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Chasing the Dawn

Submitted by Elf_Lord
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The voice whispered: "Come to me."

Considering that I have never seen a Scarlet Crusade campaign done before (at least not a finished one), I thought I might give it a shot, give back something to this community I've been a part of longer than I like to think about. I have done my best to keep the campaign as canon as possible, but as it turns out keeping it completely canon makes for a rather boring campaign, so I have taken some liberties, mostly regarding locations. The narration you will hear in the campaign comes straight from Abbendis's diary in World of Warcraft... almost.

(For anyone who's interested: The Diary of High General Abbendis)

Again, I have had to make some changes, especially early on, to condense some of the more boring parts and to expand its scope in some areas so I could make more missions out of it (originally, I would only have been able to make two or three missions in Lordaeron; the plan is five at the moment). I am aware that the file will probably be enormous, and once everything's finalized, I will try to create a lighter version for those of you who do not want to deal with this campaign's monstrous size, but for now it's better for me to work in the full version.

My screenshots are all outdated at the moment. Once I have time to do a full playthrough where I'm not starting and stopping to troubleshoot I will post a set. In the meantime, the old screenshots can be found on the Chasing the Dawn campaign thread, and I have videos in Related Media that show some aspects of gameplay.

Latest Patch: 1.04 (Patch notes found on this document)
Chasing the Dawn Patch Notes


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Story

The kingdom of Lordaeron is in ruins. The Undead Scourge, with the former Prince Arthas at its head, has slaughtered every man, woman,
and child in their path on their quest for domination, and now the Forsaken, Sylvanas Windrunner's pet army, have risen out of the ashes
of the Tirisfal Glades. The plague has corrupted even the mightiest of heroes, the most noble of souls; death is everywhere. But one
small bastion of hope remains: the Scarlet Crusade. Considered fanatics by most, the Crusade has devoted itself to cleansing the wretched
undead from their homeland and restoring Lordaeron to its former glory. General Brigitte Abbendis, one of the Crusade's most fervent
paladins, has long lead the elite Crimson Legion at the forefront of this battle, but the Holy Light has begun to whisper to her in her
dreams, calling her north to confront the Lich King himself. So as the shadow of the Scourge once again falls over Lordaeron, Abbendis
must ready herself to leave everything she has known behind, to lead the most faithful to their true destiny and to chase the dawn deep
into the icy heart of Northrend...


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Features

Full (partially) canon storyline
Three unique, original techtrees - Scarlet Crusade, Forsaken, and Vrykul
Updated Alliance, Horde, and Scourge techtrees
Fully voice-acted
Unique unit/ability customization
• Retains progress through updates (not sure if this is a pet peeve for anyone else in campaigns)




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Credits

Elf_Lord: Creator

Nowow: AI Developer/Consultation

Original Voice Acting (in order of appearance):
Katrien Van Riel: Brigitte Abbendis
Elf_Lord: Dreadguard - Scarlet Courier - Herod
Ethan Guthrie: Renault Mograine - Galvar Pureblood
Alex Riggs: Sally Whitemane - Velonara
Rene Gonzalez: Valroth
Jakob Walsh: Landgren
Meredith Denney: Areiel

Graphics and Music:
Blizzard Entertainment: Music/Sound Effects (WoW) - Region Maps (WoW) - Ability Icons (WoW) - Beta Lumbermill,
War-Golum: Blightwalker Aura,
Kitabatake: Mansion Walls & Gate - Ballista (Scorpion),
Korija2029: Black Garden (Wraithforge),
Sellenisko: Draenei Huntress (Exarch) - Val'kyr - Undead Vrykul (Vargul) - Dragon's Reach - Vrykul House - Vrykul Units,
67chrome: Lieutenant Commander (Paladin) - Draenei Huntress (Exarch) - Sylvanas Windrunner - Scarlet Crusader (Soldier/Huntsman) - Returned - Thrust,
skrab: Joan of Arc (Abbendis Portrait),
Blood Raven: Liberator Sword, Scarlet Archbishop (Street), Scarlet Crusader (Jordan)
Sunchips: Lordaeron Crest Shield,
Gottfrei: Plague Doctor (Apothecary),
Ujimasa Hojo: Forsaken Footman (Baelric) - Ujimasa Hojo: Forsaken Structures - Forsaken Peasant,
Mr.Goblin: Poison Potion - Lordaeron Crest Floor/Stairs,
Champara Bros: Judgment - Divine Storm - Penance - Dark Execution,
MassiveMaster: Stable,
skrab: Barracks (Armory) - Garrison (Garrison),
Mike: Chapel (Consecrated Chapel) - Siege Workshop (War Mill) - Pier - Scorpion Ballista,
CloudWolf: Gilneas structures - Sir Valiant (Barean) - Scarlet Crusader (Myrmidon/Ranger) - Alliance/Horde Banners - Sylvanas (Ymirjar Hunter),
Graber: Depot (Storehouse),
Ket: WCII Church (Chapel),
JetFangInferno: Holy Aurora (Consecration) - Black Cloud (Transcendence) - Light Strike Array (Final Vindication) - Soul Armor,
takakenji: Team Color Cathedral (Library) - Ogre Arena (Battle Pit),
Caged_Angelic: Abbendis Art,
Gabriel: Whitemane Art,
Tranquil: Holy Smite - Window & Window Rays, Royal Captain (Jordan)
paladinjst: Silverhand Paladin (Galvar),
Direfury: Arcanist Hero (Whitemane), Death Knight (Thassarian), Proudmoore (Shely)
JesusHipster: Divine Barrier,
ILH: Holy Awakening (Resurrection),
Direfury: Blood Mage (Inquisitor) - Court Mage,
Mephestrial: Mounted Swordsman (Cavalryman) - Gnoll Elemental Grove (Altar of Runes),
Hayate: Gryphon Knight (Wind Lancer),
Nichita_00: Peasant (Stonemason),
Wandering Soul: Crossbow Footman (Ranger),
AhhFreshWeeD: Black Legion Priest (Raven Priest),
Justicebringer: Holy Paladin,
GooS: Armor Upgrades (Crusade),
Elenai: Sword Upgrades (Crusade),
CRAZYRUSSIAN: Black Book (Raven Priest Training) - Red Book - Hand Break - CRPaladin - Apothecary Icon,
lelyanra: Defensive - Fly Claw,
Big Dub: Eyes (Shadowform),
Ginufe: Fire Destruction,
PeeKay: Fire-Horned Helmet (Herod's Helm) - Holy Fist - Holy Regeneration - Inner Fire - Pray - Sphere of Divine - Wing Protection - Abyss Knight (Koltira Deathweaver),
4eNNightmare: Fire Sorrow,
Dalharukn: Heal Cannon,
CreatorD3292: Holy,
cyprigen: Orc Sorcerer,
zbc: Holy Maul,
The_Silent: Howl of Terror,
JollyD: Lion Shield of Courage,
stonneash: Necropedia,
Heinvers: Power Fist,
KelThuzad: Shackle - Cold of the Damned (Dread),
NFWar: Warrior's Blessing,
l0w_kwaliti: Lich King,
Hawkwing: Darion,
MatiS: Nerubian Vizier,
Sin'dorei300: Dragonmaw Banner - Dark Soldier - Crusader Icon - Val'kyr Icon - Ragnar Icon,
xXm0RpH3usXx: Church and Library Doodad Pack,
LordT: Footman Corpse,
MassiveMaster: Fortification Walls,
dansaDisco: Undead Banner,
-=Emergenzy=-: Campaign Walls,
SkriK: Lordaeron Signet,
Ampharos_222: Assailant Spire (Proto-Drake Spire),
Freddyk: Dark Soldier,
TheReaper: Undead Footman,
AndrewOverload519: Forsaken Archer,
Cavman: Dreadguard - Skeletal Peasant,
Edge45: Forsaken Catapult,
Rao Dao Zao: Tosc (Plague Beast),
AnemicRoyalty: Tosc (Plague Beast) - Grand Apothecary,
UgoUgo: Toxic Field,
Tirlititi: Soul Basin,
Power: Dark Harvest,
Marcos DAB: Critical Strike,
Apheraz Lucent: Knight of the Ebon Blade (Darion),
chilla_killa: Argent Banner,
I3lackDeath: Frostmourne,
Stefan.K: Tirion Fordring - Rodrick
~Nightmare: Stop (Aura),
Kuhneghetz: Death Knight on Foot (Koltira Deathweaver) - Barbarian,
JollyD: Horror Soul (Whisper),
Godslayer: Alternate Sacrifice,
Hans Zimmer: Hold the Ice (The Fall of New Avalon),
-Grendel: Diseased One (Sapper),
Fuzzyfury: Geist,
Paladon: Jump Spell,
Tauer: Blackhand, Anduin Lothar
BLazeKraze: Blackhand Icon - Sylvanas Icon (Alt),
PROXY: Crusader,
kangyun: Priestess of the Moon (Lynore) - Phantom Blade, Saidan Dathrohan (Mograine),
zbc: Stoned Ring, Shield Bash
Deathclaw24: Arrow Storm,
ikillforeyou: War Zeppelin,
Daenar7: Runic Skins,
skymarshall: Goblin Tower,
Mephestrial: Gilneas Gunship,
WILL THE ALMIGHTY: Ground Explosion
xXm0RpH3usXx: Pavement
Illidan(Evil)X: Replaceable Banner
Really Slow Motion: Scarlet Victory Theme
Peacegetter: Argent Footman
Dmitry Rommel, Xaran Alamas, Defender of the Crown (Abbendis)
Mr.Goblin: Juggernaught
HerrDave: Questioner (LeCraft) - Man of God (Landgren)
Serbianbeast: Wooden Elevator
L_Lawliet: Dungeon Cliff
LongbowMan/Blizzard: Chapel Banner
stein123/HoS: Scarlet Ram - Scourge Necromancer


This list is still incomplete, as I am only a third of the way through the campaign (though I have tried to anticipate). If I forgot to mention someone (which I may have, since several of my models I borrowed from an earlier project), please let me know and I will update the list.


Related Media

Part I Trailer

Musings of the High General

Previews
Contents

Chasing the Dawn (Campaign)

Reviews
Rufus
Approved. Awesome voice acting, awesome opening cinematic. A well made continuation of the original wc3 campaigns. If you want a more elaborated review, try joining the Grand Review Exchange.
  1. I love war III

    I love war III

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    tks you so much!!!!!
     
  2. skykenny222

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    Amazing campaign and favorite one to date, one thing id love is being able to use Hotkeys for both Divine Storm + Crusader Strike but both of em go to E if you have both, making you have to click one of em.

    Any chance hotkeys were based on the position of the skill ?

    Other than that, amazing work. I have already beaten it 7 times due to me not having internet for a week and nothing else to play haha.
     
  3. Joinma

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    The best fight in this campaign must be a fight between authors versus bugs and random things :D
    Many things were fixed. The battle must be difficult but you managed to do it.
    There are still bugs left at the moment but will you fight for another day? :p

    Speaking of Red Queen Chapter, I could not find a key and red mage hero turned no-model + she kept attacking my army. Since I could not attack her, I needed to heal up periodically.

    Back to the campaign, you really did a great job for yourselves. I admire your efforts. Cheers and + rep!
     
  4. Doomshadower

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    Hey on mission 5 the dark ranger will always spawn in locations that are unreachable for me i tried many times, when i use iseedeadpeople it shows that shes spawned at the bottom left where the 2 ziggurats are, 1 time she spawned where olrun the battlecaller was, but my ranged units couldent reach her, and even if they could my heroes cant get to her to loot the item , because its after the tower falls, pleas fix this bug/glitch or tell me how to get her to spawn in a location i can get to, also the location where jay finds her instead i find 4 necromancers and a flesh golem that kills the necromancers after they summon it. i tried on all 3 difficultys mythic heroic and normal tried not killing kelseth, tried not killing olrun, tried with ashbringer, still cant get her to spawn in a place i can get to to loot her, might just try to edit the campaign. P.S. the hatchet throwers can fit through the gate to get to her when she spawns near the ziggurats, if you give them a back pack they could bring the item to abbendis after killing the dark ranger. she always spawns beside the ziggurats and never spawns where jay found her for me. HELP PLZ!!!
     
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  6. cleavinghammer

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    Finished chapter 5 (with cheats for the knights, I couldn't find any bottlenecks that didn't have enemies on the other side). And is Gothik supposed to be beaten?
    The Flesh Golem starts attacking the necromancers when it's spawned and isn't Undead.
    In the ending cinematic of the chapter, Brigitte's head pulls a 180 when talking to the captain.
     
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  7. Pengoin

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    What are the differences between the difficulties? Is it just harder, or is there also extra story? (I ask because I've seen this happen before, don't want to miss out on story by playing lower difficulty)
     
  8. Joinma

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    Normal - It is simply normal.
    Heroic - It need to be activated to unlock Red Queen Chapter. Enemies' units gets status boosts such as damage, health,etc. You should not notice much different if you are familiar with warcraft 3.
    Mythic - It is the same as Heroic. It might get more status boosts. Big different is there is no hero.
     
  9. Pengoin

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    Played through it now, got some feedback!

    Firstly this was a pretty awesome campaign!

    Few issues:
    - Judgement seems underpowered and awkward to use:
    1) Mana cost expensive
    2) 5 stacks at ~2sec attackspeed takes 10sec every target, that's too long a ramp up time. Monsters are a) either dead by then or b) so strong you keep the mana for the selfheal anyway and never use Judgement (especially true for higher difficulties).

    I'd rework Judgement to work with 3 stacks max per scaling, maybe even change Retribution to 3 stacks from 5. Make it deal at least half it's current damage at 0 stacks and then the rest of the damage per the extra stacks as required to fill up. And finally reduce manacost by at least 50%. I think currently it's a very underwhelming spell.

    - Retribution doesn't make her attacks stronger, it simply adds some extra damage after her hit (like a dot or "echo"). One quickly notices, because her attack damage is always shown and doesn't increase as stacks grow.
    1) Rewrite description to sth like: "The holy light echoes Abbendis' attacks and deals an extra 10% of damage per stack to her target."
    2) Possibly reduce stackcount to 3 to reduce the long ramp up time and for interaction with Judgement.

    Bugs:
    - In mission 5 the Ranger for the bonus level always stays in the bottom left corner of the map. I tried 4 times, but she always stays there. Maybe I need to trigger her somehow? I tried playing with map revealed, but couldnt see an effect.

    Lastly I just want to say again that this campagin was a lot of fun and quite immersive to play! And damn, so many special effects and cinematics, it's crazy! Who would've thought Warcraft 3 can do this xD

    Thanks for the effort!
     
  10. jonbon29

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    I played the campaign and it looks really nice, however, I ran into some problems. At the "Taking Our Due" chapter, I didn't earn 10K gold due to building an army. So I did cheat a gold just to past the chapter. On the next chapter, I can't seem to go down the road as there was shining doodad that's blocking the way. Also, maybe it's just me though, I think the arrow key is kinda slow when turning right and left.
     
  11. Koryn2

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    I just started playing this and wow, that intro was really cool! Only problem is, I click on Abbendis, and as soon as I do, the game freezes and I have to force quit! I'm on a MacBook if that's relevant. Is there anything I can do to fix this so I can play?

    Edit: I tried just doing cheats to clear the stage, hoping it wouldn't be happening in the next level, but allyourbasearebelongtous didn't do anything after saying cheat enabled, so I decided to clear the level with just the non-Abbendis units. I got to the gate, and that triggered an event and warped Abbendis to it where she was in the mini cutscene of destroying the gate, and cleared up to the Monastery, but unfortunately, it didn't trigger any cutscene to have my regular guys walk up to Mograine and Whitemane. Had to use Abbendis. And it still freezes when I click on her, or otherwise select her. I can right click her, like when I have people move to her, but nothing else.
     
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  12. roflpotamuslol

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    Some questions:

    1. Is this the full campaign? I have played until the Forsaken bonus mission and seem to have bugged it when I quit the mission. What I mean to ask, is are parts 2 and 3 bundled in here? If not, how do I get them?

    2. Is there something that can be done with the corrupted ashbringer?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Falen

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    Hello ive tryed to play the map. Downloaded it put it in the correct folder but it doesnt boot. Have any tips or had these kind of problems? Tnx
     
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    Great job man!

    GOOD custom tech trees, custom models, great voiceover, interesting levels - just wow, one of my favourites.

    Chapter 4 is much harder than other levels, contrary to what some people said (some claim that UD on't attack You heavily) I've been under heavy attack forever and fighting off the last wave is nearly impossible (I've played on hardest difficulty).
     
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    this campaign seems decent... I'll be playing it soon, and i shall leave a feedback after then. It shall be done...
     
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    Hey i don't know whats up with the dl but since no one seems to complain about this i think it's a problem on my end, still idk why it's happening but i would like to know if someone can help me with this so i can try out this campaign.

    So when i download this campaign, the download stops everytime at some random point throughout the progress bar and it stays stuck there. What's more strange is that this is the only file where it's happening, I can download all other maps on the hive without any problems.

    EDIT: Nvm fixed it ; disabled QUIC here (chrome://flags/#enable-quic)
     
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  17. Pengoin

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    Are you sure it was the correct folder?
    Warcraft III\Campaigns

    That's where you need to put it, not inside your Maps folder
     
  18. Brightest Light

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    Holy shit, this campaign is incredible. Not only do you actually have good voice acting (which i wish I could have been a part of :(
    but you also have a completely unique way of managing troops between levels. truly incredible, well executed, and adds to the immersion. I hope you do more campaigns!
     
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    Perhaps you are playing an older version of the campaign? This is supposed to be already fixed.
     
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