Egyptian Heroes


Cleopatra
Cleopatra

Cost: 200 Gold

Information: (70 BC to 30 BC): Relying on her beauty and stealth, Cleopatra wields a razor-sharp Kopesh Sword to cut down her foes. Extremely fast and agile, Cleopatra moves in, strikes the fatal blow, and then moves on to her next victim. When using her bow, Cleopatra can zoom in x2.

Cleopatra’s secret weapon is Qetesh’s Oration, a gift granted her by the gods that makes all nearby enemies betray their own civilization and submit to Cleopatra. As she gains experience, Cleopatra has an even more powerful effect on enemies.

Weaknesses: Her low Stamina limits Cleopatra’s ability to take on several formations at once.

History: Cleopatra has the distinction in history of being many things at once, among them a ruler, betrayer, seductress and the last of the Ptolemies. The extent to which Cleopatra’s beauty and seductive nature have been portrayed in modern media has grossly exaggerated this figure in history. From most ancient accounts Cleopatra was not beautiful in body, but rather beautiful in mind, being a shrew politician.

In 48 BCE Julius Caesar entered into Alexandria and restored Cleopatra to the throne of Egypt ending the civil war that had plagued the country. Cleopatra’s opponent, her brother, Ptolemy XII continued to fight Caesar and Cleopatra but was killed in 47 BCE. Cleopatra had one child via Caesar.

After Caesar’s death, Mark Antony aligned himself with Cleopatra and together they were married and had 3 children. Mark Antony’s relationship with Cleopatra was mostly based on political and military considerations. Anthony was strongest in the East and needed the wealth of Alexandria to challenge Octavius. At the battle of Actium in 32 BCE, Octavius defeated Cleopatra and Antony. Shortly after Octavius besieged Alexandria in 30 BCE, Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide.

Ramses II
Ramses II

Cost: 200 Gold

Information: (1314 BC to 1224 BC): Ramses unleashes the Battle Staff of Ra, a melee weapon of tremendous power that cleaves enemies in half with a single blow. Ramses is capable of hitting for more damage than any other Hero, making him a one-man wrecking ball against infantry formations.

During the heat of battle, Ramses' nearly god-like status lets him summon Imhotep’s Blessing. This supremely powerful blessing restores all nearby soldiers to full health. The more experienced Ramses becomes, the more powerful his blessing, which increases the number of soldiers that he can heal.

Weaknesses: Because of the weight of the Battle Axe of Ra, Ramses is slower than the other Heroes. He can also only zoom in x1 when in Marksman Mode.

History: Rameses (Ramses) II assumed the throne of Egypt at the tender age of twenty. Displaying remarkable administrative and military skills, Rameses II brought Egypt to its territorial height. Rameses II though well known for his military exploits, is perhaps even better known for his building projects. No pharaoh in Egyptian history constructed as many projects as Rameses II did. Rameses II’s building projects even include a new capital city, Per-Rameses. Most famously Rameses II constructed the extensive mourtuary temple known as the Ramesseum.

Rameses military exploits include the Second Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BCE and the war against the Libyan and Nubian raiders in the later years of his reign.