Many previous attempts to build a lasting fortification at Anvalor have failed. Its strategic location on The Great Parch, a particularly arid region of Aqshy, the Realm of Fire, is of supreme importance. However, each previous attempt to establish a significant foothold has also irked a new foe, a new enemy that rises to the challenge of destroying the attempt. Equally distant from Anvilgard, Hammerhal Aqsha, and The City of Brimstone, the competing Factions of those great cities have put their quarrels aside and decided for a final try to rebuild Anvalor together. Yet, whoever can dominate the new stronghold, will also dominate The Great Parch, therefore significantly strengthening their influence in all the Mortal Realms.
In The Rise & Fall of Anvalor, you are playing as the Castellan for your Faction, and your official task is to help build and defend Anvalor together with the other Factions. But your real goal is to gather the most Influence and secure dominance over Anvalor, even if it might ultimately cause the fall of the city.
Gather the most Influence for your Faction by building City Buildings and defeating enemies during vicious assaults. After a Final Assault at the end of the game, the player who has gathered the most Influence wins the game.