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Dark Water: Cathe Island

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 5
Balance: Balanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1

Dark Water: Cathe Island

The east generally, Cathe & Terag are enamored of philosophy, mysticism and altruism, soul-culture, emancipation of the senses from the thralldom of fleshly appetites that soul and sense might join hands in the service of the good, the true and the beautiful. Such are the central ideas of the leaders of Cathe. The masses and their leaders are so immersed in creation and expression of the pure principles in art and architecture, in trade and commerce, in life and daily drudgery, on building political and social institutions which will enable the many to live and labor like the cultured few, that their splendid gold is spent on the cause of peace rather than to bring forth the weapons of war. Offensive wars are never thought of, and even preparations for defense against outside attacks are not seriously considered. The island of Cathe will soon become an open target for the ambitious arms of foreign foes. The only army they have, are the Cathen warriors who have settled on the island long before early trade routes were established. They are men of fiery spirits who take pride in and glorify the passion of war.

In the long and eventful years that follow, foreign invasions occupy most of the neighboring islands. The invaders seem to prefer the glory conquests of war to the slow achievements of peace. This does not go unrecognized. Their penetration into Terag and the rearing of their empire brings the cathens to their wake. Allies are approached for assistance to raise companies of scouts and to raise fortifications with little of what they can gather.Come dawn, a cathen warrior sensing trouble, spots the silhouette of a heads against the skyline and quickly warns others. The enemy moves nearer to where the horses are tied up in an attempt to stampede them, but the scouts immediately respond to the alarm and starts to engage with the enemy.The element of surprise is lost because a few eager soldiers rushed before the order to attack was given.Loading the ballistaes, torching the presoaked fields, dumping scorching oil, the soldiers try to fend off the ambush.

The cathens are able to hold off the onslaught. One of the key enemy leaders of the engagement is killed during the battle. Danger awaits these as retaliations will only result to larger invasions in the days that will follow. Those will indeed be the days of tragedy for the island of Cathe.

Author's Notes:

This is the first of three skirmish maps leading to the continuation of the "Dark Water" series. It has especially been designed for a 1v4 skirmish. Player color-Blue.

Download the Second map of the series - Dark Water: Ellur

I hope you have as much fun as i have creating it.

Suraj Subba

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Amir88 Its a great map. surajsubba is best editor of skirmishes maps....keep it !
King Bret Popo Another excellent map!
SUBINDXSUBIN I will download and rate it later.

[Edited on 05/03/07 @ 01:33 PM]

Venomrider One of the nicest skirmish maps you've made yet, keep up the excellent work.
Dragol absolutly amazing map some serious talent here good work
Matt_The_Wise hey guys i need a favor?

i cant up load files and i whant too post a file wich you get all of the bonus AIs like the wazir and all.

let me know .
Kid1412 hello, Surajsubba! I wanted to see more of your excellent map like this. But,in 2009-2010, I never seen your map again (I'm new here but when I see a thousands downloads of your maps, i click it for description, and see many of your minimaps' maps, Its look awesome!), why now you not making & submit yours? where is the next chapter of Dark Water? I wanted to see... :)
I hope you'll read this :)
P.S. sorry for the English :)

Terima Kasih,

aqualord123 make the map mabye harder?, if u can have 3quarries and 5iron mines, thats an automatic strong economy, yet... You were smart enough to be able to have ppl able to attack you, this is obviously going to be fun for any1, but some extreme professionals may be bored.


[Edited on 07/27/10 @ 10:56 AM]

IrishWarlord You always make great maps.

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