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Destroy Hassan's Temple is the third mainline mission in the Nod campaign of Tiberian Sun. Taking place in Cairo, it is the final act of First Nod Reunification War preceding the Second Tiberium War.

CABAL Briefing

The Infidel, Hassan, has been tracked to this region of Cairo. Build a base and eliminate this would-be pharaoh, the pretender to Kane's throne.

  • Objective One: Cross the bridge and destroy the enemies on the far side.
  • Objective Two: Deploy your MCV and begin building a base.
  • Objective Three: Locate and destroy Hassan's Temple.

Background

With his elite guards wiped out and control over the Nod News Network lost General Hassan's position was collapsing around him and his domains quickly fell into chaos. Anton Slavik now prepared for the final assault on Hassan's central base of operations, the Temple of Nod near Cairo. It had been built to resemble a pyramid in imitation of the pyramids of ancient Egypt.

However there were still many in the Brotherhood of Nod that remained loyal to him and these had gathered to defend his home against the advancing rebels. General Hassan would not be captured without a fight.

Battle

Hassan guard: Stand forward and be recognized!

Slavik troop: Stand and Identify yourself in the name of Kane.

Hassan guard: Sound the Alarm! Slavik's Forces are here!''
- Full transcription of the start of the attack on Hassan Temple of Nod.

A small force of rebel attack buggies and light infantry arrived from the southeast and fought there across a bridge across the river running through the area.

Upon arriving at the other side an MCV was dispatched to establish a base and at the same time the initial Nod force may have been joined by some reinforcements loyal to a certain general that they may have freed which would had arrived by means of Subterranean APCs.

Having established a base they were able to replenish their forces with fresh reinforcements but they still faced fierce opposition from the two loyalist bases in the area, one to their south and the other to their north. It was the northern base that contained Hassan's Temple.

Anton Slavik's forces were eventually able to overrun the defenses of the northern base and destroy the Temple of Nod despite fierce loyalist resistance. In a bid to escape the collapsing Temple General Hassan attempted to flee the area in his Harpy.

We have Hassan pinned and ready to be brought in Commander Slavick. Orders are complete.
- Slavik troop capture Hassan.

But Anton Slavik had cleverly preempted his move, placing some squads of Rocket infantry in Subterranean APCs in the vicinity. Emerging from the earth they shot down the Harpy and forced General Hassan to eject as his Harpy was shot down. The intact and alive General Hassan was soon captured by the rebels and bundled off for execution.

Aftermath

The jubilant rebels gathered to watch General Hassan's execution personally at the hands of Anton Slavik. With a knife Anton Slavik cut the throat of General Hassan, declaring him a "sickness that has now been cut out" and left him to die on the floor.

Yet this event was overshadowed forever by another even more significant event, Kane had chosen the very moment to reappear in front of everyone and support Anton Slavik. By using some kind of software manipulation to hide his burns, he now appeared before everyone once again as he had in the First Tiberium War.

With Hassan death and Kane's reappearance the loyalist cause completely collapsed, the First Nod Reunification War was over and the rebels led by Anton Slavik had united Nod under their command and that of a Kane seemingly returned from the dead.

Kane called for them to destroy the GDI and all over the world they obeyed as one, suddenly emerging from their hiding places to threw themselves against GDI forces across the world. The GDI were initially overwhelmed, their forces were scattered and unable to easily deal with so many Nod supporters on so many fronts in so many places all over the world.

The Second Tiberium War had now begun.

Trivia

  • Mission title for the savegame is misspelled as 'Detroy Hassan's Temple', missing an 's' in the word 'destroy'.
  • Capturing Hassan's pyramid counts the same as destroying it. Either way, it will lead to an instant success.
  • 3 unique, ancient Egyptian pyramids are seen in the northwestern part of the map. All of them are invincible structures, very rare in Tiberian Sun.
  • The pyramids are marked as friendlies, so are the civilian settlement around them. However, if the player force-fire on the pyramid, the civilian will be turned into a hostile faction, as "attack" cursor will appear when pointed at with aggressive units selected.
  • In the end mission cutscene, for more visual credibility (for 90s standard), artifical scanlines are imposed on the screen showing Kane's closeup. However, in another 45-degrees shot, scanlines are completely gone. 

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