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Episode 12 - Leap

Season 1, Ep. 12

Leap and his brother are left at the cave. But there are new scents on the horizon. Someone is coming. And they bring unwelcome consequences.

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  • Welcome to Kingdom

    Welcome to Kingdom, a fantasy story written and produced by Ollie Francis.The Old Bear is dead and the Threehorn stag rules in Highwood. One by one the other bloodwoods of the kingdom have come to receive the mark of the new king and pledge him their loyalty. But there are rumours that the Old Bear lives, that his family is hidden away in the North plotting their return. There are whispers that his ghost stalks the vast wasteland of the frozen forest, longing for vengeance. There are even tales that the old gods are walking again and have crossed the desolation of the Eastern Desert to reclaim the bloodwood trees from those who have abused their power. It is a dangerous world for the animals of the Kingdom. Few will survive what is coming. Fewer still will be glad they did. But there is hope. Those who know, feel it flowing like sap, giving strength to the weak, nourishing the young until it is their turn to step into the light. And when they do, then the dance will begin.To learn more about the project you can visit, where you can find out why I'm releasing it like this and how you can support and influence where the story is going.
  • 1. Episode 1 - Prologue

    There are newcomers in the treeless forest. Strange creatures wander the moonstone stacks, carrying with them a strange power not seen for generations. The old gods have woken and now they come walking.To find out more about the project, visit
  • 2. Episode 2 - Leap

    Leap waits with his mother and brother for the world outside their cave to thaw. He dreams of returning to HIghwood, back to his friends and the world he once knew. But that world is gone. All they have now are songs and story.To find out more about the project, visit
  • 3. Episode 3 - Halfoot

    The Applewood Foxes travel to Highwood, stopping off at a new bloodwood founded by the Threehorn Stag. The journey across the Greatlands has been hard on all of them - but especially for Halfoot, who has been haunted by strange and unnatural dreams. And now the dreams have started coming while she is awake.
  • 4. Episode 4 - Bluetongue

    New scents slip through the Treewall. The Applewood Foxes have reached Hightwood but will they be welcome?To find out more about the project, visit this show or become a patreon at
  • 5. Episode 5 - Dewdrop

    Dewdrop, daughter of the King, gathers her cousins beneath the bloodwood tree to welcome the Applewood Foxes to Highwood. The Citadel is filled with activity and expectation fills the air. The Brightwood Flowers are ready to bloom. But something is wrong with one of the Applewood visitors. Something very wrong indeed...To find out more about the project, visit this show or become a patreon at
  • 6. Episode 6 - Blackstripe

    Cast out by the new king, a pack of wolves brave the mountain to cross into the Eastern Desert. None of them will survive but honour compels them, for the glory of the Kingdom - whichever king reigns back in Highwood. So they go, marching to their dry deaths, on and on to seek the mythical Forest of the Gods beyond the eternal sands.***To find out more about the project, visit this show or become a patreon at
  • 7. Episode 7 - Leap

    Hidden deep in Northwood, the young bears are finally allowed out to play. But things go wrong when they make a new friend.To find out more about the project, visit
  • 8. Episode 8 - Halfoot

    The Applewood Foxes have received their marks from the new king, but Halfoot's father has something important for her to do.To find out more, visit