Tang Chinese Steppe Falconer at Court

A Twilight of Empires

Lords of the Earth, Campaign 13

The Royal Estates

Essentially the status HM region will generate double regional revenue. This is not to say that the region itself suddenly doubles in fertility, just that the ruler may rely on more reliable tax collection on his own estates.

This section is lifted from Leslie Dodd's LOTE42 website, with permission.

Doubling of Homeland Income - (Sect. 2.3.4)

This rule will be in effect for this campaign. The logic behind it runs something like this: Given that the Homeland represents the home of the King, his dynasty and the major noble families, it is reasonable to imagine they own larger estates and have acquired more extensive properties in their Homeland than outside it. So to represent the concentration of the monarch's wealth in this particular area its revenue is doubled.

Naturally, this is not completely fair (some players will have 4GPV Intensely Cultivated homelands while others get 1GPV Desert or Mountain homelands) but the disparity cannot be avoided - it existed in real life and so it exists in the game.

Chris Cornuelle / lote13gm at xmission dot com / last modified Tuesday, 16-Nov-2004 14:24:08 MST
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