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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My screenshots are all outdated at the moment.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. Ahman

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    the surprise of voice acting really caught me off guard haha! but its very good, and i've been enjoying it so far.
    I reached Araj the summoner in chapter 1, down south, killed him, but he returned to life again. How do i kill him once and for all?? is there a way?
     
  2. Ahman

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    Is this a finished campaign, or a work in progress? I don't understand because i reached the chapter where you escape, and the crusade's destruction, where Brigitte is level 5 and then the campaign just ended. So, is it finished or not? and the combined sound of music with voices is pretty high, and sometimes the music's sound makes it harder to understand the dialogues. Hope you rework it again
    5/5 so far, and i hope its far from over.
     
  3. Tuwnew

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  4. Khôi Nguyễn

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    Very high replay-value, in my opinion. I am still waiting for Part II of yours. 5/5.
     
  5. stonneash

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    Great job with the detailed credits. Thank you!
     
  6. robizeratul

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    Very interesting map, I am excited to play this. Looks very well made.

    However, is retribution bugged? Or I don't understand the skill? It doesn't show the stacks, and when I drop the hammer it doesn't deal dmg.
     
  7. Hazop

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    Hey umm after I installed this campaign finished it etc, when I am in editor and testing my maps all of my footman are stuck with the scarlet crusade skins, HOW DO I REMOVE FIX dis
     
  8. Phantasmio

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    Made an account just to comment on this LOL. Thank you for this, love the Scarlet Crusade!
     
  9. neoser

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    Im gonna try this now :)
     
  10. arthas123456

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    hi dude, can i translate this campaign to another language ?
     
  11. neoser

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    I have finish playing the campaign earlier. And I really liked it. :) Goodjob
     
  12. Fallensk

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    Is this project dead ?
     
  13. kangyun

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    love this campaign forward to see another episode...;)
     
  14. Alexandru3090

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    @Elf_Lord any updates on this campaign???
     
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    He is currently absent from the Hive for IRl bushiness he will come back after that.
    :)
     
  16. Alexandru3090

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    I wasn't aware... Thanks for letting me know. I was away for some time too so I kinda lost touch with all the projects here.
     
  17. The_Messenger

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    I just started playing and I have to say that this is the most unique design I've ever seen. Simply by watching the cinematic you are able to tell that a LOT of work went into this project. The scripting alone for the cinematic must have taken weeks of polish. I will follow this project and hopefully see its conclusion.

    There are a few things that bother me though.
    - The voice acting is good, there is no doubt about it. Abendis' voice actress is talented and even manages to hit a pitch where she actually reminds me of a younger version of her back from WoW. There's one small thing that's bugging me. The recording must have taken in a room that wasn't sound-proofed or the microphone didn't have a philter added. There is an echo each time she speaks, that's the only thing that bugs me but I've grown to ignore it. For example the Scarlet Footman's voice actor from the cinematic didn't have an echo, it was clean; the same can be said to the voice actor that did the Scarlet Crusade's voice (the one that tells you to "More lumber is required" for Humans as an example).
    - There is no "reset" or "confirm selected talent" button when you access the talent tree. I wanted to look around the talents and explore to map out what I'd like to skill up, then I accidentally picked something I didn't want and there was no way to get back my spent point.
    - The units you get in the beginning of the Campaign that escort Abendis are weak. Not a serious problem, they aren't different from your standard Footman stats-wise and it was a challenge that I enjoyed but I wish the melee units had at least the "Defend" skill against all those undead archers.
    - There is a book that drops off an undead when you enter Tirisfal that says that it summons two horses to fight for the summoner. It just summons two unmounted horses that do nothing except explore. I'm not sure if this is known but I decided to mention it just in case.
    - When I was exploring the Chapel after you finish the first mission I sometimes ended up clipping through the walls or the benches. It wasn't too severe since I was able to slip out of that situation by stopping and then walking straight till I got "unstuck".

    All and all I will continue to play it, hopefully remember to save before I do something that I regret and post a second time should I encounter something that sparks a suggestion in my mind.
    The campaign is a must play for those that enjoy a deeper level of scripting and a more immersive game play.
     
  18. Alexandru3090

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    @The_Messenger dude you're being too harsh. The voice acting is commendable. They're amateurs like you and I, not professional voice actors. The campaign is fan-made. They didn't have any funds to record in a real studio, or to purchase better gear so the sound is better.
     
  19. The_Messenger

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    @Alexandru3090 I was just voicing an opinion, I didn't say it was bad. You don't exactly need professional equipment, a studio or training to voice act. They just needed an environment or room that was a little bit more sound proofed to prevent those echoes from happening.
     
  20. deepstrasz

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    You need a good microphone and soundboard. I can tell because I do recordings in my room, so please...