The Xirong have the power of Pastoralism.
For centuries, the Rong have existed in the foothills and plains west of China, and have played a part in shaping history in Asia even if they and the Chinese refuse to acknowledge it, either as allies of the Chinese kings or as antagonists. After all, it was a Rong expedition to sack Haojing which began the decline and the fragmentation of the Zhou, and if there is one thing the Rong have, it is a new wonder-weapon - the mounted warrior - which the Chinese have been slow to make their own.
Now, however, the Zhou imperium may be crumbling and while this should pose opportunities for the Rong, things thus far have been far from rosy for them. The Zhou Empire, even in decline, is still a force to reckon with, even as renegade states such as Qin and Chu have emerged as powerful brokers amassing vast armies and untold wealth. The Rong themselves are still disunited, with the Rong of the hills forming the Xirong nation, and their cousins in the northern wastes declaring the foundation of the Xianyun nation. These peoples yet remain oblivious to the threat that the Chinese - especially Qin - poses to them, and something must be done about it. If the Rong are to survive in this harsh new world, they must unite as a single nation, defeat the Chinese threat and hold their own against other hostile new peoples in distant lands...
Faction Type: Northern Barbarian
- Receive free Light Infantry whenever you build a new Barracks:
- One during the  Bronze Age;
- Two during the  Iron Age
- Receive bonus resources per each unit successfully killed. You get:
- 30 per each kill made in the  Bronze Age;
- 45 per each kill made in the  Iron Age
- Plunder from enemy buildings increased 100%
- Start with 1 level of Military technology already researched