Book 1/Page 88/Transcript
Hamstard: I can describe your legs. How 'bout, "a bathtub full of Ricotta cheese crammed into two condoms?"
Some stuff he said stuck with me. Gobwins broke their alliance - what alliance? Aha. They are not our troops per se. Some sides have no capital, no cities, no royals - gobwins, marbits, witches, elf brands, others. Have their own treasuries, form long semi-permanent alliances.
Tribal affiliations seem pointless, like a cultural thing I think. But Royalty is different. Royal and noble units have slightly stronger stats, and level faster. Cities ruled by Royals pop nobles (and more Royals). Royal empires split off sometimes into new sides. Royals claim to trace their lineage to days of Titans.