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Flamestalker Sep 26, 2018 @ 1:38pm
Challenge #135: Retrieval of Monks Past
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Tagline: The Count made a sudden request, but why or what its about isn't clear. Why would he want these specific treasures?
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Challenge #135: Retrieval of Monks Past
Concept: Liort (and Manuel)
Story: Pikminenco
Runner: Flamestalker
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Liort, Noctua Spell, Pistax, Pikminenco, Blackvision


Story:
It was still early in the morning. Pinkerton needed three explorers to go on a special mission. He thought about who were the best candidates. This all had to happen in secrecy, which was why he did it so early during the day. He went past the rooms of Kwame and Molly to wake them up and tell them to meet him in the conference room in half an hour. He also went past the room of Bia only to find it empty. As he turned around Bia was standing there with sword in hand. Pinkerton explained why he needed her and she seemed to understand. She sheathed her sword and proceeded to the conference hall. Pinkerton followed suit.

After little more that half an hour everybody was present in the room.Molly and Kwame still looked a bit sleepy. Bia, who had her legs and arms crossed, on the other hand was looking at Pinkerton angrily and started to question why she stopped her training for this. Pinkerton tapped on the board to get everyone's attention.
''Thanks to all of you for coming here on such a short notice. I have received a request that can only be led by the three of you.'' Pinkerton said. Bia raised her arm while still looking frustrated.
''I will get to that in a moment don't worry.'' Pinkerton said. Bia lowered her arm and huffed in annoyance. Pinkerton continued the briefing. ''He has trusted you to take on this mission because of your experience from three years ago. He has also stated that there should be no scientists allowed in your crew. Are there any questions?'' Pinkerton asked. All three of the explorers raised their hand. Pinkerton sighed and pointed to Bia.
''Why?'' she asked. Pinkerton raised an eyebrow.
''What part isn't clear?'' he asked.
''All of it.'' Bia responded. Kwame and Molly lowered their hand and nodded. Pinkerton sighed again.
''Look I also have no idea why it is he only allowed it to be you three, but if the Count specifically asks for a set of people it is hard to deny.'' he said. Kwame lightened up a bit.
''I am sure I can combine this with some charity work.'' He said.
''I could practice my combat skills a bit more!'' Molly said enthusiastically. Pinkerton looked at Bia.
''Eh, sure.'' Bia said.
''But what about the scientists?'' Kwame asked.
''Euhh...all of them are busy with developing some new kind of scientific marvel. So that is why they can't be bothered right now.'' Molly raised her hand. Pinkerton responded.
''Yes what is it?''
''Even Min-Jeong?'' she asked.
''Especially Min-Jeong.'' he responded while sweating. The three look at each other.
''What could she possibly be working on that's so important?'' Molly asked. Kwame laughed and answered.
''Perhaps another method to keep Pinkerton in check.'' The three explorers laughed loudly.

Pinkerton smacked his hand on the table next to him to regain order. The others got quiet.
''The Count has asked you to bring back these specific things.'' Pinkerton said pointed at the objects on the board. The explorers examined the board with a questioning look.
''Why does he want these things anyway? What use do they have to him?'' Kwame asked
Pinkerton raised his shoulders.
''He didn't specify. He was dead set on wanting these treasures though.'' he said. Bia raised her hand again and looked even more angry than when they started.
''And....and that is all the information I have. I trust that this will be another successful expedition. Now if you will excuse me I have to go to some places to not get blackmailed.'' Pinkerton said and left the room in a hurry.


Rules:
  • Your captain must be Kwame, Bia or Molly
  • you cannot bring any Scientists
  • You get bonus points for bringing back the following treasures: Medieval Devil, Archaeopteryx Fossil, Nordic Bracelet, Urquchillay Idol, Emerged Snail and Living Crystal
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Scoring:
Your Score is your Renown + 500 Bonus Points for each of the listed treasures you bring back. And you get another 2000 Points if you bring back all six!

The treasures are: Medieval Devil, Archaeopteryx Fossil, Nordic Bracelet, Urquchillay Idol, Emerged Snail and Living Crystal

If you dont have 'More-to-Explore' then the treasures are: Medieval Devil, Alchemist Flask, Nordic Bracelet, Unicorn Tapestry, Emerged Snail and Liddlesdale Sword

  • BRONZE: 3000 Points(1MP*)
  • SILVER: 8000 Points(2MP*)
  • GOLD: 13000 Points(3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: The highest scoring entry (that reached gold) with each captain(3MP+**)
* Number of medal points awarded when playing on Classic Difficulty. Easy and Normal give less, according to these rules.
Gold and Platinum medals may only be achieved without losing, though Silver and Bronze are still possible to get with just the Record sheet for that trip.
** The platinum medal is extraordinary and can only be achieved on Classic or Impossible difficulty without losing. It doesn't increase Medal Points further than a Gold medal, but we will track how many you have.

How to participate
You can participate with a highscore, a story or both.

Stories
Write a story. Use the Challenge theme as an inspiration by looking at the constraints. Find other stories in the Fan Story directory or by looking at previous challenges.
Post your story in a new topic in these forums.
Also link to it to this thread with a comment: Include the first paragraph/few lines of your story in the post here to show readers what your story is about.

Highscores
Play the game according to the challenge rules and in Adventure mode.
Post in this topic a screenshot of your Win Screen*, right after the ceremony or your Leaderboard record.* Also include a text version of your score with the submission to allow for error checking.
Submit by 12:00 noon CEST, 03/10/2018(Or 10/03/2018 for those using MM/DD/YY)
(click here for your local time equivalent [www.timebie.com])
NOTE: Only one score will be accepted - only one submission for each player please. If you wish to enter a new score, please edit your initial entry and make it clear which score you are submitting, and add the word "EditGreenlight" to the entry so we can see immediately when the result needs updating.
*If you forget to screenshot the Win screen, you can also enter with a screenshot of your Leaderboards: Go to Main Menu > Leaderboards > Local > click the entry that matches your submission game > screenshot those details.

Game Version
Must be Build 508 or later

Story ideas
What are all the Scientist doing? Why did the count want these explorers and treasures specifically? Is Pinkerton getting blackmailed!?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #134: Entourage Appreciation Day
Last edited by Flamestalker; Sep 27, 2018 @ 1:41pm
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FraggleJock Sep 27, 2018 @ 4:15am 
Heya a Molly run to start this ball running. hadn't adventured with Molly or Bia so tried Molly to start

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1524852540

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1524856230

thought the leaderboard was so much nicer to see the treasures

6x500+2000 +16528= 21528 EditGreenlight

Some lessons were learnt from the first run but was real lucky to survive past Hungary

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1524863469

it was horrible.

Last edited by FraggleJock; Sep 29, 2018 @ 1:22am
Flamestalker Sep 27, 2018 @ 11:07am 
For those who do not have the 'More-to-Explore' expansion can use this treasure list: Medieval Devil, Alchemist Flask, Nordic Bracelet, Unicorn Tapestry, Emerged Snail and Liddlesdale Sword
Punktilious Sep 27, 2018 @ 11:12pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1524600340
How do you get 15K. That is insane.

5633+5x500=8133.

Living Crystal is a pain, and I hate the raptor queen. I lost two full games to her and to hell with that. Rabble rabble. Submitting this, for now. Maybe I should try copying the teams of more successful people. Worked out last time.
andy88873 Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:00pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1526272082

that's my score.

7681+500x1=8181

I did not aim to the treasures, just uncasually play through. This is probably the only trial before the deadline.
Last edited by andy88873; Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:12pm
adambomb76 Sep 30, 2018 @ 12:27am 
though I'm not participating these days I'm glad to see the community is keeping the weekly challenges alive and strong! :)
drykid Oct 1, 2018 @ 12:25pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1528046255

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1528046868
(Treasures)

Renown:11623
Bonus Points
M - 500
A - 500
L - 500
1500
Score: 13123
Just barely scraped a gold, phew! :reexcited:
Last edited by drykid; Oct 2, 2018 @ 7:30am
DHBTVS Oct 1, 2018 @ 1:18pm 
Man... These treasures just would not go my way. Finally decided to just finish with a missing treasure. Thank to the discord community for helping me get better, being very patient and helpful with all my questions.

Anyway

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1528085561

13038 Base renown + 2500 from treasures= 15538. Gold (possibly platinum as of right now, but no way that is going to stand as highest by the end of the week) Too may llama idols and snails refusing to spawn for me!

I finally got a perfect andes at least.
Peets Oct 1, 2018 @ 4:00pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1528189090

My highest score ever, had a great team.
Still wondering how to get science so high.

9343 + 5 x 500 = 11843 score
I took a gamble for the 6th treasure but it was the wrong one. Not enough food left :(
Can't get any penalties against the queen!
Jostone Oct 3, 2018 @ 7:16am 
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1529347623

Renown: 8071
Trasures: 4x500=2000
Total: 10071
Last edited by Jostone; Oct 3, 2018 @ 7:47am
Flamestalker Oct 3, 2018 @ 12:20pm 
Welcome back everyone, our throwback to the first ever challenge is now at an end.

andy88873 is our newest challenger, lets give him a warm welcome.

Results
Player
Renown
Score
Medal
Captain
1st Crew Member:
2nd Crew Member:
Main Resource
Attitude
SigSig
18040
23040
Platinum
Kwame
Hojo
Hildegard
Research
Friendly
FraggleJock
16528
21528
Platinum
Molly
Hildegard
Dolores
Research
Aggressive
DHBTVS
13038
15538
Platinum
Bia
Hildegard
Jan-Piet
Status
Aggressive
drykid
11623
13123
Gold
Kwame
Ivan
Kiwi
Research
Friendly
Peets
9343
11843
Silver
Kwame
Hildegard
Phailin
Gold
Friendly
Jostone
8071
10071
Silver
Bia
Charles
Kiwi
Status
Devious
andy88873
7681
8181
Silver
Bia
Harry
Charles
Status
Aggressive
Punktilious
5633
8133
Silver
Kwame
Maria
Molly
Status
Friendly

A lot of you got close, but only Sigsig and FraggleJock managed to get all 6 items. Thanks to you two I get to do this twice. Bring back MANUEL! Bring back MANUEL!

Overall a solid week, everyone got atleast one of the treasures and everyone got a Silver medal or higher. Nice job everyone. :reexcited:

Captain Averages
Captain
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Kwame
4
50.00%
14034
Molly
1
12.00%
21528
Bia
3
37.00%
11263

Resource Averages
Main Resource:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Gold
1
12.00%
11843
Status
4
50.00%
10480
Research
3
37.00%
19230
Total:
8

A great week for Science, even with all the scientists busy.

Attitude Averages
Attitude:
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Friendly
4
50.00%
14034
Devious
1
12.00%
10071
Aggressive
3
37.00%
15082
Total:
8

Mostly Friendly and Aggressive, given who the captains were its not much of a surprise

Crew Averages
Crew Members
Amount:
Percentage:
Score Average:
Charles
2
12.00%
9126
Dolores
1
6.00%
21528
Harry
1
6.00%
8181
Hildegard
4
25.00%
17987
Ivan
1
6.00%
13123
Jan-Piet
1
6.00%
15538
Kiwi
2
12.00%
11597
Maria
1
6.00%
8133
Molly
1
6.00%
8133
Hojo
1
6.00%
23040
Phailin
1
6.00%
11843
Total:
16

A lot of Hildegard this week, she was on half the teams this week. Her score is really good too, with only Hojo and Dolores having a higher average.

Well that's it for now, hope to see you all again in the next one
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