(December 20th, 1999)
Monuments: Sphinx, small Brick-core Pyramid, medium Brick-core Pyramid
6 Stately Manors
This mission will require you to concentrate on economics and large city management. Start exporting linen to create income. You can also expand your city across the river to take advantage of the reed fields. These reeds can be turned into lucrative papyrus exports.
You'll receive plenty of requests for goods, starting relatively early in the mission. Have grain, pottery, bricks, limestone, and meat on hand.
Itjtawy has problems with water contamination, so make sure you have plenty of physicians and apothecaries to keep your population healthy.
As long as you keep meeting requests and keep making a profit from exports, you will be able to expand your city steadily. There's a lot of space in the play area, and you'll need it to get your city's population to 7,500 people. Think about prefabricated city blocks. That is, design a city block that is more or less self-sufficient (water, food, religion, health, infrastructure, etc.). Make sure to leave some empty space in the design for structures you might not need right away (Courthouses, Libraries, Mortuaries, etc.), but will want to add later. As your city grows, add an identical block next to it. When the second block is running smoothly, add a third, and so on. It's a great way to keep your city organized and manageable.
Then you'll be in a position to start closing in on your city's other goals like prosperity, culture, and the three monuments you need to build. Don't forget the housing requirement!
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