Adventure Map

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Adventure Map represents the part of Erathia, where the game takes place. Typically at the beginning of a scenario or a custom map, players can see only see areas within the view of their town's and/or heroes line of sight; the rest is shrouded. Heroes can be sent to explore the map, and reveal new areas as they travel. Heroes will discover treasures, wandering creatures, valuable resources, and significant locations, like mines, which will provide steady streams of resources; or creature dwellings where a hero may recruit troops for his army.

The Adventure Map consists of two layers: the surface and the subterranean level. Heroes can travel from one layer to another either through Subterranean Gate or Monoliths. The subterranean territory is displayed on its own map.

At the beginning of each day, mines and cities under player's control add to resources. Resources represent gold and raw materials a player may spend to improve towns, recruit troops, and perform other actions. Town buildings producing creatures do so on the first day of the week. The current date appears at the lower right corner of the Adventure Map screen.

Objects with repeatable actions may be repeated without spending movement points by pressing the space bar.

List of Adventure map structures and objects[edit]

Picture Adventure map object Maximum number in map Randomly generated map value Visiting Scheme
Abandoned Mine Abandoned Mine: Guarded by 100-245 Troglodytes. After being released works as a random mine (except Sawmill. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. Combat taking place in Abandoned Mine will always use subterranean terrain with all native terrain bonuses. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) Abandoned Mine (vs).png
Alchemist's Lab Alchemist's Lab: Produces +1 Mercury per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 3500 Alchemist's Lab (vs).png
Altar of Sacrifice.gif Altar of Sacrifice: Allows hero to sacrifice artifacts and/or creatures for experience. Good alignment heroes can sacrifice only artifacts, evil alignment heroes only creatures and neutral heroes can sacrifice both. Unlimited 100 Altar of Sacrifice (vs).png
Anti-magic Garrison Anti-Magic Garrison: Can withhold up to seven different stacks of creatures. The garrison prevents all spellcasting during combat and in the visiting square. Anti-Magic Garrisons can be aligned both horizontally or vertically. 48 - Garrison (horizontal) (vs).png
Arena Arena: When visited, offers once for every hero to increases either their attack or defense skill +2. 32 3000 Arena (vs).png
Artifact Artifact: Unlimited 2000 - Treasure
5000 - Minor
10000 - Major
20000 - Relic
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Black Market Black Market: Enables visiting hero to buy artifacts. 32 8000 Black Market (vs).png
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Boat: Enables a hero to move over water tiles. 64 -
Border Gate Border Gate: Cannot be passed unless one of the player's heroes have visited a Keymaster's Tent with the associated color. Unlimited - Border Gate (vs).png
Border Guard Border Guard: Cannot be passed unless one of the player's heroes have visited a Keymaster's Tent with the associated color. Disappears after being visited when this condition is fulfilled. Unlimited - Border Guard (vs).png
Buoy Buoy: Gives the visiting hero +1 morale for the next battle. Unlimited 100 Buoy (vs).png
Campfire Campfire: Gives the player between 400–600 Gold and 4–6 other resources. Disappears after the visit. Unlimited 2000 Campfire (vs).png
CartographerCartographerCartographer Cartographer: Surface, Water and Subterranean cartographers reveal all the surface, water and subterranean tiles respectively. All maps cost 10000 Gold. Unlimited 10000 - Surface
7500 - Subterranean
5000 - Water
Cartographer (vs).png
Corpse Corpse: When first visited, has 20% chance to give the hero random treasure or minor class artifact. 32 500 Corpse (vs).png
Cover of Darkness (Adventure Map) Cover of Darkness (Adventure Map): Creates a 20 tiles-radius shroud for non-allied players when visited. Unlimited - Cover of Darkness (vs).png
Creature dwelling Creature dwelling: Enables a visiting hero to hire one type of creatures. Each creature has a different structure. Flagged dwelling increases the growth for a certain creature by 1 in home towns. Creature dwellings of level 5/6/7 are guarded by 9/6/3 non-upgraded versions of the creatures the dwelling produces (with exception of Pyre guarded by 6 Firebirds). 144 Various
Crypt Crypt: Creature bank guarded by
30 %: Skeleton - 30, Walking Dead - 20 for 1000 Gold ;
30 %: Skeleton - 25, Walking Dead - 20 , Wight - 5 for 2000 Gold ;
30 %: Skeleton - 20, Walking Dead - 20 , Wight - 10, Vampire -5 for 2500 Gold and a treasure class artifact;
10 %: Skeleton - 20, Walking Dead - 20 , Wight - 10, Vampire -10 for 5000 Gold and a treasure class artifact.
When visited after the guards have been defeated decreases the hero's morale by 1 for the next battle.
Unlimited 1000 Crypt (vs).png
Crystal Cavern Crystal Cavern: Produces +1 Crystal per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. Combat taking place in it will always use subterranean terrain with all native terrain bonuses. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 3500 Crystal Cavern (vs).png
Cyclops Stockpile Cyclops Stockpile: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Cyclops - 20 for x 4 of all resources except Gold;
30% : Cyclops - 30 for x 6 of all resources except Gold;
30% : Cyclops - 40 for x 8 of all resources except Gold;
10% : Cyclops - 50 for x10 of all resources except Gold.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Cyclops Kings.
Unlimited 3000 Cyclops Stockpile (vs).png
Den of Thieves Den of Thieves: Shows full information on the relative strength of all the players (equivalent to 5 towns with a tavern). Unlimited 100 Den of Thieves (vs).png
Derelict Ship Derelict Ship: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Water Elemental - 20 for 3000 Gold;
30% : Water Elemental - 30 for 3000 Gold and a treasure class artifact;
30% : Water Elemental - 40 for 4000 Gold and a treasure class artifact;
10% : Water Elemental - 60 for 6000 Gold and a minor class artifact.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Ice Elementals.
When visited after the guards have been defeated decreases the hero's morale by 1 for the next battle.
Unlimited 4000 Derelict Ship (vs).png
Dragon Fly Hive Dragon Fly Hive: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Dragon Fly - 30 for Wyvern x 4;
30% : Dragon Fly - 45 for Wyvern x 6;
30% : Dragon Fly - 60 for Wyvern x 8;
10% : Dragon Fly - 90 for Wyvern x12
Unlimited 9000 Dragon Fly Hive (vs).png
Dragon Utopia Dragon Utopia: Creature bank guarded by
30 %: Green Dragon - 8, Red Dragon - 5, Gold Dragon - 2, Black Dragon - 1 for 20000 Gold, 1 treasure, 1 minor, 1 major and 1 relic artifacts.
30 %: Green Dragon - 8, Red Dragon - 6, Gold Dragon - 3, Black Dragon - 2 for 30000 Gold, 1 minor, 1 major and 2 relic artifacts.
30 %: Green Dragon - 8, Red Dragon - 6, Gold Dragon - 4, Black Dragon - 3 for 40000 Gold, 1 major and 3 relic artifacts.
10 %: Green Dragon - 8, Red Dragon - 7, Gold Dragon - 6, Black Dragon - 5 for 50000 Gold and 4 relic artifacts.
Unlimited 10000 Dragon Utopia (vs).png
Dwarven Treasury Dwarven Treasury: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Dwarf - 50 for 2500 Gold and 2 Crystal;
30% : Dwarf - 75 for 4000 Gold and 2 Crystal;
30% : Dwarf - 100 for 5000 Gold and 5 Crystal;
10% : Dwarf - 150 for 7500 Gold and 10 Crystal.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Battle Dwarves.
Unlimited 2000 Dwarven Treasury (vs).png
Event Event: An invisible characteristic of the square, that is triggered when a hero enters the square. Has multiple outcomes. 200 -
Eye of the Magi Eye of the Magi: Illuminates shrouded areas for players whose heroes visit a Hut of the Magi (unless there are not any heroes standing at the Eye of the Magi's placing tile). Unlimited - Eye of the Magi (vs).png
Faerie Ring Faerie Ring: Gives a visiting hero +1 to luck for the next battle. Unlimited 100 Faerie Ring (vs).png
Flotsam Flotsam: An ocean object which can provide: 5 Wood(25%), 5 Wood and 200 Gold (25%), 10 Wood and 500 Gold (25%) or nothing at all (25%). Disappears after being visited. Unlimited 500 Flotsam (vs).png
Fountain of Fortune Fountain of Fortune: Gives a random amount (from -1 to +3) of luck for the visiting hero until next battle. The effect changes randomly in the first day of every week. Unlimited 100 Fountain of Fortune (vs).png
Fountain of Youth Fountain of Youth: Gives visiting heroes +400 movement points until the end of the day, and +1 to morale for the next battle. Unlimited 100 Fountain of Youth (vs).png
Freelancer's Guild Freelancer's Guild: External analog of a Stronghold town's building. Visiting hero is able to sell creatures for resources here for the 70% of their cost (equivalent to 5 towns with marketplaces). Only the price of the creature in gold is taken into account, wood and ore have values of 250 gold per piece, magic resources have a value of 500 gold per piece (both rounded down). Unlimited - Freelancer's Guild (vs).png
Garden of Revelation Garden of Revelation: Gives a visiting hero +1 to knowledge skill upon his first visit. 32 1500 Garden of Revelation (vs).png
Garrison Garrison: Can withhold up to seven different stacks of creatures. Garrisons can be aligned both horizontally or vertically. 48 - Garrison (horizontal) (vs).png
Gem Pond Gem Pond: Produces +1 Gem per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 3500 Gem Pond (vs).png
Gold Mine Gold Mine: Produces +1000 Gold per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. Combat taking place in it will always use subterranean terrain with all native terrain bonuses. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 7000 Gold Mine (vs).png
Griffin Conservatory Griffin Conservatory: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Griffin - 50 for Angel x 1;
30% : Griffin - 100 for Angel x 2;
30% : Griffin - 150 for Angel x 3;
10% : Griffin - 200 for Angel x 4;
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Royal Griffins.
Unlimited 2000 Griffin Conservatory (vs).png
Hill Fort Hill Fort: Offers heroes the opportunity to upgrade all creatures in the game at the cost of: 1 lvl - free, 2 lvl - 25%, 3 lvl - 50%, 4 lvl - 75%, 5-7 - 100%. Unlimited 7000 Hill Fort (vs).png
Hut of the Magi Hut of the Magi: Reveals an area with the radius of 10 tiles around all "Eye of the Magi" objects on the adventure map. Unlimited - Hut of the Magi (vs).png
Idol of Fortune Idol of Fortune: Gives +1 to morale on even days and +1 to luck on odd days. On day seven it gives +1 to both. Unlimited 100 Idol of Fortune (vs).png
Imp Cache Imp Cache: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Imp - 100 for 1000 Gold and 2 Mercury;
30% : Imp - 150 for 1500 Gold and 3 Mercury;
30% : Imp - 200 for 2000 Gold and 4 Mercury;
10% : Imp - 300 for 3000 Gold and 6 Mercury.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Familiars.
Unlimited 5000 Imp Cache (vs).png
Keymaster's Tent Keymaster's Tent: Allows after being visited by player's heroes to pass through Border Guards and Border Gates with associated colors. Unlimited - Keymaster's Tent (vs).png
Lean To Lean To: Gives the first visiting hero 1–5 units of resources other than gold. 32 500 Lean To (vs).png
Learning Stone Learning Stone: Gives visiting heroes +1000 experience upon their first visit. 32 1500 Learning Stone (vs).png
Library of Enlightenment Library of Enlightenment: Increases all four primary skills of visiting heroes by +2 if they have reached level 10 (8/6/4 with Basic/Advanced/Expert Diplomacy secondary skill. 32 12000 Library of Enlightenment (vs).png
Lighthouse Lighthouses: A flaggable adventure map object that increases daily movement on water by 500 movement points per each flagged Lighthouse for all allied heroes. 144 (all mines and lighthouses). - Lighthouse (vs).png
Magic Spring Magic Spring: Doubles the maximum spell points of a visiting hero and revives them to the new maximum value. Has two independent active tiles, each one of them only works once a week. 32 500 Magic Spring (vs).png
Magic Well Magic Well: A hero can restore 100% of mana reserves here once per turn. Unlimited 250 Magic Well (vs).png
Market of Time Market of Time: Can be found on some of the maps made with the early version of Restoration of Erathia. It appears to have no function. -
Marletto Tower Marletto Tower: Gives all visiting heroes +1 to defense skill upon their first visit. 32 1500 Marletto Tower (vs).png
Medusa Stores Medusa Stores: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Medusa - 20 for 2000 Gold and 5 Sulfur;
30% : Medusa - 30 for 3000 Gold and 6 Sulfur;
30% : Medusa - 40 for 4000 Gold and 8 Sulfur;
10% : Medusa - 50 for 5000 Gold and 10 Sulfur.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Medusa Queens.
Unlimited 1500 Medusa Stores (vs).png
Mercenary Camp Mercenary Camp: Gives all visiting heroes +1 to attack skill upon their first visit. 32 1500 Mercenary Camp (vs).png
Mermaids Mermaids: Give +1 luck for the next battle. Unlimited 100 Mermaids (vs).png
Monolith One Way Entrance Monolith One Way Entrance Monolith One Way Entrance: Unlimited - Monolith One Way (vs).png
Monolith One Way Exit Monolith One Way Exit Monolith One Way Exit: Unlimited - Monolith One Way 2 (vs).png
Monolith Two Way Monolith Two Way Monolith Two Way: Unlimited - Monolith Two Way 2 (vs).png
Mystical Garden Mystical Garden: 32 500 Mystical Garden (vs).png
Naga Bank Naga Bank: Creature bank guarded by
30% : Naga - 10 for 4000 Gold and 8 Sulfur;
30% : Naga - 15 for 6000 Gold and 12 Sulfur;
30% : Naga - 20 for 8000 Gold and 16 Sulfur;
10% : Naga - 30 for 12000 Gold and 24 Sulfur.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Naga Queens.
(Sulfur was changed to Gem in HD-mod).
Unlimited 3000 Naga Bank (vs).png
Oasis Oasis: Unlimited 100 Oasis (vs).png
Obelisk Obelisk: 48 3500 Obelisk (vs).png
Ocean Bottle Ocean Bottle: 128 (all signs and ocean bottles) - Ocean Bottle (vs).png
Ore Pit Ore Pit: Produces +2 Ore per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 1500 Ore Pit (vs).png
Prison Prison: A "loot" object that will reward you with a random hero of random level. 144 2500 - Hero 1 lvl
5000 - Hero 5 lvl
10000 - Hero 10 lvl
20000 - Hero 20 lvl
30000 - Hero 30 lvl
Prison (vs).png
Pandora's Box Pandora's Box: 200 Various Pandora's Box (vs).png
Pillar of Fire Pillar of Fire: Immediately reveals terrain within a 20-square radius around the hero. Unlimited 750 Pillar of Fire (vs).png
Pyramid Pyramid: Creature bank in which a hero can do battle with 10 Diamond Golems and 40 Gold Golems in exchange for a random level 5 spell Note: If hero does not possess expert Wisdom skill, the spell will not be learned. Unlimited 5000 Pyramid (vs).png
Quest Guard Quest Guard: Unlimited - Quest Guard (vs).png
Rally Flag Rally Flag: Unlimited 100 Rally Flag (vs).png
Redwood Observatory Redwood Observatory: Immediately reveals terrain within a 20-square radius around the hero. Unlimited 750 Redwood Observatory (vs).png
Refugee Camp Refugee Camp: Once per week, serves as a random dwelling where any creature in the game can be recruited at base creature growth and resource cost. Unlimited 5000 Refugee Camp (vs).png
Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources Resources: Unlimited 750 - Gold
1400 - Wood and Ore
1500 - Random
2000 - Mercury, Sulfur, Crystal, Gems
Resource (vs).png
Sanctuary Sanctuary: Unlimited 100 Sanctuary (vs).png
Sawmill Sawmill: Produces +2 Wood per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 1500 Sawmill (vs).png
Scholar (Adventure Map) Scholar (Adventure Map): A loot item that will teach the hero a random low-level spell, Secondary skill, or add +1 to a Primary skill. Unlimited 1500 Scholar (vs).png
School of Magic School of Magic: 32 1000 School of Magic (vs).png
School of War School of War: 32 1000 School of War (vs).png
Sea Chest Sea Chest: Unlimited 1500 Sea Chest (vs).png
Seer's HutSeer's HutSeer's Hut Seer's Hut: A randomly selected low-level artifact will be requested by a mystical seer. You can exchange this artifact, whenever you have it available, for a random reward - usually creatures or experience. 48 Various Seer's Hut (vs).png
Shipwreck Survivor Shipwreck Survivor: The first hero who picks the survivor up from the sea recieves an artifact. The survivor disappears after first visit. Unlimited 1500 Shipwreck Survivor (vs).png
ShipwreckShipwreck Shipwreck: Water creature bank guarded by
30% : Wight - 10 for 2000 Gold;
30% : Wight - 15 for 3000 Gold;
30% : Wight - 25 for 4000 Gold;
10% : Wight - 50 for 5000 Gold and a treasure class artifact.
50% probability for 1/5 of the guards to be Wraiths.
When visited after the guards have been defeated decreases the hero's morale by 1 for the next battle.
Unlimited 2000 Shipwreck 1 (vs).png Shipwreck 2 (vs).png
Shipyard Shipyard: Unlimited - Shipyard (vs).png
Shrine of Magic Incantation Shrine of Magic Incantation: 32 500 Shrine (vs).png
Shrine of Magic Gesture Shrine of Magic Gesture: 32 2000 Shrine2 (vs).png
Shrine of Magic Thought Shrine of Magic Thought: 32 3000 Shrine3 (vs).png
Sign Signs: 128 (all signs and ocean bottles) - Sign (vs).png
Sirens Sirens: 32 100 Sirens (vs).png
Spell Scroll artifact.gif Spell Scroll: Unlimited 500 - 1st lvl
2000 - 2nd lvl
3000 - 3rd lvl
4000 - 4th lvl
5000 - 5th lvl
Spell Scroll (vs).png
Stables Stables: Gives the visiting hero a bonus of +400 movement points per day for the rest of the week. Additinally, upgrades Cavaliers to Champions for free. Unlimited 200 Stables (vs).png
Star Axis Star Axis: Gives all visiting heroes +1 to power skill upon their first visit. 32 1500 Star Axis (vs).png
Subterranean Gate Subterranean Gate: Teleports hero to the nearest Subterranean Gate in the opposite Layer to the current one. Unlimited - Subterranean Gate (vs).png
Sulfur Dune Sulfur Dune: Produces +1 Sulfur per day for a player when flagged. Up to 7 stacks of units can be left inside of it. 144 (all mines and lighthouses) 3500 Sulfur Dune (vs).png
Swan Pond Swan Pond: Hero may choose to spend all remaining Movement points for the day in exchange for a one-time boost to luck and morale. Unlimited 100 Swan Pond (vs).png
Tavern Tavern: Unlimited 100 Tavern (vs).png
Temple Temple: Unlimited 100 Temple (vs).png
Town Town: 48 - Town (vs).png
Trading Post Trading Post: Enables visiting hero trade resources (similarly to Marketplace). Note: The trading post serves as a level 3 marketplace, meaning once you have 3 or more towns with marketplaces built, the trading post is no longer useful. Unlimited 100 Trading Post (vs).png
Treasure Chest Treasure Chest: A loot item which offers the hero an option between gold or a boost in experience. It will either offer 1000g/ 500exp, 1500g/ 1000exp, or 2000g/1500exp. Unlimited 1500 Treasure Chest (vs).png
Tree of Knowledge Tree of Knowledge: Once increases the visiting hero's experience level by +1 either for free, for 2000 Gold or for 10 Gem. 32 2500 Tree of Knowledge (vs).png
University University teaches visiting heroes four different secondary skills to basic level for 2000 Gold per skill. 32 2500 University (vs).png
Wagon Wagon may give first visiting hero 2–5 resources (except gold) or an artifact or it may be empty. 32 500 Wagon (vs).png
War Machine Factory War Machine Factory: Enables visiting hero to buy all three War Machines. Unlimited 1500 War Machine Factory (vs).png
Warrior's Tomb Warrior's Tomb: Gives the first visiting hero a random artifact and -3 to Morale until next battle. 32 6000 Warrior's Tomb (vs).png
Water Wheel.gif Water Wheel: Every week gives the first hero to visit +1000 Gold. First week of the month it gives only +500 Gold. 32 750 Water Wheel (vs).png
Watering Hole.gif Watering Hole: Gives the visiting heroes +400 movement points until the end of the day and +1 morale until next battle. Unlimited 500 Watering Hole (vs).png
Whirlpool.gif Whirlpool: Enables the hero traveling on a boat to instantly transfers to another randomly chosen whirlpool. The hero loses 50% of the weakest stack's creatures. Unlimited - Whirlpool (vs).png
Windmill Windmill: 32 2500 Windmill (vs).png
Witch Hut Witch Hut: Hero will immediately learn a random Secondary skill if a skill slot is available. The skill offered is static in the same game. Note: in the unofficial Horn of the Abyss expansion, heroes have a choice to not learn that skill. 32 1500 Witch Hut (vs).png

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