Open your eyes. Do you see the perilous land of dreams and nightmares before you? A vision of beauty and horror is but the first step on your way to become a strategist, a conqueror, and perhaps even the victor. Delve into the disturbing landscapes and choose your destiny. Will you follow your personal dreams to project your power? Will you tread the ritual path leading you into lucidity? Will you embrace the nightmare and satiate the eternal hunger of the Cathedral? Whichever you choose, steel yourself for a brutal and treacherous conflict, for your opponents embark on this journey with the same goal as you, and even the land itself rises up to resist those who wish to become its masters.
They came to this planet, and they chose you. They uplifted your people and promised great prosperity. They provided the wisdom and the resources to build your cities sky high. They taught you the ways of culture, science, and warfare. They promised knowledge for any willing to learn. Come, Archon, guide your citizens to victory, under the watchful eyes of the Builders, our benefactors from beyond the skies above.
Welcome to the Great City of Ur, the coastal cradle of civilization! Witness the marvel of the greatest hub of the Late Bronze Age! As a master architect, you will walk the five districts of the city, leaving your mark on the history of humankind.
Pachacuti’s leadership allows the people of Cuzco to build their empire faster, better, and further than it was possible ever before. A new class of citizenry emerges: nobles, supporting their great leader with their wisdom and riches.