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Challenge #161: Sacramental Tintinnabulation


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Challenge #161:Sacramental Tintinnabulation
Concept: Blackvision, Pistax
Story: Noctua Spell
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Liort, Blackvision, Pistax, Pikminenco

Tagline : Gods come in all shapes and sizes, but which one is the most influential?

“I love these old myths!” Emilia exclaimed as she handed out more books to the other explorers. They were all gathered around the largest table they had and trying to find out what kind of treasure had been brought back. It was an enormous vase with a blue hummingbird, scepter, snake and mirror. Most of the explorers had started up other conversations by now, but the archeologists were still steadily investigating old myths.

“I found it!” Min-Jeong finally shouted excitedly. Some explorers started paying attention again. “It’s Huītzilōpōchtli!”

“Bless you!” Kwame kindly remarked. Min-Jeong hesitated and then glared at the kind Kwame.

“Which creature did you say Min-Jeong?” Agatha asked impatiently.

“A god! He’s the Aztec god of war! From the Mexica!”

“A hummingbird? Are you serious?” Harry asked disbelieving.

“He’s also often depicted as anthropomorphic figure with just …” Emilia had stared reading out when Dolores interrupted.
“I’d rather be like Ares!” She shouted pointing at a greek mythology picture book. “He looks far stronger!”

“Don’t be daft! Choosing the best god based on a picture! Jacheongbi is the most awesome goddess. She used her wits to bring peace to all gods of her realm.” Min-Jeong proudly declared, imaging herself as the goddess. Pedrinho, Kwame and Ivan looked at each other and agreed. “To all get along is far more important.”

“Peace, war, who cares! What’s interesting is to have passion!” Maria lovingly looked at Ivan.

“Fun is the most important thing in life!” Harry declared.

“Live life to the fullest like Dionysus over here with his delicious looking drinks.“ Yvonne remarked pointing out the god in the picture book to the others.

“What a pointless life! One must have a purpose!” Victor declared.

“Why waste time on such trivialities if one can focus on progressing mankind through science.” Anna rolled her eyes at such short-sighted hedonists.

“Shut up! Ye don’t get to make fun of war. Only through war will true strength of character be revealed. I’d be a god of war any time of the day over you harlots!” Molly snarled. Kiwi twirled her knife and Yu readied some fireworks with a crazy smile.

“There’s only one solution to this!” Everyone jumped and turned to Pinkerton who had come in. “Prove which kind of God is the best through exploring!”

Everyone was dead serious as they got ready to set out. Time to spread their dedication and faith in their viewpoints!

  • You must choose one of the following teams and can only use that team's explorers
    War: Bia, Dolores, Yu, Molly, Kiwi
    Peace: Kwame, Pedrinho, Ivan, Min-Jeong, Emilia
    Lust: Maria, Yvonne, Harry, Phailin, Jan-Piet
    Chastity: Hojo, Victor, Anna, Phillipe, Hatice
  • If you choose War, your overal Attitude has be Aggressive after 5th expedition
  • If you choose Peace, your overal Attitude has be Friendly after 5th expedition
  • If you choose Lust, one of your explorers needs to become a vampire*
  • If you choose Chastity, your overal Attitude has be Devious after 5th expedition
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
*If you finish the Dracul fight in Transylvania with a Friendly Attitude he will turn one of your explorers into a vampire, you need to do this for this challenge if you choose Lust.

Your score is your Renown
  • BRONZE: 3000 Renown (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 7000 Renown (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 13000 Renown (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 17000 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, 24/07/2019 (Or 07/24/2019 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
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas:
Which team will win? Which explorer is most certain of their choice? Where does the vase that started all this actually originate from?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #160: Science vs Magic - click here
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