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The Relics of Athalën

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Lord Basse
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 7

This is the sequel to Gwyndlegard, its bastard child/spin-off The Epic Adventures of Marvin & Rob, and The Rockspring Revolution. If you haven't played either of them, you might still enjoy this campaign, but the story will make more sense if you play them in the right order!

• A 7 scenarios long campaign!
• Various gameplay styles: pure B&D, Fixed Force, one-on-one boss fights and stealth missions.
• Extensive modding: around 400 new units (soldiers, buildings, eye-candy and other stuff) made uniquely for this campaign.
• An epic in the literal sense of the word - quite likely bigger in gameplay hours than "Gwyndlegard" and "The Rockspring Revolution" combined!
• Emphasis, as usual, on the storyline, humour and atmosphere, although I try to spruce it up with new ideas for gameplay as well!
• A vastly expanded Gwyndlegard universe,
• Music from a wide range of composers, including Ramin Djawadi, Howard Shore, Russell Shaw and Kevin MacLeod.
• A grand conclusion to the Gwyndlegard trilogy!
• Insivible flying bananas!

This campaign starts right where The Rockspring Revolution left off. Our hero Immanuel returns to his home province of Gwynhill, and his soon-to-be-wife Emily. Immanuel longs for peace and quiet, and the opportunity to finally marry his beloved girlfriend, and for a short while it looks as if his dreams will come true. But a campaign isn't very interesting if it's all peaceful and quiet, is it?

Out in the ocean, at a top-security prison, five iron-clad, monstrous ships show up at the horizon. They blast a hole in the wall of the prison, and its most dangerous prisoner escapes. Xaphira, the former Queen of Xioché, is on the loose.

The news travel swiftly to Gwynhill, and the local priest and recovering alcoholic Father Garnas is very troubled by it. For the past two years he has been studying an artifact that was used in the war against Xaphira (as seen in "Gwyndlegard"), The Relic of the Rock, and he has made some astonishing discoveries. He believes that it is one of the four Relics of Athalën, immensely powerful artifacts created by the ancient king Athalën, the man who founded and ruled the Old Kingdom for a thousand years. Father Garnas fears that Xaphira knows of the relic, and that she is coming to Gwynhill to get it. He thinks that she too knows of the power of the four relics: that with them you can shape the world completely as you wish to see it, and possibly live forever. And indeed he is right, and Xaphira comes as a thief in the night and snatches The Relic of the Rock away.

It is now up to you, as Immanuel, to make sure Xaphira doesn't get her hands on all four of the relics.

Gates of the Old Kingdom | An army has amassed | An indoors scene | Up on a rooftop | Into Xioché | A peaceful monastery | Bigass Castle | An abandoned city | A faraway village | Naval action | A quick stop in Arthalien | A monument in the mountains | Mountain stream | Abandoned mineshaft


This campaign requires the 1.0c patch for The Conquerors to work.


Yes you can! For this you will need the AoE2HD Compatibility Patch, which you can download here. More information on how to install this for HD is included in the download.

This campaign is brought to you by StormWind Studios!
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Thomas_Elliott Thanks for your reply Lord Basse; I completely forgot I had written a review for Gwyndlegard and it was kind of fun to look back at it. Four years went by quick eh?

I just want to say again that although it seems like almost all of my comments are negative, it's not at all because that is how I feel about your work (really the opposite; I enjoy it so much as a whole that my tiny issues stand out to me). You make a really good point about wanting to end the series well with a bang; after all, Xaphira has been our big enemy for four epic campaigns so it makes sense her killing should just as epic and difficult. I sort of regret complaining about that; it's absolutely just due to my own personal gameplay preferences; as boss battles go, I think the final battle with Xaphira is probably unmatched in any AoK campaign in terms of both incredible visuals and novel gameplay elements. Anything less probably would have been anti-climatic. It isn't exactly my cup of tea but it was beautiful and brilliantly done.

I totally missed the Yellowside/Greenside nod; very clever. I really enjoyed how you improved on game play elements from previous campaigns (the cave escape felt like a homage to your 'Jaguar Gold'). The music was fantastic; really frantic, and the perfect accompaniment to the cutscenes as well.

Once again, a fantastic, fantastic campaign which pushes AoK to points it has never been before. I'm looking forward to any future work; in the mean-time, I want to beat Scenario 4 on the 'Hard' difficulty. Such a struggle.

[Edited on 05/08/14 @ 10:08 PM]

thor1st Thanks,You re the Great Making Campaign!
xVortexXz I tried everything and i just can't get it to work. It crashes before i can even start the first mission.
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Have you installed the data files correctly? That's the only reason I can think of why the game should crash even before the first cinematic. :/
xVortexXz I extracted all of them as it says in the "how to install" i the main AoE2 folder and when i try to play the campaign it crashes everytime.
And you are certain you have the 1.0c patch installed?
xVortexXz Yes, i just installed the patch before extracting the files.
Rewaider Sometimes the DATA file doesn't loads... It's happened with me several times. Just try to run your AOK in admin mode, if it still don't work, delete your default DATA, then copy the one from ROA to the directory.
xVortexXz Omg! I can't believe it worked. What i did, I tried using AoK HD instead and it actually worked.
Spoffin1 I have the same crash in Sc2 when the castle changes ownership as The Furry. I've tried with only the four heroes, even only one hero and the problem still occurs. Anything I can do apart from skip ahead? Can someone tell me what I miss storywise from the end of that scenario?


I changed diplomacy so that I could knock down all the castle walls and buildings, killed off my entire army except for heroes and a few villagers, and then killed the last three longbowmen with Felicity alone, and that let me progress.

Just killing off my army alone did not suffice.

[Edited on 05/16/14 @ 12:01 PM]

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