Build a village, create an Empire!
Forge Alliances with thousands of players. Craft and Trade 380+ resources and items in an entirely player driven market. Battle wars against other players, or with 100+ warring NPC factions and their 700+ troop types. Research 400+ technologies, and build 70+ buildings to create your own specialised city.
Gather exotic resources, craft rare items, master mighty magics, command thieves and assassins, settle new lands....
Build, plan, gather, craft, trade, scheme and fight in this strategy epic!
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0 comments by BenAdams on Jun 26th, 2015

We've added some more new art to the research tree, and we also finally added the long-called-for "surprised" emote for chat!

Good work, GM Cerberus!

We've also added the second chapter of the story, called The Battle! (We need to work on our titles.)

You can read it here, or download a PDF of both chapters here.

GM Rikoo

New emotes:

New research tree art:

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Merlinus1 Dec 27 2014, 3:12am says:

I came to this game with the demise of LoU. I think it is a fantastic game! The slower pace can take some getting used to, but it is well worth it. The community is simply top-shelf.

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Guest Dec 4 2014, 10:19pm says:

totally awesome. get into an alliance, grow and prosper and get to 10 cities. that is the most highest honor as a single player. then there are more than 5 ways to play.... and each and every one of them are needed in an alliance. you are home and part of a special family.

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Guest Dec 4 2014, 6:42pm says:

one of the best games of all of the games that I have played on the computer in the last 10 years. The staff should all be proud for the time they put into the game and working out all the problem. This is a game I plan on playing for a long time

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Guest Dec 1 2014, 10:19pm says:

There is not another browser game like this. As a matter of fact, it is hard to believe it is a browser game at all. The depth is incredible. It also has the best community of gamers that I have ever seen. I did a lot of research on games before I tried this one, and I have not regretted it one bit. And it is definitely not pay to win.

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Hiei12 Dec 1 2014, 3:21pm says:

Best broswer MMO game there is period. I have tried many games and could not find anything quite like this one.

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azaptyE Apr 13 2013, 12:19am says:

This isn't the same kingdom from Twelfth Night is it?

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illyriadgames Creator
illyriadgames Aug 13 2014, 2:39pm replied:

Nope, but we are working on a second title called Age of Ascent, a space MMO that is also browser-based.

GM Rikoo

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xinsavior Aug 17 2012, 8:42am says:

I'm not convinced to try it out just yet... I've seen and played a lot of other browser-based games and did not like them one bit.

How heavily-based will this game be on Pay-to-Win? I have always found that having the limit on how many times you can do things until you "recharge energy" was frustrating, especially when the game constants hints that you can always just go buy special coins that you can use to purchase more energy immediately....

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BenAdams Jun 19 2014, 9:02pm replied:

As outlined in our principles:

Yes, the dev team has bills to pay and mouths to feed but so, actually, do the players.

Games that allow "Pay-To-Win" are short-term and self-defeating for everyone.

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Guest Jun 20 2014, 9:52am replied:

This is XinSavior by the way, just forgot to log in when I made this post..

I'm glad to see that the you have the right mindset about microtransactions, but I've seen many other devs also say the same thing where they promise that their microtransaction strategies will not unbalance the game for those who don't pay and yet it ultimately does either because it is not balanced properly or anything.

I am not saying that this game will be like that, I am hoping for the latter because if there is a method to make a great F2P game with microtransactions without unbalancing the game, it would be awesome for both devs and players like stated in your principles. But at the same time, doing so is going to be a hard task, which is why I am highly skeptical.

This is a promising looking game overall and I would never try and discourage anyone with such talent and passion to design a game and put their heart into it. I wish you the best and I will check up on the status of this game and try it out every now and then. :)

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A wonder game, where older players keep guiding, sending free resources, and support with whatever it takes!
A real passtime, without wanting to waste real money.
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