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Elsin of Aramon (The Mage King)[]

Elsin of Aramon is an Aramon unit in the real-time strategy computer game, Total Annihilation: Kingdoms. He is the monarch of the Kingdom of Aramon. His is the most rounded army of all four factions, with powerful knights and mage archers that can singlehandedly turn the tide in an advanced game. His collection of artillery has no rival: the cannons, rolling towers, and trebuchets strike terror into the hearts of opposing factions.



From the handbook (Page 34):

"The Mage King Elsin is the benevolent monarch of Aramon. Elsin wields a mighty mogrite long sword — which he uses to direct immense magical energy. He possesses a Legacy that gives him regenerative powers. Elsin is the founder of Aramon — he can build Tier 1 structures. His spells are Lightning, Meteor and Earthen Wave."


His spells are Lightning, Meteor and Earthen Wave. Aramon does more damage than any other monarch, able to kill any of them in a one-on-one fight.

Units and structures monarch can build[]

  • Watchtower
  • Ark
  • gate
  • wall
  • Lodestone
  • Ark
  • Anu: Deity of Aramon
  • Barracks

Unique Ability[]

Elsin can raise the dead, be they a corpse or turned to stone, and convert enemy units he raises to his side. This is an unusual skill in the context of the game, since it is Lokken, not Elsin, who is the Necromancer However, Aramonites scholars defend their king with the reason that while Lokken has foraged into the Black Arts and learned necromancy (his native power being over the element of Fire), Aramon was gifted this power by his own birthright. This also resonated with the element of Earth that Aramon has mastery over: he generates life as the earth does.


Get him to a sacred stone site so as to kill an enemy builder. He can then raise them, and thus allow his side to build everything the other faction can.