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The Shu have the power of Discovery.

While other Chinese factions only know how to kill and pillage each other, Shu however has taken on the path of exploration and trade, seeking riches from barbarian lands far beyond the western mountains. A Chinese aristocracy headed by the Kaiming dynasts rule Shu, but have chosen to deal with their non-Chinese subjects with a light hand, secure in the isolation provided by the vast bend of the Great River to the east, and the forbidding foothills of the Himalayas and the Shan mountains.

Shu so far has done well, and her lands, while small on comparison to her hegemon-lord Chu, are fairly rich and enjoy a strategic location that has favoured her survival, but times are now changing. Qin, desperate to avoid confrontation with Chu and the three "Jins", has increased her activity in the barren lands north of Shu, even as Chu continues to expand in all directions. It is now clear to Shu that isolation is no longer a viable long-term strategy, especially since Shu herself is no stranger to Qin aggression. In any case, Shu will most certainly have to fall back upon the valour of her subjects in order that the Kaiming line rule on for another thousand years.

Faction Type: Southern Chinese
National Bonuses:

  • Begins game with map explored
  • Starts with extra scout unit, two in revealed map games
  • Receives a free Heavy warship whenever a dock is built during the Castle Age and later
  • Gains 30+(26* Culture Culture level) resources instead of 20 from Ruins

Unique Units:

[City militia]

  • Hunters (s barbarian)
  • Peasant Levy



[Stable] Tower Barque, War Galley, War Boats (Shu cannot build chariots)


  • Centralisation


Settlements: Leaders:
  • Mengkuo
  • Wuhou
  • Jinjiang
  • Shuyuan
  • Qingyang
  • Jinniu
  • Fuqin
  • Jiangxi
  • Chenghua
  • Mengzhuiwan
  • Longquan
  • Qingbaijiang
  • Hongyang
  • Xindu
  • Wenjiang
  • Liucheng
  • Shuangliu
  • Dongsheng
  • Pidu
  • Pujiang 
  • Zhaozhen
  • Dayi
  • Heshan 
  • Xinjin
  • Wujin 
  • Dujiangyan
  • Guankou
  • Pengzhou
  • Tianpeng 
  • Qionglai
  • Linqiong
  • Chongzhou
  • Chongyang
  • Jianyang
  • Bijie
  • Pitong
  • Jintang
  • Anshun
  • Qixingguan
  • Dafang
  • Qianxi
  • Jinsha
  • Zhijin
  • Nayong
  • Hezhang
  • Weining
  • Xixiu
  • Dongguan
  • Pingba
  • Anping
  • Puding
  • Chengguan
  • Zhenning
  • Guanling
  • Guansuo
  • Ziyun
  • Cong
  • Lu Zi
  • Bao Zi
  • Kaiming Shang
  • Bieling
  • Duyu