Dust () is a FIDSI resource used by all empires to purchase items in the marketplace, buy out city production, and maintain units, heroes, and city improvements. The Broken Lords additionally use it as a replacement for Food to generate population units.
"Your Empire is about to go bankrupt. Your empire's expenditures are greater than your remaining treasury. If you do not adjust your Dust output, action will be take and city Improvements, Units or even Heroes will be sold."
The prompt can be ignored, causing the game to sell/disband army units, dismiss heroes, and remove city improvements that require a upkeep until you are net positive on production again. Each time it sells off objects, it will provide an itemized list of what was sold off. The game will not sell off city centers or settlers.
Units within their own territory can be retrofitted to their most recent version.
|Dust Depository||4||-||Era 3 improvement|
|Imperial News Network||2||On Happy||Era 5 improvement|
|Economy and Population 1||3||-||Empire Plan|
|Dust Dredger||2||On river in summer||Era 1 Improvement|
|Dust Filtration||3||On water in summer||Era 1 Improvement|
|Dust Revitalizer||5||On dust||Era 5 improvement|
|Basic Resources (FIDSI)||Food - Industry - Dust - Science - Influence|