Renowned Explorers: International Society

Renowned Explorers: International Society

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Flamestalker Sep 6, 2018 @ 12:24am
Challenge #134: Entourage Appreciation Day
Challenge #134:Entourage Appreciation Day
Concept: Blackvision
Development: Flamestalker
Runner: Flamestalker
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Blackvision, Pistax, Pikminenco, Liort, Noctua Spell, Welsh Dragon, Claufi and the Monks of Abbey Games

Anna, Harry, Victor, Yvonne and Rivaleux were standing on the porch of the society.
They were looking at Pinkerton clumsily placing a large banner above the society's main entrance.
When the banner was in place he carefully walked down the ladder, stretched his back and turned to the five explorers.
''I present to you the special theme this year to celebrate an important aspect to the society.'' Pinkerton said while presenting the banner.
The text on the banner was hard to read, even though the letters were huge.
It looked like an ancient, barbaric language.
It was just Pinkerton's terrible handwriting, which made reading it really difficult.
Also the fact that the sun was shining over the society made it everything but easier.
The explorers on the porch were putting their hands above their eyes to try and read the banner.

''Can somebody tell me again why we are looking at these ancient hieroglyphs and not at me?'' Rivaleux asked.
''Whatever it may say it is probably way more important than you.'' Yvonne said.
Pinkerton looked back at the banner. ''It's not
that hard to read is it?''
''Let's put that to the test shall we.'' Rivaleux said.
He turned around, grabbed Hildegard who was walking by and lifted her onto his shoulder.
''Okay Hildegard, what does that banner say.''
Hildegard squinted her eyes. ''I.....don't know what it says.''
''Well if you can't read it then nobody can.'' Rivaleux concluded.
Pinkerton, now slightly annoyed, explained what it said to clear up the confusion.
''It says 'Entourage Appreciation Day', or EAD for short.
They also need some recognition for all the things we accomplish.''
''Pff, we don't need a holiday regarding the entourages. What we do need is more Rivaleux Appreciation Day, even the abbreviation rolls right of the tongue.'' Rivaleux said.
Pinkerton put his right hand over his eyes. ''We already have four of those every year.''
''Or even better, we need something that everyone can enjoy, like Hildegard Appreciation Day!'' she said and a small amount of confetti was thrown from her sleeves.
''Hahaha, now this girl gets it. Let's go and eat some entourage cake.'' Rivaleux said.
''WHOOOOOOOOOOO entourage cake!'' Hildegard said excitedly.
The two walk off, leaving the rest with Pinkerton and the banner.

''They made a cake out of entourages?'' Harry asked surprised.
''Now that got morbid really fast.'' Victor said.
''But for how long do we have to 'appreciate' them?'' Anna asked.
''Only one expedition, that shouldn't be too hard.'' Pinkerton said.
''What!? An entire expedition?''Harry asked surprised. His hat fell on the ground, he scratched the back of his head and picked his hat from the ground.
''But...some of them are weird.'' Harry said with a worried look.
''That is not a..'' ''Like, really
really weird'' Harry continued through Pinkertons remark.
''I am sure that if we judge ourselves a bit more we would also be pretty weird.'' Pinkerton said to Harry.
''Not me.'' Yvonne said. ''I am the pinnacle of perfection.'' she said while adjusting her fur collar.
''Yeah right.'' Anna said sarcastically .''But do these people really deserve their own holiday?'' Anna asked sceptically.
''I think they deserve it.''Victor said.
''I haven't thought about it until now but sometimes I have made entire strategies revolving around a trick one of them taught me.'' Victor states.
Harry wanted to open a discussion about EAD, but when he noticed the person who was walking to Victor from the street all he could do was smirk.
''Victor!'' the voice of an old man said.
Victor recognizes that voice anywhere, and he hated it. It was the voice of Minet the impressionist painter.
''I expect that we will be spending a lot of time together these few days'' Minet said.
Victor turned around and faced Minet. ''Actually I was going to help Harry with something. Isn't that right Harry?'' Victor said hoping his father would fall for it.
''No man, I...euhm... promised to help Anna with one of her experiments so we can push our little thing to next week.'' Harry said with a large smile on his face.
''You traitor.'' Victor said bolstering his fist.
Minet grabbed Victor by the arm and walked towards the society. ''We will start with painting'' he said. Victor was struggling trying to get of Minet's grip but it would not work

Anna had some more questions about EAD.
''So what is the course of action for this week?''
Pinkerton started to explain. ''Instead of them teaching you something and then leaving them behind you will bring the entourage with you on the expeditions. Here they will give you a request which you have to fulfil as a payment for their blessing.''
Yvonne commented. ''But I don't want to take Pinkerton with me on expeditions.''
''You know I'm still here.''
''Oh I am fully aware.'' Yvonne said.
''Fine then. Pinkerton, you are part of my entourage now. And while you tell me your request can I also ask you some things about this stupid holiday?'' Anna said while turning on her electrical device
''Euhm...I'm afraid not, I .....have to find Jasmine the Calligrapher. She needs to help me with my handwriting.'' He said and quickly ran away.

  • Every explorer can be the captain or on the crew
  • Each entourage you recruit has a request for you. If you meet the requirements of their request at the end of the game you will get additional points towards the challenge. You can find all the requests > Here <[]
  • Add screenshots of your Entourages, explorer passports, inventory, research, etc. so we can verify which request you completed
  • You have 2 weeks to enter this time
  • Also, if you participate in this challenge and join our Discord[], you have a chance to win a key for Reus, Renowned Explorers, or one of the DLCs! To participate, just join our Discord server and add your Discord name to your post here, and you'll automatically join in the draw.
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your Score is your Renown + Bonus points

You score bonus points for every Request you complete for Specialist you've recruited.
The list of Requests can be found > Here <[]

You'll score twice as many Medal Points for the Hall of Fame this challenge
  • BRONZE: 10000 Points (2MP*)
  • SILVER: 22000 Points (4MP*)
  • GOLD: 35000 Points (6MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 50000 Points (6MP++**)
* 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.

The Chairman's Suggestions
Be sure to take a good look at all the request before you head out, knowing is half the battle after all. You can find all the requests > Here <[]

And dont forget to add screenshots of your Entourages, explorer passports, inventory, research, etc. so we can verify which request you completed

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

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.

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, 26/09/2018 (Or 09/26/2018 for those using MM/DD/YY)
(click here for your local time equivalent [])
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.

Dont forget the screenshots, otherwise we cant verify which requests you completed

Game Version
Must be played on Build #501 or later

Story ideas:
Did everyone have a good time at the celebration? Which specialists and requests were the most popular? Will Pinkerton's handwriting ever be readable again? How many years will Renowned Explorers continue to get new content?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #133: Overcoming the Teacher - click here
Last edited by Flamestalker; Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:02am
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Flamestalker Sep 6, 2018 @ 12:26am 
Announcement: The challenge has be extended for another week, so if you haven't had time to enter yet or want to try again and improve your run you can still try until 26 September

Announcement: "If you participate in this challenge and join our Discord[], you have a chance to win a key for Reus, Renowned Explorers, or one of the DLCs! To participate, just join our Discord server and add your Discord name to your post here, and you'll automatically join in the draw. Winners will be announced on Thursday, 27th of September" AbbeyRutger
Last edited by Flamestalker; Sep 26, 2018 @ 12:05pm
Commander Felix Sep 6, 2018 @ 8:52am 
Good luck everyone :reexcited:
Jeysie Sep 6, 2018 @ 9:30am 
''WHOOOOOOOOOOO entourage cake!'' Hildegard said excitedly.
''They made a cake out of entourages?'' Harry asked surprised.

I see Harry and I operate on the same wavelength.
drykid Sep 7, 2018 @ 12:56am
Renown: 20 757

Vigilante 2000 + DYNAMO 2500
Three Skulls, Ellegard 2000
Three Ladies, Pacinotti 2000
Egypt Emerged and Lost, Derya 2500
Won the Battle Royale, among other things, Ylmiz 2500
James Cook 3000 (Dont have a screenshot of the supplies but the numbers add up, 8 base, 2 from RE:IS membership, 3 from engineering, 4 from barterers, and 4 from nature studies: totalling 21)
Lvl 5 Survivalist, Willy 3000
4 Tech trees complete, Donna 4000
Regina: fed her Vigilantes dog food and let her chew on the brachiosaurus (but don't tell Anna) 2000
Total Bonus Points: 25 500
Total Score: 46 257

Phew, and i thought last weeks challenge had a lot of screenshots. I might try this again some time to see if can break Plat, since i made a lot of big mistakes.
(discord name is drykid)
Last edited by drykid; Sep 10, 2018 @ 12:06pm
sch Sep 7, 2018 @ 3:41am 
Hello, so, no requests for Madrid Entourage ?
Flamestalker Sep 7, 2018 @ 4:36am 
Originally posted by sch:
Hello, so, no requests for Madrid Entourage ?
No, giving every single specialist a request would have made the list too long, so Madrid was largely cut. A few of the more noteworthy ones from Madrid (such as Chairman Pinkerton) are under the miscellaneous category though
Last edited by Flamestalker; Sep 7, 2018 @ 5:39am
charles_watkins Sep 8, 2018 @ 8:52am 
This is brilliant. It would be an outstanding new feature for the game.
sch Sep 9, 2018 @ 2:11pm 
Last edited by sch; Sep 10, 2018 @ 4:48pm
Noctua Spell Sep 10, 2018 @ 1:28pm 
Alright this went pretty well, for some reason I always break my personal record with this team when I am not even trying. Though it would have been nice for score to not have Marinus show up >:(
Donna (4 research trees) 4000 + Pachinotti (3 ladies) 2000 + Vigilante (see dynamo picture, lvl 3 engi and unequipped hook) 2000 + admiral Rashe Reis (4 different continents) 2500 + Dynamo (lvl 5 engi with automata) 2500 + James Cook (22 supplies >20 ) 3000 + Wild whistlin' Willy (lvl 5 surv) 3000 + Tupi (lvl 6 arch + storytelling) 4000
Does battle royale count as extreme enough for ylmiz xD? anyway excluded here in this score calculation, thus: 23k points from entourage + 23k renown = 46k Score :D
Last edited by Noctua Spell; Sep 10, 2018 @ 1:38pm
Atari Sep 10, 2018 @ 5:18pm 
Discord: Atari (I'll hope for Reus (or Godhood! :happycthulhu:) since I splurged on the DLC a couple days ago.

Hey community! I'm still noobing things up but thought I'd give this challenge a try. Managed around 16k total score. I have no idea how some of you get 10k renown!

11,500 + 5,073 = TOTAL SCORE: 16,573 (Bronze)

Renown: 5,073

Gen Disby - 55 attack on all - 3,000

Vigilante - Lvl 3 engineer & unequipped grapple hook - 2,000

Vizier Ibrahim Izbat - lvl 4 beguiler w/coach whistle - 2,500

Pepe the Destroyer - lvl 4 diplomat - 2,000 points

Professor Pachinotti - All ladies - 2,000 points
whalesharker Sep 10, 2018 @ 6:19pm 
The run went poorly and I had to play it safe at the end, but at least I managed to finish it.
Entourage challenges complete:
EDIT: I managed to forget to actually put the screenshots in so here they are:

Vasilisa: Maria has more than 30 grit if you count the equipment.
Sheik Uthman: Unless I miscounted, I think I managed to get 10 journalists.
Heinrich: I don't have any level 4+ naturalists.
Dirt: Harry is a level 6 rogue.
Jebram: I found the Hungarian Mix.

So that's 2889 + 2000 + 2500 + 2000 + 3000 + 2500 = 14889 points (or 12889 if the bonus from Maria's saw doesn't count).
All in all, I'd say I did better than I expected.
Last edited by whalesharker; Sep 13, 2018 @ 8:31am
DHBTVS Sep 10, 2018 @ 7:29pm 
I joined Discord, name is crazyguy_co

My first challenge completed.... few things didn't go right but still got a medal, even if its just silver

EditGreenlight - bumped my score up to gold. Last island didn't have the spawns I was hoping for. Probably should have gone lost island for the bigger rewards, (i thought voodoo head was a guaranteed spawn? did they change the node type, or something?)

9752 Base Renown

Entourage shots

Research Tree

Related recovered treasures


Suh Min-Jeong



Pachinotti- all girls, though one might be young, the perv! 2000

Vigilante- Anna is level 3 engineer, have the grappling hook in inventory 2000

Bobo- Kiwi goes above and beyond with 7 survivalist and cooking 2000

Jebram- Have his gunpowder 2500

Derya- Went to Egypt, caribean and emerged island 2500

Monkey- Got both the banana and the 100 year old fruit 2500

James Cook- Not sure how to show food? But 8+2+4+4+2+5 is 24. Heck woulda gotten 20 even without the history research variable 3000

Wild Whistlin' Willy- Kiwi again went above and beyond, with level 7 survivalist. 3000

Tupi- Min-Jeong is level 6 archeologist and storyteller 4000

Donna Evita- Have 4 trees, plus 2 extra researches 4000

Doctor Voodoo- dang head either didn't spawn or they changed the node flag on it :/ 0

Lady Vaduva- close but a few coins shy 0

The Ambassador- Don't own Reus, so... nope. 0


9752+6000+7500+6000+8000= 37252

A better last island might have gotten me there... i don't think i have the energy to try again for platinum... a better spread of the rio guys woulda let me go to lost island instead for more base renown and the doggy (not that i had any bones for the dog... unless it wants to play fetch with a scepter/stick?) and probably would have gotten me the coin I needed, but even then not sure it would have been enough. Maybe if I got the 2k for reus as well, then i'd have been right on the cusp

Ah well, a fun challenge, so fun I did it twice! Looking forward to being active with these challenges in the future!
Last edited by DHBTVS; Sep 18, 2018 @ 2:48am
FraggleJock Sep 10, 2018 @ 11:11pm

Team Passport

Entourage part 1:

Pacinotti: Girls Night Out
Vigilante: Phailin lvl 6 Eng +grappling hook in inventory
Gudmund: 15 requests filled
Pinkerton: The calligrapher is hired (See Part 2) and a grand minister in Inventory
Vasilisa: Phailin and Bia both have over 30 grit
Madame Rivaleaux: Took her to see her son in Shangri-La and had dinner with mine last night
Izbat: Marie is an excellent Head Chef

Entourage part 2:

D.Y.A.N.M.O : See phailin @ VIgilante
Dirt : Phailin lvl 6 Rogue
Bobo: Marie is an Excellent Head Chef
The Ambassador: What is Reus??? 0pts
James Cook:
Yellowbeard: 11 Rank A's
Flavia Fernandez: Phailin is lvl 6 eng with piloting and Bia lvl Tac
Evita: 4 trees
Entourage part 3:

Melek: Legendary Tactitians armor, Legendary Green Gloves, Corsairs Coin, Legendary Book of Joy, Grappling Hook (I forgot to keep my Highland Insignia)

Stockholm 5x2000 10000
Constantinople 3x2500 7500
San Francisco 2x3000 6000
Copacabana 3x4000 12000
Miscellaneous 2x2000 4000

39500 + 26248 = 65748 Edit Greenlight

After my adventure with Anna I thought I'd try Phailin. I'd never got the hang of playing Phailin always failing to get a nice score. But this time I had a plan and it involved Mali with Vigilante and The Star of Africa, after the 20th failure it changed to Vigilante and not the Elephant's graveyard. finally after who knows how many more failures and Saturday disappearing into the Void the stars finally aligned (Editing this post was a nightmare :D)
Last edited by FraggleJock; Sep 15, 2018 @ 7:45pm
Noctua Spell Sep 11, 2018 @ 10:31am 
Originally posted by whalesharker:
The run went poorly and I had to play it safe at the end, but at least I managed to finish it.
Entourage challenges complete:
Vasilisa: Maria has more than 30 grit if you count the equipment.
Sheik Uthman: Unless I miscounted, I think I managed to get 10 journalists.
Heinrich: I don't have any level 4+ naturalists.
Dirt: Harry is a level 6 rogue.
Jebram: I found the Hungarian Mix.

So that's 2889 + 2000 + 2500 + 2000 + 3000 + 2500 = 14889 points (or 12889 if the bonus from Maria's saw doesn't count).
All in all, I'd say I did better than I expected.

You'll need screenshots to show you have these :)
whodinis Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:51am 
I'm not good at planning all the expeditions beforehand, so i missed several Requests, because i chose the wrong Specialists. Still, my Score for this time is as follows:

Team: Dolores (Captain), Bia and Hildegard
Renown: 15497

Bonus Points:
Olaf - I climbed Tiger Mountain and brought the Shambala Key of Strength as proof (2000)
Bobo - Dolores is a LvL 5 Survivalist and can cook (2000)
Vasilisa - Bia is not a Scout, but still has 34 Grit (2000)
Rasha - I visited Mali, Highlands, the Archipelago and Shangri-La which are on 4 different continents (2500)
Hammerhead - Bia is a Tactician LvL 6 and Hildegard is an Engineer LvL 4 (3000)
Tupi - Dolores is an Archaeologist LvL 6 and can tell exciting stories about all her expeditions (4000)
Madame Rivaleux - I told my mother, that i love her cooking. It always tastes sooo good. :D I hope that counts, I cannot post a picture for that. (2000)

Total Points: 15497 + 17500 = 32997 (Silver)

Below are all the Screenshots as Proof for my achievements.
Victory Screen:
Tiger Mountain:
Last edited by whodinis; Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:52am
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