Koldengrenzkin takes place during the end of medieval period around 1398 AD. It is located in the vast war-torn country of Trovastakia. The story starts out with a young squire by the name of Oliver Grenzkin taking control of a small army. The army was origanally led the King of the North, Lord Jonas VIII. He gave orders to infaltrate the South and take up position near the the rivers so supplies can ferryed to him. His journey was short and he took position near a massive boulder pile. Large enough for a dozen quarries. Iron was not far either, it was north of the stronghold along the main river. The trees were everywhere, but they were partially decayed and some where useless. Grenzkin had been given 1000 stone blocks and 1000 wood planks to assemble a castle. By 1400 AD the castle was complete. The walls were built thick and many troops littered them in groups. Grenzkin was given around 1000 men to start out with. He decides to start weapon production and also begins to assemble any freemen in the county and nearing countryside to form militias. The idea was to prepare for anything even a full-scale war. Grenzkin also starts a village nearby for some of his soldiers' families. He learns that a scouting party has been watching him for the last few weeks and his cover is blown. Knowing this he gets the men ready for war. He writes to the king and tells him the situation. The enemy is led by a evil general by the name of Fradiliv. He takes position near Koldengrenzkin and waits for the messanger. He takes the messanger and 5 of his macemen to the front of the castle. He gets Grenzkin's attention and shows him what he will do to him. He orders his macemen to decapitate the messanger boy in front of Grenzkin. It lasted for 15 minutes. There was nothing visible remaining. The maces wear covered in blood, flesh and bones. The mess was big. Fradiliv orders his men to attack when ready. Thus the war begins around Jan. 1402. It took 50 years for Fradiliv and his successor to be beaten by Grenzkin. He eventually dies in 1456 at the age of 77. Trovastakia would endure hardship through the 15th-17th centuries. They would achieve success in 1705 during the farm war of 1703-1705 and more success until 1900 AD.
There is a (potential) problem with this map in that zero initial wood is provided. No wood to build the granary which is required to get the game going. I had to first destroy both armories and the engineers guild. This provided 15 wood, 10 used immediately for the granary.
Perhaps this was the intent of the designer but other materials were provided in great abundance so I wonder if this might have been a slip?
redknight200469 File Author
Posted on 01/23/05 @ 12:00 AM
I know there is problems with this map. I have already tweaked the hell out of it. I will submit ASAP. By doing this makes it easier, but the game is long anyways, and there is a new problem. You'll find it soon. I will resubmit with a 2 connected to it.