The War of Shadows was a titanic conflict that swallowed the known world into darkness. Lasting thirty years, it saw entire villages loose generations of men to the cause.
When your grandfather fell in battle, your father went to replace him. It was lucky for the allies that he did. For he proved an unparralled warrior and a cunning tactician. Soon, the hordes of invading armies were turned back and the lands boarders fortified. The king granted your father the dukedom of Rivervale, where a small but stalwart castle was built to act as part of the improved defences of the kingdom.
After the boarders were secured, a crusade was sent into the lands where the armies had come through, and the retreating forces were decimated. But one question remained. Where had the armies come from in the first place?
It is thirty years after the dust from the War of shadows has ended. The dust has settled and the kingdom thrives once more. Yet on the horizon beyond the now peacful community of Rivervale, a dark cloud looms. The invaders have returned once again... and in greater numbers. Even now an advanced party is descending on your home...
This time, there may be no one who can stop them...
I really enjoyed the challenge presented by the author of this map. Even though the map is very small, the layout and planning was very well done.
The gameplay itself is very short allowing you to play it over and over again to get things just right. You will be tested from the start to finish of this scenario, and I suggest you move as fast as possible even during the invasion.
Nicely done map and based on the story excellent creativity.
The ingame story is not as good as the one provided on the Heavengames site, but with the two combined it makes for a great read.