The Shadow Mercenary Camp is one of many that take place just outside your castle. Upon clicking the camp, players can then recruit shadow mercenary soldiers and tools. Shadow mercenary units are unique in that the player being attacked will not know who sent the shadow mercenaries. This allows players to deal a severe blow to others, or even kill all their soldiers - gaining loot as well, all without putting their identity at risk.
Units and tools at the shadow mercenary camp can only be obtained with rubies, thus "free players" will generally refrain from purchasing these due to the extensive cost.
It should be noted that there is a limit as to how many shadow units or tools you can own. This limit is based solely on the players level and increases in proportion to level.
Shadow Mercenaries, or mercs as they are called colloquially, are unique units in that they provide the player with some anonymity when attacking with them. There are 4 different soldiers that can be recruited, in stacks of 10. Show below are the stats of each soldier along with their respective cost. Shadow mercenaries do not consume food.
|Name||Attack||Melee Defence||Ranged Defence||Looting||Movement||Food||Cost (rubies)|
There are 4 different tools on offer at the shadow mercenary camp. These come at much lower cost than soldiers.
|Name||Deduction on Castle Wall||Deduction on Castle Gate||Deduction on Defense of Ranged Soldiers||Movement||Cost (rubies)|
|Shadow Siege Tower||15%||0||0||22||27|
|Shadow Battering Ram||0||15%||0||22||32|
|Shadow Battering Ram||0||0||10%||22||41|
All you could possibly want to know about the shadow mercenary camp - http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5629/shadowew.png
From this tent, you can get 1 achievement and 20 achievement points:
1. Tough Measures - "Hire shadow mercenaries." - 20 achievement points
NOTE: You can get this achievement by buying a single shadow tool.