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|“|| Two years have passed since the Leninsk Cosmodrome incident. As the second Soviet Victory Parade approaches to commemorate the event of their victory in the Third Great War, Yuri reemerges from the shadows and takes the city of Moscow hostage.|
- Mission description
The Conqueror is the first mission of the Act Two Epsilon campaign. Two years after the Russian victory over the Chinese rebellion and fall of the European forces in the mainland, Yuri returns and reveals Russia's lies that kept everyone in check for so long. Chronologically, it is the first mission of Act Two and is the first event that marks the beginning of the Mental Omega War.
Two years have passed since the Soviet Union's decisive victory over the Allied Nations. Russia, bloodied by thier battle against a former ally, celebrated the fact that they had won the Third World War. All across the communist nations, except China due to the war between them and The Pacific Front, parades and parties were made in the streets. Washington DC was renamed Stalington in honor of their previous leader, Joseph Stalin. Peace crept into the world...
Yuri, however, has not been sitting quietly. Over these two years, he has acquired the equipment, blueprints and ideas necessary for the foundation of his own army, which he would christen as the Epsilon. During this time, Antarctica was taken and made as their new headquarters. In the shadows, the Epsilon observed the Soviets pathetic attempt of showing their might.
The day is September 1, 1984. The Soviets were about to hold their second annual Victory Parade in Moscow where the might of the Soviet army is displayed to the public, including several Topol-Ms. Yuri and his second-in-command, however, were not deceived. They were already aware of the destruction of the MIDAS ICBMs and Russia didn't managed to build more in the last two years. The Topol-Ms displayed in the parade were unarmed and simply used to made everyone believe that Russia still have access to the fearsome MIDAS ICBMs in order to keep the world in check.
Yuri noted that since the Russians' power structure is built over a web of lies, it is as fragile as a sand castle – should these lies tumble down, all hell will broke loose. Such environment is well-suited for how the PsiCorps work, and thus he gave the Proselyte the honor to pave the way for the Epsilon's arrival in Moscow. The city itself had been turned into a fortress that can withstand any kind of attack, but Yuri assures the Proselyte that by believing in him and Epsilon's new technology, he will be able to lay down the foundation of their goal to conquer the world.
Over the last two years, Epsilon weapons R&D had progressed considerably resulting in the creation of the Shadow Tank, a cloaked attack vehicle armed with twin Dissolver beams.
The Proselyte skillfully navigated the Shadow Tank company into their positions while the parade was happening. When the command came, Moscow was plunged into darkness, signalling the arrival of Epsilon's main attack force using Driller APCs to transport squads of troops across the city.
Securing the Topol-Ms
While the Scorpion Cell forces in the engagement would serve to distract the Soviets, the Proselyte focused his attention on gaining control over the 8 Topol-M platforms before they could flee the field of engagement by using his Epsilon Adepts to persuade the platforms' drivers to take them to where they were needed to be, rather than the pre-determined Soviet extraction points.
As soon as all 8 platforms were in Epsilon's possession, Yuri gave the Proselyte a new order: Assassinate Premier Romanov and secure the perimeter around the Kremlin. Romanov's personal elite guard would prove no match for the Epsilon assassination squad (who had used Driller APCs to bypass the heavily defended perimeter) and Romanov was gunned down unceremoniously by an unidentified Epsilon soldier.
Yuri followed up this display of power by deploying a Psychic Beacon in the grounds of the Kremlin, bringing the remaining Soviet forces in the city under Epsilon's control. Yuri himself arrived on the scene and invited the Proselyte into his new office in the Kremlin to celebrate their victory.
With Alexander Romanov now dead and Moscow captured by Epsilon, the Soviet chain of command was thrown into chaos. Yuri also commanded another proselyte to take the city of Stalington (Washington DC previously) in the S.S.A, activating another Psychic Beacon to bring the American rebels and Russian defenders under Epsilon control.
However, not everything was good news. Because Moscow had fallen, The Latin Confederation might take control of the situation to stablise the chain of command. If that happened, they could redirect their forces to Russia to help fight off Epsilon's forces.
Not wanting this to happen, and to show them how pitiful they are without Yuri's knowledge & technology, the Proselyte was sent to Zaragoza, Spain (The main headquarters of the Confederation). His job would be to cause mass havoc and chaos via a different method.
- The music used in the mission's loading screen and the first part of the gameplay is the instrumental version of Soviet March from Red Alert 3.
- The music used in the second part of the mission's gameplay is Premeditated Treachery (Alternative link) by PrototypeRaptor.
- There is an Easter Egg with the previously mentioned Kremlin's Heart. Once the player destroys it, the Wolfhound escapes. It's a reference to the 8th Empire mission in Red Alert 3 called "Crumble Kremlin, Crumble".
- A statue of Boris makes an appearance in this mission which serves as a memorial to the original Soviet commando that was killed in Bleed Red.