Battle of Mists and Iron
20+ Level release
Tell us the story of your release in 500 words or less! This will help us write the cutscenes for your story.
Krognac DoomCleaver, Orc War Chief of the powerful Orgoth Clan, has sailed to Yokai Isle and has his eye on the prize! Legends foretell of an ancient sword known as the Masamune, rumored to possess mythical abilities of conquest and lost in time for centuries, that is hidden somewhere in the mists and rolling hills of the Seifuku-sha Valley, meaning the Valley of Conqueror’s.
If WarChief Krognac obtains this legendary weapon, he will unleash a massive crusade upon all who would stand against the Orgoth Clan! The hero must race against the Orgoth clan, who is fighting through the Yokai on the opposite side of the Valley, to reach the Shrine of Honor first and protect the Masamune from the power-hungry WarChief!
The hero must complete trials of Honor with the Ninja and Samuari Nopperabo to prove his worth to enter, while collecting Ancient Scrolls of the swords’ former owners to learn the honor and burden of wielding such a tool! When the hero finally enters the Shrine within the Valley’s heart, he finds that Krognac has already reached the sword…but his dishonorable ways have rendered him unable to lift the weapon from its stand on the shrine's pedastool! It’s up to the hero to stop the Orc’s rampage before the fires of his anger engulf all of Yokai!
Name of Map
Suggest a map name for your area. It should match the theme of the general area you want to set your release in. Choose from the following map locations:
I chose to set my release on Yokai Island, so I my map suggestion is:Seifuku.
Choose any NPC currently in game to be your Quest Giver. Also, you’ll need to create speech text for NPC:
Ninja Trainer & Martial Arts Gear Vendor
The Orc’s…We’ve never seen their true might in conquest until now! They are laying siege to the Valley of Seifuku-sha, also known as the Valley of Conqueror’s! Legends foretell of a powerful tool that lies within the mists somewhere …That must be why the War Chief is here!
Your foe is Krognac DoomCleaver, an Orc who is rumored to have defeated a Doom monster with his bare hands and WarChief of the Orgoth Clan! How do I know? I snuck into their camp before you arrived, listening to a speech from the massive Orc. He doesn’t sound that much brighter than most but he has passion and rage to make up for it.
The Orgoth Clan did not expect the Yokai Nopperabo to be guarding the Valley or to even be here at all. I’m sure the legend of whatever is in this Valley left that part out…Fortunately enough for us that gives us time to work before the War Chief reaches his goal.
Choose 4-7 of the following baddies to populate your new map:
• Yokai Monsters: Ninja and Samurai Nopperabo, Funa-Yurei, and the Tanuki.
Boss Monster Type*
Suggest the type of your boss monster from one of the following categories:
My Monster boss type suggestion is: Orc.
Description: A hulkish Orc, standing at least a head over a regular Orc, riddled with battle scars across his biceps and shoulders. His face features a grueling expression of war and conflict, his tusks longer then a normal Orc’s and a warrior’s ponytail of flowing white hair behind him. His armor is a thick, spiked Plate Armor, its main color of dark Iron and its trim a powerful orange color. The armor covers one side of the Orc’s chest while leaving the upper breast/chest area and shoulder exposed. The one Pauldron worn on the left shoulder (The shoulder facing the player) is a rounded shape featuring spikes along its edges and the skull and horns of a defeated beast, a wide round skull, it’s horns curling down under the toothy jaw and then back upwards. His left arm features similar armor with the iron/orange colors of Orgoth Clan and a spike poking from his elbow. His right arm and shoulder is bare. His leg armor is simple, Iron-colored/orange plates strapped to the sides of his legs, a black cloth-mesh beneath. His knee’s feature two smaller animal skulls strapped crudely to his knees. The WarCheif’s weapon is a sword forged with a grizzly, rectangular blade. An iron spike is strapped onto its flat top, creating an almost hook-like shape. The grip is a wooden material with orange straps holding it together, their edges hanging loosely from the hilt itself.
List what types of rewards you want:
• Boss Drops.
• Shop that unlocks after completing all quests.
Describe what your rewards* will look like. You can suggest the following types:
• 1 Armor – Orgoth War Chief, a player morph into an orc wearing the War Chief’s armor, appropriately sized to match a player-Orc armor. The armor is a thick, spiked Plate Armor, its main color of dark Iron and its trim a powerful orange color. The armor covers one side of the Orc’s chest while leaving the upper breast/chest area and shoulder exposed. The one Pauldron worn on the left shoulder (The shoulder facing the player) is a rounded shape featuring the skull and horns of a defeated beast, a wide round skull, it’s horns curling down under the toothy jaw and then upwards. His left arm features similar armor with the iron/orange colors of Orgoth Clan and a spike from the elbow. His right arm and shoulder is bare. His leg armor is simple, Iron-colored/orange plates strapped to the sides of his legs, a black cloth-mesh beneath. His knee’s feature two smaller animal skulls strapped crudely to his knees.
• 1 Helmet – Orgoth War helmet – a steel-grey/orange helm, featuring a scowling brow to form a visage of intimidation and tusks bolted onto the cheeks that curl upwards towards the player’s ears. From the back of the helm is a false pony-tail of white animal fur, to copy the infamous War chief’s own Warrior pony tail.
• 1 cape – The War Chief’s Cloak – A tattered white fur cloak, featuring a glossy-black interior, falling to the ankles of the player and wrapping around the ground at the player’s feet.
• First Weapon – The Blade of the Fallen Chief – The sword of Krognac, the weapon is a sword forged with a grizzly, rectangular blade. An iron spike is strapped onto its flat top, creating an almost hook-like shape. The grip is a wooden material with orange straps holding it together, their edges hanging loosely from the hilt itself.
• Second Weapon – The Masamune Blade – A beautiful katana, it’s smooth and curved blade featuring an indent in its face, for strength and balance. Its hilt features a black cloth hilt, wrapped expertly with a golden ribbon to symbolize courage. The ribbon is marked with blue Yokai inscriptions, symbolizing the everyday life of a hero with the sapphire color. Its blade is a pristine white, shining brightly like the heart of those who are true to wield it.
Quest Legend: (when writing the quest outline please indicate what type of quest you are thinking of)
• Quest’s #1,3,5,7 are Drop quests.
• Quest’s #2,4, and 6 are Clicky Quests.
Your Release Outline
// Player joins “Seifuku”
// Player talks to “Kunoichi”
Cutscene #1 – The mists over the rolling hills of the Valley of Seifuku-sha slowly fade, revealing the brutish silhouettes of the two Orcs, before fading entirely and revealing an Orgoth Clan Peon, Yuk’gra, and Krognac DoomCleaver.
Yuk’gra: WarChief, we sail to strange land of mist and hills but me forget on walk from shore. What we finding again?
Krognac DoomCleaver: A weapon that make Orgoth Clan greatest of all Clans! Through anvil of battle, we forge with iron of victory…a new Clan that wash over world of Lore like Firestorm!
Yuk’gra: Firestorm! Victory to Orgoth!
*The Peon Orc raises his fists in a cheer*
Krognac DoomCleaver: Rally troops from ship! We attack Valley and seize trophy! Nothing stop us, no matter what, we keep fighting!
*The War Chief raises his sword in a war cry!*
Cutscene#2 - *The War Chief lays broken and defeated at the heroes feet in front of the Shrine of Masamune, his blade dropped in front of him. Shakily, he rises to his hands and knees before the hero.*
Krognac DoomCleaver: Me…me no get it…me have Will of Iron…What right do Hero have to stop the Great War Chief…of Orgoth…Me have power…and…
Hero: That’s your mistake, War Chief. There is more to having power than simply taking what you want. It’s a great duty that you must carry both proudly and humbly.
*The War Chief lowers his head at the Hero’s words, starting to see his mistake.*
Krognac DoomCleaver: Me…wanted to bring brothers and sisters to new height for Orcs…Instead we find things with no face who fight harder than anything we face before…Many hurt…Me no wanted this.
Hero: I believe you’ve learned from your mistake, War Chief, and that is punishment enough.
*The hero kneels down, offering the Orc a hand to get back to his feet.*
Hero: If I learned anything from this day, it’s that not everything has to end with a blade. Let’s tend to your injured, War Chief Krognac.
What’s yours is mine.
We need to find out who these Orc’s are and if they are part of a Clan. The Nopperabo have been fighting them since they arrived, guarding something at the heart of the valley. Defeat the Nopperabo and retrieve the Orc’s weapons from them and maybe we’ll find a symbol or writing on one of them!
7 Unknown Orc Clan weapons
You did well, collecting these so quickly by the way, although not as quietly as you could’ve. Now let’s see here…Yes…Yes! I’ve seen some of the heroes I’ve trained talking about symbols like this. This is the Orgoth Clan, known for their destructive and powerful tactics in battle.Why would he send so many of his Orcs against the Nopperabo though? It doesn’t add up.
Now that we know who they are, let’s see if we can’t find out what they are after in the Valley of Conqueror’s. Hidden in the mists and grass, are scrolls. They are the reason I was here before the Orc’s showed up, actually, but I have yet to find any. Try to have better luck and see if they share any ancient knowledge about this place, Hero!
1 readable scroll retrieved
Lemme read these for you, hero…”I write these scrolls now, as a humbled wielder of the Masamune Sword. It is the greatest power I have ever known, with it…nothing is truly beyond my grasp. While this fact rings true like the ring of battle, I find myself in awe of the blade’s beauty simply out of battle. As if the weapon was forged as a symbol, not a weapon.” The Masamune blade!
Legend made real.
Legends foretell of the great Masamune sword, the finest sword ever forged in Yokai Island history! They also say it has the mythical strength to empower its wielder! That is why the Orc’s are here, it has to be! If we’re going to get any closer to the heart of the Valley, we’ll need to prove your honor to the Nopperabo. Challenge and defeat 8 Samurai Nopperabo and return to me.
8 Samurai defeated honorably.
Good, very good, Hero. You defeated them, yet used your power in such a way that you did not disgrace them with utter defeat. For once, I am impressed.
The Orc’s have started to simply destroy everything in their path, burning down trees and knocking over any ancient statues they find…This destruction cannot go on, Hero! We need to find out where the blade is hidden and reach it before the Orc’s do. Perhaps another scroll will help us, find it before the Orcs burn them away with the rest of the valley!
1 Scorched Scroll Found
Strange, this one appears to be in different hand-writing. Let me translate…”I have obtained the blade, as I knew I would. That foolish old Samurai thought he could keep what was rightfully mine away from me. Little did he know, I simply snuck my way into the old man’s study one night and took it! Nothing is beyond your grasp if you’re clever enough to get it, what use does one have for honor? Now, I wield the greatest blade of Yokai Island and will become Emperor soon enough…” It seems the blade has changed hands over time…Some less honorable then others.
You have earned the Samurai Nopperabo’s respect, but the Ninja Nopperabo seem more skeptical about your worthiness to enter the Valley’s heart and claim the Masamune. Simple spirits…don’t they understand we are trying to help? Hero, prove to them that you have the right to wield the power you've earned, unlike Warchief Krognac.
6 Ninja Nopperabo defeated.
I think now they understand, your right is undisputed, yet still they bar our path. Perhaps something else will work, something that doesn't involve a blade…
Defeated, not forgotten.
Even though they have burned and destroyed this beautiful Valley in search for their WarChief’s prize, the Orc’s were not prepared for the skill of the Samurai and Ninja Nopperabo…It makes my blood boil suggesting this, but perhaps if we mend a few of them, it will show these Yokai that even in victory, you still respect your enemy enough to not leave them to their fates.
8 Orc Peon's healed.
Orgoth Clan is brutal and destructive but they did not deserve what their WarCheif has thrown them into… I hope some see the foolishness in his actions…
It seems the Tanuki and Funa-Yurei have noticed we’ve taken a liking to the Scrolls hidden around the Valley…They’ve started picking up any parchment or scrolls they find and hording them. See if you can’t…retrieve them, Hero, I only have half of the tale here, from the same hand-writing as the man who stole the sword from it’s old master…“I have taken the Masamune to the Valley of Conqueror’s and placed it upon the Shrine of Honor, to let the Blade look upon the Valley it should soon fill with those defeated. I let the blade alone for a while, and then returned to claim it…” These should be the last few we need to finish the tale and find the Sword.
3 Scroll parts found.
Very well done, Hero, those Yokai can be very mischievous when they see a reason. Now, let’s piece these back together and finish the tale.
Final Quest: Boss Battle
Earned, not taken.
A trail of smoke has come from the center of the Valley, Hero, I believe Krognac has found his prize. We need to quickly translate this…” I let the blade alone for a while, giving it time to absorb this mysterious place before I returned to claim it a few hours later. When I tried to lift my weapon from the Shrine…my strength failed me and it refused to budge! Despite every attempt I made, the Sword did not move…I realized now that the Blade had simply used me to find its final resting place and that I was truly unworthy of wielding it in battle…I left Yokai Island, leaving both my pride and the Sword at the Shrine of Honor in the Bamboo Circle…” Finally, there we have it, Hero! The WarChief’s equally dishonorable tactics are going to render him unable to wield the blade either. One can only imagine his rage then…Defeat him once and for all to prevent his rampage from even starting, Hero!
1 Krognac DoomCleaver’s Ponytail.
You…you helped him after the battle, Hero? I…don’t know what to say. You upheld an honorable banner all the way to the end, even when faced with an enemy who had none of his own. You truly have learned the lesson of the Masamune.