While recent discussion has focused on maximizing our commerce and warrior production at the expense of recruiting settlers, there will come a time, rather soon, I imagine, in which we will undergo a rapid growth of cities, thanks in no small part to Shen Ling's growth rate and productive capacity. As such, we should resume discussion on where to establish these cities and what we should name them. I have compiled a graphic which I believe includes some of the better potential sites for our next several cities. I admit fully that some of the selections are not 100% perfect, but I think that the close proximity of our cities (especially considering the mountainous terrain nearby) will be to our benefit. Code: [b][u]Site[/b][/u] [b][u]Water[/b][/u] [b][u]Resources[/b][/u] 1 N Gold, Fish 2 Y Game, Incense 3 Y Game, Incense 4 Y 5 N 6 N Whale (2) 7 N Furs I've numbered the sites in the general order that I believe we should settle the cities. However, this order, as well as the actual locations are, of course, subject to change in accordance with the will of the people. I do, however, encourage everyone to strongly consider site 1 as our first city location for the following reasons: 1) it will serve as the gateway to the east and a base of operations from which our worker can continue building the road to the east; 2) it will be built on top of the gold in the hills which will generate bonus commerce (aka, bonus research) without the need to use one of our valuable laborers on that tile.