Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
From the publisher's website:
This fifth expansion for Carcassonne gives players new options to increase their influence across the land. Traveling merchants show their wares in every city and abbey. Some cities have elected a mayor. Farmers are accruing vast wealth by cleverly delineating their land while the Church desires to strengthen its influence by building imposing abbeys. Each tile from this expansion is marked with a special icon, allowing you to sort these tiles more quickly.