Resource Overview History

Relics are one of 31 Rare Resources in the game and available from the beginning. They appear as two large monument heads resembling the monolith statues from Easter Island called 'moai'.

Like all rare resources on land, Relics can be gathered by sending a Merchant from the Market to the resource location. When gathered, the resource provides the following benefits to the nation:

  • Knowledge Knowledge gather rate +20
  • Reduces research and upgrade times by 33%
The gather rates from all rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article. Note, that Knowledge is not gathered until a nation has entered the Classical age small Classical Age, with one exception: The Greeks may gather Knowledge from the beginning, making an early exploitation of this resource very useful.

The reduction of research and upgrades times becomes more valuable, when playing with 'long' research times custom settings, and less valuable, when playing with 'short' research times.

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