The Tamarisk Tree (whose species is known as tamarix or salt cedar) is an enormous tree, under which Set hid Osiris' head.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Tamarisk Trees makes its appearance in the A Long Way From Home scenario in the Fall of the Trident campaign in Age of Mythology. It is found in a desert oasis, and must be chopped down in order to uncover the dead god's head. Only Laborers can kill the great tree, by chopping down its trunk, one hit point per chop; even if Thoth's Meteor is invoked on the tree, it will remain safe and sound, thanks to its gigantic HP, combined with its near absolute resistances.

Chiron, assisted by Norse warriors, led by a Jarl named Niordsir, and some Egyptian nomads, eventually manages to fight back against local Mummies and Gargarensis' forces, and chop down the great tree, thus securing the dead god's head.

History[edit | edit source]

After being tricked and killed by Set, this Tamarisk tree grew, encapsulating the head of the god Osiris within its trunk.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Egyptian mythology, the body of Osiris is hidden for a period of time in a Tamarisk Tree in Byblos (in modern-day Lebanon, then known as Phoenicia) until it was retrieved by Isis.
  • Although the actual habitat of Tamarisks are located near the sea (even on sandy beaches, particularly on islands), the ones found in the game are located in a desert oasis environment.
  • It is stated that it provides 20,000 wood when chopped, but in reality, it doesn't offer any resources when chopped down.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.