Story-based wander on Cannock Chase.
Play the part of Queen Aethelfael, Queen of Mercia. Wander the Chase and pick up people for your army. Can take between one hour and three hours, depending on your chosen difficulty level.
Spoiler map of routes to wander available in gallery at http://coord.info/GC4B4D6
You are Queen Aethelflaed of Mercia, and the date is 913. The Danes and Norsemen live east of here, and regularly go a'viking into your lands. This has happened today. Your task is to check how big the Viking army is, and then collect enough of your own people to defeat them in battle. You may play this game in 'easy', 'medium' or 'hard' mode, choose depending on how long you want the game to last.
Wyld Stallyon played it on 6/23/2015
Arranged to attempt this wherigo with SausageHunters and Phuketlady, We met up at the co-ords and began our quest of gathering our Army. After 3 hours of walking round the 3 routes we had gathered what we thought was a large army to fight the Vikings. Once at the battle site we aquired the scouts and set about defeating the vikings and a huge succes it was too. We sent them packing and then raided their treasure.
A thoroughly enjoyable wherigo and on the hardest difficulty too.
gaz_zippy played it on 2/1/2014
Second visit and after failing to defeat the vikings having only travelled the blue route a trip around the yellow route got us a big enough army to do the business.
Only managed to navigate correctly after making several waypoints at home to follow in the field, which worked a lot better than my first blind attempt.
Delta68 played it on 6/29/2013
We set off and soon found the battleground. Wandered around for ages and decided to call it a day. On our way back to the car we stumbled upon the three witches who pointed us in the right direction.
Reached that zone OK but after that it was just more aimless wandering. We found ourselves back at the battle ground and decided to give it a go and, despite poor odds, we were given the final co-ords
With hindsight it was quite an enjoyable walk in a great location but we clocked up over four miles aimlessly wandering and not knowing if we would ever be given the final location.
The Haywood Hornet played it on 5/8/2013
I have uploaded my GWS file, although it didn't ask for the completion code. I enjoyed the walk although I can see it causing problems to a cacher just turning up to do it - we did need some hints regarding the best direction to walk in. I think that the map mentioned on the cache page will be needed, although I don't think that it is available yet.
I have now been back twice and completed the highest level. Including the Scouts, I believe that I have managed to find all the hot spots, although I did need a little help - in particular to find the Mercian Archers who, I think, had wandered off to help with the fire fighting on Monday.
Frustrating at first but once I got into it, I have enjoyed my walks around the area.
[Log Edited by The Haywood Hornet on 5/8/2013 12:05:33 PM]
Basic Jessica played it on 5/7/2013
We have had 2 goes trying to beat the vikings, the first attempt we had no idea, the second, with a bit of advice we wandered around and recruited enough warriors to defeat the enemy and get the prize. Then some maps were published on the webpage that really would have helped. Thanks ( a bit late logging this on wherigo.com, sorry....