This fifth expansion for Carcassonne gives players new options to increase their influence across the land. Traveling merchants show their wares in every city and abbey. Some cities have elected a mayor. Farmers are accruing vast wealth by cleverly delineating their land while the Church desires to strengthen its influence by building imposing abbeys. Each tile from this expansion is marked with a special icon, allowing you to sort these tiles more quickly.
With this expansion, the players have new possibilities of strengthening their influence in the area around Carcassonne. Now traveling merchants transport their goods to surrounding cities and monasteries. The cities in the surrounding countryside can increase to a size large enough to elect their own mayors. Simple farmers build large and wealthy farms and the church tries to strengthen their influence by establishing abbeys.