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Challenge #123: The New Rivaleux

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Challenge #123: The New Rivaleux

Post by Ullissen » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm

Challenge #123: The New Rivaleux
Concept: Blackvision
Story: Annanass
Runner: Flamestalker
Contributions from: Blackvision, acidphoenix, Liort, Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Pistax

Min-Jeong walked quickly through the hallways until she finally ran into Hildegard: "Hildegard, you have to see this!" She dragged her by the arm in the direction she just came from. "What's going on?", Hildegard asked nervously, "Have you seen a ghost? You look terrible!" Min-Jeong shook her head but kept marching on. They took a turn left here, a right turn there until Min-Jeong finally came to a stop. Hildegard looked at her with a mixture of anxiety and curiosity.
"What is going on? Why are we in front of Yu's room?"
"Well, I sneaked into his room to clean the files from our last expedition because you know how untidy he is!"
Hildegard looked flabberghasted. "You what?"
"Well, nevermind that now!", Min-Jeong snapped. "Look at this!" She opened the door and stepped in, Hildegard followed her but nearly toppled back out again.

There were dozen Rivaleuxs looking at her. The wardrobe in the corner war slightly open and they could see a French looking long blue coat with an orange collar. There was also a book called "The Speaker's guide to being amazing" lying on the desk. Hildegard just stared at it openmouthed. "Wow" was all she could stammer. "Right?", Min-Jeong answered. "I knew he was a fan, but this is just too much!" Suddenly the door behind them swung shut with a loud bang. They turned around and looked directly at Yu who in turn looked quite angry back at them.

"What are you doing in my room? I should install traps here!"
"I was just trying to clean it. Your mess makes me anxious!", Min-Jeong answered. "And why do you have this much Rivaleux stuff in your room?"
"What's that to do with you? You know, I like him." Yu shot back.
"You don't just like him!" Hildegard exclaimed, "you actually want to become him!!!"
"No, I don't! But he is a superb captain and I need to find out as much about him as I possibly can. So I can become the best explorer of all times once he retires."
"So you just want to copy his every move?" Hildegard asked.
"Yeah, basically. What is wrong with it?" Yu answered.
"Well," Hildegard said "there are loads of better explorers - and captains - out there. Rivaleux's time has long passed. Haven't you looked at the all time hall of fame? dman and der Erlöser are by far better than him." [or insert other people in here :p ]
"They are just profiting from the work others did before them. Rivaleux was the first to go through Shangri-La. He was the first in most places we always revisit for new treasures. You could never do what he did!"
Min-Jeong narrowed her eyes "Yes, we could!"
"Prove it then", Yu answered. "Let's make a bet. Everybody can go and try to copy his first great expedition. It will be easier than for him because it has already been done a thousand times. But I still bet you that nobody gets even close to his success. I will judge and if inevitably nobody wins, you will invite him to the summer party that Pedrinho throws next month."
"And if we win?" Min-Jeong asked.
"Then I will get rid of that suit. It doesn't fit me anyway."
"And you'll stop reading beguiler books and focus on your own strength!!", Hilgegard added. "Fiiiine", Yu shrugged. "Let's tell the others then."[/i]

  • You must go to the following expeditions: Caribbean, Egypt, Highlands, Shangri-La.
  • Anyone can be Captain, except Yu.
  • Anyone can be on the crew
  • Show that you can get more Renown than Rivaleux (or even better that you can exactly match Rivaleux's score)
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your score is your Renown. For Platinum you have to get as close to 2500 as possible
  • BRONZE: 3000 Renown (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 8000 Renown (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 15000 Renown (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: Exactly 2500 Renown! Or between 2475 - 2525 Renown (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.

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 CET, 13/06/2018 (Or 06/13/2018 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.

Game Version
Game version must be #489 or later.

Story ideas: Who will Yu's new idol be? What other discoveries did Suh make in Yu's room? Who is actually (secretly) at the top of the Hall of Fame right now? (10MP*)

For the previous challenge - Challenge #122: Explora Europa - click here

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