This is a very unfortunate project. I made this storyboard around 1993, but never made it beyond page three of the final drawings. Years later I attempted to make an animation out of it, but failed again. Now, at least, you will know how the story ends.
(Lucania is the ancient name for a region of southern Italy)
Spaniards are looking for a Lieutenant. They choose the one who can read the secret codes.
Under the sun they march towards the watchtower.
They give the password to the former guardians.
Lieutenant leaves the donkey to the former guardians. Lieutenant’s log.
The watch tower, the instruments and the three watches.
Bitten complains. Is he spying the Boy?
An astronomy lesson. Christianity has brand new Doctors.
A boat in the night. Smugglers, not Turks!
In search of eggs.
Empty nests. The Bitten goes fishing.
The moray eel, the distant storm and a dream…
The forest needs water, and receives fire.
A problem with the southern watchtower. Lieutenant goes with the arquebus. Wolves!
He runs for life, but accidentally shoots himself…
Thirst, fever, delirium. What’s going on in the watchtower?
Boy comes to the rescue. The dream of the old woman…
…and the giant flies. The dream of the nocturnal boat.
By the way: a sail showed up yesterday. After a dispute, the Bitten menaces the Lieutenant.
A night without moon. The Boy wakes up.
I’ve killed him… because I love you, but I have to kill you too.
The Boy is hard to catch!
The Turks! The traitor gets his wage.
Action takes place in a watchtower near Maratea. The watchtower (Torre Caina) really exists, but throughout the plot there are several historic inaccuracies.