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This article is about the campaign. For the expansion, see Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon.

Tale of the Dragon is the titular campaign in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon.


Due to the rumbling fights of the Titans in the Western world, Yin and Yang are shattered once again. This creates an unseen chaos in the otherwise peaceful China, which is thriving under the rule of Emperor Yao. As a General in the Emperor's army, Jiao-Long must find a way to restore Yin and Yang and return peace to the empire.


The campaign consists of nine scenarios:

Cinema icon Prologue: The Emperor's Decree
  1. Rising Waters
  2. To the West
  3. From Below
  4. Trapped
  5. Confrontation
  6. The Realm of the Dead
  7. The Water Palace
  8. A Way Out
  9. Yin and Yang
Cinema icon Epilogue


  • Tale of the Dragon despite loosely being connected to the main campaigns, it has no relation in terms of characters, or story, with the only connection being (according to Cysion, one of the developers) that the events of The New Atlantis have caused the disturbance of Ying and Yang, however despite this connection, the main characters of The Tale of the Dragon never leave China, instead directly summoning the Titan, Pangu.
  • Seeing as The New Atlantis takes place 10 years after the Trojan War (roughly 1240-1170 BC) and Emperor Yao ruled over China from 2333 BC to 2234 BC during the Pre-Xia Dynasty, this would make the Tale of the Dragon campaign anachronistic.
  • The Tale of the Dragon campaign is one of the most criticized aspects of the expansion, as most people have criticized it for being rather lackluster, not living up to the standards of previous Age of Mythology campaigns, and being loosely connected to the original campaigns.
  • Despite Jiao-Long being the main character, Shun replaces him in this aspect (due to having the most dialogue), the reason for this is unknown, likely due to story changes.
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