Police Station

Police Station


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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 1400
  • Increases the spread of influence (+1 influence)
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 ishin shishi
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 shinsengumi
  • +1 to repression in this province

Clan Effects

  • +1 to the current number of ishin shishi that may be fielded


Order frees men from fear.

A police station gives a community a sense that justice and law are forces for good in their lives, not the arbitrary whim of a passing noble. They also come to feel that property is safe, and that wrongdoers will be punished. It improves the quality of agents recruited in the same province. Policing was often an ad hoc business, carried out by a lord's retainers as and when it was required. Justice, in a society where a samurai was pretty much free to kill anyone he wanted provided they were from a lower social class, was swift and summary. Towns and cities had city watches, groups of men paid to patrol the streets at night and during festivals, but these were as much concerned with fire-watching as thief-taking; fire, of course, was always a terrible danger in the close-packed wooden buildings of many towns.