Tribes

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A tribal holding

Tribes are the preferred settlement type for tribal rulers, and the only type they can hold without penalties. There can only be one tribe in a province, but it gets +50% income and levy size for each empty slot in the province. Most government types allows holding of tribes of the same culture, except nomads. If a nomad chooses to settle down as tribal, all nomadic counties will gain a tribe each, and remain under the control of the former nomad. Like castles, cultural buildings can be constructed in tribes.

At game start, tribes are usually the only holding in their province. As the game progresses, rich tribal rulers may choose to build temples.

Tribal rulers can construct tribes in provinces without them, e.g. after conquering land from a feudal realm. The cost is 25 prestige per empty slot in the province, and they only take a year to build. However, the tribe will have reduced tax and levies if the county does not share the tribal ruler's culture or religion (up to -25% in each case (outside character's religion/culture group), with penalties stacking).

Tribes provide large numbers of Light Infantry, some Archers and very small amounts of Heavy Infantry; one of the combat tactics worth looking into as a tribal player is Feint during Skirmish phase. Technology-wise, Infantry and Skirmish Techniques improve troop effectiveness.

A tribe can be upgraded to another settlement type in two ways. When a a tribal ruler adopts feudalism or founds a merchant republic, all of their demesne tribes are upgraded. Rulers who already have an advanced government type can upgrade tribes in provinces that share their religion. Tribes can also be destroyed by pillaging nomads or by a settled ruler who chooses to build another settlement in the same slot; in the latter scenario, the tribe must be held by the settled ruler and not handed out to a vassal.

Base stats[edit]

Characteristic Value
Icon wealth.png Income 0.5
Fort level.png Fort level 1
Levy.png Levies

100 light infantry
20 archers
5 heavy infantry

Buildings[edit]

Unlike standard holdings, most buildings in a tribal holding cost Prestige instead of Wealth. The exceptions are hillforts, markets and fortifications.

Hillfort[edit]

Rank 3 members of the Romuva Holy Fury.pngWarrior Lodge can spend Renown to construct buildings in this series instantly and without the wealth cost.

Hillfort Cost Build time Effects Requirements Tech Requirements Notes
Earth Hillfort 37.5 gold 365 days +0.25 fort level
+5% levy size
+100 retinue size
Wooden Hillfort 75 gold 365 days +0.25 fort level
+5% levy size
Earth Hillfort

Converts to City Walls I (if holding converted to city)
Converts to Castle Walls I (if holding converted to castle)

Reinforced Hillfort 112.5 gold 365 days +0.25 fort level
+5% levy size
Wooden Hillfort Castle Infrastructure I
Stone Hillfort 150 gold 365 days +0.25 fort level
+5% levy size
Reinforced Hillfort Castle Infrastructure I

Converts to City Walls II (if holding converted to city)
Converts to Castle Walls II (if holding converted to castle)
Required for tribal rulers to adopt feudalism
Required for feudal rulers to upgrade tribe to castle

Market[edit]

Market Cost Build time Effects Requirements Tech Requirements Notes
Market Village 37.5 gold 365 days +0.5 income
+20 retinue size
Market Town 75 gold 365 days +0.5 income Market Village Converts to Castle Town I / Town Market I
Market City 112.5 gold 365 days +0.5 income Market Town Town Infrastructure I
Large Market City 150 gold 365 days +0.5 income Market City Town Infrastructure I Converts to Castle Town II / Town Market II
Allows changing holding to city

Shipbuilder[edit]

Shipyards can only be built in coastal provinces.

Shipbuilder Cost Build time Effects Requirements Tech Requirements Notes
Shipbuilder I 100 prestige 365 days +6 galleys Shipbuilding I Converts to Castle Shipyard I / City Shipyard I
Shipbuilder II 200 prestige 730 days +7 galleys Shipbuilder I Shipbuilding II Converts to Castle Shipyard II / City Shipyard II
Shipbuilder III 300 prestige 1095 days +8 galleys Shipbuilder II Shipbuilding III Converts to Castle Shipyard III / City Shipyard III
Shipbuilder IV 400 prestige 1460 days +9 galleys Shipbuilder III Shipbuilding IV Converts to Castle Shipyard IV / City Shipyard IV

Training Grounds[edit]

Training Grounds Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
Training Grounds I 100 prestige 365 days +2.5% levy size
+2.5% garrison size
Training Grounds II 200 prestige 547 days +5% levy size
+5% garrison size
Training Grounds I Upgrades to Keep I / (City) Training Grounds I
Training Grounds III 300 prestige 730 days +7.5% levy size
+7.5% garrison size
Training Grounds II
Training Grounds IV 400 prestige 1095 days +10% levy size
+10% garrison size
Training Grounds III Upgrades to Keep II / (City) Training Grounds II

War Camp[edit]

War Camp Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
War Camp I 100 prestige 365 days +40 light infantry
War Camp II 200 prestige 547 days +40 light infantry War Camp I Converts to Barracks I / Mustering Ground I
War Camp III 300 prestige 730 days +40 light infantry War Camp II
War Camp IV 400 prestige 1095 days +40 light infantry War Camp III Converts to Barracks II / Mustering Ground II

Practice Range[edit]

Practice Range Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
Practice Range I 100 prestige 365 days +15 archers
Practice Range II 200 prestige 547 days +15 archers Practice Range I Converts to Militia Training Grounds I / City Barracks I
Practice Range III 300 prestige 730 days +15 archers Practice Range II
Practice Range IV 400 prestige 1095 days +15 archers Practice Range III Converts to Militia Training Grounds II / City Barracks II

Steppe Barracks[edit]

Replaces the War camp for cultures from Altaic and Magyar culture groups in provinces with steppe terrain.

Barracks Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
Barracks I 100 prestige 365 days +12 archers
+10 light cavalry
Barracks II 200 prestige 547 days +12 archers
+10 light cavalry
Barracks I Converts to Steppe Barracks I / Guard I
Barracks III 300 prestige 730 days +12 archers
+10 light cavalry
Barracks II
Barracks IV 400 prestige 1095 days +12 archers
+10 light cavalry
Barracks III Converts to Steppe Barracks II / Guard II

Stables[edit]

Replaces the Practice Range for cultures from Altaic and Magyar culture groups in provinces with steppe terrain.

Stable Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
Stables I 100 prestige 365 days +12 light cavalry
+5 horse archers
Stables II 200 prestige 547 days +12 light cavalry
+5 horse archers
Stables I Converts to Steppe Stables I / Barracks I
Stables III 300 prestige 730 days +12 light cavalry
+5 horse archers
Stables II
Stable IV 400 prestige 1095 days +12 light cavalry
+5 horse archers
Stables III Converts to Steppe Stables II / Barracks II

Weaponsmith[edit]

Weaponsmith Cost Build time Effects Requirements Notes
Weaponsmith I 100 prestige 365 days +10% morale
+10% reinforce rate
+25 retinue size
Weaponsmith II 200 prestige 547 days +10% morale
+10% reinforce rate
+20 retinue size
Weaponsmith I Converts to Training Grounds I / Arsenal I*
Weaponsmith III 300 prestige 730 days +10% morale
+10% reinforce rate
+15 retinue size
Weaponsmith II
Weaponsmith IV 400 prestige 1095 days +10% morale
+10% reinforce rate
+10 retinue size
Weaponsmith III Converts to Training Grounds II / Arsenal II*
  • Note: since an arsenal can only be built in the capital of a merchant republic, a weaponsmith will do nothing in a non-capital upgraded to a city.

Fortifications[edit]

These buildings may only be built by followers of a defensive pagan religion. They cost piety instead of prestige.

Rank 3 members of the Romuva Holy Fury.pngWarrior Lodge can spend Renown to construct buildings in this series instantly and without the Piety cost.

Fortification Cost Build time Effects Requirements Tech Requirements Notes
Wall and Ditch 100 piety 365 days +0.2 fort level
+15% garrison size
+10 archers
Camouflaged Outposts 200 piety 547 days +0.2 fort level
+15% garrison size
+10 archers
Wall and Ditch Converts to Castle Fortifications I / Town Fortifications I
Layered Palisades 300 piety 730 days +0.2 fort level
+15% garrison size
+10 archers
Camouflaged Outposts Castle Infrastructure I
Stone Watchtowers 400 piety 1095 days +0.2 fort level
+15% garrison size
+10 archers
Layered Palisades Castle Infrastructure I Converts to Castle Fortifications II / Town Fortifications II
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