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Glorify your city

You are the duke of a small city-state in northern Italy, inheriting your rule from your father and grandfather before you. Through cunning and warfare, they amassed wealth and power beyond imagining. Now you wish to honor them by commissioning a public work of art. A magnificent work of art will inspire loyalty among your citizens—and fear among your enemies, who always lurk.


The power and the glory of my rule, nicely packaged in a single work of art. What an innovation!

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