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Name Modifier On activate Requirements Description
Due Process
  • Popularity.png +0.02 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain
Ensuring that everyone has recourse to appeal against actions or indictments, protects both the people, and gives our government an air of fairness.
Accepted Rites
  • Unintegrated culture group happiness +3% Unintegrated Culture Group Happiness
  • Due Process
Compiling a list of accepted religious rites, as often practiced by foreigners within our realm, will grant a certain degree of security to our foreign populace.
F.U.G.
  • Integrated culture happiness +2% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • Due Process
In Rome, slaves which had escaped and been caught, were branded with the letters FUG, for fugitivus; leaving a lasting impression on themselves, and all who viewed them, as to the dangers of rebellion.
Open Religion
  • Integrated culture happiness +2% Integrated Culture Happiness

Unlock the Temple Great Temple building

  • Accepted Rites
Many religious cults would enshrine a constitution of equality, remaining open to all comers, regardless of class.
Theological Colleges
  • Research points.png +25% Maximum Research Efficiency

Enables Gw effect religious education.png Religious Education Gw map icon.png Great Wonder Effect

  • Open Religion
There is no greater way to praise the divine than to learn the theology of ages in a monument devoted to our Gods.
Sponsored Games
  • Popularity.png +0.02 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain
  • F.U.G.
Sanctioning state funded athletic events was a standard way of building up a political power base, and pleasing the people at the same time.
Reduced Governship
  • Province loyalty +0.02 Provincial Loyalty
  • F.U.G.
With some control of the provinces centralized our locals are sure to grow more loyal to the nation as a whole.
Herbalism
  • Monthly food.png +10% Global Monthly Food Modifier
  • F.U.G.
Knowledge of the plants and herbs which surround us, can have uses beyond that which many would suspect. From birth control to medicine, we cannot underestimate botany.
Hierarchical Haruspication
  • Omen.png +2.5% Omen Power
  • Open Religion
Sacrifices are a standard way in which we may offer our wishes and prayers to the divine. A written code detailing the acceptability of varying sacrificial creatures, will assist our priests and people.
Minor Syncretism
  • Unintegrated culture group happiness +3% Unintegrated Culture Group Happiness
  • Open Religion
As foreign religious beliefs grow within our ever expanding borders, so too does the disquiet of their practitioners. Adopting and incorporating minor practices into our own belief system is the first step to establishing concord.
Disciplined Civilians
  • War exhaustion.png -0.01 Monthly War Exhaustion
  • Sponsored Games
Though times of war can lead to hard times for our civilians, they will understand that we need to defend and expand our borders for the betterment of everyone.
Libertini
  • Slave happiness +4% National Slave Happiness
  • Reduced Governship
Our freed slaves will graduate to a distinct class; giving them something to aspire to, and keeping them in line.
Grain Rations
  • Global population growth.png +1% National Population Growth
  • Monthly food.png +2.5% Global Monthly Food Modifier
  • Herbalism
Handing out portions of free grain to those who require it, keeps the wheels of our civilization turning.
Alumen
  • Price state investment religious cost modifier.png -5% Religious Provincial Investment Cost
  • Herbalism
Alum was a source of potassium, which was used for a variety of uses, including medicinal preparation, cosmetics, and food flavoring.
Contractual Obligation
  • Stability cost modifier.png -2.5% Divine Sacrifice Cost
  • Hierarchical Haruspication
Religion in many ancient cultures involved a particularly personal and contractual obeisance. The large number of aspects or gods gave each individual the ability to choose how to pray, and to customize the manner in which they did so.
Tolerated Cults
  • Stability cost modifier.png -2.5% Divine Sacrifice Cost
  • Minor Syncretism
Present in numerous cultures and nations, the mystery religions were a syncretic ideology which often ran alongside the state religion, and involved secret rite, societies and meetings. In India, Jainism developed as a minor religious movement which eventually state sanction under the Mauryas, with Chandragupta himself embracing a Jain lifestyle upon retirement.
State Burials
  • Stability cost modifier.png -5% Divine Sacrifice Cost
  • Price state investment religious cost modifier.png -10% Religious Provincial Investment Cost
  • Popularity.png +0.05 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain

Gains 1 Free Province Investment in Capital Province

One of:

  • Disciplined Civilians
  • Libertini
Those too poor to afford a burial for their family members should be granted the convenience of a state-sponsored burial service.
Reinterpreted Prodigies
  • Omen.png +2.5% Omen Power
  • Reduced Governship
In Rome, terrible omens and calamitous portents had to be ratified by the senate. In some cases, the senate could reconvene on the matter of whether a portent was, in fact, such a bad thing after all.
Mass Pewter Production
  • Integrated culture happiness +2% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • Grain Rations
Pewter is a soft metal alloy, which found widespread use as a durable material with which to craft everyday objects.
Tannery Districts
  • Tribesman happiness +4% National Tribesman Happiness
  • Grain Rations
The hideous odors produced by tanning leather could create severely unpalatable living conditions. As the size of urban centers grew, it became quickly apparent that measures had to be taken.
Recording Tradition
  • Global monthly civilization.png +0.01 Monthly Civilization Change
  • Alumen
The often unpaid domestic priests of the Republic, had a rich oral tradition, passing down legends, history, and errata. By encouraging the transfer of this knowledge to a more solid medium, we may preserve our tradition for all eternity.
Proscribed Canon
  • Omen.png +10% Omen Power
  • State religion happiness +3% State Religion Happiness

+3 Religious power.png to a random Character

One of:

  • Contractual Obligation
  • Tolerated Cults
While tolerance is key to integration, certain religious practices observed by foreign religions are simply too alien for our people to conceive. Banning barbaric rites such as these is vital to safeguard our people's spiritual welfare.
Militant Epicureanism
  • Omen.png -90% Omen Power

Desecrating Temples now Restores Stability.png +10 Stability

  • Proscribed Canon
The concept of popular religion bears no part in our future. While our people may cry out for the love of the divine, it is for their own good that we must dethrone the gods.
Stoicism
  • State religion happiness +2% State Religion Happiness

One of:

  • State Burials
  • Reinterpreted Prodigies
The spread of stoicism as a philosophical movement, espoused belief in a universal spirit in which all men were held equal.
Public Works Department
  • Popularity.png +0.02 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain
  • Tannery Districts
The oversight of public works is a matter requiring a great deal of bureaucratic diligence. Furthermore, by instituting this office, we can more readily support our ruler's choices to promote public approval.
Hand Abacus
  • Freeman happiness +2% National Freeman Happiness
  • Recording Tradition
Used by merchants and inventors alike, the abacus provided a means of quickly tallying costs and expenditures, making domestic trading a much more palatable affair.
Obstetrics
  • Global population growth.png +2% National Population Growth
  • Recording Tradition
The early development of women's medicine could be dangerous and risky. Nonetheless, it would prove invaluable in the saving of many children's lives.
Grand Temples
  • Build cost.png -5% Build Cost

Enables Gw effect omen doctrine.png Omen Observations Gw map icon.png Great Wonder Effect

  • Proscribed Canon
Expanding our religious sites to include great structures, enhances the stature of the priestly class within our realm.
Encouragement of Migration
  • Global population growth.png +2% National Population Growth
  • Stoicism
In territories where population fluctuates, the encouragement of migration from within and without our empire, can sustain populations.
Collegiality
  • Popularity.png +0.02 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain
  • Stoicism
Nominally appointing shadow, backup, or ostensibly equal positions in government, allows us to share responsibility and oversight of matters administrative.
Bread Stamp
  • Monthly food.png +5% Global Monthly Food Modifier
  • Population.png +5% National Population Growth

One of:

  • Mass Pewter Production
  • Public Works Department
Bread stamps were used as a means of identifying which bakery produced any given loaf. This allowed for identification of quality, and management of food-spread diseases.
Shorthand Writing
  • State religion happiness +4% State Religion Happiness
  • Citizen happiness +4% National Citizen Happiness

+2 Civic power.pngto a random Office Holder gets

One of:

  • Hand Abacus
  • Obstetrics
Known as stenography, the practice of summarizing texts which would otherwise take up a great deal of time and space, originated in Greece. It spread quickly, as a means of taking down important speeches or ideas at a rapid pace.
Legendary Foundation
  • Deify ruler cost modifier.png -10% Cost to Deify Ruler
  • Exported Drama
The Mahabharata, the Aeneid, and Homer's great works, played heavily on the intertwined relationship between gods and men. The commissioning of such tracts became popular, as a tool to inspire a sense of cultural pride amongst a populace.
Private Cults
  • Deify ruler cost modifier.png -10% Cost to Deify Ruler
  • Legendary Foundation
Allowing the creation of private religious cults may limit our involvement, but will greatly increase the zeal of our people.
Expanded Religious Holidays
  • Deify ruler cost modifier.png -10% Cost to Deify Ruler

One of:

  • Private Cults
  • War Dedication
Rome was famous for the sheer quantity of obscure religious festivals it possessed. State observed holidays were a sure way of pleasing the common folk and nobility, alike.
Translated Symbology
  • Deify ruler cost modifier.png -25% Cost to Deify Ruler

+2 Religious power.png to the current Ruler

One of:

  • Expanded Religious Holidays
  • Severe Strictures
The use of widely acknowledged religious symbols when depicting leaders, generals and public figures, promotes their superiority. The Radiate Crown was often associated with Alexander, in contemporary art, and the practice caught on with his successors in particular.
Oath of Brotherhood
  • Land morale recovery.png +2% Army Morale Recovery

Enables the Gw effect strong generals.png Honored Generals and Gw effect strong admirals.png Honored Admirals Gw map icon.png Great Wonder Effects

  • Grand Temples
Formalizing a soldier's commitment to fight for his or her comrades, was an act which solidified the bond of brotherhood that only military service could bring. A Ius Iurandum, in Rome, the 'Oath of Oaths', was sworn by new soldiers, in which they pledged their lives to each other.
Household Gods
  • Found city cost -10% Found City Cost Modifier
  • Grand Temples
We ought to encourage every landowner to dedicate their property to a household god.
Constitution
  • Popularity.png +0.02 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain
  • Encouragement of Migration
Any state will benefit from a constitution, replete with protection for the downtrodden, and oaths of obedience to the state and ruler.
Guilt by Association
  • Corruption.png -0.01 Monthly Corruption
  • Collegiality
An elaborate system of minor bribery laws, the concept of guilt by association put an end to many corrupt practices in Roman politics, and abroad.
Glass Blowing
  • Citizen happiness +4% National Citizen Happiness

One of:

  • Bread Stamp
  • Shorthand Writing
An innovative technique used to shape glass, glass blowing revolutionized the creation of expensive amenities.
Regimental Standards
  • Land morale recovery.png +2% Army Morale Recovery
  • Oath of Brotherhood
Our military operates in distinct groupings of units. By associating each with a symbol or standard, every soldier has a familiar icon with which to develop a sense of unit pride.
Soothsayers
  • Land morale recovery.png +2% Army Morale Recovery
  • Oath of Brotherhood
The practice of integrating priestly classes into the military was commonplace. Acting as conduits for the divine approval of whatever military action an army was engaged in, boosted morale considerably.
Household Priests
  • Stability cost modifier.png -5% Divine Sacrifice Cost
  • Household Gods
Wealthy families would often employ a minor religious figure to lead worship, and safeguard the spiritual welfare of the household. In Rome, the paterfamilias, or head of the family, became a legal position of responsibility over matters of faith and obeisance.
Ban Witchcraft
  • Policy religious conversion.png +5% Pop Conversion Speed
  • Household Gods
Heathen incantations and magical spells, imported by practitioners of foreign religions, are a stain on our cultural heritage. Banning these is paramount to our continued prosperity.
Auxiliary Recruitment
  • Manpower.png +5% National Manpower
  • Levy.png +2% Levy Size Multiplier
  • Recruit mercenary cost modifier.png +1 Maximum Mercenary Armies

One of:

  • Regimental Standards
  • Soothsayers
Relying on foreign vagrants to make up the menial portion of our fighting forces, lets our valuable citizens focus on more important tasks.
Major Syncretism
  • Unintegrated culture group happiness +15% Unintegrated Culture Group Happiness
  • Omen.png +15% Omen Power
  • Policy religious conversion.png -90% Pop Conversion Speed
  • Household Priests
Whereas once all our people worshiped together, our nation is now populated by people of various faiths, beliefs, and practices. It is time that we looked seriously at adopting various aspects of major foreign religions, and create a system whereby all may be served by our faith.
Assemblies
  • Integrated culture happiness +2% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • Ban Witchcraft
Granting rights to minority groups, to hold their own assemblies, will grant them a sense of self-determinism, which will keep them in line.
Exported Drama
  • Integrated culture happiness +4% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • Corruption.png -0.03 Monthly Corruption
  • Popularity.png +0.1 Monthly Ruler Popularity Gain

One of:

  • Punishment Roster
  • Glass Blowing
The ancient tragedies and comedies of the Greeks, renowned worldwide, have provided amusement for the masses for centuries. It would be a shame to limit them only to Greece.
Medical Auxilia
  • Local manpower.png +2.5% National Manpower
  • Auxiliary Recruitment
The health of our soldiers is of paramount importance. Adequate health care will get soldiers back on the field, faster.
Military Decorations
  • Land morale recovery.png +2% Army Morale Recovery
  • Auxiliary Recruitment
Instituting a series of decorations for valorous conduct in battle, was a valuable tool for keeping order, and giving soldiers something to fight for. The Hasta Pura, or 'Silver Spear' was initially awarded to Roman soldiers on the occasion of their first kill.
Scribae
  • Global monthly civilization.png +0.02 Monthly Civilization Change
  • Research points.png 0.25 Maximum Research Efficiency
  • Exported Drama
Scribae would accompany magistrates of all manner, assisting in record-keeping and official business. They were also known to assist in religious rites, often being responsible for the preservation of prayers, sacraments, and oaths.
War Dedication
  • Omen.png +5% Omen Power
  • Smear reputation cost -15% Woo General Cost
  • Morale of armies +5% Morale of Armies

One of:

  • Medical Auxilia
  • Military Decorations
Dedicating our troops to a specific deity or aspect for any given war, will let us conquer under one ideology.
Formulaic Worship
  • Policy religious conversion.png +0.5 Pop Conversion Speed
  • Policy religious conversion.png +15% Pop Conversion Speed
  • Assemblies
Ensuring that every major religious festival is sanctioned, properly observed, and well put-together, goes some way towards safeguarding the stability of our nation.
Water Mill
  • Monthly food.png +15% Global Monthly Food Modifier
  • Scribae
The invention of water-wheels revolutionized production of flour and bread, allowing for bulk production of food for the masses.
Double Pay
  • Local manpower.png +2.5% National Manpower

One of:

  • War Dedication
  • Formulaic Worship
Instituting a formal hierarchy of careers within our army, gives every common soldier a goal to aspire to, rendering a life in the army a more attractive prospect.
Severe Strictures
  • Land morale recovery.png +2% Army Morale Recovery
  • Double Pay
Decimation, and other, similar practices, were used as last-resort punishments against units that had engaged in mutiny or cowardice. Decimation would involve the random selection of one tenth of a unit, who would then be executed by their former comrades. The ever-present threat of such a terrible punishment ensured that acts of cowardice were rare indeed.
Religious Board
  • Local manpower.png +2.5% National Manpower

One of:

  • Marine Auxilia
  • Fleet Hierarchy
Insititute a formal board of religious persons, dedicated to deciding which deities, foreign or otherwise, were acceptable to be worshiped by soldiers. Not only does this give us control over our troops' religious observance, but encourages those of minority faiths, to serve us.
Service for Life
  • Local manpower.png +2.5% National Manpower

One of:

  • Expanded Naval Hierarchy
  • Severe Strictures
The wounded, maimed, and otherwise unfit, may still be useful as reserves and border guards. Thus can we ensure that the best soldiers are always serving on the front line.
Zero
  • State religion happiness +6% State Religion Happiness
  • Citizen output +6% National Citizen Output
  • Local manpower.png +10% National Manpower

Gains 4 Free Province Investments in Capital Province.

One of:

  • Service for Life
  • Religious Board
The concept of 'zero', did not exist in the standard Roman numeral system. The existence of such a concept was vital to the Greek mathematicians in performing advanced calculations.