“ Technology is a critical component of a thriving civilization. Imagine a world without the wheel or the spear or the comfortable sandal, which I'm particularly fond of, wait, where was I again? Oh yes.
From your Palace, you can unlock new technologies, units, and buildings. One example is the Storehouse, which allows Villagers to drop off resources without having to walk all the way back to a Town Center.
Anything that saves time is a good thing, know what I mean? ”