The Traveling Merchant Returns 2019

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Dear players,
the traveling merchant Midas is back and again in need of your help! Your job will be to guard him during his travels, and make sure he reaches his destination.
Midas will will start his journey on May 16 at 14:00 and be on his way for 4 days. His journey will end on May 20 at 14:00.

Since the last time you met Midas we implemented some improvements to the event.
  • We added a button to "Run away!" in the battle screen. This allows you to immediately end a battle. Fleeing from the battle will count it as lost, including all the negative effects.
  • We added a hint that informs about the inability to find additional chests when all chest slots are full.
  • We added the information about the fact that mercenaries can only gain experience for the first 20 battles a day to several places in the event interface.
  • The higher milestone rewards are now a bit easier to reach (required distance was reduced).
Defeating the raiders
During this event you have to defend the merchant Midas by battling incoming groups of raiders with your band of mercenaries. Each on of them has different strengths and weaknesses.
The raiders you encounter are randomly chosen from a pool of varying units with different offensive and defensive values. In each encounter you will have to use your men wisely, to be victorious.

The battle will happen in turns. At the bottom of the battle screen you will see which unit will attack when. When one unit attacks another it will reduce the defensive value by a randomly chosen value within it's attacking power. Once a unit's defensive value is reduced to zero it is knocked out. But don't worry if your mercenary gets knocked out. He will be available again in the next battle.
At the bottom of the screen you can find a bar displaying the order in which the units will attack.The active unit is displayed by having a bigger icon. To attack a unit, simply click on it. An arrow will show you which unit was attacked and a number will display the damage it took. To speed up the animations and safe some precious time, you will find an option at the very bottom of the battle screen.

Should you get the feeling you wont be able to win a battle you will find a button to "Run away!" in the battle screen. This allows you to immediately end a battle. But that this means that the battle will count as lost, including all the negative effects.

Upon successfully defeating the raiders your caravan will move on and your mercenaries gain experience to eventually become stronger. Their offensive and defensive abilities improve but it is also more likely that they will encounter more daring opponent along the way. Only keep in mind that your mercenaries, while they can fight more often, can only gain experience from 20 battles per day. Chests on the other hand, will always include additional experience for your mercenaries.[/IMG][/CENTER]

Opening chests
When all the raiders' units are defeated you will be rewarded with a chest. These can contain several items. To see what can potentially inside, you only need to click on the chest. Opening the chests will take some time, and you can only carry three. If you have reached the maximum of chests you will not find any new ones until a slot has opened up. So make sure to unlock them regularly![/IMG][/CENTER]

The merchant Midas will also reward you with additional rewards the closer you get to his destination. You can see the possible rewards displayed at the top. But keep in mind that only successful battles bring you closer to your destination! If you loose or run from a battle you will loose some of the distance you already traveled.
We hope you enjoy our event and wish you good on your journey ahead!
We are also looking forward to your feedback, which you can provide in this thread.
Your Tribal Wars Team
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