Travian Scoop

Map Icon Travian Spies and Espionage

Espionage is not against the rules of Travian, and without a doubt is employed by all major alliances. New players may not be aware of the extent of in-game spying because most leaders will not freely admit to it. Negative connotations are associated with the act, and revealing the extent of the alliance spy network is obviously counter-productive.

Just like real world spies, Travian spies are used for both intelligence gathering, and counter espionage. Many methods are used for rooting them out, and elaborate efforts to do so can tie up the enemy’s time and mental resources. In extreme cases, an elaborate spy network can bring an enemy alliance down by inciting panic, and a total lack of trust among the target.

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