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I am halfway through the medievil era. I am most of the way through researching Physics.

I just recruited a spy. It was not via building a wonder.

What triggers my first spy to be recruited?

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You might also be interested in this question. – Fluttershy Aug 29 '12 at 17:02
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When any player enters the Renaissance Era, each player gets their first spy. Thus, an AI must have researched a tech that put them into the Renaissance era.

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