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Reveal The Mystery of a Fortress! Win Sapphires!

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Lord Oberon
1 February, 2016, 10:21 AM UTC

As the Lords and Ladies of Darkshine are driving the Darkness back and beginning to reclaim the lands once occupied by Eir, Oberon stumbled upon the well-preserved ruins of a giant legendary fortress. Within, he found old scrolls bearing the design secrets of that fortress.

How can this discovery benefit the Leagues of Darkshine? 

The author of the most creative story of how these scrolls may help change the face of Darkshine and benefit your League will receive 2,000 Sapphires!

Important: Post your coordinates in your reply!

Oberon, Heir of Veyon, Scion of the Firstborn, Lord Regent of Stormfall
UTC +2:00
1 February, 2016, 2:47 PM UTC

The scrolls included a slide design for the catacombs that would allow returning units to quickly slide to the catacombs automatically with no need for their lords order or for any other effort after a long day of battle

this will help the units go to sleep quickly and safely after battle in the catacombs and lords wont have to wait till their units come back to hide them as a lord i know that will help me to sleep as well

edit: coordinates -1784 , 2185 

I'am me and that is what i care about :)
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Lord Oberon
1 February, 2016, 3:28 PM UTC
Very interesting, lord Exxxe.
Oberon, Heir of Veyon, Scion of the Firstborn, Lord Regent of Stormfall
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1 February, 2016, 5:32 PM UTC


i did let my imagination go wild 
I'am me and that is what i care about :)
UTC +3:00
1 February, 2016, 6:44 PM UTC

The scrolls hold the details, design and maps of 3 doors, 

Each door can earn glory for one who opens it, the design is so intriguing that as one doors opens the other 2 will get locked. The owner of scrolls has to decide which doors he/she wishes to open  

The 1st doors holds: Holds secret of gaining unlimited Gold, Iron and Food;

The 2nd second door: Holds key to summoning selected Dark units few times;

The 3rd door : Holds the divine scroll of tele-porting where resources, units, scrolls of other world (other server) can be tele-ported for few times.

with different lords choosing different doors the game play will really get exciting. 


Balck Death 

Darkshine (X-385, Y2245)

Untamed Lands (X-195,y-319)

UTC +5:00
1 February, 2016, 8:35 PM UTC

Sagonigi, the great blue secret, hides far more than simple "scrolls", it shows the way to success. Below the three barns allowed, are the "cellar" storage, where double the amounts of food may be kept. It shows that though, yes, you may only raid a castle once a week, you are not limited

in raiding other castles. It shows, new scrolls may come to your House of Scrolls, scrolls that once they reach level 20, will release a new troop you can buy, the sling throwers, the drummers, the pipers, and flagbearers, for infantry. The squires, shield bearers, arms bearer, and Smithy, for Calvery. The Enchantress, the Sprite, the Fairy, and the Ogre, for Mages Council. Such secrets hidden for so many ages, by the Gods, for safe keeping could mean new life for the lands, and peoples of Stormfall. So very much more, yet to be opened, yet to be read.....needing only those who care, to hear, to try....what wonders yet await....

Dekanogi Ulogilv AOC  x : 826  y : -1610

Dekanogi Ulogilv
UTC +0:00
2 February, 2016, 8:04 AM UTC

The castle designed as such any spell or ranged attack from outside will have no effect on the castle and its denizens. Troops stationed there will free from hunger and raises their morale, makes them more effective in battle to come. And with one command from the one in charge, they shall move.

All thanks to a magical generator, fueled by fairy dust, in the basement.

1401; -825

Fighter Sifr of Fellowship
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Lord Oberon
3 February, 2016, 8:58 AM UTC

Very good stories so far!

Next week the mystery will be revealed 
Oberon, Heir of Veyon, Scion of the Firstborn, Lord Regent of Stormfall
UTC +2:00
3 February, 2016, 4:15 PM UTC

the scrolls reveal the plans for a new fortress , whitch will provide a defense rating of 1500. The cost of this monumental fortress will be 6000 sapphires but many lords will demolish their castles to build this one

41  -14 Untamed Lands
UTC +0:00
4 February, 2016, 1:15 AM UTC

As the darkness started to take over the lands and Balur took hold, the scrolls were lost into the oblivion. Recently Oberon came to an agreement with Balur to restore the scrolls in an attempt to help bring the strength back to Eir and help restore faith in the citizens. The scrolls contained vital information on how to make Eldritch undead dragons, these dragons are feared throughout the lands however, that is not the only purpose of them. Even with the scroll reclaimed, Eir alerted Oberon that another vital feature is missing from being able to use them. They needed to locate the sacred ground on which the dragons can secure the fortresses. Oberon has made a call to action for all citizens to participate in the next battleground tournament and push Balur back far enough that Oberon can call upon the Eldritch undead dragons to help the leagues rebuild the fortresses which once were lost. It is not yet known what benefits these units will provide to leagues and lords directly, however it is predicted that they have incredible influence over the lands and the ability to inspire troops to make them more effective in combat. 

May Eir's strength grow back and aid everyone in battle!

E 'n la sua volontade è nostra pace
UTC +10:00
7 February, 2016, 10:27 AM UTC

- So you came here for answers, Lord Oberon. Let me tell you now, it won’t be cheap to decipher these parchments and there’s no place to negotiate.

Lord Oberon looks at the fortune teller and throws a bag of sapphires on the oak table.

- Very well, my Lord. Take a seat, drink my good wine. You won’t be disappointed. 

She exhales slowly as part of the ritual. A warm breeze rushes through the tent, murdering candle lights with a soft blow. Her eyes are still closed, her arms are like the waves of the Northern Sea; dancing, enticing the Lord’s attention. The oak table shakes for a second when her crystal orb flashes bright like Eir’s light. She is in a trans now, whispering words toward Lord Oberon…

- I see how the coal burns with steel in the fire. Weapons are made, soldiers are born overnight, no one questions the Sire. Nations gather under one flag, afraid, full of hope and have just one desire; live on their own land and send the Balur, Bringer of Doom, to eternal exile. But, dreams are broken and split into halves as Balaur’s hordes bash through the weary guards. Humans fall. Wishes and hopes are no more. I see the war.

The fortress you found, you know it well. It was built by the ancient race we know as the Renegade. You were looking for this place hoping you’d find it first. The knowledge it hides terrifies you, but is quenching your undying thirst for power. The Renegade knew mankind was to fail, so they summoned a fortress from nothing but arcane magic. They concealed the place and started to document everything about their mystical knowledge, in a hope, that one day, Balur will perish at the walls of their fortress design... 

By the time the documentation was finished the war had surged back and forth around the world of Stormfall, and it was obvious that Balur had no intention of leaving anyone alive. The Renegade was old and tired, exhausted by the years of working. I can feel it, like I was there… They lived within the walls and only legends knew they were ever there.

She picks up the parchments and murmurs the language of the ancient race while Lord Oberon fixates on the events. 

- There, my Lord. The parchments talk in our common tongue now. Be careful who you show these. 

With her last words she slips out of the trans screeching as the magic escapes her body, violently. 


Level 6 Fortification

The Immortal Pact: by upgrading this lost art, your placeable castle guards gain additional defensive bonus

The Secret Tunnel: by upgrading this lost art, your offensive troops gain percentage against the enemy castle’s intelligence bonus. Offensive troops may stay completely hidden until they collide with the walls of the target fortress.

The Tower of Vengeance: after discovery you can build an upgradeable tower within your castle walls, much like you’d upgrade the Altar of Weor. The tower will absorb and reflect some of the damage taken during an incoming raid. FBs don’t apply. After each attack the tower is subject to downgrade. 

- 965; -1259

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7 February, 2016, 3:14 PM UTC

A quick look through the pile of parchment showed page after page of technical drawings. Unfortunately all the writing was in an ancient language Oberon could not decipher. He consulted with his most trusted sages, and after several weeks of puzzling over the plans the Master Sage approached him with a rough translation.

Excitement made the old sages voice crack as he told Oberon that the problems translating arose because it was written in the language of the old Imperial Court. There were very few surviving examples of the written form of this language. This one pile of parchment and plans more than doubled the samples to study and scholars would be debating for years the exact meaning of all the new information they had. If my Lord Oberon looked here on this page he could see this entire paragraph used an indeterminate verb tense, and over here the formal sentence structure was very different depending on whether...... Oberon listened patiently while the sage explained the details that made the translation so rough. 

What the scholars did figure out was that the ancient fortress was built by the Empire to guard the first Beacon and the documents Oberon found contained enough information so fortresses could be built around other beacons. As Oberon thought about this he smiled. 

This meant beacons could be better defended against attacks on them. The fortress was large and expensive, probably costing as much as a beacon upgrade, but would allow the league troops defending it as much additional protection as a beacon upgrade. Obviously this would make Balur's attacks on beacons less effective, strengthening the realm.

Oberon was also certain that any league that resurrected such an impressive monument from the ancient empire could attract imperial troops more easily and at a modest discount.

The Dark Plains

Apple Orchard (x:-1544; y: 2185)

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Lady Nerium KT-S2
15 February, 2016, 9:43 PM UTC

The mysterious scrolls Oberon had discovered were brought back to the Templar Keep, and studied frantically by the Order's scribes. Eir had been a master of his art, and he had protected his designs by encoding them using an encryption never before broken. The scribes worked night and day, knowing that their efforts could save many if they succeeded and delay could be disastrous, for there were many who would kill to gain the precious scraps of parchment. Time was of the essence, so eventually they brought in others to help...

It was the Alchemists who finally broke the code. They noticed extra symbols along the edge of the scrolls, mere scratching's to the scribes, but to their skilled minds they provided the needed clue! They were formula's, mixes of chemicals and minerals that separately were meaningless, but when combined in the correct order, gave the key to translate the rest of the writings.

The scrolls contained a formula for a special mystical compound that when applied to weapons, increased the damage it would deliver tremendously! Applied to armor, it doubled the resistance to damage. Troops who bathed in an elixir made from the compound moved faster, and could carry more provisions. 

The scrolls also detailed where the most important part of the compound could be found, hidden in abandoned Castles and under our enemies very feet, waiting to be discovered - soulstones! 

Lady Nerium

Unclaimed Lands

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I think, therefore I game.
UTC +5:00
16 February, 2016, 6:13 PM UTC


may i ask when this contest going to end ? i am asking because i hope i will win 
I'am me and that is what i care about :)
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17 February, 2016, 6:23 AM UTC
exxxe said:


may i ask when this contest going to end ? i am asking because i hope i will win 
At least you were honest about it :P Most contests end on the Friday of the next week, so 2 more days roughly... However as no official date is made it could stick around over the weekend but I believe that to be less likely
E 'n la sua volontade è nostra pace
UTC +10:00
17 February, 2016, 9:22 AM UTC

The Mystery of a Fortress  issssssss.... Sapphires!  

if i win can upgrade and take tomes !!

The truth hurts
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17 February, 2016, 10:45 PM UTC
Mehnslayer said:

Most contests end on the Friday of the next week
This is really good one.
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18 February, 2016, 6:52 AM UTC
Drogar61 said:

Mehnslayer said:

Most contests end on the Friday of the next week
This is really good one.
Did I say something wrong?
E 'n la sua volontade è nostra pace
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cat in the hat
18 February, 2016, 8:14 AM UTC

This Lord knew how dark the Leagues of the Darkshrine were. After this discovery of the lost scrolls only one could know the power it would make and those who seek it, would take advantage of it. The sooner of the discovery would make it a matter of time to gain control. This would make the rest of the Leagues of the Darkshine fear, there would be no hope. It would take time but the Leagues of the Darkshine would see it darkest hour, one never seen before. One that would make the discovery of the scrolls to powerful for anyone who didn't see it coming. For this is what it has come to.

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Lord Oberon
19 February, 2016, 2:51 PM UTC

It's time to announce the winners!




You submitted wonderful stories and for that each of you receives 2000 Sapphires. 

We are grateful to everyone who took part in the contest! Follow this section of this forum for future contests.

Oberon, Heir of Veyon, Scion of the Firstborn, Lord Regent of Stormfall
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