- Defeat Kalibarr.
- Capture Nekorrum.
- Win before the fourth month.
Speed is relatively important in this scenario. You
canít attack any of Purpleís towns or heroes until you jump through some
hoops, but meanwhile Purple can upgrade its towns and accumulate
troops. So, at the start of the mission, donít waste any time going to
buildings you donít need to visit (like the nearby cemetery), and, as soon
as necromancy gives you some extra troops, split them into a separate army
so you can more quickly get through
So immediately head west, flagging the ore pit and attacking the stack of
cereberi. You should get some ghosts or vampires from the cereberi, so
split them off and let them pick up stuff while Gauldoth flags and attacks
stuff. Gauldoth should be around level 30 by now, so go ahead and let
the secondary army pick up treasure chests. The gold will help you
more than experience now.
Even though you want to hurry, you should still explore
as much of the underground part of the map as possible (some of it will be
blocked off). Computer players donít explore very well, and you might
hold some of the resource buildings (like the gold mine) for most of the
scenario. Plus, by killing the neutral stacks, youíll deprive Purple
of some experience and also
gain some extra vampires and ghosts.
Note: Once you go through the portal leading to the surface, the portal will
disappear, and Kalibarr will be allowed to explore the underground part of
On the surface, even though the dragon portal you need to take is located to
the west, head north instead. In that direction youíll be able to snag
a spawning pit, another gold mine, and more. But once that area is
clear, head for the dragon portal and go through. If youíve taken less
than three weeks at this point, then youíre in good shape.
Note: The dragon portal is guarded by a quest gate that will only allow an
army with Gauldoth to go through. So make sure you join your secondary
army to Gauldothís army before going to the portal.
After you go through the portal, follow the path west. Youíll find a
lightly defended and barely developed neutral Death town. Once you
take the town, immediately hire an Order hero to increase the growth rates
of your troops, and then use the hero as your secondary army, since it will
be able to do more than imps (or whatever you were using before). Also, since you should have lots of money at this point, concentrate on
constructing troop buildings rather than a city hall.
Then explore your half of the surface map. The three most important
things youíll find are: a temple of the damned (northern side), a dragon
portal leading to the underground map (northeastern corner), and a quest hut
(eastern side). Since the dragon portal is a one-way exit, explore
everything first before going through, and in particular visit the quest hut
so you can use the dock and receive Suraze (a level 27 General) plus
vampires and a devil as reinforcements.
When you go back underground, immediately head south and capture the dragon
graveyard so you can add some more bone dragons to your army. Then
head east towards the areas you visited before. Along the way you can
visit a quest hut at (55,53), but it will only net you 30 zombies.
Note: When you get to the part of the underground map where you were before,
the trees blocking Nekorrum will disappear, and the hero there will be able
to start exploring the surface.
Chances are that youíll run into Kalibarr on the western side of the
underground map. But regardless of whether you face him in the open or
at a town, you definitely want to kill him first (he has tactics
sills). So use hand of death or poison on him right away, and then use
hand of death liberally in the battle while your vampires, devils, and bone
dragons punish the enemy troops.
Once Kalibarr is dead, mop up the underground part of the map, and then head
back to the surface. (If Kalibarr wasnít in the underground Purple
town, then itís probably best to skip it.) The surface should be much
easier than the underground, so just head straight for Nekorrum and either
take it or blockade it until you can take it. Once Nekorrum is yours
the scenario (and campaign) will end.