With a mysterious Cloud
spreading across the land making the country and its people sick, two groups of
Kids join forces with a mysterious unspeaking girl to try to save the world. As
their journey begins a pair of mystical Nannas tell the Kids they need to
collect eight special stones and a key and a strange pedlar gifts them a
compass to try and help them find their way to wherever it is they need to go.
Man Up The Tree
The Kids encounter a strange Man
who has been chased up a tree by a tiny horse and refuses to come down until it
is gone. Knowing that the Man has important information about the Cloud for
them the Kids have to find a way to get him down. When they do the Man tells
them that inside the Cloud are the Takers, real bad fellas, and if they want to
stop them they’re going to need to get to the Thalu, a sacred place of great
power, before the Takers do.
When Hudson, Em, Vinka, Noodles
and Lali find themselves trapped in a strange schoolhouse presided over by an
ancient Principal it falls on Samara and Keile to try and rescue them. With the
Cloud bearing down and time running out they manage to do just that – and find
one of the special stones and perform an act of kindness to the Principal along
When the Kids encounter
legendary outlaw stockman Random Dan and his sidekick Big Joey bogged in the
middle of a salt flat, he offers them something special if they help dig them
out. When Vinka&nbsp; turns up with one of the special stones, Random Dan reveals
that he has something even more precious for them – water! Free at last Random
Dan and Big Joey ride towards the Cloud to take on the Takers, their latest
sidekick Noodles riding alongside them.
When the Kids find themselves at
a pass blocked by the Shadow Boxer they have no choice but to find another way
around. However, an encounter with a shadow boxing troupe, and a pair of
special gloves, leads Vinka to take on the Shadow Boxer at his own game,
winning them not just the right to pass, but one of the eight special stones.
The Kids make camp for the night
at the base of a spooky hill and are surprised to find their food missing.
Keile blames it on a Nhuka, a cheeky little humbugger that lives in places just
like that – but Vinka follows Keile and discovers that he is taking the food. A
Trapper arrives and gives the Kids plans for a Nhuka trap, but the only thing
it traps is him! Keile confesses to taking the food and as the Kids leave the
camp site Keile is shocked to see Vinka wave to her friend on the hill – the
The Aunty Who Talked Too Much
The Kids meet an old Aunty who
just can’t stop making damper and talking! When Keile gets stuck with her
because he is too polite to leave while she is still talking, the Kids have to
come up with a plan. Lali gets the others to collect bush lollies which she
puts in a jar and shakes, turning them into powder. They then sneak the powder
into the Aunty’s damper mix, making the damper sticky, gluing her mouth shut
and allowing Keile and the Kids to make a polite escape.
While Hudson and Em are picking
bush lollies their friends are captured by some bigger kids who take their cart
and compass. Hudson and Em try to rescue them but the Others keep returning,
brought back by the compass. Hudson confronts the Others, offering them the
bush lollies, and they eat too many, making themselves sick. When the Kids
discover the Others are trying to get back to the school they give them
directions. Then, as the Kids leave, they encounter an old friend – Noodles!
Vinka is sick. She needs rest
and food. While the rest of the Kids set up camp Hudson, Samara and Keile go on
ahead. They enter an old town, deserted except for two brothers who haven’t
spoken for years. The Kids tell them about Vinka and the brothers agree she
needs some of their roo tail stew, but they can’t make it, because that’s what
they argued about. Hudson tricks them into making it, and the brothers make up.
The Kids take the stew back to Vinka and it works, but when they return to the
town they find the brothers gone, but one of the special stones in their place.
The Kids now have all eight
special stones, and Hudson is convinced he has the key. The Kids encounter the
Nannas, who tell them that if they are to win everything is going to need to be
in its right place. The Kids arrive at the Thalu – eight standing stones in a
circle around a central stone. The kids realise they have to place the special
stones on the matching standing stone. With the stones in place Hudson places
his key on the central stone – but nothing happens. Vinka steps forward – she
is the key! She climbs up onto the central stone and starts to sing, summoning
a giant tornado that sweeps across the land, into the Cloud, destroying it and
revealing the Takers. The Kids have won! ‘What do we do now?’ asks Samara. ‘We
go home’ says Vinka.