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Challenge #158: Piracy Professor


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Challenge #158: Piracy Professor
Concept: Pistax and Blackvision
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Noctua Spell, Flamestalker, Blackvision, Pistax

Tagline : Agatha teaches the world about pirates, but is this subject even part of her expertise?

The last staff member of the society leaves through the front door. It has been a busy but normal day, with all the regular complaints about Rivaleux, paperwork and the occasional drama surrounding Maria and Ivonne. People started to get tired of the same old routine, but everyone dealt with it in a different way. Take Agatha for example, she has made it a tradition to take a beer after a hard day’s work…..or two…..sometimes five. And today was no different, with a glass of beer in her left hand and another glass in her right hand; she walked to the lounge to relax for a moment.
As she arrives she sees that Jan-Piet and Bia are sitting at a table with a small, old storage chest filled with coins. Agatha sits down to the table next to them and starts to drink one of her beers.
‘’All these riches, so valuable and plentiful. The appeal of a pirate life at sea seems easy to understand.’’ Bia says. Jan-Piet shakes his head.
‘’It was not all sunshine and anarchy on pirate ships. There were many codes and rules on the ship that every crewmember had to follow. On each ship was a voting system, which would include every crewmember, from the top of the crow’s nest to the cannon crew in the hull. Most ships were actually hired by governments with a ‘Letter of Marque’ and were sometimes seen as part of armies. As long as they didn’t raid ships of their own side, they were free to do as they pleased.’’ He explains
Bia smiles. ‘’Since when did you become the expert?’’
‘’I have been on a several ships myself and have heard plenty of stories about them.’’ Jan-Piet answers.
Agatha jumps up from her table and nearly falls over. After readjusting herself she slams her second glass of beer on the other table and drops in a chair.
‘’Listen here you…*hic*…buffoon you got it all wrong. Life on the ocean was amazing and I have the historical knowledge to say so. These so called ‘’pirates’’ lived life to the fullest. They would …*hic*…sing sea shanties all day long and settle for no less than the finest looking doubloons. Also every single pirate had a parrot named Flint.’’
Bia frowned. ‘’Singing? No can’t do.’’ She says.
‘’I am very certain that those things are not true. How can you even think that all those things are what happened?’’ Jan-Piet asks angrily.
Agatha grabs a tricorn hat with matching eyepatch and places it on her head. She also attaches a hook to her right hand. Jan-Piet looks astounded at Agatha.
‘’Do you always carry that with you?’’
‘’Quiet young scallywag! Ye will only listen to me or you ‘ll scrub the deck for the entire voyage!’’
Jan-Piet and Bia look at each other but say nothing.
‘’It be clear to me that ye do not know da way about pirate life! This be very sad arrrrr. I shall teach you and make you prober swashbucklers!’’ she says in the most pirate way possible. Agatha gets up and pushes Jan-Piet towards the society door. Bia follows them.
‘’Just to make one thing clear. I will NOT sing!’’

  • Your Captain has to be Agatha
  • You have to finish the run with an Aggressive Reputation
  • You have to visit atleast 3 Island Expeditions*
  • You get Bonus Points for Jewellery related Treasures**
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
*The Island Expeditions are the following: Caribbean, Highlands, Emerged Islands, Anagogic Archipelago, The Lost Island. (the starting islands, while islands, dont count)

**Jewellery Treasures are the following: Sea Sapphire, Druid Quartz, Saxon Ring, Heliodor, Leprechaun, Nordic Bracelet, Brooch in Urnes Style, Spanish Royal Necklace, Hidden Jewel, Star of Africa, Highlander Brooch, Golden Scarab, Imperial Bracelet, Clear Crystal, Community Crystal, Ruby Lotus, Living Crystal, Medal of Secrecy

Your Score is your Renown + Bonus Points

You get 400 points for every Jewellery related treasure you collect in your run, list above
  • BRONZE: 4000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 9000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 15000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 20000 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.

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Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas: Where did Bia and JP get those coins? Why is Agatha so interested in pirates? Does Bia have a secret singing career nobody knows about?

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