The year is 1170 where the story begins. A Lord named Alzakira and his fiance travelled in hope to find new lands in which they hope to live there lives in peace with friends and family together out of the way of war, corruption and high taxes. They hope of running a small town. Dreams are all very well, but then again....
In 1174 after travelling though a rough mounting range, uncharted in the map, they came across a small war/slave party, which joined them on their travels until they came to an opening where they set camp. The slaves where ordered to scout the area with the aid of the archers to see if they could find food. The air around them smelled a little salty and they realised soon that there where near the ocean. As day was dawning the small party arrived back and they describe what they saw.
Through the harsh bushes just around them there is a forest with plenty of game and near a beach northeast of them was a small family with a tavern and a house and a healing house. These people where getting lonely and because the slaves mention Alzakira dream, she said would they like to set it up here and in place sure enough to hold a small population. They agreed on one condition.... that was only to keep from harms way and not to be destroyed if not needed to.
So a small keep was made, an armoury (with the weapons from the lost) and a well. As well as house.
Then in the Year 1175, May, in the morning, there was a huge explosion deep within the forest. After some time, it was discovered that it was a meteor and that it had opened up iron and stone pits as well as spreading in in some locations (a little near the keep). After some time also a marsh was discovered and then they discovered they had valuable resources available to them but they left them as it was for now...
two years later though this all changed and this small town will need to be set up but... with the war equipment because a Lord from the Arabian force has heard stories of a place like this and want to seize control of this to wage war on foreign countries. She believes that with this place.. It could win almost anything without effort.
so in the year 1182 this had been discovered and yet this small outpost/town dream was now to be changed and Alzakira was going to have to fight for his rights to rule this land.
This map is one of my first shared with people though I have made some for the fun of it XD.
I have read and looked at other people work and though I would try this Invasion.
It is set so that the last 3 invasion parties are of the Lord (female) and the in the last one she is one of the knights (why not a? :p) so have fun getting there though I don’t think it will be that difficult
note that the starting forces are the one from the story and if your wondering why they are hurt it is due to the fight from the wild (I used lions for this)
Also the oasis in the middle and things i have made it that way on purpose because this is meant to be a rich soiled land and if you have any tips on how to make that bit better without damaging it (like being able to build there and stuff) fell free to comment because for this map to look good but also in line with this story.
I hope you enjoy this map and that i hope that it will be fun for you to play it as i have developed it
**note** sorry for any spelling mistakes but i hope you can make heads and tails of this.
Sorry for the few of you that have downloaded this map because i made it start in the year 1210 which is towards the end. and i made all the events at the start all go at once... so my apoligies go out to you and i have started it in the year 1184
Posted on 11/01/07 @ 11:10 AM
Well the island is square. Not pretty. Not natural. Only good thing i found is that mountain (big one) it looks good. Just keep on going.
Bartimaeus M File Author
Posted on 11/01/07 @ 03:45 PM
sorry for it being square but thx for the mountin comment (i like thats x~D)