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Tales of the Ancient Empire
Kevin Sorbo | Victoria Maurette | Melissa Ordway
An age ruled by lusty adventure and darkest sorcery.
When all things were possible
Tales of an Ancient Empire (2013)
Action-Adventure/Fantasy, 1x86 min.
Two blood soaked female vampires stand ready for battle, swords poised to strike at an unseen enemy. The voice of KARA, an orphaned slave, tells the tale about herself and TANIS, the Princess of Abelar. Their fates have been tied together since birth and now the future of the world “hangs in the balance.” She takes us back to the moment when both girls learned of their destinies, “When a band of treasure seekers (Pirates) opened the tomb of a long dead vampire sorceress.
he Pirates accidently resurrect XIA, the vampire sorceress and she immediately attacks the Abelar to exact revenge for reducing her to dust and killing her sorcerer father. Written the palace of Abelar, preparations are made for the impending attack. Queen Ma’at tells her sister, Princess Tanis, that Tanis’ “dreams have come to pass.” Tanis was born with “second sight” that brings her visions of the future. As Xia and her vampires overrun the kingdom, Tanis is shocked to learn her father is not the same as Ma’at’s. She was sired by a MERCENARY ADVENTURER who was the one responsible for defeating Xai 20 years earlier. Now Queen Ma’at instructs Tanis to find her real Father and bring him back to Abelar to destroy Xia. He is their only hope.
In another part of the Palace, Kara, an attendant to the Princess, plans to escape with her lover, DERNIER. He is a noble Royal Guard who has been seduced by Kara to abandon his duties to get her safely out of the Palace. Before escaping, they are attacked by vampires led by another former attendant to the Princess, LEVANA. Denier is bitten and transformed into a vampire while Kara is captured. At the same time, Queen Ma'at is killed by Xia and Tanis escapes to a waiting ship. Using her sorcery, Xia destroys the ship with an enormous wave that rises and crashes over the ship, ripping it apart. Satisfied that she has destroyed all of the royalty, Xia fully transforms into her creature-self as she retires back to the Palace.
So begins the quest by two young women to learn their true identities and why fate has chosen them to lead the battle for good and evil. Kara’s quest takes her into the darkest realms where she discovers she is Xia’s child—half vampire-creature, half human. Princess Tanis’ quest to find her father leads her to half-brothers like the charming but thieving rogue, ADEAN and half-sisters like a former emperor’s assassin now bar keeper, RAJAN. A family she never knew she had.
Kara and Tanis discover they are both the daughters of this mysterious Mercenary Adventurer who is the key to destroying Xia and her vampire army. The girls search to find him before the other, Kara to kill him and Tanis to enlist him to once more save humankind. When Father is found at the same time by both, it leads to shocking climax drenched in blood and sorcery where the future of the world hangs in the balance.
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