The Empire, formed by three Kingdoms, has a time of wealth and prosperity. Each Kingdom is governed by an assembly of four nobles. The members of six influential families sit around in the assembly and lead the Kingdoms. Players are rich merchants who seek to obtain permits to build their own Emporium inside the cities of the three kingdoms. Whoever take more permits, while also placing their Emporium in the best places, will be the most famous merchant and will win. But keep an eye on the Emperor! He can allow you to build without a permit!