Portals Chapter 3: Into the Rift

Portals Chapter 3: Into the Rift

Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre
Mar 25, 2020 • Season 1, Episode 3

Show Notes


Allison, Orlando, and Mikayla ask for Barnaby´s assistance in returning the body of the Ten´ek Soor "demon" that attacked Allison (episode one) to its people.

Allison is desperate for some answers as to why they attacked her in the first place, but Barnaby is of little help... the Ten´ek Soor live on a "rift shard" that is not on any of the portal maps. Barnaby recalls a "shaman miystic type" named Rune who allegedly lives in the Rift. Allison mentally calls to him and he appears.

Rune agrees to guide the group and, Ten´ek Soor body in tow, the group is treated to their first "riftwalk". During their journey, Rune explains that the rift is the source of all Creation and that conscious thought is the spark that begins the cycle... "Think of this place as a question waiting for an answer... from you." Through Rune´s wisdom, the group finds the Ten´ek Soor Rift Shard and then departs.

The group is discovered by a small party of Ten´ek Soor who refrain from killing Allison as payment for her honoring them by bringing their fallen comrade home. They claim Allison ("Alysina Draconis") is the Un-Maker who´s every breath is a poison and who will one day destroy all that is. Things start getting ungly, but Allison somehow manages to open a rift tear - with the guidance of a mysterious voice that only she can hear - and the group escapes.

That night Allison has a dream and the mysterious voice comforts her, explaining that "Alysina Draconis" is the name her soul left upon Creation when she was born, and that her birthrite is nothing more than the realization and implementation of the gifts she came into the world with. The voice urges Allison to seek out her destiny and then departs, leaving Allison more confused than before.

Later, as she talks to Mikayla about the dream, we learn that Allison has a history of problems with her father, Abraham. He most likely won´t come to Allison´s gallery show but maybe her Mom, Elizabeth, will make it.

The episode ends with Elizabeth and Abraham arguing about the show. Elizabeth implores him to let the past go, but Abraham stubbornly refuses, ranting against Allison for changing her name and forbidding Elizabeth from attending the gallery show. After he storms out, Elizabeth resolves to go away, in spite of Abraham's fury.

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The fantasy-adventure saga of Portals follows the fortunes of Allison Drake, a young artist who inherits a self-storage garage business and discovers that each unit is a doorway to a different reality. Allison and her friends are quickly drawn into a web of wonders and dangers with the fate of all realities hanging in the balance. Fascinating and strikingly original, Portals offers listeners a lush audio portrait of characters on a heroic journey of intrigue and adventure.

Portals is presented by Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre, a co-production of NoCo FM and OpenStage Theatre & Company. Find out more at https://rabbitholeradio.org.

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Ashley Dunston is the author of the young adult novella "The Strange," as well as the author of the investigative audiodrama, "Salamander," currently in pre-production as part of NoCo FM's Rabbit Hole Radio Theatre. She has written several plays, short...

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