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First Orc Book of Arkain

Submitted by Shar Dundred
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A Campaign Series made by Shar Dundred

You are not allowed to publish any edited version of any Arkain map! This includes but is not limited to Reforged edits!

Story

The Orc Clans were crippled by the other races when they tried to conquer the continent long ago. Now the remaining clans fight both each other as well as the other races. They control only small areas and everytime they manage to conquer more, either the Imperial Army or Demon Legions come to take it away from them.
But now, a new generation of proud Orcs prepares to continue where their ancestors failed and take the land their people need.
Take control of Rangul, high ranking member of the Deathbreeze Clan, and his clan to unite the Orcs under one banner and fight everyone who stands between the Orcs and their wish to take the Kingdoms for themselves.




Campaign Series Info

The Legends of Arkain is a campaign series which takes place on the world Arkain.
The races of Arkain fight against the demon invaders, who try once again to enslave every being on Arkain. The Humans, the Orcs and the Undead will have to make a stand against them... or face complete annihilation or enslavement by the Demons.
This campaign series will consist of actually three different series. There will be a Human, an Orc and an Undead campaign series. They will all run in the same timeline but will present three different stories and outcomes. When they are all finished, it's completely up to you, who wins this conflict.
Those, who win the war, will write the history.


You like the campaign?
Click here to see the progress of the series!

Click here for the First Human Book!

Click here for the First Undead Book!

Click here for the Second Human Book!
Click here for the Second Orc Book!

Let's Play made by @Jayborino!



Features

- Three different storylines/campaign series
Take control of one of the three factions, the proud Humans of the Empire, the plundering and strong Orc Clans or the mysterious Undead Nexus and their endless army of the dead, and face the demonic invasion as well as other struggles that await you.
- New units
Command units, you already know, as well as completely new units with new upgrades and abilities.
- Decide the fate of Arkain
At some points of the campaigns, you'll have the opportunity to decide things, that affect the storyline, characters and sometimes even the chapters you play or how you have to play them. By doing or, well, not doing certain side quests, you can also affect the campaign.
- Three difficulties
You can play the campaign in either easy, normal oder hard difficulty, just like in the original WC3 campaigns. It will impact on the AI difficulty and scripting as well as other minor changes.
In easy version, for example, the AI won't rebuilt lost buildings.

- Full Jass AI
In this campaign series, every single AI is written in Jass instead of being created with the AI editor. This makes the AI more intelligent.
- Universal Hero hotkeys
All hero abilities use the QWER hotkeys.



Factions

The Human Empire
There have always been Humans on Arkain. The Human kingdoms and their allies, the Elves and Dwarves, have fought the Demons for centuries while also being attacked by orc pillagers. They had no chance against the demons and were already close to annihilation, when the Empire showed up.
They came over the Great Sea in the west and saved the kingdoms, who immediately joined the Empire in return. The Humans still fight the Demons and more and more of them join the fight against their old suppressors.
The Humans already tried to get rid of the Demons for good, but they failed. However, they continue fighting and won't stop until there are no humans or enemies of humanity anymore.
The current Emperor is Theodor the Second.

The Orcish Clans
Legends say that the Orcs hail from another continent and then spread all over the kingdoms. But not even the oldest Orcs can tell, if that's the true or the Orcs have been here all the time, just like the other races.
But it is known that the united clans attacking absolutely everything and everyone they met and conquered a large territory. It did work for a while, but not long. The other races, especially the Demons, who were very angry about that insult, brought the fight to them and massacred half of the green skins.
The Orcs had to retreat and lost much of their territory. The only reason, why half of them are still there, is that their enemies fought among each other as well.
The Orc Clans allied with the Trolls, to increase their strengh, but still didn't manage to gather an army, that was comparable to their old numbers. Since they weren't able to begin their another huge conquest, the clans stopped working together and some old rivalries amongst the clans became important again.
Still, they managed to raid the other races and remain an annoyance for the other factions. There are still many Orcs left, which could prove to be a strong force, if they'd be united under a strong leader.

The Undead Nexus
The Undead are the most mysterious race of Arkain. Of course, necromancers and necrolytes are not unknown and have always summoned some undead servants to do their bidding, but the Undead as a complete race are a mystery to all creatures.
Once, a group of mighty necromancers, who became insane because of their immense power, believed they could rule the world with an army of the Living Dead. However, only days after they began attacking the Human kingdoms, they simply vanished. Their armies were gone and only the remains of the corpses were proof, that they ever existed.
What no mortal and no Demon knows, is, that a powerful Archlich, Aridon the Watcher, self-proclaimed guardian of Arkain, took care of them. He has the ability to take control of every Undead, he wants to control. He uses this power only, to make sure, that besides him is no one, who can form a real army of Undead. He always made the Undead kill their masters and reanimated them as his loyal servants.
The only mighty Undead, not currently living on the Dead Mountain, are guarding old temples and ruins, which contain artifacts, not meant to fall in the hands of neither mortals nor Demons. Still, they all call Aridon their master.
Aridon and his Undead live on the so called Dead Mountain, which lies within the Human kingdoms. Every sent expedition on this mountain never returned, so the Humans decided to simply ignore it and built a garrison to watch over the only entrance to the mountain.
Aridon claims to be as old as the world itself and has seen the rise and fall of races and nations. His goal is to maintain the balance of the world - or at least, what he sees as balance. He stayed out of every conflict and only watched for millenia.
But recent events force Aridon to end his idleness and take action himself instead of only manipulating others. He'll have to make the world know about the Undead - and give reason to fear them.

The Demon Legions
If there are any creatures besides the Undead Lord Aridon, who are as old as Arkain itself, than it must be the Demons. These creatures have been the bane of Arkain for a long, long time. If their history contains anything else than attacking and enslaving other races, than only the Demons know about it.
Every Demon Legion is lead by its most powerful Dreadlord. Who is the one, who commands all Legions, is unknown to every non-demon.
The Demons' realm lies in the East of the continent and is seperated by a bottomless rift, the so called Void. No one, except for Demons and their slaves, has ever been on the other side of the Void. The Void is so heavy fortified by the Demons, that they managed to block every attack there. The Void is also the place where the Imperial Army was defeated during their Great Attack.
Now, the Demons seem to begin another great offensive against the other races. And this time, they are determined to be victorious and won't show any mercy.




Characters

[​IMG] Rangul
Rangul grew up as a usual member of the Deathbreeze Clan. His abilities and dedication to his race along with his strength made him rise up the ranks quite fast. He now serves as the first and most trusted Lieutenant of the chieftain. He plans to form the Orcs from simple pillagers to a proud and strong army which would be strong enough to conquer the lands of the Humans. He's intelligent and always thinks before he acts since he knows that any mistake could ruin his plan.
[​IMG] Rath Wolfscar
Rath Wolfscar is the leader of the Raiders from the Darkmind Clan. He lead some pillages against the Humans himself and earned much respect in his clan. However, one day his clan made a huge mistake and was destroyed by the Imperial armies. They killed many warriors - and also women and children since they wanted to destroy the clan completely. Rath's hatred for the Imperials knows no bounds and he'll take every opportunity to take revenge.
[​IMG] Zairmak
Zairmak is one of the most powerful warlocks of the Orcs. No one knows how old he really is, but it's most likely that he's the oldest Orc who is still alive and knows secrets of the old times, he doesn't share with anyone. He gained control over the Ravaging Fire Clan years ago although only half of his clan supports him. He is feared among all clans and many respect him both for his age and his power. Underestimating him because of his age has proven to be a huge mistake in the past.
[​IMG] Vanessa
Vanessa grew up as the daughter of a lesser noble in the Human Kingdoms. When she was five years old, the mansion of her father was raided by the Deathbreeze Clan. Due to the absence of her father, they managed to defeat the guards and take everything they could find. Somehow, the girl wasn't terrified by the strange creatures and didn't hide. She was found by the Orcs and their leader, the young Rangul, decided to take her with him instead of killing her. She grew up among the Orcs and was even accepted as a member of the clan - at least by the chieftain and half of the clan. Many dislike her for still being a Human instead of an Orc. Still, she dedicates her life towards Rangul and the Deathbreeze Clan.
[​IMG] Sasrogarn
Sasrogarn is Rangul's eldest son and a strong spellcaster - like his father. He is Rangul's left hand and one of the few Orcs who already know of his plans and support him. Sasrogarn shares the dream of his father and has sworn that he'd carry on his dream in case his father dies. But he doesn't share the patience of his father and approves of taking a more direct and aggressive approach.




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Changelog

Version 1.00

- Initial release

Version 1.10

General:
- Minor fixes

Chapter Two:
- Added new ranged unit

Chapter Seven:
- Paladins inside the citadel no longer have Resurrection
- Made ally more useful

Chapter Eight:
- No more fights in the ending cinematic

Chapter Nine:
- Fixed AIs

Version 1.11

Epilogue:
- Fixed Epilogue

Version 2.00
General:
- AI heroes now gain additional levels on Hard difficulty when they are supposed to
- High level Demon units can no longer be charmed
- Demon units don't take any damage from Holy Light anymore
- Demon units now take damage from Death Coil
- Activated latest melee patch for all maps that were still not up to date
- Blen's Neccessary Meassures spell was replaced with Imperial Edict
- Nerfed Giant Skeleton Warrior by removing Resistant Skin and Hardened Skin
- Increased damage of Destructors by 3
- Changed Armor Type of Eredar Warriors, Eredar Wrathguards and Eredar Grandmasters from Medium to Large
- Several model changes
- Decreased range of Dragon Lancers from 800 to 700
- Decreased Warlord damage by 3
- Necrolytes no longer have full mana after being recruited

Chapter One:
- Removed one Footman from the mansion
- Added a few Footmen to the village
- Added a Pitlord

Chapter Two:
- Added more elven and dwarven units

Chapter Three:
- Added more enemy units to the bases

Chapter Five:
- Improved all Clans' defenses (except the players')
- Added a Goblin Merchant to the map

Chapter Six:
- All Demon units now belong to the Blooddrinker Legion
- Added Pit Lord

Chapter Seven:
- Paladins have been replaced with Knight Commanders which use Parry instead of Divine Shield
- The Knight Commanders inside the Fortress have Ressurrection again
- Empowered Theoden by giving him his Amulet of Discipline and a Necklace of Spell Immunity
- The Player starts with two additional Grunts
- Increased the gold from the player's first gold mine by 10,000

Chapter Eight:
- Players can no longer recruit Dragon Lancers
- Added new enemy AI
- Grey and Blue now fight each other actively
- Added Pitlord

Chapter Nine:
- Replaced Soul Burn of Progaderas with Mass Soul Burn
- Progaderas now has Spell Immunity
- Players can no longer recruit Dragon Lancers
- Changed some units that were spawned by destroying enemy buildings
- Added two Watch Towers for the player
- Added two big waves ordered by General Cleavehand himself
- Lerrig now retreats once his Castle is destroyed
- Added more dialogues
- Demons now all belong to Neutral Hostile and won't randomly attack
- The Main Quest and the Paladin side quest are now completed properly

Version 2.01
Chapter Nine:
- Fixed Mass Soul Burn

Version 2.02

General:
- Various fixes

Version 2.10
General:
- The campaign no longer uses the latest melee patch due to several balance changes messing up things, a few unit changes still apply to the campaign however

Interlude One:
- Fixed an issue where the prologue would crash in version 1.30.1

Version 2.11
General:
- Spirit Legionnaires no longer have the Curse ability

Chapter Seven:
- Slightly edited the ending cutscene (Vanessa will no longer fancy the idea of becoming "Empress of all mankind")

Chapter Nine:
- Added a few guards for the three main bases of the Imperials
- Removed two lines at the end of the chapter

Version 2.12
General:
- Fixed the amount of passed years in the first two chapters to the correct value

Chapter Nine:
- Fixed the knight movement in the intro cinematic
- Players now start with Arcanite Weapons and Armor instead of Steel
- Increased food limit to 120 & upkeep from 50/80 to 80/100
- The Undead base is no longer invulnerable

Version 2.20
General:
- Upkeep reworked: Low Upkeep now gives you 8 instead of 7 gold and High Upkeep now gives you 6 instead of 4 gold

Version 2.21
General:
- Fixed Batrider model

Chapter Two:
- Due to some people still having issues with the Interlude: The Beginning due to bugs in some Blizzard patches, Chapter Two is now also unlocked upon finishing Chapter One

Chapter Five:
- Fixed handicap for Easy difficulty



Credits


Models & Skins:
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Campaign Preview Screen:
Heinvers

Campaign Logo:
Mythic

Campaign Chief Development Tester and Grammar Genius:
Kasrkin

Everything else made by:
Shar Dundred

First Supporters:
Theoden of KoMe
Chen
youness
Kasrkin
kakuzu
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Heinvers
Imperator
Veritas 117
PlankingWolf


Please contact me via PM if I forgot to give you credit for your resource!


Special Thanks

To Blizzard Entertainment for this great game.
To Turnro and RazorclawX whose great campaigns inspired me to revive this old project.
To all who supported this project.
And very many special thanks to Kasrkin, who supported the creation of this project in many ways!



Feel free to post your suggestions, opinions and questions!
Please report any bugs!

Keywords:
Arkain, Legends, Legends of Arkain, LoA, campaign, series
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Legends of Arkain First Orc Book (Campaign)

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Pick your favorite character

  1. Rangul

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  2. Rath Wolfscar

    27.0%
  3. Vanessa

    15.5%
  4. Zairmak

    5.4%
  5. Sasrogarn

    11.5%
  6. Dogran

    0.7%
  7. Gorthog the Blooddrinker

    7.4%
  8. None above

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  1. Shar Dundred

    Shar Dundred

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    New version released.

    Includes several fixes, nothing special.
    No "real" Changelog because I cannot remember everything I have done myself.
     
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    Finished ch.7 so far. I really like all of it :D
    In ch.7 I really thought I'm gonna loose my mind but I've done it the sneaky way; Fortified and defended the path to plateau so enemies couldn't just rush me over, and for offense I used a lot of fliers of both type. Waited for blue to draw enemy units and sent fliers to take down the closest orange castle and workers. Then I spammed those fliers until I could do the same with the rest of town halls, using the edge of the map to travel almost unhindered. After that they were producing only basic units and it was just a matter of time until I destroyed other production buildings. Dwarves were tough so I forst needed to clear peaky towers and catapults on the way so blue could attack them easier, following blue forces and demolishing the castle like before. Dwarves are really tough cause their fliers are superior to mine. Never tried on hard mode and probably never will lol.
    Edit:
    Finally completed the campaign. Chapter 8 was very good, along with the reunite-clans ch. my favorite - it's not as difficult as others. While I did like ch.9 it seemed not so fun, probably cause human units are so much stronger compared to orcs and those undead really pissed me off, lol.
    Well, whenI play as Orc I like to kill humans fast and brutal :p
     
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    PLEASE TELL US IF ITS GOING TO BE A SE COND ORC BOOK¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡:ogre_hurrhurr::ogre_hurrhurr:
     
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    so
    that means that will se all the orc characters dead? and rath is going to kill gleimoore and who are the mogtar why they hate the orcs, live in the mountains and where they came from
     
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    Just finished orc campaign and because of that i actually made account just to give some comment.
    Had a lot of fun playing the campaign, played hard difficulty, sometimes was relaxing, some missions were just frustrating in a way that i kept thinking... why the fuck do you need to attack me exactly now?! But.. When there is like.. 3 enemies ... it should be expected.. but once i got through something it was really rewarding. Always found a way to do it. Siege of Kone was very nice map.. i liked it.. until... i got into the keep.... it was.... well.. yea... But it was awesome map, i liked how even after getting inside, the difficulty didnt just became easier... and at some point Theoden of Kone started comming at you. Difficulty is now slowing down with destroying other bases which is nice.
    Campaign gave me nice challenge. I really liked maps, they were kept simple, yet didn't lack anything. Story was bit simpler, yet had many nice aspects. The summary of decisions at the end of the game made me feel bit shitty about not killing Kasrkin units but.. yea... im just gonna cry in the corner.. insulted by ????? character
    Loved units. For example champions, really nice, just changed looks, but makes it feel like different world... props to that, just warlord and champion should have switched missions to be avaliable i think.
    The map i loved the most was the one with orc summit, really cool design of map, just split camps, strategies and goals to work with, nice.
    The only kinda frustrating thing is that orcs are having bit harder time compared to humans because.... the towers just dont do anything to infantry... and to make it worse... even elven and dwarf infantry can block too! When i played human (played till third scenario, then i found out there was also orc map) ... i just switched to orc one (even tough human got me hooked up into these campaigns immidietly)... but when i played humans, i found it much easier to defend with towers.. so... sucks to be orc sometimes..

    So.. sorry for long post, but this campaign gave me some nice entertainment and i tough i should express myself. Keep up the hard work! Omw to play undead now....
    PS: Fuck palladins.. especially the one with neverending divine shield...
     
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    On the first chapter you get to play as Vanessa, I want to say it was chapter 8, the dark ranger hero for teal is called Lera the Huntress. Is that just a coincidental random name or was Salana's apprentice really raised as an undead?
     
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    Yes, in the Orc Book Lera was slain by Salana and reanimated as Undead.

    Such things are never coincidence on Arkain. ;)
     
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    Not Bad5/5
     
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    Shar. Can you fix the bug on chapter nine on orc POV

    when i try to help my AI teamates or attacking Human defences My game crashed at min 3 or 4

    please fix the bug T.T
     
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    I'll take a look when I can but can you describe exactly what you were doing? Did you kill any buildings, units, or something that might've caused it to crash? Also, can you tell me the version you are currently using.
     
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    Well it's on version 2.02
     
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    Well, we had a little "cyber-fight" long time ago, but I'm not the type to maintain hatred and besides that I maturized. I played this one, and what can I say? It is awesome! You are a true modder, the gameplay is damn cool! Seen no bugs currently so I'll give you a 5/5 rating + reputation point. :)
     
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    I went through the entirety of the Orc campaign and I experienced no crashes, I'll still tell the boss but if I can't tell him exactly how it happened it will take longer to administer a fix if needed.
     
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    it happened when I was rushing to the enemy bases
     
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    Any chance to get this model? I know that it's from Heart Of Storm.
     
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  19. Thanks again.You have good taste when it comes to human models.
     
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    Version 2.03

    - First preparations for an upcoming update