Developing Your City

By constructing facilities within the cities that serve as the base of operations for each force, you can increase the effectiveness of your Domestic commands, and decrease the amount of time needed to carry them out.
There are four main types of facilities that you can build: Market, Farmland, School, and Barracks. Each facility can affect your Domestic commands in different ways, so it is up to you to develop your city as you see fit.
Market This increases the effectiveness of Commerce-related Domestic commands, and makes it easier for your city to generate additional gold during missions.
Farmland This increases the effectiveness of Farming-related Domestic commands, and makes it easier for your city to produce additional supplies during missions.
School This increases the Culture of your city, which increases its population, allows you to learn City Tech that can provide you with siege weapons or other benefits.
Barracks This is a military facility that makes it easier to increase the proficiency of your units.

The appearance of your city will change as additional facilities are built.

You will also be able to build upgraded facilities after raising the domestic value of your existing facilities and the proficiency level of your military units.
Some facilities may require that your officer be a certain Rank in order to use them.

Obtaining City Tech is also an important factor in your city's development.

Occupying the Villages found in between cities can provide you with various benefits, such as increasing your Commerce and Farming efficiency, obtaining new unit types, and increasing the morale of your units fighting in battle.。
You can increase the Vassal Rate of villages to 100% by sending messengers to them or by capturing them with your military units.

Orders

This feature is new to the series and allows you or your subordinates to carry out Domestic commands, Tactics, and more.
Each command requires one set of Orders, and you will be able to monitor their progress in real-time.
The number of Orders you can use is determined by your status and abilities. Deciding which missions to carry out in the face of limited opportunities will be an important strategic element in developing your realm.

The Orders you can give are displayed in the lower left corner of the Domestic game screen. Officers with [!!] displayed next to them are seeking assistance with a mission.

Agreeing to help an officer currently on a mission will increase the Rapport between you.

Rulers and Governors can use the Suggest command to propose missions for their subordinate officers.
If you are a subordinate yourself, you can use the Suggest command to contribute to the growth of your force and earn Merit in return.

Rank / Status

Contributing to the development of your force will earn you Merit, which can be used to receive a promotion in Rank, and increase your stipend and the number of troops you can command. Once your Rank reaches a certain level, you can be appointed to a higher Status, such as Minister, Governor, or Viceroy.
The higher your Status is, the more officers you will be able to issue suggestions or orders to, making for an entirely different experience while playing the game.

Your Rank will rise after your Merit reaches a certain level.

This is your chance to be promoted to Minister.

Once you are promoted to Minister, you can carry out your own Orders and make proposals regarding your field of expertise.

Rulers, Viceroys, and Governors are free to appoint their own Ministers to assist them.

Councils

Rulers and Viceroys may hold meetings known as Councils where they summon high ranking officers such as Ministers of War or Governors. At the Councils, you can propose Assignments that let you invade the cities of other forces, bolster your Domestic efforts, and more.
Completing these Assignments will increase officers' loyalty as well as reward them with Merit.

You are free to give Assignments to the cities and districts under your command.

Councils are rich sources of discussion, with suggestions and opinions from various officers.

Councils are rich sources of discussion, with suggestions and opinions from various officers.

If you are a subordinate officer, your suggestions at the Council may be supported by officers you share a Bond with, or put up for debate by officers that are opposed to your idea.

If you are a subordinate officer, your suggestions at the Council may be supported by officers you share a Bond with, or put up for debate by officers that are opposed to your idea.

If you are in charge of the Council, you can approve Assignments suggested by your subordinates after reviewing the state of your force, the amount of support they have, and other key factors.

If you are in charge of the Council, you can approve Assignments suggested by your subordinates after reviewing the state of your force, the amount of support they have, and other key factors.

※Images taken from in-development Windows® system version.