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Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:21 pm
by AK_Brickster
GLOBAL CHALLENGE V - DARK SHADOWS

The newly-crowned Queen, Galainir, has proven herself to be treacherous, having imprisoned the leaders of Roawia, along with dozens of knights, nobles, their families, and even outlaws! She has sworn to terribly torture her captives if any resistance is made, and we certainly don't want our leaders to have to go through having their fingernails extracted, so for now, we must comply with her demands.

The Challenge:

Group A: "Escape"

Task: if you signed up to attend the coronation, the figure you sent is now captured (no exceptions, ie "well, it wasn't MY character, it was his body double who was captured", or "my character sneaked out early" are not permitted), and you belong in "Group A". Your challenge is to show your attendee escaping the castle. The emphasis is on stealth, since any direct assault will result in serious harm to the other captives. This applies to outlaws as well, because even if you don't have any real "loyalty" to anyone else being held prisoner, you certainly don't want to anger someone like Burlough by causing his lady-ork to come to harm!

You may escape on your own, or have a little help from the outside. You may NOT do any of the following:
-You may NOT directly liberate anyone else. Escaping in large groups will arouse suspicion.
-You may NOT storm the castle with some overwhelming force or "elite ranger squad". This will surely result in all prisoners being executed.
-You may NOT use magic to escape. Maldrake is extremely powerful, having somehow figured out how to transfer his magic abilities from the Magic Isle. He will surely sense any magic use and is far too dangerous to risk drawing his attention.

Your entry can be a single scene, but I'd encourage you to tell your tale in storyboard fashion, much as we've done with the story above. Three scenes should be plenty to show your escape, and they can utilize the same MOC, or three different MOCs. It's up to you! You are only eligible to participate in "Group A".

Group B: "Seizing Power"

If you did not attend the banquet, you belong in "Group B". With the Queen's armies seizing control of major strongholds all across Roawia, you must show the transition from a peaceful life to one controlled by evil forces. This could be showing surrender of arms to the incoming horde, fleeing with women and children into the countryside, dark armies marching through Roawia, etc. REMEMBER: resistance to the new queen is not wise at this time, as it will result in harm coming to our beloved leaders and family members. Any harm befalling the captives as a result of resistance could result in the deduction of personal status, since you will anger a lot of people if their loved one or faction leader is harmed as a result of noncompliance.

You are only eligible to participate in "Group B".

We purposefully gave Galainir the new dragon faction's sigil because those troops are cheap and readily available, so we encourage you to utilize them if possible. However, you may also use the CMF Evil Knight's boar shield, the KKII Shadow Knights scorpion, Fright Knights, or any troops with a color scheme of black and red to portray her forces.

Determination of Winners:
As in past Global Challenges, once the entry phase is closed, a “finalist” from each faction will be selected by popular faction vote. Since there are two groups, each faction will select a finalist from each group. The finalists from each faction will be entered into a global vote. Finalists should be selected based on the following criteria:

- MOC Quality (this should go without saying)
- Story Telling (LCC is, at it's heart, a series of interwoven stories. Be sure to include at least a short narrative with your MOC)

Whichever faction's finalists receive the most combined votes (Group A + Group B) will be awarded the Global Points for winning the challenge.
Each finalist will receive a prize*, based on how many votes they receive in the final voting round.

*see "personal rewards" section below

SCORING/REWARDS:

Faction Rewards:

Each entry will earn 5 global points for your faction. The faction who wins the final vote earns an additional 10 global points.
The faction who wins this challenge will be featured prominently in an upcoming story development. :eyebrows:

Current faction standings are (GC1+GC2+GC3+GC4 = total):
Lenfald - 45+30+75+80 = 230
Loreos - 40+40+42.5+85 = 207.5
Garheim - 55+45+60 +35= 195
Outlaws - 25+40+32.5+20 = 117.5

Personal Rewards:

Entry into the contest earns you 6 personal points.
Faction Finalists will receive an additional 10 personal points.

Our awesome sponsor from GC IV, Custom Minifig Syndicate (CMS), has returned to again supply prizes for this challenge! In addition, we welcome a new sponsor, "Custom-Crazy", who will also be supplying some goodies, which I've yet to receive details on. :eyebrows:

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1st Place: 1 lot of undisclosed 3rd party goodies, approx value $30, supplied by Custom Minifig Syndicate!
2nd Place: A selection of custom items from Custom-Crazy! (TBD)
3rd Place: A selection of custom items from Custom-Crazy! (TBD)
4th Place: A selection of custom items from Custom-Crazy! (TBD)

Additionally, Custom Minifig Syndicate will award a "Sponsor's Choice" mystery prize to an entry of their choosing, regardless of finalist standing or vote tallies!

Please be sure to support our sponsors by checking out their websites and ordering lots of awesome weapons and accessories from them!! :D

Custom Minifig Syndicate (CMS) - http://www.customminifigsyndicate.com/
Custom-Crazy - http://www.custom-crazy.com/eshop/

Deadline: Sept 16th 11:59:59 PST

Questions may be asked in this thread. Entries must be linked in this thread to be considered for points / voting (either a linked image to your full entry thread / Flickr, or just a link). It should be fairly obvious, but please indicate which "Group" your entry is for when submitting your MOC.

Ready, GO!

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:25 pm
by mpoh98
What a surprise! I am shocked! Fantastic stories and builds guys! I am pumped for the next GC!

One question, am I in the feast? If not, I have son stuff to post, but if so, cant wait for the next GC!

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:31 pm
by AK_Brickster
If you signed up, you - or whoever you sent to represent you- is captured, even if your fig didn't get built.

(Schmidt being the obvious exception. Sorry, Schmitty!)

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:55 pm
by soccerkid6
Sschmidt is dead :twitch: That was the only part that surprised me, as it seemed somewhat obvious that Galainir was up to no good. I'm looking forward to Global Challenge V :)

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:11 pm
by readallaboutit
What a thrilling read! It was well paced, with a lot of the humor that I've really come to appreciate in many LCC builds. I went back and forth on whether or not to RSVP for this feast...now I feel very fortunate that I decided my character was too recent and lowly in status to attend! Like everyone else, I am very excited for the global challenge - I'm hoping this turn of events will give me more opportunities to use my bandit minifigs, the only soldiers I own besides Garhims.

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:16 pm
by Caelan
Well I had expected a "coming out" party but I thought we would have an opportunity to escape, and not be used as extortion-torture bait :shock: . My fellow Lenfel's Schmidt's passing is also a bit of surprise (hope there was some prior-planning there :o )

BTW, the only photo viewable as of Sunday at 6:00 pm Eastern Time is #1, all the others are still private on Flickr.

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:22 pm
by AK_Brickster
Yep, I'll be leaving them private for a whole so as not to spoil the surprise.

And don't worry, we wouldn't kill someone off without their consent ;)

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:25 pm
by Brother Steven
I knew it!! I KNEW it!!! That dirty female, how dare she capture and kill our leaders! :mad:

(But great job on the story guys! :) )

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:32 pm
by Mark of Falworth
Dun Dun Dun!

Bad news folks! Party's over. The Queen is evil, as many of you smart-alecks previously thought. ;)
Do not resist or your leaders and friends will be horribly tortured! :twitch:

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:33 pm
by ZacharyIslazy
Hate to be that guy, but I'm not at all surprised. That's not to say that I'm not excited for the GCV! Great work guys. Oh and sorry Schmidt :( . May you be know across the land as "The Martyr of Rowia".

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:35 pm
by AK_Brickster
Woah, woah! The leaders aren't dead!! (Yet... :twisted: )

Glad you guys are enjoying the plot twist, even if the general premise was a bit expected. We tried to add some unforeseen twists to it, and I think it turned out well :)

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:37 pm
by Andared of Lenfald
Okay so I'm pretty much bubbling with excitement over this new GC, as it really presents a unique and thought-provoking storyline thus far.

First off: Sschmidt DIED?? :twitch:

Second: I totally called what was going to happen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_strategist/9350062951/ (look at my last comment when I address Caelan/Gary the Procrastinator) :lol:

Third: Want. More. Now.

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:52 pm
by Rifiröfi
Oh my goodness, that evil queen is, well, EVIL!

I really liked how you involved Wolfgang. :) To his defense, he hasn't stuck his head into the turkey because of his drunkness. He wanted to show the new queen his magical abilities by performing the awfully complicated illusion trick "here's the werewolf, where's the werewolf".

Furthermore, the best bits of a turkey are inside of it, so it seems logical to start with them, isn't it? There is an old werewolf saying "he chickened out", which just describes this approach. (there are other versions of the saying, like "he pigged out", but only the mightiest werewolves have been "elephanted out").

So Wolfgang is imprisoned... I am rather curious what happens next.

Cheers
Ádám

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:09 pm
by theboywarrior
I was in favor of the Queen! :cry: What is this trickery! When Shieldbury hears of this, the finest warriors will march on the capitol! To arms, my countrymen! We must revolt! :mad:

In all seriousness, fantastic story, and great builds! I don't necessarily appreciate the fact that the great Sir Marius, Captain of Shieldbury, is drunk and locked in a cell, but what happens happens.

Re: LCC - "The Coronation"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:13 pm
by Crazycrownieguy
theboywarrior wrote:I was in favor of the Queen! :cry: What is this trickery! When Shieldbury hears of this, the finest warriors will march on the capitol! To arms, my countrymen! We must revolt! :mad:

Please don't! While Hallfrost would love to march with Shieldbury on the capital to rescue Rufus Song, and the other prisoners, it may end with all of the prisoners dead, so I would personally advise against it until we know more.

Now on another note, great addition to the story :) While it was a bit unexpected (and I'm now wishing Rufus had declined the invitation) I'm eagerly sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for the release of GCV :D
CCG