- 1. Help! Somebody stop this thing!
- 2. We're coming for you!
- 3. Sorry!
- 4. Oh, no! Where'd he go, boy?
- 5. Wait.
- 6. Trolls?
- 7. This doesn't make any sense.
- 8. I'll take that!
- 9. Heh. Good job, boy!
- 10. Let's go.
- 11. Oh, you're not a troll.
- 12. I'm not. But even if I was,
wouldn't I be a rock right now?
- 13. It's daytime after all.
- 14. Sorry for being jumpy.
- 15. Some trolls cleared my field last night
and took my goat.
- 16. But how are there trolls
inside of the wall?
- 17. Which side of the wall
do you think you're on, kid?
- 18. Ah. We must have followed
the train tracks through
- 19. when we were chasing that thing.
- 20. Mom would kill me if she knew.
- 21. Do they normally come this close
to the wall?
- 22. No, but they're everywhere lately.
- 23. As if the vittra tunnels
weren't bad enough.
- 24. Hm.
- 25. Well, I'm going in to eat my dinner now.
- 26. Pardon me.
- 27. I also have a dinner engagement.
- 28. I would appreciate a prompt return
to my neighborhood.
- 29. Of course.
- 30. Bye!
- 31. Hey! This isn't where I live!
- 32. Hey, sorry I'm late!
- 33. Mm-hm.
- 34. Ooh.
- 35. Your mom and the elf said
we had to wait for you.
- 36. It is standard protocol.
- 37. Now we can pass the pie.
- 38. - How's David?
- 39. You went to David's house.
That's where you came from, right?
- 40. Oh, yeah, yeah.
- 41. David's fine. We just watched a video.
- 42. The pie, please.
- 43. Must have been an exciting video.
- 44. Why is there dirt on your sweater?
- 45. Yeah, we played in the garden
afterward so, you know.
- 46. Uh, could you continue this discussion
after you pass the pie?
- 47. Yes, of course.
- 48. Bon appétit, everyone.
- 49. Ah, finally.
- 50. Ah. Who's that?
- 51. That's it, I'm taking this to-go.
- 52. Hello?
- 53. - Sorry to interrupt dinner.
- Oh, um, come on in.
- 54. This is important.
- 55. I'm Erik Ahlberg, new Head Officer
of Trolberg Safety Patrol.
- 56. This is Gerda Gustav, my associate.
- 57. Associate Deputy Officer.
- 58. You can call me Deputy for short, though.
- 59. We're here regarding Hilda.
- 60. As in me?
- 61. Has she done something?
- 62. She has.
- 63. Something quite serious.
- 64. She's won our first annual
Safety Patrol Student Essay Contest.
- 65. This is not a drill, ma'am.
She is the official winner.
- 66. That's wonderful!
- 67. Hilda, you didn't tell me
you'd entered an essay contest.
- 68. It was just a school thing.
- 69. We all had to write essays
on the same topic.
- 70. "Perils and Preparedness."
- 71. Hilda wrote a vivid description
of her own encounter with a troll.
- 72. She was nearly eaten alive,
but before her final escape,
- 73. she managed to pluck her sketchbook
from his gaping maw!
- 74. Thrilling stuff.
- 75. Particularly the illustrations.
- 76. You never told me about that.
- 77. Of course, she didn't.
Why cause you unnecessary distress?
- 78. It all turned out in the end.
- 79. Such is the life of an adventurer.
- 80. Exactly!
- 81. We could all learn
a thing or two from her.
- 82. Hm.
- 83. Hilda, as the winner of our contest,
you have been selected to participate
- 84. in a ride-along
with the Safety Patrol tomorrow.
- 85. We're conducting a thorough inspection
of the city's troll defenses.
- 86. But tomorrow's a school day.
- 87. Principal Magnussen feels
that this experience provides
- 88. educational benefits
that justify a day outside the classroom.
- 89. Yes!
- 90. Subject to your approval, of course.
- 91. Mom?
- 92. Oh. All right, then.
- 93. Excellent!
- 94. Until tomorrow, Hilda.
- 95. Until tomorrow.
- 96. Congratulations!
- 97. You could have said something
about that essay though.
- 98. Never mind the troll.
- 99. It wasn't really a big thing.
- 100. I mean, I don't tell you
every little thing that happens to me.
- 101. Hm. Apparently, you don't.
- 102. So, my essay offered a broad historical
perspective on troll safety.
- 103. - Heavily footnoted, I presume?
- 104. Oh, sounds delightful!
- 105. To be fair, Hilda's piece is more
of a compelling read.
- 106. Congratulations on your win.
- 107. Thanks.
- 108. I think this is the first
time I've ever won anything.
- 109. So what's the big prize?
- 110. I get to go with Safety Patrol
to look at the troll defenses.
- 111. Mm. I wouldn't miss school for that.
- 112. I take it back.
- 113. You're riding in that thing?
- 114. I hope so!
- 115. Well, I'm glad I never turned in my essay.
- 116. The thought of going up in one of those
makes me queasy.
- 117. Oh, please. Dirigibles are perfectly safe.
- 118. Looks more reliable than a woff.
- 119. - But less cozy.
- 120. Hilda!
- 121. There she is.
- 122. Looking forward to seeing the city
from the air?
- 123. I think so!
- 124. Erik Ahlberg, welcome
to Edmund Ahlberg Elementary School.
- 125. We're so honored to have a descendant
of our famous namesake
- 126. deliver an address to our students.
- 127. The honor is all mine.
- 128. I bear a striking resemblance,
wouldn't you say?
- 129. Ooh!
- 130. - Eh.
- And Hilda!
- 131. I hope you'll be
on your best behavior today.
- 132. Bit of a wildcard, this one. Huh?
- 133. I'm sure we'll get along famously.
- 134. I'm a bit of a wildcard myself.
- 135. Let's get on with the speech, shall we?
- 136. And so, children of Trolberg,
- 137. the next time you awaken from a nightmare
- 138. in which a troll rips you from your bed,
- 139. rest assured that your nightmare
shall never become a reality on my watch.
- 140. Here I stand with one
of your fellow students by my side,
- 141. a girl who has felt troll breath
on her cheek.
- 142. - Whoo!
- 143. Together, we shall ring in
a new era of security.
- 144. It begins with the sound of a single bell.
- 145. But my bell shall be followed
by another, and another.
- 146. Um, Mr. Ahlberg?
- 147. I'm not sure all this bell talk
is such a good idea.
- 148. Come! The skies await us.
- 149. Whoa!
- 150. Take us up, Deputy Gerda!
- 151. Ah, what a thrilling send-off!
- 152. A little loud, but thrilling, nonetheless.
- 153. Wow, you can really see how far
the city stretches from up here!
- 154. As I think, even old Edmund
the Trollslayer would be surprised
- 155. at how much Trolberg has grown.
- 156. Why did they build a city
in the middle of troll country anyway?
- 157. Why not?
- 158. The trolls weren't doing anything special
with the land.
- 159. Coming up on a bell tower
at two o'clock, sir.
- 160. Will you look at that?
- 161. There's no bell in there at all!
- 162. That's a violation
of the Bell Tower Act of 1892
- 163. which clearly states that all bell towers
must be equipped with working bells.
- 164. And we're going to make sure
that they are.
- 165. Bring us around.
- 166. We must check all the others at once!
- 167. Some kind of localized weather system.
- 168. Oh, no.
- 169. Uh, maybe we should go around it?
- 170. Nonsense. Safety waits for no one.
- 171. Engines on full!
- 172. Steady ahead.
- 173. That's the last time
I let you take the scenic route.
- 174. Oh, right. You didn't seem to mind
when you were—
- 175. Well, excuse me.
- 176. Ooh!
- 177. What was that?
- 178. The nerve of some people.
- 179. - Get control, Deputy!
- 180. It is not responding!
- 181. That's not good.
- 182. Oh!
- 183. Oh, come on!
- 184. Oh.
- 185. Well, I think that concludes
the airborne inspection for today.
- 186. And maybe we leave this out of the report.
- 187. Well, I won't be leaving it
out of my report!
- 188. Our newly designed Safety Patrol car,
fully loaded with anti-troll devices.
- 189. This baby has an automated bell,
- 190. inflatable shields, and 25 canisters
of grade A troll repellent.
- 191. I thought that stuff didn't really work?
- 192. Oh, it works all right.
- 193. Safety Patrol is on a roll!
- 194. If you ask me, the biggest threat
to public safety around here
- 195. is the cod sandwich at the Salty Maiden.
- 196. Nobody knows for certain what's in it.
- 197. But it's not cod.
- 198. "Investigate cod sandwich."
- 199. Yes, but what about trolls?
- 200. They say a troll can walk
along the ocean floor
- 201. and march up onshore,
pretty as you please.
- 202. And what defense does the harbor have
against such a thing?
- 203. Why don't you just stick a bell down there
to be sure?
- 204. Oh, there's an old bell
down there, all right.
- 205. But it hasn't been rung in, oh, three,
four hundred years, give or take.
- 206. Fascinating.
- 207. Mm.
- 208. As a Sparrow Scout leader,
- 209. I trust you're up to date
on the Trolls Safety Protocols manual.
- 210. Of course. I know it by heart.
- 211. It's been the same for years.
- 212. - Ooh!
- Not anymore!
- 213. The old one was rather thin
by my standards.
- 214. I'm sure you'll memorize the new one
in no time.
- 215. - Hup, hup, Hilda!
- 216. Hello!
- 217. Hmm.
- 218. Who's supposed to be manning
this station, Deputy?
- 219. That'll be me.
- 220. You are the keeper of the bell here,
along the wall?
- 221. For quite some years now.
- 222. What is the current threat
- 223. Between climbing where they shouldn't
and carving things into the rocks,
- 224. I'd say kids do more damage to the wall
- 225. Hm.
- 226. But I'll admit that I've seen more trolls
than usual around here
- 227. in the past couple of weeks.
- 228. And do they come close?
- 229. Funny you should ask.
- 230. Last night, I made myself a sandwich.
- 231. What kind of sandwich?
- 232. Good question.
- 233. Cucumber, I think.
- 234. That's my favorite.
- 235. You're not sure?
- 236. Hmm. It could have been watercress.
- 237. Oh, who cares!
- 238. Please, go on.
- 239. I like to set up on the wall
and enjoy a midnight snack.
- 240. But this time, I got up there
and dropped my sandwich.
- 241. Sandwich yet to be identified.
- 242. And I'll be a son of woff,
- 243. if there wasn't a troll but a meter away
who swooped in and took it.
- 244. But you didn't ring the bell?
- 245. Why would he? The troll got
what he came for and left.
- 246. Hilda, please. This is official
Safety Patrol business.
- 247. Now, the bell.
- 248. Yep, no need to make a fuss.
- 249. I had no idea
that trolls even liked sandwiches.
- 250. Yes, but what kind?
- 251. There's so much we don't know.
- 252. And next time, ring the bell.
- 253. Hmm.
- 254. This section of the wall seems to be
in need of some upkeep.
- 255. I will schedule a maintenance team
first thing in the morning.
- 256. What's wrong?
- 257. I don't know.
- 258. It's just, today isn't what I hoped
it would be.
- 259. I don't think I've learned anything
about trolls or safety.
- 260. You have a point.
- 261. A surprising amount
of sandwich-based information though.
- 262. Wait, I know this place.
- 263. These tracks run through the wall.
- 264. Definitely a security weak point.
- 265. I ran through here yesterday, actually.
- 266. Right into a circle of trolls.
- 267. And I thought, that's weird.
What are they doing inside the wall?
- 268. But of course, they weren't inside,
I was outside.
- 269. You found a circle of trolls near here?
- 270. Um, yes?
- 271. Show me.
- 272. They looked a lot calmer yesterday.
- 273. Troll meetings can be short on decorum.
- 274. Deputy Gerda,
I think some photos are in order.
- 275. - Get your camera.
- On it, sir!
- 276. This will look great on the front page
of the newspaper.
- 277. - Heroic enough?
- Very nice!
- 278. - Yes!
- 279. Oh, yeah, majestic!
- 280. Yeah. Just one more!
- 281. No, make it two!
- 282. Okay, this is ridiculous.
- 283. A little more to the right,
that's a good one, sir!
- 284. Work it. Mm, this will look great.
- 285. Let's get one more.
- 286. Come here, Hilda.
- 287. I really think we should—
- 288. Get behind me, like so.
- 289. Now, look frightened.
- 290. Yes! That's very good.
- 291. - Look out!
- 292. - Oh, dear!
- 293. How glorious!
- 294. Come on, let's go!
- 295. Not without the camera!
- 296. Are you kidding me?
- 297. We have to get out of here!
- 298. I second the motion. Retreat!
- 299. Come on!
- 300. Wait! No!
- 301. Stop it!
- 302. Oh!
- 303. Oh, no!
- 304. Go! I am okay.
- 305. Any idea where we're going?
- 306. There's a farmhouse nearby. Come on!
- 307. They're following us!
- 308. We're almost there!
- 309. Help! Trolls! Let us in!
- 310. Open up, citizen!
- 311. - This is not a request!
- 312. You are in direct violation of several
Trolberg City safety regulations!
- 313. - Oh, no.
- 314. What's all this racket?
- 315. Oh. Night.
- 316. - Exhilarating.
- 317. Now what do we do?
- 318. There's nowhere to go!
- 319. - The vittra tunnel.
- 320. If we're careful, I think we can make it.
- 321. We've just got to wait for our moment.
- 322. They already took my goat.
What more do they want from me?
- 323. Oh, no, you don't!
- 324. Now!
- 325. Run!
- 326. Never forget.
- 327. I am Erik Ahlberg,
- 328. defender of Trolberg
and enemy of trollkind!
- 329. You and your stupid bells!
- 330. Did you even read my essay?
- 331. The bell just made the troll upset!
- 332. Exactly.
- 333. What?
- 334. Trolls might not be afraid of bells
but they are deeply annoyed by them.
- 335. It's a surefire way to rile them up.
- 336. Why would you want to do that?
- 337. In the old days, all old Edmund
had to do was wander into troll country,
- 338. and boom, he's famous!
- 339. Nowadays, it's not so easy.
- 340. It's one thing to take a stand.
- 341. But if you want to make history,
then you have to make it happen.
- 342. And that's what I intend to do.
- 343. Did you hear that?
- 344. They've found us.
- 345. Phew! You two okay?
- 346. We're fine.
- 347. I'm going home now.
- 348. These tunnels go right under the wall
- 349. Now that's a major security breach.
- 350. Your inspection
of the city's defenses
- 351. revealed quite a few weaknesses, you say?
- 352. Indeed, it did.
- 353. Including a hidden network of tunnels
under the wall.
- 354. But the Safety Patrol shall fill in
each and every one in the coming weeks.
- 355. No trolls will be tunneling into our city
on my watch!
- 356. The truth is that today, on his watch,
- 357. Ahlberg almost got himself eaten
by a troll.
- 358. We elves pride ourselves
on the accuracy of our historical records.
- 359. So you can rest assure that my report
will give a true accounting
- 360. of today's events,
- 361. which shall be widely read among elfkind.
- 362. Well, at least a bunch of tiny,
invisible people will know the truth.