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

  • Cost: 8000
  • +3 happiness for the Christian population
  • +10% to town growth from all buildings
  • Spreads Christianity to neighbouring provinces (+6 religious zeal)
  • Converts the populace to Christianity (+8 religious zeal)
  • +2 rank(s) for missionaries recruited in this province
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 missionaries

Clan Effects

  • Improves the rate at which chi arts are mastered: +25%
  • Each Christian chain building enables you to sustain one additional missionary (to a maximum of 5)

If you are first to construct

  • +5% to the success chance of missionary actions


"A mighty fortress is our God..."

A cathedral is a mighty structure, demonstrating the profound faith of their builders to the world. It is a major investment of time, money and craftsmanship, a hymn to God given physical, almost intimidating reality. The sheer size and magnificence of this building impresses people and converts them to Christianity across a wide area. The cathedral brings in a large number of worshippers, increasing the province's income, and adds to the happiness of the local Christian population. Ooura Cathedral in Nagasaki is Japan's oldest wooden cathedral, but it is a building from the Meiji Restoration, almost 300 years after the Sengoku Jidai. Constructed in 1865 under the oversight of Frenchman Bernard Petitjean, it is now recognised as a national treasure. Earlier structures on the main islands did not survive under the Tokugawa Shogunate: in 1614 an edict banned the practice of Christianity and forced the faith underground. Ooura Cathedral was constructed in part to honour the hidden Christians of Japan, the "kakure kirishitan", who did not renounce their faith when ordered to do so by the Shoguns. Life became easier for them once the Tokugawa Shogunate ended, and Japan opened up once again to the outside world. In the space of a few decades, Japan went from a quiet backwater to an industrialised society, capable of taking on, and beating, the mighty Russian Empire in 1905. Foreign ideas were still foreign, but they were no longer forbidden.