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Suryavarman I is a campaign in Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas. It follows the story of the real-life Suryavarman I, the emperor of Khmer Empire from 1006 to 1050.

Campaign[]

As the 11th century Khmer Empire spirals into ruin, one prince, Suryavarman, shows the courage and cunning to prevent its collapse. Seizing the throne, however, is just the first of many tasks. Can he prevail and establish a timeless legacy as the king who attained Nirvana?
—In-game campaign description

It is the early 11th century and the Khmer Empire is in turmoil, torn apart by competing factions and surrounded by hostile neighbors. Only one prince, Suryavarman, has the courage and cunning to defeat his rivals and restore the Khmer to their former glory. Seizing the throne, however, is just the first of many tasks. Will Suryavarman muster the strength to expand his domain, overcome adversity, and create a timeless legacy as the king who attained Nirvana?
—In-game campaign description before the Definitive Edition

The Suryavarman I campaign consists of 5 scenarios. The player plays as the Khmer, and the player color is cyan. In the Definitive Edition, the campaign is also available in co-op mode.

  1. Usurpation
  2. Quelling the Rebellion
  3. A Dangerous Mission
  4. Challenging a Thalassocracy
  5. Nirvanapada

The campaign is narrated by Sangrama, a Khmer general under the service of Suryavarman I's successor Udayadityavarman II, who tells the tale in front of captains under his command during a mission to suppress one of several rebellions that occurred during the course of Udayadityavarman II's reign.

Unit[]

Suryavarman I is a cavalry hero with the appearance of an Elite Battle Elephant. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health. He deals his full attack as trample damage. In the co-op version of the scenario, he is controlled by player A.

History[]

The campaign covers how Suryavarman I comes to power before forming an alliance with the Chola Empire to confront the Kingdom of Tambralinga and the Srivijaya Empire, and expanding the Khmer Empire's territory westwards and eastwards, covering parts of the modern-day Thailand and Vietnam, before being posthumously enshrined as the Nirvanapada ("The king who went to Nirvana").

Trivia[]

  • In the early version of the Suryavarman I campaign's intros and outros, Suryavarman I himself (along with various Khmers) are erroneously shown wearing Siamese (Thai) warrior clothing. This was corrected in later patches, although Suryavarman I in the expansion's cover and the in-game icons of various Khmer hero units are still shown wearing Siamese clothes.
  • The box art depiction of Suryavarman I seems to be based on the Thailand film King Naresuan, which has a background of 1590-1605 CE. He is depicted with western-style armor, which does not match the campaign background of 1002-1050 CE. In reality, no known depiction of Suryavarman I exist.
  • The campaign icon is based on towers used as Shrines in traditional Khmer Hindu architecture; five such towers can be found in Angkor Wat, which was originally constructed under Suryavarman II and devoted to the god Vishnu.
  • The campaign was adjusted from a two-sword difficulty to one-sword difficulty in update 87863, possibly because many of the objectives in the scenarios are simple "build and destroy" (with the last scenario giving the player an option to build and defend a Wonder).

Gallery[]

Heroes in Age of Empires II
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Non-military Monk hero aoe2DE Archbishop · Empbarrel aoe2DE Emperor in a Barrel · Monk hero aoe2DE Friar Tuck · Monk render Harold Haardraade (removed) · Hunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf · Shah aoe2DE Shah
Infantry Aethelfrith aoe2DE Aethelfrith · Charlemagne aoe2DE Charlemagne · Charlesmartel aoe2DE Charles Martel · El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid · Erikthered aoe2DE Erik the Red · Hrolf the ganger aoe2DE Hrolf the Ganger · Joan maid aoe2DE Joan the Maid · King arthur aoe2DE King Arthur · Kitabatake aoe2DE Kitabatake · Lahire aoe2DE La Hire · Minamoto aoe2DE Minamoto · Sheriff nottingham aoe2DE Sheriff of Nottingham · King arthur aoe2DE Siegfried · Ataulf aoe2DE Theodoric the Goth · William wallace new aoe2de William Wallace
Cavalry Belisarius aoe2DE Belisarius · Gawain aoe2DE Constable Richemont · Dukedalencon aoe2DE Duke D'Alençon · Frankish paladin aoe2de Frankish Paladin · Gawain aoe2DE Gawain · Guy Joesselyne icon AoE2DE updated Guy Josselyne · Joan arc aoe2DE Joan of Arc · Kushluk aoe2DE Kushluk · Lancelot aoe2DE Lancelot · Alexandernevski aoe2DE Master of the Templar · Lancelot aoe2DE Mordred · Reynaldde aoe2DE Reynald de Chatillon · Lionheart aoe2DE Richard the Lionheart · Roland aoe2DE Roland · Sieurbertrand aoe2DE Sieur Bertrand · Sieurdemetz aoe2DE Sieur de Metz · Sirjohnfastolf aoe2DE Sir John Fastolf · Gawain aoe2DE The Black Prince
Archer Archereyes aoe2DE Archer of the Eyes · Genghiskhan aoe2DE Genghis Khan · Lorddegraville aoe2DE Lord de Graville · Robin hood aoe2de Robin Hood  · Subotai AoE2DE Subotai · Tamerlane aoe2DE Tamerlane
Siege Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE Bad Neighbor · Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE God's Own Sling · Jeanbureau aoe2DE Jean Bureau · Jeandelorrain aoe2DE Jean de Lorrain · Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur
Building Wonder aoe2DE Dome of the Rock · Pyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Accursed Tower · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Tower of Flies
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors
Non-military Aoe2 Imam Imam · Kingalfonso aoe2DE King Alfonso · Kingsancho aoe2DE King Sancho · Popeleoi aoe2DE Pope Leo I
Infantry Erikthered aoe2DE Harald Hardrada · Minamoto aoe2DE Nobunaga · Scythianwildwoman aoe2DE Scythian Wild Woman
Cavalry Alexandernevski aoe2DE Alexander Nevski · Attilathehun aoe2DE Attila the Hun · Bledathehun aoe2DE Bleda the Hun · El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid Campeador · Henryv aoe2DE Henry V · Scythian scout aoe2DE Scythian Scout · Williamconq aoe2DE William the Conqueror
Ship Yisun aoe2DE Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
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Non-military Chand bardai aoe2DE Chand Bardai · Queen aoe2DE Queen (formerly) · Sanyogita aoe2DE Sanyogita
Infantry Cuauhtemoc aoe2DE Cuauhtemoc · Fransforza aoe2DE Francesco Sforza · Fredbarb aoe2DE Frederick Barbarossa
Cavalry Jarl aoe2DE Jarl · Saladin aoe2DE Saladin · Savar aoe2DE Savar (removed) · Vladdracula aoe2DE Vlad Dracula
Archer Franciscode aoe2DE Francisco de Orellana · Pizarro aoe2DE Gonzalo Pizarro · Khosrau aoe2DE Khosrau · Osman aoe2DE Osman · Prithvi aoe2DE Prithvi · Prithviraj aoe2DE Prithviraj
Building Wonder aoe2DE Quimper Cathedral
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Non-military Yodit aoe2DE Princess Yodit
Infantry Gidajan aoe2DE Gidajan · Henry ii aoe2DE Henry II · Itzcoatl aoe2DE Itzcoatl · Little john aoe2DE Little John · Pachacuti aoe2DE Pachacuti · Yekuno aoe2DE Yekuno Amlak · Yodit aoe2DE Yodit
Cavalry Abraha elephant aoe2DE Abraha Elephant · Babur aoe2DE Babur · Miklos toldi aoe2DE Miklos Toldi · Richarddeclare aoe2DE Richard de Clare · Sumanguru aoe2DE Sumanguru · Sundjata aoe2DE Sundjata · Miklos toldi aoe2DE Tristan · Zawisza DOTD Zawisza the Black
Archer Dagnajan aoe2DE Dagnajan · Guglielmo aoe2DE Guglielmo Embriaco · Huayna capac aoe2DE Huayna Capac · Musa ibn aoe2DE Musa ibn Nusayr · Mustafa pasha aoe2DE Mustafa Pasha · Pacal ii aoe2DE Pacal II · Su dingfang aoe2DE Su Dingfang · Tariq aoe2DE Tariq ibn Ziyad
Building Accursed tower aoe2DE Fortified Tower
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas
Non-military Buibi aoe2DE Bui Bi · Jayanegara aoe2DE Jayanegara · Udaya aoe2DE Udayadityavarman I
Infantry GajahMada aoe2DE Gajah Mada · Jayaviravarman aoe2DE Jayaviravarman · Lelaiicon Le Lai (removed) · Leloi aoe2DE Le Loi · LeTrien aoe2DE Le Trien · Sunda aoe2DE Sunda Royal Fighter
Cavalry Bayinnaung aoe2DE Bayinnaung · DinhLe aoe2DE Dinh Le · Envoy aoe2DE Envoy · RadenWijaya aoe2DE Raden Wijaya · Suryavarman aoe2DE Suryavarman I · Wangtong aoe2DE Wang Tong
Archer Luu Nhan Chu aoe2DE Luu Nhan Chu · Tabinshwehti aoe2DE Tabinshwehti
Building Wonder aoe2DE Gol Gumbaz · Wonder aoe2DE Sanchi Stupa
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Non-military King bela iv aoe2de King Bela IV
Infantry Ataulf aoe2DE Ataulf · Cusi yupanqui aoe2de Cusi Yupanqui · Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo · Sosso guard aoe2de Sosso Guard · Topa yupanqui Topa Yupanqui
Cavalry Ataulf aoe2DE Alaric the Goth · Cuman chief aoe2de Cuman Chief · Henrythelion aoe2DE Henry the Lion · Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo · Lelai aoe2DE Le Lai · Tokkhan aoe2DE Tokhtamysh Khan · Tsar aoe2DE Tsar Konstantin · Vytautus the great aoe2de Vytautas the Great
Archer Girgen khan aoe2de Girgen Khan · KotyanKhan aoe2DE Kotyan Khan · UrusKhan aoe2DE Urus Khan
Ship Erikthered aoe2DE Leif Erikson · The middlebrook aoe2de The Middlebrook · Pizarro aoe2DE Vasco da Gama
AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West
Non-military Jacqueline of hainaut aoe2de Jacqueline of Hainaut
Infantry Dafydd ap gruffydd aoe2de Dafydd ap Gruffydd · Llywelyn ap gruffydd aoe2de Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
Cavalry Bernard darmagnae aoe2de Bernard d'Armagnac · Bohemond aoe2de Bohemond · Edward longshanks aoe2de Edward Longshanks · Gilbert de clare aoe2de Gilbert de Clare · John the fearless aoe2de John the Fearless · Philip the good aoe2de Philip the Good · Robert guiscard aoe2de Robert Guiscard · Roger bosso aoe2de Roger Bosso
Siege Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE Warwolf Trebuchet
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes
Non-military Jadwiga aoe2de Jadwiga
Infantry Young Jadwiga aoe2de Young Jadwiga
Cavalry Algirdas aoe2de Algirdas · Dmitry of Moscow aoe2de Dmitry of Moscow · Emperor Sigismund aoe2de Emperor Sigismund · Jan Zizka aoe2de Jan Zizka · Jogaila aoe2de Jogaila · Kestutis aoe2de Kestutis · Mikhail of Tver aoe2de Mikhail of Tver · Ulrich von Jungingen aoe2de Ulrich von Jungingen
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