This is just a simple guide to get that second village quickly. There are quicker ways, you can find them on forum, but those are more extreme and I can’t recommend them. I have assembles this guide from multiple other guides and from my own experience. The times vary from 14-20, because you can find different things on quests and might not get "lucky" with resources or online times.
At end of this guide you can find a little extra details about quests and special things to look at for Governors and kings. Every step that has “Quest” written behind it means you can go to your logbook and get a boost of resources from completing that quest.
1. Build up your village along these guidelines
-Wood, Clay, Iron one of each to 1 → Quest
-All Wood, Clay, Iron to 1 → Quest
-All Crop to 1 → Quest
-All Wood, Clay, iron to 2 → Quest
-All Crop to 2 → Quest
-Granary to 1-3 → Quest
-All Crop to 3 → Quest
-Warehouse to 3 → Quest
-Wood, Clay, Iron all to 3 → Quest
-Granary to 5 → Quest
-Warehouse to 5 → Quest
-Main Building to 5
-Residence 1 → Quest be carefull, maybe finish quest later
-Wood, Clay, Iron one of each to 5 → Quest
-All crop to 5 → Quest
-Grain Mill to 1 → Quest
-Embassy to 1 → Quest
Assign oasis in embassy → Quest
(For Kings only)
Create kingdom in embassy → Quest
2. Get your culture points up above 200 / day
-Marketplace to 1 → Quest
-Barracks to 3 → Quest
-Academy to 5 → Quest
-Smithy to 3 → Quest
-Stable to 1 → Quest
-Cranny to 5 → Quest
-Marketplace to 5 → Quest
-Stonemason to 1
-Warehouse to 6
-Residence to 5 → Quest
-Main Building to 10
About here you may be out of resources, check on the bottom of this guide for some extra little resource boosts.
3. Build settlers and gain the culture points from quest
-Build 3 settlers → Quest, get a boost in resources and can finish academy!
It’s important you start building your third settler before you start building the academy to level 10. The settlers take a long time to build and with the quest bonus you can quickly build the academy.
-Build workshop → Quest
-At this point you can decide to demolish the workshop for a little boost in resources.
-Academy to 10 → Quest
-Build Town Hall → Quest800 culture points!
-Wait till you have 1.000 culture points and you can settle!
Make sure you already know where to settle and your friends/kingdom know you will settle there, because arguments are easy to avoid when talked about.
-You can instant-finish buildings that have less than 5 minutes left to build for FREE
-Hideouts / Tributes give good extra resources
-Hero can produce good resources and you can even chose 1 specific type of resource
-Your hero can find resources, but also GREAT items, that will sell for a lot of silver first days!
-There are many other small quests that give resources and free adventure points / XP!
-Check on the marketplace for deals of 0.5-0.8 that are near you, if you have plenty of those you can use NPC once for a great boost first day
-Units in oasis also produce resources quickly, just make sure that you are online when they are in there, because even in beginner protection units in oasis can be killed!
-Building offensive units to clear robber hideouts quickly is VERY efficient. You also get a resource bonus from building units, so you dont lose much efficiency. In the first 2 days there should be about 10-12 robber hideouts appearing, so check often!
-Make sure you sell your treasures to a king, so you get crop bonus too
-Make sure you invite as many governors as possible to your kingdom.
-Make sure you talk to your govenors right away and get them motivated
-Make sure to collect their tributes right away, also the NPC one
Remember that once your population is above 200 people can attack you! So better wait with growing too quickly and send those settlers while in beginner protection!
Have fun ingame and make sure you talk to your people around you. You will have to get to know them anyways, better sooner then never!
LINK TO GOOGLE DOC: http://tinyurl.com/QuickSettleGuide