(September 5th, 2000)
Death of Tutankhamun (Dier el Medina 2)
8 Years Maximum
Medium Royal Burial Tomb
If you play the mission in a campaign, this is the first of several "timed" missions that you will encounter. In order to win the mission, you must complete all victory conditions within the given time - in this case eight years (96 months) - including dispatching the burial provisions. The mission ends as soon as all victory requirements have been fulfilled (though you will be given a choice to continue governing).
Build several docks on the right (east) side of the river, as most of the trade routes are by water. Produce plenty of pottery for export. It's also a good idea to import barley and sell beer. You can also make money exporting excess henna, paint and lamps. It's important to export as much as possible, as it quickly gets expensive importing oil for lamps and the required burial provisions. Start the construction of the tomb as early as possible. Remember, you are limited to eight game years.
Keep your Kingdom Rating high by sending gifts to Pharaoh and keeping Ra happy. You'll also receive a Kingdom Rating increase each time you comply (even if late) with a request by Itjtawy for food - so cultivating an abundance of chickpeas and lettuce is advisable.
In this mission it's best to dispatch burial provisions as late as possible (once all other victory requirements have been fulfilled) to avoid having the tomb plundered by tomb robbers. Every tomb robbery significantly decreases your Kingdom Rating, and forces you to repurchase the expensive burial provisions!
Population, Kingdom Rating, and Monument Rating are the only ratings that matter here. So disregard Prosperity and Culture. Population is the least important until the end, so concentrate on meeting all requests and getting the tomb built. The time limit for completing this mission is tighter than you might think, so don't waste any time or resources.
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