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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My screenshots are all outdated at the moment.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. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    I know. Well, trying to got postWarcraft III with modding isn't easy.
     
  2. Elf_Lord

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    Patch 1.04b has been released to fix as many bugs as I could find in Part I. Part II continues development. You can keep track of progress on our Discord and our YouTube channel:

    Join the Chasing the Dawn Discord Server!
    Chasing the Dawn

    I'd also like to thank the wonderful takacukasa for her work designing CtD's new original hero icons.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  3. fantocan

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    Huh did you fix the Havenshire mission? Cuse in that I never got to see the Death knights atack.
     
  4. nuck001

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    Where could I see the changelog of v1.04b?Have you fixed the bugs listed by deepstrasz in #285?

    Here're some feedback from me,not as thorough as others though.
    - I managed to reach Scarlet Monastery without a welcoming ceremony.Then I cheated "iseedeadpeople" and saw Sylvanas standing alone at the yellow circle.How could I have missed her?

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    - The interface of unit-selecting and talent trees need to be improved.At least by adding a hint,like "Using the arrow key 'UP' to tab between different options".

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    - Call to Arms doesn't work.

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    - The portrait of Torturer Lecraft is missing.

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    - AI of allies needs to be improved.
    a) They do not train workers

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    b) Newly trained units do not have an appropriate rally point.

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    c) A stonemason kept patrolling at the foot of northern wall.

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    - When Garrison was upgraded into Outpost,the order of portraits seemed weird.

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    - Holdfast is rather a bunker from starcraft than a typical defense tower.I have to put at least one unit inside it to unlock its ability of attacking.Without saving food supplies of player,Holdfast is sort of useless in my opinion.

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  5. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    The dark ranger was supposed to appear and come after you when you went up the ramps.
    It's because he made the upgraded building attack. He should have placed the unit icons on the lowest rows as the others are hardcoded from what I know.
     
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    Thanks for your explanation.

    I've just completed the secret chapter.Like you've mentioned before,the game lagged a lot at the beginning.
     
  7. Lt. Col. Noob

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    Is the campaign still under development? I have finished mission 5. Looking forward to that secret mission.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
  8. STEVENS0N

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    I hope your project isnt dead cuz Chasing the Dawn was one of the best custom campaigns at least in my opinion and I can't wait to see another one from you!
     
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    What Warcraft III patch must be installed in order to play the campaign?

    I have the 1.30.1.10211.
     
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    Tried this new version of yours in hopes to finally see the Death Knights in Havenshire, but found a bug in the first level, the second optional quest wont get finished, I drop the locket in front of the grave(and in many other places all around) and it never finishes, I had this bug in other versions maybe it happens cuse I got the phylactery thing from Araj, don't know it is very sad cuse I really like this side mission, gona restart the level some other time, can't finish it
     
  11. Gorgrond

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    Played the first 2 missions already! Amazing job! Quite professional... And Plaguelands... Just wow (amazing) well done! Can't wait to see the next map release! Good job Elf_Lord!
     
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    More bugs, in the scond level the Banshee of the Dark Ranger did turn invulnerable, but the dialog that she had in her first atack did not trigger so I did not get the quest, then as I atacked the Forsaken base I killed her and the dialog went on but too late as I killed her Banshee form and go the optional quest completed before I actually got it.

    Third level had the same problem that the side mission to defend Havenshire did not trigger, I guess cuse I did not let them get atacked, and never got to see the Death Knights either. (presume they atack as once I saw a sky barge full of their units but they never landed)

    And I'm still salty that I could not do the locket quest in the first level please fix it, I guess this new version is bringing back old bugs.
     
  13. I love war III

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    this campain is really good. I just completed it with 1.31 patch, it works fine but sometime dialog isn't triggered, when that happens you just need to reload save. Nice campain btw
     
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    looks cool ill try this map.:infl_thumbs_up::infl_thumbs_up:
     
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    I have a problem, my Warcraft 3 is version 1.27. doesn't see the campaign. What can I do about it? I also have a Warcraft 3 version 1.31.1., But I don’t know where to put the campaign file. Please help me.
     
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    Try looking for the Documents folder in the C: directory, and from there, the Warcraft folder then the Campaigns folder.
     
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    i have warcraft 3 version 1.30.4 but i can t see the campaign in my custom campaigns list
     
  18. Raytheon Thunder

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    Absolutely amazing campaign.Loved it.Hope you release part 2 soon.

    Issues so far.
    -Couldn't turn in Baelricks Locket no matter how much I tried.
    -Why doesn't heroes retain items from replaying previous missions?It was a serious killjoy as I missed a lot of things the first time around.
    -Torturer Lecrafts portrait is missing.
    -Side Quests doesn't trigger properly sometimes.
    -I managed to trigger an unimplemented optional quest in mission 5 which turned virtually all orange friendly faction units into enemies.
    -After encountering and fighting Gothik the harvester in mission 5,the screen started shaking without stopping,had to reload a save to get it fixed.
    -The crusade commander Rodrik in mission 5 shouts Malfurions line instead of 'Pathetic Wreches' sometimes when the death knights attack after the tower collapse.
    -The Valkyr enemy in mission 5 doesn't respond with her lines and spiriting away the souls of 3 crusaders if you attack her after dealing with all other enemies around first before meeting Landgren.
    -Heard there were supposed to be Death Knight units to fight in Heavenshire mission?If so I haven't found any.
    -I think there are some bugs with the skill tree regarding the display.
     
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