The Holy Forest is a mixed language german\english submission from the oldest days of the blacksmith. The parts in german are even somewhat understandable by themselves so it should present no difficulty in playing.
The gameplay is basically a random map B&D after a short intro scene;build up fast and try to knight rush. I was disappointed that the main objective didnt come into play at all;the AI randomly resigns, and you can win by conquest.
The main enemy had one force that could probably give a beginner player trouble, but my TC actually killed it off singlehandedly. Its about as balanced as any 1v1 on black forest.
Its a reasonably try to changeup a random map with some story, the relics mission, etc. But in the end it is just a random map really as the relics dont come into play unless you just want some gold income.
Map Design 2
Regardless of what one thinks about how to judge old maps and how standards have changed, the simple fact is that this map is a random generated Black Forest. The commentator before me suggested the map was fascinating and it may very well have been in '99, for i remember playing multiplayer on this map nearly exclusively before gaining confidence to play on other maps, but its no more or less than a random map.
There is a story, but its somewhat on the lightweight side. The instructions were clear enough, even the ones in german.
Final Thoughts: Its a simplistic scenario from the olden days that did nothing to cause offense but little to earn praise.