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Drakensberg - The Dragon Mountains

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Bismuth
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Drakensberg - the Dragon Mountains. (version 3)

**The Story**

The origins of the form and nature of the Dragon Mountains are lost in time. Was it natural erosion or the work of some great civilization of the past which so shaped this escarpment of volcanic rock? Legend does say that whoever raises his flag on the summit will be invincible. Even as the Dragon may loose a limb or head and regrow it, so the stronghold located here cannot be defeated.

Test the legend with this siege. Best played as attacker. Experienced players should probably set difficulty to HARD or VERY HARD.

**The Reality**

The REAL Drakensberg form the backbone of the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa where I lived for sixteen years. While hiking and camping in these peaks I could easily imagine them to be the home of strange creatures and the scene of epic battles of the past. The misty and mysterious peaks seem to be right out a chapter from "The Lord of the Rings." Interesting to note that J.R.R. Tolkein was born in Bloemfontain in South Africa just a few hundred kilometers from this mountain range.

The Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) are Known to the Zulu people as Ukhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears). The Basotho refer to them as Lithaba Tsa Natala (Mountains of Natal).

This is my FIRST SIEGE. I found the biggest challenge was establishing balance so that the game was not too easy or too hard - fair to play. Did I succeed? Your feedback is most appreciated and will help me improve.

You may enjoy my other "image" map. Orc Caves - Invasion #628.

Some nice photos and background info on the Drakensberg can be found at the following web sites:

http://www.satowns.co.za/Photo%20Library/drakens/photo_thumb2.htm

http://kwazulu.hotelguide.co.za/drakensberg-mountains.html

***Update***

Version 3 containes modifications based on the review by UnikUnok.

Enjoy! Bismuth (johnregstuff@hotmail.com)
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Added:10/27/03
Updated:11/29/03