10,000 BC (2008)

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10,000 BCC10,000 BC (2008)

109 min | Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | History | 2008-02-22
Rating: 5.1 / 10 from 114304 users
MPAA Rating: M
Language: English
Director: Roland Emmerich
Creator: Roland Emmerich|Harald Kloser|Camilla Belle|Steven Strait|Marco Khan
Actors: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Virgel, Affif Ben Badra
Official Website: 10,000 BC (Depending on the age of the movie the website may no longer be active)

The legend. The battle. The first hero.

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

By no means a historical documentary (and it isn’t billed as such), it has some excellent action scenes, and the acting is not notable but good enough. Worth watching on a lazy saturday afternoon.
Audio, Commentaries and Transcripts (where available) from 10,000 BC
10,000 BC English Audio
NARRATOR: Only time can teach us what is truth and what is legend.

Some truths do not survive the ages.

But the legend of the child with the blue eyes will live forever...

...and be whispered in all four winds of the Great White Mountains.

We, the Yagahl, were hunters of the mightiest of all beasts...

...the Mannak.

But our world began to change.

The Mannaks came later and later to our valley...

...and there were times when they did not come at all.

Our hunters grew restless.

And our people grew hungry.

Only one amongst us...

...the one we call "Old Mother," the last of her kind...

...only she could speak to the spirits of the earth...

...and ask the wisdom of the Fathers to save our people.


Many times she asks...

...until one night they answered her call and sent us a sign.


A sign of the beginning of the end.

HUNTER: We found her in the mountains. She was holding on to a dead woman.


The Fathers have sent her.


She came to tell us of four-legged demons...

...that will put an end to our world.

They will come to our valley at the time when...

...we go on our last hunt.

But do not fear.

From this hunt a warrior will arise...

...and this one will be his woman.

They will lead us into a new life...

...where the Yagahl will know hunger no more.

That night...

...0Old Mother did not see the face of the warrior of which she spoke...

...but she knew that the child with the blue eyes...

...was a blessing she must protect.

To our people, she was Evolet...

...the promise of life.

To a boy named D'Leh, she was much more than that.

Only one of the Yagahl did not believe in Old Mother's prophecy:

The young boy's father...

...the one who carried the White Spear and blew the whistle for the hunt.

I will watch over your son as if he were my own.

I know you will. But promise me you will tell no one why I left.

We cannot wait for the last hunt.


-Good throw! Throw again! -Good throw!


Ka'ren? Hmm?

No. Not you.

Your father abandoned our people. Go away.

Fight well!

You must win, Ka'ren!

TIC'TIC: Leave him!

Ka'ren! I said leave him!


He is the son of a coward.

You never say that again.

Any of you.

BOY: Good throw.

You are alone...

...like me.

What happened to your people?

They were Killed...

...by four-legged demons.

You will never be alone, Evolet.

Do you see that light?

That one?

It does not move across the sky like all the others do.

That light is like you in my heart.

It will never go away.

It will never go away?

No, never.

OLD MOTHER: Evolet, come here.

Don't stray from the hut without telling me.

And for many moons...

...Evolet and D'Leh looked at each other...

...and the love in their hearts grew stronger.

Until finally, after many years...

...the day of the last hunt arrived.

BAKU: D'Leh, how long do we have to keep watch?

Until the Mannaks come.

And when will they come?

Do not know.

D'Leh, when will I become a hunter?

When you stop asking SO many questions.

The Great Hunter Tic'Tic came to Old Mother's hut today.

She thinks the time of prophecy has come.

She told him not to kill the Mannak this hunt.

She thinks Ka'ren will win the White Spear and claim Evolet.


-Baku, look what I found for you. -Ah.


You know what a good hunter Ka'ren is.

We must run away. Together, we can cross the Great Mountains.

And abandon our people? Like my father?

I cannot do that.

I worked on this for many moons.

The only way we can be together is I must kill the Mannak.


They are here! They are here! Look!

Look how many there are.



...I will not pierce the heart of the Mannak. It will be one of you.

One of you will claim the White Spear.

May the Fathers of the Yagahl...

...and the spirit of the mighty Mannak choose the best of you.


MOHA: Ka'ren, you have the first throw.

LU'KIBU: Ka'ren, the Mannak is yours. You will be our leader.

D'Leh? What about you?

I hunt to win Evolet.

We hunt together as one!

HUNTER: Tic'Tic found the lead bull.







TIC'TIC: Slow down!


They're breaking away! Bring them back!



Baku! They're coming! They're coming, Baku!

They're coming! They're coming!

The last one is coming! It is a big bull!



MOHA: D'Leh is coming! Ka'ren, make your throw!

Keep him down! Hold the net!



He is too strong! Let go, Ka'ren!

D'Leh, we have to let go!

I can't! My hand is caught!


LU'KIBU: Look! Look!

It's D'Leh!


BAKU: You killed him! All alone!

No one has ever done that.

That was brave.


D'Leh killed the Mannak! He did not let go of the net!

He was the only one!

What are you waiting for?

Wise Spirit, I killed the Mannak.

I claim the White Spear...

...and with it my woman...



From that day on, D'Leh was no longer the son of a coward.

Now the Yagahl would honor his name...

...for bringing to them the blessings of the Mannak for one last time.

And though Old Mother was pleased in her heart to see Evolet so happy...

...She feared in her soul...

...that the one who had slayed the mighty beast...

...did not have the courage for what was to come.


Why does Tic'Tic not celebrate with us?

-D'Leh? -There is something I must do.

What do you want?

I was not brave.

And I did not hunt as one.

The Fathers of the Yagahl played with us today.

What should I do?

If I give up the White Spear, I give up Evolet. I cannot do that.

Is she yours to give up?


It is not the way of the Yagahl to claim the White Spear with a lie.

I gave the White Spear back to Tic'Tic.

Why would you do such a thing?

Because I did not kill the Mannak, Evolet.

-Of course you did, you held on to the net. -No, I lied.

I tried to let go like all the others. My hand was caught in it.

After that, the Mannak ran into my spear.

I did nothing.

Evolet, remember what I told you about our light?

I still feel the same.

You will always be in my heart.

That will never go away.

But still...

...you gave me up.

That night the great white rain came to the valley of the Yagahl.

And like an icy veil, sadness fell over D'Leh's heart.

And with the white rain came the four-legged demons.



OLD MOTHER: You stay here.



Moha! Look out!



-Baku, hide. -Yes, Mother.


We cannot help them!



Let me!

Let me go!

-What are you doing? -I am going after them.

Over the Great Mountains? That is not possible.

D'LEH: They came over the Great Mountains.

They are demons. Maybe they can fly.

I did not see wings on them.

You think you can bring them down all alone? Only you?

TIC'TIC: He is not alone.

I go with him.

Without the other hunters, we all will die.

I will go too.

No, Baku, you will stay here.

But you, Ka'ren, you must go with them.


Don't touch mel!



And as they bid farewell to the elders and the children of our people...

...the Wise Spirit of the Yagahl blessed them and the spears by their side.

Old Mother knew they would never be hunters again...

...but warriors instead.

It will be night soon. We stay here.

No, we go on. We are getting closer.

I cannot see in the dark. Can you?

We stay here. We eat and sleep.

Why do you not carry the White Spear?

Are you afraid?


Ka'ren, go to sleep.

Baku? Baku!

What are you doing here? Go home.

I can help you. I can carry a water bag.

Go home!

They killed my mother!

He's alone.

He will only slow us down.

D'Leh, I'm thirsty.

Fire still lives in these stones.


She's alive. We must hurry.



Why is Old Mother freezing?

The white rain is not a friend to the hunter.

It swallowed all the marks of the stolen brothers and sisters.

It was now up to the Fathers of the Yagahl to guide their way.

And they walked for many days and nights to a faraway land...

...where the Great Mountains ended...

...and where the story of the child with the blue eyes began.

The place where the four-legged demons killed Evolet's people.

We've walked for days now, and still no marks.

Maybe they do have wings.

TIC'TIC: Maybe they do.

But our brothers and sisters do not.

Don't forget to chew.





Maybe she only lost it.


It is hot here.

Baku. Stay close.










What was that?


We must free them tonight.

Not tonight. This is not a good place.

They know there is danger, and they keep a good watch.

We'll do the same.

I will go first, then Ka'ren, then you.



I understand your pain.

But you must be patient.





I will never give you up again.


This way.





Run! Run!

MAN: D'Leh!

D'LEH: This way!


Over here! This way!

Go! Go!

D'LEH: Ka'ren!









D'LEH: Tic'Tic! -Go!





D'Leh! Evolet! Up here!

-D'Leh! -I will lead them away.

-No, do not go! -I will come back for you.

I promise.




Oh, Baku.

You should not be here.



I think he speaks of D'Leh.

D'Leh will come back. He promised it to me.


Ka'ren. Do you think he's still alive?

It does not matter now.

He tried to save us.






Forgive me, Tic'Tic. I should have listened to you.

Do not die.

I will bring you food.





Old Mother was watching over their journey with all her strength...

...and her spirit stayed always by their side.


But that night, she could not rule over the forces of the earth...

...and could not stop the waters of the heavens.

D'Leh would have to face alone...

...the mighty beast who rules these lands.



Ha! Hal


Do not eat me when I set you free!




I feared you were dead.

Do not fear for me.

Look, over there.

There was an attack. I heard them scream.

This is where they went.



Tic'Tic, move away. Go.

D'Leh, come back.

Move away.

You must remember me.

I gave you life.


You speak to the Spear Tooth?

How do you come to speak our words?



You not like Naku food?


It's different, but good.



We come from over the mountains.

-We know where you come from. D'LEH: How do you know?

And how do you come to speak our words?

A man come from the mountain before. He was looking for new land.

Our wise man told me to learn his words.

You. You have his face.

What happened to him?

He was taken a long time ago.

Taken where?


NAKUDU: When your father came to us, he became my friend.

Then the evil spirits stole your father, like many of our people.

They bring them to the nest of the great birds...

...and fly away over the sand.

TIC'TIC: Where do they take them?

To the mountain of the gods.

No one has ever returned.


NAKUDU: Our wise man says you will lead us there.



We have a telling that...

...one day the one will come...

...who will free our people.

The one who speaks to the Spear Tooth.

NARRATOR: At last, the brave people of the Naku buried their dead.

They sent word to all the tribes of the land...

...that the one who speaks to the Spear Tooth had come.


Their call...

...was a call for war.

Why do they think I can free their people?

There's something you must know about your father.

When your mother died bringing you life...

...your father took upon himself not only the weight of you...

...but all our people.

We were starving.

He could not wait for Old Mother's prophecy to come true.

Your father did not run away.

He left to save our people.

How could you let me believe all this time that my father betrayed us?

Because he wanted it to be that way.

Your father carried the White Spear.

He feared that when he left, others would follow him and abandon our people.

And why do you tell me this now?

A good man...

...draws a circle around himself and cares for those within.

His woman, his children.

Other men draw a larger circle...

...and bring within their brothers and sisters.

But some men...

...have a great destiny.

They must draw around themselves...

...a circle that includes many, many more.

Your father was one of those men.

You must decide for yourself...

...whether you are, as well.


This is Kawu, our fastest runner.


He bring words from the people who live that way.

They stole many more men.

And now they are moving to the great birds, fast.

We must find them before they reach these birds.


You have no woman?

The day before you came...

...they took her breath...

...and they stole our son.




I am Baku.


No. I am Baku.

Baku, Tudu. Baku, Tudu.



He's killing him! You must help!


The word of the Naku traveled fast and from all winds came many warriors.

The Tutt Tutt who move like big running birds and hide their eyes behind trees.

The tribe of the Kula. They are short like our young ones.

And from the valley without sun came the ones with blood on their heads.

But the strongest of them all were the Hoda.

Their leader spoke for all the warriors of the land.

Tell him if his people walk with us, we will bring them down.


He says you are only a boy.

Tell him I am older than I look.

Quina is Hoda. Hoda do not laugh.


-Yahalah! ALL: Yahalah!

They walked faster and faster and did not slow down to eat or to rest.

And more spears joined them with each passing day.


This word "Yahalah," what does it mean?

They are your words. "We must bring them down."


The great birds have arrived.



Baku, D'Leh is here.


BAKU: D'Leh!

Tudu! Tudu!


Tudu, that man with the spear, he will not give up.

Him with her.

-Ew. -Maybe the boy is right.

D'Leh cannot fly over water like they can.

Who would've thought he could find so many spears?


NAKUDU: This river moves like a snake in the sand.

He says the eye of the snake rests under the sun...

...and under the moon it does not move.

Is there a shorter way to the head of the snake?

We must look beyond the great sand. But no one can walk that far.

The mountains and the sand...

...they all look the same, and we will lose our way.

We will all die.

We will find the head of the snake.

And we will free our people.

We must rest.

The man from the river had spoken the truth.

They had walked in circles for many days and lost their way.

And the eye of the snake was nowhere to be found.



Tic'Tic, Tic'Tic. I have found the eye of the snake.

You see that light?

That one? Remember what the river people said?

It rests under the sun, but under the moon it does not move.

Nakudu, tell them what I said.

It will guide us to the head of the snake.

And as the last moon had come to the valley of the Yagahl...

...it seemed that all spirits had left Old Mother.

She did not eat or speak for many moons...

...because she knew there was one last destiny to fulfill.

Wise Spirit...

...it's me, Katan.


NAKUDU: The mountains of the gods.

And the head of the snake.


Evolet. You are well.

Shh. Do not speak.



KA'REN: Baku, over here.

How can men do such a thing to Father Mannak?

They are not men like us, Baku.

Then what are they?

Some say they came from the stars.

Others believe that they flew across the great water...

...when their land sank into the sea.



No! Moha!




There are too many of them for every one of us.

No one can bring them down.

No, D'Leh.

The ones they force to do their work...

...they are even more.

Do you think they will fight with us?

That is for you to find out.



Ah, D'Leh.


NAKUDU: Tudu. D'LEH: Do not be afraid, Baku.

I'll bring you home.

Where is Evolet?

The women sleep in different huts, but I saw her today.

Tic'Tic is waiting with many spears, behind the sand.

They killed Moha today. He was sacrificed.

It was my mistake that put you in this terrible place.

I need your forgiveness.

The Fathers chose you to lead us...

...and we will stand by your side.


Tell him how many spears we have. Ask him to fight with us.

He says the number of spear does not matter.

-Men cannot bring down gods. -Shh.


He says the blind man knows much about the gods.

He was once their servant but ran away. They have hidden him here ever since.

Wise man...

...tell us more of these gods.


NAKUDU: First, there were three, but now there's only one left.

There must be a way to defeat him.

He said, once...

...only once, he heard the god speak of one he fears.

They have a telling of one who wears a mark...

...that you can see in the sky at night.

They call it Uru-Anna, the Mark of the Hunter.

The brightest star of all heaven.

He asks if you wear the Mark of the Hunter.


Without the mark, you cannot bring down the god.


D'LEH: Wait, wait. The band on your arm...

...where did you get it?

NAKUDU: From the man who saved his life.

Where is he?

His bones are buried in the sand with all the others.

He wants to know why you ask of this man.

He was my father.


D'LEH: Ask him where Tic'Tic is.


D'LEH: They found us!


I am full with days.

Please, great hunter, do not say that. We need you.

They will not fight with us.

They have their own prophecy.


...a prophecy has many faces, many ways to come true.

Your father....

Your father, he gave this to me.

-No, great hunter, this is yours. -Take it.

Be as your father.

Be as your father.

Be as your father.








NAKUDU: D'Lenh...

...I know how it feels to lose a good friend.

Your father was mine.

I barely remember him.

He remembered you.

His heart hurt when he spoke of a young boy behind the Great Mountains.

He was preparing to leave to go back to you.

That is when he was taken.


...the men are waiting.

We, the people of the Yagahl...


...hunt the mightiest of beasts, the Mannak.

He is great and we are small, and still we bring him down.

Because we hunt together, as one.

When the sun rises...

...we will join our brothers and sisters on the mountain of the god...

...and convince them to fight with us, together, as one!


What is happening?

Listen, Baku, today you must become a hunter.



D'LEH: Yahalah.



Look, Ka'ren, look.

-That one. -Him?

Baku, we found the lead bull. Go!



Quina, not yet!




Ha! Hal

-They will not charge. -The Mannak have been beaten too long.

Ka'ren, look.


You must move everybody up the ramp!

-Move! Move! -Go! Go!

Ka'ren! No!








-Yahalah! ALL: Yahalah!









He says the one who follow this woman should turn back or she will die.

Like this traitor.

Turn back to your mountains and you can take your woman.

Tell him I will take his offer.


Tell him I accept.

Tell him!


But I will take all my people with me.

Each and every Yagahl.

Tell him!

They are yours!

Ask him what will happen to the others.

They belong to the god, he says. They will do his work, forever.


They will not.

He is not a god!









KATAN: Help! Help! She's bleeding!



You came for me.

No, no, please.

You came for me.




To have journeyed so far...

...to have walked to the end of the world...

...to bring down the one they called the Almighty...

...only to return without Evolet.

This was not what Old Mother had foretold.

But just as she was lost to him forever...

...the legend of the child with the blue eyes began.



NAKUDU: Evolet and D'Leh!


Evolet had brought the promise of life to our people.

And now, with her last breath...

...Old Mother had given it back.

NAKUDU: Your father wanted to bring these back to you.

They will feed your people.

Tell them the people of the Yagahl thank the Naku people.


Thank you, brother Nakudu.

My heart walks with you, brother D'Leh.

That was the last time they saw their friends the Naku.

And then the long journey home began.

BOY: They're back! They're back!


And as the ones who walked with the Fathers...

...looked down on them and guided their way...

...S0 the Yagahl looked to Evolet and D'Leh to guide their people.

And when the first moon was born again to their valley...

...It brought with it the first fruits of their land.

Look how fast it is growing.

And so it came to pass that the promise of life...

...was fulfilled.

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  • Steven Strait as D’Leh (Actor)
  • Camilla Belle as Evolet (Actor)
  • Cliff Curtis as Tic’Tic (Actor)
  • Joel Virgel as Nakudu (Actor)
  • Affif Ben Badra as Warlord (as Ben Badra) (Actor)
  • Mo Zinal as Ka’Ren (Actor)
  • Nathanael Baring as Baku (Actor)
  • Mona Hammond as Old Mother (Actor)
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  • Reece Ritchie as Moha (Actor)
  • Joel Fry as Lu’kibu (Actor)
  • Omar Sharif as Narrator (voice) (Actor)
  • Kristian Beazley as D’Leh’s Father (Actor)
  • Junior Oliphant as Tudu (Actor)
  • Louise Tu’u as Baku’s Mother (Actor)
  • Jacob Renton as Young D’Leh (Actor)
  • Grayson Hunt Urwin as Young Evolet (Actor)
  • Farouk Valley-Omar as High Priest (as Fahruq Ismail Valley-Omar) (Actor)
  • Boubacar Babiane as Quina (Actor)
  • Joe Vaz as Chief Of Guards (Actor)
  • Charles Baloyi as Gatto (Actor)
  • Tim Barlow as Pyramid God (Actor)
  • Gabriel Malema as Kawu (Actor)
  • Mark Simmons as Sono (Actor)
  • Hannah Westbury as Cala (Actor)
  • Antonio Fisher as Young Priest #1 (Actor)
  • Steven Afrikaner as Young Priest #2 (Actor)
  • David Dennis as Slave Guard #1 (as David Denis) (Actor)
  • Tony Caprari as Slave Guard #2 (as Antonio Caprari) (Actor)
  • Matthew Navin as Young Ka’ren (Actor)
  • Nimiah Rodgers as Young Moha (Actor)
  • Kolby Pistak as Young Lu’Kibu (Actor)
  • Ben Hart as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Ben Coyle-Larner as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Joshua Peters as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Heberth Somaeb as River Tribe Chief (Actor)
  • Sadrag Nakale as Old Hunter (Actor)
  • Mykhail Cohen as Young Child (Actor)
  • Janine Manuel as Young Child (Actor)
  • Kabelo Murray as Young Child (Actor)
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  • Roland Emmerich as (Director)

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence

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Plot for 10,000 BC
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At about 10,000 BC, a tribe of hunter-gatherers called the Yagahl live in a remote mountain range in the Urals and survive by hunting woolly mammoths. The camp is led by a hunter who has proven his bravery by killing a mammoth single-handedly, and taking the White Spear. The people also strongly venerate an elderly Neanderthal woman, the last of her kind, called Old Mother, who has shamanistic powers. As time goes by, the mammoths that supply the people start to dwindle, and the chief of the tribe finds a young girl with blue eyes named Evolet who survived a massacre of her village, perpetrated by what Old Mother calls “four-legged demons” who will come when “the Yagahl go on their last hunt”. The chief of the village, not believing in Old Mother’s prophecy and desperate to feed his people, leaves and gives the White Spear to his friend Tic’Tic, who also watches over D’Leh, the chief’s son. As Tic’Tic alone is entrusted to know of the quest, all the others in the tribe including D’Leh’s rival, Ka’Ren, believe that D’Leh’s father was a coward and fled. Over time, D’Leh and Evolet fall in love and become close.

When the mammoths finally come, D’Leh and the other men of the tribe hunt them under Tic’Tic’s leadership, and D’Leh manages to kill one by causing the beast into impaling itself on his spear, inadvertently winning the White Spear. He also wins Evolet in marriage. However, consumed by the guilt that he did not earn the White Spear fairly, after speaking with Tic’Tic, he gives the White Spear up and by effect, forfeits his marriage to Evolet. The next day, horse-raiders attack the camp, enslaving Evolet and several others and killing many of the tribe. D’Leh, Tic’Tic, Ka’Ren and the young boy Baku set out to rescue Evolet and their fellow Yagahl, but she is recaptured with Ka’Ren and Baku during an attack on the slavers by Terror Birds. Tic’Tic is wounded by the predators during the battle. D’Leh and the injured Tic’Tic continue on. When D’Leh is out hunting, he falls into a pit-trap. When he wakes from the fall, he rescues a Smilodon trapped with him in the pit and then escapes himself. After Tic’Tic recovers, they make their way to a village nearby and learn of a prophecy from the Naku, a tribe they meet: whoever talks to a Smilodon that they call the “Spear-Tooth” will help free their people. D’Leh realizes the prophecy is about him when the sabertooth refuses to kill him when they next meet. They also learn that D’Leh’s father, the chief of the Yagahl, was a guest of the Naku and learned from them until the slavers took him captive and Tic’Tic finally reveals to D’Leh why his father left.

Several tribes agree to form a coalition to pursue the raiders that stole their families with D’Leh as their leader. They soon find the ships holding Evolet and their companions. However, with no means to follow the ships, they journey through a vast desert, eventually discovering an advanced civilization similar to ancient Egypt, ruled by an enigmatic figure known as “The Almighty”. In this civilization Evolet, Baku and the other kidnapped Yagahl are forced to work as slaves. There, the warlord who kidnapped Evolet tries to coerce her into loving him, only to be arrested by The Almighty when they find he has taken her without permission. During a night scouting raid, D’Leh learns of the Almighty and the fate of his father, who perished as a slave. However, the guards see them and attempt to warn the Almighty. Tic’Tic dies from injuries sustained in the fight that follows with the guards, though not before killing them before they can raise the alarm. The Almighty’s priests also meanwhile come to believe that Evolet is destined to kill The Almighty, based on the whip scars on her hands matching the stars they call the “Mark of the Hunter” and an ancient prophecy foreseeing their civilization’s downfall. The Almighty realizes that Evolet is not the focus of the prophecy, but the hunter’s (D’Leh’s) herald. D’Leh then starts a rebellion among the slaves, killing many of the Almighty’s forces, though Ka’Ren is killed.

The Almighty offers Evolet and the other hunters to D’Leh in exchange for abandoning his rebellion. D’Leh feigns acceptance of the deal but throws a spear at The Almighty and kills him. During the ensuing battle, Evolet dies at the hands of the warlord before he in turn is killed by D’Leh, but is restored to life by the Old Mother sacrificing her own life with her powers. With the Almighty and his people dead and his civilization destroyed, the Yagahl bid farewell to the other tribes and return home with seeds given to them by the Naku people to begin farming and start a new life.

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