yeah, totally agree! Some of the Ritual bonuses are fairly random and you can be very far from any of the other faction in the race. I assume that the idea is that one has to find a way to beat them in that particular aspect, by simply gaining more tablets, waystones fragments and the like than the other factions. I have had campaign where the other factions failed the ritual by no interaction from my side, so perhaps it is a tad to random at times. Personally I have found it an interesting change of mechanic, now that I have to actually send that huge army across the ocean to beat some high elves in his own land. Where usually that would never happen in a sand box campaign.