Lu

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The Lu have the power of Intrigue.

Once a major power in the east, the influence and prestige of Lu has since then diminished with the rise of the three Huan — the descendents of the younger sons of the late Duke Huan. Since then, Lu has been paralysed by political infighting, even as her neighbours Qi and Chu ever grow stronger, and rumours spread of a new age of total war run rampant on the four winds.

Thus, a strong hand is now required in order to pacify the state, and to fortify it against all other nations Under Heaven. For centuries, Lu's greatest strength has been her adherence to law and ritual, and thus a people strongly wedded to the land and the old ways alike — it was after all in Lu that the ancient emperor Zhi was born, so unsurprisingly, Lu enjoys a strong cultural pedigree that could well help in providing the prestige to the promotion of cultural projects in the name of the state. But in the wake of the domination of the government by the three Huan clans, one must wonder if Lu still can continue its claim to being a paragon of human virtue and jurisprudence in a world that is increasingly chaotic and disorderly.

Faction Type: Northern Chinese
National Bonuses:

  • First Monument is built instantly, provided no other nation is building it also
  • Start with Level 2: Loremastery Culture Loremastery already researched.
  • Recieve a free Councillor whenever a new Assembly is built
  • Infantry, cavalry and artillery upgrade 25% cheaper
  • Receive +3 Food.jpg, Timber.jpg, Ore.png, and Liang.png for every non-Scout Barracks unit while they are not garrisoned
  • Governments at the Senate are free

Unique Units:

[Infantry]

[Cavalry]

Mercenaries:

  • [Chinese] Renegade Warlord (Chariot), Mercenary Crossbowmen, Mercenary Spearmen
  • [Man] Man Warriors (they fight as heavy infantry); Man Rangers (they fight as archer cav); Sino-Man Crossbowman
  • [Xirong] Xirong Skirmishers; Xirong Archers; Xirong Horse Raiders
  • [Beidi] Beidi Spearmen; Beidi Raiders; Beidi Bowmen; Beidi Crossbowmen

Upgrades:

  • Centralisation

Wonders:

Settlements: Leaders:
  • Qufu
  • Lixia
  • Shizhong
  • Huaiyin
  • Tianqiao
  • Laiwu
  • Licheng
  • Zhangqiu
  • Jiyang
  • Shanghe
  • Dongping
  • Feicheng
  • Rencheng
  • Yanzhou
  • Zoucheng
  • Weishan
  • Huxi
  • Sishui
  • Dao
  • Yuan
  • Mu
  • Gong
  • Kang
  • Jing
  • Ping
  • Wen
  • Qing