A low score because I had a bad expierience, twice. Like 5 bears wandered into my castle and destroyed me. The wolves tormented my crops continuously and the bears killed my hunters and woodcutters. It never stopped.
A bad score because you put way too many animals, particularily the dangerous ones on the map. My castle couldn't function half the time because of them.
The creativity of the castle was unending. But there was a piece of the map that had ford and march mixed together and that just doesn't mix. Everything else was fine though.
Yes I know that rate was quite unfair but I really look for perfection in a map and you don't get three strikes before you are out, sorry.
There were too many animals as mentioned before and the design in general lacked something. I'm not sure what. Try adding more texture to the wilderness maybe?
You get an average score here for an average story. I really like the idea of the story and how you illustrated that idea in the castle by making a dam. Very clever!