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The Relics of Athalën

Author File Description
Lord Basse
File Details
Version: The Conquerors
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!


FEATURES:
• 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!


STORY:
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.


SCREENSHOTS:
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



IMPORTANT NOTE:

This campaign requires the 1.0c patch for The Conquerors to work. It is also, from what I hear, incompatible with the UserPatch.





This campaign is brought to you by StormWind Studios!
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Spoffin1 Thanks xVortexXz - I actually ended up trying this moments before you posted and it worked.

Now in Scenario 3, when I try to save (immediately or 5 minutes in), it crashes. Loading those saves causes AoE to stop responding.
Rewaider Is it incompatible to any operational system? Because sometime ago I've just swiched my HD (for a SSD) and Windows 7 to Windows 7 ultimate and the campaigns doesn't runs anymore :/
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
I think I know why the game's crashing in scenario 2, then. Should get that fixed in an update.

The crash when saving the game is one I'm having a lot of problems with personally, but it only seems to happen in AoKHD. If you can get it to work in regular AoK, you shouldn't have this problem. It does make me worry about the Steam Workshop port though. :/

@Rewaider, I've only tried it with regular Windows 7, so I couldn't say honestly. :/
Spoffin1 Saving problem occurs in s6 as well, just FYI
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks a lot for the reviews chaps! I should probably be able to get another update out this or next week, and fix the bugs and stuff you've mentioned. :)
Rewaider Oh nevermind, it works fine in win7 ultimate too. I've just forgotten to install the 1.0c patch :P
Dracones Been a fan of the game ever since it came out. Last week I checked the top rated campaigns and found this gem! Simply amazing! Hands down the best campaign ever created for aoe! Original, intense and addictive! Congrats and much respect to Lord Basse and everyone that contributed!
r3Ed I'm having a problem with the second scenario. When I'm supposed to bring my heroes to King Wellon in the tallest tower after killing all his men they can't climb the stairs due to being on horses. If I click repeatedly they can eventually move up the stairs anyway, nut when they reach the tower nothing happens.
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
@Dracones; many thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

@r3Ed; you have to dismount all your heroes first. You do that by bringing them to the red flag just outside the castle entrance.
TheAOEman57844 It's good but I was stuck in the part where Ori betrays them and used the relic of the sun to make the 4 statues attack them. When I was done with them, I found those hills blocking my way and I didn't find a door. Where should I go?
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:10,155
Favorites: [Who?]22
Size:74.85 MB
Added:04/19/14
Updated:04/28/14