Shinta Mudrikah (26) Sekartaji/Klenting Kuning (KK)
Sakti Anugerah (25) Panji Asmarabangun/Ande-ande Lumut (AAL)
Tukiban (27) Yuyu Kangkang(YK)/ The Guard (TG)
Novita Dwi Susanti (18) Nyai Intan (NI)
Novilaily Indriastuti (17) Klenting Merah (KM)
Merlita Nugraheni (15) Klenting Hijau (KH)
Aninda Artiandewi (02) Mbok Randa (MR)
Isya Murtafi ( ) The Crab (TC)
Novita Pristiwati (19) Narator
ANDE ANDE LUMUT
Long time ago in East Java, there were two kingdoms which were twin, Jenggala Kingdom which was led by Raja Jayengnegara and Kediri Kingdom which was led by Raja Jayengrana. According to the story, both of the kingdoms were in a region called Kahuripan. Before his death, Airlangga ordered that the two kingdoms should be put back together through a marriage to avoid the war between them. Because of that, Panji Asmarabangun who was Jayengnegara’s son was married with Sekartaji who was Jayengrana’s daughter.
Unexpectedly, Jenggala Kingdom was attacked by their enemy kingdom. When the war was happening, Princess Sekartaji escaped and hid into a village far from Jenggala.
KK : “I should go from this kingdom. I’m afraid if I will make Panji have another problem if I’m still in Jenggala. I must escape to a somewhere far from Jenggala.”
Sekartaji was disguised as a village girl and stayed with a wealthy widow named Nyai Intan. Nyai Intan had two beautiful daughters. They are Klenting Merah and Klenting Hijau.
KK : “Good afternoon. Hello, anybody home?”
NI : “Who are you, girl? What do you want from coming here? I don’t know you even see you, girl.”
KK : “I don’t know Ma’am. I just lose my way and finally I arrive here. But, I forget all the things about myself. May I stay for some days in your home?”
NI : “I’ll consider it. I should ask for my two lovely daughters’ opinion about you first before I give you permission to stay here. My daughters!?? ”
KM KH: “Yes Mom!”
KM : “Who is this poor girl? What does she want from us?”
NI : “She lost her way and arrived here. She forgot all of her memories, and she want to stay here”
KH : “What? That’s none of our business, Mommy!”
KM : “That’s right Mom, we don’t even know whether she’s honest or just fool us and have a bad plan to us.”
KH : “Okay Mom, maybe we agree if she want to stay here. But, with a condition…”
KK : “I’ll do everything with pleasure if I may live here.”
KH : “Are you sure?”
KK : “Of course, I’m sure.”
KH : (whisper to Klenting Merah and Nyai Intan)
KM : (laugh) “That’s a good idea!”
NI : “So, if you want to live here, you must be our servant, girl. I’ll take you as my step daughter and I’ll give you name…” (Think for a while) “Klenting Kuning. It is caused by your dress is yellow. Do you mind it?”
KH : “What? She becomes our sister?”
KM : “It is such a joke for us, make that poor girl become the Klentings too.”
NI : “Calm down, sweeties! The most important thing is that she would like to become our servant and she will help all of our homework.”
By Nyai Intan, Sekartaji was considered as a daughter too, named Klenting Kuning. At Nyai Intan’s house, Klenting Kuning always told to do all the homework, such as cooking, washing, and cleaning house. She often shouted by Nyai Intan and treated badly by her two step sisters.
KM : “Klenting Kuning, come here quick!”
KK : “Yes Klenting Merah, what can I do for you?”
KM : “Massage my shoulders! I’m so tired. Do it now! Hey, do you want to kill me? You strangle my neck!”
KK : “I’m so sorry, I didn’t do it on purpose.”
KM : “I don’t want to hear your explanation! Go away!”
KH : “Klenting Kuning, help me! Comb my hair! You damage my hair!
Do you envy with my beautiful hair, huh?”
Klenting Kuning was got angry by Nyai Intan. Every day, she always cried alone. Meanwhile, in the Jenggala Kingdom, Panji Asmarabangun with his troops successfully repulsed their enemy forces. However, he was very sad because his wife had left the palace. He didn’t know where his wife was now.
AAL : “God, please meet me with Sekartaji. I’m so miss her. Where is she now? I should ask all the guards to find Sekartaji, my lovely wife.”
TG : “Long live the Prince! What’s a matter, Prince?”
AAL : “Ask all the guards to look for Princess Sekartaji, my wife. Find her everywhere in entire villages!”
After the situation in the Jenggala Kingdom was back to normal, the Prince decided to look for his wife. One afternoon, when he was sitting in the hall of the palace, a guard came to give him news.
TG : “With my respect, Sir! I'd like to convey you good news.”
AAL : “Do you know something about my wife? Do you already know where my wife is now?”
TG : “Have mercy, Sir! One of the guards just found a girl like your wife in a village. However, I’m not sure she was Princess Sekartaji, because she was just a village girl who worked as a maid with a wealthy widow.”
AAL : “If the condition likes that, we should make a plan. I’ll disguise as a handsome prince who is looking for a mate. Tomorrow, we’ll go to Dadapan Village.”
The next day, he went with some guards to Dadapan Village near Solo River. The village was across the village of Nyai Intan’s house.
In the village, Panji Asmarabangun changed his name in to Ande Ande Lumut and stayed with an old widow named Mbok Randa
AAL : “I’m Panji Asmarabangun from Jenggala. The purpose of my coming here is to find my wife who has lost. I’ll be pleased if you don’t mind.”
MR : “Never mind, young boy! It is such an honor to help you.”
AAL : “Thank you very much. I’ll change my name into Ande Ande Lumut for my disguise. I hope, I’ll found my wife soon.”
A few days later, he ordered his guards to announce his “find a mate contest” to all corners of the village. In a short time, the news of the contest spread to the village where Klenting Kuning was.
TG : “I come from the kingdom; have an announcement for all of the girls in the village. Would you call the other girls in this home, so the announcement enables to be heard by all the girls?”
KH : “Mom! Klenting Merah! Klenting Kuning!”
KM : “What happen, Klenting Hijau?”
TG : “So, all the girls in this home are already here?”
KH : “So what is the announcement?”
TG : “For all the girls over the world. The Prince held a “Finding a Mate Contest” to look for a girl who deserve to become her Princess. The contest will be held tomorrow in Dadapan Village. This contest refers to all the girls with no exception.”
KM : “Wow, it’s my chance to become famous and rich. I’ll become the Princess and live in the huge palace. Great!”
Klenting Merah and Klenting Hijau were so happy hearing the contest. They would dress up as beautiful as possible to make the Handsome Prince, Ande Ande Lumut fall in love with them.
KM : “We should dress up as pretty as possible. If one of us became a princess, the mother would be proud and pleased.”
KH : “Yes, and of course, we’ll become rich and famous! I’ll be a princess.”
KM : “If it so, we are rivals now.”
KH : “Of course. I don’t care, because I’m sure the Prince would like to choose me as her wife than you.”
KM : “Okay, just see next. Who will be chosen by the Prince later.”
The contest began, Klenting Merah and Klenting Hijau wore their best clothes and beautiful jewelry. When they were dressing up, Klenting Kuning approached them.
KK : “Wow, you look beautiful!”
KM : “Of course. Hi, Klenting Kuning! Do you want to join the contest too?”
KH : “No way! You do not have any clothes. Do you want to join the contest with a dress like that?”
KM : “That’s right, you do not deserve join this contest! You better take care of all your work at home. Come on! Go to the river to wash all the dirty clothes.”
Klenting Kuning collected the dirty clothes and went into a river. Actually, she was not interested to participate in the contest, because she still remembered her husband, Panji Asmarabangun. She would always be loyal to her husband even though she have not heard whether her husband still alive or had died in battle.
KK : “Is my husband still alive? Where is he now? If he is still alive, please meet me with him, God!”
When she was washing in the river, suddenly a crane came up to her. Surprisingly, the crane was able to speak like a human and her legs gripping a whip.
TC : “O, my lady! Go to the Dedapan Village to follow the contest! There, my lady will meet Panji Asmarabangun. Take this whip! If at any time my lady needs some help, my lady should use it.”
KK : “Maybe I should try the order of Crane.”
Klenting Kuning had no time to say anything the crane flied into the sky and disappeared. Without any further due, Klenting Kuning soon back into the house and getting ready to go to Dadapan Village.
Meanwhile, the two sisters had departed first. They had reached the Solo River. They were confused, because they had to cross the river which was deep and wide, while none of the boat that looked near the river.
KM : “Finally…”
KH : “Yeah finally we arrive; I think it’s not over. How can we cross this river?”
KM : “What should we do?”
KH : “Hey, look! What is that?”
How shocked two daughters when they saw a giant crab that was floating on the surface of the river. According to the story, that giant crab named Yuyu Kangkang was Ande Ande Lumut’s envoy in the contest to test the girls who passed the river.
KM : “Hi, Giant Crab! Who are you? Would you help us to cross this river?”
YK : “Hahahaha !!! My name is Yuyu Kangkang. I'll help you, but you should fulfill my requirement.”
KH : “So, what is that, Yuyu Kangkang? Say!”
KM : “No matter what you ask to us, we will fulfill it as long as we can cross this river.”
YK : “All of you should kiss me first before I take you across the river.”
KH : “Kissing you? For everything’s on earth!”
KM : “Don’t talk too much Klenting Merah! You have to do it!”
KH : “Yeah or maybe you want to surrender and give the chance to become Prince’s wife to me?”
KM : “Oh no, never! I will not give you a chance! Okay, I agree to fulfill the term.”
Finally, Klenting Merah and her sisters accepted the terms Yuyu Kangkang gave. One by one they kissed the Yuyu Kangkang. After that, Yuyu Kangkang escorted them to the opposite village.
A few moments later, Klenting Kuning also arrived at the riverbank. When Yuyu Kangkang submitted the same requirements, a kiss, Klenting Kuning refused. She didn’t want to betray her husband. Although she refused that term, she kept forcing Yuyu Kangkang to help her cross the river. Klenting Kuning repeatedly asked, but the giant crab was still refused, except Klenting Kuning would qualify the term.
KK : “How can I cross this river, there’s nothing can be used here.”
YK : “Hey sweetie, you should kiss me if you want to cross this river into Dadapan Village.”
KK : “Hey, who are you?”
YK : “My name is Yuyu Kangkang. I’m sure that you are one of the girls, who will join the contest to get Prince’s heart, aren’t you? There are also two girls and a woman join the contest, Klenting Merah and Klenting Hijau.”
KK : “Klenting Merah and Klenting Hijau are my sisters. Yeah, they join this contest too. How do you know it? Did they get there?”
YK : “Of course I know, and they have got there.”
KK : “How can?”
YK : “Like what I said, if you want to cross this river you should kiss me first.”
KK : “No, I don’t want it! It prefer not to join the contest than I must kiss you!”
YK : “It’s up to you. I just want to help you, but you should kiss me.”
KK : “If so what you want.”
Klenting Kuning got angry. She was slapped her whip into the river and immediately Solo River water also be regressed. Seeing this, Yuyu Kangkang became frightened and soon took across Klenting Kuning, and even drove her up to the Dadapan Village.
Arriving to Mbok Randa’s house, Klenting Kuning met with her two step sisters and her adoptive mother.
KH : “Klenting Kuning, what will you do here? You also join this contest?”
KK : “I just want to try it. Moreover, this contest is open for all girls over the village.”
KM : “Don’t you she how is your look? You are not deserved to join this contest.”
The contest began. In turn, first, Klenting Merah and her siblings showed her beauty and elegance to Ande Ande Lumut. However, none of them were selected by Ande Ande Lumut. Seeing this, Mbok Randa was begged Ande Ande Lumut for selected one of her daughter to be the princess.
MR : “Have mercy, Prince! I beg, please choose one of Nyai Intan’s daughter! There is no flaw with them, they are beautiful and deserve become your princess.”
AAL : “That’s true. Your two daughters were beautiful all. But, I still would not choose one of them. Guards! Please call the girl who dressed in yellow here!”
Apparently, the girl who was appointed by Ande Ande Lumut is Klenting Kuning. When Klenting Kuning faced him, Ande Ande Lumut stood up from his throne.
AAL : “I choose this girl as my princess.”
MR : “Have mercy, my son! Why do you prefer unkempt girl to them, beautiful and charming girls?”
AAL : “I choose this girl, because she passed the test, which is refused to kiss Yuyu Kangkang.”
Hearing that explanation, two girls realized that they were rejected by Ande Ande Lumut because they didn’t pass the test.
Meanwhile, Klenting Kuning still confused, because she didn’t found her husband. However, after Ande Ande Lumut open his disguise. Then Klenting Kuning realized that Ande Ande Lumut was Panji Asmarabangun.
KK : What? Is it real? Are you Panji Asmarabangun?
AAL : How do you know my real name?
With the magic whip from the crane, Klenting Kuning quickly transformed herself into a beautiful princess. Panji Asmarabangun just realized Klenting Kuning was his wife, Dewi Sekartaji.
AAL : “You are Sekartaji, my wife, aren’t you?”
KK : “What do you think?”
AAL : “So, what the guard has said about you lived in a village with a wealthy widow is true?”
KK : “It’s a long story. I’m sure I have not enough time to explain you now. Because, I know you must be tired. Well, I’m so tired too. So, how if I tell you after we arrive at the palace? Actually, I really miss Jenggala Kingdom.”
AAL : “If that is what you want, Princess.”
Finally, that couple who loved each other met again and lived happily. As a thank you to Mbok Randa, Panji Asmarabangun asked her to stay in Jenggala Kingdom. While two girls returned to their village with the feeling of disappointment and embarrassment.