“I’ve had a vision,” said Charles Seer, the Royal Mystic. “There lies an impregnable fortress to the north of our dwellings, residing on a hilltop. It has been standing for three centuries, but has never fallen into enemy hands once.”
“Are you sure?” asked Lord Lancelot, though he never doubted the words of Seer. Seer had been living for as long as anyone could remember, and was the wisest prophet in the Kingdom.
Seer’s wizened old face crumpled up, as if in concentration. “It is currently being held by Lord Lupus, the most feared lord in the region. Rumour has it that his great-grandfather ordered the construction of the fortress with no regard for expense, not even that of human lives. Many innocent people died while building the stronghold, for they were denied respite. Their skeletons were buried under the castle walls, and those who attempted to siege the castle died there, too.”
“Then I shall lay siege to this stronghold. I shall take it for myself.”
“No, milord, you must not do that. Your attempts will be in vain, and at the cost of a great many lives,” said Seer.
“Was that in your vision too?” asked Lancelot, a tinge of irritation creeping into his voice. For Lancelot was young, bold and proud, and hated to be told that something was impossible.
“No, milord, but…”
“Then let nothing more be said on the issue. We shall attack this so-called impregnable fortress.”
*I've updated the map to make it much more impregnable than before. Do please post a comment on whether you found this castle difficult or not. This is my first seige that map, so I hope to receive suggestions on how to improve it. Thanks!*