Hello and welcome back to the Sengoku development diaries. After a two-week break due to holidays and E3 we are back to talk about buildings and province improvments. As For the Motherland is in its final stretch and Sengoku has reached beta stage, both Johan and Besuchov are busy knocking out code today, so the task of writing this diary passed down the chain of command and ended up with me.
In Sengoku every province - or kori as they are called - has a village that can be expanded with eight new buildings, giving mainly bonuses to tax income and your force limit. To build one of these you assign this task to your Master of Ceremonies. This means that you can only build one of these at a time - so choose wisely. These buildings have no upfront cost but instead heavily decrease your tax income during the construction time.
Every kori also have a castle that can be upgraded with four new castle levels that increase the size of the local levy as well as four defensive upgrades. Building one of these works the same way as for the village except that it is your Master of Arms that gets sent to the province to oversee the construction.
By using your third advisor, the Master of the Guard, you can expand a kori to hold up to four manufactory slots. Once one of these have been unlocked you can chose to construct one of eight powerful buildings with effects ranging from increasing your cavalry shock value to giving you more monthly honor.
The last building category is the religious one. Every kori can house one religious building, either a Shinto shrine, Buddhist temple or a Christian church, each giving a unique bonus. You can decide to build different ones in your koris, but having built enough of one kind will let you officially join that religious faction, giving you further bonuses. Being associated with a faction however doesn't come for free... But more on that later.
And of course: Christian churches, as well as gun manufactories, can only be built once Japan has come in contact with Europeans...
So stay tuned for next week's diary when we'll talk more about factions.