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Any who threaten my home or my family will soon have a place in my dreams.
— Arkantos

Arkantos is the main protagonist of Fall of the Trident, the campaign of the real-time strategy video game Age of Mythology. The admiral of Atlantis, Arkantos finds himself involved in a conflict between the gods.

After bad omens, Arkantos believed Atlantis's deity, Poseidon, wished him to join the Trojan War. At Troy, Arkantos participated in the city's sacking. On the way back, Arkantos stopped at the city of Iolcos, finding it besieged by pirates. Exploring further, he learned a cyclops named Gargarensis and Poseidon were plotting to open Tartarus, where Kronos, the leader of the Titans, was imprisoned. Their goal was to release the Titans and overthrow Zeus.

Arkantos thwarted Gargarensis in the Underworld and escaped to Egypt, where he helped the locals to resurrect the fallen god Osiris to again defeat Gargarensis. Determined to stop Gargarensis permanently, Arkantos's party pursued him to Midgard and aided the dwarves in restoring the power of the god Thor. Seemingly killing Gargarensis, Arkantos returned to Atlantis and encountered the cyclops and his army. The final gate to Tartarus lay beneath Atlantis.

Poseidon animated a colossal statue of himself to defend the gate. Arkantos, with the aid of Zeus's empowerment, evacuated Atlantean citizens before confronting the animated statue. Arkantos destroyed the statue, causing its falling trident to kill Gargarensis. Enraged, Poseidon destroyed Atlantis. As a reward for his efforts, Athena granted Arkantos godhood. As a deity, Arkantos watched over the Atlanteans and guided his son, Kastor, in thwarting another scheme by Kronos to escape.

Battle vs. Marcus Decimus Gallus (by The Deadliest Warrior)[]

Marcus Decimus Gallus, a Roman foot soldier, and a Roman archer are exploring mysterious beach after their ship has crashed on the nearby reefs. Suddenly a strange man and two of his soldiers block their way.

“Step aside, man,” Gallus says impatiently. “I have no time for you.”


The man is Arkantos, and he merely nods to one of his soldiers, who fires his toxotes bow and catches one of the Romans in the neck, who chokes and crumples to the ground, dropping his bow.


The Roman footman takes out his javelin and throws it at Arkantos, but it bounces off of his armor. The Romans retreat and Arkantos and his men give chase.


As the Atlanteans turn the corner, they find no opponents, but instead the bowman falls with a javelin straight through his body. The Atlantean axeman throws his axe into the bushes and a gurgling scream is heard. The axe found is mark.


Marcus Decimus Gallus himself steps out of the bushes, and quickly kills the axeman when he approaches. Arkantos readies his Atlantean spear and charges in battle frenzy while Gallus prepares to counter-strike.


Arkantos stabs Gallus in the thigh, and Gallus angrily pulls the spear out of his leg and slashes wildly with his dagger, keeping Arkantos at bay. Bobbing and weaving, Arkantos desperately thinks of a way to retrieve his spear. Finally, the Atlantean Admiral dives to the ground, grabs his spear, and thrusts upward before the Roman commander can react. Gallus sways, stunned, and spits blood before Arkantos silently pulls the spear out and watches his adversary fall. Arkantos shouts a blessing in Poseidon’s name and walks along the beach, back towards Atlantis.

Winner: Arkantos

Expert's Opinion[]

Arkantos' superior armor, weapons, and training won this battle over Gallus for him, according to the experts.

To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here.

Battle vs. Jason (by Laquearius)[]

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