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Here is a famous story about the Sword Breaker clan, plus a shout out to Silverfisk for making another awesome map editor tutorial video.

Posted by jeffr on Mar 6th, 2010

The Sword Breaker clan was known for their metal work and excelled at making armor. The Stone clan earned their name from cutting and moving large blocks of stone. These clans worked together to conquer a small settlement, but when the time came to allot a valuable granite quarry that also had ruins with steel, the only way to resolve it was by duel.

The duel was to be fought between Kaz, alpha of clan Sword Breaker and Tarl, alpha of clan Stone. Kaz sought an advantage, and so held a dinner the night before inviting Stone clan. During the meal, Kaz fed Tarl some poisoned meat. Afterwards, Tarl felt ill and, suspecting foul play, purged his stomach.

Kaz was so confident that Tarl would delay the match, or ask to replace himself as duelist, that he waited too long for a messenger. By the time he realized that no messenger was coming, he had to hurry to the duel without time to put on his armor. Even ill, Tarl forced the unprepared Kaz to concede the duel after only a few passes, causing Kaz great shame.

Kaz was enraged by this, and so one day he and his warriors went to lay in wait amongst the large cut blocks of the Stone clan quarry. They had come in their heavy steel armor, with spears and shields, and took the high ground with their backs to the rising sun.

When clan Stone arrived that morning, the warriors of the Sword Breakers attacked them, taking them by surpise. The dogs of clan Stone had only their simple tools of hammers and chisels, and were outnumbered. Several dogs of clan Stone were killed immediately, but Tarl ordered his clan to climb the blocks around them and regroup.

Climbing and navigating the large stone blocks was second nature to clan Stone, and so they moved quickly and quietly, while the warriors of clan Sword Breaker clumsily pursued in their heavy armor. When clan Stone was out of sight, Kaz of the Sword Breakers declared victory thinking their opponents had fled. Because of the bulky helmets that the Sword Breakers wore it was hard for them to see, and they could only smell their own breath, and so they were greatly surpised when Tarl and his clansmates flanked the Sword Breakers from both sides.

Even though the maneuver forced Kaz to give up his spear in the close quarters, and a number of his warriors were overwhelmed, Kaz with his stout armor and shield seemed confident until Tarl's heavy hammer smashed the great shield he wore. In one mighty rock-breaking blow, the shield bent and the arm beneath it snapped. Kaz was still in shock when Tarl's next blow caved in the chest of his armor. He must have realized too late that while his clan's stout armor could break swords, it offered little defense against something as simple as a hammer.

This became known as the battle of Steel Quarry and to this day, the dogs of clan Stone always enter battle with their great rock breaking hammers.


I'd also like to shout out Silverfisk for making another awesome Overgrowth editor tutorial.  Check it out below!

Silverfisk would like suggestions for future tutorials, so please let him know on his ModDB page.





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Verendus
Verendus Mar 6 2010, 3:21am says:

Wow, that's one powerful hammer. :P

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Mar 6 2010, 3:52am says:

x3ing it

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Mar 6 2010, 4:18am says:

Quality at every turn. Good job Aubrey and Silverfisk.

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Tottel
Tottel Mar 6 2010, 5:17am says:

A very good job to both of you.
I especially like the story. :)

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler Mar 6 2010, 5:39am says:

nice

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hilmart
hilmart Mar 6 2010, 6:54am says:

That´s one user friendly editor :)
The most simple and yet the best map editor I have seen so far.

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Kalenov
Kalenov Mar 6 2010, 8:33am says:

You know what I find amazing about the engine, is it simply *feels* like it was built from the ground up for devs./modders. The interface is simple and flows in a similar manner to most 3D applications, and it doesn't have the..technical, feel that Radiant and Hammer carry, while not feeling dumbed down and lackluster as some other engines do.

Just makes me wish I hadn't've blown the 60 on STO (that kinda, failed anyways..) and bought that NS2+Overgrowth doublepack xD

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altercuca
altercuca Mar 6 2010, 9:04am says:

looking good!!!

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Nebcake
Nebcake Mar 6 2010, 12:54pm says:

A very nice tutorial.

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer Mar 6 2010, 2:49pm says:

A classic story.

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MitchellS
MitchellS Mar 6 2010, 4:57pm says:

Very very nice

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Mar 6 2010, 5:50pm says:

Doghammer sounds like a good name for a metal band.

Cool concept art, btw

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cheesemcboots
cheesemcboots Mar 6 2010, 8:00pm says:

yeah I want to see this battle now thank you for the good read.

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Flazor
Flazor Mar 6 2010, 8:07pm says:

Uber. :D

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Mar 9 2010, 4:58pm says:

Thanks for the shout out guys! You're always so awesome! :D

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jjawinte
jjawinte May 3 2010, 6:42pm says:

Forgive me, but I just realized how skilled the writing is and how rich and complex the storyline truly is ! Outstanding ! I've got to start at the beginning now. I assume you have one main writer, but a collaborative effort in storyline development ?

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