The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 35: NOD 17: A New Beginning

NOD 17: A New Beginning
A New Beginning

With access to Hammerfest Base secured, and GDI's Ion Cannon codes stolen, it is finally time for Kane and the Brotherhood of NOD to release its ultimate weapon, the Tiberium Missile. The warhead is designed spread, or augment the spread of, tiberium. The last defense against the Tiberium weapon is the Philadelphia, the orbiting space station run by the Global Defense Initiative. In order to remove this obstacle, not only are NOD forces attacking the Hammerfest base in Norway, but ICBMs are also being set up in order to destroy the USS Philadelphia. Three missiles will be necessary, in case its defenses manage to down any, or it survives a single hit.

We're back to Hammerfest!

Location: Hammerfest, Norway.
Objective: Deploy ICBM launchers at the 3 beacons.

Briefing: In order for our ICBMs to shoot down the Philadelphia, they must be able to triangulate the station's position. Our spies have placed beacons at the optimal deployment locations. Once the launchers have been moved to the beacons, the
station's fate is sealed and the Temple of Nod may be built. Move with all due haste. If the Philadelphia is able to complete three orbits, it will lock onto our position and destroy Kane's plans.

Author's note: A tougher ending then the GDI campaign, I just wish there was either more time or an objective to clear the entire map. Sure, I've complained about it in the past, but the final mission, where you are supposed to wipe out GDI once and for all, should really make you remove all GDI presence here.


Temple of Nod
ARMOR: Light
COST: 2000
PURPOSE: Unlocks the final tech for the Brotherhood of NOD

Within the halls of this mysterious structure, Nod continues its Tiberium experiments and conducts cutting-edge research. Construction of the temple enables the Hunter-Seeker drone and allows the recruitment of the Cyborg Commando and the
Mutant Hijacker. Note that because of the resources required to produce these special soldiers, only one of each may be in your army at any one time. You may train another only if the one you currently own is destroyed.

Author's Note: Getting the Cyborg Commando and the Mutant Hijacker makes this a very useful building, although the Hunter-Seeker was a multiplayer-only ability.


The End of the NOD Campaign

Commander McNeil is shown, captured, as the USS Philadelphia is struck by three ICBMs. As it explodes, the organizational capabilities of the Global Defense Initiative crumble with it; Kane and the Brotherhood of NOD have won, and now nothing can stop Kane from transforming the world. One Vision, One Purpose. As propaganda starts to champion the Brotherhood's cause, Kane is seen in his holy temple preparing to launch the Tiberium missile into Earth's orbit. As we see the weapon travel into orbit, it begins detaching into several components before detonating, releasing its Tiberium payload across the globe. The world is now entirely covered in Tiberium; A new age has dawned.

Name: Anton Slavik
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: Faction Leader within the Brotherhood of NOD [Unverified]
Voiced/Played by: Frank Zagarino

Rescued from certain death by Oxanna and a handful of trusted troops, he immediately murders the traitor responsible upon return to his command vehicle. Along with CABAL, he sets out to defend his holding(s) in Egypt from Hassan's forces. Kills Hassan the Betrayer. Is forced to bail out Vega at the behest of Kane, if only because the ship he was flying contains the Tacitus. Is captured alongside Oxanna by GDI forces lead by Commander McNeil. Lives for Kane; Dies for Kane. Captured and converted Commander McNeil's brother, Jake. Gloats over Commander McNeil as he watches the USS Philadelphia destroyed.

Name: Commander Michael McNeil
Aliases: Mack
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: GDI Commander
Voiced/Played by: Michael Biehn

Commander McNeil was personally requested for by General Solomon, and was briefed of Kane's return by the same. Initially skeptical of the return of Kane, he immediately set out to destroy NOD forces attacking Phoenix Base. Managed to capture Kane's top commander, Anton Slavik, as well as his second-in-command, Oxanna. Is captured, tortured, and forced to watch the USS Philadelphia be destroyed.

Name: Lt. Oxanna Christos
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: 2IC to Slavik
Voiced/Played by: Monika Schnarre

News anchor/reporter and second-in-command to Slavik. Helped rescue Slavik during his public execution turned breakout. Helps Anton Slavik's rise to power by helping to control the media of the brotherhood. Is captured alongside Slavik by GDI forces lead by Commander McNeil. Her powers of propaganda are so strong that she instantly converted the brother of the most highly regarded GDI commander who isn't General Solomon. Presents Kane to the masses as he gives his final speech before the Tiberium weapon transforms Earth.

Name: Kane
Aliases: Caine, Jacob; al-Quayym, Amir
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: Leader of the Brotherhood of NOD
Voiced/Played by: Joseph David Kucan

First seen since his so-called demise, Kane appears in front of members of the Black Hand, taunts Hassan and informs him about the Messiah's abilities. Has developed a Tiberium weapon with potentially devastating effects, on both the local and international level. Declares victory over GDI forces after the destruction of the USS Philadelphia.

Name: Kane
Aliases: Caine, Jacob; al-Quayym, Amir
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: God's Understudy
Voiced/Played by: Joseph David Kucan

It is unclear whether Kane looks the way he does because of the Ion Cannon incident in Command and Conquer Tiberium Dawn, if it is due to Tiberium Poisoning, if it is the result of lacking medical facilities post-building collapse and his recovery thereof, or simply due to a horrific accident suffered while on the set of "Will It Blend?" But then he... vanishes? Was he a hologram, or did he become Tiberium?