Bronze Dawn/Atlas

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Campaigns[edit]

Four campaigns should be created for this mod covering a map of roughly 31 territories, being the following:

  • Grand Campaign - all factions, but need to tech up as quickly as possible.
  • Septarchy Campaign - Seven great kingdoms, all at war with one another. Take control of one of them, then conquer the rest.
  • Imperial Campaign - With the Qin empire in rebellion, a new dynasty must be established. Take control either of one of five nations in this period of epic struggle and intrigue, then seize control of China and remake the world.

Territories[edit]

Except for Jiangnan and the Central Plains, all other Regions produce 80 tribute each when unified. For the following:

  • Central Plain: 160 tribute
  • Jiangnan: 100 tribute

Regions[edit]

All regions below have only a Bonus.png bonus card, and either Tribute.png tribute or a Rare.png rare resource. Only five Supply Centre.png supply centres exist:

  • Liao, Hu
  • Luo, Central Plains
  • Di, Central Plains
  • Nanhai, Nanyang
  • Rma, Quanrong
  • Gongwu, Jiangnan
All regions
Central
Plains
Jiangnan Quanrong Nanyang Hu

Strategic resources (and where to find them)[edit]

There are 30 rare resources in Bronze Dawn. While some of them are available in scenarios, others can be encountered only though a campaign. We're not sure what campaigns we would add but granted there would be at least two, on a map comprising 30 regions.

Citrus

Agrumia.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Dian

Citrus fruits can be traced back to Asia, where they were first cultivated. Various cultivars ranging from limes to oranges and pomelos all grow in the hills of the south.

  • +10Timber
  • +10Food
  • Naval units regenerate over time.
Wool

Lania.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Zhongshan

Aside from producing food if slaughtered, sheep also provide valuable milk and wool which is easier to weave than tree bark fibre. Sheep are also of great ritual significance: Etruscan priests were said to have practised hepatomancy — a form of divination where sheep livers were used to predict the future.

  • +10Influence
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • Villagers 33% faster; 15% cheaper
Slave
Emporion

Slave Emporion

Occurs in:

  • Hexi

The best way to dispose of your foes and other undesirables is to sell them off to others willing to endure them. At the drop of a coin — or a few more — troublemakers become the prestige and profit of others, wherever slavers congregate with their grisly traffic in human flesh and misery.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Influence
  • Citizens and slaves construct buildings and wonders 10% faster.
  • Spawns slaves in your capital whenever commerce research is completed: 1 from levels 1-3, 2 from levels 4-5 and e from 6-7
Spices
Specium.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Cai

With salt and spices, food could be preserved and kept for longer periods, or at least have the taste of spoilage concealed with strong flavours, with the most desired spices being pepper, cinnamon, saffron and ginger.

  • +10Influence
  • +10Food.jpg
  • +20% income from Tradesmen
Silk
Serix.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Huaiyi

Comfortable and resilient, silk bought China much wealth and was the one reason for the existence of the Silk Road until the Late Middle Ages when the Romans managed to smuggle silkworm moths into Greece. Silk however was somewhat scandalising as it was somewhat seethrough: Roman emperors tried to proscribe the use of silk without success, while Muslims considered it inappropriate clothing material for men.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • -25% research cost for Commerce
Gold
Sol-aurea.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Altai

Malleable yet enduring, gold was the ultimate prize in the classical world: it was, after all, the reasons for the fame of the Egyptian pharaohs and possibly the power of the Argeadae of Macedon as a stable denominator of value.

  • +30Wealth
  • -10% cost to Wealth
Incense
Incencia.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Yelang

The scent of incense can be of such great strength that it obscures other less desirable odours. For this reason, incense featured greatly in many religious rituals, such as invocations and funerals.

  • +10Wealth.jpg
  • +10Influence
  • -25% to cost of House of Worship research
Granite
Granite

Occurs in:

  • Rma

Granite is a coarse-grained, light-colored igneous rock and has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications, although not as preferable as marble. The most famous use of granite in construction was in Egyptian funerary monuments: the interior reaches of the Pyramids are lined with granite slabs.

  • +20Ore.png
  • -10% to all costs
Furs
Orsus.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Jinhan

Exploiting natural animal resources is one of the cheapest and most effective ways of making profit from virgin territory as they are tough enough to hunt their quarry, or fight or trade with the natives for pelts.

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Ore.png
  • -25% to research cost for Military
Horses
Equo.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Sahun

By virtue of their dexterity and sociability, horses formed the economic and military lynchpins of many empires. Nomadic tribes on horseback were feared for the deadly speed and flexibility their warriors had. Horses also had a vital non-belligerent role as well: the Persians (formerly a nomadic tribe themselves) used of horses in the chaparkhaneh, a courier system which can be considered the world's first postal service.

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Metal
  • -15% to Stable unit cost
Iron Ore
Ferum.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Goryeo

Despite being the most common metal in the world due to its presence everywhere, it is however harder to find deposits of iron ore large enough for economic exploitation. Nevertheless, there are countless areas in the world where this strange metal can be found.

  • +30Ore.png
  • -10% cost for Ore.png
Peacocks

Pavo.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Van Lang

If there was a way of proclaiming one's own worth through opulence, the mere possession of these animals from distant lands would be the ultimate prestige symbol.

  • +10Wealth.jpg
  • +10Ore.png
  • +10% to population cap
Marble
Marmaros.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Han

A beautiful metamorphic rock, marble has been the dream medium of choice for sculptors and stonemasons everywhere ever since man learnt to build tall walls .

  • +10Timber
  • +10Metal
  • -10% cost for wonders
Glass
Vetrus.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Linjiang

Although not as hard-wearing, glass is still very much prized by the Chinese for its appearance.

  • +20Influence
  • Tribute-related requests during scenarios can be fulfilled without expending tribute.
Gems
Crystalum.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Zhou

Apart from being asthetically attractive, gems were also thought to have mystical powers, a belief that has lasted well into our own day. Most gems in the ancient world were mined in Egypt, Bactria and India.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Influence
  • +2 to borders
Fish
Pisces.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Samhan

Fish and seafood formed a vital component in the diet of beach-dwellers, but not everyone would be content with bland fish meat. The most notorious use Romans had for fish was to ferment it to form garum, a fish sauce which they used to flavour almost everything which was edible to them — but whose production was a smelly process which resulted in laws regulating the location of garum refineries!

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Wealth
Sugar
Saccharum.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Min

Sugar — today the bane of dieters and diabetics alike — was once a luxury which could only be imported from India..

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • -10% cost in Food.jpg
Dyes
Pigmenta.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Ba

Although the ancient world could use all sorts of materials for dye including lime, ochre (petrified rust), soot, woad and even human urine, the most prized of all dye was derived from the murex, a crustacean whose bodily secretions contained high levels of iodine, producing a beautiful purple colour. So prized and so difficult was it to extract murex dye that only the extremely rich could afford fully purple fabrics. Roman emperors had the benefit of full purple vestments — senators had to make do with purple coloured trim in their clothing to denote their status, and commoners none at all.

  • +10Influence
  • +10Wealth.jpg
  • -25% research cost for Administration
Relics
Relics

Occurs in:

  • Song

Relics served as a link to a holy personage or to divinity itself. In Homer's Odyssey, the Argives tried to steal the Palladium, a relic which supposed was sent down from heaven, as they thought it would give them victory over the Trojans. The appeal of relics as cultic objects was so robust that it lasted even into the mediaeval era.

  • +20Influence
  • +10Wealth
  • +33% research and upgrade speed
Silver
Argentum.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Yue

While gold often stole the limelight for precious metals, silver was no less significant, although it was liable of tarnishing much faster than gold normally would. Contrary to popular belief, Roman soldiers weren't paid in salt, but were salaried instead in silver.

  • +10Wealth
  • +10Ore.png
  • -15% cost to research of Reforms
Salt
Salis.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Jili

Equally as vital as gold was salt, which is fundamental to the functioning of the human body as well as for the task of preserving meat and vegetables. So valuable and vital was salt that the term "salary" refers to the practice of frequent payments to Roman soldiers to allow them to buy salt.

  • +10Ore.png
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • Cost of barracks troops reduced by 15%
Copper
Aeramentum.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Nanban

Although the onset of the Iron Age almost two millenia ago effectively reduced the importance of copper, the mining of copper still continued to take place. Copper continued to be the metal of choice for cooking utensils as it was elegant, and tended to resist heat better than iron. Some also believed that cooking with copper pans also improves food's nutritional value.

  • +20Ore.png
  • +20% HP to mechanical units
Coal
Coal

Occurs in:

  • Liao

This strange viscuous fluid can be found in abundance in many places in Asia, and has proven to be useful as both a sealant and a waterpoofing agent. The vapours of this material are thought to induce visions from the gods — but nobody takes that seriously.

  • +10Ore.png
  • +10Krateia.png
  • -15% to cost of Timber.jpg
Cattle
Bos.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Jushi

Cattle was by the preferred choice for pastoralists in Classical Europe: aside from providing leather and meat, bulls could be used as beasts of burden, and cows would provide milk which was then used to produce butter and cheese. The Celts were known to be expert cattle farmers...as well as rustlers.

  • +20Food.jpg
  • +1 armour for Citizens.
Bison
Bison.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Donghu

Formerly ubiquitous and native to almost all but the loftiest heights of the world, bison are now confined to the northern reaches of Europe.

  • +20Food.jpg
  • -33% costs to Granary upgrades.
Tea
Camelia.jpg

Occurs in:

  • Wu

Tea was certainly known as a beverage as early as the Zhou dynasty in China and by the time of the Tang era, tea was the national drink of China, spreading from court circles to be popular throughout Chinese society. Tea was traded west in Tibet and beyond for horses, which were of interest for the Chinese.

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • Free Scouts and Merchants
Jade
Jade.png

Occurs in:

  • Tarim Basin

Hard-wearing, yet elegant and translucent, jade is the god of all gemstones. For this reason the Chinese have even adopted it as a touchstone by which all other stones are judged, and jade itself has become a holder of value, perhaps, even beyond the grave itself.

  • +10Timber.jpg
  • +10Wealth.jpg
  • The cost to buy goods at Market reduced by 10; price of goods sold at Market increased by 10
Sumac
Sumac.png

Occurs in:

  • Shu

The sumac tree is the primary source of lacquer, which is used to manufacture high-quality ceramics and wood products, which are increasingly favoured by the Chinese nobility.

  • +10Timber
  • +10Knowledge
  • -25% to research cost of Culture
Rhinos
Arhino.png

Occurs in:

  • Changsha

Rhinos, commonplace in southern China and the lands of the Viet and Nanman, are prized not just as game animals, but for their skin and horns, which are prized as medicines, military-grade armour as well as luxury goods.

  • +10Food.jpg
  • +10Timber.jpg
  • +10% HP to all units
Dugongs
Dugong.png

Occurs in:

  • Hainan

These strange-looking creatures have a hide that is both light, yet resistant and waterproof, making them a prize worth hunting.

  • 10Ore.png
  • +10Food.jpg
  • +20% naval unit speed

Bonus cards[edit]

Note that in all 3 CtWs, Boom and Eureka cards are not available for purchase, and can be obtained only by invading territories.