In the early days of Kirunia there were many quarrels and disagreements between the different Gods. They only had one thing in common, all of them considered himself or herself to be the most powerful of all Gods. Everybody knows that a God is immortal, and therefore they could not fight each other to find out who is the strongest.
So, the Gods decided to create a Chess Game where their individual ranking would be decided each year. All of the Gods had similar resources and they all constructed an intelligent race to represent them in the Chess Game. When they were all finished it looked like this:
God of Air - Humans
God of Heat - Azracs
God of Cold - Frostlings
God of Water - Lizards
God of Life - Elves
God of Earth - Dwarves
Godess of the Day - Halflings
God of Light - Highmen
Godess of Dark - Dark elves
God of the Night - Goblins
God of Fire - Orcs
God of Death - Undead
Then they created an artificial World that they called The Divine Chess Board. Once a year each God chooses a Champion to fight for him or her and thereby decide the ranking of that particular God for a whole year. The winning God will have most influence over the happenings in Kirunia during this year. The Champion that gets killed first will have made their God the least influential this year.
This year you have been chosen to represent one of the Gods in this battle. You have been promised eternal life in the Hall of Heroes if you win, and you figured that saying no to a God would probably not be a wise move. Determined to destroy the others you start gathering your forces and begin your campaign.
Editor's Notes: A small map with all twelve races. There are lots of heroes and items to discover, and you will probably have a hard time fighting off your enemies, since they all start with the same possibilities as yourself. The map is ideal for multiplayer games, since it has been created to be as balanced as possible. Good luck, and may the Gods smile at you!
This is a fine map and well worth the effort if you can get enough people to play. The map design, the terrain, and the story are all quite good. With enough people playing the balance and playability are fine as well. However if you have less than four people playing at a time the map breaks down. The Ai controlled races never seem to get on track.
Roger the Rampant
Posted on 08/07/03 @ 12:00 AM
Forum members have voted this the best AoW1 multi-player map in the Age of Wonders Heaven 2003 Mapmaking Competition.
Posted on 01/26/05 @ 12:00 AM
Very good maps do not need much of a story. All in all A map that is fun to play, is finished in not so many turns, and never gets boring. Great !