In Crystal Forest you are going to fight the next great battle. You still lead Norcaine forces but in the further phase of mission you can recruit Shadow units. In this battle you may recruit all kinds of units (but you must allocate your materials wisely). Recruiting Shadow forces is necessary to win the battle but do not exaggerate with the number of Shadow soldiers. You need to use Shadow's abilities - becoming invisible and easiness of destroying buildings. You are also made to recruit flying units - try to recruit minimum number of such creatures. Prepare yourself for one of the biggest battles in Spellforce 2 (the other two are battles of Dragh'Lur and Bullwark). At the beginning fortify your base. And remember about reasonable number of Necromancers and Arachnis - you will need them when storming your enemy's base.
- The portal to Song Glass
- The Headquarter
- Earth Essence
- The ravine
- The camp of Light Worshippers
- Gates to the fortress
- Light Worshippers backup
- Enemy's camps and Titans
- The Crystal
- The Malacay's Laboratory
11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Journey Stones
On the other side of the portal (1) you are introduced to the situation in the Crystal Forest. Go to your headquarter (2) and start gathering materials. Build a few towers immediately. Let your heroes to clear the area from creatures. Near your headquarter there are Elemental Nodes and Earth Essence (3). Destroy nodes and take what you need. In the East you can find new materials. Start to fortify your base. You are given a quest: reach the Crystal Mountain and the Malacay's laboratory. You have to go through the base of your opponent.
Quest solved: reach the Crystal Forest
Quest solved: find Ice, Fire and Earth Essence
The ravine you have to go through is defended by set of towers and a large army (4). There is nothing to do except the frontal attack. Do not try to kill soldiers - your main targets are towers. Attack until you destroy everything. When you're done take all items found in the base with you (5).
Head to the Malacay's Laboratory. Unfortunately you face a problem that can be solved only by alliance with your old enemy - the Shadow. You receive a quest: use Shadow soldiers to open gates to the fortress (6). Since now you may build Shadow buildings and recruit its units.
Gather a group of 10-12 Assassins and send them to your opponent's fortress - near the lever that opens the gate. Destroy a group of defenders and switch the lever. The road to the fortress is opened now. You are given a quest: reach the Laboratory and destroy the base of Light Worshippers. Recruit new soldiers and attack with all your might. Use the opened gates to enter the fortress.
Quest solved: use Shadows to open the gate to the fortress
Do not attack towers. Lead your forces to your opponent's backup and destroy all his buildings and soldiers (7). When you capture his materials he cannot recruit new units. If you still have Lenya you may recruit a few Ravages that can destroy towers easily. If you're short of materials send your workers to the enemy's camp to gather some materials. Destroy following camps of your enemy (8). Beware of Titans.
In the center of the Light Worshippers camp you can find a strange Crystal (9). A quest is given to you: gather five Crystal Shards to activate the portal. Shards are hidden in the mountains. Gryphons that can be killed only by Shadow flying units guard it. Recruit a few such creatures and gather Shards.
Four Transformers can kill the Gryphon in the blink of an eye. Completing all shards takes only a minute. A task is given to you: put shards in the Crystal in correct order. It should be 3-2-4-5-1 (but I'm not sure if the melody cannot change. To be sure listen to the melody first). A Journey Stone to the Laboratory is activated. Go there now.
Quest solved: destroy the base of Light Worhippers
Quest solved: gather five Crystal Shards
Quest solved: put Crystal Shards in the Crystal in the correct order
Follow the path leading to the Laboratory (10). You have to fight Ice Elementals and other creatures. You shouldn't have any serious problem. You can also find chests with Spiral and Cuboid Tile.
After a while you reach the Laboratory. But Malacay is not here. You are given new tasks: fond out where Malacay's hideout is and gather all tiles needed for solving the strange mosaic. Search the Laboratory and the nearest area - tiles are hidden in chests guarded by elementals.
Quest solved: reach the Malacay's Laboratory
There is a guardian waiting for you at the end of the path. You have to defeat him to enter the second part of the Laboratory.
You have to put tiles in correct places. The correct order is shown on the inner, moving circle. Now you have to guess the place to start (Southeast plate). When you put tiles in correct places the portal to Malacay's hideout appears. Enter it.
Quest solved: find all tiles and solve the mosaic
The chapter is finished. Following quests are solved:
To the Crystal Forest: destroy all camps of Orcs in Crystal Forest
The Book D'arh: gather all pieces of Book D'arh to summon Gargoyles
To the Crystal Mountain: reach the Malacay's Laboratory in the Crystal Mountain
Malacay's Hideout: find out where the Malacay's hideout is
The Song Glass: find Malkuth and missing scouts in the Song Glass
An Odd Codger: find out what Professor's strange talk was about
The Right Twist - Rohen's Portal: give the piece of Rohen's portal to Professor Twiddle
The Right Twist - Timetwister: activate the Timetwister
The Art Of Forging - Bloodmoon: bring all items needed for forging Bloodmoon to Jandrim