It’s a good idea to vet characters who might make it into your ruling family. It’s easy to miss a new general’s age and have him die of natural causes between conquests. Some are disposed to become ill or sire illegitimate children, which can throw the family into disarray. Attila’s politics system is confusing to interact with, but does throw up amusing and disruptive situations. Occasional popup dilemmas ask you to choose a fate for political dissidents. The choice is normally between execution, punishment or mercy, and the consequences are revealed a few turns later.