As a first modding project, I decided to keep it small and simple. I made a new pretender god for Abysia -- the Lava Lord. I designed him as a competant combatant, but also a pretender that can fight alongside the Abysians (I learned the hard way that not every troop type should try this without a lot of careful arrangement).
His description: "Deep within the Smouldercone, a demigod of elemental heat rages in his pit of lava miles under the earth. Whether he was awakened by the foul experiments of the Abysians, or if he simply always was, no one can say. But one thing is for certain: He will not rest until he is the one True God, and the world lies burning under the feet of his Chosen People.
A towering colossus of living lava and fire, his upper body is vaguely human while his lower torso and legs are nothing but an amorphous mass of magma and smoke. The Lava Lord's body gives off great heat, and he is immune to fire. Skilled at Fire magic, he is indifferent to the other paths. He is able to throw balls of magma across a distance to smite his enemies."
What I'm really wondering is if his powers and stats are appropriate for his cost, so I thought I'd share it before formally subitting it to Illwind's mod page. I'd appreciate any feedback!
It can be downloaded here
. He uses monster #2400, and his magma ball attack is weapon #998
With the lessons learned with this mod, I'm planning a new nation. I hope I can find some graphics that are good enough...I think it'll turn out really nice if I can do it right!