Nords: Heroes of the North

A villainous Ice Queen and her army of undead have brought an eternal winter upon the Nordic kingdom of Shingard. Only by combining the craft of Men, the strength of Orcs, and the magic of the Elves can the power of the Obelisks be harnessed to fend her off. As one of King Bjorn’s Lord Marshals, you’ll have to keep these three factions from fighting amongst themselves in your Stronghold. Train them for war and send them to battle against the Cold Legions, or your fiercest rivals!

Forge alliances with other players, fortify your Stronghold, collect Resources, and sign Blood Pacts to make sure your army comes out on top, and try to stop the zombies from turning your homeland into a giant walk-in meat freezer.

STRATEGY

Will you ally yourself with your neighboring Strongholds, or besiege them and steal their Resources? Which combination of orcish, elvish, viking and dragon Units will you send to engage your opponents, and how will you defend your own Stronghold? Which Clan will you side with? How you go about earning your glory is entirely up to you, Lord Marshal! Shingard awaits.

STRONGHOLDS

After the return of the Ice Queen, the various races had no choice but to come together and elect one (woefully underqualified) leader - King Bjorn. As one of his Lord Marshals, you are responsible for building and governing your very own Nordic Stronghold, complete with a motley population of elves, orcs, norsemen and dragons - none of whom are particularly fond of each other. To prosper in the hostile conditions of neverending winter, you'll need to produce Resources, construct buildings and fortifications, and train your own army within your Stronghold. Your neighbors will be doing the same thing - try to stay a step ahead of them, or be ready to fend off their raid attempts!

BLOOD PACTS

How can you stay on top of your rivals in a frozen wasteland? Knowledge is power, Lord Marshal. Sign Blood Pacts with various tribes of Orcs, Elves, Norsemen and Dragons to benefit from their wisdom and skills. Signing and upgrading Blood Pacts will enable you to recruit new Units, improve the training of your existing ones, and build new structures for trade and intelligence.

RESOURCES

There are three primary Resources in Nords that you'll need to survive - Fish, Mushrooms, and Fire Ale! These can all be found within your Stronghold, but you'll have to cultivate them by building Fisherman's Huts, Mushroom Patches and Breweries, and build Storehouses and Alehouses so nothing goes to waste. As your Stronghold grows, you might find you need even more supplies. You can accomplish this by constructing special buildings to boost production - or there's always the option of raiding and your rival Lord Marshals' Strongholds... just be sure your army is strong enough to emerge victorious!

CARVE YOUR NAME IN THE HISTORY OF SHINGARD!