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Challenge #145: Cool Bananas


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Challenge #145: Cool Bananas
Concept: Blackvision, Zale
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Pistax, Blackvision, Zale, Flamestalker, Liort, Noctua Spell

Tagline : Time for a field trip! Find the most amazing primates in the world

(This challenge is brought to you by Zale's meme skills)

A group of explorers were sitting at the table in the lobby. All of them were looking over a large book that Pinkerton bought for the library. Even Harry seemed to be interested. It was a rare sight to see so many people around one table when there was no loot involved.
''Truly amazing! Is that what they really look like?'' Emilia asked. Hildegard overheard the ruckus from across the room. She walked towards the group to investigate.
''So what is in the newspaper today?'' she asked, even though she knew they were not looking at a newspaper, she just wanted to join the conversation.
''This book is way better than a boring old newspaper!'' Jan-Piet said. Hildegard climbed on the chair and looked at the book. It was a thick book with a strong cover. The page that was currently open showed a drawing of a large tiger on one side and a detailed description on the other.
''It is a book about all the animals in the world. Some of them are very well drawn.'' Dolores commends. Amir started laughing. ''Like a dumb brute such as yourself would know what they even look like.'' he said mockingly. Dolores slammed her hands on the table.
''I have wrestled many strange creatures and won fighting all of them. Knowing your enemy is top priority in wrestling so I gather as much information of them as possible.'' she said angrily. Victor seemed intrigued.
''Really? What kind of creatures?'' he asked. Dolores put her hands on her hips.
''Why don't you take a guess?'' she said proudly.
''Wolves?'' Emilia asked.
''Yep, done that!''
''Bears?'' Hildegard asked.
''Leopards?'' Amir asked.
''Childs play.''
''Ivan?'' Jan-Piet asked
''Around 5 times now, won all of them.''
''Lions?'' Victor asked.
''Multiple at once. Come on guys! All of those aren't even that dangerous. I’ve wrestled giant gorillas at! come up with something better!'' Dolores teased. Hildegard was deep in thought.
''Euhm, excuse me but...what is a 'gorilla'?''she asked. The other explorers seemed a bit surprised.
''You really don't know what a gorilla is?'' Emilia asked. Hildegard shook her head.
''Ridiculous! Luckily we have this book to show you it.'' Victor said and grabbed the book and turned to the first page.
''Go..ril..la! Page 105.'' he said and started turning the pages. After a short while he reached it and put the book back on the table.
''Here you go! Lo and behold!''
Hildegard looked at the picture and quickly jumped from her chair.
''What in tarnation is that! I refuse to believe that such a thing even exists!'' she said in disgust.
''I you really wanted to see one I could get one on command right now, Tommy is just down the hallway. Want me to call him'' Amir asked. All the other explorers covered their ears.
''No thanks! We are fine!'' Victor said.
''It is still very weird that you’ve never seen one before. Maybe we can show you one together. One that is found in the wild and not at the end of this hallway.'' Jan-Piet said. Hildegard jumped up from joy.
''That sounds amazing! We should go right away!''

  • You cannot bring Scientists, Natural Rogues, Natural Athletes or Natural Survivalists
  • You must go to the Caribbean, Emerged Island and Shangri-La
  • You must end the game with either an overal Devious or Aggressive Attitude
  • You get bonus points for every Giant Ape you beat Deviously/Aggressively
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your score is your Renown + Bonus Points

You get 3000 bonus points for every Giant Ape you defeat Deviously or Aggressively
  • BRONZE: 4000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 8000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 13000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 18000 Points (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, 12/12/2018
(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
Must be Build 512 or later

Story ideas: How will they find the right animal? What animals has Dolores not wrestled before? How has Hildegard never seen a Gorilla before in three years of exploring?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #144: Silent Run - click here