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Postby Kalah » Jan 26 2011, 23:30

Two weeks ago, questions were submitted to the Heroes VI developers, and the time has come for them to cough up some answers. This time, the focus is on the Ashan timeline. <br> <br><b>Q: How much time passes between the <i>M&M Heroes V</i> games? How many years pass total between the beginning of H5 to the end of <i>Tribes of the East</i>?</b> <br> <br>A: The essential dates to remember, and what is really important in the big picture, is the time that passes between the end of the original H5 game (YSD 969) and the beginning of Dark Messiah (YSD 990). Those twenty years are the period in which Sareth, son of Queen Isabel and Kha-Beleth, who is the potential Dark Messiah, grows up. <br> <br><b>Q: What happens to the Sylvan faction after their High King Alaron dies? Who takes charge of Irollan?</b> <br> <br>A: Findan, due to his exemplary conduct during Queen Isabel's War, is appointed regent. It is a safe choice, as he has never coveted the throne and his integrity is unquestioned. Thus, it will lie to him to decide how the next ruler and ruling clan will be selected. This is a separate episode in the history of Irollan. <br> <br><b>Q: What other Dark Elf Clans exist besides Shadowbrand, Soulscar and Nightshard? And what other Free Cities exist besides Stonehelm?</b> <br> <br>A: Further details of the Dark Elves are planned to be unveiled in future episodes, so we would rather not give out that information right now. Other notable Free Cities include Foster's Reach, Listmoor, Eridan Crossing, and Karthal. And there is another one that the community will learn more about over the coming months ... <br> <br><b>Q: Are there really 3 moons in Ashan? If so, which one is the Primordial Dragon Asha buried in? Can all 3 open the gate to the demon prison during eclipse?</b> <br> <br>A: Ashan has only a single moon where Asha lives to overlook her creation. The moon is in fact a cocoon that Asha wove around herself to heal and rest after the Dragon Wars. However, this moon, like ours, has several phases, and the people of Ashan consider that, like Asha, it has three main aspects, or "faces": <br> <br>1) The face of Death (the Spider Queen), symbolized by the New Moon. <br>2) The face of Life (the White Mother), symbolized by the Full Moon. <br>3) The face of Destiny (the Blind Maiden), symbolized by the Changing Moon. <br> <br>As the moon is Asha's realm, within Ashan's fiery core is Urgash's prison. A Blood Moon Eclipse is a time when the planet Ashan blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon; Asha is thus "eclipsed" by Urgash.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 27 2011, 8:00

Well this isn't at all disappointing...

I really hope there's more coming... and abut something more interesting then lore from 400 years later then when H6 happens.
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Postby Avonu » Jan 27 2011, 9:32

>>>A: The essential dates to remember, and what is really important in the big picture, is the time that passes between the end of the original H5 game (YSD 969) and the beginning of Dark Messiah (YSD 990). Those twenty years are the period in which Sareth, son of Queen Isabel and Kha-Beleth, who is the potential Dark Messiah, grows up.

IIRC from dev letters from HV it was 18 years between end of HV and beginning of DM. And Laszlo's bio from HoF inform us about few years had pass between end of HV and beginning of HoF.
Really Ubi, you should do your homework better then gave us answers which are not answering anything.


>>>A: Further details of the Dark Elves are planned to be unveiled in future episodes, so we would rather not give out that information right now. Other notable Free Cities include Foster's Reach, Listmoor, Eridan Crossing, and Karthal. And there is another one that the community will learn more about over the coming months ...

So we know at least what is Karthal from HV world map. And let me guess title for HVI expansion: "Rise of the Elves"? :P
However, info about another Free City which can be in HVI is interesting for me.


>>>A: Ashan has only a single moon where Asha lives to overlook her creation.

I suppose no one from Ubi played HV with Necromancers then? Or in next 400 years Ashan will gain another two shiny objects on night sky?

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Postby Metathron » Jan 27 2011, 11:20

Wow, I so don't care about those.
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Postby parcaleste » Jan 27 2011, 12:44

^ +1, but still I have a tiny question about it - will Ashan continue it's devolution with the years pass?

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Postby Elvin » Jan 27 2011, 14:12

If so it's a good thing that they aim for a prequel :D
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Postby XEL II » Jan 27 2011, 15:54

>However, info about another Free City which can be in HVI is interesting for me.< <br>I bet it has something to do with that city which was "founded by the refugees from Erathia" from HoMM V. Nice way to tie-in Ashan with M&M universe, actually. The only thing that remains is to explain the origins of Asha and Urgash, but that shouldn't be hard.
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Postby XEL II » Jan 27 2011, 15:58

>IIRC from dev letters from HV it was 18 years between end of HV and beginning of DM. And Laszlo's bio from HoF inform us about few years had pass between end of HV and beginning of HoF.< <br>The information from Q&A doesn't contradict that at all.
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Postby vicheron » Jan 27 2011, 22:04

Yes, let's appoint a person who doesn't know anything about politics, economics, or diplomacy, and had no aspirations to learn any of that to be the king of our nation.

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Postby XEL II » Jan 28 2011, 5:37

>Yes, let's appoint a person who doesn't know anything about politics, economics, or diplomacy, and had no aspirations to learn any of that to be the king of our nation.< <br>And he also must be a horrible one-dimensional character with no personality, who likes ****ty rhyming.
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Postby parcaleste » Jan 28 2011, 6:29

XEL II wrote:>Yes, let's appoint a person who doesn't know anything about politics, economics, or diplomacy, and had no aspirations to learn any of that to be the king of our nation.<
<br>And he also must be a horrible one-dimensional character with no personality, who likes ****ty rhyming.


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Postby vicheron » Jan 28 2011, 9:21

>And he also must be a horrible one-dimensional character with no personality, who likes ****ty rhyming. <br> <br>He's also completely forgettable. Heck, the heroes in Heroes 1 and 2 were more memorable and they had no biographies, quests, or campaigns.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 28 2011, 9:32

They're hippie elves... they probably choose kings based on who had the pretties hair...
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Postby Elvin » Jan 28 2011, 13:57

Findan WAS a diplomat so we can assume he knew a few things about the kingdom. Besides like the answer says he is temporarily regent and a pretty safe choice.
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Postby Avonu » Jan 28 2011, 15:18

Yes, letting Biara go after seeing how she slauthered Tieru was pretty "safe" and diplomatic way for future king or regent.

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Postby Elvin » Jan 28 2011, 15:56

With the world hanging in the balance? Preserving that scroll was absolutely necessary and he made the right choice to not succumb to his emotions.
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Postby Angelspit » Jan 28 2011, 16:47

ThunderTitan wrote:They're hippie elves... they probably choose kings based on who had the pretties hair...

Or who will provide the best weed.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 28 2011, 18:29

Once the ganja kicks in the hair is what matters most...
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Postby vicheron » Jan 28 2011, 23:31

>Findan WAS a diplomat so we can assume he knew a few things about the kingdom. Besides like the answer says he is temporarily regent and a pretty safe choice. <br> <br>The character was so forgettable that I don't even remember that he was supposed to be a diplomat. <br> <br>>With the world hanging in the balance? Preserving that scroll was absolutely necessary and he made the right choice to not succumb to his emotions. <br> <br>Because capturing one of the top lieutenants of the enemy would have no strategic value right? <br> <br>Plus Findan still succumbed to his emotions when he decided to save Irollan from the undead rather than going straight to Zehir and stopping the Demon Sovereign.

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Postby Elvin » Jan 28 2011, 23:57

Well there was the option to let the world be destroyed or kill Biara. Opting to save Irollan could only help in appointing him as regent no? :) Besides he managed to do both.
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