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Mission1: Reuniting Kernave

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NTala
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Easy
Made with version: 1.2
Minimap:
First mission of the "Fighting the Inevitable" campaign.

It was a dark and moody day, when knights and noblemen gathered in the green valley of Siesartis. They all mourned Duc Dangerutis - the ruler of Lithuania. Many men attended, as whisper echoed in the valley.
-He was the reuniter in great urgency.
-He was a terrific warrior... Yet he always seeked peace.
-The land was indead peaceful after Voluine.
They stood and watched, as Duc Dangerutis' body was lit and turned to ashes in flames. Then a young woman started pouring sand on the remains of the Duc. The men began to sing, as they watched flames ease. Then finally the flame was extinguished, the men started bringing weapons and jewelery into the burial ground.
Suddenly a young man broke through and dropped a golden necklase into the sand, while whispering something silently. As he was doing that, two men approached him. One was a scarred man with a patch on his eye and a burnt arm. The other one was an old yet strong man with long grey hair. The old man spoke:
-Always nice to see you, Mindaugas.
Mindaugas raised his head with bitterness and anger in his eyes.
-It's a shame that...
-No, it's just war,- Mindaugas said.
-Yes, but...
-It's a travesty,- the scarred man interrupted the old man. The Bulevichs should have ended that conflict.
-Yes, but Mindaugas shouldn't have killed Vismantas.
-That stupid and arrogant scoundrel shouldn't have sieged that county. Mindaugas is not of the peaceful and kind-hearted type... It was destiny, Zhivinbudas.
-Yes, Daujota, but after that murder all of his brothers intervened and the land confederation was destroyed.
-It was ment to be destroyed. Kintibutas and Vanbutas were fihting with Bickshis, Ligeikis was sieging Erdvilas' castle,- Daujota said promptly.
-Yes, but, while we quarel amongst ourselves, the crysaders are looting our lands. The Livon ian Order has sent a massive army to Zemaitija. The Ducs have left Vykintas to fight off those murderers alone,- Zhivinbudas shouted nervously. If he falls... We're in grave danger.
-Enough,- Mindaugas said loudly.
And with that Mindaugas left the two men, jumped on his horse and rode of in the midst of a fog.
He rode fevershly not understanding why, but he senced something was wrong. And then he reachted Kernave, he saw the grim sight of a massacre and fire devastating the villages near Kernave. Suddenly a blooded man ran out of the forest screaming. He saw two Viltenis' spearmen chasing him(he could tell that from their orange uniforms). Mindaugas rushed over and stabbed them. The blooded man screamed out:
-Thank you, my Lord!
Mindaugas retreated to a nearby hill and started gathering men and resourses.

Your mission is to crush the enemy forcies in the area and raise 3000 gold for the rebuiltment of the county. Duc Viltenis' forcies have taken over all the trade routes and a village west of Kernave. Try to take this key points before charging to Viltenis' castle on the other side of the river. Also you must find Vilikaila. He once challenged your uncle for this county, but after suffering a devastating defeat he hid out somewhere in the forest. Find him and kill him.

Hints:
1. Try to kill all the enemy troops in the county before the attacks get more serious.
2. You must clear all the road blockades and kill Vilikaila first, since stone is held in that area.
3. Gather stone in order to raise gold. Stone is the only thing you can sell.
4. You don't have to take Viltenis' castle, but you know: offense is more fun than defense.

Historical quetes:
In 1201 the crusaders of the Livonian Order founded a town on the coast of the Baltic Sea. They named it Riga. One year later the pope has established the military Christ kinght Order, which had to fight the pagans. Soon the Order conquered all the estonian and lettish lands. By 1207 the Order had started attacking lithuanian and other baltic lands. Reacting to the posed threat Duc Dangerutis and the other Ducs formed an alliance in order to repel the invaders. The first treaty between the Ducs has been established in 1212. The best well-known is the 1219 "Voluine" treaty between 21 Lithuanian Ducs and 3 powerful russian Ducs. Dangerutis power spanded through a big teritory, but soon a great opposition arouse to his power and the lands collapsed into civil war once more. Mindaugas was the man who continued his uncles' mission in reuniting the country.

Personality: Duc Viltenis Bulevichius "The Rat"
The only surviving son of Eitvilas Bulevich. His age is circa 45-55 years. Like Duc Dangerutis he has also tried to form alliances in order to save the land. Although he was a bad warlord, he gained many allies and friends (including Duc Karijonas). After the deaths of his three brothers(Vismantas, Edivelis and Sprudeikis) he started single-handedly controlling all of Dainava. He has vowed to find and kill Mindaugas, since he has killed all of his brothers during a conflict between his brothers and Mindaugas with Duc Dangerutis.

Map explanation:
Counties marked in the orange colour belong to Duc Viltenis Bulevichius "The Rat"
Counties marked in the yellow colour belong to Duc Norgaila Rushkavichius "The Snake"
Counties marked in the red colour belong to Duc Karijonas "The Pig"
Counties marked in the black colour belong to Duc Vykintas "The Wolf"
Counties marked in brown are neutral.
The Black cross shows, where the mission is held.
Other things in the map are explained.
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TwoDie Lithuanian? Great job men :D
NTala
File Author
Hi, rewiews and comments are welcome. Just don't be too critical:) This is my first map I have sent to this syte.
Lord_of_Hell Man, the story looks good. And so do the design! I think the map deserves a review.
AZ ViTrAzhAs Agreed, nice to see fellow Lithuanians :)

Looks like a promising map, I like the small river feature, blends really well.
peter2008 I want to complaint, lol. The idea is great and highly original. I played the map on very hard, had 96 population (with only deer on the map!), fought off the invasions well. All together an exciting job to do, some very original constellations resulted in rare screen shots. I occupied all the estates, even killed the red Pig Lord because my Lord opened the wall! Then, when I had finally reached the 6.000 gold, the win message by the Rat came, but no "victory" was triggered.
In-game it says, "Kill the Wolf", but there is no purple (not yellow) Lord on very hard - on easy there he is, but the game doesn't notice his death. In the editor it says, "Kill 600 enemies (300 on normal)". I slaughtered them the hundreds, but unfortunately the game didn't recognize the count. Did anyone face the same problem?

[Edited on 01/01/09 @ 06:56 PM]

NTala
File Author
Sorry guys. Just behore sending the map, I changed one of victory conditions from kill the enemy Lord to kill 300 enemy troops. Some how it's shown as Kill the Wolf. I sent the original version. Everything should be ok... If you find more mistakes please tell me...

[Edited on 01/02/09 @ 04:59 AM]

peter2008 Hi NTala,

good idea. Played again, the fifth time, and it WORKs now. Congrats, review is sure.

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Rating
4.3
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design3.5
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
Downloads:553
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:704.13 KB
Added:12/30/08
Updated:01/02/09