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Challenge #170: Return to the scene


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Challenge #170: Return to the scene
Concept: Pistax
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Professor Finesser, Liort

Tagline : As people still look for the culprit, you will have to make amends while staying out of sight

‘’I can’t believe that they managed to get into my house!’’ Vigilante says. Phailin, Gudmund and Bobo look around. At first glance it doesn’t look like someone broke in, but upon closer inspection they see that several items of value are missing.
‘’Did any of you senors or senorita see anyone near my house last night?’’ Vigilante asks.
‘’I,m afraid not.’’ Phailin says. ‘’I had an important mission so I was focused on something else.’’
Bobo helps Vigilante sit down in his chair. Bobo himself grabs a small stool and goes to sit in front of him. He grabs a notebook and a pencil from his bag.
‘’Maybe we can draw a sketch of the perpetrator. That way we can all look out for him and alert the authorities. Vigilante smiles and nods.
‘’That is a great idea! Even though I was to busy fighting crime last night I still have a good understanding of this criminàl.’’ He says. Gudmund looks confused.
‘’But you said you weren’t here last night. How did you see the culprit?’’ he asks. Vigilante laughs.
‘’Don’t worry my amigo! El Vigilante has the most amazing security system! I have security seagulls set up all around my house. The seagulls have relayed the information to me.’’ He says proudly. The other three look at each other with confusion. Bobo sighs and places the tip of his pencil on the paper.
’’So what did he look like?’’ he asks. Vigilante shakes his head.
‘’No no no, no hombre but a woman! Most peculiar indeed! And she was wearing the most ridiculous outfit. He says.
‘’Could you into more detail?’’ Bobo asks.
‘’She was wearing a weird headdress. It was a tall, egg shaped hat with some soft material added to it that looked like horns.’’ He says. Bobo scribbles a part of the sketch.
‘’Are there more details your……bird remembered?’’
‘’She was wearing a sleeveless, yellow dress that went all the way down from her neck to her feet. There were several jewels and exotic patterns on the dress as well. There was also some purple cloth on top of the dress.’’ He asks. As Bobo draws the details the tip of his pencil breaks. He reaches into his bag to grab a new one. In the meantime Gudmund looks over at Phailin. The sketch starts to resemble Phailin a bit. Soon enough Bobo finishes the part of the sketch.
‘’Anything else noteworthy?’’
‘’She was also moving around very elegantly, as if she was trained to do such criminal acts!’’ Vigilante says angrily. Phailin starts to get nervous.
‘’I…I should go. It seems that you wont need me to solve this mystery.’’ She says and walks to the door. As she walks away Gudmund and Bobo look at her leave. Bobo holds the sketch next to her. Could it have been her?
‘’The final thing about her was that she was holding a fan and a weird, curved knife.’’ Vigilante says.
Bobo finishes the drawing. As the final pencil streaks complete the sketch they see it perfectly matches Phailin.
‘’Could it really be?’’ Gudmund asks. Vigilante jumps out of his chair.
‘’We might never know who the thief is. But there is no need to worry or call the autoridades. I will solve this mystery myself! Because I…..’’
Gudmund rolls his eyes. ’’Because you are El..’’
‘’EL VIGILANTE! Corporate director of El Vigilante incorporated by day, El Vigilante at night! Will take matters into own hands.’’ He says and grabs his mask.
‘’And I will not rest until I have found the one responsible for this!’’

  • Your Captain can be anyone, except Phailin
  • Phailin must be on the crew, but cannot be Captain
  • Gather as much Gold as you can
  • You get penalised for every Specialist you recruit
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
Your Score is your Renown + Total Gold - Penalties

You get a penalty of -2000 Points for each specialist you recruit, so try to keep that number low. Mama Rivaleux and Regina the Dog are excluded in this, so feel free to get them. Helpers (like merchants and students) are totally fine and not penalised, so you can spend your extra status there

You will need to provide a screenshot of your entourage, dont forget it
  • BRONZE: 6000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 20000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 35000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 50000 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, 21/11/2019 (Or 11/21/2019 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.

You will need to provide a screenshot of your entourage, dont forget it

Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas: What did Phailin steal? How did Vigilante communicate with the seagull? What kind of crime was El Vigilante fighting?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #169: Harry's road to peace - click here
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