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'Your Library is still not functional; you must enlarge it!' - The Mentor (DK2)
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"Cherry Blossom. At last, you have trapped Keeper Nemesis, here in the ancient realm of Cherry Blossom. This thorn in our side has challenged us for the last time, show him the power of a true Keeper. He has taken refuge with his two sons, also Keepers and holds a tenuous grip on the land. This uneasy alliance is new-born and if Nemesis is shown to be weaker than yourself, his hold over his ambitious kin will surely be broken."
— The Mentor, level briefing

Brotherhood is the 18th level in Dungeon Keeper 2, located in Cherry Blossom.

This mission will be long but fortunately, all three Keepers, including the powerful Nemesis, will not actively assault you unless provoked. It would be wise to use the time to build up your dungeon and train up your creatures to very high levels. Then, you should kill them off one by one.

Despite the objective stating that you must defeat Faust and Fabius too, Nemesis' defeat at your hands will win you the level regardless of whether they still stand.

Strategy[]

This level is fairly stable, and can be played without much fear of continued enemy attack so long as you don't breach their defenses. Keeping the dirt barrier in front of Nemesis's northward facing magic door intact will result in him being entirely dormant and keep your minions from wandering into his territory.

The second portal available to you to the west of your heart will provoke 3 hero incursions from the nearby hero gate. 2 trios of elven arches, then 1 final incursion of 2 royal guard and 1 knight. This can be a good chance to convert heroes so they can be used to pray at temples.

The Hero fort to the east can be easily dealt with by bottlenecking the area with gas traps, boulders, and sentries. But the real prize are the dwarves. They can tunnel through enemy fortifications with relative ease, so its best to convert them and keep them locked away until needed. Monks and fairies are best used to pray at temples for extra mana generation.

In the beginning it may be useful to abuse the Temple's sacrifice system. By building a guard room, torture chamber, workshop, and a large hatchery, you can attract the creatures needed to gain as many Black Knights as you want. Training a sizable force of them to level 8 almost assures victory. Creatures you don't want in the beginning can be either thrown in the prison and slapped, giving you corpses for vampires which can be sacrificed for bile demons (and from them rogues for more black knights) or more skeletons which can be used to continuously pray at temples.

Fabius is the weaker of the two brothers, and tunneling next to his lair wall and building traps to support your invasion force is a good choice. The same can be done with the north facing wall of Faust's casino.

Nemesis can simply be rushed once you have destroyed his sons and leveled up all the minions that come from their portals. However if you destroy the east, west, and southern outer defenses and place sentries alongside his walls, then collapse the walls at once [Dwarves, either captured or acquired by sacrificing goblins come in handy here,] and Nemesis will not be able to focus on every point of attack, allowing you to claim much of his dungeon with relative ease. Possessing a high level rogue before this tactic to clear out the multitude of traps yourself can speed this up, and reveals any hidden traps your minions may fall for. Summoning Horny to rampage through his dungeon will severely reduce the danger.

If you wish to slay Nemesis without killing his sons, tunnel along Faust[the yellow keeper]'s western portal and use bridges to accomplish the same strategy above. A door can be used to control imp and minion involvement, and a high level rogue clearing out Faust's sentries makes things a lot less stressful.

Breakdown[]

"Brotherhood"- Cherry Blossom
Primary Goal
Crush Keeper Nemesis and his sons
Ancillary Goal(s)
Faust and Fabius support Nemesis. Vanquish them first and make use of their resources


Red Keeper (Human)
Creature Limit 45
Starting Gold 0
Starting Forces 2 Mistresses
May Attract
  Warlock   Troll pickup Darkelf Mistress pickup
Salamander icon   Bile Demon pickup      
May Create or Summon
Imp pickup Skeleton pickup Vampire pickup Horny Icon
Rooms
Lair icon Library2 Icon Medium Treasury Icon Medium Casino Icon Medium Wooden Bridge Icon Medium Torture Room2 Icon Medium Graveyard2 Icon Medium Temple2 Icon Medium
Hatchery2 Icon Medium Training Room2 Icon Medium Workshop2 Icon Medium Guard Room Icon Medium Prison2 Icon Medium Stone Bridge Icon Medium Combat Pit Icon Medium
Spells
Createimp2 icon medium Possession icon medium Sightofevil2 icon medium Tremor icon medium Creategold icon medium | Summonhorny-icon-medium2
Thunderbolt icon medium Heal2 icon medium Calltoarms2 icon medium Turncoat icon medium Inferno icon medium | Chicken2 icon medium
Traps & Doors
Wooden Door2 Icon Medium Braced Door2 Icon Medium Magic Door2 Icon Medium Sentry Trap Icon Medium Fear Trap Icon Medium Gas Trap Icon Medium Trigger Trap Icon Medium Freeze Trap Icon Medium Fireburst Trap Icon Medium
Barricade Icon Medium Steel Door Icon Medium Secret Door Icon Medium Guard Post Trap Icon Medium Alarm Trap2 Icon Medium Spike Trap Icon Medium Boulder Trap2 Icon Medium Lightning Trap2 Icon Medium  
Blue Keeper (Nemesis)
Creature Limit 45
Starting Gold 3000
Starting Forces None
May Attract
  Warlock   Troll pickup Darkelf Mistress pickup
Salamander icon   Bile Demon pickup      
May Create or Summon
Imp pickup Skeleton pickup Vampire pickup Horny Icon
Rooms
Lair icon Library2 Icon Medium Treasury Icon Medium Casino Icon Medium   Torture Room2 Icon Medium Graveyard2 Icon Medium Temple2 Icon Medium
Hatchery2 Icon Medium Training Room2 Icon Medium Workshop2 Icon Medium Guard Room Icon Medium Prison2 Icon Medium   Combat Pit Icon Medium
Spells
Createimp2 icon medium Possession icon medium Sightofevil2 icon medium Tremor icon medium Creategold icon medium | Summonhorny-icon-medium2
Thunderbolt icon medium Heal2 icon medium Calltoarms2 icon medium Turncoat icon medium Inferno icon medium | Chicken2 icon medium
Traps & Doors
Wooden Door2 Icon Medium Braced Door2 Icon Medium Magic Door2 Icon Medium Sentry Trap Icon Medium Fear Trap Icon Medium Gas Trap Icon Medium Trigger Trap Icon Medium Freeze Trap Icon Medium Fireburst Trap Icon Medium
Barricade Icon Medium Steel Door Icon Medium   Guard Post Trap Icon Medium Alarm Trap2 Icon Medium Spike Trap Icon Medium Boulder Trap2 Icon Medium Lightning Trap2 Icon Medium  
Green Keeper (Fabius)
Creature Limit 45
Starting Gold 10000
Starting Forces None
May Attract
        Darkelf Mistress pickup
    Bile Demon pickup      
May Create or Summon
Imp pickup Skeleton pickup   Horny Icon
Rooms
Lair icon   Treasury Icon Medium     Torture Room2 Icon Medium    
Hatchery2 Icon Medium     Guard Room Icon Medium Prison2 Icon Medium    
Spells
Createimp2 icon medium Possession icon medium Sightofevil2 icon medium Tremor icon medium Creategold icon medium | Summonhorny-icon-medium2
Thunderbolt icon medium Heal2 icon medium Calltoarms2 icon medium Turncoat icon medium Inferno icon medium | Chicken2 icon medium
Traps & Doors
Wooden Door2 Icon Medium Braced Door2 Icon Medium Magic Door2 Icon Medium Sentry Trap Icon Medium Fear Trap Icon Medium Gas Trap Icon Medium Trigger Trap Icon Medium Freeze Trap Icon Medium Fireburst Trap Icon Medium
Barricade Icon Medium Steel Door Icon Medium   Guard Post Trap Icon Medium Alarm Trap2 Icon Medium Spike Trap Icon Medium Boulder Trap2 Icon Medium Lightning Trap2 Icon Medium  
Yellow Keeper (Faust)
Creature Limit 45
Starting Gold 3000
Starting Forces None
May Attract
  Warlock   Troll pickup   Mistress pickup
Salamander icon   Bile Demon pickup      
May Create or Summon
Imp pickup     Horny Icon
Rooms
Lair icon Library2 Icon Medium Treasury Icon Medium Casino Icon Medium   Torture Room2 Icon Medium    
Hatchery2 Icon Medium Training Room2 Icon Medium Workshop2 Icon Medium        
Spells
Createimp2 icon medium Possession icon medium Sightofevil2 icon medium Tremor icon medium Creategold icon medium | Summonhorny-icon-medium2
Thunderbolt icon medium Heal2 icon medium Calltoarms2 icon medium Turncoat icon medium Inferno icon medium | Chicken2 icon medium
Traps & Doors
Wooden Door2 Icon Medium Braced Door2 Icon Medium Magic Door2 Icon Medium Sentry Trap Icon Medium Fear Trap Icon Medium Gas Trap Icon Medium Trigger Trap Icon Medium Freeze Trap Icon Medium Fireburst Trap Icon Medium
Barricade Icon Medium Steel Door Icon Medium   Guard Post Trap Icon Medium Alarm Trap2 Icon Medium Spike Trap Icon Medium Boulder Trap2 Icon Medium Lightning Trap2 Icon Medium  


Trivia[]

The AI for Faust and Fabius at first appear to be hostile, and even the Mentor suggests the pair squabble often. However, the pair do not attack, or claim each other's land or that of Nemesis. Should the player unleash captured heroes or rebelling creatures into Nemesis's Dungeon Heart room and they slay him, the level's To-Win prerequisites cannot be met, and the level will become unwinnable.

As mentioned, defeating Nemesis is enough to win the level. If one stays on the level after his defeat and defeats another Keeper,

Slaying Nemesis without destroying Faust and Fabius's Dungeon Hearts results in an alternate victory speech from the Mentor.

Keeper Nemesis has Chicken Spell, to make up for the lack of his Summon Horny.

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