Aim: Find Dragon Eye Pendant (0/2)
Reward: 100,000 XP, Necromancer's Chasuble (Great Lich's Set), +5 to magic
La Segadora castle (M1/3) is taken! Unfortunately Haven cannot be transformed into Necropolis. But there is no reason to be worried. The castle is well developed, and your new hero, Lucretia, represents its strength. Later, she will become a guardian of your Fort (M3/21).
Lucretia after cutting off from her family, decides to help you once again. She thinks that an escape tunnel used by La Segadora's rules may lead to Duke Ovidio's vault. The problem is the closed gate at the tunnel's end. It seems you need Dragon Eye Pendant to open it. You have to find them as it is your next task.
Therefore, the main task will look as follows:
Before you hit the road, build Capitol. It will give you 4,000 gold per day. To provide a constant flow of gold, get the Gold mine (M3/14) and the Crystal mine (M3/23). Better stay near the Fort (M3/21), as it will take Eduardo (level 11, Cleric) from Duke's Guard only 4 turns to show up near La Segadora (M1/3). He is not a threat, but he will try as hard as he can to get the Fort. If that happens, he will pack it with Celestials (i.e. upgraded Seraphs) and it will be impossible to take it back. Before you head for Dragon Eye Pendant, you have to recruit creatures from your Fort and Magic Menagerie (M1/4, M3/20), keep Eduardo's armies at bay (they come through the portal - M3/24), expand La Segadora and gather an army there. Lucretia, along with a huge army, will guard the Fort for you.
Another opponent may appear – Rosalie (level 10, Cleric). Her army is slightly stronger than Eduardo's, but still you can defeat her. When Lucretia's army will be powerful enough (Praetorians, Marksmen, Imperial Griffins, Vestals, Blazing Glories and Sun Crusaders) and at least four times bigger than Eduardo's, you can head to Fort (M3/21). Hire a new hero. His/her task will be providing backup for Lucretia from La Segadora. Destroy all creatures within your sight as Sandro and recruit units from your Fort. Remember about the other one located in starting point (M1/1, M3/1) and its increasing population of Skeletons, Ghouls and Ghosts. Hire another hero in La Segadora (M1/3) and take him/her there, to recruit a substantial number of Ghosts. Add them to Sandro's army. At the same time, the newly "hired" hero will provide "weekly shipment" of units from Magic Menagerie to Fort (M3/21). This way Sandro will strengthen his army. Remember about backup for Lucretia (who protects an important facility) from La Segadora (M1/3). Also, remember about further development of the castle.
When you defeat local creatures, collect resources and level-up your hero, you can head for Dragon Eye Pendant. Therefore go west (path near a Gold mine [M3/14]). The first item is hidden in ruins next to the path (in front of the bridge) (M1/6). It is guarded by a group of Darkness Elementals.
They will not be a problem. And half of the task is completed!
Before you continue the search for Pendant, check the west part of the map. You will find there a very useful object. It is a neutral city Corvino (M3/30). Although it is Haven, you can transform it into Necropolis. At last you will be able to upgrade your units and gather a decent undead army.
Unfortunately, your new Necropolis needs a lot of work. To gain access to elite units as fast as possible forget about Graveyard (Skeletons) or Crypts (Ghouls). Start with City Hall. Your castle has higher level and you can build Sepulcher (Liches) as well as Pestilent Tomb (Lamasu) and Vampire Mansion (Vampires) in next rounds. It is recommended to change mentioned buildings into: Pestilent Catacomb (Putrid Lamasu), Mausoleum (Archliches), Vampire Palace (Vampire Lord). You can build other dwellings later. Nevertheless, the core of your army should be 2nd level units. Take the "courier" hero to Necropolis. His/her task will be recruiting undead units and bringing them to Sandro. It is worth building Town Portal and Advanced Town Portal. It will allow you to move between your castles. The moment you overtake the new Necropolis, La Segadora (M1/3) should be almost fully developed and should offer a wide range of Haven's units (from Praetorians, through Imperial Griffins to Celestials).
After collecting a decent number of Necropolis's units, head for the Dragon Eye Pendant. It is in ruins located on east (M1/8) and protected by several Celestials.
Take the artifact when you defeat them.
Your journal is updated, therefore take the Dragon Eye Pendants to the right place.
Ghost Gate in the right upper corner (M1/9). You will pass a neutral Haven's Fort (M3/48). Attack it, but you do not have to change it into Necropolis. When you get to Ghost Gate, Sandro will say:
The portal is open, and additionally, you will receive the Necromancer's Chasuble (piece of Great Lich's Set).
The task is complete. Your journal has been updated. Go to Ovidio's Vault to get the Staff of the Netherworld!