- Find the Black Dragon Graveyard.
- Defeat Teal.
- There are six Oracles on the map, and you need to
visit all six to complete the scenario.
- Youíll be fighting
a lot of dragons in the scenario, and magi are worthless against
them. So if you normally use magi, you might want to switch to gold golems here. Genies are still ok, but your most
useful unit will be titans, so be sure to build cloud castles in
your towns as quickly as possible.
- There is plenty of
experience available on the map, so feel free to create a second hero for
your main army. A combat hero is best because of the dragons.
When you start out, the bad news is that youíre back to
being level 3. The good news is that you have three genies waiting for
you in your starting town. So you can put the genies into your army,
separating them into three stacks, and then let them cast song of peace on
your enemies while Solymr and your halflings and dwarves dish out the
damage. Eventually you should build up your town so you can create a
real army, but until then the song of peace
trio should get you through most
So explore the area around your town, killing neutral creatures and capturing
resources. The only entrance to your lands is southwest of your
starting town (guarded by some genies), so explore to the north and east
before doubling back to your starting town and taking on the genies.
Of interest near your town youíll find a quest hut at (74,114). If you
give the inhabitant a War Sling, youíll get Golden Platemail in
return. The sling is to the east next to an Oracle, but youíll have to
decide whether you want to give it up or not. The sling is pretty
useful, especially if you donít have basic archery, and the platemail adds
one spell point to all spells cast.
Youíll also find a neutral Order town to the northeast, which you should take
as soon as your army allows it. Once youíve done that and
cleared everything but the black dragons from the areas around your towns,
head west. Youíll quickly encounter Blueís starting town, which should
be easy to take. Donít worry about upgrading it or recruiting from it
(since itís a Death town), but use it for the added gold, and as a rallying
point for your troops.
Then continue west, where youíll encounter Green. Green will have one
or two Chaos towns under its control, but it should still be easy to
defeat. Once you reach the northern Chaos town, you might want to
circle back to your own towns to learn more spells, and also build and use
universities. Thatís the best way for Solymr to learn nobility
skills. Also be sure to visit the Oracle at (109,49).
Then continue advancing on the computer enemies (Red and Orange still remain,
not to mention Teal). To the west of your most northern town is a dead
end with a few resource buildings in it. Go ahead and capture the
buildings while simultaneously pumping troops into your town. Then,
when you head back east, re-supply your army.
Orangeís town is directly north of your northern town. You donít have
to take it if itís well defended, but you at least have to explore the area
since there is an Oracle north of it. Then head east towards Redís
lands. You should find the fourth Oracle along the way.
Once you get to Redís lands, you donít necessarily have to take Redís town,
either, but you do have to defeat its main hero, Bloth. If you can
catch him out in the open, that makes things easier; otherwise assault the
castle. Either way, once Bloth is gone, you can pass through the quest
gate behind his town. There is also a portal there, which leads
(eventually) to Teal, so you might want to re-supply your army before going
Note: If you have to take Redís castle, and if Red has dragons, then realize
that Red will most likely leave its dragons inside the castle until you
either breach the gate or poison other troops (and they open the gate while
leaving). So once you defeat Redís ranged troops, you can have your
genies cast illusion on your titans several times, and build up a huge stack
of titans to deal with the dragons. Then you can use your heroes to
draw the dragons out, since theyíll just be resurrected if they die.
Once you go through the portal behind Redís town (having visited the Oracle
next to it first), youíll find the last Oracle next to an underground
tunnel. But the Oracle will be guarded by several dragons, and they
might be enough to kill your heroes in one shot. So you might want to
leave your heroes behind for the battle, and instead use just titans,
genies, and golems. Then try to draw the dragons to the golems while
your genies cast illusion and your titans do all the killing. Once you
visit the last Oracle, youíll find the treasure location (nearby) and
receive Dragon Scale Armor for your efforts.
Once you go underground, youíll find lots of two-way portals. But you
should only take the yellow one (to the southeast) since thatís the one that
leads to Teal. (The others lead to minor treasure rooms, where you can
mostly get healing potions.) Eventually youíll come to the dragon
graveyard and find that itís guarded by a quest gate. The gate
requires that you have Dragon Scale Armor, so just go on through.
Youíll find a large group of Teal-flagged dragons beyond the gate. This
is the group of dragons you have to kill to finish the scenario, so donít
worry about sparing the lives of your troops, other than Solymr. So if
Solymr has a potion of immortality, he should use it right away in the
battle, and otherwise he should try to stay out of things as much as
possible. Let your other troops (especially the titans) do most of the
work, and with repeated shots from the titans and casts of illusion from the
genies, you should be able to get by.