The Shot opens, to an incredible establishing shot.
Flying over a vast mountain range, morning fog whisps over the peaks and descends into the valley…
The snow capped peaks are menacing in their jaggedness and height.
As we sail through the sky we fall upon a small cottage on top of a mountain.
The camera descends and leads us closer to the property. A small garden of mountain beets and other wildflowers makes this small house feel very welcoming and homey.
As we get inside we see an old halfling man sipping on a strong sweet tea and reading a religious book. Suddenly a loud thud knocks the larger pitcher of tea from its place on the table. Confused, the halfling gets up and tends to the spill. Next he goes to the window…
Outside the window he sees nothing out of the ordinary. Fog blankets his little cottage, followed by brief flashes of sunlight. It is windy up here.
Determined, he heads to the front door. Outside…
He sees his beautiful garden… confused still, he takes a few steps outside and after a moment, he turns to go back in, “That was wierd…”
As the door creaks closed, he hears it again, a lout thud, and after that incredible scraping sounds, as if massive boulders are being compacted.
The camera, focused on the slit in the door now, reveal the halflings eyes looking outside, and we can see that he sees it…
The Slit closes.
A louder Thud.
Inside, the halfling reaches for his ceremonial figurine of the god that will protect him.
A louder thud still, and a whisper…
“Ashardalon… where is he…?
The halfling looks up from behind his comfy and large chair…
The house is obliterated. A foot and leg that make the house appear like a childs toy descends upon the roof, crushing it so that only one corner of the house stands upright. The halfling, still clutching onto his faith looks up as he stands in the only part of the house that exists still.
He looks up, wind kicking up the lighter belongings around him. His beard and hair is forced onto his face. he need not move it aside to see what stands above him.
The two clawed reptilian leg moves over his head and continues its path through the mountains.
The Halfling face gazes on after it in pure shock. His eyes very quickly turn red, and as they do, the screen cuts to red.