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It is perhaps no great surprise to hear that paradox has not improved upon sikhism mechanically to any particular degree besides a bit of detail to its spread and 2 unique government reforms (exclusive to monarchy for some reason).

Thus I will suggest mechanic improvements both to the guru mechanic and a new mechanic to illustrate the relation that it has to hinduism; identity. The higher the identity is the more distinct the faith is. You gain identity through government reforms, events and decisions.

Low Identity is called nanakpanthi which while the name is anachronistic the movement itself has been around since the start and the other being the khalsa since that is the most distinct form of sikhism.

Identity is on a scale from 1-100 with 3 modifiers 2 of which gradually pass each other and 1 providing unique bonuses to either side (Se below).

As for the gurus you are now able to select which succession of gurus you which to follow and one of them result in a unique bonus at the end were as the others all lead to the guru granth sahib.

Unique estates have also been added as well as a unique mughal disaster.


(Note: Specific numbers are not balanced)

Sikhs should be treated as misguided heretics

Bonus:

  • 1 Tolerance towards heathens

  • +10 Army morale

Identity mechanic


Nanakpanthi 1-20 Religious Unity +20% +0% Manpower -10% Idea cost

21-40 Religious Unity +15% +5% Manpower -5% Idea cost

41-60: Religious Unity +10% +10% Manpower -10% Stability cost

61-80 Religious Unity +5% +15% Manpower +2,5% Morale Recovery

Khalsa 81-100 Religious Unity +0% +20% Manpower +5% Morale Recovery


Decisions
Saving a burning world

Be merciful or lord, and save this world with thy grace; Whichever door though considereth, o master take me through that door.

-10 Identity

+1 Tolerance towards the true faith


Promote the Nihang

The endless struggle against persecution has led to the increasing militarization of the sikhs and the creation of the khalsa. Appearing as a parallel institution the Akali or Nihang have become an indispensable part of the sikh army. Specializing in guerilla warfare and shock tactics the Akali are crackshots and engage the enemy at range complementing the sword charge of the khalsa sikhs.

+5% Land Fire till the end of the game

+5 Identity


Creation of the Masand

The Masand system was created under the rule of Guru Ram Das. The masand were meant to collect taxes from the various communities of the sikhs while also functioning as an emissary of the gurus.

  • Guru Ram Das event has triggered or the year is 1574

  • Gain either propagate religion or +1 missionary strength and +10 National Tax as well as +10 Identity

Abolish the Masand

With the increasing corruption of our masand it has become clear that the only solution is its abolition.

-5 Corruption

+10 Identity

Events:

Caste x protests

Guru Nanak was firmly against the castes that shackles men and women to unfair destinies. However our staunch rebukes have not made them recant their ways and now they even protest.

  • They must abandon their wicked practise (+5 Identity Chance province becomes hindu)

  • We will have to tolerate this ( -5 Identity -3 local unrest)

Corruption of the Masand

Time and status has corrupted the once noble masandas into a prideful farce. Thus it has come to reform the sikh faith by facing out institutions like them.

  • Year is at least 1675

  • Gain +0.2 Corruption yearly

Dalit converts

The message of Nanak has reached many great and small. Unsurprisingly the untouchables of india have become increasingly interested and now a group wants to convert. While many are happy to accept new blood others others have reservations about the casteless.

  • They are Mazhabi +5 Identity

  • They will bring us disrepute -5 Identity

Vedic interpretation

For a long time the line between sikhs and hindus have somewhat vague and many parties, like the Udasi have championed a vedic interpretation of the adi granth.

  • Interesting… -5 Identity

  • The Vedas are uninspired +5 Identity


Guru Events:

Succession of Nanak

  • Baba Sri Chandi
The son of guru Nanal Baba Sri Chandi was the founder of the Udasi and stressed a more vedic interpretation of his father's work. He has become a legendary figure who was visited by the gurus in spite of the mild schism he caused.

+10 Udasi Loyalty

-10 Identity

  • Angad

Succession of Guru Arjan

  • Pirthi Chand*
Pirthi chand like Baba before him stressed a vedic interpretation of the scripture as well as a nonviolent approach to their struggles against the muslims. His sect now known as the minas recognize Arjan as his predecessor but in spite of the fact that they were rivals and an intense interfaith hostility developed.

+2 Tolerance towards heretics


  • Hargobind Ji

Succession of Hargobind Ji

  • Dhir Mal**
Dhir Mal was the brother of Har Rai and after the succession refused to recognize his brother as guru. He kept the original copy of the adi granth to legitimize his position.

+1 Tolerance towards the true faith

-25% Fabricate claim cost

  • Har Rai

Succession of Har Rai

  • Ram Rai
The eldest son of guru Har Rai Ram rai was excommunicated for changing the verse "the clay from a Musalman's grave is kneaded into potter's lump" into "the clay from a evil mans grave is kneaded into potter's lump" in a meeting with the mughal emperor. He did however receive land in the Doon area and would continue to claim guruship while also building relations with the other contenders.

+1 Diplomatic reputation

-1 Tolerance Towards the true faith

  • Har Krishna

Succession of Tegh Bahadur

  • Gulab Rai
When Gobind Singh fled Anandpur Gulab Rai stayed behind and bought the city outright. He then proceeded to proclaim himself guru and restored the holy city by rebuilding it.

-20% Building cost

-10% Development cost


  • Gobind Singh

The shape of the Khalsa

  • Tatt Khalsa
+10 permanent Identity

  • Bandai Khalsa
-0.02 War exhaustion

  • Nirankari Hakumma
+2 Tolerance towards the true faith


* Lineage of Pirthi Chand

  • Guru Meharaban
The son of Pirthi, Meharaban continued to champion the claims of his father and travelled extensively to Malwa spreading the sikh faith with a fusion of sikh, hindu and sufi teachings/ceremonies.

+2 Tolerance towards Heathens

+2 Missionary strength

  • Guru Harji
Succeeding Meharaban the nex Pirthi sikh guru was his son Harji who took a much more active role in the struggle for legitimacy. Denied other gurus visitation to sacred shrines and promoting himself and his forebears as avatars of vishnu and upholding the caste system.

+0.5 Absolutism monthly

+20 Religious unity

  • Janamsakhis
With the death of Harji the Pirthi sect lost control over their seat of power and infighting between his three children made them weaker still. The pirthis most lasting legacy would become the Janamsakhis which was a development of Nanak's writings along with the pirthi gurus that would have a significant impact on the Udasi.

+20 Loyalty with Udasi

-20 Identity


** Lineage of Dhir Mal

  • Guru Bahar Singh Sodhi Ji
The last notable guru from the line of Dhir mal. Bahar Singh Sodhi Ji was granted several villages by Ranjit Singh. His time as Guru would serve as a furthering of positive intersect relations.

+20% Religious Unity

Chart: https://imgur.com/RchMWxF

Government Reform

Gov. Reforms

Misi Confederacy and Strengthen the Khalsa should be available to republics (Replacing Oligarchy) and theocracies as well.

Additional reform:

Rakhi (Bureaucracy)

In 1748 the afghans invaded punjab and devastated the region. In response to this the Dal Khalsa created the Rakhi system whereby they would provide protection to local communities regardless of religion in exchange for a compensation fee. This allowed the Sikh state to establish themselves fully in the region with people happily paying for the protection.

-5 years Separatism +5 National Tax income

Each of the Sikh reforms should provide +10-15 Identity

Estates

Manji (Replaces Clergy, localization only)


Kathri (Replace Vaishya, Indian tech group only)

Influence: Trade efficiency: +0-20%

Loyalty: Development cost: -0-20%

  • Sponsor the Udasi (+2 Tolerance towards heretics)
  • Request statesman

  • Ask for a loan

  • Finance industrialists (+1 Production in Kathri province)

  • Request manpower
Misl (Replaces Rajput and Noble, Localization for noble outside of indian tech)

Influence: Cavalry cost: -0-20%

Loyalty: Military technology cost: -0-10%

  • Recruit Misl Cavalry (Recruit up to 10 Cavalry)

  • Rectruit Misl General (General with +1 Siege)

  • Support Misl Nobility

  • Encourage Khalsa tactics (+10% Shock damage)

  • Demand Military support

Mughal Disaster:

Disaster: Fatwa-I-Alamgiri (Mughal)

Prerequisite: Ruler has 1-0 diplomacy and a weak claim


Progression: Less than 100% Religious unity, less than 1 stability, Overextension, War exhaustion over 2


Effect:

All sikh province gain 20 unrest

Rajput lose 20 Loyalty

Brahmin lose 20 Loyalty

Jain lose 20 Loyalty

Ulama gain 20 Influence


Ends when:

Rajput has 60 loyalty and less than 40 influence

Brahmin has 60 loyalty and less than 40 influence

Jain has 60 loyalty and less than 40 influence

+1 Stability

No rebels occupying territory
 
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May be Kathri should replace Vaishya estate. Jains though niche in late medieval and modern times a remained powerful merchant class across India in all types of realms whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Buddhist (Burma, Srilanka).
 

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May be Kathri should replace Vaishya estate. Jains though niche in late medieval and modern times a remained powerful merchant class across India in all types of realms whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Buddhist (Burma, Srilanka).
Fair enough