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Domitian's Persecution

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Difficulty: Easy-Mod
Version: Rise of Rome
Mission Name: Domitian's Persecution
Mission Designer: Rakovsky
Scenario Version: 2.0
Date: 1/13/21
Difficulty: Easy-Mod
Rise of Rome or AOE: Rise Of Rome
Single Player or Multiplayer: Single Player


This scenario portrays Domitian's Persecution of 93-96 AD and uses an accurate map of Italy, Greece, and western Turkey.


I beat this mission myself on the Hard setting. Each objective is easy to meet, and you can win without attacking any enemy Players besides the Gaia Lion Kings. But there are enough Victory Conditions that the challenge is in making sure that you meet each one.

In this scenario, you use historical figures to accomplish individual tasks. For reference, here are your characters' names next to their units' names:

Glabrio - Centurion unit
Epictetus - Priest unit
Epaphroditus - "Corlis" Hero unit
The Disciple John - "Mor Havoc" Hero unit
Domitilla and her 2 sisters - 3 Composite Bowmen


The dilemma in choosing the units for the three women was choosing a unit type that could appear female. The Composite Archers with their long clothes seemed the best match.

Another challenge was that I wanted to have a Bown prison house burning in Terracina to match Domitilla's martyrdom in a burning house. There is a trick to creating this special effect. I put a Bown house there and gave Aqua a Stone thrower and set Aqua to enemy against Brown.

Next, I put Red soldiers a few tiles away from the stone thrower and set Red as Aqua's enemy. Unfortunately, in my playthroughs on HARD, the Stone thrower either destroyed the House before the Red soldiers destroyed the Stone thrower, or else the Red soldiers destroyed the Stone thrower first. So I gave up the "burning house" special effect idea and put a bunch of Aqua enemy archers near Terracina instead.

The scenario is part of a series that I made about early Christianity that can be found in the Heaven Games Granary:

1. Gethsemane (30-33 AD)
2. Conversions and Catacombs of Rome (41-62 AD)
3. Thomas' Mission to Indo-Parthia (46-51 AD)
4. Abgar V's Mesopotamian Campaign (49 AD)
5. Nero's Persecution (64-67 AD)
6. Nero's Killing (68 AD)
7. Domitian's Persecution (93-96 AD)
8. Domitian's Killing (September 18, 96 AD)
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