A terrain type resembling a razed city or other structure. Ruins never actually contained a working structure and cannot be razed or built upon. Ruins sometimes pop artifacts and barbarian warlords and other units, which can be discovered by a warlord or other commander through exploring the site.
Real World References
Ancient ruins containing monsters and treasure are a well known trope in fantasy literature and games. Mystery hexes containing random benefits or threats are a common feature of 4X TBS games, such as the "goody huts" of the Civilization series.
- ^ Entry from the Glossary from the printed version of Book 1, The Battle for Gobwin Knob