I know the map looks really like Isengard and sure I admit that much of the inspiration came from it. So why i don't just name the Map "Isengard". Well, i think the Stronghold Crusader "Near East setting" with all it's cactuses, churches, olive trees etc. doesn't really fits to that what i imagine, if i think about middle earth. Hence my Plan was to transfer the idea of a Lord occupy an ancient, maybe once beautiful place and turns it in all his greed for Power and with all available means of cruelty into something like a proto-industrial military complex. I think the AI Character of the Sheriff fits with his capitalistic mentality very well in this concept. In Stronghold Crusader he runs in my opinion (if he have enough time) the most effective economy of all AI Lords. Yet he get mostly underestimated by the most Players because of he is really easy to defeat with fire.
Enough talked. Have fun with the map. I would be glad for some feedback.