So recently I went back into an old Flash Game Series known as Warlords. A bunch of races live on a continent known as "Beneril" and peace is wished for, but very hard to achieve because the races constantly want to kill each other.
The Human Alliance
The Night Elves/High Elves
The Wood Elves
The Orcs of the North
The Orcs of the South
The Men of the West
The Mountain Trolls
and The Demons who wake up every time there is a conflict.
Plus The Marcolites and The Arnolds in later games.
One big thing in this world are The Demons. They are really tough in the regular game, and so they will be here too.
A Divided Beneril (Non-lore): Every province is independent.
Early Days of Beneril: This is what Beneril was probably like many years before the first game, and before the Human Alliance got greedy.
The Human Civil War: The Human Alliance at this point had gotten super greedy. They broke their alliances with the elves, and have caused multiple wars. Humans within the alliance start a rebellion and form The Men of the West. This is still before the first game.
The Undead's Rise: A Necromancer begins raising the dead and building an army. Eventually the Undead destroy what is now known as "The Forest of the Damned". This is STILL before the first game.
The First War of Beneril (Warlords: Call to Arms): The Demons have awoken finally and tensions shatter into war. Meanwhile the Orcs divide into the Orcs of the North and Orcs of the South due to disagreements. This is the scenario based on the first Warlords. In canon, the Demons and Undead lose, but anyone else can win and the outcome will remain the same. Whoever wins builds a short-lived empire that falls apart.
The Second War of Beneril (Warlords 2: Rise of Demons): In between the last war and this war, the Night Elves become the High Elves, and the events of the spinoff Warlords: Heroes have already taken place. The Demons awaken after sensing more tension between the races, causing a second war. This is the second game in the series. In canon, The Demons lose, but anyone else including the undead can win and the same outcome occurs. The winner has a short-lived empire that falls apart before the next game.
Alternative Second War: In the game you can unlock a final "Joke Race" that is overpowered beyond balls known as "The Arnolds". It is a clear reference to Terminator. This Scenario includes them.
The Third War of Beneril (Warlords: Epic Conflict): Many long years have passed since the events of the last game and peace has been enjoyed, however as tensions rise, a group of humans from across the sea set up a colony on an island north of Beneril. They brought "Thunderous Weapons" that accidentally awoke the demons a third time. This starts a third war, and these new people are called "The Marcolites". This is the third and final game in the series (So Far), and is my favorite one. I have no idea if there is a canon victor for the end of this one, as I couldn't find one.
War of the Titans (Non-Lore): Had a bit of fun with this one. A world where The Arnolds, Marcolites, and Demons dominate Beneril.
Peace in Beneril (Non-Lore): An assumed look at what Beneril looks like after the events of the third game. I assume a short-lived empire rules the area then falls apart.
The warlords map is small and for the purposes of this, I kept the map small. There are only 29 conquerable territories, which makes this map perfect for if you want very quick games. Plus the sea provinces should make things interesting.
I delved deep into the lore of Warlords expecting to just have enough to create three scenarios based on the Three Wars of Beneril, but was plesantly surprised that there was so much more that I missed when I was younger. So I took advantage of that and built scenarios based around lore and not just around the games. Also, enjoy fighting the demons, they have kicked my rear-end many times because they are tough and like to be aggressive.
I will update this scenario as I discover more and more of the lore. Maybe even a scenario based on Warlords: Heroes, the spinoff game.
Read the Read Me for instructions that comes along with the map.