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Curse of the Bronze Dragon

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 5
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.2

Curse of the Bronze Dragon

It was one fine day in the little village of Cerila. The sun shone brightly, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the people had just won a recent rebellion against the king. Everyone was in the mood to celebrate and whatnot, knowing that they truly did have their freedom this very day. And they would never forget the help of their Dragon-friend, Bronze Dragon. Bronze Dragon was, like its name, the color of Bronze. It was a little larger than most dragons, including the giant tail with retractable blades. It had several large horns on the back of its head, and could spit fire several hundred yards. It usually showed off for the village, and helped them catch animals for food, although the ones it often caught were enough for several days. It was known to sleep at the back of the town at night, as if it were protecting it from harms way. The king lived about 6 or seven miles from Cerila, which was ample space for the village to prepare for war without being watched. Everyone one liked to recall the last fine weeks of battle, and celebration of winning. But little do they know that the neighboring cities are preparing for a war with the village.

It all started about three years ago, when the king sent all the towns best people to mine in a new quarry, a one that was extremely dangerous. The miners that worked there were often hurt by falling rocks, so they demanded better treatment for these hard working miners. The demand was easily denied for he was a ruthless king. This, the people did not like at all. They started rallying theirs and other towns nearby to revolt against the king. So they prepared for war. They set off killing birds and other animals to make the weapons they needed. They chopped down nearby trees, and made those into bows and arrows. They mined more and tried to sneak away with a little metal and minerals each time they went home to make new swords. They quickly refurnished the blacksmith with the proper equipment it needed, and hired several people to work there. They made several fine swords a night, sharp enough to cleave a man’s head like pudding. The lumber mills production was at an all time high, for it was overused to make all the arrows and strong sheaths for the swords. The dragon also helped when it could, tearing down trees and hauling them back to Cerila. It also started the fire in the blacksmith up when it went out. It also kept an eye out for when the king’s people would come to start them on their daily tasks. They would hide everything and get back to work, in order to look as if they were almost happy. The dragon would fly into a nearby waterfall for cover, as it would not like for the king to find it with the villagers. A few days later, they felt that they had enough people and weapons to start a small army. As months pass by, the invasions grew, attacking scout parties and distant outposts.

During one such event, the Bronze Dragon is captured by the king’s men, torturing for weeks before burning it. Its fiery spirit still haunts those who witnessed it. Time passes and the lands become more and more desolated. Some say the Bronze Dragon cursed the lands. Others say its tears made it such. But whatever it was, the people will always remember a time which may be long forgotten. A time of dragons and knights. Of war and hope. A time of the Bronze Dragon.

Author's Notes:

This large 5 player map is designed for a 1v4 skirmish. Stone and iron are abundant but farmlands are limited. Keeps are rather close to each other so build your walls well. Player color-Blue.

To increase the difficulty,the following are disabled:
*Lookout tower, Perimeter turret
*Defense turret, Square tower
*low wall
*Dig moat,drawbridge,Stables
*Trebuchet,battering ram
*Tanners workshop,diary farm (Buy leather armour)
*Fire ballista

(An apology for any inconvenience as a result of the restrictions)

Suraj Subba

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AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
younghappy Only you could make a map as good as this Surajsubba. I don't even have Crusader but I can see that you are clearly the one of the best, if not the best. Do you have ST1? It would be nice to see a ST1 map by you.
Yasko Wow! This must have taken insurmountable patience. I salute you!
File Author
Thank you Younghappy,Yasko(welcome back). It took me 4 days to make it. Well the minimap art took that long.

I've just finished making a stronghold invasion map. The preview of which will be provided in my next map "Kabira Aljabal".


[Edited on 01/03/07 @ 02:49 PM]

Sir Ravenclaw Yippe! I look forward to playing your SH map :p
Dido surajsubba now I look at you like master of the game indeed!If I havo to create a copy of this map, it will take me about 10 years I think.I mean it looks imposible for me to create map like that!WoW you are genius! ;)
AliQ and AZ Playability: 5
(It was interesting and fun)

Balance: 4
(One of the players had less or more things but it was pritty good)

Creativity: 5
(The dragon look's wery realistick)

Map Design: 5
(The disign was nice =))

Story/Instructions: 5
(The story was long and interesting)

Additional Comments:
Your Drogon and the Skull dude were cool!!!

[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 12/19/08 @ 12:02 PM]

File Author
Skull dude? lol..

Thank you for the review. U could add a little more to each category though.

I like unbalanced maps.They give players of different skill levels their choice of ais and diffulty levels as the maps have location/place advantages/disadvantages.U pointed out that some keeps were exposed to lesser resources.Yes they are supposed to.In this map,iron and stone are unbalanced.By placing yourself on the plateu it'll increase the difficulty abit. I recommend that!The player will have a tough time gathering food and stone.

BTW i liked your new map "shadowlands".

Good gaming
Suraj Subba

[Edited on 01/04/07 @ 03:49 PM]

File Author
Has anybody tried playing the map 1v4 at full computer advantage?? I'd appreciate more comments and reviews.

DKS_Merlin how do you illiminate some of the buildings in this map? Like you can not place a lookout tower. I can change the things in your map by pressing "alt ," But If I create my own map how can I iliminate things?

Awesome job on this map, simply amazing!
File Author
Towers and seige equpments are among the many things disabled in the map. U cannot disable things if the map's a skirmish one. So u have to change the map type to a single scenario by pressing ALT+ , (that's ALT and Comma). Then disable the things u want to.

Good luck
Suraj Subba
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