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Challenge #181: Exciting Spring Garden


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Challenge #181: Exciting Spring Garden
Concept: Noctua Spell, Pikminenco, Pistax
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Professor Finesser, Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Pikminenco, Pistax

Tagline : Put those green thumbs to use, gather plants and other accessories to put into your relaxing spring garden.

Charles and Anna are having idle chit chat in the societies lounge. The door to the lounge has been repaired recently as people kept slamming the door open and breaking it. The carpenter who repaired it even put a large note on the door asking people to no longer crash, break or burn the doors. However Emilia had no time to notice the request and aggressively opened the door, breaking one of the hinges,
‘’Put those frowns upside down! The best season for botanical activities has finally blessed us. Spring has officially arrived!’’ Emilia says while carrying a basket with her.
‘’Wait it is spring already? I though it was winter just a few days ago.’’ Anna says.
‘’How could you not have noticed the seasonal change? You spent to much of your time in the lab. Just look at the weather outside.’’ Charles says and point towards the window. Anna looks outside and sees rain, but not only rain, also even more rain.
‘’Even though I am not an expert meteorologist I thought it always rained in London.’’ She says. Charles nods.
‘’True, but now it is raining slightly harder than in winter.’’ Charles says. Anna looks unamused.
‘’How do you notice those things?’’ She asks.
‘’I have been a butler for quite some time. I have learned to notice those things. Also whenever Emilia is happier than normal it is usually because of spring.’’ Charles adds.
‘’Isn’t she always happy?’’ Anna asks.
‘’Is it really that hard to notice?’’ Charles says while looking at Emilia throwing flower petals everywhere.
‘’Now that you mention it not really.’’ Anna says. Emilia stops throwing flower petals.
‘’I,m sorry, I just get so happy when it is time to go outside and do garden activities again. I better get all the equipment ready and get some more props. Some nice flowers for in the garden, some fertiliser, a few statues for in there as well. The more variety the better. I will be an international garden after all. Oh I can hardly wait!’’ She says excitingly. Anna however is not excited at all.
‘’Then don’t! Why don’t you go somewhere far, far away so your naive excitement wont carry over to me and keep me from my work.’’ Anna says and prepares to go to the lab.
‘’Somebody is even grumpier than normal today, at least that is not difficult to spot.’’ Emilia teases. Anna frowns at Emilia and wants to take action, but Charles stops her.
‘’Maybe it is a good idea for you to go out a bit more. Otherwise the only environment you will get to know is the four walls of the lab.’’ He says.
‘’Oh you will be surprised how much variety is in those walls. Every time Earl blows something up a few pieces fall out and create some new pattern. It is quite fascinating at times.’’ Anna says.
‘’This is already worse than I thought. You should leave right away and get started with your journey.’’ Charles says. Emilia bursts in excitement.
‘’Hooray! On an adventure with Anna. With both our knowledge about nature and physics there will be nothing we cant uncover!’’ she says and gleefully hops towards the ship. Anna sighs.
‘’Al right I will go, I am taking a different ship though.’’

  • Anyone can be your Captain or on the Crew
  • You get bonus points for each Excite ability your crew has
  • You get bonus points for each worldmap location you unlocked before expedition 5
  • You get bonus points for collecting garden themed treasures*
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
* The following treasures are considered Garden Themed Treasures: Pumpkin King, Hundred-Year Fruit, Water of Life, Tear Orchid, Alchemist's Flask, Red Hill Orchid, Emerged Snail, Barked Face, Erewan Sculpture, Lion of Allatu, Colorful Fish

Your Score is your Renown + Bonus Points

You get 300 Bonus Points for each Excite ability your team has

You get 100 Bonus Points for each World Map location you have unlocked before Expedition five, requires screenshot of your Worldmap. (only shops, entourage and insight locations count, not expedition locations.)

You get 300 Bonus Points for each Garden Treasure you collected, list is above
  • BRONZE: 5000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 10000 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, 06/05/2020 (Or 05/06/2020 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.

Dont forget to add the screenshots required

Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas: Will Anna become more social? Will Emilia’s enthusiasm eventually calm down? How many times has the lounge door been broken?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #180: Evasive Exploring - click here