Fifth scenario of the Unholy Alliance campaign.
The presence of the Necromancers in Erathia is much stronger than you first anticipated. It's apparent you can't win this battle alone, so you seek help. Your choice of an ally was obvious, but Crag Hack wasn't easy to find. It took even longer to convince him that these "spell casters" had to be stopped. In the end, it was Crag Hack's unquenchable desire to smash undead that convinced him.
Yog : We two Barbarians were glad to have found each other in this land of strangers. Both of us are following the trail of the Necromancers, but I am shocked that their actions seem to have gone unnoticed by Erathian leaders. Crag was not interested in investigating my concern further until I mentioned his glorious battle. That always works with Barbarians like him.
Yog and Crag Hack must defeat the Necromancers to win the scenario. However, if either hero is defeated in combat, the scenario is lost. Yog and Crag Hack are limited to level 33 but will carry their experience, skills and spells on to their next scenario.
|Day 1 - Computer Stuff for first day (every 14 days)|
|Day 1 - Intro|
|It took me a little while to find Crag Hack and convince him to join up with me. Now he is very enthusiastic about kicking some serious necromancer butt. While we camped, he told me the story about how a Wizard named Sandro tricked him into giving up four artifacts without getting paid. I have never heard of this Wizard but will keep an eye for anyone fitting his description.|
|Day 7 - Shortly after|
|Shortly after you and Crag Hack joined up, you came across a section of Erathia completely taken over by the undead. Being the bloodthirsty barbarian that Crag is, he wanted to go rush in and take on all the Necromancers by himself. Convincing him to stay and build up an army was a lot easier than you thought. All you had to do was mention that if he built an army he could roll over all the undead in this area in a matter of weeks. Finally he nodded in agreement. At least his skull isn't completely empty, you say to yourself as he leaves the room.|
|Day 12 - Scouts|
|The cities are coming along nicely. It's going slower than you would like, but for some reason you have a nagging suspicion you are in for a lot of trouble. Not liking this feeling, you send out some scouts to take a look at the area around you. Hopefully they will bring back some intelligence on the enemy.|
|(13, 5, 0) Stronghold: Day 17 - More Creatures|
|(54, 5, 0) Stronghold: Day 17 - Creatures|
|Recruits have come in and are willing to fight for you.|
|Day 20 - Strong Forces|
|Looking down at the scout's report, you realize the Necromancer forces are a lot stronger than you originally thought. Not only will they come at me from all sides, we are outnumbered three to one! I must let Crag Hack know about this immediately!|
|Day 25 - Crag's Reply|
|Laughing to yourself, you come to the realization you were crazy to even think about joining forces with that... that... that Barbarian. Crag's reply had come just a short while ago. Here is what it said: "We build, we crush. Fear not the smelly ones." Well the message was blunt, if anything. Realizing this Barbarian will probably rush off into battle half prepared, you bark orders to speed up the preparations.|
|Day 29 - Meeting|
|Well, I am almost ready. I think it's about time to set up a meeting with Crag Hack to discuss an attack plan. Sending for a messenger, you quickly write a letter asking for a meeting within the next few weeks.|
|Day 33 - History|
|Crag Hack showed up today, and he was eager to discuss exactly how we were going to crush the Necromancers. He had practice in this before, explaining how he killed lots of Necromancers for some artifacts. Those artifacts were supposed to be his ticket to gold, land and women. But it never happened because Sandro cheated him out of the whole deal. Now he just wants to kill stuff to relieve stress. I laid out my plans, explaining that the longer he waited in some instances, the more necromancers he got to crush. He seemed to agree with the idea, but I wasn't too convinced when he left.|
|Day 39 - Two Rangers|
|Something promising reached your ears last night while you prepared for sleep. It seems you and Crag Hack are not the only ones fighting these Necromancers. A Ranger and a Druid, Gelu and Gem, are also fending off the forces of undead, but they are working within the borders of AvLee. You had not realized the Necromancer's influence reached so far. Quickly, you pen a letter explaining your situation and send it off to them, hoping they will meet with you at a later date.|
|Day 46 - Gem and Gelu|
|A messenger arrived shortly ago informing me that Gem and Gelu want to meet in Bragden, which is in the Northwestern area of Deyja. "Well," you think to yourself, "as soon as we get done here we will be on our way."|
|27, 21, 0||Just as the sun hits its peak, you notice a glint in the side of the road. Not knowing what it is, you halt your army and send someone to check it out. The Goblin returns a few minutes later with a sword and a piece of parchment. One look at the sword tells you it's worthless, so you tell the goblin to keep it. But the parchment was different. Opening the parchment, you find that it's a note telling about buried treasures that were hidden somewhere around here. In the bottom corner of the note you see a small map. Getting your bearings, you notice that the treasures are in the valley not too far south of here.|
|27, 27, 0||After several hours of searching you finally found the spot where the map indicated buried treasure. Not wanting to do the labor yourself, you order some of your men to do it for you. Several minutes later you are graciously rewarded.|
|27, 29, 0||Pointing to the spot where your men are to start digging, you begin to wonder why anyone would want to bury this much gold. Not being able to come up with a good excuse why you shouldn't take the gold, you place it in your saddlebags and order your army to begin marching again.|
|28, 31, 0||You look at the ground, then at your map. This was definitely the hardest one to find. Making up your mind that this is the spot where the treasure should be, you order your men to dig up the last of the buried treasure.|
|47, 2, 0||As you cross the rugged terrain you come across a man lying on the side of the pass with a big gash in his side. When he sees you standing there he waves you over. Before you can get too close, though, he points to the east and says in a hoarse whisper, "My gold... taken... lots of Orcs... hurry."|
|47, 48, 0||SYou had sent out two scouts to check out the town's fortifications. Only one returned, but he had more than just information on the fortifications. He had an interesting conversation memorized.
"This is getting ridiculous. Finneas Vilmar will be absolutely raging when he hears of our losses. Our orders were simple: come here and build an army. We can't even do that! I am going to take that Barbarian's head and use it as a paper weight... once I catch him, that is." said the Necromancer.|
" They haven't won yet, do not fear," the soldier replied.
"I AM NOT AFRAID! Do you hear me? Nothing in this world scares me!"
"Now go get me the heads of those filthy barbarians! NOW!"
"That's when their conversation ended, sir."
Noting this, you decide that once these necromancers are gone, you would pay this Finneas Vilmar a visit.
|6, 19, 0||Necropolis|
|12, 56, 0||Necropolis|
|13, 5, 0||Stronghold|
|47, 46, 0||Necropolis|
|52, 69, 0||Necropolis|
|54, 5, 0||Stronghold|
|68, 10, 0||Necropolis|
|69, 67, 0||Necropolis|
|11, 57, 0||Charna the Death Knight|
|13, 6, 0||Yog the Barbarian|
|47, 47, 0||Clavius the Death Knight|
|52, 70, 0||Nimbus the Necromancer|
|54, 6, 0||Crag Hack the Barbarian|
|69, 68, 0||Moandor the Death Knight|
|55, 0, 0||Orc Chieftain||We have been collecting this gold for years! You will not take it from us!|
|56, 0, 0||Gold||As you wipe the blood from your blade, you contemplate what a good fight that was. Well, since the Orcs won't be needing this gold anymore, you decide take it.|
|36, 1, 0 - Seer's Hut|
|32, 45, 0 - Seer's Hut|
|5, 50, 0 - Seer's Hut|