A high council of peace was established by the Elves and Highmen after many years of battle and bloodshed to maintain order and allow other races to have a chance to freely live their lives as long as they respected the rights of the others and leave them alone. A dispute occurred when the Orcs were caught looting and plundering on elven land and they told the high council all they were doing was collecting rations for the poor (yeah, right). When the Orcs were warned never to do this again, their leader declared war against the high council and sided with a secret dark elf underground movement called "The Crimson Shadow" whose purpose was to overthrow the existing society and replace it with their own. This is a 2 player head to head or single player map where you have a choice of the Elves or the Orcs. Each side has a computer controlled alliance (Highmen and Dark Elves). Be sure "allied victory" is set for this one.