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Welcome to Survive The Dark Ages Wiki!!!!!

Survive the Dark Ages is a free web based strategy game set in the dark ages.

This Wiki is for players to share information on the game, the Kingdoms they have built, and other information that may be of use to other players.

Adding to this Wiki

All players are encouraged to help build and maintain this Wiki adding game information and tips, and also flavor text describing your settlements and kingdoms.

To make a new page, enter the page name in the search box and if it does not exist, you will see a message like this:

Create the page "pagename" on this wiki! 

Click on the page name to build the page (making sure to link it in to other pages on the Wiki that are relevant).

Watch out: the page names are case sensitive - e.g: Army Recruitment exists, army recruitment does not exist.

Learn more:

Recent Updates

See all updates at Recent Updates


- Kickstarter now live here

- The game now shows diplomatic status on front page.

- Player activity added to the scoreboard.

- The message buttons are rearranged to make them easier to use.

- Rebellion cost is now linked to the number of kingdoms in the game.

- Bugs with the scoreboard, messages from destroyed kingdoms and a bug that affected the income display for high lords in the tribal kingdom type fixed.

- Norway scheduled to be added to territories


Every player in Survive the Dark Ages has their own personal Settlement.

When you are logged in you can find your settlement in the settlement section

Your settlement is where you create your resources, and recruit levies who can be trained in to troops, and purchase other upgrades.

Settlements cannot be attacked, instead they provide you with the resources you will need to take part in the greater wars going on in your kingdom.

More information is available on the settlements page.


As you try to purchase upgrades you may find yourself limited in terms of resources.

It may then be the right time for you to visit the Trade Offers section to see if the resources you are lacking are available for trade.

You can also set up the terms of the trade yourself through the Make a Trade section.

More information is available on the Trade page.


Once you have enough levy you can start thinking of Army Recruitment.

Depending on the resources available in the settlement they can train to become infantry, scouts, archers or heavy cavalry.

When you have raised an army, you can go about using it.

Troops are used to conquer territories for your kingdom.

You can also move troops around, putting them in territories (as long as you are the garrison commander of the territory) and taking them out to use in your army. You can also send troops to other players, all moves except attacks cost resources. The amount it will cost is determined by the number of territories you are the garrison commander of among other factors.

More information is available on the Armies page.


At the moment the game allows you to fight and conquer territories in the British Isles and Ireland.

The list of territories can be found in the All Territories section and the territories page of this Wiki.


There is one Kingdoms fighting for control of the British Isles and Ireland:

A civil war is in progress, with people in the kingdom each fighting for total domination

There is more information about Kingdoms on the kingdoms page


Players of Survive the Dark Ages have the ability to earn badges which are viewable in their game profile.

More information is available on the Badges page.


Rulers can give their vassals roles in the governance of the Kingdom.

You can see which roles a vassal has by checking for the icons to the left of their name.

More information can be found on the Roles page.