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The Relics of Athalën

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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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Great Deal oh that's what it means? i already tried that, no results though :(
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Weird. :/ You're not using UserPatch? That's about the only other thing I can think of that could cause the crash.

If nothing else works, you could watch the entire first scenario on YouTube (link below), then use Campaign manager to remove the first scenario from the .cpx, and play from scenario 2 and onwards (unless it crashes there as well). It's quite a workaround, but I can't think of much else that might help.
Great Deal I'm not using userpatch. And about using the campaign manager I already did that too. It didn't work. I also tried to open the scenario in the editor but it crashed as well.

I realy don't know what might be causing this but if you can't solve this, thank you for the support anyway :)

i really wanted to play this :\

[Edited on 06/11/14 @ 04:13 PM]

SirJayko Hi Lord Basse,

I created a new account and I now can play the second scenario :D

Thanks ^^


But perhaps you still should upload the separate scenario's for those who still can't play the full campagin?

Gr,
Sir Jayko
Jurugi So far it's excellent, but there are some crashes. My modded AOE and clean AOE1.0C copy couldn't seem to handle the first scenario without crashing, and I'm getting the annoying save-game bug on AOE:HD all of a sudden on the start of Scenario 3 as well as other scenarios now. Sometimes it works, depending on the scenario; it seems like some are just ultimately bugged and can't be saved on, whereas others it works fine. So, I can't even fully finish a lot of the maps a lot of the time. I see the work put into this, have played the other ones, and I'd give it a 5/5.

But.. I would rather have had it stable without mods than unstable with mods. So far I'd have to rate 4/5 until it's ported to AOE2HD properly or done without mod crashes. Most likely a lot of users don't know half the stuff I do, so good luck for them to mess with the files and get it to run if they experience these issues. There's some incompatibility with the mods, but hopefully these get fixed some time or another. Fixing it on AoE2:HD or on the user patch would be ideal, and once that's done it's definitely a good campaign. Too many users experiencing issues though to just blindly ignore it however.

[Edited on 07/13/14 @ 08:33 PM]

Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks a lot for the review Possidon! The forgotten island is called Kalpireia, although I can't blame you for not remembering all of the names I made up! ;)
Possidon
Official Reviewer
No Problem Basse, anytime.

I hate the way the reviews change some symbols and make my reviews look a bloody mess
Great Deal Hey, on the second scenario on the scouts section of the objectives tab the side mission "A Quest For Knowledge" is mentioned but i already explored the whole map and i don't know where to find it.
duyhung2h Yes ! Finally !
*DOWNLOAD*
*The game crashed*
NOOooOOo ! Lord Basse, do something about it!
IT CRASHED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING !

[Edited on 07/16/14 @ 10:12 AM]

elvinalmighty Anybody know how to revert to the original game? I got stupid and didn't back up my files.
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:10,146
Favorites: [Who?]22
Size:74.85 MB
Added:04/19/14
Updated:04/28/14