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Characters and Story Line

In Stronghold you play the son of the King's advisor.

Introduction

As soon as the King had marched his army into the barbarian homeland, the inevitable rumors of a plot to seize the throne began to spread. A few seasons into the war, the capture of the King was reported from abroad sparking disorder among the peasantry.

Sure enough, the enemy grabbed this opportunity to invade and after several bloody engagements the splintered country became locked in civil war. When the initial onslaught had finished, your father attempted to negotiate a treaty, arranging a meeting at the Stronghold of Duc Beauregard. Along the way there was an ambush and your father, along with several other lords, was brutally hacked down by a band of unknown raiders.

With no treaty signed, the enemy continued their assault forcing county after county to yield until the country was lost.

Bruised and exhausted, you have been beaten back to a forest on an overlooked peninsula where it is rumored a small band of bedraggled troops are hiding. Although you believe there is little hope, maybe from this refuge you can at least avenge your father's death.

Story

Deep in Devon you are trying to find the last troops that are still loyal to the King. With the help of the King's councillor, Lord Woolsack, and one of his knights, Sir Longarm, you will set out on an epic quest to take the country back from the clutches of the usurpers. In a series of encounters you will meet the cowardly Duc de Puce (The Rat), the conniving Duc Beauregard (The Snake), the vile Duc de Truffe (The Pig) and the enigmatic Wolf.

Each has his own favoured tactics and troops, each will fight you differently. Only if you succeed in beating them all will you restore the kingdom.

Loyal Advisors
  Lord Woolsack
  Sir Longarm
Enemies
  Duc de Puce (The Rat)
  Duc Beauregard (The Snake)
  Duc de Truffe (The Pig)
  Duc Volpe (The Wolf)
Others
  The King
  The Jester
  The Black Friar