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Lord Blood Hawk
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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
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At the coronation ceremony of the new king, an attempt to take the king's life was prevented from being carried out before the assailant's blade could harm a hair on his majesty's head. The king's closest advisors (The Pig, Snake, and Wolf) are accused of attempted murder and conspiring against his majesty. In response, the three lords gather their own armies and capture several provinces and counties of the kingdom, leaving the nation coming apart at the seams. The king attempted a personal face to face negotiation with the aggressive lords, but was only ambushed by enemy forces. The king suffered a dire blow to the skull, and it seemed that the strike rattled his brain so much that since the incident, the king was (and still is) unable to string together a coherent sentence. Gibberish and garbled speech was all that he knew. His people, understandably, no longer felt safe under his rule and welcomed the three lords’ arrival into their castles. You are the only one that is still faithful to the king’s rule. Originally, you had sent over a large force of men to combat the tyrants, but they were all brutally massacred.

So, just who are you? You are none other than Duc de Puce. Good old Ratty de Puce, a terrible coward when it comes right down to it. Your men have been cut down and butchered to the many enemies, and much territory has been stolen from you and your people. It seems incredibly unfair, but you have been pushed back to Wheywurt, an estate which is sited by a mighty river and its many tributaries. Besides you, there are only two more counties left that are not controlled by these tyrants. Of course, the king controls one of the counties, and the other belongs to a lord who seems to have taken a neutral stance on the whole matter. However, the Pig is laying siege to this county, and it can’t withstand the Pig’s boys for long! It looks like old Ratty is going to have to save the kingdom, restore order, smite his enemies, get the girl, and generally tidy up and improve the state of affairs of the place...

The estate of Wheywurt (which you control) doesn’t have the proper stone blocks to build a reliable castle. You must make do with just a series of moldy old wooden fences. Since this is the very last estate that you control, you'll have to get a very successful economy going to support your military and the king. Also, it will be up to you to restock the king's armory with swords and armor to outfit a new generation of soldiers.
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lollard97367 alot of great maps lately, good work on this

Update: Im wondering about the lack of iron mine availablity or any iron on the map, and the sword and armor goal. Do you have to buy enough iron to meet the goal?

[Edited on 08/08/06 @ 12:57 AM]

Lord Blood Hawk
File Author
Correct. Same with stone in order to build churches. :)
God Avo This map must be awesome with a story like that! I've always wanted to make the rat big :D
Lord Blood Hawk
File Author
Thanks for the review. Hehehe, and here I thought the map was going to be too difficult! Guess I'll have to fix that in the next map. Actually, the message you get is that Duc Truffe took a neutral county, not Duc de Puce. Thanks, again.
Lord Gandor Yeah, Duc does make maps look like a walk in the park. But hey, it's a good thing.
WWII44 how did you get the the game to let you play the rat
ericgolf
Staff
Hi WWII44 :-)
You should ask that question in the Scenario Design forum:
http://stronghold.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forum/display.cgi?action=t&fn=4

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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance3.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:409
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:530.36 KB
Added:08/07/06