A settlement is a permanent or temporary specific and defined space inhabited by people. Due to gameplay mechanics, up to three kind of settlements can be found all over Europe and the other regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea in Europe 1200.
Those three different types of settlements are:
- Towns: permanent settlements populated by relatively large communities. Militians, the lowest units in the urban troop trees, can be recruited in towns. Mercenaries and companions can also be hired in taverns.
- Castles: fortified structures, usually built in a strategic spot. The lowest units in the professional and noble troop trees can be recruited in castles.
- Villages: little, rural settlements inhabited by relatively small communities. Serfs, the lowest units in the rural troop trees, can be recruited in villages.