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Challenge #193: Undercover Excavation


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Challenge #193: Undercover Excavation
Concept: Noctua Spell, Blackvision
Story: Pikminenco
Contributions from: Flamestalker, Pistax, Noctua Spell, Blackvision, Pikminenco

Tagline : Dig the earth for the treasure around, but stay silent so you are not found

Emilia, Harry and Phailin enter the archeology administration office. They are here to have their permit stamped to they are allowed to excavate an prehistoric site. Harry lets out a big sigh.
‘’Can we do this quick? I hate being here having to listen to all this administration stuff.’’ He says annoyed.
‘’We will be out within the minute, there is not even a line. Now just stay silent and don’t do anything to cause trouble.’’ Emilia says. Harry nods and reluctantly walks with the other towards the counter. Emilia notices a man in a room behind the counter. She waves at him, but the man just looks down towards his newspaper again. After that Emilia hits the small bell on the counter after which the man slowly gets up from his chair and walks to the counter.
‘’Within a minute you said.’’ Harry whispers. Phailin motions Harry to stay silent.

‘’What is that you’re here for?’’ The man says. He sounds annoyed.
‘’Euhm yes we are here to have this permit stamped so that we….’’ Emilia is interrupted by the man snatching the piece of paper from her hand, almost tearing it in two. After looking at it for a moment he grabs another piece of paper.
‘’The excavation you are referring to has already been claimed. There is nothing more I can do for you.’’ The man says.
‘’What? How is that possible? I have specifically made reservations for this trip and you are telling me you gave it to someone else!? Who is this person!?’’ Emilia asks angrily.
‘’That is classified information, I cannot give that to you. Now please leave before I have to call the authorities’’ The man behind the counter says and walks back towards the other room. Emilia turns around and faces the others with a disappointed look on her face. Phailin has the same expression. Harry on the other hand is giving a piece of paper to Emilia.
‘’Here is the document he was talking about.’’ Harry says. Emilia looks at the man behind the counter walking back to his post and then looking at Harry again.
‘’Whe….when did you get that?’’ Emilia asks bewildered.
‘’While you were talking with that man I got bored and thought this would be faster. I know you are the captain and all but….’’
‘’Never undermine my authority again. Also good job.’’ Emilia says. They quickly leave the building to lower the chance that they get noticed.

After walking for a moment they all bow over the document to see the specifics.
‘’Anything that jumps out?’’ Harry asks. Emilia looks closer at the document.
‘’It seems almost the exact same document as mine, even with handwriting and all. The only thing different is the name for who can use the permit. It is talking about a man called ‘A. Expo’ I wonder who that is.’’ She says. After a short moment Phailin jumps up.
‘’That has to be someone from the anti-explorers!’’ she says.
‘’Oh no! We can’t have them excavate that area! Just imagine what they might do with those prehistoric bones!?’’ Emilia fears. Phailin pauses for a second.
‘’Put it on display?’’ she asks.
‘’Well yes but not for the world!’’ Emilia says. Phailin shakes her fist.
‘’Oh those foul evildoers! We have to stop them.’’ She says. Harry shakes the piece of paper in front of the other’s faces.
‘’Don’t worry about it. Just like this permit here we have other option of obtaining our goals.’’ He says while smiling.

  • Emilia has to be your Captain
  • Bring two natural Rogues, which means Phillipe, Harry, Molly, Yvonne and Phailin
  • Bonuses for Rogue perks and excavated treasures*
  • You must play on Adventure mode.
* The following treasures are eligible: Ammonite Fossil, Stegoceras Skull, Clear Amber, Druid Quartz, Golden Cloud, Pipe Rock, Nordic Bracelet, Brooch In Urnes Style, Roche's Treasure, Alchemist's Flask, Star of Africa, Pottery of Thutmose, Emerald Skull, Clear Crystal, Painted Egg, Wonoboyo Hoard, Java Man Skull, Ruby Lotus, Archaeopteryx Fossil, Fighting Dinos Fossil, Lion of Allatu, Jinn Lamp, Dead Seas Scrolls

Your Score is your Renown and Bonus Points

You get 300 Bonus Points for each Rogue Perk on Emilia

You get 500 Bonus Points for each Excavated Treasure, list is above
  • BRONZE: 4000 Points (1MP*)
  • SILVER: 8000 Points (2MP*)
  • GOLD: 15000 Points (3MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 21000 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, 23/10/2020 (Or 10/23/2020 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 screenshot Emelia's Rogue perks for bonus points

Game Version
Must be Build 522 or later

Story ideas: What is the piece the crew wants to excavate? Where does the excavation take place? What does this mysterious A. Expo want with the treasure?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #192: Steady Footing - click here