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Who has awakened me from my slumber?

The Guardian is an Egyptian unit featured in Age of Mythology. He cannot be trained in normal games, but can be found in the campaign and the Scenario Editor.

He is an extremely powerful unit, with 20,000 HP, a whopping 2,000 Crush attack, and very high armor in all categories. He is weaker against Heroes, although they do not pose a threat to him unless in enormous numbers.

Fall of the Trident[]

During The Lost Relic, the first scenario of the Egyptian section of the Fall of the Trident campaign, Arkantos, Ajax and Chiron encounter Amanra, a Nubian mercenary captain, that tries to excavate a mysterious sword, while defending the surrounding oasis from Kemsyt's bandits. As soon as it is unearthed, it is revealed that the sword belongs to a minor jackal-headed deity known as the Guardian.

In the following scenario, Light Sleeper, the Heroes are trying to return the sword to the Guardian, in order to awaken him, so that he can stop Kemsyt's army. Kemsyt attempted to stop them, destroying all the villages in his path, but he is too late and the Guardian destroys his army, forcing him to flee.

The New Atlantis[]

In the Cerberus scenario of The New Atlantis campaign, the Guardian returns, but this time the Guardian is slightly larger and glows green-blue. His help is needed once again when Cerberus has been unleashed in Egypt and is destroying everything in its path. A Son of Osiris is used to slowly awaken the Guardian. When the Guardian is awoken, he then can destroy the Titan with ease.

History[]

Guardian[]

It is written "While he sleeps, he waits." The Guardian will awaken once a great relic is returned to him: a sword, stolen and buried hundreds of years ago in the vast Egyptian desert. The guardian will serve whomever returns his prized possession.
—In-game help section

Guardian XP[]

Once unable to awaken until the Guardian Sword was returned, now the Guardian can only be animated by the Son of Osiris. He will serve with a power unmatched - even by the lesser Titans.
—In-game help section

Trivia[]

  • The Guardian is either Anubis himself or an avatar of him, as the Guardian bears a similar appearance, and one of the roles of Anubis was as the "Guardian of the Scales".
  • If the Guardian walks over a Spider Lair god power, the trap will activate and cause him to be unable to move or attack.

Gallery[]

Campaign-exclusive units, characters, buildings, technologies, and god powers in Age of Mythology
Aom original icon Age of Mythology
ProtagonistsAgamemnon Icon Agamemnon · AjaxIcon Ajax · Amanra Icon Amanra · Arkantos Icon Arkantos · Arkantos Icon Arkantos (uber) · Boar icon Boar (Ajax) · Boar icon Boar (Arkantos) · Brokk Icon Brokk · ChironIcon Chiron · Eitri Icon Eitri · OdysseusIcon Odysseus · Reginleif icon Reginleif · Setna icon Setna
AntagonistsCirce icon Circe · Gargarensis Icon Gargarensis · Kamos Icon Kamos · Kemsyt Icon Kemsyt · Living Statue Living Poseidon Statue · Skult icon Skult · AnubiteIcon Theris
Supporting charactersAthenaIcon Athena · Greta Forkbeard Icon Greta Forkbeard · GuardianIcon Guardian · Young Kastor Icon Kastor · Niordsir · AoM Villager Greek Icon Old Man · OsirisIcon Osiris · Krios icon Theocrat · Zethos
Other unitsStonewall icon Boulder · Kebeniticon Charon Ferry · Flag Bearer Icon Folstag Flag Bearer · Osiris Box Icon Osiris Piece Cart · Longboaticon Pirate Ship · PolarBearIcon Polaris · AoM Villager Greek Icon Prisoner · ShadeIcon Shade · Triremeicon Shipwreck · Statue of Lightning Icon Statue of Lightning · SwordBearersIcon Sword Bearers · Thor's Hammer icon Thor's Hammer Haft · Thor's Hammer icon Thor's Hammer Head · Trojan Horse Icon Trojan Horse
BuildingsStonewall icon Boulder Rolling Dead · Stonewall icon Boulder Wall · Dig Pile icon AoM Dig Pile · ArmoryIcon Dwarven Forge · ExcavationIcon Excavation · Fountain AoM Icon Fountain · Wall of Troy Icon Gate of Troy · GiantgateramIcon Giant Gate Ram · Hades Gate Hades Gate · Fence Icon Iron Fence · Fence Icon Jail Wall · Statue Lion Icon Lion Statue · Statue of Lightning Icon Major God Statue · Market icon AOM Market Stall · DockAOMIcon Naval Shipyard · Osiris Pyramid Icon Osiris Pyramid · Statue Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh Statue · Statue Columns Icon AoM Ruins · GreekShrineIcon Shrine · GuardianIcon Sleeping Guardian · Living Statue Statue of Poseidon · Fence Icon Stone Fence · TempleAOMIcon Temple of the Gods · Tent Icon Tent · UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · Stonewall icon Wall of Atlantis · Wall of Troy Icon Wall of Troy · UnderWorldPassageIcon Well of Urd · Fence Icon Wooden Fence
TechnologiesHammerOfTheGods Giant-slaying Blades · MeteoricIronMail Osmium Mail · DragonscaleShields Asbestos Shields
Embellishment objectsStatue Columns Icon AoM Columns · Flag icon AoM Flag · Statue Obelisk Icon AoM Obelisk · Osiris Box Icon Osiris Piece Box · Sign icon AoM Sign · Tamarisk Tree Icon Tamarisk Tree · Taproot Icon Taproot · Torch icon AoM Torch
God powersBlessingofZeus Blessing of Zeus
AoM The Titans icon The Titans
ProtagonistsAjaxIcon Ajax · FolstagIcon King Folstag · Titan Gaia Icon Gaia · Adult Kastor Icon Kastor · Amanra Icon Queen Amanra · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
AntagonistsMelagius icon General Melagius · Titan Kronos Icon Kronos · Titan Prometheus Icon Prometheus · Kronny Icon Servant of Kronos
Supporting charactersArkantos Icon Arkantos (god) · Atlantean Commander · Krios icon Krios · Zeno
Other unitsAutomaton icon Automaton (SPC) · Adult Kastor Icon Kastor (with Staff)
BuildingsAutomaton icon Automaton Statue · Statue Chimera Icon Chimera statue · Statue Cyclops Icon Cyclops statue · Gaia Pool icon AoM Gaia Pool · Statue Hydra Icon Hydra statue · Statue Manticore Icon Manticore statue · Statue Nemean Lion Icon Nemean Lion statue · TempleAOMIcon Overgrown Temple · Statue of Melagius icon Statue of Melagius · TempleAOMIcon Temple of Kronos · AomWonderIcon Tower of Odin · Statue Valkyrie Icon Valkyrie statue
Embellishment objectsHades Gate Earth · Summoning Tree icon AoM Summoning Tree
God powersDeconstructionWonderIcon Deconstruction Wonder · Seedofgaia Seed of Gaia
AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon
ProtagonistsJiao-Long Icon Jiao-Long · Shun Icon Shun · Zhi Icon Zhi
AntagonistsDanzhu Icon Danzhu · Yama
Supporting charactersSpecial-c-azure-dragon-icon Ao Kuang · Special-c-earth-dragon-icon Dilong · Krios icon Emperor Yao · TitanChineseIcon Pangu · Special-c-vermilion-bird-icon Vermilion Bird
Other unitsGriffon Icon Griffon · Immortal Icon Servant Chinese
BuildingsExcavationIcon Dam · Tent Icon Roc Tent
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Cinematic hero g icon Misenus · Mnevis
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