Orphan of War

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter learning that one of her former soldiers, Dagnine, is searching for the Exion Stone, Xena and Gabrielle head for Centaur territory. They are met by Kalipus, who led the Centaurs against Xena when she herself hunted for the stone. Living with the Centaurs is Xena’s 10 year old son, Solon. She had given him up to Kalipus to protect him from her enemies and herself after his father died. She also told Kalipus that she was giving up her search for the Exion stone. Dagnine has people watching the Centaur village. He is thrilled to learn that Xena has a son. He has the boy kidnapped in order to keep Xena from stopping him in his search. But Xena travels to Dagnine’s camp to free Solon. The warlord has placed the boy in a cage. Xena uses her whip to pull the cage up to the platform she is on. As Xena is pulling him up, she is spotted by the warriors in the camp. She drops the key which she took from Dagnine to Solon, and ties the whip to the platform. While she is fighting the warriors, the whip loosens from the platform sending the cage and Solon to the ground. A large hole opens in the ground upon impact from the cage and boy. He calls for help from Xena, who reaches him in time to keep him from falling into the darkness. She grabs her whip from the ground nearby and snaps the end up to a tree branch over the hole. She pulls Solon up to her and the two dangle above the abyss as archers take aim.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle)

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Mark Ferguson (Dagnine), Paul Gittins (Kaleipus), David Taylor (Solon), Alexander Campbell (Miklas), Stephen Papps (See’er), Peter Tait (Daylon), Richard Adams (Warrior)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

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