“Rome has fallen and the peninsula is up for grabs.”—Map description
The peninsula in the center of the map is initially uninhabited and since it holds valuable resources, first of all gold, setting foot there is usually the goal of every player. It can only be accessed over the sea, since the north is bordered with an impassable cliff. This, combined with the fact that there are long shore lines and small islands make naval battle inevitable. The land itself is quite densely forested.
- The map description is a reference to one of the taglines for Age of Empires II: "Rome has fallen and the world is up for grabs."