A nameless Shogun is haunted by the same dream every night: He sees his carriage race through a gorge, fleeing from an invisible enemy. It breaks down on a bridge, and he hears his own death scream inside the smashing wood and metal.
A wise woman gives him a cryptic prophecy: "When the wheel breaks, the shogun breaks." The Shogun fears a rebellion and starts such bloody counter measures that this actually plants the seeds of rebellion in people's hearts.
The story is told by Ronin Akira, who lost his daiymo to the Shogun's suspicions.
His revenge seems out of reach. Then something happens which looks like the prophecy is about to be fulfilled...
Download the campaign file into your Age of Empires II/Campaign folder and the soundfiles into your Age of Empires II/sound/scenario folder.
Recommended settings: Normal speed, sound turned off. You can speed up or slow down Age of Kings by pressing the "+" and "-" button though.
This is a fixed-force scenario, but the difficulty level varies greatly. "Standard" is quite easy, "Moderate" gives experienced players a fair challenge. "Hard" is for people who like to micromanage and use every tactic trick in the book. I hope you'll enjoy this one-scenario campaign!
Thanks to everyone who playtested the scenario! The names are in the history section. Special thanks to Anastasia for providing me with a some great soundfiles.
25th June 2007: Added a bonus zip file with a PDF which tells the rest of the story, and an epilogue scenario.
Amazing, the twist at the end was as astounding as that of a movie! I especially loved the chase scene!
Sword_of_STORM Official Reviewer
Posted on 06/30/07 @ 12:52 AM
Well it wasn't much of a twist because of the story given in the Word document :)
I think you could have given a little more details in the ( Word) story, and screenshots depicting the main events. The screenshots that are there now are rather unimportant. Also I felt the cutscene was a bit rushed perhaps. But still a worthy ending to the best scenario ever!
Btw shouldn't this be in campaigns now? Because it is clearly intended to be a campaign and contains not one but 2 cpx's. I don't see why it is in 'scenarios'
Posted on 07/02/07 @ 01:33 PM
Well i was too lazy to read that, so it didn't spoil it for me! ^^
Posted on 07/08/07 @ 11:24 AM
How does Jun end up becoming the Shogun?
Sword_of_STORM Official Reviewer
Posted on 07/08/07 @ 09:46 PM
Rebel troop - don't give away spoilers. Read the word document and you'll understand. Please edit the above post.
Posted on 07/18/07 @ 02:31 AM
For me killing the 3 mounted samurai is physically impossible. I've tried every single way i can to kill them all but it doesn't work. Someone please help or I will have to resort to cheats...
Posted on 07/31/07 @ 10:17 PM
[Edited on 03/01/19 @ 12:49 AM]
Posted on 08/05/07 @ 03:44 PM
It's a group of units, no retrainables or gathering.
Posted on 08/09/07 @ 06:00 AM
Go behind the bushes near the blacksmith.
Only 1 mounted samurai at a time can reach you there.
Posted on 09/06/07 @ 07:48 PM
Hey Mashek, since Ingo included an updated file with the epilogue, are you going to update the review? I still read things in your review about "unfinished" so I can tell you did not update it yet. Just wondering. ;)