You are part of the history of Falkenstein, a castle with a living history. Although it really exists and the map based on it, the map is not a model of Falkenstein. The History is complete fictional.
My maps are more simulations than stratetic fights. As simulations, they are as real as possible und represents always the lifetime of a ruler. You are this ruler, and your task will be to survive the time. These times will be sometimes very peacefully ( ;.)) may be, to peacefully), sometimes you will have nearly no chance.
There are changes in the scripting. Your castle has now only weak defenses, and it is up to you, if and in which way you build up your army or if you neclect it und concentrate on the economy. At the End of the introduction you will find your tasks and all possible hardship which could hit you.
History and introduction
In 1135 Hugo von Baaden establishes castle Falkenstein as a family castle on a narrow burr. His brother is feuding with him violently, however, is defeated and is held as a prisoner on the castle.
In 1154 Hugo von Baaden dies childless. His brother Aldemar is released and takes over the fortress. He is appointed the imperial finance officer and now is called count of Falkenstein. After the death of the king the counties fight for the throne . After the first small fights the count's wars begins.
1154 - 1180 (26 Years): Everyday problems and the war of the counts.
You are the new count Falkenstein (Snake) and you know, you can pass only, if you your power strongest. However, there are everyday problems, dryness, plague, looter with fire, wolves. And then the riots begin, signs of a big war ....
This is mainly a mission of economy:
Many castles on small mountain plateaus were not destroyed, they were simply left if they lost her meaning. They were too narrow, humid, unhomy and too expensive in the preservation. Exactly this could be your fate too. You do not own enough gold, and the economy of your county is very susceptible. You have to fight first with looters, wolves and dryness, but also with fire. The wars will slowly begin around the throne. A lot you will not feel, only every now and then small troops will penetrate. Your fortress is in danger hardly. But the mercenaries will lay waste your country and damage the economy even more....