- Dec 31, 2015
What about Syracuse?Speaking of Sicily, I'm not 100% sure what to do with a trade post there. I think the laziest (yet safest) thing for me to do is place a lone trade post trigger in Palermo, meaning it won't actually be connected to any trade route, but you can still build a trade post there, even as a feudal ruler. That way, you can consider the trade post an extension of the port, 'cause I really wish ports had their own mini-holdings a la forts and hospitals.
I'm doing a similar approach with Sardinia, though lone trade post triggers will be there specifically to represent mining. Trade posts there are already owned by Pisa in 1018 (though the trade post in Arborea is mysteriously gone in 1204?), and this is where the new HF-buildings and events will come into play. Historically, Aragon conquered Sardinia in the 1300s for the island's minerals (IIRC), so it's important for them to be able to own a trade post there so they can actually benefit from the mines.