Let us now uncover the magic secret of the Relics ... and maybe even the old Elvenar!
Relics inherit an ancient power which is said to hold the key to the secrets of Elvenar. Their origin and purpose is, to this day, still shrouded in mystery. However, it is known that they can be used to boost the productivity of certain Manufactories, helping you to be more efficient. It’s certain that more mysteries about Relics will be uncovered soon, so keep collecting them!
As said before, Relics are very important as they will allow you to boost the production of your Bonus Goods. They will allow you to produce more Goods in less time.
To collect Relics you will need to go onto the World Map, scout Provinces and solve Encounters. Each Province has its own terrain which will allow you to identify the type of Relics that can be collected there.
|Hint: You can find the Provinces Overview under the World Map.|
Once you scout a Province, you will be able to enter it and see the spots your Scouts have marked. There will be 8 marked spots in each Province, which means you can collect 8 Relics per Province.
In different Provinces you will meet different merchants, some of those merchants will try to trade their Relics for your resources. You can however, offer them your help and fight some of the strange creatures that threaten the peace in Elvenar. If you win, the merchants will thank you by giving you the Relics for free.
It may happen that in a Province you will find a not so gentle merchant, in that case you can propose to fight him for the Relics, instead of giving your resources away. In any case, you will always be able to choose either to negotiate or fight those Encounters for the Relics you need.
Once you start collecting Relics, the visual information on the Province will update so that you know how many Encounters are missing to complete it. A locked Province means that you still haven't completed one of its bordering Provinces. Once you do, it will automatically be unlocked and you will then be able to scout it.
|Hint: By completing province levels in Tournaments you will also get Relics as a reward. In addition, you can find hidden Relics in other player's cities when giving Neighborly Help and you can even boost the number of relics you get for completing provinces by building Ancient Wonders.|
When you start the game, your placement on the map is assigned randomly. You will also be assigned 3 Boosted Goods, one from each category. These will depend on your location on the map and the 3 provinces around your city. You can also see the your boosted goods listed in your Main Hall.
You will also be able to see which your Bonus Goods are, by clicking on the Relic icon at the bottom of the World Map. If you want to have a quick look at how many Relics you are missing to achieve the next production boost upgrade, you can just hover your mouse over that button to see a tooltip.
You can start collecting Relics right from the start, but to activate a production boost, you will need to unlock its technology in the Research Tree.
This means you can, for example, start collecting Relics for your Magical Bonus Good and when the time comes to produce it, you will already start producing with a boosted Good. The more Relics of your Bonus Good you collect, the more your boosts will be upgraded in the Main Hall.
To see how much your Relics are actually influencing your production, click on you manufactories and hover your mouse over the Boosted Good icon. You will then see how much your regular production is and how much your Relics are giving you.
|Hint:Ancient Wonders will give you the chance to increase your Goods production even more by boosting your Relics!|