Mainline Campaigns

From The Battle for Wesnoth Wiki
Revision as of 01:56, 16 August 2013 by Ericppp (talk | contribs) (Reordering the list of campaings to match the list given in 1.10.x)

These scenarios are included in the Wesnoth distribution. Most were written by fans of the game. See ReferenceWML for information on how to make your own scenarios using the Wesnoth Markup Language. The following links are very likely to contain spoilers regarding the storyline.

Heir to the Throne

by Dave

This is the original campaign, and probably the most played. It features Konrad, fighting to overturn the rule of the dark queen Asheviere. It is 25 scenarios, no more are planned, and is considered complete.

A Tale of Two Brothers

A village is being terrorized by a black Mage. He is defeated, but the local Mage, Baran, is kidnapped. His brother, Arvith, must go rescue him. It has 4 scenarios, and is aimed at first-time players on Easy.

An Orcish Incursion

by Josh Parsons; adapted for mainline by ESR.

Erlornas is an elven noble of Wesmere during the first years after the arrival of humans and orcs on the western shore of the Great Continent. It is his fate to be the first of his people to be directly confronted by the invading orcs.

The South Guard

A young Knight, Deoran is dispatched to take command of the South Guard. This campaign has 9 or 10 scenarios, depending on the branch you take, and is aimed at beginners on the easiest difficulty.


by scott

The chronicles of how a certain group of Wesnothians were betrayed by their ruler and decided to fight back. This made them outlaws in the crown's eyes, but hopefully heroes in ours.

There are 9 scenarios and some goodies to boot. The main focus is to provide the experience of recruiting and recalling higher level outlaw characters, which you don't normally get to do. While there is a range of difficulty in the scenarios, the overall intent is for them to be straightforward and not too difficult.

Legend of Wesmere

by Santi; adapted for mainline by esr and fendrin

The tale of Kalenz, the High Lord who rallied his people after the second orcish invasion of the Great Continent and became the most renowned hero in the recorded history of the Elves.

The Eastern Invasion

by Turin

This campaign follows Gweddry, a Wesnothian Army Officer, battling against undead invaders. It has 18 scenarios, and no more are planned.

The Hammer of Thursagan

by ESR (Eric S. Raymond)

In the first years of the Northern Alliance, the dwarves of Knalga attempt to re-establish contact with their kin in the east at Kal Kartha. Many perils beset the expedition, but none so dire as the dark secret they will discover at their destination.

Descent into Darkness

by esci

Malin Keshar, a young mage from the town of Parthyn, attempts to defend his home from marauding orcs by enlisting the help of a necromancer named Darken Volk. He learns the forbidden art of raising and controlling the deceased and the true power of the undead, and is gradually drawn further into the secrets of necromancy.

Delfador's Memoirs

Wesnoth seems to be slipping inexorably into chaos, as marauding orcs pour south across the Great River, and mysterious and deadly creatures roam the night. Who is the shadowy Iliah-Malal? Can you defeat him before he destroys all life in Wesnoth?

Dead Water

By beetlenaut

You are Kai Krellis, a merman king, but only a child. A necromancer has arrived and is turning your subjects into undead slaves! Lead your people on a mission to convince a powerful mermaid to help you repel the invasion. The oceans near the Northern Lands are perilous, so you will need cunning and bravery to be survive, but first you need to gain the respect of your troops! (Intermediate Level, 10 scenarios)

The Sceptre of Fire

by turin

King Haldric of the humans strikes a deal with the young dwarf Rugnor. In exchange for ten thousand in silver, the dwarves will create a sceptre of fire for the human king.

Son of the Black-Eye

started by Benj, completed by Taurus

You are the orcish chieftain Kapou'e, son of the famed Black-Eye Karun who was treacherously murdered by the human-worms twenty-seven years ago. You must expel the human invaders from orcish lands and avenge your father's death. It has 18 scenarios.

The Rise of Wesnoth

by Shade

This campaign revolves around the events that brought Haldric I to the 'Great Continent' to found the Kingdom of Wesnoth. It has 25 scenarios, and is considered complete.

Northern Rebirth

by Taurus

The people of Dwarven Doors rise against their orcish oppressors in a struggle that will shape the fate of the Northlands. 14 scenarios.

Under the Burning Suns

by quartex

Set in the distant future, where elves live in the desert. It has 11 scenarios, and is not recommended for beginners because it changes some parts of Wesnoth, including the elves stats and the day/night cycle.

See also