Since we allied with Simurgh, the mighty dragons of lost tales and myths, the Shattered have been kept at bay. Defeated by Muratan the Dragonlord, they retreated to the deepest, darkest corners of the Old Earth, and for ages it seemed they would not return. Since then, the Dragonlord has left us, and most of his original Simurgh went with him. Only a handful stayed, forming lasting bonds with some of the Dragonriders.
Those men formed clans that grew into houses, each priding itself on its mighty horde of awesome dragons. But in times of peace, they became diminished. And now, as the Shattered are stirring once more, getting ready to strike at humanity once again, only the greatest of men should receive the honor of leading humanity into its next glorious battle.
Lead one of the houses, build its might, train its dragons and be ready to rule over all humanity, as the Shattered stand against you and your mighty Simurgh.
During the game, players will collectively build the board by drawing and placing Action Tiles, each either providing new Action Spaces (some allowing any Vassals, some exclusively the Dragonriders), or creating an opportunity to score points for combinations of specific dragons in a player’s possession. When 4 or 5 (depending on a short or long game) face-up Objective Tiles have been placed on the board OR the number of tiles in the Chronicle has reached 8, 11 or 14 (depending on short, med or long game) the game end is triggered. Each player receives exactly one more turn and Power Points are tallied to find the mightiest house.
5 Player Boards
99 Cardboard Tiles
25 Worker Miniatures
120 Resource tokens
Playtime: 90 min