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The Pilgrims' Progress (Map 6 in Saviour of Léugìm)

Author File Description
Suicide Squad
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:

Other uploaded scenarios in the Campaign:

1. Mardonton - The siege
2. Bealaigh Hill -The Ambush
3. An Unlikely Saviour
4. The Lost Estate
5. Mountain's Fist
7. The City of Columbar
8. Ithélâ's Challenge
9. Mountain's Fist - The Healing
10. Ending a Dire Threat

The Pilgrims' Progress

Map No.6 in The Saviour of Léugìm Community Campaign.

Protect a group of defenceless pilgrims as they visit holy sites in Monument Valley. Lord Dayon's murderous, evil forces lie in wait.

This not your usual invasion map. You have no economy to worry about. It is purely a miltary and puzzle challenge.

Your force is small. The enemy is strong. You cannot win by brute force alone...

Story

You, Gregory are on your way to speak with Ithélâ, the ice god. You and your small force come across a group of pilgrims on a pilgrimage to Monument Valley. You agree to escort them in return for information about the best route to the Ice god's fortress.



The pilgrims tell you that the town in Monument Valley was founded, long go, by descendants of Ithélâ himself. They were ordered to make the monument and the shrines in the valley. They were also ordered to spread word to the towns nearby that the people had to show their faith to Ithélâ by visiting these shrines. The town is protected by Älkron, the legendary, immortal, knight. He stands at the entrance of the town, and has been there for centuries. For as long as they can remember the pilgrims have come to visit and pray at the Monument and the shrines. And so it was for their fathers, and their fathers' fathers, and their father's fathers' fathers. But this time Lord Dayon's murdeous, evil, forces lie in wait. It is up to you, Gregory, to protect the innocent and defend the defenceless...



Read the full story, by Lord Micheal I, in the zip file. You may even find that it will help you in the challenge you now face...

Campaign Map

Click thumbnail pic to see 250k JPEG

Instructions

  1. Get your troops moving IMMEDIATELY!
  2. Keep as many of the pilgrim group alive as you can. Lose too many and you face defeat at the end.
  3. You have no economy to worry about.
  4. Other peasants may appear at the Monument. However they will not contribute to any victory because Lord Dayon's men will eventually seek them out and murder them. The Monument is indefensible. You cannot defend it nor should you try to. Do not think of it as your keep. It is just a monument. You have no keep on this map. The pilgrim group is what you are pledged to protect.
  5. You are not just responsible for the safety of the pilgrims. You must take a hand in guiding them on the safest possible route. You can influence the route they take. How? That would be telling...
  6. With the instructions in the zip you will find details of the pilgrims' planned route along with a graphic showing the route.
  7. There is a sequence of hints files in the zip to help if you get stuck.

Objectives



On Normal setting, at least 10 of the original pilgrims must be alive when time runs out, otherwise you lose.


On Very Hard setting you cannot afford to lose a single pilgrim.

Hints for all players

With the instructions in the zip you find details of the pilgrims' planned route along with a graphic showing the route.

Armed with the knowledge of where the pilgrims will go next you can be pro-active...


Panoramic view of the map:-

Authors' Notes

This not your usual invasion map. It is more of a puzzle map. Until you figure out how to win it is impossible. Once you have figured out how to win it is quite easy. So we have classified the map as Hard to reflect this impossible/easy dicotomy.



This screnario was designed by both Sir Ravenclaw and myself (ericgolf). So it was decided to submit it as by The Suicide Squad. In the Zip you will find a more extensive authors' notes about the creating of the scenario.


This map may well drive you crazy. I hope you enjoy it and win in the end. Please leave comments to say how you get on. Cheers, Ericgolf :-)


Have fun with the map and we hope it's up to the campaign's standards ^^ , Sir Ravenclaw.

Zip Contents

The zip also contains a set of HTML pages giving access to the following:-
- ReadMeFirst.html - instructions on how to unpack the zip to access the information.
- Full instructions including a map showing the pilgrims planned route.
- a sequence of Hints files
- the full story by Lord Michael I
- the campaign map jpeg file.

Acknowledgements

Authors who worked on this particular scenario were:
Sir Ravenclaw and Ericgolf. Lord Michael I wrote the story;
Playtesters were Lord Michael I, artofmath (who tested it to destruction ;-), Dougleass, and EvillerCheese.
Also Thanks to: FroobaChoob for starting and organising the campaign;
Younghappy for taking over from FroobaChoob when he had to go offline;
Sir Ravenclaw for the campaign logo graphic;
Younghappy for creating all the campaign maps and submitting news articles;
SHH staff for posting up the news articles;
Ericgolf for the DL page template.
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AuthorComments   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
younghappy Ah great to see the map up :)

This is a great map everyone, we hope you enjoy it and any feed back is much appreciated
surajsubba 1st try - 0 peasant left

EDIT:I'm on my second try now. Very Interesting map. Excellent terraining btw.

[Edited on 12/07/07 @ 01:46 PM]

ericgolf
Staff
Thanks, for your kind words about the terraining :-) Don't forget about the hints files if you get *really* stuck. If you unpack all the zip files into a folder and open the ReadMeFirst.htm then you get access to a stepped sequence of three hints pages giving you gradually more hints. Also LMI's story has a kind of "hinty" nature to it too...
Dumptrailer2 7th download :)

Looks Like another good map for this campaign :D

I might review it, don't expect it though.
ericgolf
Staff
Thank you, Timballisto, for your detailed review. You have praised some of the aspects of the map that I put a lot of work into and that is good to know they were appreciated. And I am sure you will have made Sir Ravenclaw happy too as you have praised parts that he worked hard on too. Thank you also for your generous score.
Glad you enjoyed the map. And if you can beat it on normal… Well it really is not that much trickier on Hard and even Very Hard.
ericgolf
Staff
Thankyou for your generous and detailed review, Sulis.

So glad you enjoyed as much as you did.

I bet Sir Ravenclaw, LMI and the rest of the campaign team will be pleased at your reaction :)
Sir Ravenclaw I am completely beyond words.. I hadn't been keeping tabs on this map, I'm surprised to see two perfect reviews..
Ericgolf is being too modest, to be honest I did the easy work, ericgolf did everything else - the long and delicate procedures, the brains behind the map, the scripting and the finishing touches.

Sorry ericgolf, I just had to say, you were giving me too much credit :)
I appreciate the praise for the parts that I did do, thank you very much :D

I'm just so glad that the map's rating is perfect so far, 300 downloads too, this map has been a success so far :)
Thanks to everyone!

[Edited on 01/07/08 @ 04:48 PM]

Hypernova90 Wow this minimap looks so detailed and awesome!! I think i'll give it a try. And how do you upload an image of the entire map ?
ericgolf
Staff
Thanks Hypernova, If you ask your question in the Senario design forum there will be more space for me or whoever else is there to answer it better :)

http://stronghold.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forum/display.cgi?action=t&fn=4

[Edited on 01/13/08 @ 02:22 PM]

Hypernova90 Ok tnx for the tip. If it's so much work then i think i will let it pass by. I thought it would be that easy to explain :P It's not that i was planning to submit a map anyway ( I'm just beginning with mapmaking and love the tricks you guys use in all those maps )

But the map! OMG this is the most creative maps i've seen till now! The citizens who walk the way between the keep and the statues! And the enemy's who are hidden and ambush my little army and the citizens. I even didn't see some enemies if i flattened the map ( AWESOME! )And last the invasion that killed my citizens ! GREAT! They took the mountain pass and slaughtered everyone :D I haven't been able to complete this map but this is way more fun then all those invasions because of the creativity ! I just wanted to say really great job and i'll hope to write a review soon.
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:5,649
Favorites: [Who?]1
Size:1.08 MB
Added:12/05/07