Yes, this is my first map for Stronghold, but I think it's pretty good.
Your lovely castle in the lands of Palea lies almost deserted as you continue to fight in the holy land.
The great crusade has dragged on and on. Now European barons fight petty wars against each other on hostile soil. For months, you have been in a stalemate with your hated enemy, The Wolf. All that changed a month ago. A large portion of your army betrayed you at a key battle, suddenly throwing you in terrible peril. Desperate to survive, your army raced west across the desert to the ships that would bring you back to Palea. The Wolfs troops pursued you for weeks, bent on anihilating you once and for all. Finally, you were only one day away from your ships. That night, you stayed in Caracath, an abandoned Arabian castle. The next morning, terrible news arrived. The Wolf had sent out an advance party that was almost at Caracath's door! All that remained of your once-mighty army was a handful of mercenaries. Fortunately, the advance party was only a fraction of The Wolf's mighty force. If you can defeat them, then you will be able to make it to the ships.