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Challenge #188: Entitled Entourage


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Challenge #188: Entitled Entourage
Concept: Pistax
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Noctua Spell, Blackvision, Pikminenco

Tagline : The entourage are threatening to strike, listen to their requests or suffer the consequences.

Maria, Yvonne and Phailin return from their beguiler shopping spree. With their bags in hand they walk towards the main entrance only to find out that it is being blocked by a group of protesters. Maria sighs in annoyance.
‘’Don’t they realise that we cannot do our very important work if they keep blocking the entrance like that.’’ She says.
‘’What do you think they are complaining about this time, or what crazy demands haven’t been delivered.’’ Phailin wonders.
‘’I can’t be bothered. Come on, lets use the side entrance instead.’’ Yvonne says.

Yvonne opens the door with her elbow and places the bags of equipment on the table. As she looks to her side she sees Pacinotti sitting in a chair. He does not respond to the ladies entering the room. It looks like he is sleeping. Yvonne walks towards him and snaps her fingers a few times next to his face. He quickly wakes up and looks very shocked.
‘’I take it that you are here for the ‘’engineering 101’’ session I asked about?’’ Yvonne asks.
He nods, still looking a little shocked.
‘’Okay good, let me store this equipment for a moment and then we can start.’’ She says. Pacinotti takes a deep breath and stands up.
‘’Right, but before we do that I have a question. Have you looked at the list I have given you before you left?’’ he asks. Yvonne raises one of her eyebrows.
‘’I took your list and did the same course of action as the last time you gave me a list.’’ She says. Pacinotti looks excited.
‘’So you considered it!?’’ he asks.
‘’No I didn’t read it, laughed at it and threw it away. Do you realise that the way it works here is that you support us and not the other way around? We have better things to do.’’ Yvonne says. Pacinotti sighs.
‘’But some more appreciation would be welcome.’’ He says. Maria laughs.
‘’What are you going to do? Refuse to work and stand in front of the society and demand changes?’’ she asks mockingly. Pacinotti looks outside of the window.
‘’I would never stoop that low, but my collegeas have had that idea for a while now. As a matter of fact they are doing such things as we speak.’’ He says.
‘’Wait, so that group of people were entourages?’’ Phailin asks.
‘’That is correct. Some entourages completely refuse to negotiate and want nothing but more respect. But I am not an unreasonable man. No no no quite the contrary. I am willing to lend you my expertise if you would only help me with my little request.’’ He says.
‘’To bad that note is no more.’’ Yvonne says with a mean look. Pacinotti smiles and pulls a piece of paper from his pocket.
‘’Good thing I made several copies.’’ he says. Yvonne rolls her eyes.
‘’Alright lets take a look.’’ She says and snatches the piece of paper from his hand. ‘’Hereby I humbly ask………as of today…….to be in possession……..a painting of a particular fair maiden!? Are you saying you want a painting of me! What kind of ridiculous request is that?’’ she asks angrily.
‘’I am convinced this is a fair request. My previous requests were a lot more erotic.’’ He says. Yvonne looks surprised.
The room Is completely silent for a moment. After a while Yvonne looks at the paper again.
‘’This is still an absurd request. I don’t need your help that much. I will just get Gudmund to join my crew.’’ She says. Pacinotti shakes his head.
‘’I am afraid that is also out of the question.’’ He says.
‘’What do you mean?’’
‘’I am not the only one with a particular request.’’ Pacinotti says as he grabs a piece of paper from his other pocket that rolls out on the floor.

  • Anyone can be Captain or on the Crew
  • Fulfill the requests of your entourage, or you'll be penalised*
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
* down below is the list of what each Specialist demands, some are already on strike and cannot be recruited, others like pinkerton are free. Specialists that have the same request can all be recruited upon fulfilling that request.
  • No demands: Pinkerton, Madame Rivaleux, Count Dracul, Regina the dog
  • Already on Strike!: Jenkins, Heinrich the Hermit, Milles Fellow, Lady Vaduva, Amelie, Ambassador, Biyu, Rasha Reis, Ylmiz, Chud, Pistolouise, Eternal Blossom, Donna Evita, La Plata, Marinus, Montevideo
  • Philosopher's Stone: Pepe the destroyer, Madam Hammerhead
  • Amazon Eggs or Dinosaur Eggs: Gudmund, James Cook, Tupi
  • Lewis Chessmen: General Olaf, Presidente Simones, Louis Lobos
  • Any Mask Treasure: Bobo the Misadventurous, Amon, Samba, Alejandro
  • Amazing Titan or T-Rex: Champion Vasilisa, B.G. Hunter, Samson, MONSTRO
  • Savior of Hungary: Doctor Ellegard, Zafira, Brother Christopher
  • Portrait of Erzsébet Báthory or Unicorn Tapestry: Pacinotti, Minet, Jasmine
  • Any Skull Treasure: El Vigilante, General Digsby, Theodore
  • Will-o'-the-Wisp: ShadowMaster54, Hannah Haas, Flavia
  • Heliodor or Star of Africa: Shark, Hyuk, Bulgar, Jewel
  • Viking Drinking Horn: Pyotr Ilyich, Whistlin' Willy
  • Pumpkin King: Igor, Derya, Melek, Khulan
  • Roche's Treasure: Sheik Uthman, Ibrahim Izbat, Yellowbeard, Princeza
  • Hungarian Mix: DYNAMO, Dirt, Tuco
  • Roche's Logbook, Secretum Secretorum or Dead Sea scroll: Hakim, Doctor Voodoo, Pachacuti
  • Tear Orchid, Red Hill Orchid or Ruby Lotus: Monkey, Rami, Tuco,
Your Score is your Renown - Penalties

You receive -3000 penalty for each specialist you recruited whose request you didn't fulfill. So be carefull who you recruit and when.
  • BRONZE: 3000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 6000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 12000 Points and no penalties (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 17000 Points and no penalties (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: What beguiling equipment did they purchase? What was Pacinotti’s original request? Why are some entourages not willing to negotiate?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #187: Entourage got Talent - click here