Marshmalo Presents: ZOMBIE RISING: Evil Awakened Prequel to : "Rise if the Vampyr" Link to latest version: https://www.epicwar.com/maps/283484/ MAP SUMMARY: Zombie Rising is a Diablo inspired Dungeon Crawler map, players must escort the Priestess through a landscape invested with foul undead and powerful bosses. The map is highly challenging and includes a mix of hero siege defence quests, Boss battles and typical dungeon crawler/hero survival gameplay. The setting is a dark and atmospheric land besieged by ravenous undead monsters, you must protect the Priestess through her perilous journey as she navigates this plagued Fantasy realm. LORE: The Vampyr Princes have launched an attack upon the Kingdom of Northiem. But as the dark power of the Vampyr Lords rises, so too does the light rise to face it…The Priestess holds the key to defeating the undead armies. She is infused with the power of Hoeth, the god of Light. You are part of an elite group tasked with protecting and escorting her through the waves of zombies sent by the Dark Lord. While the Vampire lord: Vlad von Carstein, (from Rise of the Vampyr) launches an attack on the city of Northiem as its villages, his brother: Aurel von Carstien has been sent to hunt down the Priestess and stop her from reaching the King of Northiem. If The Priestess dies the Kingdom of Northiem will surely fall, leaving the undead free to swarm over the remaining 5 Realms of Man… KEY FEATURES ITEM SYSTEM: Game includes chests which can be found throughout the dungeons and drop powerful loot. Observant players can also find Gunpowder Barrels which can be placed in strategic locations to combat the undead. Items range in usefulness from basic to Mythic as well as class specific Relic items which are extremely powerful artefacts to wield against the Vampyr Lord. CHOSE YOUR GUARDIAN: Guardians can now be picked at game start; chose from the Holy Archer, Engineering Guildmaster, Mage of Zanzabir or Sisterhood Archer. SPELL BOOKS: Spell books grant the hero an additional powerful spell at the cost of using up an item slot. They can be found as loot drops your purchased at vendors. NEW ZOMBIES: Unique Zombies types include Infectors, Tanks and Boomers (inspired by Left for Dead). POWER GEMS: Each powerful boss or complete mission grants Power Gems, which can be used at the Gem Trader to customise the attributes of your character. HELL MODE: The Priestess player can turn on Hellmode for an extra challenge, however this can not be turned off. As far as I know no one has been able to complete the map on Hellmode yet. CHARACTER LORE: Arabella Chaist CLASS: The Priestess FACTION: Daughters of the Priestess "Every 100 years the powers of Hoeth; God of light and healing, manifest themselves within a young girl of lowly birth. She is always from a poor, peasant family but gifted with kindness and a nurturing nature. Arrabella was just 8 when the divine powers began to shine within her, since then they have bloomed along with her growing fame across the land. But she has chosen to shun the summons of the King and the riches of the powerful lords to be with the peasantry of Northiem. Like so many Priestesses before her she has chosen to remain where she can do most good. But a burden rests heavy on her shoulders, for as her powers grow she senses something dark and sinister rising throughout Northiem, a malignant but creeping shadow that spreads through the cursed land... As she sits and prays within her church she is not alone. Five guardians argue among themselves about the best way to protect her, but as the undead surround her sacred home she realizes it is too late. The evil she feared has awakened and only one path remains before her..." CHARACTER LORE: Alrrict The Pious CLASS: Priest of Hoeth FACTION: Order of Hoeth "Like many of his peers, Alrrict believes himself to be a devout and steadfast follower of Hoeth. His unrelenting devotion to the light is without question, he firmly believes this undead plague to be a divine punishment from Hoeth wrought upon man for their sins. He has gathered his flock of followers at Blackthicket Village and has coerced them into sacrificing themselves and their families to purge them of their sins! Alrrict is distrustful of the Priestess, the Order of Hoeth does not officially recognize her title and many Priests claim her to be a charlatan. Why should Hoeth bless a peasant girl of lowly birth with his great powers? Why should she become his vessel when they have devoted their whole lives to his service? They also fear the power she wields over the peasant folk, who love and adore the priestess for her selfless service and ability to heal all their wounds, and jealously covet her incredible holy powers of light and healing. Even now, as the darkness rises and surrounds them, they stubornly refuse to acknowledge her powers..." CHARACTER LORE: Mage CLASS: Zanzabir Mage FACTION: Zanzabir Mages Guild The Zanzabir Mages have dedicated their lives to the study of the stars and havens, but in their fervor for arcane knowledge they failed to see the earthlier omens of danger around them. Behind their Guild walls, the mages did not notice as the forests around them slowly died and did not heed the warnings and ominous portents which heralded the second rise of the Vampyr Lord. As the undead host pushed against the Guild Hall gates, the mages conceived a desperate plan... They began to channel their power into a central arcane crystal, pouring vast amounts of energy into the crystal and fine tuning it to weaken any nearby undead. They intended to cause a cataclysmic explosion of arcane power that would purge the whole area of undead and demonkin while leaving all living life forms intact. But in their haste they never completed the spell, the Vampyr Prince sensed the buildup of power and marched upon the guild himself, slaughtering all the mages where they stood. Only one mage survived that terrible day By chance his path crossed with The Priestess, and sensing his part in the greater plan, he vowed to protect her and claim vengeance for his fallen brothers. GAME SCREENSHOTS WARNINGS- Map unfortunately cannot be played on Mac Computers, for unknown reasons Mac players will desync at the first Village. - Sadly, previous versions have been hacked, I have no idea why someone would hack a Players vs Comp map but they have. Map versions follow same convention as usual so always beware of hacked versions.