The Exile of the Cid
Scenario information
Game ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Campaign El Cid
Civilization Saracens
Color Red
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 3
Previous The Enemy of my Enemy
Next Black Guards
The Exile of the Cid is the third scenario in the El Cid campaign in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. This scenario is also based on El Cid's service under the Taifa of Zaragoza.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Starting Conditions Edit

* Easy difficulty only

Objectives Edit

  • El Cid must survive.
  • El Cid must find a new city in which to live and a new lord to serve.
    • Join Motamid of the Moors at his Castle in Zaragoza.
    • Destroy Alfonso's Castle, so that you may continue on to Zaragoza.
    • Defend Zaragoza by destroying Count Berenguer's Siege Workshop nearby.
    • Defeat Count Berenguer.

Hints Edit

  • 1. El Cid no longer leads a Spanish army, so become familiar with the Saracen technology tree.
  • 2. Know when to fight and when to run away. You may need to destroy walls that block your path, but only if there is no alternative.
  • 3. El Cid does not view Alfonso as an enemy so much as misguided. As such, you should not destroy anything of Alfonso's unless you are forced.

Scouts Edit

  • Your scouts report: El Cid (red) starts alone in exile. Do not fear, for you will soon find recruits to your cause. You will have little in the way of an economy until you meet up with an old friend.
  • King Alfonso (blue) is your enemy, but he is more of an annoyance than a threat. The real enemy is Count Berenguer of Barcelona (purple). He will send swordsmen, Knights, Scorpions, and Battering Rams your way.
  • >Motamid the Moor (green) is a potential ally as are any other Moors you may encounter.

Players Edit

Player Edit

  • Player (Saracens): The player starts with El Cid only in King Alfonso's Army's fort in the west.

Allies Edit

  • Motamid (Saracens): Motamid controls Zaragoza, located in the center of the map. El Cid must visit the Castle there before fighting Berenguer.
  • King Alfonso's Army (Spanish): King Alfonso's Army has a fort in the very west as well as a fortified outpost southwest of Zaragoza. He also has some troops in the mountains east of his fort. Once El Cid collects his horse Bavieca, the Army changes their diplomatic stance to the Cid to enemy. Destroying the Castle at the outpost southwest of Zaragoza causes them to ally with the Cid again.

Enemy Edit

  • Berenguer (Spanish): Count Berenguer has his base at the north of the map, as well as an army camp northeast of Zaragoza and an outpost that guards the bridge outside of Zaragoza. After the Cid meets Motamid in Zaragoza, he is required to destroy the Siege Workshop outside Zaragoza's walls before defeating Berenguer.

Overview Edit

King Alfonso exiles El Cid to the Moorish lands out of jealousy. At first El Cid must collect his horse before setting off and having Alfonso change his diplomacy and attack but becomes your ally again after destroying his castle. You then gain Knights, Pikemen and Camels. During this scenario, El Cid befriends the Moorish prince Motamid (green/Saracens), and together they must defeat the Spanish Count Berenguer (purple/Spanish). In this scenario, El Cid controls a Saracen army.

Strategy Edit

Trivia Edit

  • If the player chooses to destroy Berenguer's castle in order to get up to Motamid and never gets near to Alfonso's castle (so there is never an alliance) when Berenguer loses, so will do Alfonso, losing his obstructive castle along with his base.
  • This is the only El Cid scenario that King Alfonso's Army appears in where King Alfonso himself doesn't.
  • One of Alfonso's guards refers to Bavieca as female, despite being commonly thought of as male.

Gallery Edit