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Second Orc Book of Arkain (Patch 1.29.2 or newer!)

Submitted by Shar Dundred
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A Campaign Series made by Shar Dundred

! Requires Version 1.29.2 or newer !



Story
While the Orcs had managed to break through the lines of their Imperial enemies, it quickly became clear that their invasion was doomed from the very beginning. The Demons used their attack to further their own invasion and not only smashed through the Human defenders but also through the clans. Now they on the run. A new strategy must be found. Allies must be found.
Command the powerful Orcs and form alliances with those who would ally with your kind in order to become more powerful than any Orc army of the past. Use your new forces to withstand the armies of your enemies and destroy them to survive this war and to find a place for your people to live.
Will you be able to unite all those different factions? Will you be able to maintain peace among your own ranks while fighting your enemies or will you fight not only against the enemies of your kind but also against your own? Only time will tell.



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 or 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 hotkeys
All abilities, units and buildings use QWER hotkeys.
- Race Mechanics
Every available race has its own unique race mechanic to improve gameplay - and, in some cases, to add new ways influencing the story.



Characters

[​IMG] Rangul
Growing up as a usual member of the Deathbreeze Clan, Rangul's abilities and his dedication to his race along with his strength made him rise up the ranks of the clan quite fast until he became the first and most trusted lieutenant of the chieftain. Rangul sees his race on its way to utter extinction and dreams of a realm for his people. A strong realm that would prosper and serve as staging ground for many invasions. Dedicating his life to create this realm himself, he planned to not only be the successor of the chieftain but to also unite all other clans under his command, sending them against the Kingdoms of the Humans. Their lands would be taken over and used by the Orcs who would then become more than simple marauders and pillagers.
However, his plan has one major hole: The Demons and their constant attacks. While Rangul thinks that his people could be powerful enough to defeat some demonic army, he has yet to come up with any ideas on how his people should wage war on the Kingdoms on the one side and defend against the Demons on the other.
[​IMG] Amari
The chieftain of the Cliffhunter Clan, Amari, was born as the daughter of Rangul. While women in the Orc society were forced to stay at home and take care of it and the children while the males were fighting, Amari wanted to prove to her father, whom she knew was more tolerant towards new ideas - him adopting a human girl was perfect proof for his. She secretly gathered a few other members of the Deathbreeze Clan and went on a mission to gain his trust. However, she was betrayed and forced into exile - like all Orc women who were unwilling to "stay home". The fate of an exiled female was often death. However, Amari did not want to accept that fate. She sneaked her way through to the Kingdoms where she met other exiles and together they founded the Cliffhunter Clan - a clan consisting of all Orc women who had been exiled by their clains. Therefore the Cliffhunter Clan is considered an exile clan by the other Orc clans - and therefore hardly even considered a real orc clan.
Amari and her followers raided the Kingdoms for a long time, with Amari being smart enough to keep her clan moving instead of settling anywhere to avoid being detected by the armies of the Kingdoms. Since the foundation of their clan, the number of exiled Orc women has increased dramatically, showing that there are many women who want to fight. Amari promised to herself that, one day, she would make the other Orc clans accept her clan and reform the society of her people regarding females.
[​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 supports 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. This seeming eagerness for war has not quieted the whispers that the son of Rangul is a weakling and coward, however.
[​IMG] Grofzag
Being the son of Ephrog, Rangul's closest advisor and ally, Grofzag grew up together with Sasrogarn, the two being friends ever since their birth, being even born on the same day.
Unlike his childhood friend, Grofzag has always been a strong and respected member of the Deathbreeze Clan. When he was still considered a child, he ripped out the back of a wolf that was trying to eat him and used it, to punch its rider, a member of an enemy clan, to death. Grofzag staying at his friend's side is often considered the only reason why Sasrogarn is even still alive, for he saved Sasrogarn's life in battle several times, providing the strength and brains his friend lacked.
While proving that he possessed the brutal strength of most Orcs, Grofzag is considered far less simple-minded than most others, including his close friend Sasrogarn - the friendship being the one thing whispered to be the only mistake he has ever made, so far. He also is one of the few members of his clan who respects the human Vanessa.
[​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] Commander Daric
The mercenary commander Daric spent many years in service of the Empire, putting down revolts and uprisings in many regions both in the Empire and the Kingdoms. For his service and his ingenious tactics and strategies, he had been rewarded with lands between the Kingdoms of Salria and Rengar. However, Daric refused to take any noble title and instead had decided to continue using his title as a mercenary commander, focusing on taking down the enemies of the Empire.
It is said that Sir Lerrig Goldheart has hired Daric to make up for Lerrig's own rather lacking strategic skills. While Daric himself considers Lerrig a poor tactician, the experienced mercenary acts professional and respectful and is the one keeping Lerrig's men in line - though now many soldiers began to say that things would go much better if Daric was in command instead of Lerrig.



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Changelog
Version 1.00
Initial Release

Version 1.01
General:
- Scrolls of Healing now require a Fortress instead of a Black Citadel, making them purchasable now

Version 1.10
General:
- Fixed Zarok
- Pechan no longer costs food in his Robo Goblin form
- Fixed Air Form ability tooltip of Warmechs

Chapter One:
- Fixed Korjaha's dialogue

Chapter Nine:
- Fixed tooltip for Red Drakes and Red Dragons

Chapter Ten:
- Fixed New Units message

Chapter Thirteen:
- Fixed description typo

Chapter Fourteen:
- Fixed description of the main quest

Epilogue:
- Fixed a special effect not appearing at the end of the cinematic

Version 1.11
General:
- Renamed Orc Frigates to Destroyers
- Fixed the message for completing one part of a quest with multiple quest requirements in all chapters
- Reduced the movement speeds of Warmechs in air form
- Duke Redfist is now wearing the Scepter of Healing

Version 1.12
Chapter Four:
- Fixed the hotkey of Rock Golems

Chapter Thirteen:
- Grofzag now starts the chapter with the Hammer of Kome and keeps it for the following chapters

Version 1.20 - The Rise of the Shadow
General:
- War Mills now use the BETA model & icon of the Orc Lumbermill
- Rock Golems now require a Spirit Lodge instead of War Mill

Chapter Six:
- Replaced the building models used by the Darkmind Clan buildings to fit both the weather and their "renegade" status
- Added slightly more snow terrain

Chapter Thirteen:
- New model for Orie Redfist
- Replaced the building models used by the Dominion to better showcase their new organisation
- Changed the names of some edited buildings
- Cannon Towers are no longer available
- Orc Watch Towers have been upgraded:
* Higher gold cost
* Weaker version of the Cannon Tower attack against ground units in addition to the attack against air units
- Pig Farms have been replaced by Burrows for Clockworkers
- Spirit Lounge is no longer available but also not needed as all caster upgrades are already researched

Chapter Fourteen:
- Replaced the building models used by the Dominion to better showcase their new organisation
- Changed the names of some edited buildings
- Cannon Towers are no longer available
- Orc Watch Towers have been upgraded:
* Higher gold cost
* Weaker version of the Cannon Tower attack against ground units in addition to the attack against air units
- Pig Farms have been replaced by Burrows for Clockworkers
- Spirit Lounge is no longer available but also not needed as all caster upgrades are already researched

Chapter Fifteen:
- Replaced the building models used by the Dominion to better showcase their new organisation
- Changed the names of some edited buildings
- Cannon Towers are no longer available
- Orc Watch Towers have been upgraded:
* Higher gold cost
* Weaker version of the Cannon Tower attack against ground units in addition to the attack against air units
- Pig Farms have been replaced by Burrows for Clockworkers
- Spirit Lounge is no longer available but also not needed as all caster upgrades are already researched

Epilogue:
- Slight dialogue adjustments (including a scene at the end where Aridon uses the REAL name of the Master of Shadows)

Version 1.21
General:
- Reduced repair cost of Goblin Merchants
- Pechan now has a unique item, allowing him to place Goblin Landmines (endless charges but with cooldown)
- All versions of Finger of Death and Finger of Pain can no longer target units and buildings allied to the caster

Chapter Twelve:
- Pechan now has some land mines to protect his base

Secret Chapter:
- The enemy bases now make use of several land mines to bolster their defenses
- Vanessa's Gem of Health has been replaced with a Gem of True Seeing
- Increased the hit points & mana of Vanessa by 300 each
- Increased the maximum & starting hit points & mana of Zelech & Fox by 300 each
- Replaced the building models used by the Dominion to better showcase their new organisation
- Changed the names of some edited buildings
- Replaced all Cannon Towers with Orc Watch Towers
- Orc Watch Towers have been upgraded
- Several units of the Dominion have been replaced with more powerful units
- Sand Dragons now start with their upgrade researched
- Several dialogue changes



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Campaign Preview Screen:
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Campaign Logo:
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Campaign Chief Development Tester and Grammar Genius:
Kasrkin

Additional Testing:
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Everything else made by:
Shar Dundred

First Supporters:
Theoden of KoMe
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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!
To all who reported bugs and gave/give constructive feedback both during and after the development!
And very many special thanks to Kasrkin, who supported the creation of this project in many, even countless ways!



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

Keywords:
Arkain, Legends, Legends of Arkain, LoA, campaign, series, Gardon
Contents

Legends of Arkain Second Orc Book (Campaign)

Reviews
Daffa the Mage
One of the Hosted Projects. In addition, I have personally played the demo versions and they are well-made. Unless a major bug is reported in this particular version, I don't see why holding out approval status for this map given the sheer amount of...
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Pick your favorite characters

  1. Rangul

    24.2%
  2. Amari

    24.2%
  3. Grofzag

    14.5%
  4. Vanessa

    11.3%
  5. Rath Wolfscar

    6.5%
  6. Pechan the Mechanic

    6.5%
  7. Brockta the Stomper

    8.1%
  8. Flammedus

    1.6%
  9. Grella the Bonesplitter

    3.2%
  10. Okri

    1.6%
  11. Zairmak

    12.9%
  12. Oneeye

    3.2%
  13. Lokar the Crusher

    1.6%
  14. King Gran Gorehowl

    1.6%
  15. Sasrogarn

    16.1%
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  1. LISBOAH

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    I look at the new Dominion buildings and I can only think of two things: the Iron Horde from Warlords of Draenor and Isengard from LOTR.

    His REAL name? This sounds awesome! I am looking forward to see it!
     
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    Omg how do you guys even pass the 4th chapter, let alone finishing the secondary objectives. Im playing on normal and its too hard, you basically get no reprieve to launch an assault. Ive played every single arkain book on normal without cheats so far but im really tempted here. Shar why are you upping the difficulty with every book, instead of enjoing the levels, im sweating to beat even the 1st chapters and at the end of the chapter i feel exhausted instead of satisfied, lower the difficulty man...
     
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    Is it supposed to force us to skip the secondary objectives at ch.4 ? Cause it feels like the only way to beat this chapter on hard is to rush purple, either this or:
    1) wall of towers (which is a bad design for any campaign);
    2) since u dont have much time to destroy any base entirely in one attack - kind of rtarded harass where u come and kill the castle then fall back to defend ur base and then repeat with production buildings.
     
  4. Shar Dundred

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    Please read this post by @Kasrkin:
    Alternatively, read this post by @badest:
     
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    Just curious because literally every single chapter of any arkain book has been possible to pass without building more than 6-8 towers, not a fan of TD in campaigns and was trying to avoid this gamestyle all the time but well guess I can't do it in this one. Still all of your campaigns are great and I'm sure this one is no exception, thanks ;p
     
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    Yes sadly all of the chapters are unfair and you must build at least 30 towers on each entrance.
    Its tedious to play them, instead of enjoing them.
    You must have a fetish for nervousness if you enjoy playing the later books.
     
  7. Shar Dundred

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    There is nothing wrong with reducing the difficulty you play on if it is too hard for you.
    I included the option for a purpose.
     
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    Shar i dont like lowering the difficulty now that i've finished all books on normal without cheats, except this one.
    Why are some levels very easy, like the "The Exiles" and "The roars in the forest" while others with base building are hell on earth?
    I've also noticed how every new book ups the difficulty considerably.The first few books were well balanced but now the last 2 books are really hard, at least on the 2nd human book you have destructors, with orcs no flying uber catapults...
    The "normal" difficulty sure as hell ain't normal, feels like hard and i dont even know how "hard" is even playable.
    The enemy AI attacks constantly with large armies leaving you no room to counterattack.
    Maybe the playtesters are too much of a hardcore enthusiasts, but the hundreds of people who download and play your campaigns probably arent.
    Also something else, I've noticed that later campaigns dont have any neutral creeps on the map, its just you and the AI...
     
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    the fortified tower isnt available?

    the hardest map is ch4 without health fountain,ch6 choosing rath as to win ,ch 14 without ally
     
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    Curious, the Second Human Book was considered harder afaik.
    So far I have only seen very few such claims, not hundreds.
    I see no issues with the difficulty. Sure, playstyles differ and some people will have more problems than others.
    Most creeps in the older books were neutral to the AI anyway.
     
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    Hi i have a little trouble can u help me with that ? look when i start this campaign it write me this thing and exit the game what shall i do to play this campaign?
    FATAL ERROR
    Program:.....
    Exception:0xC0000005(ACCES_VIOLATION) at 00:23:025F40EC

    This instruction at "0x25F40EC" referenced memory at "0x00000014"
    The memory could not be "written"

    Press OK to terminate the application.

    HELP PLEASE! what i shall do?

    can u tell me where i can download free warcraft 3 1.29 version please link
     

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  12. deepstrasz

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    arkainPatch.png arkainPatch2.png arkainPatch3.png

    Patching Classic Games
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    [Need Help] Back to 1.29
    There's no "free" version. You need both Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne original CD-Keys.

    Also:
    Please use the green Edit button at the bottom of your posts and add text there instead of writing one post after another of yours unless it's an important update.
    Site Rules
     
  13. Shar Dundred

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    Version 1.21 released!

    Changelog
    General:
    - Reduced repair cost of Goblin Merchants
    - Pechan now has a unique item, allowing him to place Goblin Landmines (endless charges but with cooldown)
    - All versions of Finger of Death and Finger of Pain can no longer target units and buildings allied to the caster

    Chapter Twelve:
    - Pechan now has some land mines to protect his base

    Secret Chapter:
    - The enemy bases now make use of several land mines to bolster their defenses
    - Vanessa's Gem of Health has been replaced with a Gem of True Seeing
    - Increased the hit points & mana of Vanessa by 300 each
    - Increased the maximum & starting hit points & mana of Zelech & Fox by 300 each
    - Replaced the building models used by the Dominion to better showcase their new organisation
    - Changed the names of some edited buildings
    - Replaced all Cannon Towers with Orc Watch Towers
    - Orc Watch Towers have been upgraded
    - Several units of the Dominion have been replaced with more powerful units
    - Sand Dragons now start with their upgrade researched
    - Several dialogue changes
     
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    why SOB orcs Goblin dont have these two useful unit in SHB Ch10?Even paladins afraid of thei dps
    and just the shredders,war mech ,airship to use which is weak
     

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    Both are AI only units.
    Also, Rocketeers are just goblin artillery, not any more powerful than Demolishers.
    They deal slightly more damage, sure, but they lack the ability of the Demolisher.
     
  16. deepstrasz

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    But are they mechanical :D?
    (living units can be healed for mana while mechs repaired for resources)
     
  17. Shar Dundred

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    Rocketeers are organical, ofc, and have natural regeneration, but they still aren't really more
    powerful than Demolishers.
     
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    where can i download the latest patch of warcraft im currently playing on a new pc but i kinda forgot how i dowloaded my last one and cant transfer that one cuz its broken and i cant seem to turn it on pls help i would like to start playing your campaigns and others oh and i got help here to previously when i started playing when a map keeps crashing cuz the one i was playing on isnt the latest patch
     
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    If you own a legal version of WC3, just click on bnet in the main menu and it will upgrade your game.
    If you don't own one, well, tough luck.
     
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    sadly i dont but i remember someone sending me a link for the latest version of the game but i cant seem to find it on my alerts the latest alert i received was on may 19 and cant find the previous ones