Scenario Description: This is the final battle. Both you and your enemy are armed to the teeth, and all are allied against you. Capture Archibald to end the war! Introduction: Message from Roland. "General, circumstances permit me to take a hand in the events of this final conflict. I have your spoils of war with me and I will follow your advice explicitly." Sphinx #1: Who is the true King? (Answer: Archibald) Sphinx #2: A Dragon, A Cyclops, or an Undead. King of the Centaurs, His name is....?" (Answer: Mr Ed) Sign #1: The River Styx. Bottle #1: Archibald is hiding at the end of the river. Bottle #2: Restricted area. Do not enter! Bottle #3: Turn Back Now or all will be LOST! Bottle #4: Turn Back or DIE! Bottle #5: Trespassers will be EATEN! Bottle #6: Is it something I said? Go back and I will forget the whole thing. Bottle #7: So you think you're smart? Bottle #8: Welcome to your DOOM! If Roland is Lost: You have lost the hero Roland. Your quest is over.
After Defeating Archibald: You captured Brindamoor! You are victorious. Victory:"Brother Archibald, for your crimes against the kingdom and myself, I give you a mercy you surely would not have shown me. I sentence you to be turned to stone and locked in the west tower, until future generations should take pity on you and restore you to life, if they ever do. In any case, you may rest assured you will never lay eyes upon the Crown again."
Archibald Ironfist:"Thank you for choosing to serve me. You will find that I can be a very generous lord to vassals who remain faithful, which is more than I can say for the cowardly lords who refuse to take the oath from me. I am King! Not Roland! No one can stand before me and refuse to serve! Go! I have allocated a sum of gold for the purpose of making an example of the lords closest to my castle. Crush them, and report back to me by means of the magical amulet I have sent you."
Scenario 1: First Blood Scenario Description: King Archibald requires you to defeat the three enemies in this region. They are not allied with one another, so they will spend most of their energy fighting amongst themselves. You will win when you own all of the enemy castles and there are no more heroes left to fight. Introduction: You face three opponents in this scenario. Capture their castles and their heroes to prove your worthiness to Archibald. Victory:"Excellent work, my good general. I think we've made an impression, don't you? The lords nearest us will certainly profess loyalty, although the more distant ones still waver. I think, however, we will require a second demonstration. In the frozen wastes to the north of us, the Krashaw region, are a number of barbarian tribes that my father did not bother to conquer. These barbarians can be powerful if organized, but fortunately, they never managed it. I'm sending you there to conquer and unify them. They'll make excellent foot soldiers in our efforts to put down my brother's rebellion." Scenario 2: Barbarian Wars Scenario Description: You must unify the barbarian tribes of the north by conquering them. As in the previous mission, the enemy is not allied against you, but they have more resources at their disposal. You will win when you own all of the enemy castles and there are no more heroes left to fight. Introduction: Well placed bribes have won you a stronghold near the warring Barbarians. Be advised that given their proximity an unguarded castle is an open invitation to defeat. Victory:"I... have a decision to make. It has come to my attention has Roland has struck an alliance with the King of the Dwarves. I am certain you recognize the potential danger this alliance presents to my - er, our position. At the same time, I have received a plea for help from the Necromancers' Guild. It seems that the Wizards' Guild has moved against their ancient rivals, while they believe the royal forces to be otherwise occupied. The question I put to you, my general, is: shall we shatter the Dwarven alliance, or shall we rescue the Necromancers' Guild?" Scenario 3: Necromancers (Choose Between This & Scenario 4) Scenario Description: Do-gooder wizards have taken the Necromancers' castle. You must retake it to achieve victory. Remember that while you start with a powerful army, you have no castle and must take one within 7 days, or lose this battle. (Hint: The nearest castle is to the southeast.) Introduction: The Wizards who have captured the Necromancers' town have wasted no time in building defenses designed to stop you, and their last castle has just been completed. Fortunately, only a Captain of the Guard and a small garrison are currently present. If you hurry, you should be able to capture the castle before they have a chance to reinforce it! After Recapturing Necromancer Castle: You captured Quick Silver! You are victorious. Victory:"Congratulations! You have simultaneously weakened our enemies, the Wizards, and strengthened our friends, the Necromancers. The Necromancers' Guild sends its undying gratitude, and wishes to inform you that one of their best practitioners will always be available to serve you for as long as you serve me. And now I must direct you to an urgent military matter involving the Lorendale Valley barons. Two have openly declared support for my rebel brother - a crime that I cannot tolerate! You must generate an army from scratch, using the castles of two of my loyal supporters. Do not fail me." Betrayal Offer:"General, this is Roland, your rightful King. I have a proposal for you. Come and fight on my side. You and I both know that you are wrong to work for my evil brother. It must gnaw at your conscience to know that you serve an unjust usurper, and for what reward? Money? I can give you money, too. I offer not just riches, but honor, duty, and purpose. Come join me and serve the cause of justice. Now, what say you?" Scenario 4: Slay the Dwarves (Choose Between This & Scenario 3) Scenario Description: The Dwarves need conquering before they can interfere in King Archibald's plans. Roland's forces have more than one hero and many towns to start with, so be ready for attack from multiple directions. You must capture all of the enemy towns and castles to claim victory. Introduction: Scouts report the enemy's stronghold lies to the Southwest. Our swift arrival has caught them by surprise. If you move quickly their resistance will be minimal. Sign #1: Danger, Dragons abound! Sign #2: Dwarf Hall, domain of the dwarf King. Victory:"Well done, General. The King of the Dwarves was so unhappy with your work that he has sent me some hate-mail. It reads, "To Archibald Ironfist, Murderous and Vile Usurper: We bid you down, down, down to burn forever in the fires of eternal damnation! We pray that your foul general, who we name forevermore Dwarfbane, joins you in this fate." (Laughs.) How charming! The King of the Ogres has also sent a message on this matter. It seems that they were pleased with the outcome, and have offered to permanently ally with us and send us troops. And now I must direct you to an urgent military matter involving the Lorendale Valley barons. Two have openly declared support for my rebel brother - a crime that I cannot tolerate! You must generate an army from scratch using the castles of two of my loyal supporters. I will view failure with... displeasure." Betrayal Offer:"General, this is Roland, your rightful King. I have a proposal for you. Come and fight on my side. You and I both know that you are wrong to work for my evil brother. It must gnaw at your conscience to know that you serve an unjust usurper, and for what reward? Money? I can give you money, too. I offer not just riches, but honor, duty, and purpose. Come join me and serve the cause of justice. Now, what say you?" If Your Heroes Attack Dwarves or Battle Dwarves From This Point On: "The Dwarfbane!!!! Run for your lives." If Your Heroes Attack Ogres or Ogre Lords From This Point On: The ogres recognize you as the Dwarfbane and lumber over to join you. If Your Heroes Attack Ogres or Ogre Lords From This Point On (With Full Army): The ogres give you a grunt of recognition, "Archibald's allies may pass." 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 Roland. You are now facing three castles, all belonging to the enemy. Good luck! Sign #1: Long live Roland the true King! Victory:"My pet necromancer overheard your conversation with my brother. You chose wisely. My brother doesn't stand a prayer of winning this war, and your head would have joined his on the chopping block. But don't fear - if you continue to serve me well, I will reward you with an Earldom at my brother's summer palace. Now to business. The peasants that plow my fields are staging a rebellion directed by Roland's men. I am directing you to put this rebellion down, and capture the leaders of the rebellion. I am sending Lord Corlagon to aid you in your fight." Scenario 5 (If Roland-Aligned Player Turned to Archibald'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 Roland. "I am shocked! I had thought better of you, but I was terribly wrong. Now you'll have to live with your dark decision for the rest of your life." Sign #1: Long live Roland the true King! Victory: "Welcome to the winning side. You will see that I am an easy man to work for: I reward success and punish failure. If you are faithful and we win this war, I will grant you an Earldom. Now to business. The peasants that plow my fields are staging a rebellion directed by Roland's men. I am ordering you to put this rebellion down, and capture the leaders of the rebellion. I am sending Lord Corlagon to aid you in your fight." Scenario 6: Rebellion Scenario Description: You must put down a peasant revolt led by Roland's forces. All are allied against you, but you have Lord Corlagon, an experienced hero, to help you. Capture all enemy castles to win. Introduction: You have received a message from Archibald. "General, these peasants deserve punishment. Put them to the sword and let Corlagon have his way with them." Victory:"Your punishment of the peasants was inspiring! An exemplary job! Our next move is to conquer the rural lords near Roland's castle. While these lords can be defeated using conventional methods, it is the firm opinion of my chief warlock adviser that the aid of the Dragon King would be an effective weapon against our enemies. Unfortunately, the Dragon King will not help us voluntarily. What is your counsel, my general? Shall we launch an immediate attack against Roland's vassals, or shall we first conquer the dragons?" Scenario 7: Dragon Master (Optional) Scenario Description: There are two enemies allied against you in this mission. Both are well armed and seek to evict you from their island. Avoid them and capture Dragon City to win. Introduction: Your arrival here was a surprise to those sworn to guard Dragon Isle, and you were able to quickly capture one of their castles. Use caution, though, for two other guardians remain in this jungle. Bottle #1: After a long search of the island, I have discovered that there is no way for me to escape without help. I cannot steal a ship from one of the coastal castles, and I dare not venture into the desert unless I wish to become Dragon food. Should anyone find this, I beg of you, please send a ship and get me off this cursed island! -Sir Christian. Sign #1: Valley of the Kings. Sphinx #1: What is time spent poorly? (Answer: Waste.) After Capturing Dragon City: Dragon City has fallen! You are now the Master of the Dragons. Victory:"Well done! The Dragon King is cooperating with us now, and I have him on a short leash! (Dragon King roars, Archibald laughs.) They will supply extra forces for our armies and will cooperate if we encounter any in the wild. Carry on with the attack against Roland's vassals." If Your Heroes Attack Green Dragons, Red Dragons, or Black Dragons From This Point On: The dragons, snarling and growling, agree to join forces with you, their 'Ally.' If Your Heroes Attack Green Dragons, Red Dragons, or Black Dragons From This Point On (With Full Army): The dragons see you and call out. "Our alliance with King Archibald compels us to join you. Unfortunately you have no room. A pity!" They quickly scatter. Scenario 8: Country Lords Scenario Description: Your orders are to conquer the country lords that have sworn to serve Roland. All of the enemy castles are unified against you. Since you start without a castle, you must hurry to capture one before the end of the week. Capture all enemy castles for victory. Introduction: The country lords have allied and pooled their resources into one command. Not only have they massed their forces in the north, but they have sent a Knight to the west to steal your supplies. Scouts report a castle to the east that would be ideal as a base of operations. Sign #1: The North road to Roland's castle. Victory:"Your swift elimination of those country lords almost makes it look easy! Perhaps next time you should slow down a little, just to give them a sporting chance! (Laughs.) The time to prepare for the final attack against Roland has come! My advisers are of two minds: one is that we should focus our efforts on gathering the armies necessary to defeat Roland, while the other is to search for the Ultimate Artifact. Since you are the man in the field, what is your decision?" Scenario 9: The Crown (Choose Between This & Scenario 10) Scenario Description: Find the Crown before Roland's heroes find it. Archibald will need the Crown for the final battle with Roland. Introduction: Spies report Roland has sent a hero to search for the Crown. If he finds it first, all is lost! Reminder: Message from Archibald. "Do not dare to return without my Crown." 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:"Our finest hour is upon us! Roland's forces have retreated to the province around his castle, and Roland - the fool - cowers in his summer palace, awaiting our final strike! You have gathered your forces for this final battle - now, go! Crush the rebellion, and bring my brother back in chains!" Scenario 10: Greater Glory (Choose Between This & Scenario 9) 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 next. 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 #1: This way to the Necromancer Forest. The Thicket: You find an old signpost in the midst of a thicket that reads "Warlock Wood, West. Barbarian Fields, East." 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 Middle Gate: You captured Middle Gate! You are victorious. Victory:"Our finest hour is upon us! Roland's forces have retreated to the province around his castle, and Roland - the fool - cowers in his summer palace, awaiting our final strike! You have gathered your forces for this final battle - now, go! Crush the rebellion, and bring my brother back in chains!" Scenario 11: Apocalypse
Scenario Description: This is the final battle. Both you and your enemy are armed to the teeth, and all are allied against you. Capture Roland to win the war, and be sure not to lose Archibald in the fight! Introduction: Message from Archibald. "General, thank you for bringing me this lovely gift. I have decided to participate directly in the capture of my brother Roland. Since your military advice has taken us this far, I will follow your orders to the letter."