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Heroes of Might and Magic III: Day of Reckoning

Unread postby MadMax » 01 Jan 2022, 17:41

Hey CelestialHeavens users and HoMM3 players

I would like to announce an all new community created expansion for Heroes of Might and Magic III named "Day of Reckoning".

We just released a small teaser that all of you can find on Youtube:


Do take your time to look carefully at the teaser, quite a lot of things are showcased in it, many which are not noticed at first glance.

On February 10th, 2021 there will be a trailer which will showcase more concerning the functionality, assets and possibilities that DoR will bring.

What I can say for now is the following:
We are not based off of WoG, ERA, HDMod, we are based upon HoMM3: Complete.
What is shown in the teaser is subject for change, assets are to be considered WIP
This is an effort of several long time members of the community, with experience creating mods, assets etc.
We are looking forward to tell you all more!

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Re: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Day of Reckoning

Unread postby MadMax » 17 Jan 2022, 12:56

Hi again Heroes Community!

Thanks to you all for the very kind feedback towards the first short teaser for Heroes III: Day of Reckoning. It's been great to see all of the excitement and speculation around the web.

As you can probably tell, this was a particularly humble, work-in-progress item we put together with expert Haste during the holidays. If you're impressed or intrigued, be sure to stay tuned, as we have plenty of material cooking yet for this project - and further content will hopefully continue to entertain.
You ain't seen nothing yet.

We're working hard, and are still some time away from a more comprehensive reveal, but as thanks to you all for the warm reception to our efforts, I'd like to shed some early light on one of the new races you'll be sure to encounter when you revisit Antagarich in DoR.

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Here's some additional lore for you all;


The Snow Elves of Vori

Many players will recall Gelu, the half-human, half-Snow Elf protagonist of Heroes III: Armageddon's Blade and subsequent campaigns. With the exception of Gelu himself, and a somewhat hampered and nebulous presence in Heroes Chronicles: The Sword of Frost (in which they are represented by the Rampart faction), the Snow Elves have been repeatedly heard of but not seen in the world of Enroth. DoR will finally shift the spotlight towards this mysterious, isolationistic race for the first time.

According to Heroes lore, the Snow Elves are the ancestors of the Wood Elves of AvLee (Rampart), dwelling in deliberate and zealously defended seclusion upon the magically frozen elven homeland of Vori, due northwest of the continent of Antagarich. Centuries of tension and philosophical divergence between these Elven societies attest for us that the Snow Elves are best represented as an individual faction, one you will discover for yourselves in the mod.

The Snow Elf of DoR derives inspiration from the most classical real-world concept of an Elf - the Norse "Ljósálfar" (Light Elves), semi-angelic beings who dwell in a realm likened to heaven. We feel that this mythological rooting and contextualisation is key to an authentic Heroes creature. In this way, the Snow Elves are both internally and mythologically positioned as the forefathers of all other Elves; effectively "one-upping" their Wood Elven descendants, who owe much to Tolkien's interpretation of the Norse myths.

Snow Elven society orients itself around worship of the long-silent Ancients, and grandiose manipulations of time, destiny, and mortality. Ostensibly the favoured chosen ones of the gods, they defend their homeland with all their worth at the direction of the higher powers' representatives on Enroth. In exchange, they are blessed with exceptional powers... and significant responsibilities. This paradigm will be explored in greater detail via future updates.

Gameplay-wise, the Snow Elves are tactically robust. Wielding an oracular crystal ball (New World Computing's writings state that the elven race originally invented these magical tools to rebuke invading armies), the basic Snow Elf can not only initiate their own ranged attacks, but retaliate against ranged enemy strikes. Its upgrade, the most noble and decorated High Elf, influences the speed of all adjacent creatures. "If a human watched the dance of the elves, he would discover that even though only a few hours seemed to have passed, many years had passed in the real world. Humans being invited or lured to the elf dance is a common motif transferred from older Scandinavian ballads."

Snow Elves are, appropriately as ever, born with characteristic blanched, snow white skin - a motif commonly encountered in snow- and ice-oriented myths and tales, the character of the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia serving as one prominent example.

Continuing some of the Heroes games' running parallels with Tolkien's Legendarium, the Snow Elf / Wood Elf / Dark Elf trinity might be likened to the dynamics of the Vanyar, Noldor, and Teleri respectively. Like the Vanyar, the Snow Elves harbour far stronger devotion - and benefit from a far closer connection - to the cosmic powers that be (the Ancients), compared both to their "renegade" Elven brethren and any of the other races in Antagarich.
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Re: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Day of Reckoning

Unread postby Blake » 19 Jan 2022, 12:50

Cool! Eager to see the castle screen and full unit lineup! :)
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Re: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Day of Reckoning

Unread postby MadMax » 29 Sep 2022, 16:44

I know you are all eager to have more information and details about the mod and we will be revealing more in a not to distant future (I don't want to make any promises as I think it's better to wait for a bit rather than stress things out).

I do not come here empty handed however and I have more to reveal in the upcoming days so please keep an eye out on here, or on our Facebook and our YouTube channel.

So, let me introduce you to the (somewhat familiar for those of you following us) Snow Elf. It's the fourth level creature of the Palace town.

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Watch the snow elf short here:
Snow Elf - YouTube Shorts

See you on here again very soon! ;)
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Re: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Day of Reckoning

Unread postby Blake » 11 Oct 2022, 05:49

Image is broken.. but played the video.. cooooool
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