Mission Info
Starting Year
108 BCE
Starting Funds
Very Easy: 27000 Strings of Cash
Easy: 18000 Strings of Cash
Normal: 18000 Strings of Cash
Hard: 18000 Strings of Cash
Very Hard: 14400 Strings of Cash
Mission Navigation

Lo-lang is a mission found in Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom.

Briefing Edit

Wu Di, the great Martial Emperor, has cast his eyes upon the hills of Koguryo, for it is there he wishes to establish a new city to expand the Han empire north and east. Earlier probles into this region indicate the presence of salt deposits, which can be mined for export. The Korean natives are aggressive, however, and none too friendly. Do not expect them to greet this intrusion with a humble bow.

To facilitate the dissemination of our culture, and so that your citizens' spiritual needs can be met, our emperor suggests that a Great Temple be built. Such a temple will delight our creator goddess, Nu Wa, and embolden the spirit of Confucius, sage of all time.

Expect a shipment of high quality iron from Chang-an before the first year is at an end. More will arrive as it can be spared. Weaponsmiths should be built to craft the iron into strong weapons. Troops will be needed to protect your city; do not neglect its defenses. Excess weapons, if any, can be exported to other cities of the empire, notably Chengdu and Jiaozhou.

Goals Edit

  • Great Temple must be built
  • Produce 25 racks of weapons in one year
  • 36 Months of Heroes

Summary Edit

In this mission, you have been sent to the north to establish a border city in Koguryo. Naturally, there will be a few invasions from the city of Hanan, who don't take too kindly to this intrusion by the Han Dynasty.

This mission is extremely difficult. Although Kashgar will sell you Jade, there is no use for this, because you cannot build Jade Carver's Studios here. Your only profitable export is Weapons, which must be produced from imported Iron. Therefore, making a profit from any kind of item is important to be able to complete the mission. You can export some Salt to a few cities, which will help to keep the city in the black for a while.

Building the monument is simple. The Great Temple is tiny and requires only small amounts of Wood and Clay to be constructed. Since it's a small monument, there's no real need to call Xi Wang Mu to the city: starting it early is recommended so that it's being built throughout the time here.

As mentioned above, there are invasions. If you want more than a single fort to defeat the invaders, you will need some Elite Housing since you cannot construct a Palace. Building some walls and towers can assist in defeating the invasions, as well as summoning Huang Di to act as a distant archer.

Reaching the weapons goal will take some time and require a lot of Weaponsmiths. To avoid wasting money, import a large quantity of iron from Chang-an just before the year changes: ensure that all your Weaponsmiths are disabled. You will be given some iron gifts, which helps as well. Once the year changes to February, enable all the Weaponsmiths and make a large amount as quickly as possible. This means that your weapons can then be used solely for export. Be aware that there is a request for Weapons later into the mission and compliance will cause the game to see four less weapons having been made.

Be aware that there is a devastating earthquake about four or so years into the mission. Depending on where your city is constructed, you might suffer minimal losses or your whole city might be wiped out! Ensure there is a large supply of cash so you can rebuild the devastation or you will probably fail the mission due to no profit.

Once you've built the monument and reached the weapons goal, it's simply a matter of waiting for your heroes to stick around for a cumulative 36 months. You can consider making a profit from the selling of Ceramics to Yin if you need to make more money while waiting.