I had to take some screen shots to show first hand what is going on. #1 is a picture of my city showing I am in the Classical Era. #2 is a picture of my city status screen Please help. This game I went all or nothing with the collossus as the backbone for a huge military campaign pumping out Great Merchants to fund it. I will probably have to restart from where I am sitting but I would like to know the x factor of this equation before trying to rely on it again. Merchants are so hard to get early on.