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Farmstead (Silk Trader)

To acquire the finest goods, one must travel many leagues.

The trade in luxury textiles in the ancient world was extremely lucrative as clothing and decorative fabrics became a sign of status and prestige. Silk was the jealously guarded secret of the Chinese for over two thousand years. Once the Silk Road was opened in the 1st century BC it proved highly desirable and, although considered by some immoral and decadent, soon became very profitable. Despite this, western cultures did not obtain the secret of making silk for themselves until 550AD.


Farmstead (Silk Trader)
Farmstead (Silk Trader)
Silk Level 0
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Village (Silk Caravan)
Silk Level 1
Town (Silk Market)
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Silk Level 2
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Pagus (Silk Road)
Silk Level 3
Farmstead (Silk Trader)

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Farmstead (Silk Trader)

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+5% wealth from all commerce (all regions)
100 wealth from local commerce (this_building)
+1 growth per turn (this_province)
40 textiles (this_building)
+12 line of sight across borders (this_region)

Provides Garrison Army

120 Steppe Archers
120 Steppe Archers
Steppe Archers
Missile Infantry
80 Noble Horse Archers
Noble Horse Archers
Missile Cavalry
160 Tribesmen
160 Tribesmen
Spear Infantry

Recruitable Units

Recruitable Units Lv. 0
No. Unit Sol. Costom Cost Recru. Cost Unkeep Cost Ship HP. Ship Spd. Msl. Dmg. Rng. Sht. /min Amo. Mle. Atk. Mle. Dmg. Chg. Mle. Def. Arm. HP. Mor.
80 Steppe Horse Archers
Cavalry / Missile Cavalry / (Ste_Horse_Archers)
Steppe Horse Archers
These horse archers can pepper an enemy before moving in for close-combat.
80 360 360 80 40 125 6 15 9 24 4 13 10 70 30
160 Young Axes
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ste_Young_Axes)
Young Axes
Youthful courage and desire for glory make up for any shortcomings in axe-skill.
160 190 190 50 28 26 14 51 15 45 25