Defending Hope is a 2-player PvE scenario that can be played on Standard, Advanced and Expert difficulty. It is part of the campaign story The Curse.

Defend the city Hope against a massive Twilight attack.


 "Viridya led the mortals to the City called Hope not only because it was a powerful symbol of rebirth, but because it was home to the two soulstones; mighty shrines created by mortals ages past in remembrance of the Giant War. Within them was said to slumber the wrath of a million spirits. Viridya hoped they would wake when the time was right."
— The Aedai Chronicles

Viridya watched them stream into the city. A trail of humans, winterling elves, even some kobolds, the mortal peoples of the north. All had found their way here, shepherded by the Skylords. The cursed ones would not be far behind, it was just a matter of getting enough of them here to make her plan work.

Viridya found her thoughts returning to the mortal, Rogan Kayle. His group was still missing. She would need to guide him and already knew which of the Skylords she would ask to stay behind and mount the first part of the defense. Not all had the resolve to defy Brannoc’s orders and not all would be able to act swiftly enough to make her plan work. Viridya would have prayed, were there any gods left to hear her.

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Defending Hope Available Tier 1 Upgrades
(Total: 26)
Available Tier 2 Upgrades
(Total: 21)
Available Tier 3 Upgrades (Total: 21)
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
List of Card Upgrades


Walkthrough Missing


Patch History

This map has not been changed yet, compared to its original appearence in BattleForge.

See also

Storylines (Campaign maps only)
Stories from the Age of Twilight The Curse

Encounters with Twilight Minimap.jpg Encounters with TwilightSiege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of HopeDefending Hope Minimap.jpg Defending HopeThe Soultree Minimap.jpg The Soultree

The Search for the Gods

Crusade Minimap.jpg CrusadeSunbridge Minimap.jpg Sunbridge

The Treasure and the King

Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad HarvestThe Treasure Fleet Minimap.jpg The Treasure FleetThe Dwarven Riddle Minimap.jpg The Dwarven RiddleThe Guns of Lyr Minimap.jpg The Guns of Lyr

The Titans

King of the Giants Minimap.jpg King of the GiantsTitans Minimap.jpg Titans

The Twilight Taint

Nightmare Shard Minimap.jpg Nightmare ShardNightmare's End Minimap.jpg Nightmare's EndBehind Enemy Lines Minimap.jpg Behind Enemy LinesThe Insane God Minimap.jpg The Insane God

Ascension and Passage

20px Ascension20px Passage to Darkness

Tales of the Renegades The Hunt for Blight

Blight Minimap.jpg BlightRaven's End Minimap.jpg Raven's EndEmpire Minimap.jpg Empire

The Search for Twinaxe

Mo Minimap.jpg MoOcean Minimap.jpg OceanOracle Minimap.jpg OracleSlave Master Minimap.jpg Slave MasterConvoy Minimap.jpg Convoy

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