The bloodiest war ever took place in this lands. No one knows why and when, but the city ruins show that long time ago there was civilization.
This map has a really random placement, i mean your TC may be sorrounded by forest.
Two friends are willing to help, and they are waiting for you in the forest. This guys are Robin Hood and Sir Lanzerote.
If don't find to many resources don't mean that there aren't any. Look for them, they might be hidden.