Yeah, I know that now - was quite annoying to find out that I have been giving false information all that time... Runes of Kilmorph is another good religion in my opinion, but only if you have alot of hills around your cities. The extra +1 hammer from mines really help, and the spending of gold to finish production, plus with the wonder you get lots of iron which cannot be pillaged. (In ally games you can even give iron to your ally as the wondr gives 3 iron). As for what I research, in what order - it varies from ame to game. Recently I have tried beeling to Bronze Working so I can pump out the axeman to defend against the barbs then focus on making my cities happy. If I go for a religion I focus on it 100% and when I am done with all the 'basic' techs, I go for smelting, construction and so on.