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The Ourea II-By Warlord Designs

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Greetings to all of the SH community,

Arthus has once again busied himself with another free-build, and it is with great pleasure that I can announce its arrival. Drawing on what we loved in the first Ourea Map, the second in the series combines much of what we enjoyed in the first map with some new improvements. Plenty of space and the option to build in the more challenging heights, offers the player a greater variety of options when playing the map.

The map features an invisible signpost, which is located in the west corner of the mountains. A trial invasion may be wise before deciding to settle.

Well let’s not delay it any longer.

We hope your enjoy The Ourea II.

Here’s a snippet of the story…

The Ourea II

Deep in the Germanic wilderness a road winds to a great extent along a river that passes through and runs with the Danube. The path is still and the air cold. Mist hugs the ground in the mornings and hides by the afternoon. The nights are unbearable…

Three soldiers march towards camp…
It is morning.

Deep bellows ring out amongst the trees stirring birds from their roosts.

“Victor surely there is no soldier in the kings army as ugly as you.”
“ Well now I’m not so sure of that, you my dear friend can’t be too far behind,” Victor replied, fighting back tears.
“Please don’t be so modest Victor, the pleasure, I assure you, is all yours.”
“Will you both shut up! You are like two little girls…this place is dangerous.”
“Lord protect me, said Victor crossing himself. Would you fancy that Bruce? Mathew says it’s dangerous.”

“Oh yes”, replied Bruce…”like the couple of savage women in the last raid, they could dish a fair slap”…

Mathew stops and is still. Bruce and Victor joke on. Before long Bruce turns and sees Mathew.

“What the bloody hell are you doing?” calls Bruce.
“Quiet, I heard something.”

The sound of dead branches breaking underfoot sends Mathew’s gaze over the river. Above crows spill from their high roosts, their harrowing calls echo outward into the abyss. Mathew’s breathing begins to grow heavier and his heartbeat more intense. He looks to his friends but finds no one. Fear grips him and around him the trees seem to grow taller blocking out more and more of the suns white rays. The forest around Mathew begins to spin, faster and faster until it brings him to his knees, his hands grasping his head in agony. He begins to scream…

Best wishes from the both of us,

Have fun.

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We will, im well on my way to finishing off this trilogy :)

Come join us in the forums mate, you can make suggestions as to what you want in the next 'Ourea'
Duke_Of_Leeds I love the way you make your minimaps fatastic,im gusssing you went to aim to make your minimap look good on this one aswell.
Duke_Of_Leeds i used invasions to come in using the F1 butten haha ,but i wanted to play it like an invasion i built a high castle in the mountains were my keep was and a resnobly deffended granny in the bottem in the feilds.
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yeah guilty, i made sure every single stone i placed looked good on the minimap. I won't submit maps unless the minimap looks appealing. Anyway glad you like it mate.
ateam55 Wow Brilliant map
WL_D Arthus Thanks mate, glad you like it :)
gilbertgea WL_D,

I'm no SH expert, I just love playing the game on occasion. That said, your maps are more like works of art. Very nice attention to detail and simply a joy to look at, especially when zoomed out. I would like to learn your technique for creating landscapes.

I was wondering... What is the point behind that burning farm? Is it "eye-candy" or is it part of the map's story? I opened the map thinking I might use the landscape for something and tried to get rid of it, but couldnt figure out how to do it.

Anyhow, keep them coming! You mentioned a part III? Hope to see it soon.


WL_D Arthus You are too kind, many thanks :)

The farm is just a little fun, both part of the story and eyecandy. If you start the map up you'll see after you place the keep a villager rushes to the lake and gets some water to put out the fire, i used a little trick there hoping people would find it amusing.

If you like i can send you the map without the farm :)
gilbertgea WL_D Arthus,

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Yes, I would enjoy seeing the map without the burning farm. Please contact me at gilbertgea (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks again,

WL_D Arthus Sorry i could not help further, i sent you what i had and look forward to hearing from you in the future :)
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