You play the role of a powerful warlord or wizard of your choice,
controlling large and unique armies in a quest to conquer the fabled
continent of Elysium. The game is turn-based, and can be played by up
to eight players. If there are less than eight players, the computer
can control some or all of the remaining players.
Modes of play
After starting the game you will be prompted to choose a game-play
mode. The choices are Random world, Customized world, Scenario, Load
game and Quit. You may make your choice by using the mouse or the
keys 1-5. If you choose to customize your world you will be prompted
to choose the size of the world and the society on which the world is
based. There are six different societies to choose from.
The first society is the dark ages when man first comes to Elysium.
Ruins of long-dead civilizations lie scattered through the realm and
dragons roam the lands. Elven courts and dwarven cities are not yet
destroyed. Human influence is weak and the forces of nature strong.
There are few cities in these early times.
The second society is the agricultural period when man subdues the
wild lands of Elysium. Cities are rare, but hamlets and villages lie
in every corner of the continent. It is a time of heroes and
The third society is the empire, forged from the colonies of the
pioneers. A great capital city is being built, and others cities
founded, to provide for the growing population. New military units
are being developed to quell uprisings within the realm and to fight
the barbarian hordes pouring down from the north. The villages of the
empire are growing into cities and the forests are being cut down.
The fourth society is the interregnum. The empire has fallen.
Battlefields and ruins of the empire litter the lands. Few cities and
villages remain. Human lands are in chaos, and bandits roam the
lands. Only a powerful leader will be able to rebuild the empire.
The fifth society is the monarchy. Feudal lords rule their estates
from towers of stone, gathering powers for their king. There are many
fortresses and towers, but the cities of the empire have yet to be
The sixth society is the dawn of a new empire. Cities are once again
growing and the future of humankind looks bright and promising. The
hard years are forgotten and the leaders of the lands are hopeful.