I wanted a mutliplayer map that included a fight with troops not controlled by either player. The only way to do this that I found was to have a third player that doesn't really play. This should be no problem for anyone with a couple networked PCs at home.
To Play this map:
You must have three computers with Stronghold installed, two with players, one without. Serve the game from the computer that will not have a player. The computer without a player MUST serve the game. Each player should then join the game and start in one of the Keeps on the two large areas of grassland. To keep in line with the story, name the serving computer's player "Matias".
The King has died without an heir. Anarchy threatens to consume the kingdom as the Lords and Nobles fight with each other for the crown. Lord Matias has managed to keep control of the kindom's iron and stone production. Control of these resources had made Lord Matias the number one contender for the crown. But Matias is now facing certain starvation as two Lords, set on taking the resources, and the crown, for themselves, have taken over the fertile valleys near the Great River. Will Lord Matias fall?
Will one of the power hungry Lords take the kingdom by force? Will you be that Lord?