Gloriosus (Trumpet Fanfare) The ACTION PACK Presents Another Gloriosus-Hammerhead Production TEASER: OPEN on a pastoral scene.
On this clear day the sunlight illuminated the grassy field where the wild flowers have started to bloom.
PAN RIGHT to reveal a magnificently appointed chariot being tended by a slender driver while his well-dressed passenger and a rustically dressed fellow stand by a chest-high timber fence.
CLOSE IN on the figures as we hear the ever increasing rumble of thundering hooves as teams of horses race past the couple while towing the racing chariots behind them. Subtitle appears: Potniae, Central Greece … “The horses are looking good this year, my King,” remarked the rustic as he scratched his beard. “Indeed Canthus?” asked King Glaucus, looking at the trainer closely. “Are they truly fast enough to beat the teams the other Kings would field at the games? Will they be able to beat Diomedes’ mares this season?” “Oh, I’d say so, sire,” Canthus assured his worried sovereign. “I’ve yet to train a faster team of mares than those you see before you pulling the white chariot.
I don’t think there are any horses alive today that are faster than them.” “We shall see, for even now I have my men scouring the countryside looking for promising candidates.” The old trainer looked sidelong at the king, and shrugged.
He was the king, and if he wanted to waste the effort on this useless quest, who was a trainer to question him. As the king turned to leave, he gave Canthus one last order. “Oh yes, make sure the mares do not mate this season,” at the trainers startled glance, Glaucus explained. “I have it on good authority that frustrated mares make the fastest runners.” CUT TO a shot of the King’s chariot retreating into the distance with its passengers.
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