Scenario title: Dark Sun Hills
Author: NeKoeNMa (Neko) HaKuBi
Difficulty level: Normal
"Thou art still young, man. Few things happened here where thou livest now until few time ago. Thou shouldst know the history behind our village. No? Well then, so I, Brother Nelsus will have a cheer delight on teaching you.
When the civilizations first appeared on the world our existence the universe had. Away from those great human communities we built a small village, only ours. Many years have passed and our village didn't change, for it was isolated from the rest of the world. On theese years, however, those civilizations grew and developed many things that we didn't even suspect they existed.
One day a traveler with an iron body arrived at our village. We were on doubt if it was a god or a deamon. Soon we realised it was neither, so we welcomed him. However he had an evil mind so he ruthlessly obtained the control of the village. He enslaved us and we were tortured if we didn't work, dark times those, right? By that time thou were born.
But as thou already knowest death arrives to us all, and out evil leader wasn't outside this law, so eventually he died. We were now free from him and his torturing works and devices. We, the elders of the village decided that you are going to be the one that will control our village now.
Get rid of our dark past and make this village prosper. We need to reinforce ourselves, for that traveler was only the start. I believe many outsiders with a evil mind will come. We have to fight, yes, of course, but that's the price we'll have to pay if we don't want to be conquered once again."
This is my contest entry for the Stronghold Heaven "Castles of Wood, Men of Leather" competition. First thing I done was to immagine the terrain, then drawing it on a paper. After that I thought on a nice story and started to work on the map iself. Using all the resourses that were on my range I created a great landscape and a ruined village to combine wih the story. Scripting to give the map a good balance was the hardest part. An acidental extra challenge as I removed the market: The lack of gold made the game even more chalenging. I hope you like it.