- Capture Horncrest within a week;
- Capture Tor-Hrall within two months;
- Freyda, Ylaya, Duncan, Wulfstan and Isabel must survive.
- Capture all opponent's castles.
Hero: You will control all main heroes met in Hammers of Fate. Every one of them may reach 29th experience level maximally.
Bonus: Choose the Golden Horsehoe. Luck and morale may turn the scales in our favor. One Black Dragon is not an army and we'll have enough of gold.
You start in dungeons (1). You got only 7 days to reach Horncrest (3) castle. So move to the surface exit (2). Let Isabel gather resources and Ylaya go straight to the target.
You have to defeat some units of your opponent (3). After defeating them you'll get 5 strong heroes under your control. From now on you have exactly two months for expanding your city and exploring whole map.
I'm advising to build up Ylaya's army with Rune Patriarch, Marksmen and Inquisitors. With such an army, go east to the point that is with (x) marked. There is a garrison there guarded by 10,000 Enforcers' unit (rebellious peasants). Use Empowered Meteor Shower and Empowered Implosion spells. Remember to set your Grim Raiders close to biggest opponent's unit to fully use their additional attack skill. Hit peasants' clusters with Rune Patriarch. In principle you can't win this fight without casualties but you can reduce them thanks to my advices. You will get 92,000 experience points.
Do not rush into dungeons. The orange opponent possesses quite strong army. Take one hero of yours (for example Wulfstan) and head east to first of fortresses (4). There is second Haven castle and what is more, it is completely expanded (Angels recruiting possibility is missing). When you have both castles on the surface under your control you may occupy all mines situated nearby.
Provide Freyda with more arms after around three weeks and join her forces with Duncan's and Isabel's Army. Then take Freyda with such an army underground. Conquer all three castles (4) as soon as possible. Now you can start gathering your armies for final battle.
Important advice: build Castle and Temple of the Forsaken in two southern, underground castles in order to recruit Archdevils.
The passage to Tor Hrall is guarded by two garrisons (6). There is also blue key-master tent (blue dot a) which can open the way guarder by the blue watchtower (blue dot b). There is two-way portal right behind it (5a) which leads to Dungeon castle and few mines (5b).
After conquering the second garrison you will be informed about Alaryk's withdraw. Now there is only Dwarven King to defeat. But final battle (7) is quite tough.
The enemy hides behind city walls of course. Your spells are the key to success (so it is Ylaya who should be lead hero now).
The most imported thing: this battle has time limit. Every unit has only a few second to take an action. This is very stressful. And you can't avoid this even when on Easy difficulty level.
First of all: defend yourself. Wait till Black Bear Rider goes in front of walls and then kill him with Champions. Use your Griffins special ability on one of shooting units (Spearwielder or Rune Patriarch). Your opponent will be hurt badly and there is also a chance that Griffin will land behind city walls. If so most of enemy's units will attack exactly him. And then are perfect target for Empowered meteor Shower.
The second important thing is amount of Squires. The bigger, the better. They won't get hurt most the time. And when most of your units die they will be perfect barrier. Kill Thanes and Magma Dragons with Empowered Implosion.
Your Inquisitor who has very high Defense factor and can also hit badly finishes the battle.