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The Final Stand

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
This is the second map i've submitted to Stronghold Haven. This map is a siege mission, however, due to some AI difficulties I couldn't get it to work in defence, so don't try it, or else it won't work.

In this map you play Emilia NightHaven, attacking one of the three Barbarian warlords who plague the region, I should of made it an invasion but I didn't think the AI would bugger up so... Sorry.

=== Story ===

After the reckoning, life was hard for me in this new land. I was still just a child, and I had no family to watch over me. If not for the kindness of an elderly enchantress, I don't think I would have survived. Shifana protected me, became like a second mother. Then age claimed her, and once again I was alone.

Perhaps that is why it was so easy for me to leave shifanas home when the Barbarians threatened our town. The destruction caused by Bronx's murderous horde was still too fresh in our minds, so we packed up our most prized possessions and left.

It wasn't until I came to a crossroads and really looked at the lost, hopeless expressions on everyones faces that I realized this was wrong. Why are we abandoning our homes so easily? Was it because we had felt homeless ever since the destruction of Erathia? Or were we simply cowards?

I shouted "Why do we let these thugs rule our lives?!"

Before I knew it i had everyones attention, so I had to say something, or i'd look like a complete fool.

"I'm just like the rest of you - I lost everything to the reckoning. This..." I said, waving my arm to encompass the world around " ... Isn't our home! So why fight for it?"

My audience looked at eachother briefly, wondering what I was talking about.

"But if we don't fight for it, what do we have? We'll never have a home, will we? We can bend like everyone else, or we can stand up to the chaos and break it before it breaks us! I don't know about the rest of you, but I would like some sense, no, some order back into my life!"

My audience glanced at eachother again, realising that this was the time to fight, the refugees gathered thier weapons, swords, bows and arrows, maces, and whatever the could use. "We will strike the fortress of Bronx!!"

The battle had begun...

* This map is to be played as ATTACKER only, there were some difficultis in trying to play as defender, like lazy troops. The only way I could make it work was by making it an attacking siege, so please do NOT play as defender...

Also, be careful of what you destroy in this castle, if you destroy some of the stairwells, it will make it impossible to reach certain places.

And i'll like to thank Dougleass for giving me inspiration for this map, in thier map 'Mountain Fist'. I would also like to thank WarLord_Designs for giving me inspiration on terraining, thanks! x]

Thanks and... Enjoy!

P.s. Please leave comments telling me where to improve, and any glitches you found so I can correct them, and update the file, I have playtested but I may have missed something.


I have made more defenders on the fortress, making it harder.

I couldn't make indestructable stairs, I did, but when I re-opened the map the stairs dissapeared and turned it into rock terrain, making it impossible to use them, so I just left it, you have to make sure that you just don't destroy the stairs, simple as. x]

Gold has been removed from use, making it so you can't use siege equipment, so on the siege menu, when you select your attacking force, make sure you get rid of the engineers. x]

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