As I stated on an earlier post I suppose I could have opened the book and studied it for a few days before I made a try at it......but that's not me. I'll just continue to play and get my butt kicked until I don't get my butt kicked. I started out on a coastline, to be expected because I am England (my personal tribute to those rude tech associates at take2support). Navigation is diffcult for me but I stumbled along until I met Frderick of Germany. He had his group of warriors, I had mine. Apparently we weren't advanced enough to trade. I made a fishing boat and got a hold of clams which helps out my city as a food (yuch). Along the way I managed to slay a few lions. I don't know why. I was informed that Fred decided to adopt slavery. A few religions have been adopted, buhdism and hindism I think. Not a whole lot more to report except the scenery is lovely. '