Heroes II the succession wars



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HEROES II - THE SUCCESSION WARS
Opening Cinematic

(Shot of a magnificent crypt shutting its doors.)


Narrator: The troubles all began three years ago, with the passing of the old king, Lord Ironfist.

(Shot of a wall lit by a single torch. Two portraits hang from the wall. The portrait on the left depicts a scowling, bearded man with red eyes. The portrait on the right depicts a smiling man with blue eyes.)

Narrator: The king left two sons...

(Close-up on the portrait of the smiling man.)

Narrator: Roland was good, kindly, and honorable...

(Close-up on the portrait of the scowling man.)
Narrator: While Archibald was... not so good. Traditionally, the choice of the heir...

(Shot of a boat sailing across a river.)

Narrator: Falls to the Royal Seer.

(A shadowy figure suddenly emerges from some trees on the riverbank. The figure calls down a lightning bolt that sinks the boat, and runs off.)
Narrator: But he died in a tragic boating accident. His successors' luck was no better...

(Shot of a man falling out of a tall tower and into the moat below.)

Narrator: ... with Frederick falling out of a window...

(Shot of a man in the countryside being attacked by a dragon.)

Narrator: ... Robert slain by a dragon...

(Shot of shadows being cast on a dining room wall. A man is lifting a goblet to his lips. The man suddenly collapses, and his goblet rolls across the table.)

Narrator: ... and Johann dying of food poisoning. Archibald accused Roland of murdering the seers...

(Shot of a desk lit by a single candle. An opened scroll is sitting on the desk.)

Narrator: ... and issued a proclamation against Roland.

(Shot of a castle in the middle of the night. A man on horseback is riding out of its gates.)

Narrator: Fearing for his life, Roland fled the place for his castle in the west.

(Shot of shadows on a wall. Two men appear be discussing something. A bag of gold is lying on a table beside the wall.)

Narrator: With Roland gone...
(A different shot of the table. A dagger suddenly pierces the table, right beside the bag of gold.)

Narrator: ... Archibald was able to influence the new Seer's decision.

(Return to the previous shot of the table, but now with the dagger.)

Narrator: The Seer chose Archibald...

(Return to the close-up of the scowling man - Archibald's - portrait. The man now has a crown atop his head.)

Narrator: ... and Archibald crowned himself King the next day.

(Return to the shot of both portraits. The one on the right - Roland's - has been heavily defaced.)

Narrator: And so, the war for succession began...

(Fade to black, followed by another shot of the two portraits as seen at the very beginning - Archibald's does not have the crown, and Roland's is not defaced.)

Narrator: Choose your lord.
Roland's Campaign

Roland Ironfist: "My faithful vassal, I greet your pledge of loyalty with gratitude and relief. As you know, my wicked brother Archibald has seized my father's castle and usurped the throne. Only the lords nearest the castle have been quick to swear allegiance to him, but I fear even distant lords may take the oath in the absence of a viable alternative. I am determined to provide that alternative, even if it means making war on vassals formerly loyal to my father. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I must order you to compel the loyalty of the barons nearest my summer palace by force of arms. Since we cannot afford to fail, I have provided you with a sum of gold sufficient to the task. I have also provided you with a magical amulet to help coordinate our war efforts. Wear it always, and we will be in constant communication."

Scenario 1: Force of Arms

Scenario Description: Roland needs you to defeat the lords near his castle to begin his war of rebellion against his brother. They are not allied with each other, so they will spend most of their time fighting with one another. Victory is yours when you have defeated all of their castles and heroes.

Introduction: There are three enemy castles to the north. Capture them in the name of Roland the true King!

Victory: "Well done! Our initial move is an unqualified success. Unfortunately, we have no time to celebrate. The remainder of the local nobility is less than pleased with our military victories, and have organized their defenses against us. It is up to you to put down their rebellion, but I will need the forces you raised in your previous mission to secure that region properly. Once again, I needn't remind you of the seriousness of your mission. We must win in order to secure the taxes necessary to finance the war against Archibald. I am giving you the last of my gold to raise the armies you will need to force their surrender."


Scenario 2: Annexation

Scenario Description: The local lords refuse to swear allegiance to Roland, and must be subdued. They are wealthy and powerful, so be prepared for a tough fight. Capture all enemy castles to win.
Introduction: You've received a message from Roland. "In the absence of a strong leader, the local lords have fallen to fighting. Uniting this area is critical to our cause, so we must not fail. Leaving your castle undefended in this highly contested region will surely lead to defeat. I'm counting on you."

Victory: "Congratulations! A splendid display of military acumen. With the financial backing of this rich farming region, we now have the gold it takes to win this war. Now we need to secure the resources. Our enemy Archibald has begun to move troops into the mountainous mining regions in the south known as Carator, and we need to oppose him and seize these resources for ourselves. At the same time, I have received a plea for help from Roklin, King of the Dwarves. Archibald's warlocks have attacked a dwarven village four days ago, slaughtering every last man, woman, and child in their quest for dwarven gold. Finding none, they press their attack against the rest of the dwarven holdings. My general, I seek your counsel. Shall we launch an immediate attack on Archibald's forces in Carator, or shall we go to the aid of the dwarves?"


Scenario 3: Save the Dwarves (Optional)
Scenario Description: Your task is to defend the Dwarves against Archibald's forces. Capture all of the enemy towns and castles to win, and be sure not to lose all of the dwarf towns at once, or the enemy will have won.

Introduction: Your forces are thinly spread in an effort to defend all the dwarf towns (which may not be transformed into castles). Consolidate your forces and smite the enemy before the towns fall.
Sign #1: Dwarf Hall, domain of the dwarf King.
Sign #2: Danger, Dragons abound!


Victory: "Roklin has sent a messenger to convey his undying gratitude for your assistance against the warlocks. In return for your aid, Roklin has promised you the unconditional support of the dwarves for as long as you should serve me. Already, he has sent troops to the Carator Mountains in anticipation of your move against Archibald. His forces await your command."
If Your Heroes Attack Dwarves or Battle Dwarves From This Point On: The dwarves recognize their allies and gladly join your forces.

If Your Heroes Attack Dwarves or Battle Dwarves From This Point On (With Full Army): The dwarves hail you, "Any friend of Roland is a friend of ours. You may pass."
Scenario 4: Carator Mines
Scenario Description: You will face four allied enemies in a straightforward fight for resources and treasure. Capture all of the enemy castles for victory.

Introduction: This area is rich in resources. Explore, but beware, a castle left undefended will quickly fall.
Sign #1: A gift of gold, M'Lord, from the people of Enroth, to the people of Enroth. Good luck, and may God save true King Roland!

After Defeating Final Enemy: The enemy is beaten. Your side has triumphed!

Victory: "Our seizure of the Carator Mines has strengthened our position immeasurably. This strength, in turn, has begun to convince some of the more cautious lords to join our righteous struggle. Two of these neutrals have finally agreed to join our side. Their strongholds lie in a key valley that be controlled in order to maintain supply lines to Archibald's castle. Your orders are to raise an army from the local population and launch an attack against the other two disloyal barons in the valley. Once this objective has been achieved, we will be firmly in control of the continent's resources and will at last shift from defense to offense."

Betrayal Offer: "General, this is King Archibald speaking. Your exploits in the field have impressed me, and I have decided to offer you one chance to join me and receive a proper reward. I can offer riches and power that my brother can only dream of. Wealth and power against the certainty of the hangman's noose when I inevitably crush my brother's feeble forces. Well, what do you say?"


Scenario 5: Turning Point

Scenario Description: Your enemies are allied against you and start close by, so be ready to come out fighting. You will need to own all four castles in this small valley to win.

Introduction: One of your "allies" has joined Archibald. You now face an opponent with three castles to your one. Good luck!
Sign #1: Long live Roland the true King.
Victory: "My Seer tells me that you have turned down an offer to betray me. Once again, it seems I am in your debt. You may rest assured that when all this is over your service will not go unrewarded. I have received a request for aid from the sorceresses of Noraston. Their public declaration for me has made them the object of Archibald's wrath. Archibald has sent a large army to make an example of them. They must be defended if we are to maintain our diplomatic credibility. I am sending Lord Halton to assist you in your efforts to rally the sorceresses. And once again, thank you."
Scenario 5 (If Archibald-Aligned Player Turned to Roland's Side): Betrayal
Scenario Description: Switching sides leaves you with three castles against the enemy's one. This battle will be the easiest one you will face for the rest of the war... traitor.
Introduction: You have received a message from Archibald. "HOW DARE YOU BETRAY ME! I will see your head on the block alongside your new master's once I have won."
Sign #1: Long live Roland the true King.
Victory: "You've made the right decision! If you remain true to your service with me, you may rest assured that when all this is over your service will not go unrewarded. I have received a request for aid from the sorceresses Noraston. Their public declaration for me has made them the object of Archibald's wrath. Archibald has sent a large army to make an example of them. They must be defended if we are to maintain our diplomatic credibility. I am sending Lord Halton to assist you in your efforts to rally the sorceresses. And once again, thank you."
Scenario 6: Defender

Scenario Description: The Sorceress' guild of Noraston has requested Roland's aid against an attack from Archibald's allies. Capture all of the enemy castles to win, and don't lose Noraston, or you'll lose the scenario. (Hint: there is an enemy castle on an island in the ocean.)

Introduction: You've received a message from the guild. "Thank God you've arrived! We're under siege from two enemies from the north and one from across the sea. Please save us, you're our only hope."
Sign #1: Welcome to the sorceress' guild.
Wyrm's Arrival: Scouts report the notorious necromancer "Wyrm" has been sighted to the northeast.
Bottle #1: Help!
Sign #2: The Rock Store.
Sign #3: Condemned!
Sign #4: 8675309.
Bottle #2: Barbarian's castle lies to the south.
Sign #5: Fantasy Island.
Sign #6: For sale.
Sign #7: Murray's resort Isle!
If Noraston is Captured: Noraston has fallen! All is lost.
After Defeating Final Enemy: The enemy is beaten. Your side has triumphed!

Victory: "The sorceresses send their regards for your aid, and promise to make available their best practitioners while you remain in my service. My good general, I require your counsel. The time draws near when we must prepare and launch an attack against my evil brother. My advisers have given me mixed advice. Half say that I should send you to gather troops for an attack against the lords that remain loyal to Archibald, while the other half tell me to send you on a quest through the travel gates to find the fabled Ultimate Crown. What say you?"


Scenario 7: The Gauntlet (Choose Between This & Scenario 8)

Scenario Description: Gather as large an army as possible and capture the enemy castle within 8 weeks. You are opposed by only one enemy, but must travel a long way to get to the enemy castle. Any troops you have in your army at the end of this scenario will be with you in the final battle.
Introduction: You have just 8 weeks to build your army and conquer a town on the other side of a distant river. There are three paths to take, which will you choose?
Sign for Path #1: Knight's Trail.
Sign for Path #2: Sorceress Forest. Show respect for nature!
Sign for Path #3: Wizardwood. Magicians Welcome!
Warning #1: Just 30 days left!
Warning #2: Just ONE week left!
If Time Limit Passes: You have failed to complete your quest in time. All is lost.
After Capturing Lakeside: You have captured Lakeside! You are victorious.
Victory: "I see that you have gathered your force and are poised to attack Archibald's defenders. Due to a desperate counteroffensive upon my holdings here in the West, I am unable to send you aid in this crucial hour. I can only hope that the forces you have gathered, magical or otherwise, are sufficient to the task. Lord Haart will assist you in your endeavor. Oh, and one more thing - be sure to capture General Corlagon. If we can deny Archibald his wisdom, Archibald will fall more easily."
Scenario 8: The Crown (Choose Between This & Scenario 7)

Scenario Description: Find the Crown before Archibald's heroes find it. Roland will need the Crown for the final battle.
Introduction: Archibald has also sent an army to find the Crown, you must find it first or all is lost.
Reminder: Message from Roland. "We cannot hope to defeat Archibald without the Crown. We are counting on you."
If Enemy Discovers Crown: The enemy has found the Ultimate Artifact. Your quest is a failure.
Discovering the Crown: Congratulations! After spending many hours digging here, you have uncovered the Ultimate Crown.
After Discovering Crown: You have found the Ultimate Artifact. Your quest is complete.
Victory: "I see that you have gathered your force and are poised to attack Archibald's defenders. Due to a desperate counteroffensive upon my holdings here in the West, I am unable to send you aid in this crucial hour. I can only hope that the forces you have gathered, magical or otherwise, are sufficient to the task. Lord Haart will assist you in your endeavor. Oh, and one more thing - be sure to capture General Corlagon. If we can deny Archibald his wisdom, Archibald will fall more easily."
Scenario 9: Corlagon's Defense

Scenario Description: Three allied enemies stand before you and victory, including Lord Corlagon. Roland is in a castle to the northwest, and you will lose if he falls to the enemy. Remember that capturing Lord Corlagon will ensure that he will not fight against you in the final scenario.
Introduction: Message from Roland. "General, I have sent most of our troops and material ahead to the region of the final conflict with Archibald. Unfortunately, Lord Corlagon has cut us off from the rest of our army. I will be awaiting your victory in a castle across the west river. I should be safe from attack."
If Roland is Lost: You have lost the hero Roland. Your quest is over.
After Defeating Final Enemy: The enemy is beaten. Your side has triumphed!
Victory: "At last, the war draws to an end. My brother refuses to surrender in the face of your army, and instead sends his undead armies to continue their war against his own people. I must redirect the forces you so cleverly led to victory against General Corlagon to the defense of the people. I have decided to put Lord Haart in charge of the defense and you in charge of the attack against my brother's weakened armies. You have free access to the holdings you recently confiscated from Archibald's vassals. Use them wisely and capture my brother! Let us bring this civil war to an end!"



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