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Pleasing the Gods is the second scenario of the Learn to Play tutorial campaign in Age of Mythology. Arkantos returns to the camp after slaying the Cyclops, and starts to build a Temple.

The scenario teaches the player how to gather resources and construct buildings.


  1. Left-click the Town Center. (The Town Center is the structure in the middle of your town. Using your mouse, left-click directly on it.)
  2. Train a Villager. (The Villager button will flash in the box near the bottom left of the screen. Using your mouse, left-click directly on the button.)
  3. With a Villager selected, right-click on a goat to gather Food. (There are four goats and they are located near the bottom corner of your Town Center. In future scenarios, exploring the map well will reveal many sources of Food.)
  4. With a Villager selected, right-click on the Farm to gather Food. (The Farm is flashing and is located near the top corner of your Town Center. In future scenarios, having Villagers build lots of Farms can provide an endless supply of Food.)
  5. Gather 100 Gold, 100 Food, and 100 Wood. (Select Villagers, then right-click on resources such as trees, Gold Mines, and food sources.)
  6. Select a Villager, left-click the Temple button, then left-click in the main game window where you want to place the Temple. (The Temple button will flash in the box near the bottom left of the screen when you have a Villager selected. For the Greeks, all buildings are built this way.)
  7. Earn five Favor. (Select Villagers and right-click directly on the Temple to earn favor. Your Favor total is located in the very bottom-left corner of the screen)



  • Enemy (Isis): Has one Town Center, one Pharaoh, one Priest, and two villagers in the northern part of the map. The only purpose of their presence on the map was to prevent instant victory for the player, and the developers attempted to block any possible interaction between them and the player by impeding access to their base with forests and cliffs.


The player starts out in the Archaic Age, with Poseidon as the major god. When the player trains a Villager and starts to gather food, seven more Villagers will appear.

The player will be tasked with gathering 100 wood, food, and gold, and then construct a Temple. Once the player gathers five favor at the Temple, the scenario is over.

It is technically possible to attack the enemy by using the Toxotes provided at the start of the scenario, and to win the scenario by conquest. First, cut down all the trees surrounding the enemy base; then, use Arkantos to lure the enemies' ranged attack (from Pharaoh, Priest, and Town Center) away from the Toxotes, while the Toxotes painstakingly attacks the Town Center, 1 HP at a time; Finally, periodically move both Arkantos and the Toxotes out of the enemies' range in order for Arkantos' HP to regenerate.

Campaigns in Age of Mythology
Learn to PlayHunt for a Killer · Pleasing the Gods · Uninvited Guests
Fall of the TridentOmens · Consequences · Scratching the Surface · A Fine Plan · Just Enough Rope · I Hope This Works · More Bandits · Bad News · Revelation · Strangers · The Lost Relic · Light Sleeper · Tug of War · Isis, Hear My Plea · Let's Go · Good Advice · The Jackal's Stronghold · A Long Way From Home · Watch That First Step · Where They Belong · Old Friends · North · The Dwarven Forge · Not From Around Here · Welcoming Committee · Union · The Well of Urd · Beneath the Surface · Unlikely Heroes · All Is Not Lost · Welcome Back · A Place in My Dreams
The Golden GiftBrokk's Journey · Eitri's Journey · Fight at the Forge · Loki's Temples
The New AtlantisA Lost People · Atlantis Reborn · Greetings from Greece · Odin's Tower · The Ancient Relics · Mount Olympus · Betrayal at Sikyos · Cerberus · Rampage · Making Amends · Atlantis Betrayed · War of the Titans
Tale of the DragonRising Waters · To the West · From Below · Trapped · Confrontation · The Realm of the Dead · The Water Palace · A Way Out · Yin and Yang
StandaloneClose to Home · E3 2001 Story Showcase (cut) · PAX East scenario