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                                (Dedicated to Twee, the Gweenjelleebeen Queen)

THE ELVEN "RISE OF THE ELVES" SAGA WALKTHROUGH

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   This walkthrough is copyrighted to Mister Sinister (2004)                
   I don't mind it being lifted in its entirity, but if you do so,          
   please make sure you give credit to the author (me) and DON'T pass it    
   off as your own.  Thanks !                                               
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THE EIGHT MISSIONS OF THE RISE OF THE ELVES SAGA IN THIS EXPANSION PACK :-

1)	The Sins of Our Fathers
2)	The Hunt
3)	Conquest of Thelena
4)	Korbach's Fort
5)	The Betrayal
6)	The Trader War
7)	Dividing Line
8)	Gallean's Promise

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BRIEF NOTES BEFORE WE GET STARTED

This is a very quick key to some of the terms I'll use in this FAQ :-

In areas where I am talking about troops in cities, any troops mentioned in
[squared brackets] are within the city proper (an obvious example would be
Ashkael, who would be shown as [Ashkael] as he is IN the city and, in his case,
cannot leave - all troops NOT in squared brackets are just waiting in the
city (as in, healing there, etc.)

Map directions are as follows.  North on the map is up and right.  South is
down and left.  West is up and left, and East is down and right.

One other thing ... if when mentioning any troops I refer to them like this :-

Phantom Warrior (10) or 2 Dwarves (10/12), then the numbers in brackets refer 
to their level/s of experience ... so BE WARNED !! ;)

Obviously the very nature of this game makes doing an FAQ quite a tricky task,
as you can go anywhere, do anything (within reason) and your opponents will
pretty much respond to the way you play ... so this is an account of what I
would suggest and expect, pointers I have learned, things I would pick up -
basically anything and everything which I could think of which might help you
play as the Undead Hordes in their Saga ... I have tried to keep this FAQ
both light-hearted, and informative.

Similarly, with troops garrisoned in cities, whilst my FAQ is accurate as at
MY playing the game, these may change - ESPECIALLY in cities owned by other
players (as you are doubtless aware if you've ever played this game, your
computer opponents are FOREVER changing the troops that they garrison in their
cities).

Comments are always welcome - you can reach me at shadowpath@hotmail.com.

Thanks for reading this !!

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1)	The Sins of Our Fathers

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

Gallean's wrath in his battle against Mortis was unfathomable.  His rage 
having manifested itself as a GREAT beast, lashing out at all life without 
thinking.  Gallean's son Lachla'an had perished, along with a great number 
of Mortis' corpse army, Dwarves, and Elves too.

Frightened at what HE had become, Gallean fled and abandoned his Elven 
children.

Elven society changed in light of these mammoth events.  Elven Nobles grew 
steadily in power, and Illumielle succeeded into her position as Queen of the 
Elves.  These NOBLE Elves built elaborate cities, much as their Human 
counterparts in the Empire did, donned shiny suits of armour, and became 
learned in the art of organised warfare.

However, another sect also rose to power among the Elves - the SAVAGE Elves.  
These Elves elected to fall back to the wilderness for their survival, 
hiding from other races instead of running the risk of being yet further 
betrayed.  This bunch of Elves, led by their UNofficial Leader Tora'ach, 
made sure that the wilderness gained a rapid reputation as a VERY unsafe 
place to hang around ...

Furtermore, scouts had begun to notice Mortis' fiends venturing further and 
further into the Elven Lands.

And we take you LIVE to the Action !!

Your objective on this first level is to "remove the Undead from the Elven 
Forest".

We start off the first level and ... ooh !  What's this !!  There is a NEW 
type of Mana for us to play with !! :)  GROVE MANA.  This is Elven-brand 
Mana and, as any of you that know me will attest, I AM brand loyal ;)

The level kicks off with a Zombie entering into some VERY highbrow dialogue 
with us.  "Uuuuuuuurngh".

WELL SAID m'boy.

He then legs it up to your Capital ........... maybe somebody threw him a 
stick to chase or something.  Tora'ach chastises the poor wretch, saying 
"Mindless beast.  You want food, do you ?"

The Zombie then legs it after Tora'ach saying "Hhhhhhhhhhh".

*RAPTUROUS applause from the Audience at the VAST use of vocab on his part*

Phaenos - a Guardian - then pops out of your Capital to call the Zombie BACK 
to HIM.  The Zombie legs it back to him, and Queen Illumielle then appears
out of thin air to say "Enough !  This is not a game, Tora'ach.  I won't have 
you putting our people at risk."

Tora'ach responds, saying that the Elves are CREATURES of the Forest, and that 
Illumielle would do well to remember that.  He maintains that you guys are 
predators to all that dwell within the forest, and queries whether Illumielle 
is perhaps too busy decorating her Throne Room to be bothered with the 
trivialities of her heritage.

*altogether now ... "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH !!"*

Illumielle retorts, as we knew she would, to say "It is because of our heritage
that I tolerate you, but my patience has limits.  The Elves have more noble 
tasks than playing with corpses.  Destroy this creature and we shall discuss 
them."

((( she's a bit snooty like )))

Illumielle then disappears, and Tora'ach orders you to slay the Zombie, saying 
that he has also grown bored of it.

With that, Tora'ach and Phaenos ALSO disappear.

You are now in control of the Elves.

Since this will be the first time you have played as the Elves, allow me to 
help you quickly familiarise yourself with them ...

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                             ELVEN QUICKIE COMMENTS
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Like all the other races you can play in Disciples 2, the Elves have their ups 
and their downs.  As a race they are kinda similar to the Empire, in that 
they have units that can heal their comrades, as well as some VERY reasonable 
up-front fighters, and powerful mages.

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NOTE : Your Capital City is just inside the north-eastern corner of the map.
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As you are venturing around ...

An Oracle comments that she was overtaken by a vision at dawn that day - a 
vision where she walked amongst fields of fallen soldiers - Elves, Humans and 
Dwarves - where a fortress loomed over the battlefield, shrouded in fog.  She 
says that behind her, another army approached, but that they were ALSO dead.

Illumielle asks how this can be, as the Elves have not heard from Gallean in 
YEARS.

Tora'ach says that perhaps this WITCH has indulged in too much drink, for 
Gallean no longer concerns himself with the Mortal World.

The Oracle doesn't quite know how to respond, but she stammers "I sensed the 
presence of two messengers ... one standing behind the other.  The first 
warned me of a division within our people, one eating out strength from inside.
The other figure, concealed by the fog, told me we must begin to reclaim our 
forests ... that our people will perish should we continue our ways of 
isolation.  He said intruders are planning an invasioin, far west of here ... 
he urged us to arms."

Illumielle is overjoyed, as she sees this as a sure Omen from Gallean.  She 
says you must move immediately to equip your forces and move upon your enemies.
She tells the Oracle to get some rest, for she is divinely favoured.  She 
bets that the Elves will need her gift again before this is done.

Tora'ach responds FAVOURABLY to Illumielle's call to arms, saying that he will 
notify the inhabitants of the woods that they are needed AT ONCE.

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Conquer the Invader City, Hemwyk Court.
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Queen Illumielle says that you should seek aid from the Elves guarding 
Lachla'an's Tomb to the South ... she says that they blame you for his death, 
but that surely we are all still serving the same God ?  She feels certain 
that some of them will want to be a part of your march ...

Tora'ach queries why their help should be sought ... he says that they spend 
their lives mourning the death of a mere magician, and that Lachla'an was not 
worthy of worship.

Illumielle tells him to shut it, saying that he wasn't even there so wtf would 
he know.  There is NO question that Lachla'an was Gallean's son, and that what 
Mortis did to him was unSPEAKABLE.

Fyrwenn calls for Illumielle to remain at the Capital, saying that she would 
be honoured to go in her stead, and that the Elves could not stand to risk 
losing another Queen.

Illumielle consents to Fyrwenn (Illumielle's cousin as it happens), to go in 
her stead ... and requests that Tora'ach listens to her guidance, and RETURNS 
her to Illumielle when the conflict is over.

Tora'ach slimily says that he would GLADLY take an arrow through his heart 
before allowing any relation of the Elven RULER to be harmed.

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If you venture south of your Capital City, Tora'ach will comment that the 
graves of your ancestors have been LOOTED !!  This is the straw that broke 
the camel's back for Tora'ach, who says that THIS is what happens when your 
leaders spent more time plotting treaties instead of protecting their lands, 
and that it will NEVER happen again.

Illumielle accuses him of contemplating treason, and adds that she TOO is 
concerned, as Mortis and her armies rarely bother with Elven dead ... she 
says that as a precaution, the Elves will post Sentinels at all their grave 
sites, to ensure that this does not happen again.

As you approach the Goblin Outpost (well ... just north of it to be precise), 
a Scout confirms that the area emanates with power ... which I think should 
actually be RADIATES power, but nevermind.  He says that you can smell BLOOD 
on the air ...

An Oracle responds, confirming that she can hear howling, but that it does 
not come from a wolf ... she says (see if YOU can guess what it is from this 
VIVID description, mmmmmk ?) :-

1)  It is one of Mortis' Beasts;
2)  It HUNTS here;
3)  You will not be able to slay it with ordinary weapons.

Yep !  THAT'S RIGHT kids ... it's a Werewolf.

If you despatch him and venture further south to the Goblin Outpost, Fyrwenn 
advises your troops that, whilst many of them may well have never travelled 
this far from Hearth's Grove, it is the Will of Gallean that you now do so.
She assures you that he will protect you, but that you must remain cautious, 
for these lands are INFESTED with Orcs.

Your leader confirms that the Orcs slew the human population of the area some 
time ago, but confirms that they will soon lose their dominion over these 
woods ... 'coz we're gonna kick their green lil tushies !! :)

As you approach the City of Umlugh, an Orc calls to his brethren to bring 
forth the Cyclops (as he has seen your approach).  Just to the north-west of 
the City, a Cyclops appears from the Mountains.  One of your Oracles says ...
WTF !?!?! ... basically ... as it looks like they have been torturing the 
poor brute :(

Once the Cyclops AND the City have fallen, Tora'ach says that it is strange 
to see that humans are present there as slaves.  He thinks it odd that the 
beasts didn't eat them all, but he says it DOES look like a few of them have 
been nibbled on.

He calls for swift deaths for the lot of them.

Needless to say, Fyrwenn stays his hand, saying that you formerly held an 
Alliance with the Empire, and that the humans are to be IMMEDIATELY released 
as a gesture of goodwill and in recognition of that which you owe the Empire.

Tora'ach grumbles, saying that they'll just make a mess in the forests, so how 
does it BENEFIT the Elves ?

Fyrwenn is having NONE of that though, and just tells him to DO IT NOW !!!!!!

One of your Wardens arranges for the immediate release of the prisoners, who 
then appear outside the city and leg it westwards.

The City of Umlugh contains a Life Potion and a Potion of Healing.

If you venture southwards from your present location (south-west to be 
precise), you will come upon the Undead Hordes' Capital City ... which, when 
approached, causes Tora'ach to say with shock that his vision was correct, 
and that they must be planning an invasion !! =O

The Oracle's response is puzzling ... she says that you're wrong ... then she 
says that you're right ... but that Gallean isn't interested in the Undead ...
That he craves something further to the NORTH, and that you should go there.

Tora'ach vows that you will have to come and cull their numbers at SOME point,
lest they increase ...

It you pop over to the south-east of the map, then four units of Elves will 
materialise and block your path into Lachla'an's Graveyard, saying that your 
army is not welcome in what is a place of mourning.

Tora'ach says that Gallean has sent you to enlist whatever Elves they can 
spare for use in the forthcoming battles.

The Elf Lord responds, saying that you're talking rubbish, as Gallean is no 
longer speaking with the Elves, and that if Gallean DOES favour you as you so 
BRAZENLY claim, he might allow you to visit Lachla'an's original grave to the 
north.

Then he (the Elf Lord) says "Perhaps our mighty god will allow you to bring 
back our avatar's body to seal away in his tomb.  More likely, though, you'll 
feed the spiders that guard the "nest".  Leave.  You'll find us far less 
hospitable than the spiders."

Tora'ach voices his desire to slay these ... traitors ...

To the west of your present location lies the City of Luguss (which contains 
two healing potions for your pleasure).

If you approach the Spider's Pit to the north of Luguss, your Oracle comments 
that whilst she had thought it to be a simple spider's nest, the spiders are 
actually WEAKER at the nest than elsewhere ... it is as though they are 
drawn to some force in the pit that is sapping their life force.

Once you reach the pit, Tora'ach says that he can see a bundle at the bottom, 
which he assumes to be the remains that the Elf Lord is looking for, but that 
he is suddenly dramatically weakened, and cannot pick it up !!

Fyrwenn chortles at him and says to let HER do it (a woman's touch and all 
that), but ... omigod !  She can't do it either !! *look of mock shock* ;)

The ORACLE, however, is able to reach it first time, without a problem !!

You gain Lachla'an's Body.

You may return this body to the Elf Lord in the south-east, and he will praise 
your efforts and allow you to take the body to the tomb beneath the windmill.

All four of the Elven units that blocked your path will disappear as quickly 
as they originally Appeared, and you may enter Lachla'an's Tomb ...

Once you have despatched the enemies therein, three ... yep !  Count 'em !  
THREE Undead Units appear in the Graveyard - they are :-

1)  Doomdrake (1)
2)  Necromancer (1), Fighter (1)
3)  Tifhas (Lich Queen - 1), 2 Zombies (2/2), Specter (2).

As you are contemplating how the f'in hell you're gonna get out of this one, 
Pheanos (a level 1 Guardian) and 3 level 1 Centaur Lancers appear just 
OUTSIDE the Graveyard, to assist you ...



As you work your way to the west - i.e. west from Umlugh, then north towards 
the City of Hemwyk Court, your Oracle tells you that you are approaching the 
City she dreamed off, and that you should prepare for battle !

As you encounter the first unit blocking your path (3 Peasants), they bid you 
WELCOME to Hemwyk Court, and ask what you are doing there (very politely I 
might add), saying that they have not seen your kind in MANY years ...

Your leader is understandably perplexed, as this appears to be a Human City, 
and you have no call to fight with them ...

The Oracle Elf FWEEKS and screams at you to slay them ALL ... IMMEDIATELY !!

Tora'ach signifies his desire to comply.

The Peasants are understandably bricking it at this point ... and you are 
rushed forward into combat !!

Now ... because I felt sorry for these peasants, I fell back.

UNFORTUNATELY, however, it would appear that the ONLY way to advance is 
THROUGH these bloody Peasants, so you're going to have to kill them ... sorry 
lads ... =./

Once you have assailed and taken Hemwyk Court, an Imperial Knight accuses 
you of treachery, to which the Oracle has no response.

Fyrwenn calls on the Oracle to explain herself, saying that this certainly 
does NOT feel like the Will of Gallean.

The Oracle says that it is DEFINITELY Gallean's Will ... but that Gallean is 
contradicting himself in the vibes he is sending her, and that his thoughts 
are ... rather erratic ...

Tell THAT to the City I just SACKED you STUPID MOO !! =O

The Oracle continues, telling you that both of Gallean's voices spoke as one, 
urging you to go to battle ... she says THAT is why she shouted (or rather, 
why he shouted THROUGH her), earlier ...

Fyrwenn confirms that there WILL be repercussions when the Empire learns what 
has transpired here, and that whilst she is sure Gallean has his reasons, 
they will need to be uncovered SOON if you are to avoid war.

         CONGRATULATIONS !!  You have completed the First Level

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OPPONENTS	Undead Hordes

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Umlugh            2 Goblins (1/1), Goblin Elder (1)
Luguss            2 Goblin Archers (1/1), Goblin (1), Orc Champion (1)
Hemwyk Court      2 Marksmen (2/2), 2 Spearmen (1/1), Cleric (2), 
                  Imperial Knight (3)

BUILDINGS

Name               Inhabitants                   Gain anything from taking it?

Fallen Shrine 
      of Gallean   2 Fighters (1/1), 
                        Ghost (1), Initiate (1)  110 Gp, Healing Ointment
Ruins of Le'essnir Fighter (1), Templar (2), 
                                   Initiate (1)  135 Gp, Orb of Weakening
Gurthug            Troll (1)                     235 Gp, Banner of Striking
Lachla'an's Tomb   Dark Lord (3) 2 Initiates (1) 200 Gp, Lute of Charming

EVENTS

Event             Notes

FETCH !!          A zombie plays fetch in the fields outside your Capital City.
ROBBERS !!        Filfy feefs have stolen your corpses.
FIND HEEEEEEM !!  Retrieve Lachla'an's Body
STORM THE CITY !! Storm the City of Hemwyk Court IN THE NAME OF GALLEAN.  Grr.

ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
Summon Skeleton Scroll, Silver Ring, Tome of Arcanum, Chronos Scroll, Gold 
Ring, Potion of Healing, Potion of Strength, 2 x Potions of Restoration, 
2 x Life Potions, Talisman of Frost, Boots of Speed, Strength Scroll, Holy 
Strength Scroll.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
None.

SHOPS

Name                          Sells

Goblin Outpost (Merchant)     Potion of Restoration x 3, Life Potion x 2, 
                              Potion of Protection x 1, Potion of Vigor x 1, 
                              Goblin Orb x 1, Potion of Celerity x 1
Vogren's Tower (Magic Shop)   Vither's Might (200 Gp), Ice Shield (200 Gp), 
                              Celerity (200 Gp), Lightning (200 Gp), Weakness 
                              (200 Gp), Menta Minoris (200 Gp)

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Tora'ach returned Fyrwenn home as promised, but each hesitated when Illumielle 
asked them what had transpired.  To the Queen, it would certainly seem like 
baseless murder, but she was not there ... she did not hear Gallean's voice 
emanating from his Oracle.  Surprisingly, the savage and noble Elves had come 
together as a flawless force when following the Orders of their God.

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2)	The Hunt

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

Despite following Gallean's Will, the Elves were MORTIFIED at what had 
transpired.  The Noble Council met to discuss their options and, after much 
deliberation, it was decided that a Warden be sent to place the Oracle under 
arrest her until she could stand trial in her own defence.

However, the Oracle was now under the protection of the Savage Elves, who 
had listened to her counsel, and regarded her as a voice of change, and 
SURELY Gallean's new voice on Nevendaar.  There would be a MAJOR incident if 
Illumielle's forces tried to take the Oracle from them.

The Noble Elves were invited to the thick of the forest to meet, unarmed, with 
the rest of the Elven People.  As tempers flared, the Oracle stepped forward 
with a NEW message from Gallean - that the Elves should seek out the Empire, 
far from their forest kingdom.  This time, however, there was no questioning 
the Oracle's voracity, as each of her eyes reflected a glowing figure - one 
glowing, and one in shadow.

Your objective on this second level is to make contact with the Empire ... 
which SHOULDN'T be too difficult, as I'm sure after you slaughtered the 
people of Hemwyk Court, THEY will be looking for YOU, non ?

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YOUR CAPITAL CITY IS IN THE SOUTHWESTERNMOST CORNER OF THE MAP
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HINT: There are a LOT of Air Elementals on the map - Air Elementals are 
IMMUNE to Air Magic, so if I were you I would take this into consideration 
when deciding what units to put in your parties - ESPECIALLY spellcasters.
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At the start of the level, an Empire Ranger approaches your Capital City.  
Tora'ach calls on the Scout that spotted him to shoot him, to which the 
Scout replies "apparently someone already has ..."

Wells, the Ranger in question, calls on the Elves to lower their bows, 
saying that he has no desire to fight them ...

Tora'ach demands to know why he has ventured this deep into the forest, as 
he must surely understand the dangers of approaching the Elven lands in this 
fashion ?

Wells says that he has been asked by his King to invite your Elven 
Ambassadors to a Council, as recent events appear to have been confusing the 
Empire.  Wells says that he himself is a man of the forest, and has no time 
for politics, so if you will just follow him, that will be great.

Tora'ach says "fair enough, but why should we bother ?  And why do you have 
arrows stuck in your back ?"

Fair questions I'd say ...

Wells says that perhaps the Empire and the Elves CAN have peace, but that is 
not his concern - Demons are hiding in the woods, and THEY are responsible 
for the pain and suffering he has experienced on his journey to find you here.

Wells says that he will set up his own camp, and tend his wounds there.  He 
says that he does not have sufficient resources to STAY, however, so you have 
but two nights to make your decision.

If you DON'T approach Wells by the beginning of the second turn, one of your 
Scouts says that he's still outside, and is being very patient ... Fyrwenn 
says that he APPEARS to be an honest man ... perhaps a ... holy ?  Man ?  HA
HAHAHAHAHAHA sorry ... little joke there ... *sigh*.  She says that she thinks 
it would be a good idea to send representatives with him, and that Gallean 
may indeed wish for you to avoid a war.

The Oracle responds, saying that she has heard nothing from Gallean ... just 
weeping followed by laughter, so she isn't sure what he is thinking ... she is 
starting to wonder whether he might have actually gone mad after all ... =./

Tora'ach, in his WEALTH of wisdom, attributes this to the Elves returning to 
their roots - i.e. they ARE wild by their nature ... wild creatures of the 
forests.  He says that if anything, Gallean is becoming SANE, and that it is 
surely a sign that they are to slay the HUMANS ... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ... MAYBE NOT.

Illumielle kicks in to say that Tora'ach is PARTIALLY right in that Gallean's 
intentions should not be questioned, but that the humans should NOT be harmed.

She wonders whether it is all a part of some divine plan ...

Tora'ach reminds Illumielle that if she wishes this human slain, you have only 
got 24 hours left before he buggers off ...

At the start of the THIRD turn, Fyrwenn says to Wells (who I was hoping would 
just LEAVE if I ignored him long enough) that you will follow him to his 
camp, but that any trickery will result in him becoming even HOLIER than he 
already is ... hehe

Wells says that you have made a wise decision.  Wells then switches allegiances
so that you can control him.

DAMN.  That means we're going to have to find our own route there !! :(

I can tell you that your destinations are twofold :-

1) The City of Orbuk, which Wells wants you to visit, but which you don't 
NEED to visit - this is due east of your Capital City; and
2) Wells' Camp - this is due east of the City of Icheilm, which is in the 
northwesternmost corner of the map.

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NOTE: Wells' Camp is NOT in the northeasternmost corner of the map - THAT area
is occupied by the Legions' Capital City ;)
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Wells says that if you plan on travelling near the City of Orbuk, he should 
scout ahead, as he'd like to take the arrows in his back and shove them up the
bums of the people that live there (that's where they came from) ;)

For your information, Wells' stats are as follows :-

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Wells         110  0     -     -   Falcon Arrow   82    50  Wea   60  Any  1

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Wells has a leadership skill of 3, and is level 3.

If you venture north of your Capital City, you will find the Lizard Man-
occupied City of Mesinisth.  It contains a life potion and a silver ring.

Illumielle asks the Oracle what her NAME is, to which the Oracle responds "my 
name is Millu".  MILLU, for those of you that have played the Guardians of 
the Light Saga, is the Elven Oracle that visited Emry of Abrissel in the first 
level of the Empire Saga ;)

Millu says that she no longer feels as she once did, and that she is now a mere
arrow, shot to deliver a greater message.

Illumielle assures her that she is of greater value to the Elves than that, 
and that whilst they may have doubted her in the past, there isn't an Elf alive
now that would refuse to stand behind her.  Millu is the Elves' blessing, 
regardless of their confusion (wtf ?).

Millu prays that her mind is clear enough to comprehend the Will of Gallean.

If you venture east of your Capital City and reach the City of Orbuk, WITHOUT 
Wells, you are ambushed by Legions' troops.  Nothing MAJOR ... it's just :-

Possessed (1), Berzerker (1), 2 Cultists (1/1), Witch (2)

Once they have been despatched, one of your troops tells you that SURELY Wells 
would have spotted them, had he been there ?

Now ... if you had ventured towards the City with Wells like he'd suggested ?
Wells would, in his approach to the city, have called for those lying in wait 
to show themselves ... a Berzerker responds and flees the scene, thus AVOIDING
the confrontation in the first place ;)

There is a Talisman of Venom in the City, for your troubles ... :)

If you venture north of this city, and then west past Vembria, you will have 
a Menta Potens Spell cast upon you, to which your Scout cries out that there 
are TRAPS still in these woods ...

If you venture past the Shamaness and the Trapper (both NEW Characters for 
this game), you will come upon the City of Icheilm, which contains a Staff 
of Necromancy.  You are now in the northwesternmost corner of the map.

As you approach the northeasternmost corner of the map, Wells (wherever he 
is at this point) will come running up to tell you that you are drawing near,
and that his people will undoubtedly be edgy, so you should be carefu....

One of your Bandits lashes out at him, saying that he is delivering you to 
your deaths (wtf ?), and kills Wells outright.

Fellwyn has the Bandit cuffed and gimped before he can say soz, for he may 
have just started a full-scale WAR.  One of her Wardens complies.

As you venture further east towards the humans that have MOST likely just 
seen you slit Wells' throat, your leader BOLDLY strides forth to tell them 
that you mean them NO harm ... haaaaaaahahahaha yeah RIGHT.

Feinns, a Pegasus Knight, tells you to send Wells forth so that negotiations 
can begin.

DAMN !  If only I'd learned that SUMMON SKELETON spell ... lmao.

Your leader very SKILLFULLY says "Wells is no longer with us.  Those 
responsible have been dealt with, I assure you."

Willdren (an Archmage) screams out that you have SLAIN Wells, along with 
every OTHER Messenger the Empire has sent to you ...

Memrick (a Ranger) says that King Emry must be alerted of this at ONCE.

Tora'ach calls on your Elven warriors to stop this Empire trio before they 
can get away.

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Kill the Empire Messengers before they can deliver their 
message
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So !  You have THREE Empire Units to slay now, in order to complete this level.

They are :-

1)  Feinns (Pegasus Knight - 4), Inquisitor (3), Wizard (3), Matriarch (3),
    Imperial Assassin (3)
2)  Willdren (Archmage - 4), 2 Imperial Knights (3/3), Imperial Assassin (3)
3)  Memrick (Ranger - 4), Elementalist (3), 2 Imperial Assassins (3/3)

Once all three units are slain, Memrick cries out that it will do you little 
good, as Emry WILL see you PAY for what you have done.

Tora'ach does not seem overly bothered by his cries, and the Oracle now calls 
for the Elves to continue to march to the Human Camp, as originally planned, 
in the absence of further instructions from Gallean.

Fyrwenn is worried, saying that the whirlwind has already started, and that 
if you simply fall back, the Empire is SURE to try and invade your lands for 
what has happened here today.  Fyrwenn hopes that talks may still yield 
results.

Fingers crossed eh !!

     CONGRATULATIONS !!  YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SECOND LEVEL !!! :)

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OPPONENTS	Legions of the Damned

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Mesinisth         Lizard Man (1), Medusa (1), [Lizard Man (1)]
Orbuk             2 Goblin Archers (1/1), Goblin (1), Orc (1), [Goblin (1), 
                  Goblin Elder (1)]
Gussen            2 Man at Arms (1/1), Peasant (1), [2 Peasants (1/1)]
Icheilm           Shamaness (1), Barbarian Warrior (1), [Barbarian 
                  Chieftain (1)]

BUILDINGS

Name              Inhabitants                   Gain anything from taking it ?

Crimselle         Brown Bear (1)                183 Gp, Banner of Speed
Ruins of Hrygall  2 Dark Lords (3/3), 
                                  Specter (2)   164 Gp, Dwarven Bracer
Farmhouse         Giant Spider (1)              254 Gp, Runestone
Crumbled Museum   Elementalist (3), 
                      2 Air Elementals (1/1)    120 Gp, Tome of Earth

EVENTS

Event             Notes

Who are YOU ??    Wells appears, full of holes and looking for you.
To the City !!    You storm the City of Orbuk, seeking retribution for Wells.
CRASH 'N BURN !!  One of your Bandits KILLS Wells !!!!!!!!! =O
STOP THEEEEEM !!  You have to stop the Empire Messengers from getting away.

ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
Orb of Restoration, Iron Skin Potion, Weakness Scroll, Sapphire, 2 x Life 
Potions, Orb of Earth, Healing Ointment, Potion of Protection, Diamond, 
Quicksilver Potion, Potion of Restoration, Infernal Knight Orb, Damage Ward 
Scroll, Potion of Healing.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
2 x Potions of Healing, Life Potion, Potion of Restoration.

SHOPS

Name                            Sells

Twinbirch's Shop (Merchant)     Life Potion x 4, Potion of Protection x 2, 
                                Treebark Potion x 1, Potion of Healing x 2, 
                                Imp Orb x 1, Scroll of Water Warding x 1, 
                                Potion of Restoration x 2
Pentumbria (Magic Shop)         Air Wars (180 Gp), Chain Lightning (810 Gp), 
                                Summon Roc (180 Gp), Tempest (540 Gp), Ice 
                                Storm (180 Gp), Blizzard (180 Gp)
Methik's Wares (Merchant)       Life Potion x 4, Healing Ointment x 2, Potion 
                                of Fire Warding x 1, Squire Talisman x 1, 
                                Potion of Restoration x 2
Vembria (Magic Shop)            True Sight (360 Gp), Mind Ward (540 Gp), 
                                Menta Minoris (180 Gp), Chronos (360 Gp), 
                                Paraseus (540 Gp), Confusion (360 Gp)
Thug Outpost (Mercenary Camp)   Master Thug (Level 1 - 216 Gp), 
                                Thug (Level 1 - 36 Gp)

ENDING

Regrettably, war was now inevitable.  The Elves hoped for some miracle that 
would help them avoid the impending bloodshed, but it was miracles themselves 
that had led them this far !!

The Oracle's visions clouded in crimson, swords were being sharpened instead 
of pens being put to paper to sign treaties.  A thousand bows were strung, for 
such was the Will of Gallean.

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3)	Conquest of Thelena

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

The Elves continued en route to the rim around the great crater of Thelena.
Some were eager for the conflict on the horizon - others tentatively inched 
toward it.

Fyrwenn and the Noble Elves met to discuss peace proposals, in the hopes that 
even though there WAS no justification for the attacks on the Empire by some 
of the Elves' Forces, it might yet be possible to salvage the situation.

Knowing that the Empire would not be impressed to learn that its troops had 
been falling in the name of Gallean's Will, Fyrwenn decided to travel IN PERSON
to Thelena to discuss peace.  The Savage Elves laughed at her, saying that it 
was obviously Gallean's Will that things should have turned out this way, and 
that their time would be better spent planning combat strategies rather than 
still even CONTEMPLATING peace with the Empire.

As the Empire bore down on the Elves, everyone knew that they would have to 
move quickly to avoid MUCH unnecessary bloodshed.

Your objective on this THIRD level is to resolve the conflict in Thelena.

As the level opens, Serphis (a Forest Elf) runs up to your Capital, saying 
that your troops are ready and awaiting your further instructions.  He says 
that they have been supplied with potions and scrolls

Altogether now ... Oooooooooooooooooooooooooh !!

Fyrwenn thanks him, and says that they are to be kept out of view whilst the 
Elven Negotiator is sent to discuss terms.  If the Humans can be reasoned with,
there may yet be no need for further loss of life on either side.

Fyrwenn then calls on Serphis to aid herself and Tora'ach with tactical 
manoeuvres.  Serphis signals his compliance, and Fyrwenn then asks where 
Tora'ach has gone, to which Serphis confirms that, in accordance with Fyrwenn's
instructions, Tora'ach has left the Capital to set up his troops in covert 
locations.

Fyrwenn is shocked, saying that she never told him to do such a thing, but that
it is now too late to worry about it.

Looks like a set up dunnit =(

Fyrwenn and Serphis then re-enter the Capital and you get a ...

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Bring a group to meet with the Empire's forces.
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Now ...... I don't mind telling you that this map is TINY.  It's EASILY the 
smallest of any of the levels I've played on any of the Disciples 2 games ...

All you need to do to meet the BILLIONS and BILLIONS of Empire Troops that 
are lying in wait for you is to venture due north-west of your Capital City.

You will find them very soon ;)

Your leader approaches the Empire Armies, saying before blood is spilled on 
these lands, that you be allowed a moment to speak ...

Bordabas - a Defender of the Faith - says you may speak, but you must do it 
from where you stand, and that if it is forgiveness that you have come to 
seek, you will find them fresh out ...

Fyrwenn then teleports into the fray to deliver a message.  She says :-

"Forgiveness ... no ... we cannot expect that.  The rash behaviour of some 
of my people has brought us to the brink of war.  However, I am sure we would 
both prefer to resolve this without adding to our losses.  It is for you to 
decide ... what must be done to repair the wounds between our people.  We will 
try to make amends."

Borbadas responds by saying that he did not expect this ... he is just a 
soldier, and as such is not skilled in dealing in treaties.  He says, however,
that he IS eager to return his men to their families, and that he will require 
time to assess your proposals.

Atlasien (an Imperial Assassin) runs forth to say that he'll be content when 
the Empire receive 2 ELVEN heads for every Empire Warrior's head that has been 
lost in the conflict so far.

Borbadas gives him a verbal smackdown, and says that you should, as a gesture 
of goodwill, leave these lands, and take your troops back to your grove whilst 
the Empire Armies deliver your message back to Emry of Abrissel.

And then ... just when it looked like the tide was about to be turned in your 
favour ?  TORA'ACH ... GIMP of the Stars, screams out :-

"I've had about enough of this arrogant yapping!  No Elves will follow any 
order of yours; the only message your pathetic king will receive will be the 
one carved into your carcasses!  Now, brothers!  SUMMON FORTH TAIRENN GULL!"

Fyrwenn screams at Tora'ach, but it is too late.

Tora'ach's troops reveal themselves, cast a few Avalanche spells and then a 
Fire Dragon appears and wipes out LOADS of the Empire's troops.

In desperation, Fyrwenn calls for Serphis to release all units from the Capital
to deal with the remaining Empire forces, as they will most DEFINITELY not 
be wanting peace with the Elves any time soon ... therefore they MUST be slain 
before reinforcements arrive.  She also needs somebody to slay the dragon, and 
says that SHE will deal with Tora'ach PERSONALLY.

==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Destroy Tairenn Gull.
==============================================================================
==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Destroy all Empire Generals before reinforcements arrive.
==============================================================================

Fyrwenn asks Tora'ach what the HELL he thought he was doing calling up 
Tairenn Gull like that ... there's NO way to control the beast, and now they 
are all ARGUABLY doomed !!!!!

Tora'ach says that he doesn't understand, and Fyrwenn is having NONE of that.
She says that the Elves have just made themselves 100% SURE of never becoming 
allied with the Empire, and reinforcements are SURELY en route.  She says that 
IF the Elves survive this day, she will PERSONALLY escort him to Hearth's Grove
to answer trial for all that he has done ...

Hokay ... YOUR armies are as follows :-

1)  The Leader you carried across with you from the second level;
2)  Amaenyl (Guardian - 7), 2 Hunters (2/2), 2 Centaur Striders (2/2);
         Amaenyl carries 2 Potions of Healing.
3)  Thorne (Forest Liege-5), 2 Centaur Striders (2/2), Hunter (2), Oracle (2);
         Thorne carries 2 Potions of Healing and a Potion of Fire Warding.
4)  Calliea (Dryad - 3), Oracle (2), Centaur Charger (2), Centaur Lancer (1), 
      Centaur Strider (2);
         Calliea carries 2 Potions of Healing and a Potion of Fire Warding.
5)  Threley (Dryad - 3), Oracle (2), Centaur Charger (2), Scout (1)
         Threley carries 3 Healing Scrolls, 2 Swift Scrolls and a Potion of 
            Fire Warding.
6)  Thistle (Dryad - 3), Centaur Charger (2), Channeler (2), Scout (1)
         2 Summon Ent Scrolls, 3 Bramble Scrolls and a Potion of Fire Warding.
7)  Elmineal (Guardian - 5), 2 Centaur Chargers (2/2), Centaur Strider (2)

... and the EMPIRE forces, CLOCKWISE from Tairenn Gull are as follows :-

1)  Godefroy (Ranger - 6), Squire (1), 2 Marksmen (2/2)
2)  Atlasien (Imperial Assassin - 1), 2 Squires (1/1), Mage (2), Priest (2)
3)  Clovis (Archmage - 5), Knight (2), Inquisitor (3), Marksman (2)
4)  Perdarus (Pegasus Knight - 6), Knight (2), Marksman (2), Priest (2)
5)  Lothaire (Ranger - 6), 2 Knights (2/2), Cleric (2)

As you venture clockwise, an Empire Guard cries out that you have arrived, 
causing the Peasant "Daniel Le Gran" to appears in the very south-western 
corner of the map.

6)  Gerildain (Ranger - 6), Knight (2), Imperial Knight (3), Marksman (2)
7)  Merlot (Archmage - 6), Grand Inquisitor (4), Mage (2), Apprentice (1)
8)  Wizard (5), Imperial Assassin (3), Marksman (2), 2 Imperial Knights (3/3)

After this unit has fallen, one of your scouts (who appears NAMELESS) advises 
you that one of the Generals has fallen, and that there appear to be a total 
of TWO camps in this area, and ONE Human City.  Serphis confirms that all the 
generals MUST be slain BEFORE reinforcements arrive, and that their own city 
may be used in fortifying your defence arrangements.

9)  Wizard (3), Priest (2), Apprentice (1), Witch Hunter (2), Spearman (6), 
    Inquisitor (3)
10) Tuedon (Pegasus Knight - 3), Witch Hunter (2), Archer (1), Cleric (2)
11) Isuel (Archangel - 3), Witch Hunter (2), Mage (2)
12) Ferish (Ranger - 2), 2 Witch Hunters (2/2), Marksman (2), Priest (2)
13) Winfrid (Archmage - 2), Inquisitor (3), Apprentice (1), Priest (2)

As you venture up to 12 o'clock, a Squire spots you and calls his brethren to 
arms.  This summons the Peasant "Ethan the Terrible" to the southwesternmost 
corner of the map (what the HELL is going on here !?!?!)

14) Korbust (Pegasus Knight - 5), Knight (2), Witch Hunter (2), Mage (2), 
    Cleric (2)
15) Alees (Archangel - 3), 2 Witch Hunters (2/2), Apprentice (1)
16) Ardobert (Ranger - 4), 2 Marksmen (2/2), Squire (1)
17) White Wizard (2), Grand Inquisitor (4), 2 Inquisitors (3/3), Imperial 
    Assassin (3), Matriarch (3)

After this unit has fallen, another of your nameless scouts tells you that 
the General leading the City's Defences has fallen.

18) Ralphious (Archmage - 4), Knight (2), Inquisitor (3), Wizard (3), 
    Cleric (2)
19) Rollon (Archmage - 3), Squire (1), Witch Hunter (2), Cleric (2)
20) Renard (Ranger - 3), Witch Hunter (2), Matriarch (3), Archer (1)
21) Isuel (Archangel - 5), Imperial Knight (3), Squire (1), Cleric (2)

North Keep is defenceless (or at least it was when I came upon it).

22) Master Thug (4), Knight (2), Squire (1), Wizard (3)
23) Spearman (4), 2 Squires (1/1), Marksman (2), Cleric (2)

As you make your way towards 3 o'clock, the Peasant named "Julien of the Bog" 
appears with the other two in the southwesternmost corner of the map.  As 
there is now no more space for peasants to materialise in that area, I am not 
entirely sure what the HECK is going to happen ????? :)

24) Tertisan (Archmage - 4), 2 Inquisitors (3/3), 2 Priests (2/2)
25) Konrad (Archmage - 4), Witch Hunter (2), Squire (1), Mage (2), Cleric (2)
26) Dranden (Ranger - 5), Squire (1), Witch Hunter (2), Matriarch (3), 
    Archer (1)
27) Leianne (Archangel - 7), Witch Hunter (2), Mage (2)
28) Spearman (3), Witch Hunter (2), Marksman (2), Cleric (2)
29) Guilbert (Pegasus Knight - 3), Knight (2), Cleric (2), Marksman (2)
30) Alix (Archangel - 4), Witch Hunter (2), Matriarch (3)
31) Gunther (Pegasus Knight - 4), Inquisitor (3), Witch Hunter (2), 
    Matriarch (3), Priest (2)
32) Sardas (Imperial Assassin - 5), 2 Inquisitors (3/3), 2 Matriarchs (3/3), 
    Wizard (3)

Once Sardas has fallen, your nameless Scout once again pops up to say "the 
General from the second Empire camp has fallen"

Serphis is satisfied that this will help fortify your presence in the area.

Once all three Empire Generals have been slain, your leader will show his/her 
face to confirm that the Empire troops are fleeing the field like cowards.

Serphis calls your troops back to the Capital, where a garrison shall be 
prepared to deal with human reinforcements.

Fyrwenn confirms that she is going to return to Hearth's Grove to discuss the 
events of the day with the Council, and PARTICULARLY Tora'ach's behaviour.  
She appoints Serphis COMMANDER of the Thelenan Army until she returns.  She 
says that as Tora'ach's LOSERS will not follow you, she has selected one of 
their numbers as your liaison.  Geintel has been assigned to watch over the 
Savage Elves, and much is yet to be done to ensure a firm grasp on the area.

Now then ... IF you kill all three Generals you DON'T actually need to kill 
Tairenn Gull - you will automatically complete the level.  IF, however, you 
DIDN'T slay the third General and instead moved PAST him to attack Tairenn 
Gull you can NOT ONLY pick up the RATHER special Rusted Shackles, which 
enable your leader to immediately withdraw from combat, but you can also 
get to fight ... THE BEAST ... in the RED corner ... TAIRONNNNNNNNNNN "THE 
KILLER" GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ...

FOR your viewing pleasure/convenience, here are "THE KILLER"'s Stats :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Taironn Gull 1152 10    Fire   -   Fire Breath    75   125  Fire  40  Any  6
==============================================================================

Before you can fight Taironn Gull you should despatch the following units :-

33) Nigel (Pegasus Knight - 5), 2 Witch Hunters (2/2), Matriarch (3)
34) Geldwin (Archmage - 6), 2 Witch Hunter (2/2)

Once Taironn Gull has fallen, Fyrwenn LAMBASTS Tora'ach for his death, saying 
that he was an honourable creature, who's death was WASTEFUL.

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OPPONENTS	The Empire

CITIES

NEUTRAL (EMPIRE) CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

North Keep        -

BUILDINGS

Name             Inhabitants                    Gain anything from taking it ?

Unshank          2 Witch Hunters (2/2), Squire 
                   (1), Cleric (2), Priest (2), 
                   Wizard (3)                   Titan's Might Potion

EVENTS

Event             Notes

We're HEEEERE     You propose your peace alliance with the Empire
SHIT !!           Tairenn Gull has been awoken and CRASHES the PARTY !!

ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
8 x Potions of Healing, Potion of Protection, 2 x Life Potions, Talisman of 
Life, Potion of Restoration, Zombie Orb.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
10 x Life Potions, 8 x Potions of Healing, 3 x Lightning Scrolls, Summon Living
Armour Scroll, Tome of Air, Potion of Restoration, Strength Scroll, Chain 
Lightning Scroll, 2 x Ice Pillar Scrolls, Vithar's Might Scroll, Orb of Fire,
Banner of Battle, Rusted Shackles, Summon Golem Scroll, Holy Armour Scroll.

SHOPS

Name                          Sells

None !!!!!

Ending

Thelena had fallen to the Elves.  As they moved their troops into defensive 
locations, the Empire army grew closer by the day.  Serphis was determined to 
prove his value to his people, his Queen, and ESPECIALLY to his God.  He would 
stand side by side with Geintel and his Savage Elves no matter WHAT number of 
men challenged the occupation.  However, new orders would soon arrive through 
their humble Oracle ...

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4)	Korbach's Fort

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

Thelena soon became a staging point for the Elven progression into Empire 
lands.  Just ahead lay the route to Falhen Heim, the ancient land that the 
Elves had lost soooooo long ago to the Mountain Clans.

As anticipated the Elven occupation was short-lived, for the Circle of Thelena
had become a bustling grove where many Elven Warriors, both Noble and Savage, 
travelled in order to take part in the festivities.  Under the ILLUSION of 
celebration, Serphis' plans to bring in new recruits whilst awaiting further 
instructions from Hearth's Grove were in full flight, and he had embraced 
his leadership and served his people well.

Whispers of War returned in time.  The Savage Elves began to debate as to 
whether to invage Falhen Heim to REtake that which the Dwarves stole from 
them, and even among the Noble Elves, the prospect of restoring their honour 
drifted into conversations.

EVERYBODY was now waiting for word from ... the Oracle ...

Your opening objective on this new level is simply to await Gallean's Orders.

Geintel asks whether you have to wait ANOTHER year before Gallean arrives, as 
he feels that the delay hinders your chances of victory, and he's not best 
pleased about that ... Geintel says that EVERYBODY knows the message Gallean 
is bringing.

Serphis (who has now matured into an Elf Lord it appears), says that one should
not PRESUME to know the Will of Gallean.

Geintel asks how Serphis has grown so weak, for Gallean would SURELY welcome 
vengeance against those that have wounded him so ... the Elves have risen to 
POWER in these lands, and your journey will bring you DIRECTLY into the Clans' 
lands.  He says that Serphis should spend less time BUFFING his armour, and 
more time USING it.

Serphis sighs, and says that he MAY be right, but that only a FOOL would 
charge in blindly.  He says you have enough enemies, and even though your 
forces ARE now stronger, you are STILL fragile.

Serphis' dialogue is interrupted by a Centaur Lancer charging to your Capital 
from the east, with a message.

The Lancer says that Gallean's Wish (as prophesised by the Oracle) is that 
the Elves are to invade the north lands by passing through Korbach's Fort.
The Clans have INFESTED these lands, and the Elves are to RETAKE them without 
ANY form of mercy whatsoever.

Serphis confirms that, as this is now OFFICIALLY the Will of Gallean, his 
armies will meet it head-on, and with that, he calls for your troops to be 
made ready.

The Lancer charges off, and Geintel presents you with an initial report.

It seems that Korbach's Fort is held by Gramel Wolfbane and his brother Golben.
These two are LEGENDARY in the region, and killing them both would present a 
GREAT blow to the Dwarves' morale, as the brothers have led them through 
innumerate victories.

==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Destroy the Wolfbane Brothers
==============================================================================

==============================================================================
NOTE : Your Capital City is in the south-eastern corner of the map
==============================================================================

Just outside your Capital (to the north-east) is Romald and a unit of Dwarven 
SCUMBAGS.  Once he has been slain, he calls out that he dies knowing that 
Nevendaar will soon be PURGED of the plague that is the Elves, and that Golden 
will soon be coming for yoooooooohoooooooooooo ...

Grrrrrrrrrr ... a HOLLOW threat, and one NOT very well delivered now that you 
have ... NO HEAD ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAR.

If you venture along the southern edge of the map to the west, you will come 
upon the City of Isha .....

Once the City of Isha has fallen, your leader calls for it to be burned to the 
ground, and for none to be left alive ............ which is a bit MEAN really 
innit ?????

Peasant Gabs seems to share my point of view ... HE doesn't wanna die ...

Your leader responds by saying that you are merely following the Will of 
Gallean, and that ALL life on this mountain is to be purged.

Gabs tries to counter your argument by saying that he and his people are not 
Mountain Dwellers - they live at the BASE of the mountain, PLUS they know 
a lot about the area, so they might be able to render assistance in the 
forthcoming struggles ... there's a mercenary camp in the area, and SURELY it 
would not upset Gallean if they offered to SERVE him ??

Your leader acquiesces, but says that this is NOT an act of mercy, and ANY 
problems from them and you will burn the LOT of 'em.

If you continue westwards, you will find (in the southwesternmost corner of 
the map), Zolik City stands ahead of you.  Once it has fallen to your mighty 
armies, Peasant Griphit says that the Empire will not stand idly by whilst you 
massacre the people of Nevendaar, and that you are no better than Bethrezen's 
Beasts.

Your leader counters, saying that you are the VICTIMS in this awful tragedy, 
and how DARE he question them so ... your leader says that the Elves have been 
REPEATEDLY wronged by the humans and dwarves, and THIS is their retribution.  
You are undertaking noble work for a noble God.

An Orb of Water and 2 Potions of Healing are in the City for you.

If you go north-east of Zolik City you will find the City of Ragnaris.  Peasant
Triff is unimpressed with your assault, and says that you're too late (for 
what ?????), and that the Empire has already sent a group of researchers to 
retrieve the sigil from their library ...

... what ... sigil ??

Fortunately your leader appears to be as confused as I am (phew !!)

Triff has nothing further to say (understandable since he's already BLURTED 
out half the secrets he shouldn't have) ... hahaha ... wonder if he's ever 
considered becoming a BOND villain !!  Lol.

If you take the Dargoniel Temple, your leader asks what the Undead were DOING 
there, to which Geindall (a Scout) responds, saying that he has investigated 
the catacombs beneath the temple and has found it REPLETE with the bodies of 
Humans, Dwarves AND Elves ... all warriors that fell during the battle in 
Thelena.  He says he does not understand how the Hordes have been able to pass
by you undetected, dragging so many bodies ...

If you venture further east and take Turania, your leader asks (again) what 
has happened ... THIS time it's because the place is a wee bit whiffy =./

Ephandill (another Scout) says that upon searching the grounds, several tombs 
were found - all of which have been desecrated and emptied ... the locals say 
that the corpses were taken to the ruined temple of Dargoniel, where we have 
just come from.

If you relieve the inhabitants of the City of Gromdam of the burden of their 
sad and pitiful lives, a thug scoffs at you, saying that Dragnhar will hear of 
what has happened, and that the Pilgrims there will avenge the people of 
Gromdam.

... sometime later, further east ...

Once Dragnhar falls, Demariel (a Scout) confirms that you have taken control 
of the City, and that a human has been kept alive as he has claimed that if he
is not kept alive to deliver his message, it might incur Gallean's Fury.

Your leader finds this as hard to believe as I do ...

Karasten, an Imperial Assassin, says that the rumours are true ... that the 
Elves are trying to go after the Empire.  Your leader retorts, saying that 
the Elves are doing no such thing - they are merely retaking the lands that 
were STOLEN from them by the Mountain Clans.

Karasten says "you will still fail ... because the Demons are the real power 
in this area, they have one of their last remaining strongholds right here !"

Your leader says that the Legions are of little concern to you, as they are 
supposed to be scattered and weak ...

Karasten tells you that you are wrong, and that the Legions have been slaying 
Empire Messengers to the Elves for MONTHS !!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah so THAT'S why we weren't getting any mail ... ;)

Karasten says that the Elven War against the Empire is a mistake ...

Your leader has Karasten slain, but says that his claims will be investigated.

If you approach the Abandoned Temple, which is just to the north-east of the 
City of Gromdam, Lothaire stops you, saying that this is a passage of pilgrims,
and that you cannot pillage the ruin.  He tells you to return to Gardharus and 
tell him to stop sending his henchmen to steal what is theirs.

Ok.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK ok ok ok ok ok quick question time.

A)  Who the F*** is Gardharus ?
B)  Who the HELL do you think you are to tell me what to do ???? X-(

Your leader shares my sentiment, telling him to watch his tongue, and that 
you aren't interested in STEALING from him - merely in reinstating to your 
rule that which was formerly yours.

Slay Lothaire's unit (which comprises :- Lothaire (a Level 1 Ranger who is 
warded against Fire, Water, Air and Earth Magic), a Witch Hunter (2), Thief (1)
and a Man at Arms (1) and MOVE ON :)

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NOTE : Orsclave is a TRAP
==============================================================================

If you enter the City of Orsclave (to the west of the Abandoned Temple), 
Geindall says that bodies were found in the root cellars throughout the town.
He says that the way that the bodies have been dismembered suggests without a 
doubt that Demons were responsible for the deaths.

Your leader says that something is wrong, as they made sure nobody would smell
the bodies as they came into the town, and that the town itself is so clean !

(Note that there were no troops in the town when I got there)

Geindall directs your attention to the edge of town, where THREE Legions' Units
appear, being :-

1)  Shruud (Onyx Gargoyle - 7), Cultist (1), Berzerker (2), Witch (2)
2)  Belfegor (Archdevil - 1), 2 Anti-Paladins (3/3), Cultist (1)
3)  Dragog (Archdevil - 1), Anti-Paladin (3), Berzerker (2), Demonologist (3)

Your leader calls for you to defend the City.

If you venture to the north of Orsclave, Grakuu (a Demon) spots you and says 
"Ahh ... flesh ... from the woods ?  Are you still following your heartless 
beast ?  It does not matter, nothing does.  Do you hear my lost brothers ?
Away from Bethrezen, forgotten on this filth they howl in hunger ... waiting 
for meat to arrive ..."

Your leader responds, saying that all the bodies in this area were emissaries 
from the Empire to the Elves ... emissaries that were intercepted by the 
Legions before they got to their intended destination.

He responds (and this is priceless) with this :-

"Meat seems to dislike the removal of limbs" (NO SH!T SHERLOCK !!) "It even 
avoids us !" (CAN'T IMAGINE WHY !?!?!) "We try to make it feel comfortable 
while we feast.  Not long ago, a horde of meat stopped by ... they seemed 
impressed by our work!  They were very tender" (NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE)

Before you can rush in to lop this NUTTER's head off, two more Legions' units 
appear beside him.  So you have ANOTHER group of three units to take care of, 
being :-

1)  Kryrinn (Duke - 1), 2 Berzerkers (2/2), Sorcerer (2)
2)  Zehura (Archdevil - 1), Anti-Paladin (3), Witch (2), Cultist (1)
3)  Demon (4)*, Doppleganger (3), Berzerker (2), Demonologist (3), Incubus (4)

* Note that the Demon is warded against Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

Unit 3 is holding an Unholy Chalice ;)

You may continue onwards and explore the Legions' Lands ... upon your RETURN 
your leader will spot something moving a distance away, and as if by magic, an 
elf appears ... your leader is confused, as to the best of their knowledge, 
there is no faction supposed to be inhabiting these lands.

(This takes place outside the City of Orsclave, by the way) ;)

Your leader approaches this strange figure (who has their own graphic I note) 
and speaks, only to have the Elf (who's name is Dargermiel) respond with this :

"I have come to remind you of those you have left for dead, brother !  To 
avenge the useless deaths that we have suffered when we followed Gallean's 
word without any thought.  You have all betrayed our race with your blind 
loyalty."

YUP !  Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's the Dark Elves ... we KNEW they'd appear sooner or 
later didn't we ...

Hokay ... two more units of Dark Elves materialise to back up this first unit,
and the combined stats of all three are as follows :-

1)  Absenn (Crone - 1), Dark Elf Butcher (1), Dark Elf Reaper (1)

Absenn's stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Absenn        100  0    Dea    -   Choking Fog    80    40  Air   40  Any  6
==============================================================================

2)  Dargermiel (Dark Elf Butcher - 1), 2 Dark Elf Reapers (1/1)

Dargermiel's stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Dargermiel    180  0    Dea    -   Cleavers       80   105  Wea   40  Adj  1
==============================================================================

3)  Vey (Crone - 1), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1)

Here are Vey's stats

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Vey           100  0    Dea    -   Choking Fog    80    40  Air   40  Any  6
==============================================================================


Now ... as I'm sure you can guess, you're about to enter Legions' Lands ...
BEFORE I get stuck into THEM too badly, I'm going to finish exploring the 
rest of the map for you ;)

If you venture WEST instead of east you will come upon Dhu'gna, who is guarding
the Antigue Temple.  As you approach he calls out to you :-

Dhu'gna : "Whoooooo are youuuuuuuuu ?"
Dhu'gna : *look of horror* "SHINY ONES !!!!!!!!!"
Dhu'gna : *runs over to his halfwit friend Koga* "Run and tell the others"
Koga    : "Yarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
Dhu'gna : "Grwaaa !!!"

*your leader yawns*

Dhu'gna : *runs into combat*

Dhu'gna's unit comprises :-

Dhu'gna (Orc - 1, warded -v- Fire, Water, Air, Earth), Orc (1), Goblin (1),
2 Goblin Elders (1/1), Goblin Archer (1)

If you venture north and then west (when you get to the Ogre and Koga), then 
you will come upon the City of Margylla.  Once it has been taken, Goh (an Ogre)
tells you that the "Beast head" is theirs (WHAT beast head ??), and that 
neither man NOR dwarf will take it from them.

The Ogre rambles on about how you are "shiny ones" and that you are not Elves,
as he and his people are allied with the Elves, and that the Elves would never
kill Greenskins.

Oh BOY have I got news for you ... FIRE !!!!!!  :) :)

He also says that the Greenskins have the head by "four moons" ... I take it 
he means four turns ... =./

Aaaaaaaaaah !  THERE he is !!!!!  If you venture east, then south from 
Margylla (i.e. back to where you fought Dhu'gna), and then venture further 
south-west, you will find Gardharus - he is an Imperial Assassin, who tells 
you as you approach the ruins behind him that his group is conducting research 
there, and could you please seek adventure elsewhere ?  Move along ... there's 
nothing to see here ... that kinda thing ;)

Your Leader calls him, saying "aren't you the Empire's elite thieves ?  Seems 
like you're PLUNDERING ... not RESEARCHING ..."

Gardharus then launches into some spiel about how he is offended !  And that 
he is GAAAAAAAAAARDHARUS (rips his shirt off) the Assassin and Researcher 
EXtraordinAIRE.  Before you can get any more answers from him, however, he 
calls upon his friends Brin and Archibald to "take care" of you.

Brin asks what's wrong with your ears, whilst Archibald seems to have misplaced
his weapon.  HAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

Lay waste to these FWEEKS and move on.

Gardharus is only a level 2 Imperial Assassin, but he is warded against fire, 
water, air and earth.

Brin is a level 5 peasant (woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow), who is ALSO warded
against fire, water, air and earth.

Archibald is a level 4 Man at Arms who is immune to Air and warded -v- Earth.

Once he has fallen, Gardharus says this is but a MINOR setback, as there are 
plenty of other ruins "that can give (him) what (he) seeks".

Hokay ... now I'm SORRY to arse you around so badly, but I'm going back to 
where the Ogre and Koga were standing to speak to the Passage Guardian who 
is just to their north.  When you approach him, conversation goes a little 
like this :-

You : "Hello there my good man ... you've not seen my DOG around here have 
       you ?  Little brown yappy dog ... answers to the name 'Muffy'"
Him : "I'ma gonna rip out your heart and sh!t down your neck you little mofo"
You : "Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight ... okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ... and ... the 
       dog ?"
Him : "Went thatta way ... bout a half hour ago ..."
You : "Thank you SO much ... EN GARDE !!"

Once you have slain him, you may move onward towards the City of Primera.

As you approach, you are spotted and reinforcements arrive.

The 3 units outside the City are now as follows :-

1)  Hermit (1), Warrior (2), Crossbowman (2), Novice (2)
2)  Guard Feramin (King's Guard - 1), 2 Dwarves (1/1), Crossbowman (2)
3)  Guard Berboad (Engineer - 1), Warrior (2), Alchemist (3), Crossbowman (2)

Once Primera has fallen, your leader confirms (after receiving word that the 
City is yours) that this marks your first victory over the Clans, and that 
they will SURELY be planning a counter-attack, so you should be on guard.

As you venture northwards towards the Hideout, a King's Guard named Golben 
stops you.  Golben's unit and a Hill Giant's unit then wander down from the 
City of Venusi and block your path, saying that you have gone far enough.

The 2 units comprise :-

1)  Golben (King's Guard 3), 2 Warriors (2/2), Alchemist (3), Flame Caster (3)
2)  Hill Giant (1), 2 Warriors (2/2), Flame Caster (3)

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Golben        255  0     -     -   Battle Axe     82    80  Wea   40  Adj  1
==============================================================================

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NOTE : THIS IS GOLBEN WOLFBANE - ONE OF THE TWO BROTHERS YOU HAVE TO SLAY !!!!
==============================================================================

Once you slay them and move on - i.e. north and then west - you will come upon
the City of Venusi.  Once it has fallen to your armies, Geindall will pop up 
to tell you that there is only ONE more thing to do on these lands to wipe 
them clean of the Clans', and that is .......... wait !!  Something's coming !

Three units of Rock Giants materialise outside the City of Venusi, and the 
leader - Greimshog - says "We shall stop your killing!  No more!"

These three units comprise :-

1)  Rock Giant (1), 2 Venerable Warriors (4/4)
2)  Rock Giant (1), 2 Venerable Warriors (4/4)
3)  Rock Giant (1), 2 Venerable Warriors (4/4)

If you slay all these MUPPETS and venture southwards towards the Clans' Capital
City, Gramel (a Loremaster) materialises outside the Capital City to say "Not 
now !  Why did you have to come here now ?  Why not later, after I had left ?"

What the HELL are all these people talking aboot ???? =./

Your leader asks him whether the death of his brother has turned him into a 
coward ... to which he replies "You were expecting me to avenge him ?  Hell 
no !  I don't want ta get killed.  If I die, the queen will deliver one of 
her bloody sermons and bore my remaining relatives !  I don't want to die with 
that on my conscience"

... PERHAPS he was expecting us to laugh ??  But it didn't work ... he's gonna 
die.

He says "Then by the stone and the steel that binds this keep, I shall rattle 
your skulls !"

Here are Gramel's Stats :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Gramel        165  0     -     -   Earth Fall     87    65  Ea    30  Any  6
==============================================================================

Gramel travels with an Elder One (4), Druidess (3) and Venerable Warrior (4)

==============================================================================
NOTE : THIS IS GRAMEL WOLFBANE - THE SECOND BROTHER YOU HAVE TO SLAY !!!!!!!!!
==============================================================================

Once Golben Wolfbane and Gramel Wolfbane have BOTH been slain, Breberik (one 
of the Dwarves) cries out that both Golben and Gramel have been slain, and 
Korbach's Fort has surely fallen ... they must fall back to Falhen Heim's Keep!

The remaining Dwarven Units at the Capital (Dradrid, Chronobrim and Lantfrid)
run fleeing for the high ground, and your leader pops up to confirm that you 
now control the Fort.  This Fort will provide you with a means to stage a 
direct assault on Falhen Heim !

Your leader calls for both Serphis and Geintel, so that they can survey what 
has been done here.

Serphis and Geintel appear at the Clans' Capital.  Serphis asks for the Oracle 
to join them.  Geintel questions his logic as this IS still a battlefield, but 
Serphis quells his worries, and the level ends.

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OPPONENTS	Mountain Clans, Legions of the Damned

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Isha              Master Thug (1), Thug (1), Witch Hunter (2), Matriarch (3)
Zolik City        Imperial Knight (3), Witch Hunter (2), Inquisitor (3)
                  Marksman (2), Wizard (1), Matriarch (3)
Ragnalis          Imperial Assassin (1), 2 Spearmen (1/1), Cleric (2), 
                  Archer (1)
Turania           Fighter (1), Zombie (1), Initiate (1), Spectre (2)
Dragnhar          Grand Inquisitor (4), Imperial Assassin (5), Matriarch (3),
                  White Wizard (4), [Elementalist (3)]
Gromdam           2 Thugs (5/5), Master Thug (1), Mage (2), Marksman (2)
Orsclave          -
Margylla          Ogre (1), 2 Orcs (1/1), Goblin Archer (1), Goblin Elder (1)
Primera           Elder One (1), Dwarf (2), Veteran (3), Crossbowman (2), 
                  Hermit (4)
Venusi            2 Dwarves (1/1), Druidess (3), Axe Thrower (1)


BUILDINGS

Name             Inhabitants                    Gain anything from taking it ?

Ruined Temple    Yeti (1), Warrior (2), 
                    Dwarf (1), Crossbowman (2)  Dwarven Bracer
Dargoniel Temple Zombie (2), Dark Lord (3), 
                    Templar (2), Warlock (2)
                       Necromancer (3)          80 Gp, Staff of Foliage
Old House        Master Thug (1), Knight (2),
                    Wizard (3)                  150 Gp, Staff of Thunder
Rigel Ruin       2 Trolls (1/1), Orc King (1),
                    Goblin Archer (1)           150 Gp, Iron Skin Potion
Abandoned 
      Temple     Zombie (2), Dark Lord (3),
                    Templar (2), Wraith (3),
                       Warlock (2)              250 Gp, Tome of Sorcery
Abandoned
   Creature Pen  3 Lizard Men (1/1/1)           130 Gp, Lizard Man Talisman
Antigue Temple   2 Orcs (1/1), 2 Orc 
                    Champions (1/1), 2 Goblin 
                       Archers (1/1)            200 Gp, Banner of Strength
Crinnsbelow      Ogre (1), Orc King (1),
                    Orc Champion (1), 
                       Goblin Archer (1)        250 Gp, Tome of Fire
Ruins of 
      Pesmergia  Skeleton Warrior (3), 
                    Skeleton Champion (4),
                       Shade (3), Warlock (2)   250 Gp, Thanatos Blade
Hideout          Warrior (2), Flame Caster (3),
                    Crossbowman (2)             50 Gp, Orb of Restoration
Cullceth         2 Warriors (2/2), Dwarf (1),
                    Novice (2)                  150 Gp, Orb of Frost


EVENTS

Event             Notes



ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
4 x Potions of Restoration, 12 x Potions of Healing, 4 x Life Potions, Potion 
of Striking, Bronze Ring, Cursa Demoneus Scroll, Death Ward Scroll, Potion 
of Fire Warding, 2 x Silver Rings, 2 x Potions of Water Warding, Potion of 
Vigor, 2 x Gold Rings, Potion of Speed, Boots of Speed, Sapphire, Hymn of 
the Clans Scroll, Ruby, Banner of Protection, Damage Ward Scroll, Talisman of 
Earth.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
2 x Potions of Healing, Unholy Chalice.

SHOPS

Name                          Sells

Luther's Camp (Mercenary)     Imperial Assassin (Level 3 - 400 Gp), Imperial 
                              Knight (Level 3 - 850 Gp), Man at Arms (Level 3 -
                              60 Gp), Spearman (Level 1 - 300 Gp), Spearman 
                              (Level 2 - 330 Gp)
Thurin's Shop (Merchant)      Potion of Healing x 3, Potion of Restoration x 2,
                              Boots of Speed x 1, Life Potion x 2, Potion of 
                              Striking x 2, Potion of Swiftness x 1, Potion of 
                              Protection x 1
Pilgrim Merchant (Merchant)   Potion of Healing x 6, Potion of Restoration x 3,
                              Healing Ointment x 1, Boots of Travelling x 1,
                              Life Potion x 2, Treebark Potion x 2, Potion of 
                              Accuracy x 1, Imp Talisman x 1, Banner of 
                              Striking x 1
Brigbro's Spells (Magic Shop) Lightning (200 Gp), Haste (400 Gp), Holy Armour
                              (600 Gp), Ice Pillar (400 Gp), Chant of Arms (600
                              Gp), Summon Valkyrie (600 Gp), Tormentio (200 Gp)
                              Cursa Demoneus (400 Gp)
Zollian's Camp (Trainer)             --> Train your Units here ! <--

Ending

With the defeat of their fiercest warriors (HAHAHAHA they were CR@P !!), the 
Dwarves of Korbach's Fort began their defensive retreat towards the Dwarven 
stronghold at Falhen Heim.  Though their army pushed towards the summit of the 
mountain, the Elven fury plowed through the Dwarven lines like an avalanche.

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5)	The Betrayal

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

Under the banner of Gallean, the Elves moved onward with their attacks, cutting
deep into the mountainous region of the Clans territory, and towards the GREAT 
Dwarven City of Falhen Heim.  However a Dark Shadow loomed behind them ...

As they had ascended the Mountain, they had found the tattered corpses of 
dead Elves, brought back by Dark Powers ... most of the evidence pointed 
towards Mortis as the cause of this latest atrocity, but others believed the 
source came from within themselves ...

Serphis and Geintel stationed a new grove atop the mountain heights, preparing 
for one final charge towards the Clans.  As the Dwarves leaned over their 
Castle walls, they heard THOUSANDS of Elves calling for vengeance for Gallean.

One word from Oracle, could set Gallean's Rage upon the Children of Wotan.

Your initial objective on this level is to find the Oracle, who APPEARS to 
have been cornered en route to your new grove !!!!! =O

Serphis arrives and calls for troops to be despatched to help the Oracle.  It 
appears that they are on the road, south of the City.

Geintel says he will join the search party as the Oracle MUST be saved ... 
Serphis is surprised at Geintel's willingness to join the search party, and 
says that ... JUST to be on the safe side (read: JUST to make sure Geintel 
doesn't try and leg it with the Oracle), he will send a SECOND search party to 
"back them up" ... nyuk nyuk.

Geintel appears outside the Capital City and begins to charge down the road ...

... and then we take control !! :)

Geintel's unit comprises :-

Geintel (Centaur Strider - 10), Centaur Charger (2), Channeler (2)

Geintel's stats (in case you're interested) are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Geintel       337  10    -     -   Pole axe       89   128  Wea   44  Adj  1
==============================================================================

However, I was expecting to be able to start off with full control over 
Geintel and his unit, and this ISN'T the case ;)

So !  Venturing AROUND him I moved southwards along the past, sacking the 
City of Redstone as I went.  If you do this, Barrgabine (a Dwarven Axe Thrower)
pops his head out to say that Falhen Heim knows you are coming and they have 
prepared troops to stop you ...

... COOL !!  I'd hate to have this turn into a walkover !!!!!!!!!  Hahahahaha

After he has been slain, Draduliss (one of your troops) says that several 
documents were found in the City, but that they are written in a Dwarven 
dialect that is unknown to your people ... until a means to read them is 
divined, they should be kept in the City, for safe-keeping, he thinks ...

... I agree with him ...

If you venture to the southern edge of the map (just south of the City of 
Redstone), and then EAST a little ways, Geintel says "What ?  This is a Dwarf !
We must be too late !  They must have taken her !"

The Dwarven Engineer to whom he is referring calls out to him, saying that he 
is a friend and means you no harm.  Millu then appears to confirm that this 
is the case, and to say that this Dwarf (Grizzlespit - such a PRETTY name) will
be your key to destroying the Dwarves in the area.

Geintel is having NONE of that, saying that Millu is insulting Gallean by 
insinuating that the Elves have need of a DWARF to secure their victory on 
these lands ...

Millu says that Geintel is talking sh!te, and that whilst Gallean doesn't 
FAVOUR the alliance, he knows that it is necessary for the Elves victory.  She 
says that Gallean is looking for something BEYOND the Clans, but that you 
need to escort her to safer ground first, as she doesn't feel comfortable 
explaining things further here.

Geintel grumbles, and then the following units switch to ally with you :-

1)  Geintel (10), Centaur Charger (2), Channeler (2)
2)  Millu (Oracle - 2), Centaur Strider (2), Scout (1), Dwarf Engineer (1)

Millu's stats, for your reference, are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Millu          60  0     -     -   Heal          100    40  Life  10  Any  1
==============================================================================

Before you can MOVE, however, the following LEGIONS units fly out to block 
your route back to the Capital City :-

1)  Jehitess (Demon), Demonologist, Berzerker, Anti-Paladin
2)  Grametec (Duke), Marble Gargoyle, Incubus
3)  Zaorish (Counsellor), Sorcerer, 2 Berzerkers
4)  Baal (Counsellor), Demon, Cultist
5)  Voramel (Duke), Demonologist, Berzerker, Anti-Paladin

Geintel confirms that they have totally blocked off your way back to the 
Capital, and that you are too weak to fight them, so you should try and 
find a way AROUND them.

Now ... if you've followed MY FAQ you will have taken the City of Redstone.
Whilst you cannot move both Geintel AND Millu into the City, you CAN use the 
City to enhance your protection and heal any units before you start your 
trek back to the Capital.

You CANNOT attack the Legions' Units - your leader will simply tell you that 
they are too powerful, and then turn and run !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NEW OBJECTIVE : FIND A WAY TO RETURN MILLU TO THE CAPITAL.  BOTH GEINTEL AND 
MILLU MUST SURVIVE.
==============================================================================

This means that in order to get back to your Capital City you are going to 
have to venture WEST from Redstone, and then north and then east and finally 
south to get back to your Capital.  I personally left Millu and her unit in 
Redstone (you'll see why in a moment).

If, after venturing west from Redstone, you venture SOUTH instead of north, 
you will come upon the Hordes' Capital.  If you do this, your leader will 
comment that one of the corpses in the area is still fresh, and it appears 
that the Hordes tore sections of flesh off his body, and ripped his bowels 
out !!  It was almost as though portions of his body were harvested !!!!!!

=O

After paying a little visit to the Undead Hordes, I turned and went due North.
After you have slain the Dark Elf Butcher and his unit (who are blocking the 
pass through the mountains ?), Geintel calls out to you, saying that as there 
are many trials left to overcome before you can get to the Grove again, it 
would surely be better for you to all stick together.

Geintel and Millu's respective units then converge (from WHEREVER they 
presently are on the map) upon Sindurn Village, which is (NOT surprisingly) 
going to be MY next target as well ;)

As you approach Sindurn Village, a Crone appears and the following conversation
ensues :-

Crone   : "Why are we so easily forgotten?  Why do you still seek to kill us?"
Geintel : "Because you smell"
Millu   : "Abra-cadabera, hubble bubble, ali-baba 40 thieves, bla bla bla ..."
Crone   : "Jabba no peys Luke Skywalker ... Jedi Knight ..."
Geintel : "FREAKS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL !!"

(the Crone then disappears)

Millu   : "You TIT !!  I was trying to open her miiiiiiiiind."
Geintel : "B*LL*CKS !!  You are nowt more than a twisted little biatch !  And 
           YOU smell too !!"

(Warivv appears)

Warivv  : "UnHAND hurr you FWEEKLIN !"

(Geintel gets huffy and storms off)

Geintel is then caught in an ambush by Dark Elves, just outside the Hordes' 
Capital City.  There are THREE Dark Elf Units in this ambush.

Gravaren says he wants to see what Geintel looks like without his skin on.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew !! :(

The Dark Elves corner AND KILL Geintel !!!!!

Millu   : "Omigod!  I DO smell ... how could my whiff have driven him to this?"
Grizzlespit : "Now now deary ... don't let it get you down - let's RUUUUN !!"

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NEW OBJECTIVE : ESCORT MILLU TO THE CAPITAL
==============================================================================

You then gain control over Millu's Group AGAIN ... and the five Clans Units 
that were blocking your path to the east by the Ruined Temple retreat 
northwards, allowing you a reasonably clear path back to the Grove.

If you are a psycho (like wot I am), and you decide to STILL take Sindurn 
Village ?  An Orc Champion cries out after his beautiful City has fallen 
about his ears "Why you come here !?  We no join war, we NOT kill for you !"

Your leader tries to get bitchy with him, saying that NO Elf would ever stoop 
so low as to ask for the help of an Orc ...

... but his response is MASTERCARD PRICELESS ... he says :-

"CLOSE MOUTH !!!  You all UGLY. AND STUPID too !  You ears floppy like rabbit !
You weak and ... er ... SMELLY !  Other Orc help and listen maybe.  But WE
NO LISTEN !"

Your leader calls for a swift death for the inhabitants of this City, and I am 
sure it follows.

Once you have FINALLY been able to return Millu to the Grove, Serphis praises 
Gallean for her safe return, and says that after the Demons blocked the pass,
they had become quite worried ...

NOTE that they didn't bother trying to fight their way through to FIND you !!
Cheeky buggers.

Serphis asks for Geintel's whereabouts.

Millu tries to explain, but Grizzlespit interrupts her to say that dead Elves 
attacked and slew him.  Millu explains that she was talking with one of them 
and Geintel thought she was betraying the Elves.  Grizzlespit tries to calm 
her by saying that he attacked her without warning and it was HE who was 
irrational ... that Millu should not blame herself ...

Serphis then turns his attentions to the Dwarf ... tickles him under the chin 
a couple times and asks for his name ...

Millu explains that Grizzlespit agreed to help you defeat the Clans and that,
to that end, he may have a plan that could help you get past them with little 
confrontation.

Grizzlespit explains that the Dwarves here follow Queen Yataa'Halli, who leads 
her people to peace and refuses to enter battle willy-nilly.  He suggests that 
if Yataa'Halli is CAPTURED, and RANSOMED back to the Dwarves ?  They will most
likely accept.

That HAS to be one of the LAMEST ideas I've ever heard.  That's like ... to 
cure yourself of your fear of bees ?  PLUNGE BOTH HANDS INTO THIS BEE'S NEST.

Erm ... dooooooon't think so, but THANKS ever so !!!!! =./

Grizzlespit, not to be outdone, however, continues !!  He says that there is a 
secret ancient Dwarven Hideout (isn't there always?) nearby (isn't it always?),
and that Yataa'Halli is the only person to hold the key ... it is to this 
place that the Dwarves retreat when the Ragnarok comes.

Serphis asks Millu whether Gallean approves of such an alliance with the Dwarf.

Millu confirms that it is not without difficulty, but yes ... he does approve.
He knows that the Clans are not your true enemy, and that your destiny lies 
at the Fortress of Temperance.

Serphis remarks that that is where the Elves first allied themselves with the 
humans ... is it truly THERE where their alliance shall be broken ??

Serphis then says that (wait for it, here come a LOT of G's), the Elves shall 
follow Gallean's Plan through Grizzlespit and that Geintel's remains will have 
to drip dry before they can be tidied away.

Five units of Clans troops then head from the north of your Capital, further 
north-west slightly.

Grizzlespit appears outside your Capital City and says that most towns in the 
area hold documents of value, but that they are MOST likely going to be 
written in an ancient Dwarven dialect ... a trick used to keep unwanted eyes 
from gleaning their secrets ;)

Grizzlespit says that he can read the documents, but that he PERSONALLY must 
visit the locations where they are being kept, to inform you of their content.

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Bring Grizzlespit to each City to decode Dwarven documents.  
Grizzlespit MUST survive.
==============================================================================

Grizzlespit should be sent down to Redstone (which is now easily accessible, 
as the Legions will fall back from the pass to just beside the Legions' 
Capital City)

Upon his arrival there, Grizzlespit says that the documents in this city speak 
of an upcoming offensive to be mounted by the Wolfbane brothers upon the 
Legions' Outpost City of Luciors.  It would therefore appear that the Clans are 
already occupied by the Legions - this is GOOD news, as it means we should have 
an easier time of slipping through the net undetected ... it would ALSO explain 
why Queen Yataa'Halli has not sent us a letter or similar ...

If you venture to the north-west of your Capital City, you will come upon 
the City of Bradrick.  Once it has fallen, your leaders remarks that it is 
strange to see the humans getting along so well with the Dwarves, not that it 
MATTERS per se ... and a peasant pops up to say that whilst he knows his own 
life is insignificant to you, there is evil at work in the area that MUST be 
dealt with ... he says that some form of Imperial Assassin or "Tomb Thief" as 
he calls him, came by looking for a set of artifacts that pre-date the 
conflict between the races ... and that the peasant and his people know the 
location of ONE of these artifacts, but that they could never understand the 
seal that protected it, so they could not gain access to it.

Your leader suggests that he is plea-bargaining for his life (which he 
obviously and DEFINITELY is), and he responds by saying that he may well be, 
but that if you don't believe him, just visit the old ruined tower to the 
east of the City ...

You cannot venture further north at this point, as your leader will tell you 
that the group of Dwarven units that block your path (as with the Legions 
before them) are TOO strong, and cannot be defeated yet.

This is the same as if you try and get past the Dwarven units that are in 
your way to the north of the Lost Mastaba as well ...

... I tell ya, I am SO looking forward to opening a can of whoop-ass on these 
monkeys ...

If you head further east and take Herbanag City (just east of Banabar's Hide), 
Greisle Crow (a Rock Giant) will come up afterwards and say that he is 
pleased with the way the battle was fought, and will accept his death with 
honour.

What
     a
       DOUGHNUT !!!!!

He says that he is older than his brethren, and has watched the Elves, admiring
their skill in combat ... one of your Centaur Lancers interrupts his reverie 
to call for his death, to which he responds by saying that the Clans still have
plenty more surprises up their sleeves, and that they intend to bring you to 
justice before Yataa'Halli ... furthermore, he believes they will do it !!

Your leader says that you will ensure that he is remembered as a great warrior 
among his Clan and, with that, he is put to rest.

Grizzlespit should then be brought to Herbanag City for his appraisal.  He says
that there is a note there which says that an important transfer is taking 
place between the Clans' keep and a nearby town named Kol.  Apparently whilst 
Yataa'Halli is preparing her Juristic Court for the cases of the Demon Lord 
Ugtherne, and the Forest Dweller Serphis, the Gheathrock Warbringers will be 
stationed at Kol, assuring a greater defence.  He is ADAMANT that the 
Gheathrock Warbringers would NEVER move unless the Queen was ALSO moving ... 
therefore SHE must also be in Kol.

If you continue further east and come upon the Navedara Cumuliss, Gardharus 
appears (remember him kids ??) once AGAIN with his cohorts Brin and Archibald,
and they poke fun at you for being "horse-elves"

UNfortunately, before you can PLANT one on Gardharus and his 'TARDS, he flees 
and leaves three units in his place :-

1)  Gardharus's Mercenaries (Barbarian Chieftain - 1), Barbarian Warrior (1), 
    Trapper (1), 2 Shamanesses (1/1)
2)  Gardharus's Mercenaries (Trapper - 1), Trapper (1), Barbarian Chieftain (1)
    2 Barbarian Warriors (1/1)
3)  Gardharus's Mercenaries (Shamaness - 1), Shamaness (1), 2 Trappers (1/1),
    Barbarian Warrior (1)

I slew them, then STORMED Navedara Cumuliss, and then turned 180 degrees, and 
followed the tiny little path to the south, through the mountains to the City 
of Grundel Blade.  Once THIS little City has fallen, Karnagan (the King's 
Guard who defends it) cries out that this is the Clans' first line of defence
against the Legions, and you must SURELY not have expected to just SLIP past.

Your leader asks him to dish on the locations of the Clans' troops, and he 
tells her to "eat roots" .....................................................
............ wouldn't .............. "eat sh!t" have been a better response ??

AND THEN !!  In true James Bond Villain stylee, your leader tells him that he 
isn't important, AS YOU KNOW HOW TO DECODE THEIR DOCUMENTS !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Ooh !  Ooh !  GOOD MOVE !!

*sigh*

Grizzlespit should then be brought to Grundel Blade, for his comments.

Grizzlespit says that he has found tactical documents that show how the 
frontline is to report to Kol.  Apparently they have a runner who shuttles back
and forth every two weeks.  He says that what you will have to do is wait four 
days for this scout to emerge, kill him, take his clothes and sneak past the 
defences and enter Kol.

Furthermore, he cautions you to amass your troops for the offensive, before 
the Scout starts his run in five days, just in case ...

Four days ... five days ... who CARES ... just BRING IT ON !!!!!!!! :)

==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Gather forces around Grundel Blade
==============================================================================

Amass amass amass gather gather gather amass amass amass gather gather gather

True to his word, on the fifth turn, a Scout emerges from the battle front, 
and moves towards Grundel Blade.  Grizzlespit spots him and chivvies you into 
action, but it appears the Scout is onto him ... he spots Grizzlespit and 
calls him a "clumsy dwarf betrayer"

A set of Clans units then descends from the north towards Grundel Blade, and 
the action turns to the battlefront, where Ugtherne (an Abyssal Demon) says 
"The parasites want to test us ?  Foolish, death is the only possible outcome 
even if you win this battle."

NINE Undead units then teleport into the fray around the City of Grundel Blade.

*wrings hands in glee*  THIS should be en-ter-tain-ment !!!!! :)

Gaud Warbringer FREAKS out when they arrive, and stammers "What in Wotan's name
are they ?"

Ugtherne says "The Clans seek to destroy us ... and now the Elves !"

Greisilam of the Dark Elves speaks, simply saying "We come ...", the sentence 
being completed by his accomplice Estilam "... for revenge".

==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Grizzlespit MUST survive the battle.
==============================================================================

I would therefore strongly suggest having Grizzlespit fall back into Grundel 
Blade, 'coz THIS is gonna get N-A-S-T-Y ;)

HOKAY ... here we go ... I'm going to divide the units up into THREE groups 
at this point (in terms of describing who you're up against) ... and I'm going 
to name them, RATHER predictably, in accordance with where they are in relation
to the City of Grundel Blade

THE WESTERN UNDEAD ARMY comprises the following units :-

1)  Estilam (Crone - 1), Skeleton Champion (4), Dark Elf Butcher (1), 
    Templar (2), Dark Elf Reaper (1)
2)  Dreidan (Dark Elf Butcher - 1), Dark Lord (3), Necromancer (3), Crone (1),
    Dark Elf Gast (1)
3)  Yuskeit (Dreadwyrm - 1), Dark Elf Butcher (1), Templar (2), 
    Dark Elf Gast (1)
4)  Exarty (Dreadwyrm - 1), Dark Elf Butcher (1), Zombie (2), Warlock (2),
    Crone (1)

THE GHEATHROCK WARBRINGERS comprise the following units :-

Nb.  These are the Dwarves to the NORTH of Grundel Blade ;)

1)  Haegr Warbringer (King's Guard - 1), 2 Warriors (2/2), Forge Guardian (3)
2)  Darog Warbringer (Engineer - 1), Warrior (2), Veteran (3), Mountaineer (3)
3)  Gradrei Warbringer (Rock Giant - 1), Warrior (2), Veteran (3), 
    2 Flame Casters (3/3)
4)  Bleag Warbringer (Rock Giant - 1), Veteran (3), Venerable Warrior (4),
    Mountaineer (3)
5)  Gaud Warbringer (Elder One - 14), 2 Venerable Warriors (3/3),
    Forge Guardian (3), Mountaineer (3)

For your convenience, here are the stats of the Warbringers themselves :-

==============================================================================
              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Haegr         225  0     -     -   Battle Axe     80    60  Wea   40  Adj  1
Darog         135  0     -     -   Crossbow       80    40  Wea   50  Any  1
Gradrei       310  0     -     -   Punch          80    90  Ea    30  Adj  1
Bleag         310  0     -     -   Punch          80    90  Ea    30  Adj  1
Gaud          840  0     -     -   Lightning      89   112  Air   20  Any  6
==============================================================================

AND FINALLY

THE NORTHERN UNDEAD ARMY comprises the following units :-

1)  Vreinm (Crone - 1), Crone (1), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1), Dark Lord (3)
2)  Leithanios (Crone - 1), Zombie (2), Dark Elf Butcher (1), Dark Lord (3),
    Dark Elf Gast (1)
3)  Daegree (Dreadwyrm - 1), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1), Shade (3)
4)  Greisilam (Dark Elf Butcher - 1), 2 Templars (2/2), Crone (1), Warlock (2),
    Specter (2)
5)  Hyusek (Dreadwyrm - 1), Dark Elf Butcher (1), Dark Lord (3), 
    2 Dark Elf Reapers (1/1)

Once these units have ALL been disposed of, you are free (reasonably) to 
explore the rest of this area.  If you venture northwards and take the City 
of Bregrevein, an Alchemist remarks as to her SHOCK at your AUDACITY ... she 
says that it is sheer MADNESS to attack the City closest to the Gheathrock 
Troop.

... oh dear !  Didn't you hear ?  I just WIPED THEM OUT !!  BWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAR

If you venture further north and then take a sharp turn eastwards you will 
descend on the City of Kol ... once you have battered it into submission, you 
call for Queen Yataa'Halli to surrender peacibly or be taken by force.

Poor little Yataa'Halli (who is really quite sweet except for her hairy side-
burns bless her) says she she's not really minded to come out knowing that 
you're going to kill her ...

Your leader says that you're not here to kill her - you're here with an offer.
The Elves will leave the Mountain Clans alive provided they retreat back into 
Gotter Keep.

Queen Yataa'Halli says that she will agree (knowing FULL well that you plan 
on locking them all inside), on condition that you do not harm her or her 
beloved Clans (PRESUMABLY all the ones we've slain up UNTIL this point don't 
really count ??? *flutters eyelids sweetly*)

Yataa'Halli then materialises outside Kol and says she will lead you to 
Gotter Keep.

The battle (meanwhile) between the Legions and the Clans rages on in the 
south, but we needn't concern ourselves with that for now ... basically the 
Clans are going to lose because they are WELL outnumbered (plus we have, of 
course, been secretly knifing them in the back).  Hee hee.

Yataa'Halli storms off towards the west along the northern edge of the map,
and creates a passage through the mountain pass ahead of her as she goes ...

FOLLOW HER !!!!! :)

As she approaches her Capital City (with you in tow), Yataa'Halli calls to 
her Clan brethren, saying that they must be strong, and LEAVE the Capital 
City in order to ensure their survival ... and fall back to Gotter Keep.

All the Clans Forces in the area heed her call and fall back to Gotter Keep,
and Yataa'Halli says that she will give you the key once you have arrived 
safely at the gate.

You may now kill Yataa'Halli if you wish ... her stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Yataa'Halli   103 20     -     -   Runic Axe      80    80  Wea   40  Adj  1
==============================================================================

Once she has been slain, you retrieve the Runic Key from her person and your 
leader tells you that now you will have to lock the remaining dwarves into the 
Keep.

If you take Kinblad City, your leader says that it appears the residents have 
all fled the City ...

If you move upon Mindress your leader says PROUDLY that you have slain Queen 
Yataa'Halli, and the Dwarves (if they value their lives) should fall back to 
Gotter Keep ... an Elder One responds by saying (in a state of shock) that 
the Dwarves MUST, in light of this revelation, fall back, but that they WILL 
have their revenge against the Elves in good time.

Incidentally, if you now do what I did (which of course you don't have to) 
and clear up the map of ALL remaining adversaries ?  Then you will find that 
right in the middle of the huge battle that is/was being waged outside the 
Legions' Capital City ?  Are an Orb of Inferno, and a Staff of Tempest.

Once you run up to and touch Gotter Keep, your leader asks for a message to be 
sent to Serphis, confirming that the Dwarves are now safely locked within 
Gotter Keep.

Action then pans back to your Capital City, where Serphis says that this may 
be a small victory for Gallean, but that it marks a GREAT victory for the 
Elven people.  Serphis says he hopes that the Dwarves rot and diminish in their
new-found prison ... to which Millu pipes up, saying that she does not think 
they will ... she thinks they will become stronger for the experience.

It would appear that Grizzlespit did not BETRAY his people - he has merely 
presented them with an opportunity to better themselves ... and now, the Elves
turn their attentions on Temperance ... the land of the Humans beyond the Sea.

Millu says that Gallean is trying to warn you about something, but he is not 
being clear enough ...

==============================================================================

OPPONENTS	Legions of the Damned, Mountain Clans, Undead Hordes, Dark Elves.

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Redstone          Hrolf (King's Guard - 1), Warrior (2), Veteran (3),
                  Flame Caster (3)
Sindurn Village   Troll (1), Goblin Elder (1), Orc Champion (1), 
                  2 Goblin Archers (1/1)
Bradrick          Imperial Assassin (1), 2 Witch Hunters (2/2), Squire (1),
                  Mage (2), Cleric (2)
Herbanag City     Rock Giant (1), Warrior (2), Veteran (3), Alchemist (3),
                  Forge Guardian (3)
Grundel Blade     Karnagan (King's Guard - 1), Warrior (2), Veteran (3),
                  Flame Caster (3)
Bregrevein        2 Warriors (2/2), 2 Crossbowmen (1/2), Alchemist (3)
Kol               Guardian Warbringer (Elder One - 1), 2 Venerable Warriors 
                  (4/4), Mountaineer (3), Forge Guardian (3)

MOUNTAIN CLANS CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Kinblad City      Calderic (King's Guard - 1), Dwarf (2), Warrior (1), Axe 
                  Thrower (1), [Hill Giant (1), Dwarf (1)]

BUILDINGS

Name           Inhabitants                      Gain anything from taking it ?

Origuss        Ogre (1), Goblin Elder (1),
               Goblin Archers (1), Goblin (1)   100 Gp, Orc Talisman
Haunted Halls  Dark Lord (3) 2 Fighters (1/1)
                Shade (3), Warlock (2)          200 Gp, Skeleton Champion Orb
Ruined Temple  2 Goblin Elders (1/1), 2 Orcs
                (1/1) 2 Goblin Archers (1/1)    250 Gp, Banner of Celerity
Lost Mastaba   2 Orc Champions (1/1),
                2 Goblin Elders (1/1), Goblin 
                 Archer (1), Goblin (1)         300 Gp, Orb of Vigor
Navedara 
     Cumuliss  Beast (4), Marble Gargoyle (2)   250 Gp, Titan's Might Potion
Kassel         Anti-Paladin (3), Berzerker 
               (2), Gargoyle (1), Sorcerer (2)  200 Gp, Potion of Fire Warding
Broken Guard 
         Post  2 Anti-Paladins (3/3), Succubus
                         (4), 2 Sorcerers (2/2) 250 Gp, Banner of Resistance
Edguen Hold    Ice Giant (3), Warrior (2),
                Veteran (3), Novice (2),
                 Forge Guardian (3)             200 Gp, Orb of Icefall
Abandoned
        Tower  2 Warriors (2/2), Veteran (3),
                Flame Caster (3)                150 Gp, Potion of Protection
Mindress       Defender of the Faith (5),
                Holy Avenger (5), Inquisitor 
                 (3) Hierophant (4), 
                   2 Imperial Assassins (3/3)   350 Gp, Ice Shield Scroll

EVENTS

Event             Notes



ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
3 x Silver Rings, Weakness Scroll, 8 x Potions of Restoration, 7 x Life 
Potions, Hymn of the Clans Scroll, Holy Chalice, Diamond, 2 x Potions of Water 
Warding, Emerald, Ruby, Gold Ring, Sapphire, Potion of Fire Warding, Potion of 
Striking, Potion of Vigor, Healing Ointment, Orb of Venom, Orb of Inferno, 
Staff of Tempest.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
3 Potions of Restoration.

SHOPS

Name                           Sells

Allar's Shop (Merchant)        Life Potion x 3, Potion of Healing x 7, Potion 
                               of Restoration x 3, Potion of Protection x 1, 
                               Potion of Striking x 1
Banabar's Hide (Magic Shop)    Healing (400 Gp), Chant of Fortitude (800 Gp), 
                               Ignis Carn (400 Gp), Paraseus (600 Gp), Summon 
                               Nightmare (600 Gp), Death Storm (900 Gp), 
                               Rot (800 Gp), Vithar's Might (200 Gp), 
                               Incantare Beliarh (400 Gp)
Battlefront Supplier (Merch.)  Life Potion x 4, Treebark Potion x 1, Potion of 
                               Healing x 6, Potion of Restoration x 3, Tome of 
                               Earth x 1
Luggen's Camp (Mercenary)      Brown Bear (Level 1 - 300 Gp); 
                               Rock Giant (Level 2 - 500 Gp)
Gormok's Battle Camp (Trainer)        --> Train your Units here ! <--

Ending

With Yataa'Halli slain, and their forces in utter confusion, the Dwarves were 
easily ushered into the caverns of Gotter Keep.  Grizzlespit knew that they 
would not tolerate their confinement for long, and that they would return with 
the glorious rage that was once the pride of their race.

The Elves traversed the Mountain and descended towards the sea, the path behind
them being obscured by the smoke from razed Dwarven Cities.

==============================================================================

6)	The Trader War

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

The Elves turned their attention to the vast, sprawling fields of Fardale,
but to REACH these lands would mean crossing the Mercantile Sea ... a focal 
point of the Empire's economy - a place where Merchants, Swindlers and 
Traders alike, exchanged goods bound for Empire Lands ...

The Elves realised the full importance of this area, and that gaining control 
of the Mercantile would ensure supplies were cut to MANY areas of the Empire's 
Territory, ESPECIALLY Fardale.  It would also supply the Elves with a solid 
location from which to launch their main offensive.

Millu, exhausted from past events, rested ... pondering on the death of Geintel
Serphis oversaw construction of a new Grove on a small island, and readied his 
first Elven Fleet in the entire HISTORY of the Elven Nations.

Your objective on this level is to destroy the Empire Trade Route.  Exactly 
HOW you do this will become apparent in a moment ;)

Serphis begins the level by saying that Temperance may lie just ahead of you,
but if you are to invade the lands of Fardale, you will first need to 
solidify your hold on the Mercantile Sea and amass a Force capable of 
dealing with the Empire on their own ground.

He says he knows that the Elves are not sailors, but that he is sure that 
Gallean will help them navigate the Mercantile ...

A Centaur Lancer challenges Serphis' leadership over his kind (i.e. over the 
Centaurs), as Serphis has given a distinct LACK of respect to Geintel's passing
which, let's face it, he has.

Serphis seems genuinely shocked by this, saying that Geintel's passing has 
hurt ALL the Elven People, but they do not have enough time to stop everything 
to mourn the passing of ONE fallen Elf when so many OTHERS are dying each day.
He assures the Centaurs that Geintel's Death will be appropriately mourned 
when their task has been finished.

The Centaurs are having NONE of this, saying how can Serphis expect them to 
follow his lead when he refuses to honour those who die at his side ...

Serphis barks back that it is not HIM that they are following - it is GALLEAN.
With that, Serphis gives his orders ... take the three ports nearby so as to 
damage the Empire's Trade Route.

==============================================================================
NEW OBJECTIVE : Capture all three trading ports and destroy the Empire's Fleet 
Tender
==============================================================================

Hokay ... the map is (you may be pleased to hear) a small one ... you have but 
ONE adversary - the Empire - and there are only three cities ON the map to 
take, so it's simple ... take all three !!

The Cities and their locations are as follows :-

==============================================================================
NOTE : YOUR CAPITAL CITY IS IN THE SOUTH-EASTERNMOST CORNER OF THE MAP
==============================================================================

1)  Devil's Den is located just north of the south-westernmost corner of the 
    map; 
2)  Banther's Trade Cour is located north-west of your Capital City; and
3)  Shadya Ironworks is located to the north of Banther's Trade Cour.

From the start I worked my way along the southern edge of the map to the 
south-westernmost corner, and then ventured north to Devil's Den WHICH I 
rather surprisingly found completely empty !!

Upon entering the City, Thom Woodworth (a peasant) says "What ?  New owners ?
Don't give a damn as long as I have a place to sell my services.  Keep my 
rent the same and I won't gripe."

Your leader asks him what "services" he offers, to which he responds by 
saying that he offers "discreet" services (this is sounding dodgier and dodgier
by the minute !!), but then THANKFULLY he clarifies what that means ... by 
"discreet" he means getting goods or information, or making people disappear.

His associate Greiss (a Legions' Thief) pops up, but says nothing.  Your 
leader remarks with astonishment that this HERETIC follows Woodworth's orders ?

Thom replies by saying that they have an arrangement ... Greiss listens, Thom 
feeds him and lets him wreak mayhem !!

After taking Devil's Den, two new units led by Pegasus Knights appear outside 
the Empire Capital City.

Devil's Den contains a Potion of Vigor.

From there I ventured east and then north to Banther's Trade Cour - the 
second of the three cities to conquer.  Once it has fallen, Banther pops up 
to say that it's been a LOOOOONG time since they have seen any "forest people"
in this neck of the woods, but that whatever you want they're SURE to have.

Your leader sets him straight and tells him that you're here to take over - not
to trade.

He actually PRAISES you for this move, saying that the Empire were BASTARDS 
(HIS words) who just used to take and take and take ...

Hahahahahahahahaha and we're NOT ???????  Hee hee ...


Banther then GIVES you a pressie !  My FAVOURITE boots, the Boots of the 
Elements ...

If you then venture further northwards and take Shadya Ironworks, Bramdock - 
a Dwarf - pops up to say that it must be TRUE that Yataa'Halli is dead 
(CORRECT), which is a shame, as she carried the royal bloodline.  He says, 
however, that the Dwarves in THIS area never really much cared for her though,
as peace and negotiations really AREN'T the Dwarven Way OR in keeping with 
Wotan's Ethics.

Your leader tells him that you are taking over the area, and what is his trade.

He responds by saying that he trades in minerals, iron, rocks and the like ... 
and not JUST from Dwarven mines, but from ALL of Nevendaar as well !!  He says 
if someone is harvesting it, chances are they can get it for you ... and at 
reasonable prices too !! :)

Your leader finds this an intriguing proposition, and says that you will leave
some of your Elves there to work on the finer points of your arrangement with 
Bramdock.

Once you have taken all three cities, you need to venture west of Shadya 
Ironworks and then south and finally east to meet up with the Empire Fleet 
Tender.  This is actually not quite what I was expecting - it is a UNIT.

The Empire Fleet Tender and his guards are as follows :-

1)  Fleet Tender Guard (Pegasus Knight - 1), Imperial Knight (3), Inquisitor 
    (3), Imperial Assassin (3)
2)  Fleet Tender Guard (Pegasus Knight - 1), 2 Imperial Knights (3/3), 
    Imperial Assassin (3)
3)  Empire Fleet Tender (Defender of the Faith - 1), 2 Imperial Knights (3/3),
    2 Imperial Assassins (3/3), Matriarch (3)

As you approach him your leader identifies him, and he responds by saying that 
to even CONSIDER breaking the Empire's hold on the area is LUNACY ... that 
Elves are not sailors, and that you should retreat back to your woodland homes.

Sounds to ME like he's spawning for a fight !!  ONWARD !!!!! :)

For your convenience, the Empire Fleet Tender's stats are as follows :-

==============================================================================
              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Empire
 Fleet Tender 225 30     -     -   Sword          80   125  Wea   70  Adj  1
==============================================================================

Once he has been slain, one of your Scouts confirms this and tells you that 
you now have control over all the trading ports in the Mercantile.  Serphis 
is advised of this, and preparations can now begin for your final invasion of 
Fardale.

==============================================================================

OPPONENTS	The Empire

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Banther's Trade 
            Cour  2 Knights (2/2), 2 Archers (1/1), Imperial Assassin (1)
Shadya Ironworks  2 Imperial Assassins (3/3), Matriarch (3), Spearman (1),
                  Peasant (1), Grand Inquisitor (4)

EMPIRE CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Devil's Den       -


BUILDINGS

Name             Inhabitants                    Gain anything from taking it ?

Ruined Temple    2 Barbarian Warriors (1/1)
                    Shamaness (1)               250 Gp, Talisman of Strength
Crumbling Tower  Orc King (1), 2 Orc Champions 
                   (1/1), 2 Goblin Elders (1/1) 100 Gp, Orb of Inferno
Ollus            Sea Serpent (1), 2 Medusas
                   (1/1), 2 Mermen (1/1)        300 Gp, Skull of Thanatos
Perthin          Skeleton Champion (4), Dark 
                    Elf Butcher (1) Skeleton 
                    Warrior (3), Dark Elf Gast 
                    (1), Wraith (3), Dark Elf 
                    Crone (1)                   100 Gp, Ring of Strength

EVENTS

Event             Notes



ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND / AT SEA ;)
5 x Potions of Restoration, 2 x Life Potions, Potion of Swiftness, Tome of 
Water, Protectio Ignis Scroll, Potion of Fortune, Sapphire, Potion of Accuracy,
Staff of Travelling, Incubus Orb, Gold Ring, 2 x Potion of Healings, Banner of 
Health, Orb of Life.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
Ancient Relic, Skull Bracers.

SHOPS

Name                            Sells

Thom's Slave Market (Mercenary) Alchemist (Level 3 - 700 Gp), Imperial 
                                Assassin (Level 3 - 400 Gp), Shamaness (Level 
                                1 - 1020 Gp)
Yggar's Shop (Merchant)         Life Potion x 3, Potion of Healing x 8, Potion
                                of Restoration x 3, Staff of Invisibility x 1, 
                                Potion of Protection x 3, Potion of Swiftness
                                x 1, Air Ward Scroll x 1, Call Decay Dragon 
                                Scroll x 1

Ending

The Elves had secured their grip on the Human trade route.  Supply lines to 
Fardale, and more importantly, Temperance, were blocked.  If all went as 
planned, the Humans would be in a state of chaos when the Elves reached land 
once again.

==============================================================================

7)	Dividing Line

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

Gallean's children stormed the shores of the mainland.  The Elves poured into 
the forest, slaughtering those they marked as "intruders".  The Empire had 
painfully miscalculated the strength of the Elven army, but each battle took 
more and more strength out of the Elven assault.  Their forces were 
diminishing.

Millu gave them the drive they needed to continue forward, lifting them up 
with words from Gallean when battles were especially costly.  She promised 
them that Elves still remained within these foreign forests, hidden from the 
eyes of men.

The brutal momentum of their quest began to weigh heavily on their weary minds.
Why were they building an army ?  Why were they being led into battle with 
their allies ?  Gallean was about to deliver his reasons through his tiny 
Oracle, and with but a few words, the fate of the Elves would be revealed ...

(note: Since this is like ... the PENULTIMATE level for the Elves ?  I 
quoted that passage verbatim from the game ...)

Your objective on this level of the Elven Saga is to convince the Elves of 
Sollem OR Dawnshallow to join your cause.

Hmmmmmmmmmm ... so we have a choice !!

Millu starts the level by saying "... and then he showed me our future city, 
one we have owned before.  We shared this sanctum with the Humans, but we were 
not allowed free passage through its halls.  We were not allowed to speak on 
its so-called "peace council.  We toiled to build its walls, but never owned 
them!  The city is Temperance!  The great symbol of peace between our races 
rots from within!  They never valued us, they simply needed our services - and 
when finished, we were discarded!  No longer!  No longer will any people who 
wrong us go unpunished!  No longer will we hide among the leaves while the 
world passes us by!  We existed before the Dwarves or Humans ever touched 
Nevendaar, yet we succumb to their rules?"

That TREACHEROUS little weasel Tora'ach pipes up "Yes yes let's take the city 
and up the tax rate - tee hee" or some such NONSENSE ... sorry, but whilst I 
kinda started to like this guy in the beginning ?  He behaved like a TIT later 
on, and I for one no longer have any time for him ...

*ejects the cd and breaks it in half across his knee*

*realises that his guide isn't finished yet*

*rushes to the store to buy another copy and resumes his last save*

... ahem ...

Illumielle says that it's good to have Tora'ach back among her numbers (WHAT!!)
and then asks why it's snowing ... as it's surely out of season for that type 
of weather ...

A Valkyrie interrupts her saying that the Wrath of Wotan is to be set upon 
the Elves for their villainy ...

... yup ... iiiiiiiiiiit's the Clans ... and they're looking PRETTY peeved I 
have to say ...

It appears that they dug out of Gotter Keep (crafty little dwarfies that they 
are), and are now BACK in the world for more fun and frolics.

Hokay ... we now have full control, and I've gotta tell ya ... this level is 
ABSOLUTELY F'ING MASSIVE !!!!!!!!  It's quite possibly the LARGEST level I've 
EVER seen.

This is going to take SOME time I can tell you !!

Okey dokes ... let's get cracking ...

Your Capital City is surrounded by Mountain Clans Units, so you'd best get to 
defending it and putting these STUNTED irritants OUT OF YOUR MISERY.

Grrrrrrrrrrr.

The units that comprise this "Dwarven Invasion Force" IF you can call it that 
are as follows :-

1)  Drogon (Dwarf Champion - 10), Dwarf (1)
2)  Dwarf (1), 2 Hill Giants (1/1)
3)  Rock Giant (1)
4)  Hill Giant (1)
5)  Sigulf (Engineer - 10), Warrior (2)
6)  Crossbowman (2), Dwarf (1), Axe Thrower (1)
7)  Yeti (1), Crossbowman (1)
8)  Valkyrie (1), 2 Dwarves (1/1)

The Valkyrie (upon her death) dies with a smile on her face, saying "my work 
here is done".  Tora'ach interprets this as meaning that the Dwarves have 
something up their sleeve ...

Let us recap ... we ... invade their lands ... slay their Queen, and lock them 
all in a CAVE ... gee !  I think he might be right !!!!!

Once you have despatched them, you can venture forth into the lands to see 
what's what !! :)

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NOTE : YOUR CAPITAL CITY IS RIGHT SMACK-BANG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAP
==============================================================================

Due south of your Capital City is the City of Gommerend, which should fall 
without too much hassle.  I'm playing this map on an expand, hold, expand ...

In the VERY south-easternmost corner of the map lies the home of the Savage 
Elves of Dawnshallow.  As you draw near, one of your Sentries reminds you that 
to ally yourselves with the people of Dawnshallow would mean you would most 
DEFINITELY be shunned by the noble Elves of Sollem.  The decision is yours.

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       LEVEL 7 - OPTIONAL ROUTE 1 - ALLY WITH THE ELVES OF DAWNSHALLOW
==============================================================================


IF YOU DECIDE TO APPROACH THE ELVES OF DAWNSHALLOW, then Tora'ach will come 
forth to speak with them, telling them that they have been called to the Hunt,
and that Gallean has chosen to move them to WAR against Temperance ... that 
they should fetch their bows, and march with you.

Velech, who has been listening to Tora'ach's prattlings, says "Do you think 
we're THAT dim ?" he goes on to point out that Temperance has long been a 
symbol of peace between the Elves and the Empire, and that whilst they may not 
support such peace, they are not fit to face an army in battle ... basically 
they tell you to shove it.

Tora'ach says that this ISN'T a choice thing ... this is a GALLEAN thing (holds
up signed autograph of Gallean on a bearskin rug and does a thumbs up) ... that
Velech should just DO IT rather than QUESTION IT.

Velech tells him he looks like a hobo, and then Menelles steps in to say that 
Tora'ach is telling the truth - this IS the Will of Gallean, and it MUST be 
obeyed.

Menelles then joins your cause, telling you that he needs to first help 
replenish the forest life in the area, by visiting Solonielle's Tears one 
by one, and calling to Gallean.

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Convert 45% of the land to Elven terrain, and then return 
Menelles to Dawnshallow.
==============================================================================

Menelles is a level 1 Sage, who's stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Menelles       80  0     -  MDFWAE Smn Minor Ent 100     0  Life  40  Any  1
==============================================================================

Menelles only has a leadership skill of 1, so he can ONLY take 1 unit with him.
If I were you, I would suggest giving him a KICKASS up front unit ... perhaps 
the Centaur Striker from your Capital, if you left him there (as I did) ...
and, as always, DON'T let him get into combat - clear the path for him ;)

If you enter the nearby Volary, one of your Forest Lieges comes out to tell 
you that that was a NAUGHTY thing to do, because Griffins are FIERCELY loyal 
to their masters, and the only reason they would have attacked you is because 
they would have seen YOU as a threat ... he says your move was wasteful.

*SLAPS the Forest Liege and then kicks him in the pants*

The nearby City of Sullus holds a Life Potion and a Treebark Potion.

I am going to venture across the southern edge of the map now, to reach the 
first of Solonielle's three Tears.  This will take us into Undead Lands ;)

As you approach the City of Blackwillow, your leader pipes up that it is a 
DISGUSTING City ... and Fyrwenn (HI FYRWENN) comments that it would appear 
that Mortis has given the Dark Elves their own City !  This place USED to be 
Sollem - home of the Noble Elves ... they must have fled the place ...

Blackwillow contains an Unholy Dagger.

Further north-west lies the City of Guddugh.  Once you take it, your leader 
says that one of the Ogres you encountered therein is only HALF slain, and it 
is an insult to Gallean to leave him like this ... you need to finish the job.

Guddugh contains 2 Life Potions.

If you approach Kitsben, Fyrwenn herself urges you to draw back, as there is 
some kind of powerful presence therein ...

I say ... SMASH IT TO THE GROUND ... =)

If you venture to the City of Ylmendar in the very southwesternmost corner 
of the map, an Engineer stops you, saying if you come any closer, he will 
unleash the beast ... the BEAST he is referring to is the White Dragon 
Hoarfang who is being held imprisoned just to the north of the City.  Totally 
disregarding his warnings, I marched upon Ylmendar (well come ON ... you can't 
be TELLING me not to do it =D) ... and, true to his word, the Engineer lets 
Hoarfang loose !!

The conversation (which IS kinda funny) goes like this :-

ENGINEER : "RELEASE THE BEAST"
DWARF    : "But he's still hungry !!"
ENGINEER : "So do it and RUN !!"
DWARF    : "Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit"

Tora'ach very VALIDLY asks why have a gate when the beast has wings ... surely 
it's kinda pointless ?  To which a Grovemaiden responds, saying that the 
Dwarves seem to have a weak form of runic magic control over the White Dragon, 
which means it will MOST likely attack you rather than the Dwarves.

Hoarfang is a level 4 White Dragon, who's stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Hoarfang      910  0    Air    -   Vapor Breath   78   130  Air   40  Any  6
==============================================================================

Bear in mind that White Dragons are IMMUNE to Air attacks ... therefore, if 
you send say ... a Dryad and Five Archons against it ?  You will DIE ;)

Once the White Dragon has been slain, your leader says that it is a TRAGEDY 
to have had to kill it, and that you should derive no pride from it ... it is 
also a TRAGIC turn of events that such a noble beast should answer to HALF-MEN 
such as the Dwarves.

TTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!

Once the City has been taken, a Mountaineer calls for the beast to be released,
to which the Dwarf replies "It already has !  We've lost this City" ... the 
Mountaineer is LESS than impressed, bless him ...

The City of Ylmendar holds the Boots of Seven Leagues :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

If you then bring Menelles to the Tear of Solonielle that is in the area, he 
says "Let's see what can be done ... it's awful cold out here".  Solonielle's 
Tear then (rather predictably) transforms a LOT of the land in the area back 
to Elven terrain ...

WOOHOO !!!!!!  Two more to go !!!!!!! :)

If you approach the Elder One standing proudly a fair bit to the north of the 
City of Ylmendar (he's standing atop the twin waterfalls to be a bit more 
precise), he says "You're very small.  They said you'd come.  They didn't say 
you were small.  There is no glory in smashing the small."

Cheeky bugger eh !!  Teach him that size DOESN'T matter (not in SOME things 
anyways) ;)

If you continue to head north you will find Solonielle's SECOND Tear right 
next to the Legions' Capital City.  If you hold this area and bring 
Menelles up to it, he will comment that it is DISGUSTING to see so holy a thing
buried in the middle of such a demonic place ... he then calls upon the power 
of the Tear to transform the majority of THESE lands into Elven terrain.

Tora'ach praises this latest act as a Miracle !

If you quickly pop around the mountain range to the east and descend upon the 
City of Ezelben, a Succubus pops up to say "You look weary.  Come in, travelers
I'm sure there's some way we can ease your aching bodies."

One of your Grovemaidens (who is, I have to say, a minger and is PROBABLY 
jealous) says "Don't listen to her!  She is trying to enchant you !"

Ezelben contains a Life Potion and a Potion of Restoration.

If you continue northwards up to the very northwesternmost corner of the map,
Tora'ach cautions you to fall back, saying that the "statues" there are NOT 
statues - they were living, but have been turned to solid stone by something 
in the area ...

If you enter and "liberate" Gurhen's Mine, you will gain the Horn of Incubus -
an artifact that allows you to petrify your opponents !!  WOOHOO !!!!! :) :) :)

If you fall back to your Capital (as I did, to regroup a little bit), and stop 
off at the Abandoned Aviary to bump it off, one of your Forest Lieges says that
you had no idea there were still Griffins alive in there, and that you had 
never seen a den go mad like the ones hatched from that Aviary ... it was 
surely best to slay them all.

Also nearby is the Mountain Clasn City of Kelphis which, when conquered, 
causes the Tempest Giant who resides there to say "Such a long, loong life.  It
is my time to return to Wotan."

If you then venture north from your Capital City, past Kepla's Servants 
Mercenary Camp, Tora'ach stops you, saying "Do you hear that chanting ?  Is 
there a Monastery in these woods ?"  One of your Watchmen says "No.  Listen ...
there's something else in there.  Those aren't chants of the righteous."

Sure enough, you are entering a clearing HEAVILY populated by Occultists, and 
Master Occultists.

The units in this clearing and around the City of Premonos are as follows :-

1)  3 Occultists (1/1/1)
2)  3 Occultists (1/1/1)
3)  Master Occultist (1)
4)  Master Occultist (1)

Once you have brought the City of Premonos to its KNEES *crushes paper cup 
for effect and spills water all over himself* an Elder Vampire pops up to 
say "Look at your faces.  You think you've accomplished something, do you ?  I
am but one of thousands."

From Premonos I returned AGAIN to the Capital, and then ventured eastwards 
to explore the eastern area of the map ... if you take the City of Cusnelle, 
a Trapper says that the Tribes will have your HEADS for what you have done, 
to which Tora'ach calmly replies, telling him that the Tribes will never find 
the bodies of the people of that City, so retribution will not be on the Elves 
list of concerns.

Cusnelle contains a Quicksilver Potion and a Potion of Restoration.

If you venture to the east of the mountain range that borders Kelphis to the 
north , you will encounter Hilo'och of the Noble Sollum Elves.  If you have 
already been to visit the Dawnshallow Elves, he will greet you with an insult, 
saying "Begone!  You have the stench of Dawnshallow with you!  We do not speak 
with garbage".

If, however, you have NOT been to ally yourselves with the Dawnshallow Elves, 
you can opt for :-

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          LEVEL 7 - OPTIONAL ROUTE 2 - ALLY WITH THE ELVES OF SOLLUM
==============================================================================
 
If you haven't allied yourself with Dawnshallow, as you approach the Noble 
Elves of Sollum, one of your Sentries warns you that you are about to make 
this choice, and that to do so will lose you the support of the Dawnshallow 
Elves ...

Pressing on, Fyrwenn calls to Hilo'och, who is standing atop a rocky cliff 
north of her, saying that Illumielle has asked her to come to him for the aid 
of his people.  The Elves of Nevendaar are being rallied in the name of Gallean
for he has returned to his people, and the Elves are collectively moving 
towards Temperance to reclaim it as their own.

Hilo'och responds by saying "Hah! Temperance?  You move against a human 
stronghold?  What mad voices are you hearing in your heads that would guide 
you towards your own destruction?"

Fyrwenn calmly responds with "I've told you ... we've received instructions 
from Gallean himself!  Your god and your queen demand your cooperation.  
Surely living so far from your homeland has not corrupted your loyalty!"

Hilo'och says "Nor my sanity.  Prove your claims, woman.  Show us a miracle.
Return this small region to the Elves! No? Then we will remain hidden in these
dark days and let the world destroy itself."

Gelliwyn, who has been listening to his friend speak TRIPE for the past few 
minutes, says "You young fool!  Don't you recognise her?  She obviously 
shares blood with the queen herself.  If you need proof, I will join them and 
bring you proof.  Her word is good enough for me."

As with the Savage Elves of Dawnshallow, Gelliwyn insists that you take him 
to the three Tears of Solonielle so that he may expedite his task of 
transforming the land ...

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NEW OBJECTIVE : Convert 45% of the land to Elven terrain and then return 
Gelliwyn to Sollem.
==============================================================================

Gelliwyn's stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Gelliwyn       80  0     -  MDFWAE Smn Minor Ent 100     0  Life  40  Any  1
==============================================================================

Gelliwyn has a Leadership skill of a mere 1, so you should ideally equip him 
with a KICK@SS melee fighter, like a Centaur Strider or similar ... :)

So !  Now back to the plot !  WHICHEVER group you have chosen to ally yourself
with, you need to move your chosen Sage to the three tears or Solonielle.

Given that I elected to go with the Savage Elves, I have only the one left - 
and THAT Tear is right beside the Empire's Capital City.

Bringing Menelles to the third Tear causes him to say "Ah ... here it is.  
More beautiful now, it seems, than when I first beheld it.  If Gallean is 
indeed with you, let's see if he's willing to help me use it."

It would appear he is, for the majority of the Empire's Lands transform to 
Elven terrain.

Menelle asks to be withdrawn from enemy territory asap.  So now we have to move
him (or t'other one is you went with the Elves of Sollem) back to their 
respective starting point/s.

Millu cries out that you must protect the sage (as units begin to teleport 
onto the map).  The following units appear :-

1)  Plague Herald (Lich - 1), Skeleton Champion (4), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1)
    2 Dark Elf Reapers (1/1)
2)  Plague Herald (Lich - 1), Skeleton Champion (4), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1)
    2 Dark Elf Reapers (1/1)
3)  Plague Herald (Lich - 1), Skeleton Champion (4), 2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1)
    2 Dark Elf Reapers (1/1)

Once the Elven terrain has amalgamated 45% + of the map, and you have returned 
your respective Sage to his starting point, you may ALSO head over there.

If you picked the Savage Elves Vellech will say that he is ASTOUNDED at 
Menelles' performance, but Menelles tells you that it wasn't him - it was 
Gallean.  Vellech tells you that he will amass his troops to march on 
Temperance, and hands you a Thorn Pendant just in case you need it.  He says 
if you show it to the Elves near Temperance, and they will provide you with 
aid without question.

If you picked the Noble Elves Hilo'och will say that he has been watching your 
proress, and that he hopes that the Queen will forgive him his skepticism.  
He says his troops will move to Temperance and prepare for war.  He doesn't 
understand why, but he cannot argue with the miracles he has seen.  He also 
gives you a Shield Pendant just in case you need it.  He says that if you 
show it to the Noble Elves near Temperance, they will provide you with 
assistance without question.

I WOULD suggest taking either the Thorn Pendant or Shield Pendant (depending 
on which band of Elves you chose to ally yourself with in this level) through 
to the next level with you ...

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OPPONENTS	The Empire, Legions of the Damned, Undead Hordes.

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Sullus            2 Dark Lords (3/3), Werewolf (1), Archlich (5)
Blackwillow       3 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1/1), 2 Dark Elf Gasts (1/1), 
                  Dark Elf Crone (1), [2 Dark Elf Butchers (1/1), Dark Elf 
                  Gast (1), Dark Elf Crone (1), Dark Elf Reaper (5)]
Guddugh           2 Ogres (1/1), Orc Champion (1), Goblin Archer (1),
                  [Ogre (1)]
Ezelben           2 Anti-Paladins (3/3), Berzerker (1), 2 Succubii (4/4)
Premonos          Master Occultist (1), 2 Occultists (1/1), [Master Occultist
                  (1), Elder Vampire (5)]
Perthus           2 Spearmen (1/1), Defender of the Faith (1), 2 Imperial 
                  Assassins (3/3), Imperial Priest (3)
Cusnelle          [Barbarian Chieftain (1), Shamaness (1), 2 Trappers (1/1)]
Errgok            Ogre (1)

MARSHDWELLERS' CITIES

Teressiss         3 Lizard Men (1/1/1), Medusa (1), [2 Lizard Men (1/1)]

MOUNTAIN CLANS CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Gommerend         [Rune Master (5), Flame Caster (3)]
Ylmendar          Ice Giant (3), Son of Ymir (4), Mountaineer (3),
                  Segeric (Engineer - 12)
Kelphis           [Tempest Giant (3), Dwarf (1)]


BUILDINGS

Name             Inhabitants                     Gain anything from taking it ?

Volary           2 Griffins (1/1), Skylord (1)   420 Gp, Ancient Relic
Meos             Deathdragon (3)                 234 Gp, Healing Ointment
Kitsben          Death (4), 3 Ghouls (1/1/1)     542 Gp, Talisman of Horror
Water Den        Blue Dragon (1)                 1000 Gp, Banner of War
Geremus          Marble Gargoyle (2), Anti-
                  Paladin (3) Abyssal Demon (5)  240 Gp, Staff of Demonology
Warehouse        3 Master Thugs (1/10/1)         213 Gp, Potion of 
                                                               Invulnerability
Gurhen's Mine    Marble Gargoyle (5), Infernal
                  Knight (4), Tiamath (5), 
                   Incubus (4)                   420 Gp, Horn of Incubus
Abandoned Aviary 2 Griffins (1/1)                152 Gp, Talisman of Freezing
Ghourm           Manticore (1)                   520 Gp, Orb of Rage
Ruins of Dinn    Black Dragon (1) Red Dragon (1) 420 Gp, Etched Circlet
Trellwyn         2 Green Dragons (1/1)           335 Gp, Banner of Fortitude
Closed Shop      3 Goblins (1/1/1), 3 Goblin 
                  Elders (1/1/1)                 320 Gp, Talisman of Fire
Thesnelle        2 Orcs (1/1), Goblin Elder (1)  205 Gp, Summon Roc Scroll
Norgrett         Troll (1)                       131 Gp, Tome of Sorcery

EVENTS

Event             Notes



ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
Chant of Arms Scroll, Potion of Striking, 2 x Emeralds, Venerable Warrior Orb, 
Potion of Speed, Orb of Healing, Potion of Fire Warding, 2 x Diamonds, 
Incantare Hellhound Scroll, 2 x Silver Rings, 2 x Potions of Restoration, 6 x 
Life Potions, Sapphire, 2 x Healing Potions, Treebark Potion, Potion of 
Protection, Orb of Strength, Potion of Strength, Runic Blade, Royal Scepter, 
Potion of Swiftness, Orb of Life, Gold Ring, Menta Potens Scroll, Talisman of 
Thanatos, 3 x Healing Ointments, Fog of Death Scroll, Potion of Celerity, 
Staff of Paralysing, Death Storm Scroll, Orb of Inferno, Orb of Stone Rain, 
Potion of Water Warding, Vengeance of Ymir Scroll, Potion of Vigor, Tome of 
Water, Titan's Might Potion, Ruby, Potion of Fortune, Orb of Thunder, Iron 
Skin Potion.

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
9 x Potions of Restoration, 6 x Life Potions, Tiara of Purity.

SHOPS

Name                          Sells

Vemblevere's Goods (Merchant) Orb of Restoration x 1, Treebark Potion x 1, 
                              Potion of Protection x 1, Potion of Restoration 
                              x 5, Potion of Strength x 1, Potion of Celerity 
                              x 1, Imp Talisman x 1, Zombie Talisman x 1, 
                              Lich Talisman x 1
Corgin's Gauntlet (Trainer)          --> Train your Units here ! <--
Iljesria (Magic Shop)         Air Ward (200 Gp), Water Ward (200 Gp), Earth 
                              Ward (400 Gp), Mind Ward (600 Gp), Fire Ward 
                              (800 Gp), Death Ward (1000 Gp)
The Grainery (Merchant)       Life Potion x 6, Healing Ointment x 4, Potion of 
                              Swiftness x 1, Potion of Accuracy x 1, Potion of 
                              Fortune x 1, Lizard Man Orb x 1, Orb of Frost x 
                              1, Talisman of Strength x 1
Kepla's Servants (Mercenary)  Lizard Man (Level 1 - 850 Gp);
                              Medusa (Level 1 - 1310 Gp)
Tower of Wind (Magic Shop)    Haste (400 Gp), Forestwalk (200 Gp), Chant of 
                              Hasting (600 Gp), Winds of Travel (1600 Gp), 
                              Swift (200 Gp), Tangle (200 Gp), Paraseus (600 
                              Gp), Shadow (400 Gp), Fog of Death (600 Gp)
Blaiine's Slaves (Mercenary)  Cyclops (Level 1 - 990 Gp), Ogre (Level 1 - 2800
                              Gp), Orc (Level 1 - 300 Gp), Orc Champion (Level 
                              1 - 850 Gp), Troll (Level 1 - 2800 Gp)
Captain Mythe's Camp (Trainer)       --> Train your Units here ! <--
Cesswel's Shop (Merchant)     Angel Orb x 1, Healing Ointment x 1, Life Potion 
                              x 1, Potion of Protection x 1, Highfather's 
                              Potion x 2, Air Ward Scroll x 1, Strength Scroll 
                              x 1, Orb of Lightning x 1

Ending

The Elven army had nearly avoided defeat as its numbers began to shrink.  
New allies filled in gaps left by the slain or wounded, and the assault 
continued.  Soon the collective might of the forest would approach the massive 
Gates of Temperance.

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8)	Gallean's Promise

BRIEFING AND COMMENTS

A thick smoke hung heavy in the sky as a thousand campfires were set ablaze.
Even the Elves were shocked to see how massive their numbers grew once word 
of their plight spread through the forests.  The Humans perched upon the 
great walls of their fortress city, awestricken by the firelight within the 
trees.

Emry, however, was a brilliant tactician, and with support from Queen 
Ambrielle's spies, he was able to offer both protection and the chance for a 
great battle to the Dwarves.  With both axe and sword raised in defence, the 
defenders of Temperance awaited an epic confrontation.

Millu sat alone in her hovel; tears for her people glistening on her cheeks.  
She felt a comforting presence next to her.  Outside, another presence spread 
rage throughout the Elven camps.

Your objective on this final level with the Elves is to Siege the Empire 
City of Temperance.

As soon as the level starts, Illumielle pops up, saying that at LAST you have 
arrived at the borders of Temperance.  Gallean has brought you here, and STILL
presses you forward ... Many allies have been lost, and new ones forged ... 
even a handful of Wotan's Children stand beside you.

Grizzlespit beams beside you.

Illumielle says that perhaps the Oracle has something to say before this final 
march of the Elves ... and with that, she bids Millu to step forward.

Millu says that her visions have ALWAYS shown great losses to all during this 
battle, but that the Elves must have faith that there is REASON behind 
Gallean's Will ... and trust that he guides them to new prosperity.

She goes on to say "In one ear, he weeps for our suffering.  In the other, he 
screams for retribution!  We have been treated unjustly by the Humans.  Our 
place of peace became a stronghold for their greed!  Gallean promises us the 
return of Temperance!"

You then gain full control over the level.

Grizzlespit and his unit are as follows :-

1)  Grizzlespit (Engineer - 8), Veteran (3), 2 Crossbowmen (2/2)

Grizzlespit's Stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Grizzlespit   205  0     -     -   Crossbow       87    75  Wea   50  Adj  1
==============================================================================

Temperance is located in the south-easternmost corner of the map, and your 
Capital City is in the north-western corner of the map.  Bloody typical eh !!

If you venture northwards (to the northwesternmost corner of the map), and 
take the City of Shyllem, a Spearman comes up to tell you that HE had always 
thought that the Elves were a NOBLE people ... it appears he was w......" 
*sound of an arrow pierces the air as it embeds itself in his chest*

........................................................................ thud.

Shyllem contains a set of Boots of the Seven Leagues.

I then tore vertically SOUTHWARDS, clearing everything to the south and west 
of the line I drew down the map ... if you come upon and take the City of 
Johnuss, a Squire (who has the portrait of a Marksman) tells you that the King 
will see you PAY for this ... your leader just b!tches at him and he goes away.

There are 2 Potions of Restoration in Johnuss.

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                                  DA BOMB !!!!!
==============================================================================

If you wait a few turns, you will have this gently explained to you ... 
basically, one of your Scouts notes that Temperance is COMPLETELY walled-in, 
and that there is no way to breach the walls.  Grizzlespit assesses the 
situation and decides that it CAN be done, but he is going to need to have 
a couple of things to do it ... Acidic Slime and Ember Salts to be precise ...

If he is given these two things, he will be able to build you a bomb to breach 
the walls - THIS will mean that you don't have to go to get the KEY from the 
Clans' Territory, and you WON'T have to fight Gumtik Bledwater in his FIRST 
form ;)  The choice is yours ...

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                        BOMB COMPONENT ONE - ACIDIC SLIME
==============================================================================

If you venture all the way down to the southwesternmost corner of the map, you 
will find Crutchell - a ruin inhabited by a Black Dragon.  Once you have slain 
the dragon, you may collect some of its acidic slime, for Grizzlespit.

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                THE SOUTH OR THE NORTH - THE CHOICE IS YOURS ...
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If you head east from the Undead Hordes Capital (which is in the south-west of 
the map), and then south when you reach the river and finally east (i.e. if 
you follow the path of the river), a message will pop up telling you that 
you are entering the "BATTLE IN SOLONIELLE'S STRAIT"

Three Empire Units will teleport onto the end of the Strait, and Serphis pops 
up to tell you that whilst the Merfolk are the Children of Solonielle, you 
can expect NO support from them ... your passing through Solonielle's Strait 
will NOT be an easy one ;)

Your leader says that you are more concerned with the Empire on the other 
side, for whilst the merfolk are crude and disorganised, the Empire are most 
definitely expecting you.

So ... rather than rush for the endgame, I shall explore the rest of the 
level for you ... but DON'T FORGET where Solonielle's Strait is because we WILL
be coming back here ;)

I headed back up the map and took the Neutral City of Rettwinnes (which is, I 
have to say, VERY respectably guarded), after which a Dark Elf Butcher by the 
name of Murgres appears on the map just to the north of the city and says "I 
hope you've left your wounded under protection ... let us see, shall we ?"

With that, Murgres heads north-west of your City (for some BIZARRE reason).

The City of Rettwinnes contains a Pestilence Scroll, and a Fog of Death Scroll.

Murgres' Unit is as follows :-

Murgres (Dark Elf Butcher - 18), Death (18)

Murgres' stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Murgres       414  0   Mi, De  -   Cleavers       89   252  Wea   40  Adj  1
==============================================================================

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                       BOMB COMPONENT TWO - EMBER SALTS
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To the east of Rettwinnes lies Fyrenbren - a ruin occupied by a Red Dragon.  
As with Crutchell, something is left for the Dwarf to use ... this time, Ember 
Salts ... your Leaders orders that the salts be scraped from the walls, for 
future use.

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                                MAKIN' DA BOMB
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If you take the two bomb components back to Grizzlespit (or bring him to you 
to collect them) he says (at the end of the turn) "That's what I needed.  
Bring me to the gate at the Valley of Justice.  I will blow that thing right 
out of its hinges !"

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NOTE : I'm going to continue from Fyrenbren, and we'll come back to da BOMB 
later ;)
==============================================================================

If you venture northwards and take the Neutral City of Urbodenn, a Trapper 
cries out that what he has heard is true - the Elves really ARE invading 
these lands, and their tribes are no longer safe here.

If you conquer the Empire Observatory, one of your Sentries says "Divine 
avatars of the Highfather ... I never expected to see one, let alone slay it.
This seems so surreal."

Your Leader says in response "They were here for a reason ... this tome seems 
a thing of miracles !" ... and to be honest ?  I'm inclined to agree !  The 
Tome of Thought gives you a Mind Ward for your Leader and, as such, is quite 
possibly the BEST Tome in the Game !! :)

If you storm the City of Goramung, the Orc King cries out in horror "No!  This 
is my Castle !"

NOT ANY MORE SUNSHINE !!!!! ;)

The City of Goramung houses 2 Life Potions and a Royal Scepter.

If you take the Ceremony Grounds to the east of Goramung, a Troll b!tches at 
you, saying "This place not for you !  This for worship Gromdok !"

Your Leader asks whether Gromdok is the name of their Deity, but AS per usual 
you've killed him before he can answer ...

*slaps himself in the head*

Hokay ... once we've pretty much explored this area I should point out to you 
that there are TWO ways of getting to Temperance.  You can go via the SOUTH 
and take Solonielle's Strait (which we have already touched upon earlier in 
this guide), or you can take the NORTH and go via the Mountain Clans Route.

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             LEVEL EIGHT OPTIONAL ROUTE 1 - SOLONIELLE'S STRAIT
==============================================================================

NOTE :  If you allied yourself with the Savage Elves in the previous mission, 
then this ISN'T the route I would suggest, as you WILL be attacked by the 
"Noble" Elves after you have traversed Solonielle's Strait.  You should take 
Optional Route 2 instead ;)

If you battle your way through Solonielle's Strait, you will come upon the 
Uliemm, at which point Serphis comments that he does not like it here ... 
he feels that you are MUCH too confined in this area, and easy present easy 
targets with minimal chances of fleeing if you are outnumbered.  He says he'll 
be grateful when you're in open forests again.

Once the Uliemm has fallen, Serphis comments of the Blue Dragons, saying that 
they were once Solonielle's most loyal servants, and as such it is no wonder 
they tolerate the presence of the merfolk so close to their lair.

Next you will come upon the White Wizard, Thuume, sho cries out (as you 
approach) "Elves !  Your assault will only slaughter your own people ! This is
a meaningless battle !  Why do you persist in this insanity ?  Go back to your 
forests, you will NOT march upon Temperance !"

A THREAT !!

AWAY VISS HEEEEEEEEM ... hahaha.

Serphis says that this Wizard may indeed pose a problem as he is sure to be 
able to cast spells upon you before you are able to plant an arrow squarely 
in his gullet ... he suggests that perhaps you should cast a few spells of 
your own before you get into combat range with him ??

With every step you then take (from your present position) to Thuume ?  He 
will screech "Imbinus Maelos !" and cast an Armageddon spell on you.

Here are Thuume's Stats, for you to laugh at :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Thuume        100  0     -     -   Lightning      80    60  Air   40  Any  6
==============================================================================

After Thuume has been slain, continue to the East and then venture southwards 
until you find the King's Guard Demmeic ... you can take on his mini-quest 
should you wish [you will find it better described in the OPTIONAL ROUTE 2 
portion of my guide - just do a keyword search for Demmeic and you will find 
him ;)] ...

Then head northwards until you find the Forest Elf Orummell.  As you approach 
him he will ask you to present him with something to show that you are on his 
side ... give him the Shield Pendant and he will say "Ah, yes.  So you are the 
ones we have been hearing about.  How can we deny the call of Gallean ?  We've 
been waiting for a chance to reclaim Temperance for a very long time."

You will then be given control over the following units :-

1)  Rugugh (Centaur Charger - 1), Skylord (2/2), Theurgist (3)
2)  Prella'ach (Warden - 1), 2 Sentries (3/3), 3 Centaur Chargers (2/2/2)
3)  Egammius (Elf Lord - 5), Archon (3), Skylord (2), 2 Centaur Charges (2/2)

And he will go on to give you a Ring of the Ages and a Staff of Travelling.

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NOTE : IF YOU LATER VISIT THE NORTH, THIS BIT APPLIES ...

If you present De'elkil with the Shield Pendant, he will say "What's this ?  
You wear an enemy symbol in our presence ?  Die !" and then rush in to attack 
you.

De'elkil's Unit comprises :-

De'elkil (Forest Elf - 1), 2 Skylords (1/1), Oracle (1)

... and De'elkil's stats are as follows :-

              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

De'elkil      100  0     -     -   Spear          80    40  Wea   65  Adj  1

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Explore the rest of this area (do a keyword search for the names of any of the 
Cities or ruins you encounter - I've covered them all - but to avoid any 
unnecessary duplications you will find them covered in the OPTIONAL ROUTE 2 
guide (below) - and then skip to the "FINAL PUSH - THE SIEGE OF TEMPERANCE" 
portion of this guide for your final ... push !! :)

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           LEVEL EIGHT OPTIONAL ROUTE 2 - BATTLE AT NORTHERN BEND
==============================================================================

NOTE :  If you allied yourself with the Noble Elves in the previous mission, 
then this ISN'T the route I would suggest, as you WILL be attacked by the 
"Savage" Elves after you have traversed Solonielle's Strait.  You should take 
Optional Route 1 instead ;)

If you go via the northern route - i.e. past (or should I say THROUGH hahaha) 
the Mountain Clans, they will move on the City of Shyllem, and one of your 
Watchmen will tell you that the Clans are closing in on you from behind, and 
you MUST ensure your Cities are protected or they will be retaken from you.

Three Clans' Units then appear outside Shyllem.

Eventually you will come upon De'elkil - a Forest Elf.  De'elkil will ask 
whether you have anything for him (present him with the Thorn Pendant from 
the last level if you brought it with you), and when properly MOTIVATED, he 
will says "It's true then !  You are moving to reclaim Temperance !  How can 
we deny the call of our God ?"

You will then be granted control over the following units :-

1)  Elmenoch (Centaur Strider - 1), 2 Centaur Striders (2/2), 2 Stingers (3/3),
    Hunter (2)
2)  Onnellus (Forest Elf - 1), 2 Forest Elves (1/1), 2 Bandits (3/3), 
    Hunter (2)
3)  Rewellen (Grovemaiden - 1), 2 Centaurs (1/1), Centaur Savage (1)

De'elkil will go on to say "We ... obtained ... this from a traveller who 
wandered into our forest.  Just holding it will fill you with a terrible rage.
We were waiting for some way to safely dispose of it, but perhaps you are more 
worthy."

He will then give you BETHREZEN'S CLAW (which you should equip IMMEDIATELY) as 
it is one of the COOLEST items in the WHOLE game !! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Your Leader tells De'elkil that you will ensure the relic is destroyed once 
Temperance is yours (FAT CHANCE LUV - THAT'S MINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Descending from the north you will FIRST need to take the eastern fork (you 
will know when you've reach the forks I'm referring to, because Ellamend is 
guarding the WESTERN fork)

The City of Broggen (which is quite heavily fortified) contains a Life Potion 
and a Quicksilver Potion.

If you take the Cyclops' Lair, your Leader says "Apparently these beasts have 
been dining on the local Elves.  Burn this unholy place."

As you near the Clans City you will see a HUGE Dwarven Unit outside the City 
of Tendrenor (which was, at least when I went to visit it, uninhabited).
This unit's name is Gumtik Bledwater and, as you approach him, he says "Well, 
well !  It took you long enough !  I can tell you're not here to chat, but I'll
let ole' Thunderguts do the chattin' !  PREPARE MY MACHINE !"

If you enter the City of Tendrenor, you gain 1 Clavis (a silver key).  The 
Clavis is the key that opens the Gates of Temperance.

However you will then have to defeat Gumtik Bledwater to get OUT of the City.

His unit comprises :-

Gumtik Bledwater (1), Venerable Warrior (4), Veteran (3), Forge Guardian (3),
Flame Caster (3)

Gumtik's Stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Gumtik
   Bledwater 1100  0    Mind Fi,Ea Catapult       80   110  Wea   40  Any  6
                                   Blister        50    15  Fire  40  Any  6
==============================================================================

Once this MAGGOT has been disposed of, you gain a Horn of Awareness, and 
Gumtik salutes you, saying "A good fight, lads!  She'll be needing some fine 
tuning before she's ready to see combat again!" and with that, he disappears 
down a system of tunnels.

Sir Allemon then appears outside the City of Temperance.

If you then venture southwards and enter the tiny strip of land owned by the 
Legions of the Damned and TAKE the City of Fulmennere, your Leader comments 
that the Demons are strewn about the floor, dying !  Perhaps this IS the end 
of Bethrezen after all !! :)

Hokay ... so now that we have Clovis we can storm the WESTERN fork to get to 
the End Game !! :)

If you take the Field Church your Leader criticises you, saying that surely 
it isn't Gallean's Will that you should attack CHURCHES ...

NO LUV !!  IT'S MINE !!

GALLEAN doesn't have the power to s........

*game shuts down*

*look of shock*

*gets on his knees and prays to Gallean*

The City of Lorusburg contains a Wrath of the Glades Scroll.

If you approach Orummell (an Archon to the south, guarding the way IN from 
Solonielle's Strait), he says "From the queen ?  Perhaps you have something 
that will prove it ?  Bring it to us."

HOWEVER, if you venture near him bearing the Thorn Pendant, he will attack you,
saying that you are wearing the Pendant of his ENEMY, and that you will not 
survive this INSULT.

His stats are as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Orummell      195  0     -    Air  Lightning      80    50  Air   50  Any  6
==============================================================================

If you set foot just to the south of Ewollin the Storyteller, he says "Ah ... 
you are the ones causing all of this commotion.  I won't be of any use to you 
in battle, but perhaps I can entertain your troops with my stories ?  Return 
here each day and I will share them with you."

If you venture to the VERY southernmost edge of the map (i.e. south of the 
City of Areemu, which is to the south of Orummell - or due EAST of Solonielle's
Strait would be another way to describe it) you will find Demmeic - brother 
of Grizzlespit.  He says that even though there is bound to be a civil war in 
the Clans because of Grizzlespit's actions, he owes you his thanks ...

Demmeic says (in spite of Tora'ach's usual bruskness) that he and some of his 
Dwarven cohorts would be willing to ally with you, if you take him to the 
Urbress Training Grounds ...

You will then take control over the following units :-

1)  Demmeic (King's Guard - 15), 2 Forge Guardians (3/3), Archdruidess (4)
2)  Ferrembus (Hill Giant - 10)
3)  Udullom (Rock Giant - 10)

If you take him there, he will call on his fellow Dwarves to come out, and 
you will gain control over the following units :-

4)  Mountain Clans Thief (1)
5)  Meodenus (Loremaster - 15), Mountaineer (3), 2 Flame Casters (3/3)
6)  Divledich (Engineer - 16), 2 Rune Masters (5/5), Druidess (3)
7)  Munng (Hermit - 1), Elder One (4)

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                       FINAL PUSH - THE SIEGE OF TEMPERANCE
==============================================================================

If you have brought the Clavis with you, you can just walk right up to the 
northern wall of the walled-in City of Temperance (and its grounds) the section
between the orbs will vanish, and Fyrwenn will comment that you are now moments
away from taking the City.

If you have allowed Grizzlespit to construct da Bomb, he can destroy the gate 
so you don't need to visit the northern part of the map ... just march the lil'
dude up to the Gates and watch them disappear !! :)

ONWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD !! =D

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NEW OBJECTIVE :  DEFEAT SIR ALLEMON AND GUMTIK BLEDWATER
==============================================================================

Hokay ... there is a SINGLE unit comprising the following :-

Sir Allemon (1), Defender of the Faith (10), Gumtik Bledwater (1), Imperial 
Assassin (20), Prophetess (18)

Your objective is to dispose of this unit ... in order to make your life a 
little bit easier you might like to assail them with spells whilst on the 
World Map and then mop up whatever's left ;)

The stats of Sir Allemon and Gumtik Bledwater (in this, his SECOND form) are 
as follows :-

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              HP  AR    IMM  WARD  ATT          % HIT  DAM  SRC  INIT REA TAR

Sir Allemon  1152 40    Mind DFWAE Blessed Sword  80   300  Wea   60  Adj  1
                                   Shatter        50     0  Wea   60  Adj  1
Gumtik 
   Bledwater 1584 20    Mind  FAE  Catapult       80   176  Wea   40  Any  6
                                   Blister        50    15  Fire  40  Any  6
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Once Sir Allemon and Gumtik Bledwater have been slain, Sir Allemon cries out 
in shock "We have been bested !  Where were the reinforcements ?"

Gumtik says "King Emry fled !  I saw his batallions retreat when the Elves 
moved past the walls.  The Clans will hear about this !  We failed because of 
Human cowardice !"

Sir Allemon protests "King Emry simply picks his battles, Dwarf.  He must have 
realised he would have been throwing away the lives of his men.  A valid 
assessment, it would seem ..."

Serphis orders that both Sir Allemon and Gumtik Bledwater be executed, and that
the remaining humans be cleared out, BAR THE WORKERS, for whom the Elves may 
yet have a further use.  He calls for sentries to be posted along the walls, 
and says that whilst a great victory has been won this day, you must still be 
careful.

Illumielle calls for Millu, but she does not appear to be with you ...

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OPPONENTS	The Empire, The Mountain Clans, The Undead Hordes

CITIES

NEUTRAL CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Shyllem           2 Man at Arms (1/1), Spearman (1), 3 Marksmen (2/2/2)
                  [Man at Arms (1)]
Johnuss           3 Spearmen (1/10/1), Archer (1), 2 Marksmen (2/2)
Edrass            2 Lizard Men (1/1), [Medusa (1)]
Rettwinnes        Dark Elf Butcher (10), Wight (4), Dark Elf Crone (12), 
                  Dark Elf Gast (1)
Urbodenn          2 Barbarian Chieftains (1/1), Barbarian Warrior (1), 
                  Shamaness (1), 2 Trappers (1/1)
Broggen           Orc King (1), Orc Champion (1), Ogre (1), 2 Goblin Elders 
                  (10/10), [Orc Champion (1), Orc King (1), Cyclops (10)]
Fulmennere        Baal (Duke - 1), Tiamath (5), Modeus (5), [Fiend (25)]
Lorusburg         3 Centaur Chargers (2/1/2), Oracle (2), [Centaur Strider (2), 
                  Archon (3)]
Areemu            Erispen (Guardian - 10), 2 Centaur Striders (2/2)

GREENSKINS' CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Goramung          Orc King (5), Orc Champion (5), Orc (1), Goblin Elder (1), 
                  2 Goblin Archers (1/1)

MOUNTAIN CLANS CITIES

Name              Inhabitants

Tendrenor         -

BUILDINGS

Name             Inhabitants                     Gain anything from taking it ?

Mennebris        2 Giant Black Spiders (1/1)     346 Gp, Royal Scepter
Farmhouse        3 Giant Spiders (1/1/1)         530 Gp, Talisman of Stone Rain
Church Ruins     2 Brown Bears (1/10)            234 Gp, Orb of Strength
Crutchell        Black Dragon (1)                230 Gp, Acidic Slime
Web-covered 
         Shack   2 Giant Spiders (1/1)           430 Gp, Talisman of Venom
Fyrenbren        Red Dragon (1)                  430 Gp, Ember Salts
Empire 
    Observatory  3 Angels (4/4/4), Hierophant 
                  (3), White Wizard (4), 
                   Imperial Assassin (3)         342 Gp, Tome of Thought
Ceremony Grounds 2 Orc Kings (1/1), Troll (15),
                  2 Goblin Elders (1/1)          1024 Gp, Staff of Treecalling
Cyclops Lair     3 Cyclops (1/25/1)              546 Gp, Imperial Crown
Cullenyr         Manticore (15)                  1230 Gp, Mjolnir's Crown
Field Church     3 Grand Inquisitors (4/4/4), 2 
                 Hierophants (4/4) Matriarch (3) 100 Gp, Banner of Might
Guard Tower      Defender of the Faith (15),
 (EAST OUTSIDE)   White Wizard (15), 
                   2 Prophetesses (15/15)        100 Gp, Staff of Fumbling
Guard Tower      2 Angels (10/10), Elementalist 
 (WEST OUTSIDE)   (15), Imperial Assassin (10),  100 Gp, Staff of Dragon 
                   Hierophant (10)                                   Mastering
Uliemm           2 Blue Dragons (1/1)            450 Gp, Hag's Ring
Guard Tower      3 Holy Avengers (16/16/16),
 (WEST INSIDE)    Hierophant (16)                348 Gp, Staff of Daylight
Guard Tower      3 Angels (16/16/16),
 (EAST INSIDE)    Prophetess (16)                550 Gp, Highfather Staff


EVENTS

Event             Notes



ITEMS LYING ON THE GROUND
Potion of Strength, Angel Orb, Ruby, Orb of Poison, Potion of Speed, True 
Sight Scroll, Celerity Scroll, Call Decay Dragon Scroll, 14 x Life Potions, 
Titan's Might Potion, Winds of Travel Scroll, Gust Scroll, Orb of Weakening, 
4 x Healing Ointments, Menta Minoris Scroll, Paraseus Scroll, Orb of Fire, 
Iron Skin Potion, Staff of Protection, Summon Roc Scroll, 4 x Potions of 
Restoration, Orb of Vigor, Staff of Earth Elemental Control, Gold Ring, 
Swift Scroll, Orc Orb, 2 x Highfather's Potions, Venerable Warrior Talisman, 
Potion of Accuracy, Potion of Air Warding, Ancient Relic, Talisman of Witches,
Potion of Invulnerability, Incantare Avenger Scroll, Infernal Knight Orb, 
Fire Ward Scroll, Holy Armour Scroll, 2 x Diamonds, Orb of Healing, Elf Lord 
Orb, Emerald, Chant of Hasting Scroll, Haste Scroll, Earth Ward Scroll, 
Skeleton Champion Orb, Healing Scroll, 

ITEMS RETRIEVED FROM ENEMIES (COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND ORIGINALLY)
Potion of Protection, Life Potion, Ruby, Wight Blade, Boots of Speed, Potion 
of Might, Healing Ointment, 

SHOPS

Name                            Sells

Purmill's Goods (Merchant)      Life Potion x 4, Potion of Protection x 2, 
                                Potion of Striking x 2, Titan's Might Potion 
                                x 1, Potion of Celerity x 2, Bramble Scroll x 
                                1, Lightning Scroll x 1, Swarm Scroll x 1
The Temple of Hollon (Magic)    Chronos (400 Gp), Plague (400 Gp), Ice Pillar 
                                (400 Gp), Blizzard (200 Gp), Earth Ward (400 
                                Gp), Water Ward (200 Gp), Holy Armour (600 Gp)
Sigglus' Camp (Trainer)                --> Train your Units here ! <--
Bemrick's Conjuring Stones      Lizard Man Talisman x 1, Squire Talisman x 1, 
                     (Merchant) Venerable Warrior Talisman x 1, Infernal 
                                Knight Talisman x 1, Squire Orb x 1, Venerable 
                                Warrior Orb x 1, Infernal Knight Orb x 1, 
                                Lizard Man Orb x 1, Treebark Potion x 2, 
                                Life Potion x 5, Potion of Vigor x 1, Potion 
                                of Striking x 2, Imp Orb x 1, Skeleton 
                                Champion Orb x 1, Elder Vampire Orb x 1, 
                                Elf Lord Talisman x 1
Mere'ek's Camp (Mercenary)      Centaur (Level 1 - 300 Gp), Centaur Lancer 
                                (Level 1 - 50 Gp), Forest Elf (Level 1 - 240 
                                Gp)
General Supplies (Merchant)     Life Potion x 5, Potion of Protection x 2, 
                                Potion of Healing x 10, Potion of Striking x 2, 
                                Potion of Accuracy x 2, Potion of Speed x 2, 
                                Healing Ointment x 2
Blickbit's Shop (Merchant)      Potion of Striking x 1, Potion of Accuracy x 1,
                                Potion of Fortune x 1, Potion of Swiftness x 1,
                                Potion of Vigor x 1, Potion of Strength x 3, 
                                Potion of Invulnerability x 3, Life Potion x 4,
                                Potion of Restoration x 4, Ice Shield Scroll x 
                                1, Ice Storm Scroll x 1, Summon Verdant Scroll 
                                x 1, Blizzard Scroll x 1
Urbress Training Grounds (Trainer)     --> Train your Units here ! <--
School of the Infernal Plane    Menta Minoris (200 Gp), Divis Nocte (600 Gp), 
                   (Magic Shop) Paraseus (600 Gp), Sinestra Ignis (800 Gp), 
                                Illudere Terra (2,000 Gp), Incantare Avenger 
                                (1,000 Gp), Maledicere (900 Gp), Sanctuera 
                                (600 Gp), Ignis Carn (400 Gp), Chronos (400 Gp)
                                Tortio Menta (800 Gp)
Glemen's Soldiers (Mercenary)   Barbarian Chieftain (Level 1 - 1800 Gp), 
                                Barbarian Warrior (Level 1 - 850 Gp), Shamaness
                                (Level 1 - 1,020 Gp), Trapper (Level 1 - 920 
                                Gp)
Ermus' Alchemy (Merchant)       Potion of Air Warding x 3, Potion of Water 
                                Warding x 3, Potion of Earth Warding x 1, 
                                Potion of Fire Warding x 1, Potion of 
                                Invulnerability x 1, Potion of Protection x 3, 
                                Treebark Potion x 6, Iron Skin Potion x 3, 
                                Healing Ointment x 4

Ending


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                                   EPILOGUE
==============================================================================

When the grand walls of Temperance were brought down, the people of the 
forests poured into its courtyard.  The combined might of the Dwarves and the 
Humans was unable to withstand the Elven assault and the city was soon lost.
King Emry had signalled a retreat - he would not sacrifice more of his people 
to a hopeless battle.  Even after the struggle, new bands of Elves continued 
to arrive.

There was no celebration.  The task of burying the fallen was monumental.  Wild
Elves interred noble Elves with somber respect, while the nobles honoured those
lost in battle, including Tora'ach.  Fyrwenn inscribed great tales about the 
fallen leader, who gave his own life to ensure her safety.

Illumielle struggled to raise the spirits of her people in such sorrowful times
She left the rebuilding of the great city, soon to be the new Elven capital, to
her greatest general, Serphis.  But what of the simple oracle whose meager 
voice sparked an entire race to rebel ?

Millu sat in the corner of her room, drenched in sweat.  As she dug her 
fingernails into her palms, the presence spoke through her in a forceful 
whisper.  This is only the beginning ... this is only the beginning ...

(and THAT, my friends, coupled with a gruesome picture of what I PRESUME to 
be Gallean after Mortis has finished with him, is the end of the Elven Saga !)

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                                ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to all the people at gamefaqs.com with ONE exception (and you KNOW who
you are, you little maggot), for being nothing but supportive and encouraging
of me during the process of creating this walkthrough and its siblings.

As I mentioned at the top, this walkthrough is dedicate to my dear friend 
Lady Miss Twee of the Gweenjelleebeenz.  GO GIRL !! :) xXx

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                                                   Copyright David Booth, 2004

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