Much like the “Enchanted Camelot” script I was able to share earlier, I also wanted to share an early version of the Jewel Riders show bible. This contains a number of differences from the show we ended up with as well, in addition to all sorts of nifty little bits of background information. I’ve outlined some of the really interesting stuff below, but I heartily recommend checking it out for yourself!
Show Bible Date: 11/5/94 (For reference, the “Enchanted Quest” script was dated 8/2/94)
- Avalon is a secret, hidden land.
- We’ve moved to the Seven Stones of the Kingdom from the Ten Stones in the script.
- Travel Trees appear! Apparently, Merlin grows them in a garden behind his house before transplanting them where they need to go.
- Apparently, each time a new human/animal team works with a jewel, they uniquely tune it to their own attribute and strengths.
- Friendship Ring Ceremony/Bonding
- o Young people between the ages of 12-18 are eligible to receive an Enchanted Jewel
- o The attendees to the Ceremony are supposed to sing a “song of friendship” for the jewel to split into its two halves!
- o By the ages of 21-25, the pairs are so attuned they don’t need an Enchanted Jewel to communicate, so the Jewel is passed on.
- Apparently, the spirit of youth and the recognition of love and friendship resonating through the Enchanted Jewels is what keeps Avalon strong and good.
- The Sun Stone originally used different colors of the rainbow to access different powers!
- Apparently, the Jewels originally allowed the Jewel Riders to tap into, focus, and channel the Wild Magic of Avalon.
- The Seven Stones of the Kingdom:
- o The Great Forests – Stone of the Jade Forest (Jade Tree)
o The Burning Deserts – Stone of the Desert Star (Ruby Star)
o The Forests of Arden – Stone of the Rainbow Falls (Rainbow)
o The Great Plains – Stone of the Dreamfields (Opal Cloud)
o The Jungle – Faery Stone (Emerald Wand)
o The Riverdells – Lady of the Lake Stone (Sapphire Flower)
- (I’m dying to know what story this would have been now!)
o The Crystal Peaks – Stone of Burning Ice (Diamond Snowflake)
- The Enchanted Jewels originally had different power levels!
- o Reading the descriptions of the Enchanted Jewels, you can see where the people who made the trading cards got a lot of their information from!)
o Level One of the Sun Stone is “Beauty Energy.” So this is what Kale references in Dreamfields when she has the Sun Stone!
o The Moon and Sun Stone work best together at dawn or dusk!
o The Moon Stone at its most powerful had the ability to control the tides!
o The Heart Stone is a “Wild Crystal” – unpredictable, but very strong on emotional levels.
- Heart Stone also strengthens the effects of the other Enchanted Jewels.
o There were originally six Forest Stones.
- A list of other stones kept in the Jewel Keep: Water Stone, Star Stone, Wind Stone, Fire Stone, Earth Stone, and generic “Wild Crystals” (described as being like a mood ring in terms of showing whether it was good or evil?)
- Originally there was going to be much more of a love triangle between Gwen, Melody, and Shawn!
- Brand was going to be a “stubborn traditionalist” who objected to Alex riding with the Pack.
- o His wolf Blazer is described as having the “colors of a majestic flaming sunset”
- Heh, Kale’s original hair color is described as “Florescent” and her color scheme was going to be “Burnt Orange” and “Bruised Purple”
- Lol! Rufus and Twig’s descriptions read “Humbling Bumbler” and “We bow at such Immensity”! WTF.
- Gwen is well versed in several schools of martial arts!
- One of Gwen’s pet peeves is that Melody can eat anything she wants and never get fat!?
- Alex’s unicorn has changed in name from “Midnight” to “Moonglow.”
- People like to stay on Alex’s good side because they remember her boxing proficiency. XD
- Alex and Moonglow are the first girls accepted to run with the Pack.
- Alex had a little dragonet friend named Sky Dancer! (Avalon Web of Magic reference, competing 90s show reference, and toy pack-in reference, check!)
- Melody was a special student of Merlin’s because of her musical abilities.
- o Music in Avalon causes vibrations in the air that excites wild magic, allow the energy to be used.
o She also does special duties for Queen Angelene, where she travels on behalf of the Crystal Palace spreading joy and good will through music. On these outings she rides in the “Crystal Coach”
o Melody’s parents were named May and Orvan.
- Cleo was original teal, and Samantha was pink.
- Shawn is the son of the Earl of the Riverdells Township.
- Kale originally had a “horde of misfit animals” that was going to eventually “storm the Crystal Palace.”
- o Aside from Grimm, Rufus, and Twig, she also had Nitemary (a giant blue bat), Slither (Green snake), and Geezer (purple singing Goblin!)
- Whenever Kale used the Dark Stone, the power would totally possess her and shine purple light through her eyes (like the figure!)
- Josh apparently wanted to turn Avalon into a world of machines!
- Apparently almost any profession in New Camelot can sing and tap into magic to make their goods better? Like weavers and bakers and the like.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the show bible!