El Cid (1044–1099) was a Spanish nobleman and military leader. His story of his military service under King Sancho of Castille, as well as his exile to the Moorish lands, and his eventual death, are all depicted in the El Cid campaign in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors.
Unit EditIn the game, El Cid is an infantry hero found in the El Cid campaign and in the Scenario Editor. He is displayed as a Champion. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health (since The Conquerors). Later in the campaign, El Cid becomes a cavalry unit renamed El Cid Campeador in the shape similar to a Knight with a lance. Both units are key units in the El Cid campaign and are must-survive units.
"Spain is divided between Christian kingdoms to the north and Moorish kingdoms to the south. In the barren borderlands of Castille, Rodrigo Díaz, called El Cid, gains notoriety as a brilliant general and heroic crusader. The Cid is so popular among soldiers and peasant alike that the distrustful king of Castille sends him into exile. The Cid must join forces with his former enemies, the Moors, and fight against his beloved Castille. But an even greater threat waits across the sea in Africa, where fanatical Berber horsemen are eager to seize what the Moors could not."—In-game campaign description
- Brother against Brother (Spanish)
- The Enemy of my Enemy (Spanish)
- The Exile of the Cid (Saracens)
- Black Guards (Saracens)
- King of Valencia (Spanish)
- Reconquista (Spanish)
Jimena Díaz, El Cid's wife and eventual successor after his death, serves as the narrator of the campaign's story.