Khergits were thinking that peace and prosperity came to their lands at last. They already had proven their bravery and valour in many great battles with merciless Black Knights, who had came from Western lands of Calradia. When the war was finally over and the dark clouds upon the Khergit lands were about to dissolve... when setting foot on Calradian steppes where had been irrigated with the blood of Khergit warriors and Black Knights, Swadian King Harlaus said: "Sanjar Khan, you shall pay for the bloods of many great warriors that you shed upon these fields and when you are handing over your loathsome, filthy soul to the God... spectres of thousands of Black Knights shall be with you!" The tension between King Harlaus and Sanjar Khan finally came to an end with Swadian raids to Khergit villages and Khergit castles captured by Harlaus' commanders. Then, it was nothing but great marching Swadian armies' terrible roars that flew up to the skies and began to shake Calradian lands wildly.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Rise of Khergits II. We love games like Mount & Blade that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
To thank those who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with many awesome mod-friendly games (Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion, Amnesia - get involved) & have hundreds of keys to giveaway. To win one of the games, after you have linked to a mod on Mod DB (or anywhere else) in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of these games.