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Castle Town
Sakurada Kanade
Castle Town
Start Bias
Traits req. mod
Diplomatic, Financial

Castle Town led by Sakurada Kanade is a custom civilization in the works by Mathetes tou Megalou Alexandrou, based upon Castle Town Dandelion.


Dawn of Man[]

The People of Castle Town are awed at your composure, Sakurada Kanade! While you've always considered cost vs. benefit in almost all things, your affection towards your twin brother Shuu remained true to this day. While your hard work in winning the election became null after Shuu won the election, you've decided to settle your regret regarding Shuu by focusing on your studies to advance to a medical school. Not only that, you've amassed great wealth through your endeavors in the stock market.

Warm Kanade, your people are ready to follow your able rule. Use your diplomatic skills and composure to protect Castle Town and make it great. Will you live to your people's expectation, Kanade? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?


Sakurada Kanade's Castle Town is a mercantile civilization that focuses on Gold purchasing units. Kanade's trait allows all purchased units to take action, essentially making all units expensive versions of the Landsknecht. Not only that, Kanade's ability causes all purchased units and buildings to become a unique unit of another civilization of the said class: For example, purchasing a Scout will have a 67% chance that it will be a unique Scout replacement of another civilization, which in the default game is limited to the Pathfinder.

Because of this, it is important that a Kanade player knows the unique units of all modded civilizations that are added, and purchase accordingly: Many Great War Infantry and Infantry replacements that mod civilizations add are often cheaper but weaker units such as the Nicholas's Opolcheniye, Kim Jong-Il's Construction Squad, Trump's Border Guards and Arstozka's Border Patrols to name a few but cost the same as a regular unit to purchase. On the other hand, units that are more expensive but particularly powerful, such as Dionysios's Syrakousioi Gastraphetes and Myouren Temple's Palanquin Ships are particularly attractive, making units like Composite Bowmen, Crossbowmen and Frigates (Frigates also offer the equally impressive Ship of the Line) attractive choice to purchase if possible. While the unit rewarded are random if there are more than one replacement, many of them provide useful bonuses, so Kanade may not have the consistency, but have the potential to make diverse strategies based on the random unique attributes that Kanade acquired through her gold purchases.

Because Kanade's ability relies on having a large gold income, Kanade's best social policies are Tradition with its Monarchy, Piety which contains Theocracy, and obviously Commerce which has the Mercantilism social policy which has awesome synergy with Kanade's unique ability. Ideologically Kanade is flexible: whereas the single tenet that synergizes with Kanade the best is the Mobilization in the Autocracy Ideology, but Kanade's lack of non-gold economic bonuses mean Order and Freedom are also attractive choices to help compensate for the lack of such bonuses.

Kanade also commands an impressive defensive civilization: the Shock Absorption Fort is a powerful defensive tool that slows down enemy advances, making melee units especially vulnerable to ranged fire by forcing them to wait when moving into an adjacent tile regardless of movement points left.

Unique Trait and Components[]

Castle Town (Sakurada Kanade)[]

Heaven's Gate[]

  • Units purchased with Gold Gold has a 67% chance of becoming a unique component of another civilization of the same class, and may take action on the turn it was purchased.
  • +3 Gold Gold to all cities.
  • Strength Melee Strength of all units will be at least as high as that of a default unit. As such, examples such as North Korean Construction Squad and Russian Opolcheniye will have 70 and 50 combat strengths respectively.

Entrepreneur (Great Engineer and Great Merchant)[]

  • Retains the abilities of both Great People that it replaces
  • Grants 150 Gold Gold per era in Standard Speed when spent.

Shock Absorption Fortress (Improvement)[]

  • Unlocked at Architecture.
  • +50% to Defensive Strength Combat Strength of the unit garrisoned.
  • Enemy units moving adjacent to the tile loses all movement points if the improvement is on a tile owned by the civilization, unless moving into another tile with the said improvement.
City List
  1. Castle Town
  2. Dejima
  3. Sofala
  4. Pisa
  5. Merida
  6. Pemba
  7. Mawangdui
  8. Smyrna
  9. Sardis
  10. Pteria
  11. Koufra
  12. Emporion
  13. Kyrene
  14. Yecheng
  15. Macau
  16. Ambon
Spy List
Dialogue List
  • First Greetings
    • Hello, and welcome to Castle Town! I am Sakurada Kanade.
    • Hello, noble one! Castle Town welcomes you with open arms! I am Sakurada Kanade, the ruler of this domain.
    • Greetings, Stranger! You've arrived in Castle Town! My name is Sakurada Kanade, and I hope that our two nations can mutually coexist, benefiting each other.
  • Defeat
    • No! Castle Town has fallen! Brother Shuu... I have failed...
    • So Castle Town is no more before I could fulfill my wish... Sob...
    • So you rejoice a fall of a nation. Must I congratulate your victory?

Mod Support[]

Decisions (Events and Decisions)[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

Full Credits[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: August 13, 2017

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