So after much rule butchering after my first play attempt, I went back and re-read the rule book as I usually do to flesh out the things we were doing wrong so that the next play will be correct. I understand that you can upgrade a Fort to a City during the Change of Age phase. I also understand that you can not upgrade a Tower to a City during the Change of Age pahse.
Point one: According to the rules, it does not state that you can't enter your own friendly province that has a Fort and do an Intrigue contest there. Does this mean that it is indeed legal and that you can erect a Tower on top of the Fort effectively creating a City as a result of a successful Intrigue contest??
Point two: If the above is correct, I understand that you may not have a military contest in a province that has a friendly Tower?? Again am I correct?
Point three: What is the benefit to upgrading a Fort to a City during the Change of Age phase? I am clearly missing the benefit to this and am not sure what it is.
Thanks in advance.