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Robin Hood The Legend of Sherwood Tips & Tricks

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Robin Hood - The Legend of Sherwood

Walkthrough
By Steven W. Carter
scarter831@earthlink.net
Last Updated May 3, 2003

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* Table of Contents *
* ================= *

01.00.00  Introduction
02.00.00  Characters
  .01.00  Primary Characters
     .01  Robin Hood
     .02  Stuteley
     .03  Maid Marian
     .04  Will Scarlet
     .05  Little John
     .06  Friar Tuck
  .02.00  Secondary Characters
     .01  Mustachioed Merry
     .02  Aggressive Merry
     .03  Strong Merry
03.00.00  Gameplay Tips
04.00.00  Sherwood Forest
  .01.00  Map
  .02.00  Notes
05.00.00  Ambush Missions
06.00.00  Defensive Missions
07.00.00  Campaign Walkthrough
  .01.00  Notes
  .02.00  Mission 1: Finding Godwin
  .03.00  Mission 2: Rescuing Stuteley
  .04.00  Sherwood Forest
  .05.00  First Ambush Mission
  .06.00  Mission 3: Scarlet Night
  .07.00  Mission 4: Confessions of an Outlaw
  .08.00  Mission 5: The Prince and the Outlaw
  .09.00  Mission 6: Pillaging
  .10.00  Mission 7: The Evening Visitor
  .11.00  Mission 8: The Godfather in Prison
  .12.00  Mission 9: The Lock-up and the Friar
  .13.00  Mission 10: The Silver Arrow
  .14.00  Mission 11: The Black Castle
  .15.00  Mission 12: A Wedding and a Funeral
  .16.00  Mission 13: The Escape
  .17.00  Mission 14: The Letter
  .18.00  Mission 15: The March on York
  .19.00  Mission 16: Last Challenge
08.00.00  Thanks To
09.00.00  Revision History
10.00.00  Permissions and Updates


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* 01.00.00 INTRODUCTION                                                      *
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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood was developed by Spellbound Studios and 
published by Strategy First.  It involves stealth and infiltration, and is 
similar in style to the Commandos games and Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive.  
(Not coincidentally, Spellbound also developed Desperados.)

This document is mostly a walkthrough for the campaign included with the game, 
but Iím including some other information here and there as well.  Hopefully, it 
will answer all of the questions you have while playing the game.  If not, a 
good source of information is Strategy Firstís Robin Hood forum:

   http://www.strategyfirst.com/forum/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=40

I usually answer my mail, but most of what I know I include in the guide, and 
so Iím not a good source for addition information.  This is especially true if 
itís been six months or more since I last updated the guide.

Iím writing this guide using the retail release of the game.  So far as I know, 
that is the only version there is.  Iím also using the ďmediumĒ difficulty 
setting.  If you use one of the other two settings, youíll probably notice 
differences between what I say in the walkthrough and what you see in the game.


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* 02.00.00 CHARACTERS                                                        *
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| 02.01.00 Primary Characters                                                |
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* 02.01.01 Robin Hood *
* =================== *

Robin is a good all-around character.  He can jump and climb, so he can get 
anywhere on the map, and he can search bodies and knock out enemies.  On the 
downside, in strategic missions Robin uses a sword, so if he gets into a fight 
he can only kill his opponent.  (In ambush missions, he gets to use a staff.)

Robin requires two punches to knock out officers, most knights, and most black 
soldiers.  All other soldiers only require one punch.  (Possibly this is linked 
to his combat skill, but Iím not sure.)

Robin is required for every mission except for the one where you have to rescue 
him.  But thereís a trick to allow him to train his combat skill.  After the 
mission where you rescue Maid Marian from the wedding (A Wedding and a 
Funeral), have Robin train during the consequent ambush mission.  When you 
return from the ambush mission youíll learn Robin has been captured, but then 
during the mission where you rescue him the game will consider him to still be 
training in Sherwood Forest, and so you can get his combat skill from 2/5 to 
4/5.

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* 02.01.02 Stuteley *
* ================= *

Stuteley is a good utility character.  He can tie up unconscious enemies, and 
he can unlock doors.  Heís useful until Friar Tuck joins you.

* ==================== *
* 02.01.03 Maid Marian *
* ==================== *

Maid Marian is a little better than the aggressive merry.  She heals just like 
the aggressive merry, but her spy ability is great for scouting.

* ===================== *
* 02.01.04 Will Scarlet *
* ===================== *

Scarlet looks like a good character because his ďcatapultĒ (aka slingshot) can 
knock out enemies from a distance.  But the slingshot doesnít have much range, 
and it is difficult to target, and so Scarlet isnít as useful as he could be.  
However, the slingshot can knock out an officer with a single shot, and Scarlet 
does come equipped with a flail, which usually knocks out enemies rather than 
killing them, and so heís useful enough to have around in missions where you 
donít have Little John.

Scarletís slingshot will only daze knights for a moment, not knock them out.

Donít use Scarlet against archers.  With 5/5 combat training heíll kill them 
with one hit.

* ==================== *
* 02.01.05 Little John *
* ==================== *

Little John is easily the best character in the game.  His staff not only 
knocks people out, but it has a long range, so he can take on and knock out 
several enemies at once.  Plus, a single one of his punches can knock out any 
enemy, and he can carry enemies around.

Little John is susceptible to archers.  It takes him so long to stop and pull 
an arrow out of his chest that archers have time to fire again, and so a single 
archer can defeat him.

* =================== *
* 02.01.06 Friar Tuck *
* =================== *

Friar Tuck and Stuteley are about the same character, since they both tie up 
enemies and unlock doors.  But Friar Tuck has more useful skills, and his 
weapon is blunt so heíll knock out enemies rather than kill thrm.  Once you get 
Friar Tuck, you should use him instead of Stuteley.

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| 02.02.00 Secondary Characters                                              |
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* 02.02.01 Mustachioed Merry *
* ========================== *

The mustachioed merry has limited use.  He ties people up, and thatís about it.  
The only time to use him is if you want to leave Stuteley and Friar Tuck in 
Sherwood Forest to train.

* ========================= *
* 02.02.02 Aggressive Merry *
* ========================= *

The aggressive merry is the most useful of the secondary characters, simply 
because he heals.  If youíre playing anything other than the easiest difficulty 
setting, then youíll probably need all the heals you can get, and you should 
bring the aggressive merry along, even if you have Maid Marian with you.

* ===================== *
* 02.02.03 Strong Merry *
* ===================== *

The strong merry is useful early in the game.  He can knock enemies out with 
his hammer, and he can carry bodies around.  However, once you get Little John 
(who does the same things and more) you should probably leave your strong merry 
characters in Sherwood Forest.


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* 03.00.00 GAMEPLAY TIPS                                                    *
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Characters only gain experience by training in Sherwood Forest (and not by 
participating in missions, as the manual indicates).  That means you should 
leave some primary characters at home from time to time so they can improve 
their skills.

If you canít sneak behind enemies, the best way to knock them out is to fight 
them with a character and then have somebody else (like Robin) sneak behind 
them and punch them.

To see your objectives during a mission, press the  key.

When you have multiple missions to choose from, the number in the hourglass 
represents how many days you have before the mission disappears.  Most ambush 
missions have a ď0!Ē in the hourglass, meaning you must take them now or skip 
them, while most strategic missions have ď...Ē in the hourglass, meaning there 
is no time limit for them.

If you tie up an enemy and place it inside a building, I donít think other 
enemies can free him.  (Or at least Iíve never seen it happen.)

Itís a good idea to re-map the hotkeys, especially those for character skills.  
Itís much easier if the three keys are next to each other (q-w-e is a good 
choice).

Enemy archers and crossbowmen almost never miss.  That means theyíre the 
enemies you have to worry about most and target first.

I donít think thereís much of a difference between an 80% and a 100% lives 
spared rate.  So if killing an enemy makes things easier, go ahead and do it.

Your mission score is determined by a few things.  Unconscious enemies (tied up 
or not) are worth more than dead enemies, but dead enemies are worth more than 
living, unconstrained enemies.  You also get points for the gold you find, and 
for completing objectives.  The time you take doesnít factor into the score at 
all.

Cavalrymen are best to be avoided.  Youíll see at most two on a mission map, 
and you can always work around them if youíre patient.  If you do want to 
attack them, realize they can only be damaged by blunt weapons, they canít be 
tied up, and when theyíre knocked out, itís only for a few seconds.  (One 
contributor noted a clever way to kill them.  In ambush missions, there are 
sometimes piles of logs.  If you can lure the cavalryman next to the logs, then 
a strong merry or Little John can push the logs onto him, killing him.)


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* 04.00.00 SHERWOOD FOREST                                                   *
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| 04.01.00 Map                                                               |
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                     /         \__|  Nets  |___
                  __|           _____     ___  \_______
  _______________/  ___     ___/     |   |   \         \
 /             ____/   |   |         |   |    \         |
|    Purses   |        |   |         |   |     \    ___/
 \___     ___/         |   |         |   |     |   |
     |   |          ___|   |_________|   |_____|   |________________________
     |   |     ____/   |___|___      |   |     |   |             \  \ 
     |   |    /        |       |     |   |     |   |    Wasps     \  \ Exit
_____|   |___/         | Herbs |     |   |     |   |               \/ _
     |   |             |_______|               |   |                 / \
     |   |                                     |   | Status          \  \
     |   |                                     |   |                  |  |
    _|___|__         ____________              |   |                  |  |
   |        |       |            |                        Combat      |  |
   | Arrows |       | Feast Hall |                                   /  /
   |________|       |____________|                          Archery /  /
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                        __                                        /  /
                       /  \                               Stones /  /
                       \__/                              _______/  /
                       Meat                                    /  /
                                                              /  /
     Beer                           Apples                   /  /

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| 04.02.00 Notes                                                             |
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In Sherwood Forest, you can have characters train their skills, produce 
equipment, and heal Ė except, since you can use herbs in Sherwood Forest, there 
isnít much reason to use the feast hall to heal.

To assign a character to a task, simply move them to the ďrightĒ area.  Youíll 
know if youíve positioned them correctly if a symbol for the task appears over 
their head.  (In general, just move them close to the blue parchment for the 
task.)

Nothing happens in Sherwood Forest during ambush missions.

Youíll never be attacked in Sherwood Forest, so it doesnít matter where you put 
characters who arenít assigned to tasks.  (Eventually you might end up with 
more characters than you can use.)

You wonít be able to make some equipment (like beer) until you have a character 
who can use it.


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* 05.00.00 AMBUSH MISSIONS                                                   *
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Ambush missions take place in the three forest locations surrounding Sherwood 
Forest.  Theyíre somewhat random and somewhat the same, but they all play about 
the same.  So Iím not going to try and write walkthroughs for them, but instead 
write some general notes here.

The only reason to go on ambush missions is to gain more gold.  Eventually 
youíll learn that you need a certain amount of gold for something, but since 
the interface lets you know how far along you are in the game, itís easy to 
tell if youíre on the right pace.  So if you need more gold, go on ambush 
missions; otherwise skip them.  They get boring after a while.

There are two types of ambush missions:

1. Tax Collectors: For these missions youíll have to knock out the tax 
collector and then search his body for gold.  Usually thereís somebody next to 
the collector who you donít want to fight (like a cavalryman), so your best bet 
is to sneak around and get him from behind.  (Note: If the mission description 
mentions a tradesman or merchant, itís going to end up being a tax collector 
mission.)

2. Convoys: For these missions youíll have to pick up some gold on the ground.  
The gold is typically surrounded, but you can usually bypass most of the 
guards.

Ambush missions end when youíve acquired enough gold.  You donít have to 
retreat your group to a signpost or anything.  That means, for example, you can 
end the mission while fighting.  You donít have to disable enemies first, and 
so one character can distract enemies while another picks up gold, and then you 
can quickly exit the area once youíve acquired enough.

Nothing happens in Sherwood Forest during ambush missions, and I donít think 
what you do in ambush missions affects whether merry men join or leave your 
cause.  So you can play ambush missions pretty much however you want.


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* 06.00.00 DEFENSIVE MISSIONS                                                *
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Three times in the campaign, after youíve captured an area, youíll have to 
defend it.  However, these defensive missions arenít really missions.  All you 
have to do is purchase blazons to thwart the attack.

There are three ways to purchase blazons:

1. Buy them using the money youíve earned.  (The price varies.)

2. Send out secondary merry men to scout the enemy.  Every three men sent earns 
a blazon.  (Some of the men might return later, and some might not.)

3. Go on an ambush-style mission to prevent enemy troops from reaching the 
battle.  You can only go on one mission, and it will be worth one or two 
blazons.

From my experience, the missions are more trouble than theyíre worth, 
especially in the first castle defense, and also in comparison to the other 
purchase options.  Plus, I usually find I have way too many merry men, so many 
that itís difficult to find the ones Iíve trained, and so I always use merry 
men to purchase blazons.  But the option is yours; use whatever method you 
like.


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* 07.00.00 CAMPAIGN WALKTHROUGH                                              *
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| 07.01.00 Notes                                                             |
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A few notes about the campaign:

Iím only including walkthroughs for the strategic missions.  See section 
05.00.00 for information about ambush missions and section 06.00.00 for 
information about defensive missions.

Iím assuming you want to do everything in missions, not just meet the main 
objective and then leave.

Iím not going to give a detailed blow-by-blow walkthrough.  There are some 
general strategies you can use to defeat enemies that work throughout the 
campaign, and then there are places where you have to think up something 
different.  Iím going to concentrate on the latter situations.

In the walkthrough, north refers to the top of the screen, east to the right 
side, etc.

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| 07.02.00 Mission 1: Finding Godwin                                         |
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This is an introductory mission, so it isnít too complicated.  Robin is safe 
where he starts, so go ahead and read the two blue parchments near him, and 
then climb the wall and read the red parchment.  (If you click on the red 
parchment, Robin will climb the wall automatically.)

It seems the officer and the bowmen will stay in the courtyard until one of the 
bowmen hits a target.  So help them out; have Robin grab the two arrows next to 
the parchment, and then have him shoot one of the targets.

     ďOh, what a lovely arrow!Ē Ė Officer

The officer and the bowmen will then leave, clearing the way to the beggar.  Go 
ahead and read the next two blue parchments near where you are, and then jump 
down to the shed roof and climb down the ladder to get back where you started.

In the courtyard, pick up the red parchment (gaining you £500) and then talk to 
the beggar five times (costing you £250).  The beggar will add a blue parchment 
and four more red parchments to the map.  The parchments are all useful, and 
theyíre not too far out of your way, so try to pick them all up.

Note: Also in the courtyard are a trio of spearmen and three arrows.  When you 
read the blue parchment next to the spearmen, youíll receive a coin purse.  If 
you want the arrows, the best way is to throw the purse so it lands right next 
to the arrows (so the spearmen all see it and fight over it), and then punch 
whichever one remains standing.  Donít forget to search the spearmen to get 
your money back.

Continuing the mission, head back to where you started, and climb back up to 
the shed roof.  The red parchment there will reveal a money purse.  Just click 
on the purse; none of the guards will be able to see Robin climb to it.  Then 
wait for the guard above Robin to move to the left of the tower, and order 
Robin to move through the doorway to the north.  (You can punch the guard if 
you want, but thereís no need.)

Robin will find himself in a storeroom.  The guard there will generally be 
facing towards the back wall, meaning you donít have to punch him if you donít 
want to.  Instead, send Robin through the doorway so he enters the tower 
landing above.  Wait for the guard there to face north, and then have Robin 
punch him.  The red parchment nearby will net Robin four arrows.

Note: The guard on the highest platform will only be able to see you when heís 
hunched down over the doorway.  So wait for the right moment to enter and exit 
the platform.

Now send Robin back to the storeroom and then west across a walkway into the 
kitchen.  Talk to Edward, one of Godwinís servants, and learn that Godwin has 
disappeared.  Edward will also tell Robin that heís in danger (surprise!) but 
that his son in the nearby village will help him.

You only have to talk to Edwardís son to complete the mission, but continue 
collecting parchments instead.  The next one is to the south.  Wait for the 
guard there to look the opposite way, and then pick up the parchment.  Youíll 
learn that Haldric the Knight was bribed by the Sheriff of Nottingham.  So send 
Robin into the doorway leading to the garden, and then have him punch the 
knight just as soon as the knight starts to walk away from the door.  While the 
knight is unconscious, Robin can search him for £300.

Then head for the last red parchment, located on the walkway next to the 
garden.  From it youíll learn that Master Worman has received some money from 
the sheriff as well.  So continue across the walkway, knock out and search the 
crossbowman guarding the staircase (for £10), and then knock out or avoid 
Worman.  (Worman is a civilian, so if he sees you heíll alert the guards.)  In 
the room with Worman, youíll find £1000 and two coin purses.

Now itís time to escape, so head back the way you came (via the kitchen and 
storeroom) to end up where you started the mission.  Donít waste any time, so 
if any of the guards you punched wake up, youíll be out of the castle (and 
therefore safe) before they start searching for you.

The last remaining parchment created by the beggar lies to the west (past an 
archer conveniently looking the wrong way).  Itís a blue parchment, and itíll 
tell you how to open the drawbridge.  So just click on the drawbridge 
mechanism.  The guard above the drawbridge will hear a noise, but you should be 
able to leave the area with time to spare before he comes down to investigate.

Once outside the castle, just make your way along the western side of the map 
to get to the village where Edwardís son is waiting for you.  If you donít care 
about the coin purse or the five arrows along the way, you can pretty much just 
sprint to Edwardís son (taking minor damage along the way) to complete the 
mission quickly.  Otherwise, creep along and punch the guards you come across, 
and use a coin purse on the spearmen next to the bridge.

Once you talk to Edwardís son, youíll find out that Stuteley is about to be 
hanged, and youíll be able to end the mission.

My best score: 1500

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| 07.03.00 Mission 2: Rescuing Stuteley                                      |
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Get used to rescuing people.  Youíre going to do it a lot in this game.

Anyway, Robin is safe where he starts out, so send him north to pick up the 
coin purse, and then have him donate money to the beggar seven times.  Since 
Robin is limited about what he can do to enemies, you shouldnít bother messing 
around outside the castle yet.  First rescue Stuteley and his men, as that will 
allow you to tie up enemies (via Stuteley) and carry them out of sight (via the 
strong merry).

Since the two gate guards arenít paying much attention, simply walk Robin 
inside the castle.  Just be sure you donít walk too close to the sleeping 
guard, since that will wake him up.  Then stay on the eastern side of the 
street, to avoid the gaze of a soldier positioned next to the ramp leading to 
the inner keep.

What youíll find are six soldiers near where Stuteley and his men are awaiting 
execution Ė one patrolling to the north and south, and five holding their 
position.  The best way to handle these soldiers is to wait for the patrolling 
soldier to head north, and then move Robin north as well so he can throw a 
purse just north of where Stuteley is standing.  The purse will land in view of 
the five stationary guards, and they should fight themselves for it, leaving 
four unconscious.  Now you should be able to knock out the patrolling guard 
when he is heading north, and then sneak up behind the remaining guard and 
knock him out as well.

Once Stuteley and his men are free (by clicking on each one), use Stuteley to 
tie up the fallen guards, and use the strong merry to carry them into one of 
the buildings.  (Right click when the strong merry is inside the building to 
make him drop the body.)  Donít forget to search the soldiers with Robin so you 
can get your purse money back.

Now all you have to do is bring your men to one of the road signs outside of 
the castle.  However, before you do that itís useful to gather some of the 
equipment lying around the castle, so your men will be able to do more.  (The 
herbs are the most important; you can safely skip anything else if getting to 
it seems too dangerous.)

So head north to the church area.  Youíll find another soldier patrolling to 
the north and south, a stationary soldier facing north, and a group of five 
soldiers patrolling along the face of the church.  The easiest way to deal with 
these soldiers is to put Stuteley in the alley leading to the church area, so 
the patrolling soldier sees him.  Then when the soldier attacks Stuteley, use 
Robin to knock him out.  You can now disable and hide the stationary soldier 
when the patrolling soldiers are looking the other way, and then disable the 
patrol by using your strong merry to fight / distract them while Robin punches 
them.  (If Robin gets involved in the fight, just keep clicking away from it 
until heís not considered involved any more.)  Search the officer leading the 
patrol for £30.

Inside the church youíll find £100 on the floor, and, if you knock out the 
knight, you can rob him for an extra £120.  Just be sure to knock out the woman 
next to the knight as well, or else she might run out of the church and alert 
the guards.  Then send your aggressive merry to grab the three herbs behind the 
church, and have Robin pick up the coin purse next to the church.

North of the church in the courtyard (through the locked tower) you can pick up 
a four-leaf clover, provided you donated money to the beggar outside the 
castle.  The soldier in the courtyard will usually run away into the nearby 
house, so you donít even have to fight him.  The red parchment on the roof of 
the building west of the church will net you £500.

To get those items plus the other equipment lying around, just use one of the 
methods described earlier.  That is, either have Robin sneak up on a soldier 
and punch him, use a character to distract a soldier so Robin can punch him, or 
simply attack enemies with your strong merry, since his mace will knock enemies 
out rather than kill them.  Then when youíve collected everything you want, 
send your characters to one of the road signs to complete the mission.

My best score: 4890

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| 07.04.00 Sherwood Forest                                                   |
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For more information about Sherwood Forest, please see section 04.00.00.

There isnít anything you can do here yet, so just click on the map in the upper 
right-hand corner of the screen, and select the available ambush mission.  Then 
send all your men across the river to the northeastern part of the map.

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| 07.05.00 First Ambush Mission                                              |
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For more information about ambush missions, please see section 05.00.00.

This mission is straightforward because the enemies are conveniently placed 
next to traps.  However, you donít want to use all the traps.  The one north of 
Robin, for example, will cause archers to appear, and the archers will kill 
enemies.  Those deaths will count against you.

So send Robin slightly west, and have him shoot the trap target in that 
direction.  The trap will cause the two soldiers next to the bridge to be 
captured into a net.

For the rest of the soldiers near the wagon, you can lure some into leaf-
covered holes, and you can fight the rest.  (Donít use the trap next to them, 
because the merry men it will cause to appear will probably kill some of them.)  
Robin has a staff in this mission, so itís safe to use him in combat.  Between 
him and the strong merry, and a few selective uses of Robinís fists, you should 
be able to knock out the soldiers while taking little damage to your men.  Then 
just click on the red parchment next to the wagon to cause some gold to appear, 
and pick up the gold (worth £2000) to complete the mission.  Donít forget to 
search the officer for an extra £35.

My best score: 550

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| 07.06.00 Mission 3: Scarlet Night                                          |
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Location: Leicester

Primary Objective: Rescue Will Scarlet

Recommended characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, aggressive merry, 
strong merry

The patrol will notice if the bridge guards arenít at their post, so donít 
bother disabling and hiding them.  Instead, send your group east into the field 
(a safe point), and then have them follow behind the patrol as it heads east 
along the path.  Break off from the patrol when it turns north, and hide your 
group behind the windmill (another safe point).

Note: Behind the windmill youíll find a boy who will ask you to help Wielfried 
the beggar, and the beggar will show up on your map.

Northwest of the windmill youíll find a red parchment that will suggest Robin 
should scale the castle wall to get inside.  Thatís a good idea, but donít do 
it just yet.  You need to disable a few of the soldiers outside the castle 
first.

So send your group northeast from the windmill (through the field) until they 
reach a house with an officer and a female citizen outside.  The female citizen 
isnít on your side, so you need to disable both of them.  If you havenít tried 
out quick actions yet, this is a good time.  Have your strong merry attack the 
officer while Robin punches the citizen.  Then have Robin punch the officer 
twice to knock him out, and hide both bodies inside the house.

Now itís time to rescue Wielfried.  The patrol in that part of the map will 
give you enough time to disable and hide a guard each time they make a pass, 
and, unlike at the front gate, they wonít notice if guards are missing.  So 
take down a guard at a time, and hide their bodies in nearby buildings.  When 
you get to the trio of guards next to Wielfried, either use a money purse so 
they fight each other, or send the strong merry to attack them while Robin 
punches them.

Once the area is clear, donate money to Wielfried three times to make three red 
parchments appear on the map.  Then clear the rest of the guards from the area 
so that the only alert guards outside the castle are the two bridge guards and 
the ten guards in the two patrols.

Note: North of the castle youíll find a woman.  Sheíll ask you to look for her 
husband in Derby.  (This will be an ongoing side quest.)  You can also pick up 
a four-leaf clover.

Once Robin scales the castle walls, youíll have two ways to open up the castle 
so the rest of your group can get inside.  The easiest way by far is to lower 
the drawbridge at the main gate.  But that means youíll have to disable the two 
bridge guards, and, possibly, defeat the two patrols outside the castle.  If 
fighting the patrols doesnít bother you any, then thatís the method you should 
choose.

The more complicated method is to lower the two drawbridges leading to and from 
the tower on the eastern side of the castle (located in the moat).  For that 
youíll have to use Robin to do quite a bit of sneaking around and punching.  
Since any mistake means Robin will have to fight on his own (and thus kill 
people) this method requires a fair amount of saving and loading.  So 
definitely save your game before trying it, and then go back to the save and 
try the main drawbridge if you canít get it to work.

Regardless, once your group is inside the castle the first thing you should do 
is fight the patrol inside.  Use the strong merry to attack and distract while 
Robin punches.  Otherwise, youíll have to sneak around the patrol, which is 
tedious.

Then there are two places you need to go:

1. In the northern tower youíll find £2000 (the red parchment on the western 
side of the castle will reveal the location).  Youíll have to do a lot of 
fighting to get to it, but the Robin / strong merry combo should do the trick.  
For the final battle, the soldiers wonít leave the room with the gold, so you 
wonít be able to draw them out one at a time.  So send the strong merry into 
the room with them, but then have him move to the southern edge of the room 
away from the staircase.  That way Robin will be able to punch soldiers to help 
out.  (If you leave the strong merry by the staircase, Robin will keep getting 
involved in the fight.)

2. In the western tower youíll find Will Scarlet (the red parchment where the 
officer was outside the castle will reveal the location).  Freeing Scarlet is 
much easier than stealing the gold, and the only reason Robin canít do it on 
his own is because the door leading to Scarlet is locked.  So use Stuteley to 
unlock the door, and disable whichever guards get in your way.

Once Scarlet is free, youíll learn of a secret way into and out of the castle.  
So use it to leave, but allow Scarlet to pick up a few rocks before you end the 
mission.

My best score: 4350

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| 07.07.00 Mission 4: Confessions of an Outlaw                               |
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Location: Nottingham

Primary Objective: Find Maid Marian

Recommended characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, aggressive merry, 
strong merry (a fifth character isnít necessary, so leave Scarlet in Sherwood 
Forest to train in combat)

Head north and talk to the woman.  She wonít tell you anything about Maid 
Marian, but she will tell you how her son defied the Sheriff of Nottingham, and 
how his body is now being ďdisplayed as an example.Ē  This triggers a side 
quest, which you can see by pressing the  key.

Then search through the southern part of the map, disabling most guards but 
leaving the patrols intact.  Youíll find the womanís son on the western side, 
in front of the prison.  Click on the stockade to release the body, and then 
use the strong merry to carry it to the woman.  For your efforts, youíll 
receive a clover.

Note: Inside the prison youíll find a knight carrying £35 and coins worth £500.

Now head to the castle.  Out front youíll find a beggar, and when you pay him 
youíll trigger a red parchment to appear in front of a house inside the castle 
walls.  You can pretty much just walk to the parchment and discover the house 
belongs to Maid Marian.  However, the house is locked, and Stuteley wonít be 
able to unlock it.  So what to do?  Thatís right; talk to more beggars.

Youíll find the next beggar to the north.  There will be several soldiers 
nearby, and since one is an officer and others are archers, itís probably best 
not to wade in and fight them.  So knock out and hide the crossbowman closest 
to you, and then draw the officer to you by throwing an apple at him.  (Heíll 
chase a child around, but chances are heíll at some point head south towards 
you.  If not, try again.)  With the officer out of range of the other soldiers, 
use Robin and the strong merry to knock him out.  Then the remaining soldiers 
should be pretty easy to disable (use apples again if you need to).  Just watch 
out for the patrol that moves between the church and the town square.

Once the area is clear, talk to the beggar to reveal another red parchment.  
This one will appear right in the path of a patrol, so wait until the patrol is 
moving in the wrong direction, and then read the parchment.  Youíll find out 
Marian is inside the inner keep.  That doesnít appear very promising, so keep 
looking for beggars.

Youíll find the third beggar in front of the church.  There are two ways to get 
to the church, and both require combat, so pick the one you like best.  You 
might also want to knock out the knight (carrying £35) and the officer 
(carrying £25).

The third beggar will claim not to know Maid Marion, but he will tell you that 
the Sheriff of Nottinghamís brother-in-law lives in the town, and that you can 
probably find treasure in his house.  If you decide to loot the house, youíll 
find £2500 inside.  The third beggar will also tell you where to find the 
fourth beggar.

The fourth beggar will finally tell you how to meet up with Maid Marian.  
Apparently she confesses every night, so all you have to do is take the place 
of her confessor, Friar Tuck.  Tuck is a civilian in this mission, so heís 
pretty easy to knock out.  So tie him up, drop him in the vestry, and then put 
Robin in the confessional.  A cut scene will ensue, and after that youíll be 
able to complete the mission.

Note: If you decide to infiltrate the castle, youíll be able to gain another 
£790 and open the drawbridge, but you wonít be able to get to the party guests.

My best score: 7480

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| 07.08.00 Mission 5: The Prince and the Outlaw                              |
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Location: Derby

Primary Objective: Meet up with Prince John

Recommended characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, aggressive merry, 
strong merry (Maid Marian will join you in Derby)

The easiest way to deal with the soldiers in front of the castle is to use a 
purse.  So have Robin throw a purse in front of the swordsmen and archers, and 
then, while theyíre fighting each other, have him loop around and punch the two 
halberdiers from the right.  (The halberdiers wonít go after the purse.)  Then 
knock out whichever archer or swordsman is still standing, and tie everybody 
up.  To be safe, you should carry all the unconscious enemies to the southern 
edge of the map.  Donít forget to take back your purse money.

With the area clear, talk to the beggar six times to reveal five red 
parchments.  (When the beggar asks, ďAnything else?Ē that means you need to pay 
him more for his information, not that heís out of information or taking your 
money for nothing.)  Also be sure to knock out the archer and citizen on the 
eastern side of the castle, so you can get some herbs for Marian.

Now you need to get into the castle.  You wonít be able to open the drawbridge 
in this mission, so youíll have to sneak your group up the broken tower and 
along the ramparts.  Youíll have to disable guards along the way, of course, 
and itís your choice about whether to sneak up on them and punch them or simply 
fight them with the strong merry.  Fighting is easiest, and it will have the 
added benefit of alerting the patrol down below and drawing them to you so you 
can get them out of the way as well.

Note: In the southern part of a castle, a woman will tell you that her son is 
ill.  If you use a healing herb on the son (right next to the woman), youíll 
receive a clover.

Once the southern part of the castle is clear of enemies, youíll have two 
choices about how to get to Prince John.  You can either head straight north 
through the gate and fight everyone who gets in your way, or you can try 
sneaking around the ramparts.  The direct method is easiest, provided you can 
avoid the four knights, but the roundabout method will allow you to collect 
more gold.

So, if you want to take the long way, head for the northeastern part of the 
castle.  There are a few guards on the ramparts that you can disable easily, 
but eventually youíll find yourself against a patrol of archers, a group of 
crossbowmen, and a knight.  If you try to fight the patrol of archers inside 
the courtyard, the crossbowmen will join in, so instead place your strong merry 
at the gate to the area.  Then when the archers notice him, move him farther 
away, so the archers have to go through the gate to attack him (thus negating 
their range).  If you want, have Robin stay in the area to punch a few archers 
and help out against the officer.  Then it should be straightforward to disable 
the knight and the crossbowmen.  The pouch next to the knight is worth £1000.

For the northern area, regardless of how you get there, you should take out the 
patrol of swordsmen first.  Even if you want to avoid them, theyíll notice you 
when you try to disable the soldiers on the western ramparts, and so itís 
better to get them out of the way first.  So, just like in the northeastern 
area, use your strong merry at the gate to attract them to you, and then use 
the strong merry and Robin to knock them out.

Note: The knights in the northern part of the castle arenít carrying any gold, 
so thereís no reason to attack them.  They wonít see you if you hug the western 
wall.

Once the patrol is out of the way, knock out the soldiers on the western 
ramparts, and then head through the doorway up into the castle.  Youíll find a 
prisoner being harassed by a knight and some swordsmen.  This is the man the 
woman from Leicester wanted you to save.  So send in your strong merry to deal 
with them, and then once thereís a little breathing space (have the strong 
merry try to press the attack forward towards the prisoner to create a gap 
between him and the door) bring in Robin to help out.  The prisoner will ask 
you to talk to his wife if you ever return to Leicester.

At the top of the castle youíll find a bunch of swordsmen plus assorted other 
soldiers.  There might be an elegant way to deal with the soldiers, but chances 
are itíll come down to a major fight.  So have the strong merry and Robin do 
their regular thing, and use a third character (like Stuteley) to distract the 
crossbowman until Robin can get around to punching him.

Note: You can knock out the soldier patrolling behind the swordsmen without 
alerting them.

At the highest point in the castle youíll find a soldier plus two knights.  
Robin requires two punches to knock out knights, so use the strong merry to 
distract them and Robin to punch them.  If you can defeat the knights, youíll 
receive £500 and a clover.  If you canít, thatís ok.  The knights are optional.

Finally, send Robin and Maid Marian through the doorway leading to Prince John.  
Theyíll discover Prince John is a traitor and wants to be king in Richardís 
place.  Further, John will mention that Richard is being held captive and only 
a ransom of £100,000 will set him free.  Thatís now your overall goal for the 
campaign, to raise enough gold to free Richard.

Lastly, John will indicate the royal scepter is somewhere in the area.  Youíll 
find it in the northeastern part of the castle, in the building that was 
previously locked.  Itís optional to grab the scepter.  As far as I know, 
picking it up will only affect your score, and wonít change what happens in the 
campaign.

Note: Even though it seems like Maid Marion has joined you now, she hasnít.  So 
you wonít find her in Sherwood Forest.

My best score: 7620

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| 07.09.00 Mission 6: Pillaging                                              |
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Location: Forest

Primary Objective: Free Little John

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, aggressive merry, 
strong merry (Little John will join you during the mission)

Note: This looks like an ambush mission, but it isnít.  However, Robin does get 
to use a staff.

Another note: All the enemies that start off dead in the mission count against 
you.  So if you had maintained a perfect lives spared rate up to this point, 
kiss it goodbye.  (But donít worry too much.  A later mission will really do a 
number on the rate.)

Youíll find a couple civilians just north of your starting position.  Talk to 
them to receive a side quest, to clear the western road so the elderly of the 
village can escape.  To clear the road all you have to do is defeat the five 
soldiers to the south.  Since theyíre mostly facing away from you, and since 
Robin gets to use his staff in this mission, knocking them out should be pretty 
easy.  Then talk to the couple again to complete the quest.  You wonít get an 
explicit reward, but youíll probably receive extra points for your mission 
score.

You can find a second side quest just south of the western road.  In the trees 
youíll discover a woman who will ask you to find her son Peter.  Peter is near 
the center of the map, north of the intersection.  When you talk to Peter and 
then talk to the woman again, youíll complete the quest.  Again, you wonít 
receive an explicit reward, but you can pick up a clover near where the woman 
was standing.

You can receive a third side quest of sorts on the northern edge of the map, 
where four archers and an officer are preparing to execute a pair of civilians.  
Once you disable the enemies (and after the civilians return), talking to the 
pair will reward you with a clover.

For the rest of the map, just use Robin and the strong merry to knock out 
enemies.  Most of it should be straightforward; the only thing you have to 
watch out for is archers running back to warn the cavalryman.  Thatís bad since 
1) youíll then have to kill the cavalryman, and 2) the cavalryman will probably 
kill you first.  Similarly, you should use the  key to view the 
cavalrymanís cone of vision.  Since heís on a horse, he can see farther than 
most units, and so for some fights (like at the intersection and at the 
execution) you need to draw enemies towards you so you can keep the fight far 
enough away.

Note: The beggar on the eastern side of the map will give you five clovers, 
provided you pay him about ten times.

When youíre ready to free Little John, approach him from the south.  If youíre 
careful, you can sneak up on the guards around him, or draw them to you, so 
that you donít alert the cavalryman.  To deal with the archers and spearmen 
north of Little John, the best solution is to use a money purse.  Then knock 
out whichever soldiers remain standing.  The only enemy still standing at this 
point should be the cavalryman.

The first time you click on Little John to free him, a knight will appear out 
of the nearby shack.  Use the strong merry and Robin to knock him out.  (You 
can trigger the appearance of the knight early if you want by entering the 
shack.)  The second time you try, youíll actually free him, but Little John 
will ask you to help him retrieve his equipment.  This is just an excuse to 
show you Little Johnís leg-up skill (and this is likely the only time youíll 
use it).  So move Little John to the shack door, use the leg-up skill, and then 
have Robin click on him.  Robin will now be able to jump up to the roof of the 
shack and retrieve the coins worth £100.

Note: If you just canít seem to disable the guards without alerting the 
cavalryman, then try to distract the cavalryman with some character (like the 
strong merry) while Robin frees Little John and then helps him retrieve his 
gold.  As long as the cavalryman doesnít kill the distracting character during 
this time, you can then just run your group to the nearest signpost and quickly 
exit the mission.

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| 07.10.00 Mission 7: The Evening Visitor                                    |
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Location: Leicester

Primary Objective: Warn Ranulph about Prince John

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, aggressive merry, 
strong merry (Maid Marian will join you in Leicester; this is a good mission to 
let Little John train)

Note: Youíre not allowed to kill any enemies in this mission, but hopefully 
youíve been practicing such tactics in earlier missions, and so it wonít prove 
much of a hardship here.

Thereís only one direction to go, so head east and disable any enemies you come 
across.  If you saved the man in Derby, then youíll find a red parchment at the 
dock near where you start.  However, it will only suggest the man and his wife 
might have gone home, and indicate you should look for them.  Youíll find them 
at the southern edge of the map, next to the windmill.  When you talk to them, 
youíll receive a clover.

Otherwise, just make your way to the building that gives you access into the 
castle.  Then send Marian inside first and have her use her spy skill to see 
what enemies are around.  Luckily, most of the gray shadows in the courtyard 
will turn out to be civilians, and so clearing the area should be relatively 
easy.  But be careful when hiding bodies: there are enemy soldiers inside the 
church.

Once the courtyard is clear, talk to the beggar.  Heíll produce three scrolls.  
One will show you the location of Ranulph, the second will show you where a few 
of the sheriffís men are guarding something, and the third will warn you about 
the church.

Head over to the sheriffís men first.  Theyíre not guarding the bag with £1000 
in it.  Their charge is actually in the tower beyond them to the west, where on 
the top floor youíll find the Doomsday Book.  Like the scepter earlier, it just 
seems to increase your score and not do anything else.

There arenít any soldiers guarding Ranulph, so just send Robin and Marian to 
his room.  Once the cut scene ends, all you have to do is leave the castle to 
complete the mission (there arenít any signposts).

Note: To help you later, make sure Maid Marian has as many healing herbs as 
possible before you leave.

My best score: 6070

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| 07.11.00 Mission 8: The Godfather in Prison                                |
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Location: Lincoln

Primary Objective: Free Godwin

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Stuteley, Will Scarlet, 
aggressive merry, strong merry (one more training session for Little John 
should give him 5/5 combat ability)

Use Robin Hood and Will Scarlet (who should have a 5/5 combat rating now) to 
disable the three swordsmen next to the civilian.  Your reward will be a 
clover.  Then talk to the beggar sitting slightly to the west.  Heíll place 
three red parchments for you.

From here go ahead and disable all the guards outside the castle.  A coin purse 
will work well on the patrol since it isnít being led by an officer.  
Everything else should be straightforward.  You donít have to worry about 
hiding the bodies.

To get inside the castle, youíll have to use the ivy covered wall on the 
northeastern edge.  Everybody but the strong merry will be able to climb the 
wall, so youíll be able to knock out and tie up enemies, but you wonít be able 
to move them around.  Luckily, most of the guards are stationary, or patrol in 
a small area, and so not being able to move bodies shouldnít prove a hardship.

So make your way through the castle, disabling the guards you can get to, and 
then open up the drawbridge so the strong merry can join you.  Two halberdiers 
will be at the top of towers, behind locked doors, and you wonít be able to 
reach them.  The strong merryís whistling skill might draw the eastern one to 
you, but the other one will stay where he is.

Now head for Godwin in the dungeon (his position should have been revealed by 
one of the red parchments).  But before you do, you should hide all the bodies 
in the castle.  Thatís because when you pass along the walkway next to the 
garden (where Haldric the Knight was in the earlier mission) Guy of Guisbourne 
will spot you and send his guards after you (and then flee, the coward).  The 
guards will appear out of the two locked towers, and theyíll spread out to 
defend the castle.  You can save some time by leaving Robin and Scarlet next to 
the door to the locked tower that lies in the castle, so you donít need to hide 
the bodies there.

Once the new guards have been dealt with, send Robin and Scarlet to knock out 
the swordsman and the two spearmen near Godwin.  Then unlock Godwinís cell and 
talk to him twice.  Youíll find out that you need to disable all of 
Guisbourneís men in the castle, but that some of Godwinís men might be able to 
help out.

When you talk to Godwin the second time, two things will happen.  First, four 
red parchments will appear around the castle.  Clicking on the parchments will 
release groups of Godwinís men, and the men will help you hunt down the 
remaining of Guisbourneís guards.  Second, two enemy knights will come out of 
the church in the northeastern courtyard.  So make sure youíve hidden all the 
bodies again, and then deal with the knights before doing anything else.

Note: Each of the knights will be carrying £100.

When you click on a parchment next to a locked tower, the tower will open up.  
So use Scarlet or the strong merry to read the parchment next to the tower(s) 
of the remaining halberdier(s), and then have them rush up to the top of the 
tower and disable the halberdier before Godwinís men can get involved.  As soon 
as the last of Guisbourneís men has been disabled, youíll be able to end the 
mission.

My best score: 6260

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| 07.12.00 Mission 9: The Lock-up and the Friar                              |
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Location: Derby

Primary Objective: Free Friar Tuck

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Stuteley, 
aggressive merry

Send Robin and Little John to deal with the officer and the three crossbowmen, 
and then talk to the nearby civilians to reveal some of the castle interior.  
Youíll see that Friar Tuck is imprisoned in a little hanging cage in the 
northeastern part of the castle.

Once again you wonít be able to use the main gate to get inside the castle, and 
so once again youíll have to use the broken tower.  However, this time itíll be 
a bad idea to alert the soldiers in the courtyard.  There are a few crossbowmen 
down there, and theyíll probably kill a character or two by the time you can 
fight your way to them.

So stealth is the order of the day.  Use Robin or Little John to knock out 
soldiers on the ramparts, and then either have them crouch down between attacks 
or send them into the gatehouse.  Regardless, you can use the gatehouse to hide 
bodies.

Once the ramparts are clear (or at least the eastern ramparts), sneak Robin and 
Little John down the stairs to ground level.  Let the patrol see Little John, 
and let Little John do the brunt of the fighting.  Keep Robin out of the way 
for the most part, but bring him in to punch people if necessary (especially 
the crossbowmen).  If you run Little John right into the middle of the patrol, 
then one (half circle) sweeping attack will take most of it out.

Once the southern courtyard is clear, donate money to the beggar and talk to 
the civilian on the eastern side.  The beggar will provide you with three red 
parchments (that reveal parts of the castle), and the civilian will ask you for 
food.  If you used my recommendation and didnít bring a strong merry with you, 
then youíll have to wait for Friar Tuck to do this quest.  Once you have him, 
just send him to talk to the civilian once he has some meat.  Youíll receive a 
clover for your reward.

Then head for the northeastern part of the castle where Friar Tuck is.  You 
should be able to disable the guards on the southern ramparts easily, and 
rescue Friar Tuck.  Once heís free youíll learn that you also need to eavesdrop 
on Prince John.

That means youíll need to clear out the remainding guards in the northeastern 
part of the castle.  Some of this you can do with punches from behind 
(including the officer, courtesy of Little John), but eventually youíll find 
yourself against soldiers on the ground and soldiers on the northern ramparts.

Since most of the soldiers are archers, your best bet is to use a coin purse 
from Robin.  Then when the fight is over, use Robin and Little John to mop up 
whatever is left.  To make things easier, shoot the bullís-eye on the banquet 
hall.  That will lower a board, connecting the stairs with the ramparts.

Note: In the banquet hall youíll find ten pieces of meat, which is enough for 
the civilian in the first part of the castle, plus Friar Tuck as well.  Above 
the banquet hall you should use Little John to punch the knight.  Then you can 
rob the knight (for £75) and pick up the gold (worth £500).

Then sneak Little John and Friar Tuck into the gatehouse leading to the 
northern part of the castle.  Little John should be able to knock out the 
guards there and open up the gate while Friar Tuck ties everybody up.

Possibly you can defeat the remaining guards on the ramparts and sneak into the 
next part of the castle, but chances are the soldiers on the ground will notice 
you, and a huge fight will ensue.  As long as itís going to happen anyway, itís 
better if you initiate the fight.  However, even Little John canít take on 
everything in the courtyard, so attack them in stages.

For example, you can draw out the soldiers and the officer guarding the doorway 
without alerting any of the other soldiers.  Then Robin can use a coin purse on 
the lined-up archers and swordsmen while simultaneously Friar Tuck uses a 
waspís nest on the remaining officer.  During the chaos, you can send in Little 
John, Friar Tuck, and Robin to mop up.  You might have some problems with the 
knight, but if you can get it to fight Friar Tuck, then Little John can sneak 
up behind it and knock it out with one punch.

For the rest of the castle, Little John can knock out everybody on his own.  
But before entering the meeting room to spy on Prince John, send Little John to 
the highest tower to knock out the knight there.  Near the knight youíll find 
the Coronation Spoon, another fun little treasure to add to your collection in 
Sherwood Forest.

Then listen to Prince John, and exit the castle to complete the mission.

My best score: 8200

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| 07.13.00 Mission 10: The Silver Arrow                                      |
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Location: Nottingham

Primary Objective: Escape the tournament

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required) (Have your other primary 
characters train if they need to)

What a surprise, the tournament was a trap!  Anyway, after you fight the 
Sheriff of Nottingham, immediately send Robin west and up the stairs to find 
Maid Marian.  If Robin is badly wounded, have Marian heal him.  If Marian needs 
herbs, you can find some above her.

Note: Even though the objectives make it sound like you need to hurry to 
complete the mission, you donít.  There isnít any sort of time limit.

Now you need to find a way out of the city, and obviously you have problems.  
You canít tie anybody up, you canít move bodies, and you donít even have a 
blunt weapon around.  That means for the early part of the mission, you should 
avoid fights as much as possible.  Anybody you knock out youíll probably have 
to fight again later.

So send Robin south along the ramparts, and have him jump down to the 
mustachioed merry, who will join your cause.  Immediately have Robin move south 
along the ramparts and knock out the soldiers there.  Then use the mustachioed 
merry to tie them up.

You can now play some cat and mouse games.  Lure some of the searching 
swordsmen up to the ramparts, and make sure they move all the way to the 
gatehouse (out of sight of the patrol down below).  Then use the mustachioed 
merry to distract them while Robin punches them.  During this time you should 
also move Marian into a doorway somewhere, just in case one of the swordsmen 
searches where sheís standing.

Once youíre bored with that (or the swordsmen stop searching), use Robin to pay 
the beggar.  The beggar will add half a dozen red parchments to the map.  Then 
run the mustachioed merry east to the intersection past the stockade (next to 
the cylindrical building).  Heíll attract four guards, and while theyíre 
fighting, punch them with Robin.  Nobody will patrol that intersection, so itís 
safe to leave the bodies there.

Now you can walk south and add the aggressive merry to your group.  The 
aggressive merry will come equipped with a full slate of healing herbs, so use 
him to heal Robin and the mustachioed merry if you need to.  Also, the 
aggressive merryís pitchfork is now the closest thing you have to a blunt 
weapon, so start using him when you want to distract enemies.

At this point you should probably take down the patrol in the southern part of 
the castle.  Lure them to the scaffold, or all the way to the intersection if 
you can, and use the aggressive merry and the mustachioed merry to distract the 
soldiers while Robin punches them.

Now head north from the intersection to the church (east of the puddle).  You 
should be able to knock out the three guards there and then lure more guards to 
the area and knock them out as well.  In particular, you should lure back the 
guards around the balcony to the northwest so you can get to the strong merry 
and finally start moving bodies.  Donít worry about the red soldiers in the 
church.  They wonít leave their posts unless you do something right in front of 
them.

Once you have the strong merry, go ahead and hide all the bodies youíve tied 
up.  Itís boring, but if you donít then sure enough at some point a lone archer 
will wander through and wake everyone up.  Then head over towards the inner 
keep (where you started) so you can clear a path to Marian.

The difficulty here is in removing the six swordsmen near the gate.  Luckily, 
theyíll be facing away from you, and so you can use a coin purse plus a couple 
punches to disable them.  From there everything else in the inner keep should 
be straightforward.  The two swordsmen and knight guarding the Silver Arrow 
wonít move away from the arrow, so even if you have trouble fighting them, you 
can always retreat, heal, and try again.

All you have to do now is reach a signpost, and you can probably just run your 
group to one to finish the mission.  But there are still a couple side quests 
in the area, and for the highest score you should complete them as well.

First up is the sheriffís brother-in-law.  Youíll find several soldiers 
guarding his house, but you should be able to draw them off a couple at a time.  
Then just charge in with your strong merry and Robin to finish them off.  When 
you go into the house, three bags of gold worth £5000 will appear.

Second is the church.  Inside youíll find some red halberdiers and knights.  
Theyíre separated, so you can fight some halberdiers and a knight, and then go 
after the rest.  Like with the guards at the Silver Arrow, the guards in the 
church wonít want to leave, and so you can retreat and heal if you need to.  
Once the guards are unconscious, grab the Sword of State.

Lastly, you just need to reach a signpost.  The route to the northern signpost 
is probably almost clear by this time, but if you head south, you can free some 
civilians, rob a tax collector (worth £1500), and earn another clover.  But if 
you exit in that direction, just be sure to avoid the two cavalrymen (revealed 
by the red parchment near the southern gate).

My best score: 9920

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| 07.14.00 Mission 11: The Black Castle                                      |
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Location: Derby

Primary Objective: Capture Derby

Recommended characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar 
Tuck, aggressive merry

Before the mission starts, youíll have the option of earning blazons, much like 
for the defense of Lincoln.  However, there isnít any reason to purchase 
blazons here.  The more blazons you have at the start of the mission, the less 
youíll have to do during the mission.  So if you plan to explore the entire map 
and disable all the enemies anyway, the extra blazons wonít do you any good.  
Only buy blazons if you want to get through the mission as quickly as possible.

Inside the mission what youíll discover is that itís no fun to have allies.  
Ranulphís men will kill their opponents, and those deaths will count against 
you.  Not only that, but Ranulphís men will happily kill unconscious enemies, 
and even enemies that have been tied up.  So if you want to keep your lives 
spared rate up, you need to rush Little John into the castle, and have him 
carry unconscious enemies into houses (where Ranulphís men will leave them 
alone) as quickly as possible.  Even so, lots of enemies will get killed in 
this mission.

But hereís a trick.  Ranulphís men will only advance when youíve captured a 
blazon.  So if you can knock out and hide as many enemies as possible before 
capturing the blazons, youíll be able to keep your lives spared rate much 
higher than otherwise.  In particular, the blazon for the gate leading to the 
northeastern courtyard is linked to the archers in the ramparts there.  Once 
youíve disabled enough of the archers, youíll capture the blazons, and 
Ranulphís men will storm inside.

So, you need to try and disable as many of the ground forces in the courtyard 
as you can before defeating the archers.  Thatís tricky since the archers will 
see things and come to investigate, and it means youíll probably have to fight 
a messy battle.  But you should be able to sneak your group in behind the 
soldiers in the courtyard (and maybe punch and hide a couple) before the battle 
starts.  Then, if you lead off with a couple punches and a slingshot, the 
battle shouldnít be too bad.

For the northern courtyard, whistling seems to work pretty well.  Just have 
Little John stand on the eastern ramparts and whistle, and the officer below 
will send up one soldier at a time.  The rest of the castle should be pretty 
easy, except for Scathlock at the top of the highest tower.  Robin will have to 
fight him on his own, but note Scathlock canít leave the tower, so Robin can 
drop down to heal any time he wants and defeat Scathlock in stages.

Note: If Scathlockís blazon is the last one you capture, donít immediately exit 
the campaign when you defeat him.  Search his body first for £100.

My best score: 5700 (56/89 enemies spared, 2 allied soldiers lost)

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| 07.15.00 Mission 12: A Wedding and a Funeral                               |
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Location: York

Primary Objective: Rescue Maid Marian from the wedding

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Friar Tuck, 
aggressive merry

This mission starts out easily enough.  In the southern half of the map, you 
wonít find any complicated groups of guards, and, in fact, you wonít find 
anything that Little John canít handle all by himself.  So knock out, tie up, 
and hide guards, and talk to the three beggars.

The beggars will produce no less than nine red parchments.  Some of the red 
parchments will simply reveal parts of the map (like the mess of soldiers at 
the church), but some will give you side quests:

1. The beggar near the center of the map will produce three red parchments.  If 
you read all three youíll learn about a moneylender, and youíll give the beggar 
£2000 to cover the money he owes him.  In return youíll receive a clover, and 
the moneylender (complete with £2000 in his pocket) will appear on the map.  So 
itís a good deal, and it gets even better because in a later mission youíll 
meet up with the beggar again and heíll give you your loan back, plus interest.

2. Another parchment (from the southeastern beggar) will tell you how Sergeant 
Buttler and Mary Wonara are having an affair, and youíll see a cut scene where 
the two meet up as soon as Maryís husband leaves the area.  So send Little John 
over to knock out and then carry off the husband (you can also just scare him 
away), and then hide until Mary and Sergeant Buttler meet up again.  The pair 
will be staring at each other, so Little John should have an easy time sneaking 
up behind the sergeant and punching him (donít use Robin; he wonít knock the 
sergeant out).  For your reward, youíll receive the Ampulla, one of the crown 
jewels.

3. The red parchment at the docks doesnít do anything.  Is this a bug or did I 
miss something?

4. A fourth parchment will show you a secret entrance into the citadel.

The one strategic decision youíll have to make early in the game is what to do 
with the civilians loyal to Prince John.  You can knock them out so they donít 
bother you, but you can also let them go.  If you take the latter approach, 
then the civilians will keep running up to enemy soldiers and drawing them back 
to you.  In that way you can draw out a good chunk of the red soldiers at the 
church and defeat them a few at a time.  The civilian Mary Wonara in particular 
is good at this job.

Note: Regardless, you should eventually knock out the ďenemyĒ civilians.  Some 
of them are carrying gold!

Once youíve done what you can in the southern part of the city, youíll have to 
tackle the citadel and the church.  Start with the citadel.  There are three 
ways to get inside: the secret passage revealed by the red parchment, the 
rooftops to the south, and the ivy wall to the east.  Reading the red parchment 
that reveals the secret passage might crash your computer (if zooming in and 
out causes problems), and only Robin can get into the citadel via the rooftops, 
so your best bet might be the ivy covered wall on the eastern side.  To use it 
youíll have to defeat a knight, but thatís easy enough using Robin to distract 
it while Little John punches it.

The interior of the citadel should be straightforward.  Even if you canít use 
the secret passage, just send Robin and the aggressive merry up the ivy covered 
wall, and use the aggressive merry to distract soldiers while Robin punches 
them.  Then when you walk around the courtyard, the mechanism for lowering the 
drawbridge should be revealed, and opening that will allow Little John inside.

To change the flags in the citadel, just click on the base of the flagpole.  
Once the enemies notice Richardís flag flying instead of Johnís, Prince John 
and many of the church guests and black guards will leave the area, and the 
majority of the red guards remaining in the church will head south.  Some will 
go for the citadel, and others will go to the cityís gates.  At this point you 
can probably just stand Little John at the entrance to the citadel and have him 
take on all comers, but for a safer approach, run your group to a building in 
the center of the city, and then have them head to the church once the red 
guards have passed.

Note: Once you click on the flagpole, you donít have to keep a character there 
to change the flags.  You can immediately move the character if you need to 
make a hasty escape.

Thereís only one way to approach the church in this mission, so use Little 
Johnís whistle skill, or just let enemies see your characters, to draw them 
towards you a couple at a time.  Only Robin will be able to go into the church 
itself, so have him do that and then immediately retreat.  Guy of Guisbourne 
has to stay inside, but the two halberdiers with him will chase Robin outside 
where Little John can punch them.  Then send Robin back inside to deal with 
Guisbourne.  As with other duels, you can let Robin retreat to regain energy 
and heal, and so he should be able to defeat Guisbourne, even if combat goes 
badly.

Once Guisbourne goes down, loot the £500 in the church and then leave town.  If 
guards are at the gates, a money purse from Robin might come in handy.  
Otherwise, just bludgeon your way through.

My best score: 10560

Note: Have Robin train during the ambush mission following this mission.  Then 
he will still be considered training during the mission where you have to 
rescue him.

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| 07.16.00 Mission 13: The Escape                                            |
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Location: Nottingham

Primary Objective: Free Robin from prison

Recommended Characters: Maid Marian (required), Little John, Friar Tuck, 
aggressive merry

You should find the village south of the castle to be easy to clear.  Just wade 
into combat with Little John, or sneak around and punch people.  It shouldnít 
make much of a difference.

The first place to look for Robin is in the prison southwest of the castle.  
You wonít find Robin there, of course, but you will find another prisoner Ė 
plus a black knight.  So send Friar Tuck in to talk to the prisoner, and then 
use Little John to punch the knight.  When the knight is out, talk to the 
prisoner again to learn Robinís location.

Then head for the castle.  The front gate wonít look like a problem, guarded as 
it is by two halberdiers and an officer, but there is a swordsman in the 
interior of the castle who will come looking for the officer.  If he doesnít 
find him, heíll alert the soldiers guarding the sheriffís brother-in-lawís 
house.  That is, lots of soldiers will suddenly come your way.  So after you 
dispatch the guards around the gate, hang around and wait for the swordsman 
(and his sidekick, a crossbowman) to arrive, and then draw them outside the 
castle and knock them out.  Fights around the gate might alert other guards to 
your presence, so be careful there.

Making your way inside the castle can be tricky as well.  The swordsman 
patrolling the ramp leading to the inner keep will raise the alarm (once again 
alerting the guards in front of the sheriffís brother-in-lawís house) if he 
sees anything amiss, including if one of the lancers out front is missing.  You 
can sneak past the soldiers out front of the inner keep if you want, but at 
some point in the mission somebody is going to raise the alarm, and so you 
might as well take care of the problem now.

So use Little Johnís whistle skill to try and draw some soldiers towards you 
(you can lure away the swordsmen from the brother-in-lawís house) and then just 
let the swordsman patrolling the ramp see you, or start fighting the soldiers 
on the ramp.  To defeat the soldiers who consequently race towards you, either 
use Friar Tuck to distract while Little John punches, or just let Little John 
twirl away with his staff.  If youíve whittled away at the soldiers in front of 
the sheriffís brother-in-lawís house, then the fight might not be too bad 
anyway.  Once all the enemies are knocked out, hide them in the nearby houses.

Once the alarm has been thwarted, defeating the rest of the soldiers in the 
castle should be straightforward.  Just methodically make your way around, 
disabling the soldiers you come across.  You can also free a civilian from the 
stockade (for a clover), break into the sheriffís brother-in-lawís house (just 
for the heck of it), and find the man Brittlegow who sold out Robin (for 
£5000).

Eventually, make your way into the inner keep via the northern ramparts.  Once 
you free Robin, youíll find he doesnít have any equipment, but you can find 
some arrows and purses around the castle.  At this point you can leave the 
mission, but keep exploring the inner keep so you can pick up Richardís sigil 
in the sheriffís chambers.

My best score: 10,870

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| 07.17.00 Mission 14: The Letter                                            |
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Location: York

Primary Objective: Meet up with Allan

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid 
Marian, aggressive merry

Head for the citadel, and dispatch the guards out front.  Since there isnít an 
officer around, you can use a coin purse here, or you can just wade in with 
Little John.  However, wait for the knight to wander away before starting, and 
then use somebody to distract the knight so Little John can punch him.

Once all the unconscious soldiers are tucked away, head south towards Allan.  
If you want to, you can take the time to disable all the guards in the southern 
part of the city, but otherwise just deal with the ones you canít sneak past.

On the way, you should visit the three places that had beggars the last time 
you were in York.  Two will have beggars again, and theyíll combine to produce 
nine red parchments.  The parchments will be scattered all over the map, so now 
you have an excuse to explore everywhere if you hadnít been planning to before.  
In the third place youíll find the beggar to whom you lent money before.  He 
wonít be a beggar now; heíll be a civilian, but heíll be easy to recognize 
because of the ď!Ē over his head.  When you talk to him youíll earn £2500.

Note: Be sure to pick up the two red parchments in the church.  One will give 
you £5000 and the other will give you the royal crown.

When you talk to Allan, youíll receive a new objective, to eavesdrop on Prince 
John again, and youíll learn that Prince John is in the citadel near where you 
started out.  So head back that way.

Inside the citadel youíll find Prince John plus some black guards.  I think you 
can use the secret passage this time regardless of whether you were able to use 
it before.  If not, send Robin inside to open up the gate, and then retreat him 
outside where Little John can deal with the enemies.

So defeat the black guards inside the citadel, and send Robin to the red 
parchment so he can listen to Prince John.  Youíll hear Prince John order 
Longchamps to go to Leopold and instruct him to do as he wishes with King 
Richard.  That means you have to defeat Longchamps first.  So once Prince John 
and the other guards in the inner room depart, send Robin to fight him.  Only 
Robin can enter the room, but, unlike in the other duels youíve fought, Robin 
wonít be able to retreat to heal (but you will be able to use clovers).  So 
save your game before heading in to fight Longchamps.

Once Longchamps is dead, order Little John to pick up his body, and then send 
your group to the nearest signpost to end the mission.

Note: Iím not sure what happens at this point if you donít have the £100,000 
necessary to ransom King Richard.

My best score: 10,150

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| 07.18.00 Mission 15: The March on York                                     |
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Location: York

Primary Objective: Capture York

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid 
Marian, aggressive merry

Once again you need to capture a castle, and once again youíll have allies.  
However, this mission isnít as tricky as the siege at Derby.  This time the 
allied soldiers will stay outside the castle walls until you tell them to enter 
(by ringing the church bells or by raising Richardís standard at the citadel).  
So you can essentially play this as a regular mission, and wait until the very 
end to call in your allies.

Making headway into the castle can be difficult.  There are lots of troops 
around, and the patrols will move randomly (or at least semi-randomly).  Worse, 
patrols usually consist of crossbowmen, meaning theyíll cause all kinds of 
havoc if they stumble upon you during a fight, and theyíll notice when some 
guards are missing.  So be prepared for big messy fights, and to reload often.

Of course, thereís a trick for this.  Enemies wonít go into houses unless they 
see you go into them first (or happen to flee into them).  So you can take your 
entire group straight north and hide them in the first house on the left.  
Then, whenever a patrol goes by, you can pick off a crossbowmen, or even try to 
take out the entire patrol.  Once you are free of patrols in an area, move out 
and defeat the stationary guards.  Then rinse and repeat over the southern half 
of the map.

Note: Itís not indicated in the objectives, but when you open the outer eastern 
gate, allied troops will rush in to take the southern part of the city.  So 
donít open the gate until youíre ready.

The northern part of the city is more difficult than the southern part, because 
it has the two defensive structures (the church and the citadel), and because 
the two bridges leading to it are heavily guarded.  Plus, it has all the black 
guards.

Luckily, you can loop around the bridge leading to the church (the west bridge) 
by using the northwestern walkway and a building.  That allows you to attack 
the bridge guards from behind.  Robin can throw a purse in front of them (so 
the lancers move forward and everybody else looks at the purse), and Little 
John can punch the knights and officer, and then attack everybody else (with, 
perhaps, a little bit of help from his friends).

You can loop around the bridge leading to the citadel (the eastern bridge) as 
well, by using the inner eastern wall.  Then wait for the knight to face the 
citadel, and send in Little John to punch him.  Little John should be able to 
do that without alerting any of the soldiers on the bridge.  Then you can 
handle this bridge just like the last one, with Robin throwing a purse and 
Little John doing some punching.  If you handle the bridges right, Little John 
should do a lot of punching before heís forced to fight.

To defeat the soldiers in front of the citadel, you could try using a purse or 
a waspís nest, but since there arenít any knights or crossbowmen there, you 
might as well just send in Little John to fight them.  Then quickly take down 
the guards at the northern gate (sneak Robin onto the ramparts to deal with the 
crossbowmen while Little John attacks from below) and head into the citadel 
itself.

Put all of your characters into the secret passage, and then send Little John 
through the door without a halberdier in front of it (click right in front of 
the door) when the patrol is looking the other way.  Little John should then be 
able to knock out the halberdier door guard.  From there you can use Robin to 
throw a coin purse, and Little John to punch the soldiers while theyíre 
engrossed with the coins.  If it comes to a battle, fight as close to the 
secret passage doors as you can, so the knights on the ramparts wonít be 
alerted.

To defeat the enemy general, first try to draw down as many soldiers from the 
ramparts as possible.  Whistling works pretty well here.  Then use Little John 
to punch one of the officers and fight the remaining officer and general.  That 
should work, but if you have trouble, use Friar Tuck to distract them while 
Little John punches them.

Now you can finally ring the bells in the church and hoist Richardís standard 
in the citadel.  With that you should be able to complete the mission.

My best score: 9920

Note: After defending York (in the next defensive mission), my progress 
indicator always jumps from 77% to 95%.  Are there optional missions in the 
campaign that you play if you donít gather the crown jewels or donít have 
£100,000 yet?

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| 07.19.00 Mission 16: Last Challenge                                        |
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Location: Nottingham

Primary Objective: Defeat Prince John

Recommended Characters: Robin Hood (required), Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid 
Marian, Will Scarlet

Note: Save your game before you start the mission.  Your characters will start 
out spread across the map, with two characters north of the castle, two 
characters south of the castle, and Robin inside.  How the characters are 
placed is either random or depends on the order you send them to the exit area 
in Sherwood Forest.  Ideally, you should have Little John and Friar Tuck south 
of the castle, and Will Scarlet and Maid Marian north of the castle.  (I 
recommend Will Scarlet instead of the aggressive merry here simply so he can 
protect Maid Marian should they be discovered.)  You could also try using 
Stuteley instead of Will Scarlet, just to make sure Little John has somebody 
who can tie up people with him.

To start off, leave Robin where he is since heís safe under his cloak, and try 
to put Will Scarlet and Maid Marian somewhere safe.  Itís possible guards will 
discover them at some point (theyíll wander all over the place if the alarm 
sounds), but even so you should be all right.  Either Will Scarlet will be able 
to defeat the guards who find them, or else Will Scarlet and Maid Marian will 
both be knocked out and use clovers, and you can rescue them later.

That means you should do most of your damage with Little John and Friar Tuck.  
More so than usual, try to have Friar Tuck distract enemies while Little John 
punches them, simply because Friar Tuck can heal himself with meat, and Little 
John can only use clovers until you unite your characters.  Slowly but surely 
the pair should be able to clear out the area south of the castle, or at least 
as much as possible while avoiding damaging fights.  Just be careful to sneak 
around the cavalryman riding in front of the castle.

Note: In the southern part of the map youíll receive a side quest to free a man 
from prison (the one outside the castle).  You might want to wait on this quest 
until you unite your characters.  Itíll involve fighting several soldiers at 
once, and it might strain your health too much.

Getting inside the castle to meet up with Robin can be difficult.  Not only 
will you have to avoid the cavalryman, but the archers in the ramparts will 
continually hunch down to see whatís going on beneath them, and if they see you 
theyíll either race down to investigate (good) or alert an officer (bad).  
However, they shouldnít raise the alarm, so try to draw them and the 
halberdiers at the gate to you by whistling.

Inside the castle, the soldiers on the ramp to the inner keep will sound the 
alarm if they see you, and Little John probably wonít have enough health to 
deal with it.  You canít simply sneak around the guards on the ramp, so have 
Friar Tuck throw waspís nests at the two guards at the base of the ramp, and 
then move your characters north into the castle and into one of the buildings 
in the courtyard.

From here you can dodge the patrol and take down lone guards nearby, or you can 
even pick off the patrol one soldier at a time like in the previous mission.  
You also might want to knock out the civilians loyal to Prince John, or else 
youíll have a steady parade of soldiers heading your way.  But your main goal 
should be to clear a path to Will Scarlet and Maid Marian.

Note: The beggar in the courtyard will trigger two side quests, one about a 
fake beggar and one about Applegoad the Old (in the church).

The western street to the northern gate looks the safest, but the beggar there 
is the one in the employ of Prince John, and approaching him will cause a bunch 
of soldiers to rush out of the nearby buildings and attack.  Instead, make a 
foray into the middle street first, where youíll find an officer, a 
crossbowman, and three juggling archers.  To get through the battle, Little 
John can punch the officer right away and then punch the archers and 
crossbowmen, provided they donít try to use melee attacks against him (they 
usually wonít).  But youíll have to be careful in this fight.  If you make too 
much noise, the soldiers hiding in the buildings will attack anyway.

Once youíve taken down the officer and the archers, send Friar Tuck into the 
buildings next to the beggar.  There are two buildings, and three swordsmen 
will be hiding in each.  By sending Friar Tuck into them one at a time, the 
swordsman will attack him, and Little John should have an easy time knocking 
them out.  Once theyíre down, donít talk to the beggar.  Youíll just waste your 
money.

Note: If you donít remove the guards hiding in the buildings, theyíll attack 
when they hear fighting at the northern gate.

To finally claim the gate, first send Little John to the ramparts to knock out 
the crossbowmen and archers (remember that Robin canít knock them out), and 
then use Friar Tuck to distract the halberdiers and officer while Little John 
punches them.  Now you can finally unite your characters, and do some necessary 
healing.  If youíre feeling thorough, feel free to go back and disable all the 
soldiers you skipped before (like at the ramp leading to the inner keep), or 
just plunge ahead into the inner keep.

The inner keep should be pretty easy.  In fact, the only difficult fight 
involves a black officer and two black knights, but you can bypass it by 
unlocking the door in the courtyard that leads right to the Sheriff of 
Nottinghamís chamber.  (If you decide to fight them anyway, use somebody to 
distract while Little John punches.  The trio will still probably cause 
problems, especially since there are four swordsmen hiding in a nearby tower 
who will rush out to help.)

Once you reach the sheriff, youíll have to fight him alone with Robin, but once 
again Robin can retreat to heal while the sheriff is stuck in his room.  Once 
you defeat the sheriff, youíll be able to finish the mission.

Let the celebration begin!

My best score: 11,830

And for the entire campaign: 145,010 (97% lives spared)


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* 08.00.00 THANKS TO                                                         *
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Thanks to all of the people who contributed information for this guide, 
including:

   ARM Claude

Plus all the people at Strategy Firstís Robin Hood forum.


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* 09.00.00 REVISION HISTORY                                                  *
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April 29, 2003
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Initial release.  Contains the first seven missions plus other information.

May 1, 2003
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Added the next five missions.

May 3, 2003
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Added the final four missions, completing the walkthrough.


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* 10.00.00 PERMISSIONS AND UPDATES                                           *
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This guide may be posted on any web site as long as the text is not changed and 
as long as I am informed of the posting.  I will always submit new versions to 
GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) first, so if you are looking for the most up-to-
date version of this guide, that is the place to look.


*****
Copyright © 2003 by Steven W. Carter

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