XWA-IW 5: Rion's Shadow Campaign: Ambassadors

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 5
Release date: 2000-08-27
Last updated: 2003-09-09

HA Striker

Average rating 4.4
Reviews: 14
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 328
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Gold Infiltration Crescent

Battle Reviews

Pretty fun... a bit too much downtime on occasion for my tastes, but certainly has some fun elements

Very nice battle with a very diverse set of missions.

Very nice battle. The plot thickens and there are all kinds of assignments in this battle. Flying the A-Wing isn't the best of you can do, but the capture and assault mission in the end was well developed. Good old, pure fun in this battle.

A much stronger offering than the previous battle; there were still too many inspection and minefield clearing missions for my tastes (one of either is too many), but the storyline is progressing nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing the conclusion.

I just wish I didn't spend so much time in an A-Wing...

Well, I am still not sure who these Rion are or why we’re pretending to be Rebels establishing an Imperial presence in their space but by god we are really kicking their ass lately. I have to say, I am really liking these battles just for the sheer fun of them even though they do not quite make sense. The English is not great (and I was also under the impression that swear words were not allowed? Maybe I’m wrong?). A lot of the missions don’t make sense and of course every one of these battles has had the inevitable jump from point to useless point missions in at least one mission. I do not quite understand the point. But this battle (and all the Rion battles) definitely make up for it by being able to blow away tons of shieldless TIEs in X-wings or A-wings and even fly the occasional B-wing.

Brilliant mission, a little hard but it's a good mission

Technically all worked out as it should. Now I'm gonna be picky a bit: in mission 3, your squadron is constantly named 'Enforcer' in inflight messages and briefing text, but the FG's name actually is 'Intruder'. In mission three also, there are some story faults. For starters, you can already complete the 'simulate attack on SHU Sullust' abjective in region #2, by shooting at the shuttle after it enters the area, where no Rion forces see this happen. Then, after jumping into the region, I find it quite odd that all fighters that are supposed to be attacking the shuttle and the transports, ignore these and go straight for the enemy fighters that are over 8 clicks away! I for sure wouldn't fall for that one if I were a Rion Commander :-/ Then in mission 5, we seem to forget that we're acting to be Rebels, as we attack BOTH the Rion and Rebel forces. Hmmm...

Good battle. I liked the plot and every mission... Very nice use of Zero-G Worker.

One of the better battles......

kick arse mission!!!!! i loved it, and it was just so fun blowing stuff up!

Good battle :) Never really left waiting forever for something and lots of little extra things that make it fun. Nice work >=)

It's these missions that made me want to join the IW. Not only is this mission technically great, but it adds a few pieces of creativity and fun in for a good mix of excitement.

This is a very well thoughtout and layed-out battle. A huge applause to AD Striker for his accomplishment.

Too much fun creating this one... technically quite perfect (so I hope :P)

Battle Bug Reports

LC andr3


In mission 2 you can get back to your base by going back through sector alpha. But then the mission does not end. So you need to go through beta. I haven't tested, but it seems the same is true for the following missions.

GN Dunta Polo


Mission 3: Intruder squadron (labelled as such in-game) is referred to as Enforcer several times during the mission itself and in the briefing. 'Simulate attack on SHU Sullust' can be completed before reaching the Rion base, which contradicts the plot\\briefing. Objective to escape Rion forces shows as complete before the player has hypered out of the Rion HQ region. GPLTs at the Rion base fly around like powered ships chasing IW fighters.

High Scores

Battle Total: 136,380 COL Deimos
Mission 1: 39,456 COL Deimos
Mission 2: 2,174 COL Deimos
Mission 3: 53,351 COL Deimos
Mission 4: 5,583 COL Deimos
Mission 5: 35,816 COL Deimos

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 136,380 COL Deimos 2004-08-19
2 126,693 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-12
3 27,888 CPT Von Predator 2005-03-16
4 16,582 HA Pete Mitchell 2003-05-28
5 13,050 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-10-31
6 12,660 CPT Viper 2003-04-16
7 10,801 LC Archon 2003-02-01
8 10,482 SL Ketan-Shej 2004-06-17
9 10,358 MAJ Artyis 2002-11-18
10 9,908 COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan 2004-07-15

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 320 pilots a total of 324 times.

COL A. C. Badlands

GN Abel Malik


CM Ace

LC Ace Hobbes

CPT Adam Szydlowski

AD Adren Silvori

MAJ Aeolus

LC Alec Qarni

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

LCM Altar

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2013-12-18

LC andr3 - 2022-05-21

LCM Andre Parafonte

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-16

COL Angel

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel - 2003-07-11

LC Archon - 2003-02-01

CM Argos Staneth

CM Armagon - 2004-12-14

AD Arthak Rhade

MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

CM Banger

LT Ben Holland

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2004-07-15

LCM Big Daddy - 2002-12-11

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-17

CM Blade

LT Blitz Degal

MAJ Bobxavi

LT Bombaj

LCM BoroKnight

MAJ Brad Tack

CM Brenn Tantor - 2002-08-29

COL BubbaX - 2002-12-07

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-11

CPT Cal Sinis

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-02

LC Chris Cox - 2003-06-07

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Con Selar

FA Conker Blackwood

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

LCM CrimsonAngel

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-22

MAJ Crix Talra

COL Crsepe


LC Curtis - 2002-09-03


LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

COL Dark Angel


AD Darksaber

Darth Vader

COL Davi Anthol

MAJ David

GN Dax Corrin

CM Deathlord

COL Deimos - 2004-08-19

LT Delacroix Vaygen

MAJ Delak Krennel - 2002-12-19

LC Dengar March

MAJ Dodger

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza

COL Donitz

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2021-05-04

CPT Draiff Stryker - 2003-08-20

COL Drak - 2003-01-02

LC Drake Jensen

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-03-06

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-02-28

COL E. Tarkin

CPT Egg'Foo

LT Egzekutor - 2003-08-27

CM El Guapo - 2005-01-25

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2013-06-09

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-29

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-10-06

GN Exar Kit

CM Fahrer

SL Fondor

MAJ Frankie - 2003-04-04

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Gallows

COL Garik Hizad

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka - 2002-08-14

CM Ghorg - 2005-01-27

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-08

LCM Gold Leader

CPT Grimlock - 2002-08-19

CM Grzmot - 2002-08-24

COL Gyssler

COL Hades

LCM Halk Knight

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-08

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2010-03-01

MAJ Hunter

CPT Ibram Gaunt

LC Iceman

MAJ Jack Stone

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-09-30

CM Jan Schneider

VA Jan Wemmel

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista - 2003-08-09

LC Jeffery Domm

CM Jene Starwind

COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-06

COL Joey C - 2002-12-15

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

AD Justin Stryker

VA Kane Reese

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-02-09

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-12

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-12-14

VA Keldorn Cochrane


LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej - 2004-06-17

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06

MAJ Koriel

LT Kweeky

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-11-18

LT Lance Menu - 2003-09-11

LT Lara Nostril

COL Lenvik

LC Linkan

SL Linoge

CPT Lito Rendal

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-08

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-09-02

MAJ Malik - 2003-11-06

CPT Marc Kendoran - 2003-04-01

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marcus Aurellis

LCM Marine Ross

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler

CPT Mark Stephenson

GN Master

CPT Matu Vonnegut

CPT Maw'la

LCM Mayk Drazzic

Mayk Wolverine

MAJ Michael

CPT Michael Gutt

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mosh - 2003-08-05

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

COL Neo Horn-Berkana

CPT Neo Tarrick

CM Nicolas

COL NiksaVel

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

COL Osan'gar

CPT Paco

HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-05-28

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-09-20

COL Phantom - 2003-06-13

VA Philo

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-12-07

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-29

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous

LCM Ranger

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LT Raven Arestar

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

AD Reaper

MAJ RedTaz

VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-05-06

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2003-01-13

CPT Rexal Qel

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-27

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CM Rico Stone

CPT Roger

COL RogueWing

MAJ Roth Jalis

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

LCM Ryke

CPT Saadam

GN Sasquatch

LC Savageaz - 2004-10-26

COL Scoser

LC Sequoh Marden

CPT Serge Broskopf - 2003-02-05

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-01-31

LCM Shandar Dastin

GN Sickman

GN Silwar Naiilo - 2020-09-30

CPT Sinjin Allash

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

CM Spearhawk

FA StarLion

VA Starrett - 2002-09-09

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

AD Stryker - 2020-09-10

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

LCM Talon Virgilio

LC Thaas Pobyn

CM The_Z

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2023-09-13

AD Theodore

LC Thom Zack

LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-07-10

LC Thorn - 2003-01-06

CM Thunder

LT Thunder

AD TK-2107 - 2002-12-16

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148 - 2002-08-11

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

VA Toran Dan

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

CPT Turel - 2020-10-21

LC Turr Phennir - 2002-09-17

CPT Tvan'Oris

CPT Ulath - 2003-08-10


CM Var Zoraan

CPT Vengeance

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper - 2003-04-16

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-15

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator - 2005-03-16

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

GN Wil Striker

LCM Willow Whizzkid

CM Wisal Pol-Jo

MAJ Wondra

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-04-12

CPT Xander Drax

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2003-01-17

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yilana - 2002-12-20

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-05

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2 times, last on 2020-04-01

CM Zekk Thyne

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

COL Zippy Hawk

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar

Notes for installing IW Battle 26 (XWA)

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.

- This battle heavily uses difficulty levels. If you have problems with a mission, 
there is no shame using the easy or medium difficulty level...

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