This mod aims to bring in Secret Societies into the game. Build a Grand Lodge and choose a Secret Society to access special units and unique improvements. Influence for European powers. More uses for Influence, Experience, Shipments, and Export. Law enforcement and rebels. Civ overhaul:
Age 3 DE "The Secret Societies" Current changes (v0.93b) resumeALL CIVSXP(+) Up to 40 cards per deck.(+) All civs start with (at least) one Crate of XP, helping towards the first shipment. (+) Researching techs gives XP equal to base resources expected spent divided by ten.VILLAGERS(-) Villager upgrades require Age II. This discourages rushing, including due to the fact that militia-type units now upgrade as Villagers do.Villagers weapons:(*) Villagers start with bows and spears since by the time of the game start (1500's) there weren't that many civilian firearms.(*) Now the blunderbuss upgrade gives the actual blunderbusses!(**) Spear 5 base damage, 5 reload time.(**) Blunderbuss 4 base damage, 4 reload time.(**) Bow and arrow 3 base damage, 3 reload time.Blunderbuss has advantage because of instant ballistics and cannot miss, spear has preattack delay.IRREGULARS, SENTRIES, MILITIA AND WARRIORS(+) Irregulars and Sentries counts as Villagers for upgrade(+) Same is true for native Warriors (for example, from Alarm dance), which are upgraded as Villagers.(+) They can also garrison inside Villages. Garrisoned Irregulars and Sentries do not lose health(+) Irregulars and sentries are healableUI(*) All ranges for Hand attacks are automatically displayed.POPULATION(+) All population cap default upgraded to 220 (chinese 240). This is due to a lot of formerly "free" units (ships, healers, etc.) now costing population cap. Total army sizes will remain about the same.(*) Regular House just 75 wood, but HP reduced.HEALERS(+*) Added starting healers for every civ. Start rebalanced.TOWN CENTER(-) Town center costs 550 wood (from 500).(+) Town Center now gives 15 population (from 10).(*) Bounty adjusted.PLANTATION(-) Now has a base build limit of 5. (*+) Diverse cards and techs augment the build limit (sometimes at the cost of lowering other effects).(+) Is available an age earlier.(-) HP reduced (3000 from 3500).NATIVE EMBASSIES(*) Cost 125 wood from 100, but has 2800 HP from 2500 and builds in half the time.TRADING POST(*) Can receive shipments.FACTORY(-) Costs 5 population(+) Robber barons is x2, costs 2000 Gold.(+) Industrial Revolution is x2, costs 2000 Wood.EUROPEANSSECRET SOCIETIES & INFLUENCE(+) European Explorer (including Ottoman) can build Secret Society Lodge.(+) Choose an alliance amongst Secret Societies.(+) Secret Societies Lodge enabled(+) Influence gathering enabled(+) Influence display enabled(-) Cattle doesn't generate influence for Europeans(+) Explorer autogathers influence(+) Capitol autogathers influence(+) Lodge autogathers influence or XP(*) Imperial Peerage and Knighthood reworked. Peerage now costs Gold. Both now grant a large crate of Influence.[+ Export gathering enabled, but doesn't display]FORT(-) Fort slightly more expensive, build slower.(+) Fort now provides 20 pop space.(+) Fort now Auto-gathers Influence for europeans and africans.GUNPOWDER DEPOT(+) Enabled gunpowder depot for all european civs, built from Explorer(+) Auto gathers Influence slowlyCHURCH & CAPITOL(*) Inquisitor replaces Spy in Church. Age II.(*) Church available from Discovery Age (But not Inquisitor). This allows to trickle XP.(*) Gas lighting upgrades from Town Center; Age II.(*) Capitol buildable in Commerce age.(*) Spies trainable in Capitol.(*) Spy cost down to 100 (from 125)(*) Bastion researchable in Capitol, not Church.ARSENAL & ARTILLERY(+) Arsenal can train Organ guns; Age III.(+) Arsenal can train Nitro petard; Age IV.(+) Arsenal can train Gatling guns; Age IV.(+) Organ Gun enabled in Age III(+) Gatling guns enabled in Age IV.(+) Nitro petard enabled in Age IV.Mortar:(+) Can now attack regular unitsFalconet:(-) Falconet was quite OP, so now it fires 25% slower***OTTOMANS*** (Turks)START(*) Starts with Imam (Start rebalanced.)INFANTRYAbus Gunner:(*) Abus Gunner removed from Artillery Foundry, added to Barracks.CAVALRYSpahi:(+) Spahi enabled from stables.Horse Archer:(*) Costs Wood instead of Coin for Ottomans.***RUSSIANS***ARTILLERY(*) Factory spawns Tsar Cannons instead of regular Heavy Cannons (these were used as Russian cannons in the campaign)***MALTESE***(*) Starts the game with additional crates of 100 XP. (Start rebalanced.)(*) Starts the game with a Hospital instead of one of the settlers.Research and mercenaries:(*) Now buys outlaws, mercenaries, and native techs with Influence, like Africans.Ammo Depot:(+) Cheaper than for other civs, but same bonuses (still generates Influence).Influence:(+) Hero generates influence at an increased rate.(+) Hospitals generate Influence.(-) Hospitals 25 gold more expensive (after all Knights Hospitalier try to do them well.)(-) Hospitals less HP (1350 from 1500)***ITALIANS***(*) Starts the game with a Priest (start rebalanced).Research and mercenaries:(*) Now buys outlaws, mercenaries, and native techs with Influence, like Africans.Lombard:(+) Now auto-generates 0.5 Influence.Basilica:(-) Can no longer ship Agents since those are from Capitol.(+) Can now ship Papal Bombard from Age IV.(+) Now auto-generates 1.0 Influence.Artillery:(-) Papal Bombard takes more time to train from Factory.(+) Basilica can ship Papal Bombards for 1200 Influence.(**) Papal bombard now shoots a white cannonball normally, and a fireball for the special charge attack.NATIVES (AMERICANS)Alliances:(+) Native Alliances enabled by default (requires no shipments).(-) Making alliances costs 100 of a resource.(+-) Former Alliance card gives a Chasquis and makes alliances free, in addition to the Native Embassy cart.(*) Current Inca alliance options are Maya (to switch for Muisca), Tupi, and Quechua.(*) Current Aztec alliance options are Maya, Zapotec and Caribs (sic).ATTACKS(*) Tomahawk Throwing deals hand damage at a distance, instead of ranged damage.Alarm Warrior:(+) Now benefits from Villager upgrades.SIEGE(+) Artillery Depot available an age earlier.Ram:(+) Ram available an age earlier.(+) Added Fortress Age upgrade research and icon.Mantlet:(+) Mantlet available an age earlier.(+) Added Fortress Age upgrade research and icon.DIPLOMACY(NY+) American alliances at the Native Embassy for all native Americas factions.(NY+) Can recruit country-specific Mercenaries by using the Asian Outpost (Gambit Den) as an Embassy.BUILDINGS(+) Enabled Asian Outposts (Gambit Den) where you can recruit Asian troops. Limit 1.NAVALResearch:(+-) Gill Nets and Long Lines replaced by Regenerative Fishing and Fisher Tribes.(*) Now upgrades the total yield of the fish(+) Corded construction gives native ships +10% armor.Fishing Boat:(**) Portrait and icon updated to be native enough for all native civs.Canoe:(+) Costs 80 wood from 100.(-) 180 base HP from 220.(+) No build limit.(-) Costs 1 population.ARTILLERYCaptured Mortar:(*) Slightly rebalanced stats.(+) Increased area of attack.(-) As all mortars, now damages own/allied units too.(-) Can't batch when trained.(+) Trained faster.(+) As regular mortar, it can now attack units and not only buildings and ships.***HAUDENOSAUNEE (Iroquois)***Medicine Shrine:(+) Enabled Medicine Shrine building.(+) Acts approximately as a church, allowing you to recruit Medicine Men.***LAKOTA (Sioux)***Medicine Shrine:(+) Enabled Medicine Shrine building.(+) Acts approximately as a church, allowing you to recruit Medicine Men.(+) Costs 250 wood.***AZTECS***Priest:(*) Starts with a Warrior Priest (start rebalanced).Temple:(+) Added Mesoamerican Temple. Unique combination of Church and Capitol.(+) Can train aztec Warrior Priests.House:(+) Aztec House is cheap, like Indian one.(*+) New Big Button for Aztec house, which spawns Warriors and allows Warrior training from houses.[Warriors are "Alarm units", as such they automatically lose HP]Market:(*) Looks the Aztec way from earlier on.Projectiles:(*) Flaming javelins for when Javelineers attack buildings.***TAWANTISUYU*** (formerly ***INCAS***)BUILDINGSTemple:(+) Added Inca Temple. Inca version of the Church.(+) Can train Priestess for gold.(+) Can train Medicine Men for food.(+) Harbors Priestess upgrades (same as cards).(+) Has big button equivalent to Mercantilism.Kancha House:(*) Autarky tech adds lower amount of wood generation and deduces 25% from Food generation, instead of allowing to switch.(++) Several Inca cards have now Kancha House equivalent techsPukara:(+) Added Inca Pukara. Defensive building which can train artillery. Build limit 4.(+-) Pukara leaves a crate of 100 coin when destroyed.Walls:(+) Walls start partially upgraded.(-) Walls also cost gold.(*) Wall HP changes with age.UNITS(*-) Several units made to train only in batches, including villager(**) However, unlike Russia, there is neither discount nor penalty.(+) Inca stronghold 20% faster workrate, helps compensate production shortage.(**) All infantry military units now have unique upgrade icons, and distinguishable between ages (more native civs need this).Villager:(+) Can build Stronghold.(**) Appearance of Male villagers changed to be more andean, appearance of Female villagers is like Aztec one.Chasquis Messenger:(-) You can only train one at a time.(*) Now costs Food and Coin instead of Wood and Coin.Priestess:(*) Inca starts with one Priestess (start rebalanced).(+) Priestesses have Discover action enabled by default.Llamas:(*) Llamas no longer train in batches, but take 7 game "secs" to train each instead of 20 for five.(+) Llama Lifestyle card now delivers a Llama, and allows Kancha Houses to train Llamas.(+) Llamas can garrison in Kancha houses.Chimu Runner:(*) Since now can be trained only in batches in warhut, it is 5% cheaper and gives less bounty.Slinger:(+) Slinger just costs 1 population since it's not even that powerful or expensive.(-) Siege attack slightly reduced.(**) Siege attack projectile anim modified.Macemen:(*) Macemen cost 2 population (from 3) according to their resource use.(-+) Bounty and kill bounty likewise adjusted.(*-) Stats adjustement; -9% HP, -5% siege attack, -5% ranged armor, +10% siege armor.NAVALCanoe:(+) Enabled canoeResearch:Added several researchs which replicate card effects:(+) Chinchillas(+) Floating Peninsulas (Floating Islands)Added researches that sort of replicate the Chincha Raft range and LOS increase from auto-upgrades with age from before:(+) Added Fires of Inkahuasi: Age V, adds 35% damage, 3 range to ranged attack, 4 range to siege attack, 4 to LOS. Enables Charging Ceremony.Added a new special research:(+) Raft Homes (Chincha rafts now provide five population, though they still take three. Chincha rafts may recruit Peruvian Dogs.)Chincha Raft:(+) Chincha Rafts can now train Slingers.(+) Now deals more damage to buildings.(**) Chincha Raft projectile altered to be more visible and interesting.(-) Deals a bit less damage.(+) However, it has a poison effect.(-) Chincha Rafts cannot train other Chincha Rafts.(+) Instead, they can send shipments of Chincha Rafts, Canoes and Fishing Ships (just one of each at a time).TECHShipments:(*) Experimenting with per-time unit shipments.(+) Llama Lifestyle: Also delivers 1 Llama.(+) Early Kallanka card upgrades Kallanka buildlimit.(*) Cost changed from Wood to Gold, and made more expensive.(+) Chincha Support: Cost changed from Gold to Wood. Gives an additional Chincha raft so it has an immediate advantage compared to three "free" ones in other card.(+*) Temple of Mama Killa: Also delivers one Priestess.Stronghold:(+) Stronghold now provides 10 population.(-) Cost and build time moderately increased.(*) Stronghold arrows now look like Fire Arrows.Market:(*) Now always looks the Inca way.*****COLONIALS********UNITED STATES***(+) Starts with a Surgeon.(-) No longer starts with XP crate of books. This change will not affect US inhabitants since they can't read.***MEXICANS***(*) Starts with a Missionary instead of a settler (Start rebalanced).(**) More settler graphics, some mexicans will now look mesoamerican native and others mediterranean.(+) Cathedral can now train Inquisitors much as churches.***CANADA (SPC)***(**) More settler graphics, some mexicans will now look north american native and others western european.*****ASIANS*****(*) Wonder age advancement food cost now distributed between Food and Wood.(+) All wonders now base 6000 HP(*) Default castle base projectile changed.EXPORT(*) Export collection from Villagers is dependent on how efficiently they gather resources.MONASTERY(-) Monastery costs 75 gold.(+) Monks can build Monastery.(+) Monastery gives 5 pop.(+) Build limit increased to 5.CASTLE(-) Castle costs +50 wood (300 from 250).(+) Extra castle HP (3500 from 3000).(+) Castle gives 5 population space.(*) Adjusted bounty and buildtime.ARTILLERYFire Arrow:(+) Fire Arrow enabled for Chinese, to offset greater European artillery variety.(*) Base stats have been adjusted and given a Disciplined upgrade, since now available in Age 2 (gunpowder invented in sinosphere, archaic). Age 2 Fire Arrow has inferior range.Hand Mortar:(+) Hand Mortar enabled for Japanese, to offset greater european artillery variety.(*) Base stats have been adjusted and given a Disciplined upgrade, since now available in Age 2 (gunpowder invented in sinosphere, archaic). Age 2 Hand Mortar has inferior range.***CHINESE***COMBAT UNITS(New) Eastern Enforcer(New) Alchemical Rocketeer:* Is a rocket archer.* Built from castle.* Counts as Siege Trooper.* Can attack buildings from afar.* Area effect shot.* Good against artillery, ships, and Light Infantry.* Fragile, but pop-efficient.* Be careful! This unit's attack damages allies.Qiang Pikeman:(?-) Removed HP and DMG bonus from Old Han Army reforms.(+) Instead gains a special flame attack, and armor increase.Steppe Rider:(-) Now normally costs 2 pop.(-) Armies more expensive.(+) Extra HP, armor.(-) Less sight.(*+) Mongolian Scourge card reduces pop cost back to 1.(-) Removed HP and DMG bonus from Old Han Army reforms.(+) Instead gains a special flame attack, and armor increase.Keshik:(-) Now normally costs 2 pop.(-) Armies more expensive.(+) Extra HP, sight.(*) Mongolian Scourge card reduces pop cost back to 1.(-) Removed HP and DMG bonus from Old Han Army reforms.(+) Instead gains a special fire arrow attack.ChuKoNu:(-) Removed HP and DMG bonus from Old Han Army reforms.(+) Instead gains a special fire arrow attack.Mongolian Scout:(+) Mongolian Scourge card gives bonus vs Villagers.(+) Mongolian Scourge card gives bonus vs Buildings.VILLAGES(+) Villages can self-upgrade to shoot when garrisoned and call irregulars and sentries (150 wood).(+) Village can train Peasant Army: 2 irregulars, 2 sentries for 120 food and 40 wood.(*) Village upgrades changed to food and gold instead of wood. Also upgrades attack when garrisoned and village cap.(*) Village shoots an archaic projectile instead of having a firearm.(-) Cattle at villages fattens 10% slower compared to other fattening buildings.(NY?) Can garrison irregulars and sentries.(+) Irregulars and Sentries are affected by Villager upgrades.(+) Irregulars and Sentries may garrison inside Villages.Shipments(*) Village shooting and irregulars not losing HP card ages switched.(+) Village-sending shipments also bring a few irregular and sentries.(*) Village defense card now brings 3 irregulars and 3 sentries.MONK(+) Monk (Shaolin Master) can heal by default.(+) Wonder now doubles Monk healing rate.DISCIPLES(+) Disciples can help build Wonders, though they still can't place them (use villager).(-) Disciples cost population.(+) Disciples cost 75 food (from 80).(+) Disciples can slowly heal units after monastery upgrade.(-) Monastery disciples upgrade cost more.(+) Disciples shipments now cost pop, so they come with + disciple cap upgrade.(+) Second Chinese Monk hero shipment comes with +5 disciple cap.WONDERSWhite Pagoda:(+-) White Pagoda increases disciple cap by same amount to disciple shipments.(+) White Pagoda can build disciples, ransom monk/s.Summer Palace:(+) Work rate now increases depending on Age built. (1.00 for II, 1.25 for III, 1.50 for IV, 2.00 for V)(+) Enabled missing two Castle armies to auto-train. (Mongolian Army and Black Flag Army)(+) Enabled unit upgrades from Summer Palace.Taoist Academy (ex Confucian Academy):(+) Work rate now increases depending on Age built. (1.00 for II, 1.25 for III, 1.50 for IV, 2.00 for V)(+) Can train Flying Crows also for money (same speed and only one at a time).(+) Gave Enhanced Rocketry upgrade.(+) Gave fire troops upgrade in Age V if you have the Honored versions of the troopsARTILLERYFlying Crow:(-) Now damages allies.(+) Extra Flying Crows can now be recruited (one at a time and very slowly) from Academy and Castle, starting in Age IV(*) Impacting Crows will now be able to bounce, dealing a little damage where they land.Flamethrower:(+) Flamethrower 3 pop from 4 (approximates better the cost).(*) Less specialized vs infantry, better against cavalry (adjusted multipliers).Castle:(-) No longer trains both non-artillery armies (Mongolian Army and Black Flag Army).(+) Now trains Alchemical Rocketeers.CARDS:(*) Ex "Old Han Army" enables fire attacks instead of giving flat bonuses.(+) Added "Four Gentlemen" card. Ships one of each crate including the new Export crate. First age, can be used only once.***JAPANESE***ECONOMY(*) Shrines produce a trickle of resources instead of switching.(+) Animals have more effect in resource rates, specially on Export.(-) Each shrine hosts only up to two animals.TECHNOLOGY(*) Church technologies now cost Export instead of other resources.(*) Arsenal technologies now cost Export instead of other resources.(+) Arsenal can train Organ Guns and Gatling Guns for Export.(+) Added "Tanegashima" from Fortress Age. Researched in Golden Pavilion.(*) Makes Samurai use gunpowder weapon in all but Melee stance.(*) Makes Naginata Riders use gunpowder weapon in non-"Melee", non-"Trample" stances.MONKS(+) Monks start with healing enabled.(+) Reiki now doubles monk healing rate.(-) Base Japanese hero monk healing rate reduced by 33% (4 from 6)(+) Enabled training Blind Monks from Monastery, with a build limit.ARTILLERY(+) Enabled Hand Mortar for Japanese, to offset greater European artillery variety.(+) Added Firebomb alchemist to castle.CARDS:(+) Monastery card also enables ranged action but only discounts monastery techs by 25%INDIANSSTART(*) Starts with a Grove Wagon instead of a Wood crate (start rebalanced)UNITS(New) Consular SepoyGROVES(-) Groves start with less Wood (2500 from 5000)(+) Grove cards also give crates of XP (after all books are from trees (?))(+) Grove cards can be sent again in Imperial age

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