The first city you build is your Capital. It is marked with a star (★) and has significant civic bonuses to other cities. 

In some games, losing it can mean a defeat for you. In Sudden Death, the moment it is lost, you will lose. In many others, there is a timer, and when the timer times out, you lose the game.

Building the Senate in a city, which is not your capital, makes this city a capital. If built in a capital city, it does nothing other than its normal functions.

Unique Nation PowersEdit

  • The Persian Power of Ceremony: The second city built acts as a second capital; both capitals must be captured for the defeat timer to start.