I'm playing Gathering Storm with Heroes & Legends + Zombie Defense Mode + Tech & Civic Shuffle + Monopolies & Corporations Mode, Shuffle Map, Huge Map. Version 22.214.171.124 (229505). I've seen some weird behavior for civilizations restored after conquering a city for a lost civilization that is currently a Free City. This typically (always?) is a former capital city. I've previously seen a restored civilization be impossible to communicate with (doesn't appear in the list of Civilization Leaders that you can trade with, no listing in the top of screen listing of Civilizations, etc. Currently, the issue I'm seeing is that the Barbarians & Zombies are treating cities created by the Restored Civilization (Norwegian Empire / Harald Hardrada) as Free Cities. Barbarians & Zombies do not attack Norwegian units or cities and generally do not enter their territories. Otherwise, Norway is normal: it can be traded with, attacked, befriended, allied with, etc. Anyone else see this type of thing?