Our Hero: Aleksandar
His costume is inspired by the traditional clothing from the region of Šumadija. In the image above, you can see his costume change as he earns additional game items. Each item makes him more difficult to “kill”.
A musical instrument usually used by shepherds. expands to form a staff. As the power of the music grows additional musicians join in. Maximum Level: Guča/Гуча — a massive party involving an orchestra of trumpeters (and related blowing instruments), roasting meat on a pit, carnival, and kolo — the traditional Serbian dance.
STRENGTH: Making friends by playing music and feeding his opponents. Once the opponent is “defeated” they can never fight Aleksandar again. Instead, if they meet in the game, they can exchange goodies.
WEAKNESS: Deadly Draft/Promaja/промаја
Aleksandar can be defeated by opening windows from opposite sides, or (if the battle is outside) by removing his shirt/undershirt/подкошуља. He would freeze and would be unable to move or play until his companion, the two-headed eagle, revives him with the cure-all elixir.
Rakija/ракија — Plum Brandy
Aleksandar’s cure-all elixir. In the game, it repairs life tokens, eliminates poison, heats the body,...
Vuk & Miloš/Вук и Милош
The two-headed white eagle with the spirit of Vuk Karađić and Miloš Obilić. One head, Vuk, is the linguist — interprets from other languages, solves word puzzles, etc. Miloš is the strategist. The eagle helps Aleksandar on his quest, in battle, but also by picking plums out of his reach so that Aleksandar can make the cure-all elixir — rakija/plum brandy.
As the eagle grows so does his ability and strength. The final eagle wears the shield with the four Ss. This stands for “Само Слога Србина Спашава” — “Only Unity Saves Serbs”, a popular motto and slogan, similar to “United we stand, divided we fall.”