Victory: Be the only player to own towns.
Loss Condition: Lose the Hero Waerjak.
Carry Over: Waerjak who has a maximu level of 12.
Many people have trouble with this campaign and i suspect for the most part it takes them by
surprise. By this I mean that you had it easy in the last campaign having more access to troops,
a variety of heroes. This scenario (it gets easier later on) however, now you must rely on your
Heroes strength and what little troops he can recruit and lastly potions of immortality (see
below). * When leveling, always make sure you level up you Combat and Melee
skills. If none of these choices are available then choose archery. But at all costs choose
Combat and Melee skills above all - this cannot be stressed enough. *
Visit the two longhouses, get the resources from the campfire, then follow the road south. In
the next turn or so you will be stopped by a group of centaurs. After a brute test they decide your
worthy enough for them to join you. Keep following the road south then east which will reveal a
Ore Mine that you will want to flag.
Head further east will reveal a town guarded by a border gate. Click on it to learn that a pirate
has stolen the towns cart of ore. They'll hear more about what you have to say about community if
you will return to the cart of ore to them. The next turn be sure to flag the Sawmill and a 2nd
Ore Mine that lie near the town.
(defeating a group of skeletons) then searching the skeleton that lies nearby for a minor magical
item. Further east, a group of Pirates and Bandits will be defending their shipyard. Attack and
defeat them then purchase a boat from the shipyard (costs 1000 gold and 10 wood).
Take the ship north to an island that is not to far off. Disembark the defeat the Hero who
has a group of bandit's and pirates. Winning the battle will net you a long sword and a shield.
The next few rounds take the time to collect the resources and visit the Green Keymaster Tent
for the command word.
Once you have the command word board your ship again and set sail for the mainland. Disembark
onto the main land then return to the town. Click on the border gate to remove it since you
have the cart of ore and in turn the town will join you (sadly though you loose the cart of
Town Building Orders
The first thing that you should notice is that quite a bit of buildings
have been disabled -- including the level three and four creature buildings. So keeping that in mind
build up the town in the following manner: City Hall, Centaur Stables, Citadel, Harpies Peaks, Arsenal,
Wrestling Pits, Arena of Honor.
While still in the town place what units lie in the town into your army. Then head south where
you will see a few Centaur's guarding a pair of Centuar Stables. Once their defeated recruit what
Centuar's there are. To the west of them lie a windmill and healing potion guarded by a few
Learning to fight with potions of Immortality
During the time it takes to build up your town you need to choose the next few battles carefully
so that you can up your heroes strength. First, return to the area where you first started the
scenario. There defeat the Harpies and centaurs that are there. Near where the centaurs were lies
a skeleton that you will want to search for a minor artifact that you will want to acquire. Return
to the town but be sure to visit the two Longhouses again. * By this time, if you stuck to the
leveling rules first mentioned above, you should have Grandmaster Combat and close to having Expert
Now it's time to practice what is mainly going to win us this scenario: using Immortality potions.
At the town purchase two-three potions of immortality (make sure they go to your hero, and not
one of the creature groups), exit, then save the game. From the town head north passing the ore mine
where soon you will encounter Berserker's who are guarding a Crystal Mine. Stop before you are near
then, drink a potion of immortality, then save the game again. Attack the Berserker's and watch your
Hero defeat them single handily. * If during the combat you need to drink another Potion of
Immortality, go ahead and do so. No matter how many times you die, if you have on of these potions
activated then you will come back to life. * Use the same tactics you just used to defeat the group
of Nomads who guard a Nomad Tent (allows you to recruit Nomads). Grab the healing potions and resources
that lie nearby then return to town. Purchase any Potions of Immortality that you can afford then save
the game again.
south, passing a border gate. Defeat the creatures that guard the crystal mine then flag it. Repeat
for the Sulfur Mine that you shortly pass as well.
past the border guard you will see a Cyclops Cave guarded by a few Cyclops. Attack them using the
Potion of Immortality tactic to keep your hero alive. Afterwards, defeat the few Cyclops that are
inside the structure itself then recruit any that are available. Now retract south and defeat the
mages that guard the treasure to the south.
Just to the
south of the Cyclops Cave lies the Orange Keymaster Tent, but it is guarded by a pack of Medusas. Defeat
them, get the command word, then grab the resources (also search the skeleton for a minor artifact).
to town, purchase any Potions of Immortality that you can afford (within reason) then save the game. From
hear head south where shortly you will see the orange Border Guard.
from the portal and soon an arena will come to sight that you will want to visit. South of the
a blacksmith and a few resources. * In addition there is a Altar of Tactics that you may wish to pick up. *
Just east of here (passing another town) you will come across a pair of gloves that you will
want to pick up. * If the gloves are not there then the enemy beat you to them. *
Turn to the north
and travel a short distance to a Mercenary Camp. Drink from the pool of power then travel to the north to another
border guard. Inside this alcove lies a group of Behomths. Defeat them then be sure to grab the potions from the
medicine card and visit the Purple Keymaster Tent.
Now travel to the
northeast to yet another Mercenary Camp. To the northeast of this camp lies a group of Griffins that guard the
Breastplate of Regeneration. Engage the Griffins and use some of your potions of Immortality to help you defeat
them. Once you have the plate be sure to equip it if you're currently wearing some other armor.
Next, travel to
the southeast to a School of War. Check to see if they have a choice to learn Scouting, if so purchase the skill,
if not continue on to the next paragraph.
Now travel to the west where a purple border guard should come into view. To the northeast lies an enemy town. Take the town
using your new Breastplate of Regeneration and Potions of Immortality. Now all you have to do is hold on
to both towns for 3 days and the day is won. * Now hopefully you'll see why I didn't take over the other
two neutral towns. *
There are three possible outcomes that usually happen at this point:
Winning by time
The enemy will sometimes be far enough from your towns that three turns will pass before he can reach
any of your towns, thus victory is yours
The enemy attacks the town with a strong force:
Things look good, its almost game over, but yet here comes the enemy hero with a large force. Purchase
what creatures you can from this town -- and make sure you're in the town when the enemy attacks. Use potions
of Immortality! If one round your character dies, be sure to drink a Potion of Immortality as soon as
possible. There have been times that I have won the battle by just attacking via retaliatory hits and living
on Potions of Immortality. At times you will need to retreat from the battle (once you've hurt the enemy)
back to your main town. At this point: recruit all creatures possible, purchase more Potions of
then return to the enemies town.
Both of you and your enemy's forces are annihilated.
You've taken the enemy town and defeated most of the enemy forces. But the enemy has an extra hero who manages
to take over your first town. You know have the advantage because in this town you can recruit 3rd level creatures
and most likely the Breeding Pens have been built. There are also two Harpies Peaks nearby that you can
recruit harpies from.