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Serpent Castle

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Title: Serpent Castle
Type: Stronghold Invasion
Size: 400x400
Difficulty: Hard
Version: 1.0
Author: Derek Jordan (MacemanDerek)

After coming home from his afternoon walk, King Coppertoe shrugged and rested his arms on his desk. *CRASH* *SLAM* the door comes tumbling off the wall and a village peasant runs in shouting. "Sire! Sire! The springs have gone wild! Sire!". Coppertoe jumps up with a surprised frighten look on his face "What!? What’s wrong with the springs???". The peasant trying to catch his breath quickly exclaimed "The springs where we gather water from have flooded! Our mills can't handle the force of the water, soon it will stream against the castle walls, we can't afford to have the walls collapse!". The king in terror replied "Ok, get the men out there! Do what ever is possible to hold the water back. Hurry! We must be ready for when Duke Volpe attacks".
Down at the campfire peasants were rushing everywhere as a head knight gave them orders. “Start mining men! We need to gather 500 stone to stop the raging springs, get to work!” Hours past of building quarries as every peasant in the kingdom is helping out. Still with little stone, King Coppertoe almost assures it’s a defeat. Practically the water was on the enemy’s team, nothing but a miracle could help them now.
"My liege! Urgent message from Earl Baroom, Duke Volpe’s men have destroyed our outlying war camp, a few of the soldiers retreated back to the castle in time, however hundreds of our men’s bodies lay at the foot of the enemy!” Coppertoe barely believing this pouts with a horrified voice “We have underestimated them, within hours we will all be dead.” He suddenly has a boost of confidence. In a loud deep voice to all of Serpent’s army, king Coppertoe announces. “Duke Bourbon’s army is within a mile from were we stand. Every man, woman, and child will stay with us until the end, we fight for honor! No one will turn back! For Serpent Castle comrades! Victory or Death!!!”

Goals for Victory:
Achieve Stone:
-Easy: 225
-Normal: 450
-Hard: 675
-Very Hard: 900
Keep King Coppertoe alive
Note:You are not allowed to delete anything that was preplaced on the map, and you are only allowed to build buildings inside the current castle.

Game play Level:
Beginners/Intermediates - I highly recommend choosing an easier map.
Advanced - Play at ‘Easy’ setting.
Elite - Play at ‘Normal’ setting.
Note: ‘Hard‘ and ‘Very Hard’ are impossible to beat from what I know, but I would like to see someone beat it on these. :)

The moat is made of sea, so the only way in is through the front gatehouse. Keep this spot extra protected and you’ll have a better chance at achieving victory.
For more hints and tips email me at

This map took me over 150 hours to construct, write the story, and create everything for it, so I hope you download it and play it a least once. Also please! Please! Please! Rate it and give me comments. Good or bad, they both I would like to hear.

Good Luck, And Have Fun!
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Lord Blood Hawk
Map Design5.0
WOW! Maceman Derek, as you know, I have been waiting for this map for a while. And I am impressed! Beautiful map, awsome design, and the scenario played out quite well. My computer was lagging somewhat even before the invasion, hehe.

Playability: 5
This map was challenging and a lot of fun. The map played out quite well, I didn't spot anything that needed improvement with the gameplay. Massive invasion forces beat you up while playing. My defenses had a tricky time withstanding the attackers.

This is quite a tricky map, not for the faint of heart. I managed to achieve victory on Easy mode, but on Normal, I was not so lucky. My defenses pretty much withered up and died on Normal difficulty. I think that maybe I am not fast enough on the setup of my castle, I'm not entirely sure.

A very nice creative map! The castle is quite amazing and the river overflowing was an interesting idea. The whole map is smothered with creativity. I can't say much more without giving the map away.

Map Design:5
I would give a 6 if possible. The castle walls are amazing! Palistone everywhere! The multiple levels really made the castle shine. The rugged terrain and landscape was quite well done. I'm not sure if I could have done better myself. The map really was well designed and thought out.

The story wasn't too long but yet it gave a background for the map. Short and sweet, but yet a little more map instructions could have been included. The map still plays well, and that's what really matters.

OVERALL: An awsome map by MacemanDerek. Quite difficult if you don't know how to hussle or create a good stable economy. A very fun map that really makes you work in order to win. Massive invasions, a beautiful castle, and some challenging events really make this map what it truly is. FUN. An excellent invasion scenario submitted by Maceman Derek. Now stop reading this review and go download this map!!

-Lord Blood Hawk

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