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Blood Brotherhood Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus)Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus) Tribal Council Tier 6

Blood Brotherhood

Ties of blood and ties of family: all men should honour them.

Blood oaths to demonstrate loyalty one to another are a common feature in many cultures. By sharing blood two warriors become symbolic brothers, and are expected to treat each other as family members in all respects. Unlike modern interpretations of blood oaths, where both individuals make cuts and press them together so that their blood mingles, the Scythian oath involved shedding of a blood into a cup. The men then drank the mingled blood and demonstrated their mutual loyalty as brothers. No man was allowed more than three blood brothers, if only to avoid any potential tangles in conflicting obligations to different blood brothers. The custom of drinking the blood also neatly side-stepped any transfer of blood-borne diseases from one man to another by direct cut-to-cut transfer.

Tribal Council

Blood Brotherhood

Node Set

Tier 6






  • -5% corruption in your provinces
  • +15% wealth from culture (all regions)
  • +6 cultural conversion
  • -15% political incident occurrence
  • -10% corruption in your provinces
Requires Technologies StargazingStargazing