Game Description:Kings of the Dark Ages is based in the turbulent times of the Holy Roman Empire as the Crusades left Europe in rack and ruin, the player dons his armor to complete various missions ranging from building up the town of Aachen and fortifying the region, to doing battle with wild, invading Vikings and dealing with corruption from kings and ambassadors. There is an economy to look after and heavy taxes to pay to the church and to the current rulers. The welfare of the local people must be catered for as famine and disease and times of great poverty arise. The power of the sword is limited to the battlefield. Diplomacy is an acquired skill that plays a great role in opening the doors to wealth and power.