It's the middle of a Northern Winter. I've endured a month of long nights travelling from the heart of civilisation to its very border. Though the houses of the Builder have have provided respite along the way, they have appeared with decreasing frequency. Now I stand before what was once the last of those safe havens; a final dot on the map amidst bleak hills. The border between civilised society and the pagan abyss. This is my destination.
I have been sent to retrieve a relic from nearly a decade ago: a chalice made to commemorate the crowning of the first king in the North. The king was destined to do good in the land, growing the influence of the Builder and paving way for his works in the far reaches of the known world.
St Henry's Beacon - named after the leader of the first expedition into the Northern Wastes - has stood firm against the harsh environs. It has been abandoned on two separate occasions: once after a vicious pagan raid following the King's coronation and again after a party sent to reclaim the chalice. Their last communication spoke of a demonic apparition haunting the grounds. If there is any truth to these claims, I must seek to purify its taint.
In addition to the pagan threat, opportunistic locals will no doubt have caught wind of the plentiful meat to pick off the bones of the Builder's house. I can only hope that they have already been and gone: the wastes are littered with those who saw fit to linger in the cold.
Mappers: Kyyrma & Airship Ballet
Special thanks: Melan for his textures and Kevin MacLeod for the music
Exhumed was built from the ground up in exactly two weeks. It takes inspiration from our native home of Finland, so expect a lot snow, darkness and general misery.
Given the short build time the map might still be a little rough around the edges. Bearing that in mind, all comments and feedback are welcomed. We hope this speedbuild will inspire other mappers to try and create content in a short time. It turns out you don't need that long to make a serviceable FM!
Happy sneaking and a spooky Halloween to everyone!
The mission is available via the in-game downloader.
By the way, if you want to find a secret just take a slow match to the graveyard.
Edited by Airship Ballet, 04 November 2014 - 02:07 PM.