Task 1 Team Challenges
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[i]In the main throne room, a horn blast announces the return of the king. He is a portly man, his shape the result of a long, prosperous reign. He wears dark pants and a purple jerkin with a golden dragon on the front. He appears to be wearing chain mail beneath the jerkin. His golden crown seems to glow despite the lack of light coming from the openings in the wall.
Lord Veahan and Lord Szijak stand further down from the throne. Veahan wears a long, green robe that reaches past his feet. The robe is adorned with silver symbols that seem the phase in and out. Szijak wears a tight jacket with pointed shoulders; jacket buttons to his wait where it opens and spreads down to just above his ankles, barely revealing black pants and boots. The jacket is covered with black markings that you might swear had changed when no one is looking at them. Strangely, it almost looks as if it is metal.
“Champions of magic and science, come forward!” the king announces.
The group emerges with Rhewin from the TARDIS. They look hesitantly at each other, not sure who else has picked their sides.
“Champions of magic, my gift to you,” Veahan almost whispers. He throws out small, silver stones that stop just short of hitting the floor and fly out to various members of the crowd. “They can enhance your natural abilities far beyond anything from your world. They can also change your form, if you wish.”
A glow surrounds the team and they find themselves covered in robes similar to Veahan, but red instead of green.
The Magic Team
“Champions of Science, yours is the greater gift,” Lord Szijak yells. Suits of green armor with no wearers appear. In an instant they break apart and begin to form around the science team. While the wearers initially look like knights, Lord Szijak continues, “they make take whatever appearance you wish, just think it. More importantly, they give you the will to create beyond what normal imagination would allow.”
Many Science Team members adjust to more comfortable armor.
The Science Team
“Well, now that we have that sorted out, do any of you have questions before I give you your team tasks?” Rhewin asks.
“Yeah, I know we’re all about the science, but how does this technology exist now? Like, seriously?”
“An excellent question, I’m glad you asked, any others?”
“What’s with everything being on walls around here? Everything is about the walls.”
“Really? I hadn’t noticed. Any questions in relation to the LC?”
“That guy said transformation. There’s a transformation task, right? I love transformation. Can transformation be a thing.”
“You’re lucid dreamers, you can transform if you bloody well want to, but I refuse to make another transformation task! Can’t you people do anything else? Haven’t you seen the number of TF personal goals?”
“But… transformation is-”
“No, no, no, no! I will turn this TARDIS around right now and end this LC before it even begins, do you hear me?! …actually I think I can use it somewhere. But not as its own task!”
After a few grumbles of annoyance and “transformation,” the two teams are silent.
“Remember, Rhewin,” the king says sternly, “my Lords need champions willing to fight. I have seen your friendly teams before, I’ll not have it now.”
“Ah, yes. Quite.” Rhewin quickly scribbles something on the notepad from his pocket. “Yes, see, been there the whole time. Now, on to the team tasks!”[/i]
The Magic Team
The Science Team
Magic Individual Tasks
White Magic: Use your powers to heal a wound or bring someone back to life. +20 pts
Alchemy: Change the properties of an object around you. Maybe turn lead to gold, or a piece of metal into water. It’s fine if you transform the object in general, but the goal is to change at least one of its physical properties. +30 pts
Magic Team Task
Summon magic: Summon a creature into this world to fight for you. Like the mages of old, you must do some kind of ritual to summon the creature, not just make it appear. If you get someone from the magic team to help you, you get double points! +40/40 pts
Science Individual Tasks
Invention: Create a new invention using only objects found around you. MacGuyver tiiiime! +20 pts
Exploration: Find a new type of life form, whether plant, animal, or living toaster etc. Examine it in detail and report back. +30 pts
Science Team Task
Experimentation: Science can’t get anywhere without experiments. Ethics? Psh. Who needs those? Find some poor soul and experiment on them. Give them cyborg implants, turn them into some horrid beast (sigh, yes you can interpret this as TF… but you’d better make the TF part of an experiment!), or maybe just see if you can cure their cancer (if they don’t have cancer, this might be a two-step process). Experiment on another team member for added science! +40/40 pts
Versus Team Task
And now for something different! Whatever team you are on, find and defeat someone from the other team. Now, I won’t be mean and say that they have to use their team’s powers, but you do have to use the power of your team to help you defeat them. You can get help from other team members if you want, but there’s no extra points for that. As you have to do this task with another person from the LC, there’s no 40/40 split. +80 pts for defeating them with science or magic respectively.