Please be aware that the systems described on this page are in a first pass state and expected to change in future updates.
The Empire Map is currently divided up into provincial sections to better separate the available commodities and strength of barbarians you face. The Provinces are indicated on the Empire Map as below.
Province Level 1
The Mainland After collecting enough Urban Points to relocate from the tutorial island of Sardinia, players can choose to move their Forum to a location within The Mainland.
The Mainland is considered a ‘safe’ zone meaning other players cannot conquer your city. Available resources are common in rarity. IP/SPQR resource generation is low and you are unable to own multiple cities in The Mainland. You can only reach the Rank of 50 if your only owned city is based in The Mainland.
Once you have contributed enough to your relocation fund you may found and manage additional cities in later provinces to gain access to rarer resources and gain greater multipliers for certain commodities like Prestige and Imperial Points.
The Inner Empire
Province Level 2
'The Inner Empire is also considered a ‘safe’ zone meaning other players cannot conquer your city. Better resources such as Furs are available here.
The Outer Empire
Province Level 3
City can be lost and barbarian threat is of a higher level, but better resources are available such as Dye.
The Furthest Reaches
Province Level 4
City can be lost and barbarian threat is of a higher level, but better resources are available such as Gold.