Challenge #153: Surprising Party

Challenge #153: Surprising Party
Concept: Blackvision
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Liort, Blackvision, Pistax, Noctua Spell

After another exciting expedition on the Caribbean Islands Jan-Piet returns to the society with a large crate of goodies from the area. He hopes that all these finds will help him elevate to a higher status in the society. He puts down the crate in front of the society's main door. Before he opens the door he notices a lot of chattering coming from the hallway. Seeing his chance to show off to the others he grabs the crate and loudly slams the door open. The people look towards him and he holds up the large crate.
''That might have been the best expedition I,ve ever had! These items hold countless exciting and thrilling stories with them.'' Jan-Piet says proudly. There is a moment of silence before everyone walks on. Jan-Piet is surprised, how is no-one interested in his stories? He sees everyone is carrying party related items, from beach balls to palm trees. However he has still no idea why. He then notices Maria ordering people around and sending them to the other side of the hallway where Earl is setting up the party props. After sending a few people to Earl
she turns around and notices Jan-Piet.
''Ah there you are! We have been looking for you?'' she says. Jan-Piet smiles.
''Is it because you want to hear what dangerous tasks I had to go through to get these amazing treasures?'' he asks while showing her the treasures from the crate. Maria puts down the clipboard on a nearby table.
''Not exactly. We need you for something else.'' she says while placing her hand on Jan-Piet's upper arm. ''We some of that muscle of yours to drag around some party supplies.'' she says. Jan-Piet rolls his eyes.
''Another one of those? Is this Pedrinho's idea again?'' Jan-Piet asks. Maria shakes her head. ''Quite the opposite in fact. We decided to throw him a surprise party for always being positive and keeping us in a good mood.'' she says.
Jan-Piet puts down the crate he was carrying.
''There is no way you can keep a party secret from Pedrinho. He has like a sixth sense for anything party related.''
Maria smiles. ''Don't worry, we thought about that. Ivan and Charles are drinking coffee with him on a terrace somewhere in London. I wonder how they are doing?''
''Probably wishing they had no ears right now. But I like this idea. Its about time we did something for him. So what do you want me to carry? Do you need these treasures as decorations? Do you want me to tell stories about them around the make believe campfire?'' Jan-Piet asks while rubbing his hands.
''We wont be needing any of that. In fact I think there is only one thing remaining.'' she says and turn toward Earl. ''Isn't that right
Earl?'' she screams down the hallway. Earl notices and clumsily runs towards them. He hands Jan-Piet a checklist with everything marked off
except for one thing. Jan-Piet turns the checklist around to look if there is anything else.
''Just, sand?'' he asks surprised. Earl nods while Maria is emptying the crate
''Sand indeed.''
''Just regular sand?''
''No not just any sand, exotic sand.'' Earl says quietly.
''Where am I supposed to get that?'' he asks while getting agitated. Earl points to the map on the wall.
''Exotic sand comes from exotic places like Egyptian deserts or Caribean Islands....''
''But I just came back from that!'' Jan-Piet screams in anger
''Excellent! Then you already know how to get there.'' she says while ordering some people to push the empty crate outside. Both Earl and
Maria turn to Jan-Piet and push him out through the front door.
''We are certain that you wont disappoint us.'' Maria says and closes the door.

  • You cannot bring Pedrinho
  • You must bring a Dancer as either Captain or Crew (Harry, Kwame, Phailin, Maria)
  • Must go to 3 places with "Exotic Sand", list down below *
  • You get Bonus Points for each Party Related Treasure, list down below **
  • You must play on Adventure mode.

* These expeditions count: Caribbean, Mali, Egypt, Emerged, Anagogic, Holyland

** These are considered Party related treasures: Drums of the Talking Heads, Drinking Horn, Silicified Sphere, Shepard's Crown, Prince's Crown, Will-o'-Wisp, Star of Africa, Holy Grail, St. Regulus Chalice, Philosopher's Stone, King Oengus Crown, Roche's Hat, Crown of Thorns

Your Score is your Renown + Bonus Points

You get 1000 Bonus Points for each Party related Treasure.
  • BRONZE: 4000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 9000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 16000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 24000 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, 27/03/2019 (Or 03/27/2019 for those using MM/DD/YY)
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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 522 or later

Story ideas: Why do they need "Exotic Sand"? What wondrous tales does Jan-Piet want to talk about so badly? How are Charles and Ivan doing distracting Pedrinho?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #152: Pinkerton's Prototype - click here