Lucidity Challenge 50—obfusc8 wins!

^ Skirting around the edge of tasks is always fun. I’m sure that’s why it’s an LC tradition!

The scores are updated.

/me wanders through the forest.
It seems very quiet this week. Where is everybody? Have I scared them all off? “Come out, come out, wherever you are! It’ll only hurt for a second, I promise…”
/me smiles revealing vampiric fangs.

Normal dream.Explored a forest with strange shaped trees and people living in them.

^ Well, part of running long LCs is the gradual decrease in point claims over time. I lucked out this time and got some strong contenders to keep things exciting.

The scores are updated.

Non-lucid dream, in which I explore a forest.

I claim points for the “explore a forest” task.

This was actually part of a longer dream, which I’ve cut because it wasn’t very interesting and didn’t include any tasks. (Though it did include dream characters of Cobb and Arthur from Inception, with me presumably in the role of Ariadne. I’m not counting it as lucid, though how I managed to think I was in Inception without becoming properly lucid astonishes me, but there you go).

^ Got it. You moved up a spot from those points!

The scores are updated.

Non-lucid dream, in which I explore a castle. I claim points for the “explore a castle” task.

^ Okay, got it. The final week of tasks goes live in about 24 hours, so dream harder, everybody!

The scores are updated.

Walked on a beach and visited/explored an urban environment here.

^ Noted. Tasks go live in about 12 hours!

The scores are updated.

I’d like to claim points for a short lucid two nights ago. Nothing task related, unfortunately.

Okay, here are the scores as we enter the last eight days of the LC.1. obfusc8 (1915)

  1. En’enra (1510)
  2. Jer (1365)
  3. Scipio Xaos (990)
  4. Koharo (705)
  5. Eilatan (600)
  6. Susan_Y (590)
  7. Siiw (560)
  8. Mew151, drd (470)
  9. James_UK2008 (430)
  10. Lumessence (280)
  11. Letaali (240)
  12. Coasty (160)
  13. Zaibatsu (70)
  14. Yanshuf (60)
    A cursory glance at the scoreboard reveals that obfusc8 and En’enra are both vampires while nobody else is on a team, so they both win the team competition for Week 6 and will get to make a task for Week 7.

Our last two leg winners are Eilatan and James_UK2008 with 110 points each!

The final week of tasks will be in my next post, which will hopefully be in about a half hour. I have way more formatting to do than I anticipated, but I’ll do all I can to get the tasks live quickly.

Okay, time for the final days of the LC!

[spoiler]The LC participants head back to the city of Elcedia for the final week of tasks. As everybody walks, Thorn is fairly vocal about only getting one vampire and one vampire-werewolf out of the prior week. “I expected more out of you guys, really. I mean, I’m not mad or even disappointed. I’m just surprised.” Thorn is so wrapped up in his conversation that it takes another participant to notice something eerie about the city and speak up about it: “Where is everybody?”

The group stops and looks around. The streets truly are deserted. One person suddenly steps out from seemingly nowhere and walks up to the group. She is dressed in a rather regal outfit and carries an air of importance about her. Thorn seems to recognize her, although he seems sheepish about addressing her. “…Qu?”

Qu speaks up. “Thorn, I need to ask your group a question. I’ve seen this in a few dream journals, so I need to know. Scipio, what is ‘snip’?”

Scipio’s head drops as he tries to avoid making eye contact. Qu turns to Mew151 and asks the same question, only for his head to drop too. Many of the other LC participants begin fidgeting, which causes Qu to speak again. “I’m disgusted. Thorn, you only had to promise me one thing: you’d run a clean LC. Yet you couldn’t do it. We’re done here. The LC’s been getting crazier and crazier, and I think it’s about time we wiped out all of this nonsense and started anew. Let me just get the first LC host to reset everything.”

As suddenly as she appeared, Qu disappears. Thorn has a look of horror on his face. “No…she’s summoning ian1, the host of the very first LC. Er,no, he goes by eMander now. Either way, we’re…” The ground suddenly starts rumbling slightly. It then rumbles a bit stronger, and then a bit stronger still. The group turns around to a terrifying sight: an absolutely colossal monster with a semblance of eMander’s avatar to it is stomping its way towards Elcedia.


Credit to Wyvern for lineart.[/center]
Thorn tries to act strong, although he’s clearly shaking a bit. "Okay, here’s the plan. If you won a leg, stick with me. I hope you guys liked the LD4small tasks, because we’re gonna need LD4big to save this city. LD4all’s known for dragons, and we’re gonna have to be some to take this thing on. If you didn’t win a leg, just don’t get hurt.[/spoiler]
Week 7: The Big Finale

It’s the 50th LC, and special numbers necessitate certain things. For the LC, that means a need for dragons (the LD4all mascot) and a need for a throwback to the very first LC as in our story. If you’re a leg winner, you’re a direct participant in the big finale and on the dragon team, and if not, you’re sure to have fun watching the “festivities” on the spectator team. [i]As in Week 2, you will get full credit for performing tasks for your team and half credit for other tasks.

Also note that you cannot do both of these tasks in one dream. No watching things from afar and then stepping in as a dragon for an instant hundred-or-so points![/i]

Here are the possible LC dragons for those incubating other people for tasks:* obfusc8

Become a colossal dragon: I need my leg winners to show their might the way LD4all does best! Any kind of dragon will do, so don’t fret about being bipedal, quadrupedal, or anything-else-pedal. “Colossal” means exactly that; go big or go home! Oh, and don’t worry about knocking anything down: I can undo it if you do it, but I can’t undo the damage without risking a ban if a servant of the head admin does it! Leg winners: please post a picture of a dragon similar to what you’d like to become for the sake of helping others incubate. 50 points* Do so in a city: 40 points

  • Fight a giant monster: 50 points[list][]Fight eMander as pictured in the story: 40 points
    :m][]Meet another LC leg winner dragon or LC host dragon: 40 points[/:m][]ROOOOOOOAR!: 40 points[/:m][]Exhale classical dragon breath (fire or whatever else): 40 points[/:m][]Cause some destruction: 40 points[/:m][/list:u]Witness a giant monster while normal size: Just because you’re not on the fighting team doesn’t mean you can’t have an epic dream. The sheer spectacle of the other team’s actions should definitely give you something to focus on! 50 points* Do so in a city: 40 points
  • See eMander as pictured in the story: 40 points
  • See an LC leg winner dragon or LC host dragon: 40 points
  • Watch a fight between the above monsters: 40 points[list][]Watch while riding on / carried by the dragon: 50 points
    :m][]Witness massive destruction: 40 points[/:m][/list:u]Only two tasks? Is that a lame “big finale” to you? Well, no worries! The influence of the very first LC isn’t limited just to including the first host. Check back every day until the end of the LC for more!

The LC ends on Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 PM ET. As always, dream hard!

Despite the story, Qu does not actually have any problems with the LC. Don’t worry; nobody’s in trouble. I just needed an excuse to make eMander a monster, hehe.

Thorn said I have to become a dragon, and since I have never become a dragon and I am totally the child of a dragon, he suggested becoming their form.


Image credit to Andy Fairhurst[/center]

Hopefully this dragon will be recognisable and easy for people to incubate, as no doubt you have noticed it already as Ysim’s avatar. Here’s hoping this works. :woah:

I had a medium length LD, where I didn’t do anything task related. I had no recall of the LC :blush: . I’ll update here later tonight or early tomorrow (1am or so).

^ I’ve added it to the totals, although you need a lot more points than that to move up a spot. This week’s task is plenty action-y, so it should be perfect for you!

The scores are updated.

Artwork - Jonas De Ro[/center]


Okay, obfusc8 and En’enra have already confirmed the task they want to make as Week 6 winners. They’re requiring you be a dragon for it, so it’s essentially a subtask, although it will not have less points for the other team. They want you to use elemental breath, by which I assume they do not mean hydrogen or helium but rather fire, ice, electricity, acid, or other classical dragon breaths. A shame, as our conversation about the task turned silly and almost ended on two giant dragon team members fighting a double giant DragonThorn. I was almost looking forward to the nonsense (no, I do not know how tall “double giant” is). :tongue:

40 points for exhaling classical dragon breath as a dragon!

Must… resist the urge to post Tiamat…

I’ll try to become something like this:

Author of the image

Think I’ll be targeting for something along the lines of this:

Well, if fictional-DC-Qu was going to complain about this challenge, the snipped sex scenes are the least of it. There’s the vampires … and the werewolves … and now dragons. One might wonder if the “excessive violence” in the forum guidelines applies to all the roaring, and breathing fire, and massive destruction… (I’m only joking).