Age of Empires Series Wiki

The Amazones is the third scenario of the El Dorado campaign in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten.


December, 1541 - It is hot and humid. It has also been weeks since we last heard from Gonzalo Pizarro. We elected Orellana to be the leader of this expedition. He, in turn, says our first priority is survival. What good is gold and glory in the face of our Lord? The men must live. The people of the Imara say that a massive sea is at the mouth of the river. Orellana believes this to be the Atlantico, and he has ordered the construction of a second brigantine that will allow us to divide the men and carry enough supplies to sail south, around this continent, and back north towards New Castille.

February, 1542 - Today I held the hand of another of my comrades as he met with our creator. Yet the men die of poisoned arrows and fever, but not starvation. Our plan has worked successfully. We sail some distance, then stop and search, and repeat. So far, the Indians have gladly traded with us. Eventually, the villages turned to towns, with large temples of wood upon massive hills made of dirt and stone. One of the kings, who called himself Aparria, welcomed us to his capital, though it was not El Dorado. It was there that we built our second brigantine, El Victoria.

May, 1542 - King Aparria warned us that it would be much harder once we left his kingdom. His orderly roads and outposts turn to massive wetlands and marshes that melt into the great river. We were also told about the supreme peoples here: their men and women fight together in battle. I told Don Orellana about this today and he smirked, recalling the Greek tales of the Amazon warrior women. We see monuments far inland, and the men are tortured by the idea one of them could be a palace covered in gold. One huge structure looms ahead in the distance, seemingly in the middle of the river... could it be our fabled city?



  • Native Trading Post (Incas) :This player consists of a Trade Workshop, some Houses and a Merchant. The merchant though, will tell you how to get past the Amazones, who were hostile to you at the early parts of the game. And giving you an objective to do good deeds toward the Amazones in order to please them so that the give you access in order to sail across.
  • Spanish (Incas): This player's only purpose was to serve as a placeholder for your units at the beginning of this scenario.
  • Manco Inca Yupanqui (Incas): This player has a Monk and a Monastery, if approached, the Monk will tell you that he want to exact revenge, giving you a choice to do bad deeds to the Amazones in order to threaten them so that they give you access to sail across.


The following players' stance towards the player is 'ally', and the player may attack them without resistance.

  • Amazone Suppliers (Incas) are a group of people that you could plunder (by killing their villager) or click on them to negotiate, some require you to complete a quest in order to get food.
  • Fishermen (Incas) are a group of people that you can negotiate for food (by clicking the villager) or plunder them (by killing the villager) in order to get some food.

Enemy → Ally[]

  • Amazones (Incas) is the strongest player in this scenario and has a large base in the centre of the map, which is guarded by Watch Towers, Amazon Archers, Amazon Warriors and Kamayuks. They also have a few canoes that guard the river and sometimes patrol in to the jungle, too. Once you do all the necessary deeds, they will be allied and give you access to sail across, which was needed to win the scenario.


  • Amazone Patrols (Incas): This player consists of Amazon WarriorsAmazon Archers and some Kamayuks. Their task is to patrol the map. Unlike the Amazones, they will not change their stance with the player throughout the game.


Francisco de Orellana and his expedition team are now in two Transport Ships, namely "San Pedro" and "Victoria". While the troops are running short of food, they learn that the Amazon River is heavily guarded by female warriors known as "Amazones". Therefore, they must turn back and land on the southern shore in search for food, while figuring out a way to get pass the Amazones.

Throughout this scenario the player's food supply will drop gradually as the troops eat it - the more surviving troops, the faster the food drops. If the player ever runs out of food, units begin taking damage. Thus, finding supplies of food is a constant theme of this mission.

The player must first kill all the Villagers at the village where the troops land, in order to obtain 75 food. Then the player must continue seeking for food elsewhere. Note that reaching many of the locations requires traveling by transport to the other side of the river - there are not enough sites to achieve victory on only the starting side. Following the advice given in the scenario, the player can indeed choose to "split up" into multiple groups to pursue multiple objectives simultaneously, thus potentially preserving food supply by making the smaller groups more vulnerable to native attacks.

If the player approaches the native trading post, the merchant (a petard) suggests treating the other native villagers kindly, each kindness then counting as a "good deed". If the player approaches the Temple in the west, the blind priest (a Monk) requests the player to avenge his lost eyes, each such act then counting as an "evil deed". The player must accumulate either 6 "good deeds" or 6 "evil deeds" to persuade the Amazones to open up the river and let the player pass through. Each deed performed is marked with a flag at the western corner of the map. A "good deed" places a red sun flag on the right hand side of the ground, while an "evil deed" places a blue flag on the left hand side of the ground.

The player must click on the merchant and the blind priest to talk to them. Once the blind priest is selected and he had made his request, he disappears and all the four Turkeys are be given to the player and get slaughtered immediately giving extra food. Besides these four turkeys, any turkey found by the player is slaughtered as well. Each slaughtered turkey gives the player 5 food (tribute from Gaia).

There are a few shrines, which are actually a Relic and a Berry Bush. Clicking on the relic means plundering food, therefore counted as an "evil deed". Clicking on the berry bush means "leaving it alone" therefore a "good deed".

Meanwhile there are various people around to interact with - fishermen and suppliers. If the player chooses to go for a good deed, the player must click on the relevant person to deal with him/her. Simply clicking on fishermen at fishing villages would get food immediately, while dealing with the green villages ("Amazone Suppliers") would require fulfilling quests which would reward the player with food in return. Whenever there is a chief (in purple - "Temple"), click on him.

The chief of the green village in the south of the Amazones' river pass requests the player bring their Trade Cart to the mining site in the southeast. The female villager to the north of the village where the player landed, requests the player bring back her lost Llama, which is just nearby in the north. The trader (a male villager) to the east of the llama farm offers to buy one transport ship from the player with 100 food. If the player gives him both of the transport ships, one of them is returned to the player. The hunter at the Barracks in the north requests help killing the Jaguar nearby. The village in the east requests help investigating on the volcano in the south of them, which has been destroying their crops, therefore they must figure out a way to calm down the volcano. The player can travel to the volcano, and destroy the boulder (labelled as a "yurt" that belongs to the green player).

Along the way, the player may encounter resistance by both red canoes and gray Amazone patrols (mainly Amazon Warriors or Amazon Archers). The player should be aware that in this scenario, the player's units are set to "no attack stance" by default (so that they won't auto-attack the fishermen etc when deciding whether to do good deeds), therefore if the player is unable to avoid fighting the Amazones (though it is officially advised by in-game instruction to avoid), the player must either attack them manually, or set to "aggressive" or "defensive" mode).

As long as the Amazones agree to open up and let the player pass through the river, they become "allies" with the player, and the player may safely sail through the pass to the east of the river (marked with a blue flag) and Orellana should get down there. Once Orellana debarks on the island at the blue flag, the scenario is considered won.


June, 1542 - The stories were true, and we fought the terrifying women warriors in the shadow of their huge temple. It easily rivaled Coricancha in New Castille. A stray sling stone smashed my face. The Lord took my eye, but he gave us hope as we leave Amazonia. The Amazones were not the rulers of El Dorado, though. I should urge the men to stop thinking of cities of gold or cinnamon, and instead ask them to think of cities of food paved with tortas, with walls of jamon, and rivers of gazpacho. The only way to Cuidad de Alimento now is through the Atlantic.

v  d  e
Campaigns in Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0.png The Age of Kings
CampaignIcon-WilliamDE.png William WallaceMarching and Fighting · Feeding the Army · Training the Troops · Research and Technology · The Battle of Stirling · Forge an Alliance · The Battle of Falkirk
CampaignIcon-JoanDE.png Joan of ArcAn Unlikely Messiah · The Maid of Orleans · The Cleansing of the Loire · The Rising · The Siege of Paris · A Perfect Martyr
CampaignIcon-SaladinDE.png SaladinAn Arabian Knight · Lord of Arabia · The Horns of Hattin · The Siege of Jerusalem · Jihad! · The Lion and the Demon
CampaignIcon-KhanDE.png Genghis KhanCrucible · A Life of Revenge · Into China · The Horde Rides West · The Promise · Pax Mongolica
CampaignIcon-BarbarossaDE.png BarbarossaHoly Roman Emperor · Henry the Lion · Pope and Antipope · The Lombard League · Barbarossa's March · The Emperor Sleeping
AoE2-DLCicon-1.png The Conquerors
CampaignIcon-AttilaDE.png Attila the HunThe Scourge of God · The Great Ride · The Walls of Constantinople · A Barbarian Betrothal · The Catalaunian Fields · The Fall of Rome
CampaignIcon-ElCidDE.png El CidBrother against Brother · The Enemy of my Enemy · The Exile of the Cid · Black Guards · King of Valencia · Reconquista
CampaignIcon-MontezumaDE.png MontezumaReign of Blood · The Triple Alliance · Quetzalcoatl · La Noche Triste · The Boiling Lake · Broken Spears
AoE2-DLCicon-1.png Battles of the ConquerorsTours · Vinlandsaga · Hastings · Manzikert · Agincourt · Lepanto · Kyoto · Noryang Point
AoE2-DLCicon-1.png Hidden scenarioThe Saxon Revolt
AoE2-DLCicon-2.png The Forgotten
CampaignIcon-AlaricDE.png AlaricAll Roads Lead to a Besieged City (The Battle of the Frigidus) · Legionaries on the Horizon! (Razing Hellas) · Emperor of the West (The Belly of the Beast) · The Sack of Rome (The Giant Falls) · A Kingdom of Our Own
CampaignIcon-DraculaDE.png Vlad DraculaThe Dragon Spreads His Wings · The Return of the Dragon · The Breath of the Dragon · The Moon Rises · The Night Falls
CampaignIcon-BariDE.png BariArrival at Bari (Definitive Edition) · The Rebellion of Melus (Definitive Edition) · Loose Ends · The Best Laid Plans · The Great Siege (The Onrushing Tide)
CampaignIcon-SforzaDE.png SforzaAn End and a Beginning (Mercenaries and Masters) · O Fortuna (His Own Man) · The Hand of a Daughter (Prodigal Son) · The Ambrosian Republic (Blood and Betrayal) · A New Duke of Milan (Viva Sforza!)
El Dorado Icon.png El DoradoTales of La Canela · The Split · The Amazones · The Cannibals
CampaignIcon-PrithvirajDE.png PrithvirajA Promising Warrior (Born of Fire) · The Digvijaya (Definitive Edition) · The Elopement (Hand of a Princess) · Battles of Tarain (The Fate of India) · The Legend of Prithviraj
AoE2-DLCicon-2.png Battles of the ForgottenBukhara · Dos Pilas · York · Honfoglalás · Langshan Jiang · Kurikara · Cyprus · Bapheus
AoE2-DLCicon-2.png Cut scenarioKaesong
AoE2-DLCicon-3.png The African Kingdoms
CampaignIcon-TariqIbnZiyadDE.png Tariq ibn ZiyadThe Battle of Guadalete · Consolidation and Subjugation · Divide and Conquer · Crossing the Pyrenees · Razzia
CampaignIcon-SundjataDE.png SundjataHunted · The Sting of the Scorpion · Djeriba Gold · Blood on the River Bank · The Lion's Den
CampaignIcon-FranciscoDE.png Francisco de AlmeidaThe Old World · Lion of Africa · Ruins of Empires · Estado da India · A Son's Blood
CampaignIcon-YoditDE.png YoditPath of Exile · The Right Partner · A Fallen Crown · Broken Stelae · Welcome Home
AoE2-DLCicon-4.png Rise of the Rajas
CampaignIcon-GajahMadaDE.png Gajah MadaThe Story of Our Founders · Unconditional Loyalty · The Oath to Unify Nusantara · Serving the New King · The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy
CampaignIcon-SuryavarmanIDE.png Suryavarman IUsurpation · Quelling the Rebellion · A Dangerous Mission · Challenging a Thalassocracy · Nirvanapada
CampaignIcon-BayinnaungDE.png BayinnaungThe Burmese Tigers · The Mandalay Cobra · The Royal Peacock · The White Elephant · The Old Tiger
CampaignIcon-LeLoiDE.png Le LoiThe Dai Viet Uprising · The Mountain Siege · The Battle at Hanoi · Reaching South · A Three-Pronged Attack · The Final Fortress
AoEIIDE icon.png Definitive Edition
CampaignIcon-TheArtOfWar.png The Art of WarEarly Economy · Booming · Rushing the Enemy · Fast Castle Age · Defending Against A Rush · Land Battle · Destroying a Castle · Naval Battle · Battle Formations
CampaignIcon-Pachacuti.png PachacutiA New Power Arises · The Field of Blood · War of Brothers · The Falcon's Tent · Like Father, Like Son
00 historical battles normal.png Historical BattlesBukhara · Dos Pilas · Tours · York · Honfoglalás · Vinlandsaga · Hastings · Manzikert · Kurikara · Cyprus · Bapheus · Lake Poyang · Agincourt · Lepanto · Kyoto · Noryang Point
AoE2-DLCicon-5.png The Last Khans
CampaignIcon-Tamerlane.png TamerlaneAmir of Transoxiana · Gurkhan of Persia · Harbinger of Destruction · Sultan of Hindustan · Scourge of the Levant · A Titan Amongst Mortals
CampaignIcon-Ivaylo.png IvayloA Most Unlikely Man · An Unlikely Alliance · Tsar of the Bulgars · Echoes of Heroes · Where the One-Eyed Man is King
CampaignIcon-Kotyan.png Kotyan KhanRaising the Banners · The Battle at the Kalka River · Saving the Huts · Blood for Blood · A New Home
AoE2Icon-LordsWest.png Lords of the West
28 edward normal.png Edward LongshanksVain Ambition · A Man of God · Of Castles and Kings · Toom Tabard · Hammer of the Scots
29 dukes normal.png The Grand Dukes of the WestA Kingdom Divided · The Wolf and the Lion · The Cleansing of Paris · Unholy Marriage · The Hook and Cod Wars · The Maid Falls
30 hautevilles normal.png The HautevillesGuiscard Arrives · Roger in Sicily · Bohemond and the Emperor · Bohemond in the East · Wonder of the World
Dawn of the Dukes icon.png Dawn of the Dukes
Algirdas icon.png Algirdas and KestutisFamily Affairs · No Man's Land · The Tatar Yoke · A Worthy Opponent · In the Shadow of the Throne
32 jadwiga normal.png JadwigaThe Matter of the Crown · Star of the Poles · Duel of the Dukes · The Siege of Vilnius · Vytautas' Crusade · The Fruits of Her Labor
Jan Zizka icon.png Jan ZizkaThe One-Eyed Wanderer · Courage and Coin · The Iron Lords · The Golden City · The Emperor's Fury · Warrior of God
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia.png Dynasties of India
Babur Icon.png BaburPearl of the East · The Last Timurids · Into India · The Battle of Panipat · The Rajputs
Rajendra Icon.png RajendraThe Successor · Deeds of the Father · Rising Star · Sacred Waters · Slaying the Vritra
Devapala Icon.png DevapalaDissatisfaction · Desire · Renunciation · Liberation? · Enlightenment