Lords and Ladies of Stormfall!
New sites can now be found all over the map of Darkshine - Hamlets!
Hamlets are small villages that craftsmen, farmers and miners call home. These hardworking citizens are gifted at their art, and bear many Resources, but seek the protection of powerful Castles against the wrath of Balur. They are read to offer some of their goods to you as tribute – so long as you can hold the Hamlet for your own, and fend off rival Lords and Ladies.
Unlike with Settlements, the number of Resources you can gather from a Hamlet depends on the overall carrying capacity of the Defensive Units you have stationed at the site.
You will need BOTH Offensive and Defensive Units to Capture a Hamlet, but the Defensive Units will NOT engage in the battle. All surviving Offensive Units will be automatically returned to your Catacombs. If you successfully “capture” the Hamlet, the Defensive Units you sent will begin gathering the Resources available there from the inhabitants, and loading their Ox Carts. The number of Resources that they can bring back to your Castle depends on their collective carrying capacity and the Resource type (Sapphires are heavier than Food, for example). Therefore, the more Units you have at the site, and the higher their carrying capacity, the more Resources you stand to gain!
If your Units are defeated at a Hamlet, and an enemy takes control of it, any surviving Units will return to your Castle with the Resources they were able to collect before the attack.
You will be able to oversee Hamlets under your control in the “Hamlets” tab at the Keep.
By Attacking or Capturing Hamlets, you can gain free Resources, Sapphires, Experience Points, Tournament Points, and/or Points for the Rankings!
Take note of the following:
-You must have built the Eagle’s Nest in your Castle in order to sight Hamlets.
-You must have a Hall of Shadows in your Castle in order to dispatch Spies to Hamlets.
-You must have built an Altar of Mara in your Castle in order to collect Amulets from Craftsman’s Hamlets.
-You can only send Reinforcements to Hamlets that you currently hold.
-If you send Offensive and Defensive forces to Attack (not Capture) a Hamlet, all Units will participate in the attack. It is therefore not recommended to send Defensive forces on Attack missions.
-Initially, you can hold a maximum of 3 Hamlets at a time, as indicated by the number of Ox Carts you possess. To increase the number of Hamlets you can hold, visit the Rune Tree and upgrade "Maximum Settlements and Hamlets" to Level 30.
-You cannot send League Attacks to a Hamlet.
May Eir bring you fortune!