The scenario was very challenging, as it took a lot of micro in order to defeat the bandits. I was rarely bored simply because of all the commands I had to give to keep my small and unrenewable force alive. The only boring parts were at the beginning (dialogue wasn't too interesting) and at the end (waiting for 2 monks to traverse an entire map I've already cleared of bandits isn't that exciting). I give it a 3 because although it was entertaining, my eyes were hardly glued to the screen.
The bandits were ridiculous! It took me three tries to have Saad live to reach Yasir, and 2 tries to defeat the bandit stronghold. The only reason this is somewhat balanced is by the fact that you get like 15 mangudai to face down a massive army of bandits.
The story wasn't creative, as it lacked a lot of backstory or explanation of why things were happening. The map needed a lot of work, but because you put effort into it and obviously tried to spruce up the story and map, I'll give you a 2.
Map Design: 2
The map needed a lot of work in terms of terrain mixing. Also, you don't seem to be familiar with jungle bushes. They work well almost anywhere. Also, you don't seem to be familiar with the rotate button in terms of GAIA objects. This allows you to pick which specific tree you want to appear, and is how you find the jungle bushes (located under jungle tree).
The story was bland and the characters weren't well developed, but at least you had one. I was left with several questions at the end. 1. How did the Grand Church steal these priceless relics from a powerful city without a military? 2. Why is Yasir okay with giving his military away to a neighboring kingdom? 3. Why is EVERYONE allies with the bandits! 4. What is Jadogarni's relationship to Salore? The list goes on and on. I give you a 3, however, because I do not believe you could have made the instructions any more clear than they were.
I appreciate that you went back and fixed some of the things I pointed out during my initial playthrough. You would have gotten a much lower score if you hadn't, believe me, you would have had a much lower score.