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Regions by Geography

Northern Magnamund

Southern Magnamund

Inaccessible

(these areas appear as accessible regions but there are no links into them)


  • Lesser Drodaria
  • Greater Drodaria
  • Ixia
  • Hellswamp

Strategic resources (and where to find them)

Jade


Jade

Occurs in:

A hard-wearing green stone, jade is highly prized by some cultures of Magnamund. Carved jadin pieces are used in south-eastern Magnamund as a currency, where jade deposits are most frequently encountered.

  • +10Timber
  • +10Wealth
  • The cost to buy goods at Market reduced by 10; price of goods sold at Market increased by 10

Wool


Lania

Occurs in:

  • Location 1: 
  • Location 2: 

Aside from producing food if slaughtered, sheep also provide valuable milk and wool which is easier to weave than tree bark fibre. Sheep are also of great ritual significance: Etruscan priests were said to have practised hepatomancy — a form of divination where sheep livers were used to predict the future.

  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +10Timber
  • Villagers 33% faster; 15% cheaper

Papyrus


Papyrum

Occurs in:

  • Somewhere marshy. Maybe in Chai.

This fragile but useful material is produced from flattening the fibres of a marsh plant found in Egypt into thin sheets which can then be written upon with ink.

  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +10Timber
  • -25% research cost for Science

Wine


Vinum

Occurs in:

  • Demera Quilt of Eldenora

There are many differences between wine and other alcoholic brews, most notably in the content of sugar and alcohol of the drink in question. It is thought that viticulture first took place in Western Asia, before being spread westward by Phoenician and Greek colonists throughout Europe and Africa.

  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +10Food
  • Units 20% cheaper to upgrade

Spices


Specium

Occurs in:

With salt and spices, food could be preserved and kept for longer periods, or at least have the taste of spoilage concealed with strong flavours, with the most desired spices being pepper, cinnamon, saffron and ginger.

  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +10Food
  • +20% income from Tradesmen

Silk


Serix

Occurs in:

Comfortable and resilient, silk bought China much wealth and was the one reason for the existence of the Silk Road until the Late Middle Ages when the Romans managed to smuggle silkworm moths into Greece. Silk however was somewhat scandalising as it was somewhat seethrough: Roman emperors tried to proscribe the use of silk without success, while Muslims considered it inappropriate clothing material for men.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Timber
  • -25% research cost for Commerce

Kanu-Dogs


File:Coffeum.jpg

Occurs in:

A large, strong, sturdy breed of dog native to Kalte that makes good sled dogs.

  • +10Food
  • Scout vision increased by 3

Obsidian


Obsidianus

Occurs in:

This precious material, formed from vitrified igneous rock, can hold an extremely sharp blade despite being fragile. For this reason, surgical instruments may be made out of this material.

  • +10Ore
  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +1 to all arrow attacks

Gold


Sol-aurea

Occurs in:

Malleable yet enduring, gold was the ultimate prize in the classical world: it was, after all, the reasons for the fame of the Egyptian pharaohs and possibly the power of the Argeadae of Macedon as a stable denominator of value.

  • +30Wealth
  • -10% cost to Wealth

Alether


Alether

Occurs in:

The orange berries of the evergreen alether bush provide a variety of medicinal and nutritional benefits, besides allowing peasants in Magnamund's temperate regions to have a secondary crop during the winter.

  • +30Food
  • Allows 1 extra farm to be built per city

Incense


Incencia

Occurs in:

The scent of incense can be of such great strength that it obscures other less desirable odours. For this reason, incense featured greatly in many religious rituals, such as invocations and funerals.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Kratos KLW
  • -25% to cost of House of Worship research

Furs


Orsus

Occurs in:

Exploiting natural animal resources is one of the cheapest and most effective ways of making profit from virgin territory as they are tough enough to hunt their quarry, or fight or trade with the natives for pelts.

  • +10Food
  • +10Ore
  • -25% to research cost for Military

Marble


Marmaros

Occurs in:

A beautiful metamorphic rock, marble has been the dream medium of choice for sculptors and stonemasons everywhere ever since man learnt to build tall walls .

  • +10Timber
  • +10Ore
  • -10% cost for wonders

Korlinium


Korlinium

Occurs in:

  • Possibly in Bor (unreachable)
  • Korli, near south of Shadaki

The value of korlinium simply cannot be overestimated. Gold may be considered legal tender in Magnamund, but it is korlinium that is the most valuable — especially since it has magic-resistant qualities that attract the attentions of academics, sorcerers and artificers alike.

  • +20Kratos KLW
  • Tribute-related requests during scenarios can be fulfilled without expending tribute.

Gems


Crystalum

Occurs in:

Apart from being asthetically attractive, gems were also thought to have mystical powers, a belief that has lasted well into our own day. Most gems in the ancient world were mined in Egypt, Bactria and India.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +2 to borders

Fish


Pisces

Occurs in:

Fish and seafood formed a vital component in the diet of beach-dwellers, but not everyone would be content with bland fish meat. The most notorious use Romans had for fish was to ferment it to form garum, a fish sauce which they used to flavour almost everything which was edible to them — but whose production was a smelly process which resulted in laws regulating the location of garum refineries!

  • +10Food
  • +10Wealth

Dyes


Pigmenta

Occurs in:

Although the ancient world could use all sorts of materials for dye including lime, ochre (petrified rust), soot, woad and even human urine, the most prized of all dye was derived from the murex, a crustacean whose bodily secretions contained high levels of iodine, producing a beautiful purple colour. So prized and so difficult was it to extract murex dye that only the extremely rich could afford fully purple fabrics. Roman emperors had the benefit of full purple vestments — senators had to make do with purple coloured trim in their clothing to denote their status, and commoners none at all.

  • +10Kratos KLW
  • +10Wealth
  • -25% research cost for Civic

Diamonds


Adamantas

Occurs in:

Romans regarded diamonds with much reverence, believing it powerful in making its wearer brave and daring, giving him the victory over his enemies. If set in fine steel, it was considered a charm against insanity.

  • +20Wealth
  • +10% to commerce cap

Relics


IconRelics

Occurs in:

Vast artefacts and constructs left behind by Middle-earth's Elven cultures often contain various secrets which many peoples — especially Humans — are eager to revisit and possibly revive.

  • +20Kratos KLW
  • +10Wealth
  • +33% research and upgrade speed

Silver


Argentum

Occurs in:

While gold often stole the limelight for precious metals, silver was no less significant, although it was liable of tarnishing much faster than gold normally would. Contrary to popular belief, Roman soldiers weren't paid in salt, but were salaried instead in silver.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Ore

Salt


Salis

Occurs in:

Equally as vital as gold was salt, which is fundamental to the functioning of the human body as well as for the task of preserving meat and vegetables. So valuable and vital was salt that the term "salary" refers to the practice of frequent payments to Roman soldiers to allow them to buy salt.

  • +10Ore
  • +10Timber
  • Cost of barracks troops reduced by 15%

Dates


Tamara

Occurs in:

While considered a delicacy to most civilised nations, dates are however a vital source of food for those living in the desert. High in sugar and other nutrients, dates are not merely just eaten as they are, but are also fermented to produce a liquor by some desert cultures.

  • +10Food
  • +10Timber
  • -10% cost in Food

Cotton


Cottonus

Occurs in:

Originally cultivated in Persia and India, cotton was more readily available, and it was easier to wash than wool and silken textiles, and could also be used to form quilted armour which was useful against projectiles such as arrows and darts in combination with other forms of armour.

  • +20Timber
  • -15% production time to barracks, stable and dockyard units.

Copper


Aeramentum

Occurs in:

Although the onset of the Iron Age almost two millenia ago effectively reduced the importance of copper, the mining of copper still continued to take place. Copper continued to be the metal of choice for cooking utensils as it was elegant, and tended to resist heat better than iron. Some also believed that cooking with copper pans also improves food's nutritional value.

  • +20Ore
  • +20% HP to mechanical units

Cereals


Frumentus

Occurs in:

As in all pre-indutrial epochs of human history, the cultivation and harvesting of cereal crops remained the most important task. As many city-states such as Rome grew, they began to outstrip the amount of food which was locally available to them. One of the things they did to alleviate their food woes was to found colonies elsewhere where it was hoped that citizens of the home country could be sent away to be supplied with sufficient grain for their needs.

  • +30Food
  • -50% unit ramp cost

Cattle


Ferum

Occurs in:

Cattle was by the preferred choice for pastoralists in Classical Europe: aside from providing leather and meat, bulls could be used as beasts of burden, and cows would provide milk which was then used to produce butter and cheese. The Celts were known to be expert cattle farmers...as well as rustlers.

  • +20Food
  • +1 armour for Citizens.

Sulphur


Sulfur

Occurs in:

This strange foul-smelling substance has a variety of uses, most notably in medicine and alchemical operations.

  • +15Wealth
  • +15Ore
  • Siege units 20% cheaper

Bison


Bison

Occurs in:

These large beasts wander the world's wastes. While they are a tempting target for hunters, they are still dangerous and so should be approached with care.

  • +20Food
  • -33% costs to Granary upgrades.

Corvayl Pelts


Corvayl

Occurs in:

Corvayl fur is some of the finest fur in all of Magnamund, and can easily fetch a high price in many cities.

  • +10Food
  • +10Timber
  • Free Scouts and Merchants
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