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AC2 - Shadowmane Chapter 1

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Arctic Wolf
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Ruleset: TS Standard Rules
Map Size: Medium
Playable Races: One
Surface Levels: 2
Difficulty: Hard
Shadowmane Spirit Walker - Chapter 1
(An Arctic Wolf Mini Campaign)

From the Journals of Grezel

My name is Shadowmane. I know, that is a strange name. But then I am not what you would call....usual. I stand the usual height for my race, and I am of normal weight...but my heart is most unusual! Here at the Northern Retreat, which was established by Gabriel of the Highmen, they still call me Grezel, the name my parents gave me. But in my heart I am Shadowmane. Not because of my dark hair, for my hair is golden not dark. I am Shadowmane because of my dreams...

In my dreams I am called Shadowmane. Shadowmane Spirit Walker!

My dreams are most unusual. I dream that I lead a great army into a great battle. I dream that the very world rests upon the decisions I make. I dream that my heart determines the entire fate of those whom I lead.....

My family fled the Valley of Wonders, soon after Joseph the Terrible began his reign. Joseph, whose Grandfather slew Inioch, rules the Valley with an Iron Fist. Here at Gabriel's North Retreat we have settled, and I study with Michael, Gabriel's Son. Michael is also unusual, and I feel a kinship with him. Each of us is stranded by the circumstance of the times. Each of us orphaned except that our families are still with us. With us, but without us, as we each have a father who prepares for war, and a mother whom we do not know.

I feel close to Michael, and I'm sure he feels close to me. It is to Michael that I can confide my dreams. Gabriel, his father, has warned me that I read too much into my dreams, but wise as Gabriel is, I know he is wrong! Still, he is my teacher, and he is the father of Michael. I shall respect Gabriel, and argue not about my dreams. Michael listens when I speak of my dreams. But now Michael is gone. He has joined his father in the south, to gather what news they can of Meandor's marching Armies. Unaware that my heart breaks, Michael is gone.

Author's Note
A Mini Campaign Challenge

This is a mini Campaign representing the first Chapter in the 'Shadowmane Spiritwalker - Campaign'. I have constructed this chapter for early release as a challenge Campaign to solicit feedback from the forum in preparation for the final release. I shall release a new chapter each month for the next six months if all goes well.

You may customize your leader to any race of your choice but she must be female. You may not use regeneration, domination, or add more than any attack or defense points to your intial stats. Additionally you may not increase your attack or defense more than one point on each map played. (Making uberheroes early really takes the challenge out of the maps.)

Have fun!!

Now the Point system:

The Points system is relatively easy. Take as few turns as possible on the last map. For each item recovered and carried by one of your heroes you may reduce your time by one day. Items carried forward from previous maps count but items left behind do not. Additionally, for every map flaw found and brought to my attention you may subtract one day from your total. Possible map flaws are faulty transporters, crypts or jails that appear as pre-explored, spelling and grammerical errors in the journals et cetera.

I'm not sure but it may be possible to reduce your score below 0 days on the last map.

Have fun!!

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Map Design4.0
A good start on a campaign. Third scene is a little weak wiht the rush across map to key city. I had played these ShawdoneMane maps before as single maps. I like the campaign adoption.

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