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THE ROAD NORTH
The Dire Marsh

THE LEGION ENTERS THE DIRE MARSH. THE WATCHER LIES IN AMBUSH AHEAD; SOULBLIGHTER FOLLOWS BEHIND.

Monday June 15, The Edge of the Dire Marsh

The Legion has come two hundred and fifty miles in little more than two weeks. Not returning west, to safety, but headed north, toward the melted cities of the Trow and Balor's fortress.

Back in Forest Heart, Alric convinced our officers that the west was lost. That our small force could contribute nothing to the hopeless battles that would soon be fought around Madrigal, Willow and Tandem. These cities would fall, he said, and all their people would die, whether we sacrificed ourselves or not.

Then he told us what we could do instead.

Alric was interrogated by Balor during his captivity, and he learned by chance that Balor had bound each of The Fallen to himself, to ensure their obedience to his will. The Fallen draw their power through these links, and were Balor to be killed they would all be powerless. The armies of the Dark would collapse.

So Balor must fall. But today we are only at the edge of the Dire Marsh, nearly five hundred miles from his fortress, with the Watcher waiting in ambush ahead and Soulblighter shadowing us from behind. We have a long road before us.

A few men and I are leaving the main column in a few moments to discover the fate of a scouting party which has not returned. None of us expect to find them alive, but we must recover an artifact carried by their leader, gr'Uman, Lieutenant of Archers.

 

Go to the Field Guide Entry documenting this level's easter eggs and points of interest with pictures.

Mission Objective: Retrieve the Bow of Furious Incandescence.

Notable Quote: "Is that blood?"

The following image is an actual pregame pic cut from the final release.

Beta Pic
"…our small force could contribute nothing to the hopeless battles that would soon be fought around Madrigal, Willow and Tandem. These cities would fall, he said, and all their people would die, whether we sacrificed ourselves or not."

Looks like something straight out of a horror movie. Jason with an axe?

Before the level starts there is a cutscene but it only sets the stage for the level and nothing more.
Scene 2
Here we see 3 thrall standing around while a Myrmidon works.
Scene 1
That Myrmidon digs a hole.
Scene 2
Now there are only two thrall standing around.
Scene 1
The digging Myrmidon makes another hole.
Scene 4
Now there is only one thrall left standing around.
Catch on yet? All they are doing is burying thrall to ambush you. If thrall could just come out of the ground on their own then we would see it in more then just in this level. Hence the cutscene to show us how they got there.

If you win this level you see an archer fashioning the stoning arrows from The Watcher's arm.

Victory Screen

    This archer looks a little disgruntled at his task. How would you like to be whittling the bone of the second or third most powerfull sorcerors in living memory, knowing that he's still out there and is not gonna be very happy about it? How would you like to be whittling bone, period?

If you lose you see a ritual that we know nothing about, heh.

Loss Screen

    These humans are getting ready to be skewered as their fallen comrades were skewered before them. These can be seen in game in The Watcher level. I'll try to get snaps of them for those of you that missed it.

Myth TFL:
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Across the Gjol


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