In ancient times, the Seven Peoples lived in fear of a hideous race of creatures known as the Fryhtans. These beastly abominations preyed upon humankind, plunging civilization into an age of darkness. But then came the Seven Kings, heroic leaders who rallied the people together to rebuild their fallen empires. They fought amongst themselves to determine which of the kings would rule over all, but even in times of war the Kingdoms banded together to end the threat of the Fryhtans, enemies to all humankind. Now a new era is dawning. Explorers have found new lands and new peoples to join the Kingdoms. Civilization is flourishing ... but there is a new threat on the horizon. The Fryhtans, who once fought with the single-minded brutishness of animals, have begun to show signs of savage intelligence. Nearly driven to extinction by the Seven Kingdoms, now the Fryhtans are spreading like wildfire, building their own crude civilizations, and enslaving and slaughtering humans to further their villainous plans of conquest and destruction. Soon their power will overshadow that of all the Kingdoms. Seven Kingdoms II will expand on this world and present new challenges for players. Seven Kingdoms II boasts new role-playing elements which will allow people to play as monsters (Fryhtans) and to employ powerful and distinctive heroes, greatly increasing the games scope. The game also contains a Random Campaign Generator, four additional cultures, rolling terrain, a variety of additional fighting units, expanded espionage capabilities, and numerous other new features.