[center]Task 3: Nights of Future Past[/center]
So you were expecting a space themed week were you? Well, you were close, but not spot on… This week is all about TIME and exploring beyond the modern age into a future amongst the stars whilst also looking back to the past at where we came from.
The story continues…
[spoiler]It feels like you’ve been stuck on this desert island for a whole week. Despite attempts to sail away or escape on the pirate ship by masquerading as a pirate, you always find yourself back on the island near the sleeping masked man. Someone has dragged obfusc8 under a palm tree. So far, all attempts to wake obfusc8 from slumber have failed. All attempts to wake yourself or get out of this dream have also been unsuccessful.
Jer starts digging a hole on the beach, searching for an artifact to bring an end to your exile. In a moment of zen enlightenment he declares that dirt is what he was searching for all along and walks away. Looking into the hole you spot something shimmering at the bottom. Jumping down and scraping away the loose earth reveals a small glowing orb.
Focusing your will on the orb you concentrate on escaping from the dream. The world around you blurs and shifts. Nope, you are still on the island, but standing on the shore watching the pirate ship sailing in. Wait… wasn’t this the start of last week? You focus on the orb again.
Instantly you are back on a ship in the dream of thrones, the naval battle raging all around you, obfusc8 slumped over the wheel. The other contestants gather around.
“It’s a time travel device!”
“Take us back to the throne room, before obfusc8 started this whole mess!”
You nod, and then you think, well, while we’re all lucid, why not have a time travelling adventure first?
RUINS: Explore an ancient/primitive civilisation or ruins. Okay I’m thinking Vikings, the Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, see the Pharaohs of Egypt, Mayan temples, the construction of the Great Wall of China. Ancient/Primitive in this case means lacking Industrial Revolution age technology -automated machinery, steam power. Now as this is supposed to be one of the easier tasks, either you can go back in time and experience it, or you could visit the modern day ruins/surviving structures of a historical empire. I will also accept alien civilisations if they are suitably lacking in technology. 20pts
QUANTUM LEAP: Meet a time traveller or ghost. Doesn’t need to be someone famous from a film or TV show, you might meet a man down the pub who claims to be from the future. Alternatively, meet someone from the past who has already passed on from this world. 30pts
ORBIT: Attempt to fly around a planet. If you go fast enough you might turn back time?! Now I’m not saying you have to complete a full orbit, just make a reasonable attempt at it. You can make this attempt by flying (like superman, the inspiration for this task) or using a space ship, or maybe just clinging to a satellite. 30pts.
ZERO G: Experience zero gravity. Prep for the future by living like an astronaut. Turn off gravity and just float, fly into space and just hang out amongst the stars, or if you find yourself on a spaceship, turn off the anti gravity for a few moments. Unlike the orbit task this requires you to stop flying/propelling yourself and just float in space. 30pts
OUTATIME: Experience time travel. You could use a time travel machine vessel or device. If flying faster than light around Earth to turn back time isn’t your style, then hop into the TARDIS or a modded Delorean and head off to the time of your choosing. You can use any sort of time travel device or machine you like, or create your own. I’m interested in how you travel from one time period to another, i.e. you must experience travelling through time, not simply dream about another time period. 40pts
DINOSAURS: Transform yourself or another DC into a dinosaur. It’s time for a prehistoric dinosaur party! (Personally I want to see Thorn’s famed T-Rex transformation.) Go big if you still need the grow task, go sea based if you missed out on last week’s aquatic points, go small and combo with last weeks druid team advantage task, or go flying just cause… pterodactyls! 30pts
AGE: Adjust your own or a DC’s age. Age is just a number after all - adjust your own or a DCs age, make them younger or older, turn back into a kid or see how you’d look at age 100. 40pts
STARS: Mess with the stars. Let’s put the space in the space mage team! The sky is your canvas, mess with it, shoot the moon, make the sun go supernova, shrink, expand, even explode a planet or pop it like a balloon. Add, erase or rearrange the stars, make a black hole and watch it consume everything. 30pts
PAUSE: Perform time magic. Pause, rewind or fast forward time. Ok so I’m thinking Prince of Persia Sands of Time style ‘ooops I just fell off a ledge let’s rewind that’, but you can do whatever you like. Turn the clock forwards or back, or just pause everyone else and explore a world where time has stopped. You could also attempt to create a time loop ‘Groundhog Day’ style by repeating the same dream twice. 40pts
May I also draw your attention to this monthly quest (due to the current ‘Unfinished Business’ monthly quest, old quests that were never completed are available), completion of which would count for the STARS task: Create a constellation monthly quest. This is assuming the monthly quest doesn’t get changed/updated this week.
NIGHT DRUID team - you have 48 hours to discuss and PM me your choice for the team advantage task based on this week’s theme of Time.