ANIMATION Festival Short Script: The Underwater Story. Leda and Metida, by Alexander Chernega

Log-line.

The power of the stone of Bereon haunts the villains. To get it brothers Marten again have been turned into blue dolphins by the will of the father of beautiful daughters is the greedy merchant Dorey.

Synopsis.
The third part of Underwater Story.
Dorey is the richest man in the kingdom of Daminia and the owner of all fishing boats. One day he decides to go with his fishermen to the sea, suspecting them of concealing a catch from him. The boat with the fishermen got into a storm and crashed. However, the fishermen succeeded to survive and returned to Daminia. Dorey was thrown by the waves to an unknown coast, where he found on the sand the tail of the evil sorcerer cramp-fish Godefried, who retained the magical power of his former owner.
Dorey set off along the coast and came across a fishing village in which the Marten family lived.
Dorey persuaded brothers Arno and Gideon to help him return home, and in return for the service, he promised to generously thank them.
The brothers agreed to the request of the stranger and went all together in a boat to the open sea to the country of Daminia. With the help of Godefrid’s tail, Dorey was able to determine the place where the frigate “Vega” sank and turn the brothers into blue dolphins. He commanded them to bring Bereon for him, a stone that fulfills wishes.
Arno and Gideon complied with the request of the stranger, but the stone pushed the man away with evil intentions. Saving the life of Dorey, who was overboard, Gideon used his former magic ability and turned it into cramp-fish.
At this time, the fishermen who were wrecked returned to Parna, the capital of Daminia. They said that they saw how the waves carried Dorey away from them and do not know whether he alive or not. Artida, the wife of Dorey, decides, due to hopelessness, to turn to the witch Kalida, imprisoned in a cave behind a waterfall. However, her beautiful daughters Leda and Metida convinced their mother not to go there alone, but to let them go to meet the witch.
Kalida agreed to help the girls, and with the help of witchcraft she found out that Dorey was alive in the form of cramp-fish. She told the sisters to weave the carpet with silver threads (gray hair from the witch’s head) into it, and then lower it into the water. Silver threads formed words that could only read the Lord of the Seas. This will be a gift and a request to Neptune to release their father, Kalida told the girls.
Leda and Metida did everything the witch commanded them. However, she deceived the gullible sisters, pursuing her insidious goals. Witchcraft threads on the carpet allowed Kalida to see everything that happens in the underwater kingdom, as well as control the carpet. With their help, she managed to find the casket with Bereon and the tail of Godefried, lying at the bottom.
However, the witch’s plans were not destined to come true. About a strange carpet and cramp-fish swimming nearby, the fishes informed oracle Pirus, who immediately guessed what was the matter. He hastened to Neptune’s palace to report an interesting find.
At this time, the Marten brothers, tied with a rope to the boat by Dorey, were thrown exhausted to the sandy shore, where Leda and Metida came every day, hoping to see their father. The girls freed and fed the brothers. Gideon and Arno, wanting to thank the sisters for their kindness, promised to ask Neptune to let their father go home.
The Marten brothers went to the palace of the Lord of the Seas. There they met Pirus, Neptune and Doreus. The brothers told their story and conveyed the request of Leda and Metida.
Neptune carefully considered everything and made a decision. He liked the beautiful gift of Leda and Metida, and he tempered his anger by deciding to let their father go home after three years of service in the underwater kingdom. He ordered Dorey to fulfill his promise to the brothers and appointed a task to him to control that people do not catch his subjects beyond measure.
The Marten brothers returned home with the help of Pirus and Bereon, and were surprised to find two new huts and boats. That was the gift of Neptune. The brothers told their parents their story and, having received a blessing, began to prepare for a trip to Daminia, for beautiful sisters.

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