THE SECT

LEFT TO RIGHT: THE PROFESSOR, KELLY, CHRIS, EMMA, ANDY AND LLOYD.

OVERVIEW:

The town of Ashwood in the south-east of England has a dark secret.  Being one of only three places in the entire world to host a portal from demonic dimensions, plus support a water source that all demons can survive off of, the town has a serious demonic entity problem.

For centuries the mages of the world gathered in Ashwood to battle the demons.  They were, however, always fighting a losing battle and as the art of magic began to die out, the mages were forced to take dramatic action.  Several hundred years ago, the last remaining mages formed a sect and united their powers to cast a spell; a spell to pass on their skills and the will to fight to their descendants.  Today, Ashwood remains a haven for demons and dark entities but the battle still goes on thanks to those known only as "the descendants of the sect". 

BASIC STORY:

Having fought evil all their lives, Andy, Chris, Emma and Lloyd aren't surprised to spot two demons looking for trouble on the streets of Ashwood.  As the two evils attack their targets, an American professor and his assistant, it just seems like yet another day in their action packed lives.  Little did they know however, the professor himself is a descendant of the sect and the attempt on his life was no random incident. 

Gifted with the powers of a seer, the professor joins the sect as they go about their daily struggles to rid the town of evil.  It's a never-ending and thankless task, but someone has to do it.

The Sect chronicles the events from Spring 2010 to Autumn 2011 when demonic activity in Ashwood reached its all time peak.  During these dark times, the world as we know it came under severe threat on several occasions.  Had it not been the descendents of the sect during these bleakest moments, mankind may well have met its end.

CHARACTERS:

CHRIS FOX.  AGED 23.  BLESSED WITH HIGH LEVEL SWORD SKILLS, CHRIS USES A BLADE TO TAKE DOWN DEMONS, RATHER THAN HIS NATURAL MAGIC.  THANKS TO AN INCIDENT IN HIS PAST, USING HIS MAGIC MAKES HIM AS MUCH OF A DANGER TO HIMSELF AS IT DOES TO THE DEMONS.  EXTREMELY VAIN, CHRIS BELIEVES HE'S GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN AND ALSO FANCIES HIMSELF AS SOMETHING OF A LEADER.  NOBODY EVER TAKES HIS ATTEMPTS TO LEAD SERIOUSLY, HOWEVER. 
EMMA FOX.  AGED 20.  CHRIS' YOUNGER SISTER, EMMA IS VERY MUCH A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.  BLESSED WITH POWERFUL ENERGY MAGIC AND THE GIFT OF HEALING, SHE'S THE ONE DEMONS FEAR THE MOST.  DESPITE BEING ONLY FIVE FEET AND TWO INCHES TALL (157CM), EMMA IS EXTREMELY FEISTY AND SPENDS MOST OF HER TIME ARGUING WITH HER BROTHER.  LIKE HER BROTHER, VANITY IS ALSO AN ISSUE.  SHE IS, HOWEVER, THE LEVEL-HEADED ONE OF THE GROUP AND MUCH LOVED BY ALL.
ANDY STONE.  AGED 23.  SOMETHING OF A MAN MOUNTAIN, ANDY TOWERS OVER THE REST OF THE MAGES.  HIS MAGIC SKILL IS ALL CHANNELLED VIA HIS FISTS AND HE FIGHTS DEMONS WITH A PRIMAL LUSTRE.  HE DOESN'T JUST ENJOY VIOLENCE TOWARDS DEMONS, HE THRIVES ON IT.  DESPITE HIS NATURAL AGGRESSION, HOWEVER, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, HE'S VERY MUCH A GENTLE GIANT.  DESPITE BEING CHRIS' BEST FRIEND FOR MANY YEARS, ANDY IS HOPELESS WITH WOMEN AND SHARES NONE OF THE FOX SIBLING'S VANITY.
PROFESSOR CALVIN PHILLIPS.  AGED 41.  BORN AND RAISED IN THE UNITED STATES, THE PROFESSOR DEVOTED HIS CAREER TO DEMONOLOGY.  HAVING SPENT YEARS TRYING TO PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF DEMONS, HE CAME TO ASHWOOD IN SEARCH OF EVIDENCE, BASED ON AN ANCIENT SCROLL HE'D DISCOVERED.  WHAT HE DISCOVERED UPON ARRIVING IN THE TOWN WENT BEYOND HIS WILDEST EXPECTATIONS.  BLESSED WITH THE POWER OF A SEER, THE PROFESSOR SETTLES IN ASHWOOD AND BECOMES A VALUABLE MEMBER OF THE TEAM.
KELLY CHAMBERS.  AGED 24.  DESPITE WORKING AS THE PROFESSOR'S ASSISTANT, KELLY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE EXISTENCE OF DEMONS AND OFTEN MOCKED THE PROFESSOR FOR HIS BELIEFS.  COMING TO ASHWOOD WITH HIM WAS A SHOCK TO HER SYSTEM.  VERY MUCH A CONCEITED CALIFORNIAN VALLEY GIRL, KELLY IS DIFFICULT TO GET ALONG WITH.  SHE CARES ONLY FOR SHOES, CLOTHES AND MAKE-UP.  ALL TOO OFTEN, SHE AIRS HER VIEW ON EVERYBODY ELSE'S SHORTCOMINGS WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION FOR THEIR FEELINGS.
LLOYD FARMER.  AGED 18.  LLOYD IS AN IDIOT.  A COMPLETE HALFWIT.  HAVING NO MEMORY OF ANYTHING WHATSOEVER FROM BEFORE HE MET CHRIS, ANDY AND EMMA, HE ONLY HAS THEIR WORD FOR IT THAT HE'S ACTUALLY A MAGE.  DESPITE HAVING NO SKILLS TO SPEAK OF, HOWEVER, HE'S HAPPY TO BELIEVE IT.  WELL AWARE OF HIS SHORTCOMINGS, LLOYD DRIFTS THROUGH LIFE AS BEST HE CAN, IN THE HOPE THAT IT'LL ALL WORK OUT WELL IN THE END.

 

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EPISODE TITLE GUIDE

  SERIES ONE   SERIES TWO   SERIES THREE
1 THE WHITE PROPHECY 1 ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS 1 THE SOUL BENEFICIARY
2 THREE IS THE TRAGIC NUMBER 2 OUT OF JAPAN, INTO THE FIRE 2 LLOYD HARD 2: LLOYD HARDER
3 HAIR OF THE DOG 3 BEYOND EVIL 3 THE REFEREE'S A WHAT NOW?
4 AN EYE FOR AN EYE 4 NIGHT OF THE LOST MAGE 4 THE MAGE WHO LOVED ME
5 PORTAL COMBAT 5 PANIC!!! 5 THE JOY OF SECTS
6 THE RAMPAGE 6 THE ALPINE HORN OF PLENTY 6 IT'S GOOD TO TALK
7 BIG GIRL'S DON'T SCRY 7 THREE STRIKE AND YOU'RE DEAD 7 A DANGEROUS GAME
8 NOBODY'S FOOL 8 TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG 8 A WEB OF LIES
9 BLACK SHEEP 9 FOX HUNTING 9 REVOLTING
10 A ROLLING STONE 10 BAD POET'S SOCIETY 10 MODEL CITIZENS
11 LLOYD HARD 11 JUST ANOTHER WET WEEKEND 11 SOLDIERS OF MISFORTUNE
12 SISTERS OF THE REVOLUTION 12 SPIRITUAL APARTHEID 12 SO LONG, SUCKERS
  SERIES FOUR   SERIES FIVE   SERIES SIX
1 YULETIDE GENOCIDE 1 PAWN COCKTAIL 1 THE THREE DEMONIC AMIGOS
2 THE NICE MAN COMETH 2 A CUTE ANGLE 2 LLOYD HARD 4.0
3 THE SCALES OF JUSTICE 3 THINGY, BLOKE, HER AND THE OTHER ONE 3 A FISTFUL OF DONG
4 BIG WOBBLE IN INDOCHINA 4 GROUCHING BOYFRIEND, HIDDEN DIPSHIT 4 THE MUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
5 THE IMPOSITION 5 MANY, MANY MINEKAWA 5 SHAMAN YOU!
6 THE HAND OF THE DEVIL 6 YOU TOTALLY CAN'T TOUCH THIS 6 A MAN WITH A PLAN
7 A MINOR DILEMMA 7 THE ONE IS NOT AMUSED 7 THE AGE OF THE MAGE
8 THE WICCA BASKET CASE 8 WHITE MAGE DOWN 8 DEBUNK THIS!
9 I AM EMMA 9 THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 9 DROPPING ANKA
10 THE HALFWIT PRINCE 10 REPOSSESSED 10 BITTER AND TWISTED
11 LLOYD HARD WITH A VENGEANCE 11 FIGHT FOR FOX SAKE 11 THE DISCOMFORT ZONE
12 TOTAL RETOOL 12 THE TREASON SEASON 12 BRINGING HOME THE BACON
  SERIES SEVEN
1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2 FRUITCAKE
3 DEVIL SWORD
4 NO SLEEP 'TIL EUSTON
5 DEMONS AT THE DISCO
6 THE EVIL CAT-MEN DO
7 CABIN PRESSURE
8 EX-MEN: THE LAST STAND
9 TOUCHY SUBJECTS
10 HEAT
11 WHEN TOASTERS ATTACK
12 THE LAST HURRAH

THE WRITING:

Originally, this was written as a drama and submitted to BBC television's drama department.  A short while after submitting it to the BBC, however, we read it back and discovered one minor flaw.  It's not a drama!  Having laughed our way through back to back episodes, we realised we'd accidentally written a dark comedy with a slightly serious edge.  Whoops. 

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