Username:    Password:    Remember Me?         

Fantasy Friday I - Major Towns Overview - Reverie World Studios Forums

Go Back   Reverie World Studios Forums > Dawn of Fantasy > Main Square > Media Fair
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2009, 05:18 PM
Alex Walz's Avatar
Alex Walz Alex Walz is offline
Reverie World Studios - Former Marketing Director & Assistant Producer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,254
Alex Walz has extremely good reputationAlex Walz has extremely good reputationAlex Walz has extremely good reputationAlex Walz has extremely good reputation
Default Fantasy Friday I - Major Towns Overview

Fantasy Friday I
Major Towns Overview



Click to Enlarge.

Hey guys!

Starting now, we will be changing the format of our media showcases a bit. First off, we will have one every Friday, until DoF's release, under the name of "Fantasy Friday." Secondly, these showcases, for the most part, will feature less of an emphasis on screenshots and more of an emphasis on descriptions. So we will be narrowing the subjects being showcased but we will provide more information in the long run. We have big plans for the future including showcasing individual units and abilities, skirmish modes, resources, spells, and other exciting aspects of DoF. So be sure to check back every week!

As a segue into this new style of showcase, I'd like to present you with a little information on the twelve major towns featured in Dawn of Fantasy:


Denwall (Region – Rollingplain)
The people of Denwall have gained a reputation as tough and unyielding folk. Their castle is the source of this stubborn nature, for while it is much smaller than the mighty Dagbor, its mountaintop location and double walls have over the years repelled many a fearsome foe. The citizens even have well-loved siege song. Many of the verses involve rather rude metaphors, but the refrain is uncomplicated. “Come on with your swords and your spears/Whenever you want, we'll be here!”


Dagbor (Region – Southmont)
The name of Dagbor has echoed through the ages with strength and victory. This is humankind's largest and proudest city. Its defenses are legendary: two layers of walls protect the lower entrance, while the keep itself is circled by a roaring river and treacherous cliffs. The ancient bones of those foolhardy enough to tackle water and rock sometimes resurface briefly, before the lethal undercurrents suck them once more back to their watery prison.


Darssen (Region – Rollingplain)
Darssen is a town of romance and fairytale. Situated on the human-elven border, stories abound of forbidden liaisons between elf and human. Consequently, it is the haven and breeding ground of bards and minstrels, as well as adventure seekers and ne'er-do-wells. But gold does not run thick, and the wooden walls of this small stronghold reflect its poverty. Though its hilltop stance is adequate against small assaults, a sieging army would meet scant resistance.


Thorndale (Region – Wold)
Set idyllically in the backlands of the Wold region, Thorndale maintains a quiet existence. Farming is in the blood of most Wold folk, and their intelligence is often mocked by neighboring Southmontians. However, Thorndale has in times past suffered many orc raids, and proof that these people are not fools is evident in the wide moat and variety of wall-mounted defenses. Some do whisper that the walls themselves have weaknesses, but it would surely take a committed siege to discover them.


Gelmeerim (Region – Taltos)
Known also as The City of the Sky, Gelmeerim rises from a mountain lake in a symbolic reflection of the creation myths, in which the Gods made all beings from the images they perceived in the Great Lake. These splendid walls demonstrate elven architecture at its finest and fiercest. This is not a place allowed to mortal feet, unless that mortal can somehow cross either of the two heavily defended bridges that constitute the only routes into Gelmeerim.


Illas Tiltos (Region – Bolfores'l)
The great capital city of the elven realm embodies all the awesome power of this immortal race. Its beauty is unearthly and unwelcoming. Boleta hums in every space, and the trees are giants here. Few that are not elves have witnessed the glory of Illas Tiltos and lived to tell the tale. Twin walls built with elven craft stand tall about the inner keep, and it is said that to siege Illas Tiltos would be to blow against a hurricane.


Illas Tortra (Region – Erthee L’Bala)
Located in the heartland of the wood elves, secrecy and independence have always been the hallmarks of Illas Tortra. Though remote from human and orchish realms, Illas Tortra still experienced some upheaval from the wars between these races. It is a city that values the mystical secrets of the forest life and fiercely fought to maintain its independence from the High Elf culture. It is located at the point where land meets the sea and so it is a thriving port city, protected by a double wall, surrounded by a swamp.


Uttal Atras (Region – Bolfores’l)
Uttal Attras is the second most important city in Bolfores’l, and has always struggled in the shadow of Illas Tiltos. The leaders of Uttal Atras seek to preserve the special place of Bolfores’l as the land in which elves originated, so great emphasis is placed on preserving and advancing the high arts of elven civilization here. Uttal Atras is a miracle of elven masonry with five keeps connected by sky bridges located in the impassable low land that is filled with lakes and swamps.

Nokkrasol (Region – Flattan Rol)
Nokkrasol is on a promontory that thrusts deep into elven lands and thus is seen by orcs to represent the ambition, daring and courage of the entire orc nation. Those who live here are mighty, and will not give respect without good reason. Located at the Orcish border with elves, this stronghold while insignificant in size, and protected only by a single layer of walls, is still a hard nut to crack, since it is located on top of the mountain pass and protected by fast moving mountain rivers.


Pultak (Region – Brakental)
In the far south of the orcish realm is a barren desert region, and across many centuries of hardship and struggle, the fortess town of Pultak has grown up here. It is considered home to the hardiest and most ferocious orc warriors alive. Standing in the middle of the desert, impervious to fire, the stronghold of Pultak is not the largest, but it is protected with two layers of walls and natural desert and mountain terrain. There is no cover or protection for the unlucky attackers.


Makkada (Region – Flattan Rol)
Makkada means “Mother Womb,” and it is the pride of the orc race. This place makes all orcs strong, for here orcs were first created. The capital city of the orc kingdom, Makkada is one of the largest cities in the land of Mythador – quite uncharacteristic of orcs, yet there it is - located on a mountain side surrounded by deadly swamp. This town is protected by numerous layers of walls, not to mention the royal keep on the mountain top. It can only be taken by a truly massive army.


Ral Nistro (Region – Thikken Dal)
Ral Nistro was built by bold orcs in the distant past, orcs who dared to settle right on the border of the human realm. Part of Thikken Dal - the land beneath the trees – it is famous for its orc archers. Located on a mountain and surrounded by impassible forest, Ral Nistro is the second most impenetrable orc stronghold. Its only weakness is that wild fires can be started around and inside the stronghold - but defenders can take advantage of that as well. Protected with two layers of walls, and 3 keep structures, Ral Nistro makes for a hard target.


All of these towns will be available in the beta and more major towns might be added before release.

Each of these towns will be available in both the MMORTS mode and as singleplayer/multiplayer skirmish maps. So look forward to exploring all the nooks and crannies of these massive towns as your MMORTS hero trades with the local merchants, hires mercenaries local to the region, purchases siege equipment or livestock, chats with other wandering players, takes on quests from the NPCs, or you can even team up with other players to take one of these towns by siege to loot the town's wealth. These towns are all rich in history so talking with the locals is always rewarding to learn the secrets of the market and the region as a whole. Or head to the skirmish modes, single- or multi-player, to protect or siege these great towns. Just imagine hosting a LAN party with you and three friends defending the capital city of Makkada as four more friends team up to take you down! 'Nuff said.

Expect in-depth showcases of each of these twelve towns in the near future. See you next Friday!
__________________
Alex Walz | Former Assistant Producer & Publicist of Reverie World Studios, INC.
Follow us on Twitter! Fan us on Facebook!
"The sky grows lighter my friends. The break of day should cheer the heart. But for us, sunrise brings only bloody war. Make thou ready. Defend my people well." - Prince Erian IV, Dawn of Fantasy

Last edited by Alex Walz : 11-21-2009 at 09:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Espadachim Espadachim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 130
Espadachim will become famous soon enough
Default

*Applauds*

Really great cities. The history behind each of them was a great plus.

(Also, it looks like that it will take several player to take down the capital cities. Good to know )
__________________
Espadachim/Peralta

Dawn of Fantasy Heaven Staff.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2009, 06:09 PM
Konstantin Fomenko's Avatar
Konstantin Fomenko Konstantin Fomenko is offline
Reverie World Studios - Producer & Design Director
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,600
Konstantin Fomenko has extremely good reputationKonstantin Fomenko has extremely good reputationKonstantin Fomenko has extremely good reputationKonstantin Fomenko has extremely good reputation
Default

Quote:
Also, it looks like that it will take several player to take down the capital cities
Several players with pretty strong armies! Some of the epic quests we have late game ask players to form alliance with several players and sack a capital city.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2009, 06:22 PM
Kire Kire is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 655
Kire has a spectacular aura aboutKire has a spectacular aura about
Default

Nice pictures ... My favorite is Darssen ..... oh what great fortress it would be there if had enough money =P, even now looks simple and nice. What about if i send ingame money to them so they can build better walls or x stuff ?=P
__________________

Picture made by Aametherar the orc

Glory to the elves!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2009, 06:39 PM
Espadachim Espadachim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 130
Espadachim will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Several players with pretty strong armies! Some of the epic quests we have late game ask players to form alliance with several players and sack a capital city.
Hmm, interesting. I look forward into plundering Illas Tiltos. Hard job? Sure. But the loot looks like that will pay our expenses.

(Any brave men or orcs would join me? )
__________________
Espadachim/Peralta

Dawn of Fantasy Heaven Staff.

Last edited by Espadachim : 11-20-2009 at 07:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Blatant7 Blatant7 is offline
dof.heavengames.com Ambassador
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 87
Blatant7 is someone to look uptoBlatant7 is someone to look upto
Default

I shall fight by your side, Espadachim. And these cities/towns look great, can't wait for next week's update.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2009, 07:27 AM
raving raving is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 306
raving is someone to look uptoraving is someone to look upto
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Espadachim View Post
*Applauds*

Really great cities. The history behind each of them was a great plus.

(Also, it looks like that it will take several player to take down the capital cities. Good to know )
god i wanna sack it now!
love the stories behind all the capitols and love the human towns. maybe im going human afterall? ^^
__________________
Raving > Forum admins > you
;)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Puppeteer's Avatar
Puppeteer Puppeteer is offline
Reverie Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,608
Puppeteer is just really nicePuppeteer is just really nicePuppeteer is just really nice
Default

If you want to talk about ancient history make a topic in The Pub subforum.
__________________
There is a wealth of old topics with useful and unique information - your question may already have been answered!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-28-2009, 05:38 PM
Kire Kire is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 655
Kire has a spectacular aura aboutKire has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raving View Post
god i wanna sack it now!
love the stories behind all the capitols and love the human towns. maybe im going human afterall? ^^
Yea humans are becoming more and more tempting even for a hardcore elf =P, at least those cities look better from far for me =). But i am vegetarian so if humans cant live without killing animals and sacking violently woods without compassion and while only elves can have elegancy and strenght in one and while they are the strongest 1v1 than still elves will do for now =P.

At human cities (as i see from far and managed to see closer from other pictures) only thing that bugs me ..... no mater how much money you have or how good king you are (at least economically =P) the city will look the same poorly ..... no extra magnificent buildings for more money. At least there should be very nice (esthetically or fortified) kings palace which i dont see there. There are buildings from wood but richer could also use more stone.
Dont say this game isnt sims or settlers or simcity because if this is persistant world and you look each day the same wooden poor buildings (no mater what you do and how much money you have) become rather dull. And since this are major towns we cant expect much more for our own cities.

Humans are very dilicant nation .. they can be as vile as orcs and as good as elves and also in between. So leaving them with just one possibility to choose is rather naive. Elves are known to be good and orc to be bad but the most interesting thing at humans is that you can make your own destiny. So i also think you should give this choice to humans.

At least as i see most human cities have outer wall and smaller inner wall. So it would be nice if in inner wall would be all important buildings and also stoneish and more richy decorated. And kings palace should be better so you could see it from a far !!

From age of empires 2 prespective : this city looks like feudal age with imperial age wall =). Walls look nice ... but also for more interesting play some could be covered wit roofs ( http://www.medieval-spell.com/Images...owers-13th.jpg ) which would add more defense but decrease the effective use of more archers (could support the fire rate of smaller number of archers) - can just shoot 6ish archers at same time.

Oh and bdw .. i i have one question ... where is picture of this city (it looks like one of major towns =))? -http://www.dawnoffantasy.com/media/screen5.jpg
__________________

Picture made by Aametherar the orc

Glory to the elves!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Espadachim Espadachim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 130
Espadachim will become famous soon enough
Default

I would guess as Dagbor, due to the river, but it's a massive shot in the dark.
__________________
Espadachim/Peralta

Dawn of Fantasy Heaven Staff.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 PM.

ESRB Rated T
US/CANADA
PEGI 16
EUROPE
USK 16
GERMANY

privacy policy   |   Copyright © Reverie World Studios INC.

Dawn of Fantasy and Reverie World Studios are trademarks of Reverie World Studios, Inc. Developed by Reverie World Studios, inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.