Contributions from: Liort, Noctua Spell, Flamestalker, Blackvision, Pikminenco
Pinkerton was in a huff as the explorers filed into the meeting hall. They were all curious what this was about, why an emergency meeting? It wasn't often that all of them were asked to gather at once. Heck, even Virginia James and Glenn McRea were here, and they NEVER came to these meetings.
"What is the meaning of calling this during lunch?" Jan-Piet grumbled, getting assent from Dolores and Kiwi.
"I'm sorry, but its an emergency, couldn't wait another minute" Pinketon says, nearly tripping over his own words in his rush to get them out. "If everyone will have a seat, I will explain."
"Can't sit, new leg is acting up" Phillipe replied, standing in a corner "but I'm listening"
"Fine, fine" Pinkerton looked around to make sure everyone was there. Only Hans, Elvy, Turgut and Alim had yet to make appearances. But this couldn't wait. "Bia please tell them what you told me this morning"
Bia stood and looked over the crowd "Last night, one of my contacts came in. He brought me plans for an attack. An attack on this very building, by the anti-explorers"
The room exploded into chatter, Victor calling out the vile enemy for its treachery, while Hildegarde was in near tears of terror while Emilia tried to comfort her. It took several minutes for Pinkerton to get them back in order
"The good news is, we have a few days before the attack. Enough time to prepare. What we need then, is a proper defense. I want a team of explorers to go out and get anything they can that will help us. Bring it back quick, and we will show those rapscallions what for"
The explorers cheered. Various ones called out their specific requests. "A new harder broom!" shouted Hojo. Molly replied "My weapon is just fine, but ran out of warpaint". Even Kwame was getting into it, offering the carry the war banner rather than actually fight.
Bia interupted the cheering for a moment, "Now lets just make sure we aren't getting second rate knock offs. Best our collection party be led by someone with plenty of experience with weapons so we don't come home with a bunch of junk." A few of the scouts looked to argue, but a glance at Bia's face was enough to keep them quiet. Within minutes, the a group had been formed and set out to prepare.
- Your Captain must be a Fighter (except Dolores)
- Anyone can be on your crew
- You get bonus points for collecting Weapons and Armor (full list below)
- You must play on Adventure mode.
Your Score is your Renown + Bonus Points
You get a 1000 bonus points for each of the following treasures and items:
Celtic Horned Helmet, Executioner's Axe, Sword of Justice, Ulfberth Sword, Viking Helmet, Viking Shield, Freyja's Spear, Songhai Sword, Caribbean Dagger, Hungarian Mix, Liddesdale Sword, Warpaint, Sacred Dagger, Hero's Banner, Egyptian Scimitar, Royal Kris, Roche's Anchor, Baba Yaga's Broom, Victor's Rapier
- BRONZE: 5000 Points (1MP*)
- SILVER: 11000 Points (2MP*)
- GOLD: 18000 Points (3MP*)
- PLATINUM: 24000 Points (3MP+**)
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 CEST, 24/10/2018(Or 10/24/2018for 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 to add a screenshot of your inventory if you have some of the items
Must be Build 508 or later
Story ideas: Where are the missing explorers? How does the battle turn out? Does anyone get hurt? Does Hildegarde ever get her courage up enough to help?
For the previous challenge - Challenge #137: Talented Talker - click here