNG RAYA: Yeah.

Maybe we really could be Kumandra again.

Here.

Whoa.

Really?

From one dragon nerd to another.

(SOFT SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

Hmm.

Hey.

Come with me, dep la. I wanna show you something.

(RUMBLING)

(TUK TUK TRILLING)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

The spirit of Sisu. I can feel it.

It’s the last bit of dragon magic left in the whole world.

YOUNG NAMAARI: I see why Heart guards it so closely.

Thank you, dep la. You’ve been very helpful.

(GRUNTS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(YOUNG RAYA GASPING)

In a different world, maybe we could have been friends, but I have to do what’s right for Fang.

(GRUNTING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(TUK TUK SQUEAKING)

(GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(FIRES)

(YOUNG RAYA EXCLAIMS)

Chief Virana, I’m so glad Fang accepted our invitation.

(FLARE WHISTLING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Huh?

There is no way you’re taking Sisu’s gem.

Sorry. It’s Fang’s now.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GASPS)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(CONTINUES GRUNTING)

(BLADES CLASHING)

(EXCLAIMING)

You will not set foot on the Dragon Gem’s inner circle.

FEMALE SPINE WARRIOR: What’s going on?

SPINE CHIEF: What is this?

FEMALE SPINE WARRIOR: Fang’s making a play for the gem!

No! Spine should have the gem!

TAIL CHIEF: Not if we get to it first!

MAN: Our blades say different.

(CROWD CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY)

Listen to me!

We have a choice.

We can tear each other apart, or we can come together and build a better world.

It’s not too late.

I still believe we can be Kumandra again.

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

Ba!

TAIL CHIEF: Out of my way!

(INDISTINCT EXCLAIMING)

SPINE CHIEF: The gem belongs to Spine!

SPINE CHIEF: Give me the gem!

(SHATTERING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(BENJA GRUNTING AND PANTING)

No… No…

(BOTH GASPING)

(RUMBLING)

(CROWD EXCLAIMING INDISTINCTLY)

(CRASHING)

(SCREECHING)

Druun.

(MAN WHIMPERING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(BENJA GRUNTING)

There’s still magic in them!

SPINE CHIEF: Get the pieces!

No! (GRUNTS)

(INDISTINCT EXCLAIMING)

Ba! Come on, we have to go!

(BOTH GRUNTING)

They’re repelled by water.

Hurry! Get to the river!

(BENJA GRUNTS)

YOUNG RAYA: Ba, get up! Come on!

Please, we have to keep moving.

Get up!

(BENJA BREATHING HEAVILY)

Ba! We don’t have time!

(MAN WHIMPERING)

(WOMAN SCREAMS)

Stand up! I’ll help…

Raya, you have to listen.

You are the Guardian of the Dragon Gem.

Ba, why are you saying this?

(CRASHES)

(YOUNG RAYA GRUNTS)

There’s still light in this. There’s still hope.

No! We can make it together.

(CRYING) You’re okay.

BENJA: Raya. Don’t give up on them.

I love you, my dewdrop.

Ba?

(BENJA GRUNTS)

YOUNG RAYA: (EXCLAIMS) No!

(DRUUN SCREECHING AND RUMBLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(YOUNG RAYA GASPING)

Ba!

(GASPING AND WHIMPERING)

Ba.

(WIND WHISTLING)

(WIND BLOWING)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(KNOCKING)

(TUK TUK GRUNTS QUESTIONINGLY)

(SOFT TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXHALES)

Please let this be it.

(TUK TUK GRUNTS)

RAYA: Whoa!

What are you doing, you big fur bug?

Hey, buddy, focus.

Eyes forward, Tuk Tuk.

Good boy.

You’re so easily distracted.

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(RAYA EXCLAIMS)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTING AND PANTING)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(TUK TUK GRUMBLES)

(RAYA GRUNTING)

(TUK TUK GRUMBLING)

(BOTH GRUNT)

(THUDS)

RAYA: You’re getting a little too big for this, bud.

(GRUMBLES)

(EXHALES)

Six years of searching and we end up at a literal shipwreck.

(SIGHS)

That’s not a bad sign, is it?

(TUK TUK GRUMBLES)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUMBLES)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(FLAME CRACKLING)

Sisudatu…

Um…

I don’t know if you’re listening.

I’ve searched every river to find you, and now I’m here at the very last one.

Look, there’s not a lot of us left, and we really… We really need your help.

If I can be honest, I really need your help.

I made a mistake.

I trusted someone I shouldn’t have, and…

(SIGHS)

…now the world’s broken.

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

Sisudatu…

(CRIES SOFTLY)

I just really, really want my ba back.

(CRIES)

Please.

(EXHALES)

Okay…

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

Here goes everything.

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHANTING) Suvaa de draa sim

Mandra de draa lim

Bavaa de draa Tomben

(FLAME CRACKLING)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(WATER TRICKLING)

(GRUNTS)

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMING)

I know, buddy, I haven’t forgot…

(GASPS)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMING)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC RISING)

Oh, my… Where am I?

Pengu? Amba? Pranee? Are you here?

Oh, Mighty Sisu.

Who said that?

(WHOOSHES)

(RAYA EXCLAIMS)

Hello?

Hello?

(MUFFLED GROANING)

SISU: Oh!

Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you there. (LAUGHS)

Not too bad. Just a little dusty.

Let me get that for ya. (LAUGHING)

RAYA: Sisu?

You are Sisu?

And you’re people.

What’s your name?

Raya. I’m Raya.

And you’re not made of stone, which means…

(EXCITEDLY) It worked!

We did it!

You hear that, Pengu? It worked!

I didn’t mess it up!

Is that food?

(RAYA GRUNTS)

I was so focused on saving the world, I forgot to have breakfast today.

Today?

When exactly do you think today is?

Tuesday.

(GURGLING)

I mean… (FAKE EXCLAIMING) Mmm.

What is this delightful culinary treat?

It’s jackfruit jerky. I dried it myself.

Well, compliments to the chef. (LAUGHING)

Wanna finish this, Skippy?

(TUK TUK GRUMBLES)

RAYA: Uh…

Sisu, there are a few things I need to catch you up on.

Oh, yeah?

(SHOUTING) You broke it?

(TUK TUK WHINES)

Oh, oh. Oh, my. This is bad. This is bad.

I’ve been asleep for 500 years, you brought back the Druun, and none of my brothers and sisters came back.

Why didn’t they come back?

I don’t know.

Also, you broke the gem!

But I still have a big chunk of it, though.

Is that supposed to make me feel better?

If you lost a puppy, and I said…

(MOCKINGLY) “Well, we still have a big chunk of it!”

Would that make you feel better?

Can’t you just make another one?

No, I can’t just “make another one.”

But you’re a dragon.

I’m gonna be real with you, all right?

I’m not, like, the best dragon, ya know?

But you saved the world.

I did do that. That’s true.

But have you ever done like a group project, but there’s, like, that one kid who didn’t pitch in as much, but still ended up with the same grade?

Yeah, I wasn’t the one who actually made the gem.

I just turned it in.

(ENCHANTING MUSIC PLAYING)

Whoa. Uh…

You’re glowing.

Oh, thank you.

I use aloe and river slime to maintain my…

RAYA: No, no. Look!

Oh! This is my little sister Amba’s magic.

I got the glow!

Your little sister’s magic?

Yeah, every dragon has a unique magic.

Okay, what’s yours?

I’m a really strong swimmer.

Wait, wait, wait, you touched this gem piece and it gave you powers.

You know what this means, right?

I no longer need a night light?

What? No! You’re still connected to the gem’s magic, and that means you can still use it to save the world.

If we can get all the other gem pieces…

I can reassemble it…

…you can reassemble it…

BOTH: …and boom the Druun away!

And bring my ba back?

And bring all of Kumandra back.

(WIND BLOWING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GROWLING)

(SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Princess Namaari,

the Tail lands are infested with Druun.

Benja’s daughter is as good as stone out here.

(SCOFFS) Retrieving some useless dragon scroll isn’t worth the risk.

(EXCLAIMS)

Anyone else wanna question why we’re out here?

(CATS WHIMPERING)

(CATS ROARING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

RAYA: Okay, so here’s the sitch.

After the gem broke, each piece was taken by one of the chiefs of the five lands, Fang, Heart, Spine, Talon, and Tail.

Where we are now.

SISU: Wow. So many questions.

First one, why am I wearing this?

Well, we don’t want to attract attention.

Oh, you definitely chose the right hat for that.

So, what makes you think the Tail chief’s here?

(GASPS)

(EXCLAIMS)

(CRASHES)

Because this place didn’t just booby-trap itself.

SISU: This doesn’t make sense.

None of this would stop a Druun.

RAYA: It’s not to stop Druun. It’s to stop people.

SISU: Hmm.

(SOFT THUD)

(GRUNTING)

What?

Why are you looking at me like that?

(CHUCKLING NERVOUSLY) Nothing.

I’m just not used to seeing dragons.

Impressed, huh? Wait until you see my backstroke.

I’m wicked when I hit that liquid.

I got water skills that kill.

I slaughter when I hit the water.

I’m, like, really good at swimming, through rhyme.

I was trying to make that…

That I’m really good at swim…

I’m a good swimmer, is basically what I’m…

Okay, um, we need to keep going.

(GASPS) Oh, no!

What? What is it?

We forgot to bring a gift for the Tail chief.

I’m sorry. A gift?

Yeah. A gift says, “You can trust me, can I trust you?”

(GASPS)

Aw. Hey there, little fella.

(LAUGHS)

This beetle’s got a booty.

Uh… Careful. It’s a Toot N Boom.

Why is it called a…

(TOOTS)

(EXPLODES)

(BOTH GRUNT)

Got it. Noted. Makes sense. (CHUCKLES SHEEPISHLY)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

RAYA: Uh…

You have to admit though, these bug booties are kind of cute.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

I’d say we found the Tail chief.

SISU: What happened to her?

From the looks of it, she was hoarding the gem and became a victim of her own traps.

Well, you gotta admire her commitment.

(CLANGS)

Okay. Hold on.

(GRUNTS)

Oh, we were doing a jumpy thing!

So sorry. My bad.

(GRUNTING)

I get it now. I’m with it.

(BOTH EXCLAIM)

(RAYA GRUNTS)

Sisu…

don’t.

(GRUNTS)

(CRACKS)

(GASPS)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXHALES IN RELIEF)

Two down, three to go.

(ENCHANTING MUSIC PLAYING)

(SISU EXCLAIMS)

I just shapechanged! Into people!

Dragons can do that?

This was my sister Pranee’s thing.

Look at my people arms and my people face.

Look how close my butt is to my head.

Now that you don’t have to hide me, getting the rest of the gems is gonna be a breeze.

Yeah, well, this one was easy, but the rest of them are being held by a bunch of no-good binturis.

NAMAARI: Binturi?

That’s not a very nice way to describe an old friend.

(CAT GROWLING)

Namaari.

What’s drippin’, dep la?

Oh, I see you’ve finally made a new friend.

And here I was worried you were gonna end up becoming a cat lady like me.

(GROWLS)

Something tells me you’re not besties.

Stealing Dragon Gem pieces, are we? Why?

What can I say? Bling is my thing.

Hmm.

I gotta admit, Raya, until a few months ago, I thought you were stone.

But then, someone stole Fang’s dragon scroll.

Oh, is that why you’re chasing me?

And here I thought it was because you missed me.

Are you really looking for Sisu?

(LAUGHING)

What are you, 12?

Yeah, I actually was looking for Sisu.

Oh, and guess what? I found her.

Say hi, Sisu.

Hi!

It’s very nice to meet you, and I love your hair and your cats’ hair.

(CHUCKLES)

Take them.

(GRUNTS)

(EXCLAIMING)

(SISU EXCLAIMING)

RAYA: Run!

(SISU PANTING AND GRUNTING)

Not like that! Two legs!

SISU: Right!

(PANTING)

(GRUNTING)

(EXCLAIMS)

(CAT GROWLS)

(GRUNTS)

(NAMAARI GRUNTING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(SISU PANTING AND WHIMPERING)

RAYA: Tuk Tuk! Roll!

(GRUNTS)

SISU: Whoa!

(WHIMPERING AND EXCLAIMING)

RAYA: Jump!

(SISU EXCLAIMS)

(BOTH GRUNT)

Who was that girl?

That’s Namaari.

She’s the backstabbing binturi that broke the world.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Wow, those cats are really fast, huh?

What do cats and Druun have in common?

Um… They have no souls?

And they both hate water.

Oh.

Hold on!

(TUK TUK TRILLING)

(SPLASHES)

(GRUMBLES)

(GRUNTS ANNOYEDLY)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

Hello? Is anybody here?

(EXCLAIMS)

(WHIZZING)

Welcome to the world-famous Shrimp-orium.

My name is Boun. I’ll be your server today.

Would you like to hear our daily specials?

Yes, please!

We got shrimp, we got congee.

We got a shrimp congee that won’t quit.

The captain, where is the captain?

Let me go get him.

What’s up, my new customers?

I’m Captain Boun,

the owner, chef, and chief financial officer of the Shrimp-orium.

How can I help you?

Well, I’m Sisu and…

And we need to get to Talon now.

I’m sorry. The Shrimp-orium is not a water taxi.

(COINS JINGLE)

Toi, that’s a lot of jade!

Half now, half when we arrive in Talon. Deal?

Clasp onto your congee.

Today’s special is to go.

Uh, Captain Boun?

Does this thing go any faster?

(CATS SNARLING)

Whoa! You didn’t tell me Fang was after you!

This is gonna cost you extra!

Don’t worry, I got it.

(SPLASHES)

What is she doing?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(BOTH EXCLAIMING)

(EXCLAIMS)

What is happening?

My friend’s a really strong swimmer.

(CATS SNARLING)

Bye-bye, binturi.

Princess Namaari, if they’re after gem pieces, their next stop would be Talon.

We’re not following them to Talon.

We’re going back to Fang.

I need to speak with Chief Virana.

(CAT GROWLS)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(IN HUSHED TONE) Sisu? Sisu?

SISU: (HAPPILY) Ah!

RAYA: Please get out of there.

I’m a water dragon.

This is water. It’s sort of my thing.

You wanna come in?

RAYA: Someone could see you.

Oh. Do you mean Captain Pop and Lock over there?

What, are you scared he’s gonna challenge me to a dance battle?

(RAYA GASPS)

(UTENSILS CLATTERING)

(LAUGHS)

(RAYA GRUNTS)

Sisu, I saw people lose their minds over a Dragon Gem.

Can you imagine what they’d do over an actual dragon?

Look, we need you to make this all work.

Until we have all the gems, you have to stay human.

Please.

Wow, you really got some trust issues.

Look, my father blindly trusted people, and now, he’s stone.

Hey, we’ll get your ba back.

I got you, girl. Come on, who’s your dragon?

I mean, human. Because I’m gonna be a human until…

Yeah, you… You get it.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

(BOUN GRUNTS)

Okay, who’s hungry?

SISU: Oh, I am.

Two house specials. How spicy would you like it?

Hot, hotter, or Boun-goes-the-dynamite?

Bring on the heat!

Yeah, no.

No, I don’t think so.

Uh, what are you doing?

(WHISPERING) We don’t know him. It could be poison.

(IN HUSHED TONE) Why would he poison us?

Yeah, why would I poison you?

(IN NORMAL VOICE) First, to get my jade purse, second, to steal my sword, and third, I don’t know, to kidnap my Tuk Tuk.

(TUK TUK STARTS)

All good points, but if this is poison…

(SLURPING)

Mmm!

…you’re gonna die happy.

Yeah, thanks, but we got our own eats.

(GRUNTS)

(SLURPING)

This is delicious.

By the way, not poison.

But it’s…

(GASPING)

It’s hot. Ooh, it’s hot!

It’s hot! It’s really hot!

(RAYA LAUGHING)

Oh, my! Oh! Water!

Boun? Captain Boun? We need water on deck!

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(LOW GROWLING)

(TUK TUK WHIMPERS)

I know, buddy.

You know, during the day, you can almost forget they’re here, but at night…

(SCREECHING)

This is why I never leave the boat.

You’re a smart kid.

(SCREECHING CONTINUES DISTANTLY)

What are Druun, anyways?

SISU: A plague. Born from human discord.

They’ve always been here.

Waiting for a moment of weakness to attack.

They’re like the opposite of dragons.

Instead of bringing water and life to the world, they’re like a relentless fire that consumes everything in its wake until there’s nothing left except ash and stone.

They took my family.

(SOFT SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

They took mine, too.

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

(WATER RIPPLING GENTLY)

Looks like we’re here.

So, where are you guys heading after Talon?

I might be heading there, too.

I mean, for a fee, of course.

RAYA: (LAUGHS) Of course.

SISU: Wow! What a smart way to Druun-proof your house.

Build right on the water.

People of Talon are geniuses.

Yeah. Talon may look nice, but it’s a hotspot for pickpockets and con artists.

Lucky for me. Empty pockets!

Okay, so here’s the good news.

I know where the gem piece is.

The bad news?

It’s being held by the notorious Chief of Talon, Dang Hai.

What Dang Hai lacks in style, he makes up in mean.

(SMIRKS) Hmm.

SISU: Gotcha.

Now, we’re just gonna have to turn up the charm.

Let’s go get him a gift.

Sisu, I think maybe it’s safer for you to stay here on the boat.

What?

Without you, we can’t put the gem back together.

But I wanna help.

I know, and you will.

By staying safe.

I’ll be back before you know it.

If you see any hungry faces, send ’em my way.

You got it, Captain.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTERING)

(CHITTERS)

All right, there’s Dang Hai’s house.

No detours till we score that Dragon Gem.

(BABY CRYING)

Whoa. What in the…

Uh… (CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY)

Okay.

Hey, baby, toddler, thing…

(COOING)

RAYA: …whatever you’re called.

It’s really late. What are you doing out here?

Where are your parents?

Hey, uh, whose baby…

What? Ongis?

(CHITTERS)

Drop ’em!

(CHITTERING)

(EXCLAIMS)

RAYA: Ow! (GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

(EXCLAIMING)

(GIGGLING)

Really? A con-baby?

(GRUNTS IN FRUSTRATION)

SISU: Ah, this is giving me bad feels.

Chief Dang Hai does not sound like someone you could smooth talk.

And Raya didn’t even bring a gift.

That’s it. I’m going shopping.

Oh, wait. I don’t have any money.

BOUN: You’re an adult.

You could just put it on credit.

Oh… Uh, what’s credit?

It’s kinda like a promise.

You take what you want now, and you promise you’ll pay it back later.

Pay it back later? Huh!

What an amazing concept.

Thanks, Captain Boun.

(LIGHTHEARTED MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTERING)

SISU: I’ll be buying this with credit.

Oh, Dang Hai’s gonna love this!

Credit, please.

Oh, I like that. Uh, yeah, I’ll be using credit, yes.

I love credit!

MALE MERCHANT: Hey, you!

Are you going to pay for any of that?

Oh! (CHUCKLING)

Right, right. No, this is on credit.

Yeah, I’m gonna pay it back later.

Pay us back later? We don’t know you.

You have no credit here.

Pay us right now.

Now?

(NERVOUSLY) I don’t have anything, but if I could just find my girl Raya, she has a sword, dried eats, two Dragon Gem pieces.

No, we don’t! What? Who said that?

You better pay up, binturi.

This isn’t a charity.

Who do you think you’re stealing from?

(EXCLAIMING) Get away from her!

Can’t you see she’s new in town?

(AFFECTIONATELY) Come, dear. Don’t be afraid.

WOMAN: It’s okay.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(LAUGHING)

(TUK TUK GRUNTS)

(EXCLAIMS)

MALE MERCHANT: Hey, watch out!

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(WEAPON WHOOSHING)

(EXCLAIMS)

(EXCLAIMING IN SLOW MOTION)

(MOUTHING) Bye!

(GIGGLING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(EXCLAIMS) Diaper!

(BLOWS RASPBERRY)

(CRASHING)

(THUD)

(ONGI SQUEAKING)

(PUNCHES)

Thanks.

So, it’s none of my business, but using your baby charm to rip people off…

(EXCLAIMS INDIGNANTLY)

…is super sketchy.

(HUFFS)

(GROWLS)

All right, where is your family?

(BLOWS RASPBERRY)

(COMMANDS) Mm.

RAYA: Oh…

Right.

Hey.

How would you like to earn some honest loot?

Gah?

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS)

(LAUGHING AND TAUNTING)

(CHITTERING AND SQUEAKING)

(EXCLAIMING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

All right, Dang Hai, I’ll take that Dragon Gem piece.

Whoa! I’m not Dang Hai.

I’m Chai, the flower guy.

Where is Dang Hai?

(CHUCKLES) He’s right over there.

What? Who has his gem piece?

(CHUCKLES) The most vicious chief

Talon has ever seen.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS)

Those folks were, like, crazy mad.

I just wanted to bring some gifts to the Talon chief Dang Hai.

Is that who you’re looking for, dear?

(GASPS EXCITEDLY) I know exactly where he is.

You do?

Mm-hmm. I will take you there.

See? That’s what I’ve been trying to tell my girl Raya.

And she’s all like, “You can’t trust people.”

“Don’t talk to anyone.”

“I only eat terrible foods I dried myself.”

(LAUGHS) Come, dear.

Chief Dang Hai is just outside the city, beyond the gates.

SISU: Away from the water, huh? Wow.

He really likes living on the edge.

Hi there, Dang Hai.

Um, I’m Sisu, and I’ve come here to offer you some…

(EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

Uh…

(LOUD RUMBLING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

Now, you’re gonna tell me where I can find those other Dragon Gem pieces, or I’ll have to leave you outside with that thing.

Take your pick.

But I… I trusted you.

Big mistake.

You better talk fast.

It looks hungry.

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

SISU: No. No, no. No, no, no!

Raya!

DANG HU: Stop her!

RAYA: Sisu, I told you to stay on the boat.

SISU: Sorry!

Hold on to this for me, will ya?

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(FOG HISSING)

(EXCLAIMING)

RAYA: Fog?

SISU: Yeah. That was my brother Jagan’s magic.

RAYA: Okay. Three down, two to go.

All right, Captain Boun, next stop, Spine…

(EXCLAIMS) Aah!

(UTENSILS CLATTERING)

Thanks for the new customers!

Yeah, I sort of promised to buy them all the congee they could eat.

Well, we’re stuck with them for a while ’cause ongis have nine stomachs.

Oh, toi.

I can’t believe it.

That old lady was really gonna hurt me.

Well, I’m sorry, Sisu, but that’s what the world is now.

You can’t trust anyone.

(SIGHS DEEPLY)

(MUMBLING)

Does that include babies?

Uh, well…

She’s so cute.

I mean, look at those cheeks.

(GRUNTS)

(MUMBLING)

(IN MUFFLED VOICE) Hi, I’m Sisu.

(MUMBLING UNINTELLIGIBLY)

(LAUGHING)

She loves my face.

Yeah, watch out she doesn’t steal your teeth.

Here, let me help you.

SISU: Oh, that’s so sweet.

(CON-BABY MUMBLING)

SISU: Okay, that’s, uh… That’s too much sweet…

Too much sweetness. It’s too much!

(SCREECHING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

GENERAL ATITAYA: Chief Virana, we’re running out of room.

We need to expand to the mainland.

VIRANA: And how do you propose we handle the Druun,

General Atitāya?

Without proper protection, it would be a death sentence for our people.

I might have a solution for that, Mother.

(GASPS SOFTLY) My little morning mist…

Oh, it’s good to see you home.

I located Raya. She’s out stealing gem pieces.

What?

I’d like to take the royal army and intercept her in Spine.

(SCOFFS) Well, if she’s going into Spine, I doubt there’ll be much left of her to intercept.

She’s more capable than you realize.

We have to stop her.

(VIRANA SIGHS)

Walk with me.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

Look around.

We made all this by making smart decisions, not emotional ones.

We are safe.

Our canal protects us from those monsters.

I don’t think it’s wise to risk yourself when you don’t have to.

But you heard the general.

We’re running out of space. We need to expand.

If we had all the gem pieces, we could do that safely.

You’re right.

This isn’t an emotional decision.

It’s the only decision we can make to secure Fang’s future.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Namaari, you’re truly growing into the leader I raised you to be.

General Atitāya, ready the royal army for my daughter’s command.

(THUMPS)

Thank you, Mother. I won’t let you down.

(OBJECTS SMASHING AND CLATTERING)

(YELLING) Hey! Stop eating!

(ONGIS CHITTERING)

(STARTS)

RAYA: (EXCLAIMS) Whoa!

Sorry, buddy, I got this.

BOUN: Did you just throw a shrimp at me?

That’s not even edible!

RAYA: Hey!

BOUN: Don’t look at me…

RAYA: Uh… Hey, guys?

BOUN: …like that, you fuzzy garbage can!

Do you wanna play hide-and-seek?

All right. Ready?

One.

Two.

Thanks.

Two and a half.

Three.

Remind me to never have kids.

Being people is hard.

Yep.

Six.

Seven.

You have small heads.

No tails.

You lie to get what you want, like the Talon chief back there.

Yeah, well, the world’s broken.

You can’t trust anyone.

Or maybe the world’s broken because you don’t trust anyone.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) You sound just like my ba.

Well, he sounds like a smart man.

Yeah, he was.

I really wanted to believe him.

I really wanted to believe that we could be Kumandra again.

And we can.

Literally thousands of people turned to stone would argue otherwise.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.

And I did. And you know what happened?

I got kicked in the back by someone who gave me a gift.

Look around.

We’re a world of orphans because people couldn’t stop fighting over a gem.

Wanna know why other dragons didn’t come back?

It’s because people don’t deserve them.

But you can change that.

No, Sisu, I am done trying.

Kumandra is a fairy tale.

The only thing important to me now is bringing my ba back.

Um… I think we’re in Spine.

(SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Sisu!

(SISU GRUNTS)

BOUN: Hey, my congee!

RAYA: Don’t go anywhere. I’ll be right back.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC RISING)

Sisu! Come back! Please!

What… What are you doing?

SISU: I’m going to show you that you’re wrong!

How? By getting squashed by a bunch of Spine rage-heads?

No.

By proving to you that if you wanna get someone’s trust, you have to give a little trust first.

Wait, Sisu, don’t…

(KNOCKER CLANGS)

(BOTH EXCLAIM)

SISU: In hindsight, maybe I was a little hasty, but, uh, who’s hungry?

No? I’ll leave you alone.

(RAYA GRUNTING)

Okay, where are we?

(FIRE CRACKLING)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

Interesting choice of digs.

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

(BOTH GASP)

(DOOR CRASHES OPEN)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

You two must be dung of brain to think you could steal Spine’s Dragon Gem.

(CLANGS)

Gem? (SCOFFS)

Who said anything about gems?

We have no interest in gems.

(GEMS CLATTERING)

Okay, yeah, I can see how that makes me look like a liar.

Actually, I think it was the lying that made you look like a liar.

(LAUGHING VILLAINOUSLY)

(BOTH LAUGHING)

I’m not sure what’s funny.

Your fear is like delectable nectar feeding the tum-tum of my soul.

It’s good.

Tastes like… (SNIFFS) mango.

Oh. I love mango.

Of course you love mango!

Only a tongue-less cretin wouldn’t.

Oh, toi!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve last peered into the eyes of a trembling enemy.

Where has the time gone?

It’s been so long.

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

He seems lonely.

No! I’m not lonely.

I’m a Spine warrior.

(THUMPS CHEST)

I was born and bred to do only one thing.

To invoke fear and to crush the skulls of my enemies!

That’s actually two things.

(GROWLS AGGRESSIVELY)

(SISU EXCLAIMING)

(LAUGHING)

Look at your face. (LAUGHING)

Hey. What do you plan on doing with us?

Oh, it’s gonna be bad.

Horrifying!

It’ll take me two weeks to clean up!

You have no idea, do you?

Yes, I do.

I’m formulating this gruesome plan in my head…

Makes me sick just thinking about it.

You… You just wait.

Until then, why don’t you just hang around?

Good one, huh?

(LAUGHING)

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMING)

(TONG GRUNTS)

(CON-BABY EXCLAIMS)

(ONGIS CHITTERING)

(TONG GRUNTS)

(TUK TUK GROWLING)

Huh?

(SNARLING IN BABY VOICE)

A little one?

All right!

Phew! Good work, Captain Boun!

Fang’s here!

What?

NAMAARI: People of Spine, we are hunting for Raya, a fugitive from Heart!

Send her out, or we’re coming in!

You’re the only one here?

My people battled the Druun with much valor, but lost.

Okay.

But the Fang gang’s here for me, not for you, so, um, if I can distract them, then you guys can get out of here.

You’re gonna fight an entire army?

No, I’m just gonna stall them.

Look, I know how to push Namaari’s buttons.

And once you guys are clear, I’m out of there.

(SIGHS)

What’s your name?

The moniker given to me is Tong.

Okay, Tong, look, you don’t know me, and I don’t know you, but I’m sure that you know a back door or a way outta here, and it’s really important that my friends stay safe, okay?

So, I am sincerely asking you, will you help us?

Please.

(GRUNTS IN AGREEMENT)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

RAYA: (BREATHES DEEPLY) Okay.

Note to self, don’t die.

Burn them out.

(GATE UNLOCKING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC RISING)

Hey there, Princess Undercut.

Fancy meeting you here.

NAMAARI: You and the Dragon Gem pieces are coming with me.

Hmm. My sword here says we’re not.

(WEAPONS READYING)

Yeah, I knew you couldn’t handle rolling solo.

You’re nothing without your band.

Stand down.

This shouldn’t take long.

(LAUGHS)

(WEAPON WHOOSHING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC RISING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(WEAPONS CLANGING)

(GRUNTING CONTINUES)

(EXCLAIMS)

Did you need that, dep la?

(GRUNTING)

Nah.

(GRUNTS) Looks like somebody’s been taking classes.

(GRUNTS)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(EXCLAIMING)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

(EXCLAIMS)

(GRUNTS)

(GASPS)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

Why are you stealing gem pieces?

(PANTING)

(SARCASTICALLY) Oh, I’m just trying to get a matching set.

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS LOUDLY)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

(THUDS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GRIMACING) You didn’t happen to bring Fang’s gem, did you?

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS LOUDLY)

(EXCLAIMS PAINFULLY)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS) No? Never mind.

I’ll just swing by and grab it later.

(CHUCKLES)

Oh, I’m gonna enjoy this.

(LOUD RUMBLING)

(WARRIORS EXCLAIMING)

(GASPS)

(ROARING)

(WARRIORS EXCLAIMING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(ROARING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

Yep, she’s a dragon.

Let’s go.

Come on!

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(WATER RIPPLING)

(GRUNTS SOFTLY)

Did you just hit me with a shrimp tail?

When were you gonna tell us she was Sisu?

Well, technically, you always knew she was Sisu.

Seriously?

Why are you here, divine water dragon?

Isn’t that obvious, big guy?

My girl Raya and I are gonna fix the world.

Bring everyone back.

You’re gonna bring everyone back?

I wanna help.

(SIGHS) I’m sorry, I can’t let you do that.

It’s too dangerous.

You’re not the only one who lost family to the Druun.

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

Please.

Let me help you.

(CON-BABY MUMBLING)

(GEM RINGING)

I too wish to join this fellowship of Druun butt-kickery!

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(RAIN PATTERING)

My big brother Pengu’s magic.

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC CONTINUES)

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC RISING)

(LAUGHING)

(GIGGLING)

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC SWELLS)

(SPLASHES)

(LAUGHING)

(LAUGHING)

RAYA: All right, Captain Boun. To Fang.

BOUN: You got it!

(MUSIC CONTINUES SOFTLY)

(WATER RIPPLING)

All right, everyone, here’s the plan.

The last gem piece is in Fang, the most heavily guarded of the five lands.

Now, they’re protected by an artificial canal that separates them from the rest of the world.

The only way in or out is by water.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXCLAIMING)

RAYA: Luckily for us, we have a magic water dragon.

Now, the palace will be swarmingwith Fang soldiers.

To sneak past them, we’ll need to…

I got this, guys.

I’ll take care of the first wave.

(GRUNTING)

BOUN: Tong will follow up with hisgiant axe of bad-axery.

(TONG EXCLAIMING)

BOUN: And then come the ongis and that crazy con-baby…

(CON-BABY EXCLAIMING)

BOUN: …who will toss the gem to the Mighty Sisudatu.

(BOUN MIMICKING SISU GROWLING)

And then, bye-bye, binturis.

(BOUN MIMICKING EXPLOSIONS)

Super flow plan, am I right?

(CON-BABY CLAPPING)

Uh, no. Yeah, that’s not flow. That’s a clog.

I agree.

Here’s my plan.

We infiltrate Fang, confront Namaari, and offer her something nice and go…

Hey! Wanna help us save the world?

Because all it takes is one gem piece.

(SISU SPEAKING AS NAMAARI) Yes!

I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me!

Here you go!

Best friends forever!

Yeah, I think I’d rather go with Boun’s plan.

What?

Yes!

What, why?

Because it’s Fang.

Their blades are specially designed for the stabbing of backs.

If it weren’t for them, none of this would have happened.

They’re the worst.

(MUMBLES IN AGREEMENT)

If we’re just honest with her, deep down, I got a feeling she wants to fix the world as much as we do.

You weren’t there when Namaari betrayed me.

We’re sticking with my plan.

(SISU GRUNTS ANNOYEDLY)

Whoa. Uh… What’s with the downpour?

SISU: Come on! I need to show you something.

(RAYA EXCLAIMING FEARFULLY)

So, what do we do now?

I don’t know.

RAYA: Where are you taking me?

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

Sisu, why did you bring me here?

This is where it all happened.

Yeah, I know.

I was there.

SISU: No.

This is where it all happened 500 years ago.

(GASPS SOFTLY)

SISU: I want you to meet my brothers and sisters.

The real mighty ones.

I miss them.

RAYA: I never knew they were here.

See that classy-looking one over there?

That’s Amba. I get my glow from her.

And that’s Pranee. She’s a shapeshifter.

Jagan, fog.

And Pengu.

He’s our big brother.

He brings the rain.

We were the last dragons.

(THUNDERING)

SISU: All the other dragons had been turned to stone.

We were drowning in a sea of Druun.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

But my oldest brother Pengu refused to accept defeat.

This is where we’d make our last stand… united.

So, one by one, they combined all their magic, creating the Dragon Gem.

I don’t know why they chose me.

It could have been any of us.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

All I know is I trusted them…

(DRUUN RUMBLING)

…and they trusted me.

And so…

(GEM RINGING MYSTICALLY)

When they put their faith in me, it empowered me beyond anything I could imagine.

The same can happen with Namaari.

I really wish I could believe that.

I once thought that we could be friends.

After all this, maybe you can be.

Even if she wanted to help us, how could I possibly trust her?

But if somehow you could, you wouldn’t just bring your ba back.

You’d also bring back his dream.

Kumandra.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXHALES SOFTLY)

Do you think he would even recognize me?

So much has changed.

Of course he will.

You remind me of him.

Oh, yeah? Strong?

Good-looking with impeccable hair?

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Hopeful.

How would I even approach Namaari after all that’s happened?

It may feel impossible, but sometimes, you just have to take the first step, even before you’re ready.

Trust me.

(SOFT SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

Okay. We’ll go with your plan.

What? My plan? You’re gonna go with my plan?

Yeah.

(LAUGHS) All right!

You’re not gonna regret this.

But we’re gonna need a really good gift.

What do you think she’s into? Cats? Knives?

Cats with knives?

(LAUGHS)

SISU: Knives with little cats on them?

Actually, I know exactly what to give her.

And that is how the land of Fang rose in spite of all the monsters that wanted to destroy us.

Because we’re smart, resilient, and we take care of one another.

Mother! We need to talk.

It’s Princess Namaari!

(CHILDREN EXCLAIMING)

All right, all right, now, run along, kittens.

(CHILDREN MUMBLING DISAPPOINTEDLY)

I have to speak with the princess.

Mother, you won’t believe what I saw.

You saw a dragon.

General Atitāya informed me that you’d be returning home without the gem pieces.

It was Sisu.

She can fix what we broke.

She can bring everyone back.

And that’s what scares me.

When everyone comes back, who do you think they’ll come for?

You forget.

The other lands blame us for what’s happened.

But we… We never meant for anyone to get hurt.

Yes, but if we had the dragon and the gem pieces, we would be forgiven.

We could save the world.

But more importantly, our people would remain safe.

But Raya isn’t just gonna give Sisu to us.

(SIGHS)

We’re not going to give her a choice.

What are you going to do?

That’s no longer your concern, my love.

You’ve done enough.

(SOFT TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

If she refuses to help, we’ve just flushed our tactical advantage into the dung pot.

I know.

Yeah. She really has no reason to help us.

I know!

This jerky’s terrible.

I know!

Are you sure those four miniature menaces will be successful?

I don’t know.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Huh? (GRUNTS AND GROANS)

(BODY THUDS)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

Hmm?

(GRUNTS)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC RISING)

(CHITTERING)

Huh?

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(SIGHS DEEPLY)

TONG: There’s too much spice.

Uh, no. There’s too much bamboo.

TONG: What do you know?

You have the taste buds of a tall baby.

Well, you dress like a tall baby.

Give me the spoon! I’m taking over!

Back off, tidal wave. I’m the professional here.

May I?

(SLURPS)

Whoa!

That’s good.

RAYA: It’s just a little something my ba showed me.

Aw. Did he also show you how to make that delicious jerky?

(CHUCKLES) No, that was all me.

(CHUCKLES)

It’ll be nice to share a meal with him again.

BOUN: I know what you mean.

I have this really obnoxious sister who always tousles my hair.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

I can’t wait to see her the most.

After we win the day, I look forward to filling my eyeball with the joytastic image of my village full again.

(CON-BABY MUMBLING)

And you will be reunited with your family, Noi.

Uh, what did you just call her?

Noi. It’s her name.

(BURPS)

It’s written on her collar.

Have none of you ever checked?

And they think of me as the ruffian.

(FLARE WHISTLING)

What’s that mean?

It means we’re on.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Sisu, until we get that gem and confirm Namaari’s actually on our side, promise me you’ll stay hidden.

(TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

I see you got my gift.

I never thought I’d see this again.

Well, uh… I tried to take good care of it.

You’re not the only dragon nerd here.

(CHUCKLES)

(SOFT TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(BREATHES NERVOUSLY)

The final piece.

Time to bring everyone back.

(WEAPON CREAKS)

(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Sisu and the gem pieces are coming with me.

Sisu!

Stay back!

It was foolish to trust someone from Fang!

Don’t come any closer!

Namaari, it doesn’t have to be like this.

I don’t have any other choice.

Hey. I got this.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(NAMAARI BREATHING HEAVILY)

I know you don’t wanna hurt anybody.

What are you doing?

You just want a better world.

Like we all do.

Sisu…

I trust you, Namaari.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC RISING)

(RAYA GRUNTS)

(NAMAARI EXCLAIMS)

(EXCLAIMS) No!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Sisu!

(SPLASHES)

No… (BREATHING HEAVILY)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(TENSE MUSIC RISING)

What’s happening?

I don’t know.

It appears that with the last dragon gone, so too goes the water.

Now there is nothing to stop the Druun.

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Nothing.

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(VIRANA GASPS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Raya?

Where’s Raya?

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(QUAKES)

(PEOPLE EXCLAIMING)

(LOUD RUMBLING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(QUAKES)

Namaari!

Let’s finish this, binturi.

(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(QUAKING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(GRUNTING)

(BOTH GRUNT)

(RUMBLING)

(CROWD EXCLAIMING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(GASPS)

(GRUNTS)

(RAYA AND NAMAARI GRUNTING)

BOUN: Raya!

(BOTH GRUNTING)

TONG: She cannot see us.

Raya’s blinded by her own rage.

(GASPS) The gem’s powers are fading!

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

All these people are Druun food if we don’t get them out.

(TONG GRUNTS AFFIRMATIVELY)

Come on! Trust me, it’s gonna be okay.

Stupid Druun! Out of my way!

Go, go, go!

(WHIMPERING)

Up we go! Yep!

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(ONGIS CHITTERING)

(EXCLAIMS)

(SPEAKING GIBBERISH)

MAN: Go, go! Hurry!

BOUN: Get to the water! Keep going! Keep going!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

BOUN: Come on! Come on!

(CRASHING)

(RAYA AND NAMAARI GRUNTING)

(WEAPONS CLASHING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(EXCLAIMS)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

(GRUNTS)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS LOUDLY)

(COUGHING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(WEAPONS CLASHING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(BOTH CONTINUE GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS PAINFULLY)

(CLATTERS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

I never meant for any of this to happen.

(YELLS) Liar!

(CRYING)

I don’t care if you believe me.

Sisu did.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

NAMAARI: But you didn’t trust her.

That’s why we’re here.

Do whatever you want.

But you’re as much to blame for Sisu’s death as I am.

(SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

BOUN: Tong, there’s still people back there!

Hurry! We’re running out of time!

TONG: Got it!

Everyone, out! Come with me!

(PEOPLE EXCLAIMING)

(CRYING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(BOUN GRUNTING)

(RAYA GRUNTING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(TONG EXCLAIMS)

(LITTLE NOI SPEAKING GIBBERISH)

(EXCLAIMS)

(CHITTERING)

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

RAYA: Okay, Tuk, these are the last of ’em.

Go! We’re right behind you.

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

Tuk Tuk!

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMS)

(NAMAARI GRUNTING)

(DRUUN SCREECH)

What are you waiting for? Go!

(TUK TUK EXCLAIMS)

(RUMBLING)

(GRUNTS)

(NAMAARI GRUNTS)

BOUN: (YELLS) Raya!

It’s the one who slayed Sisu!

(ALL EXCLAIMING)

(RAYA BREATHING HEAVILY)

BOUN: Raya! Raya!

The gem’s magic, it’s almost gone!

TONG: They aren’t backing off!

BOUN: They’re everywhere!

(RAYA GRUNTS)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(GRUNTING)

(EXCLAIMS AND GRUNTS)

(CHITTERING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

SISU: I don’t know why they chose me.

It could have been any of us.

All I know is I trusted them, and they trusted me.

And so…

Everyone, give me your gems.

We can still put it together. It can still work.

Sisu’s gone, Raya! We don’t have her magic!

It’s not about her magic. It’s about trust.

What?

That’s why it worked. That’s why we can do it, too.

By doing the one thing Sisu wanted us to do.

What my ba wanted us to do.

To finally trust each other and fix this.

But we have to come together.

Please.

After what she’s done?

We’ll never trust her!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Then let me take the first step.

Raya! No!

(DRUUN RUMBLING)

(CRACKLING)

(SPEAKING GIBBERISH)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(RUMBLING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(NAMAARI EXCLAIMS)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS AND BREATHES HEAVILY)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES)

(GRUNTING)

(BREATHING RAPIDLY)

(CRACKLING)

(GEM HUMMING SOFTLY)

(WIND BLOWING SOFTLY)

(HUMS)

(FLARING)

(DRUUN SCREECHING)

(HOPEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(LOUD RUMBLING)

(WATER TRICKLING)

(RAIN PATTERING)

(HOPEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(GASPS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GASPS)

(SIGHS)

(SNIFFLES AND CRIES)

(CHUCKLES) It worked! It worked!

(EXCLAIMS)

(ALL LAUGHING)

(JOYFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(WATER RUSHING)

(WATER RUSHING)

RAYA: Tuk Tuk!

(EXCLAIMS)

Oh! (LAUGHING)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC RISING)

(MUSIC SWELLING)

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(GASPS)

(GASPS)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

Pranee! Amba!

Jagan!

Pengu!

(LAUGHING) Yeah!

(LAUGHING)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(MUSIC SWELLING)

(SPLASHES)

(LAUGHING)

Raya.

Sisu.

I am so hungry.

I got some jerky.

Not that hungry.

(LAUGHING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(EXCLAIMS) Sisu!

Aw, it’s good to breathe in your glorious dragon stench again.

Okay, I take that as a compliment.

(COOING AND LAUGHING)

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

(CRYING)

(SOFT SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

(BABY COOING)

(WOMAN EXCLAIMS)

(LITTLE NOI SPEAKING GIBBERISH)

(GASPS)

Momma!

LITTLE NOI’S MOTHER: My baby! (LAUGHING AND CRYING)

BOUN’S SISTER: Mom, look, it’s Boun!

(ALL EXCLAIMING)

BOUN’S BROTHER: It’s Boun!

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(TUK TUK RATTLING SOFTLY)

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

RAYA: Ba?

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Dewdrop?

(CLATTERS)

(CRIES) Ba!

(CRYING)

Is that really her?

Chief Benja, your daughter did you proud.

Hope you don’t mind, she brought some friends.

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(GIGGLING)

Ba? (CHUCKLES)

Welcome to Kumandra.

(MUSIC RISING)

(LAUGHS)

(LITTLE NOI LAUGHING AND SPEAKING GIBBERISH)

(MUSIC CONTINUES RISING)

(MUSIC SWELLING)

(MUSIC FLOURISHES TO AN END)

(MUSIC PLAYING)

We have a choice

To build or destroy

To fight or to come together

Love is a bridge

And trust is a gift

We give it And it gets better

There’s an energy in the water

There is magic deep in our heart

There’s a legacy that we honor

When we bring the light to the dark

Whatever brings us together

Can never tear us apart

We become stronger than ever

When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way

When you’re broken

Open up your heart and feel

There’s no difference We’re all family here

Despite all of our doubts

All our up and downs

There’s never really anything to fear

There’s an energy in the water

There is magic deep in our heart

There’s a legacy that we honor

When we bring the light to the dark

Whatever brings us together

Can never tear us apart

We become stronger than ever

When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way

Takin’ my first step

I see you as myself

Nothing we can’t do

Put the past behind

Learn from life this time

We can start brand new

There’s an energy in the water

There is magic deep in our heart

There’s a legacy that we honor

When we bring the light to the dark

Whatever brings us together

Can never tear us apart

We become stronger than ever

When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way When we just trust

Trust and believe it You’ll see that

We’ll lead the way

Kumandra, Kumandra

Kumandra, Kumandra

Kumandra, Kumandra

Kumandra, Kumandra

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