Getting Started


Roleplay Rules & Guidelines Player Characters Non-Player Characters


Gameworld Timespan The Known World Anachronisms & Roleplay

Player Character

Character Development Character Statistics Character Skills


Rulers Governors Officers Slaves


Cultures Religions Government Forms Politics


Land Battles Naval Battles Sieges Recruitment Mercenaries Covert Actions Battle Ploys

Military Units

Infantry Cavalry Mercenaries Unit Statistics Siege Engines Townwatch Navy


Settlements Construction Agriculture Trade Demographics Taxation


Climate & Vegetation Regions Wonders


Roleplay Rules & Guidelines

No God Moding

You only have direct control of your own character. Your character may have a spouse, a family member, or even a pet, over which only you have control, but that's about it. You may not control the actions of other characters.

No Metagaming

Stick to writing about what your character knows and is aware of.

Writing Advice

As roleplaying is part writing, part reading, part gaming, and part using your imagination, it is important that your posts be legible and easy to use. Try to avoid netspeak, leetspeak and short hand writing. Try to seperate dialogue and action. Posting in third person and using past tense tends to help.

Out Of Character

If you are going to write something out of character, then please mention it as an OOC comment. The best way to do this, is to put the OOC comment between the OOC tags in the post.

Player Characters

Your character plays a role in the game. You can choose to play a small role or a major role. It is up to you. You can choose to develop your character with personal turns. You get one personal turn per game year. You will also perform services for your faction with the faction turn. If you are new to the game or a bit unsure as to how to play, it is probably best to stick to a supportive role of an ordinary officer.

With a maximum of 150 factions in the game, there can be plenty of factions you can choose to join. You can also create a faction. If time is a concern, avoid playing a ruler.

The gameworld is a vast and sometimes dangerous place for your character to live in, so it is best to be in a faction together with other players who can be your friends and allies. On the other hand joining a faction with lots of other players will make it hard for your character to get noticed.

Try not to get caught up in the statistics, sure it is important, but remember there is also roleplay besides strategy. Immerse yourself into the gameworld and the story. Winning is not everything. Sometimes playing the role of the underdog can be more fun, than being the ruler of a powerful empire.

As the game progresses, so too will your character. There are a variety of ways to gain experience for your statistics:

Non-Player Characters

There are also non-player characters in the game. These can be spouses, distant family members, or slaves of a player, but also characters in quests. Spies, scouts, common soldiers in an army and other minor characters can also be non-player characters.

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