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Come, come. Warm yourself by old Skult's fire.
—Skult's first words to Arkantos and his army

Skult is an elderly Norse man (who is truly the god Loki in disguise) in Age of Mythology. He helps Gargarensis upon his arrival in the Norselands.

Campaign appearances[]

Fall of the Trident[]

When the heroes first encounter him, he claims to be able to help them unite the Norse tribes against Gargarensis, and gives them a flag which he claims the Norse tribes will rally under. When the heroes reveal the flag to the feuding tribes, however, they become enraged and attack them.

Upon Arkantos questioning Skult, he laughs at him and escapes by transforming into ravens. Arkantos is afterward informed by Reginleif that the flag is that of King Folstag's band of Frost Giants, who are notorious pillagers, and that this was a favorite trick of Loki.

After the heroes sealed the Norse Gate of Tartarus in Nifelheim, Gargarensis and Skult concocted a scheme to take their foes by surprise. Using the counter-attack of Gargarensis' army as a decoy, Skult used his magic to turn the bandit Kemsyt into a doppelgänger of the Cyclops to trick the heroes in trying to kill their greatest adversary. Though Gargarensis' army falls, including the "fake" one, Skult's scheme was pulled off successfully as the heroes realized on their way to Atlantis that they killed the wrong culprit after Skult (in the form of signature ravens) undid his magic, laughing at their expense.

Skult's fate remains ambiguous, though it is certain that he admitted defeat.

The Golden Gift[]

Skult also plays the role of the main antagonist of The Golden Gift. When Brokk and Eitri plans to forge a mighty Battle Boar as a gift to the god Freyr, Skult approaches each of them and convinces them that the other is trying to finish the boar themselves, and take all credit. Brokk and Eitri fight over the boar, but when it is finally assembled, Skult reveals himself as Loki and steals the boar which vanishes in thin air alongside him.

Brokk and Eitri join forces and manages to win the boar back, but as they approach Skult, he vanishes as his signature ravens.

History[]

Age -- 79
Homeland -- Midgard
Occupation -- hunter-gatherer

Special attack -- grovels or flees

This cantankerous old man seems knowledgeable about his homeland and is at least willing to share his campfire with those who can protect him from rampaging giants. After meeting Amanra in Egypt, Arkantos was hoping to meet a Norse hero who was a little more impressive.
—In-game section

Trivia[]

  • Skult was the main Norse character in the original Age of Mythology campaign, with Misenus, this was changed to Skult being a Norse general (Loki in disguise) that could cast god powers (like Misenus) but he was changed again to his current form because it would've been too obvious that he was Loki.
  • Skult originally attacked with a dagger, but this was changed and he can no longer attack.
  • Skult is an example of the Old Beggar Test trope.
  • Although Skult has his own voice actor, in-game he sounds like any other Norse human soldier.
  • Although Skult cannot carry Relics, the animations of him carrying a Relic are left in the game's files.
  • Skult is one of four revivable heroes that cannot fight. The others are Athena, the Folstag Flag Bearer, and the Golden Fleece. The latter is a semi-hero.
  • Although Skult is a hero and is revivable, he does not have the "Hero Soul" when he falls. Before update 2.0 in the Extended Edition, he did not have the message "A hero has fallen".
  • The Folstag Banner Bearer and Skult are the only revivable heroes that the player can kill.

Gallery[]

Campaign-exclusive elements 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 · Wall of Troy Icon Gate of Troy · GiantgateramIcon Giant Gate Ram · Hades Gate Hades Gate · Fence Icon Iron Fence · Fence Icon Jail Wall · DockAOMIcon Naval Shipyard · Osiris Pyramid Icon Osiris Pyramid · GreekShrineIcon Shrine · GuardianIcon Sleeping Guardian · 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 · Fountain AoM Icon Fountain · Statue Lion Icon Lion Statue · Statue of Lightning Icon Major God Statue · Market icon AOM Market Stall · Statue Obelisk Icon AoM Obelisk · Osiris Box Icon Osiris Piece Box · Statue Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh Statue · Statue Columns Icon AoM Ruins · Sign icon AoM Sign · Living Statue Statue of Poseidon · Tamarisk Tree Icon Tamarisk Tree · Taproot Icon Taproot · Torch icon AoM Torch · AoM Trident icon Trident
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 · Gaia Pool icon AoM Gaia Pool · TempleAOMIcon Overgrown Temple · Statue of Melagius icon Statue of Melagius · TempleAOMIcon Temple of Kronos · AomWonderIcon Tower of Odin
Embellishment objectsStatue Chimera Icon Chimera statue · Statue Cyclops Icon Cyclops statue · Hades Gate Earth · Statue Hydra Icon Hydra statue · Statue Manticore Icon Manticore statue · Statue Nemean Lion Icon Nemean Lion statue · Summoning Tree icon AoM Summoning Tree · Statue Valkyrie Icon Valkyrie statue
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 charactersAzureDragonIcon Ao Kuang · EarthDragonIcon Dilong · Krios icon Emperor Yao · TitanChineseIcon Pangu · VermilionBirdIcon 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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