The Settles allows you to follow different strategies to defeat your opponents by taking over their districts, with the straight-forward military solution only being one option.
These options are not exclusive but you can follow all 3 paths (Glory, Military, Faith) to whatever degree you like during a match.

When following the Path of Glory, you recruit heroes, train them and send them into arena fights. For glory!

You can find all details regarding the recruitment and training of your heroes, as well as the hosting of tournaments in this blog.

A second blog focuses on the outcome of the tournaments, the confidence system and your options for countering low confidence.

If you prefer a visualization of everything involving the Path of Glory, check out our live stream!