A war between the Elves, Lizardmen and the Orcs is well underway in this troubled land. Machiavelli, known as the most hated philosopher in most parts, has arrived and now plans to seize the opportunity to take advantage of all the chaos and bloodshed for his own benefit. He finds battle most interesting when all sides are equally matched and intends to do his best to prolong the war. You play as Machiavelli of the Humans making alliances with all the computer controlled players but take no side, assist weaker players financially and magically whenever possible, rebuild razed cities and claim them for your own. This is a good map for those who are new to Age Of Wonders and for seasoned players who like to stay neutral and make themselves the "God Of War". Update: The spell "Summon Air Elemental" replaces "Summon Gold Dragon" in the Northwestern wizards tower.