- Only one great empire exists (Livyanu) many thousands of tsan to the west. Everything else is petty kingdoms, city-states, warlords, and vast wilderness.
- The strictures of Tsolyani society don't exist.
- No Concordat.
- This is the time of legends and heroes.
- During times of chaos, opportunities for adventure and mayhem are increased.
If you're intimidated by running a Tekumel, try the Time of No Kings. It's much more freewheeling and loose.