The easiest way would be to enter into diplomacy and choose quick agreements. If any group is willing to act with you, the trade option should appear there. Note: The Tomb Kings are the only faction that actually uses resources for their mortuary cult mechanics (Edit: a similar mechanic called forgery has been added to the dwarves in Warhammer 2 only since this response was originally published). For all other groups, resources only increase the value of trade agreements. So you`re generally right to think that these resources are not actually used by the trading partner, but not in this particular example. The last diplomatic option, just as important, is trade. Trade is divided into several parts. You can send or receive a certain amount of gold from another fraction as a one-time or long-term payment. This is similar to food – you can send a certain amount of food to another fraction during X number of rounds, or get it from another fraction. The third option is to exchange items – weapons, armor, mounts, supports or accessories – in exchange for the influence, gold or oppression of other diplomatic options. Diplomacy in Total War: Three Kingdoms has undergone dramatic changes compared to previous games in the series – on the one hand, it is now more transparent, but on the other, it offers much more interesting options and strategies that you can use during the game. Diplomacy is also closely linked to trade, both of which are explained in this chapter.
When a trade agreement is concluded, the share of the total profit is distributed according to the commercial value of the two warlords. For example, if Warlord, with a commercial influence value of 100, enters into an agreement with a warlor with a market value of 200, the second warlor will do double the benefit of the train agreement compared to the first warlord. Everyone benefits, but the most influential trader gets the best deal! Playing like Kong Rong is a relatively peaceful experience, favouring a pacifist style of play that rewards peaceful trade and spreads education and knowledge. For Kong Rong, knowledge is power. His strategy is to seek information and recognition to defeat the enemy, not to stifle the bloodbath as a first way. In addition, each faction on the list on the right side of the screen painted a symbol with a face in one of the colors above. Move the cursor on this topic to find out the details of the relationship – what contracts have been included between the political groups, what are the positive and negative aspects of the relationship, the current level and the level that the relationship will have in the next round. “Trending towards” is particularly remarkable – based on this value, you can determine whether, for example, a particular political group will change its attitude towards you in the next round (declaration of war, proposal for a trade agreement or diplomatic and/or military alliance).