I'm referring to the random "events" that happen in the game, which it tells you about, and mentions no direct effects from. For example, in MTW, there was Dies volt, the assination of Thomas Beckett, the Children's Crusade, and others. In Rome Total War, you have things like The Library at Alexandria being completed, the Archimedes Screw, and Stoicism. What do these do, if anything? They have no stated effect. Are they simply there to give "feel" to the game, or what?