Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple


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

  • Cost: 850
  • +1 happiness for the Buddhist population
  • Converts the populace to Buddhism (+1 religious zeal)
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 monks

Clan Effects

  • Improves the rate at which chi arts are mastered: +3%
  • Each Buddhist chain building enables you to sustain one additional monk (to a maximum of 5)


Quiet should not be mistaken for "peace".

Construction of a temple enables the training of monks. These Buddhist agents can spread the faith, or comfort and inspire believers; they can also spread revolt and despair among enemies. The temple itself is a place of solitude and contemplation, the perfect place to consider the world and a man's place in it. Everyone turns to the gods in their hour of need. In the sixth century, when Prince Shotoku of the Soga needed help to banish anti-Buddhist elements from Japan, he called on the fearsome Bishamon to aid him in his efforts. Originally the protector of the north, Bishamon became the protector of the law who guarded people from illness and demons. He was also worshipped as a war god, and was one of the Shichi Fukujin, the seven deities of happiness and good luck. He normally appeared as a blue-faced warrior with a spear and a pagoda. These items represented his dual personality, half warrior, half monk, but always a protector of the faithful.