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Asturica Augusta - Mining gold for Rome in Hispania

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Climate: Central
Difficulty: Hard
Population goal: 8000
Culture goal: 0
Prosperity goal: 80
Peace goal: 90
Favor goal: 95
[NOTE: Requires the latest unstable version of Augustus.]

(Link to description read aloud by Caesar: )

Ever since the conquest of Hispania started, the people of the Roman empire have dreamed of Hispanic gold, and now we have finally found it!

Asturica Augusta has been an important administrative and military centre during this conquest. Now, almost half a century after its founding, I task you to transform this military castra into a provincial capital.

Incomprehensible amounts of gold have been found in the mountains of western Hispania Tarraconensis. With an interesting mining technique called Ruina Montium, where large amounts of water are used to wreck mountains, the gold deposits have been flushed down to a man made lake below the mountains. Since they are being wrecked as we speak I expect regular deliveries of gold one year after you arrive and will continue to do so as the city grows. Eventually, I will be expecting you to send up to two full warehouses at a time to Rome.

By the time you arrive, the military forts will have been demolished to make space for the city. You will be able to build the city wherever you see fit.

As the location is among high reaching mountains farmland is scarce and spread out in the valleys, but it will suffice for the population I require of you. Access to water is also scarce up in Asturica Augusta but you should make use of the water source in the east that was brought in for the military castra. Because of the ruina montium, most of the forests in the area have been cut down. You will have to rely on the neighbouring cities for wood as well as vines, which we have been unable to reliably grow in this region so far.

The local native tribes are open to the roman way of life, and may even be open to trade once they grasp the basics of Latin. A few troublesome Iberians are hiding in the mountains, and I expect you to keep them at bay while building the city. The gold trade will surely be an irresistible bounty, so be prepared! Some of the outlying native huts might be supplying the raiders with food, so any attacks will likely come from those mountain passes.

The natives have been mining small amounts of gold from the surface before they were conquered. Search among their huts for additional sources of gold.

Good luck, governor!


Additional information:
Here is a video that show how Ruina Montium works: (From where the video starts and about 1 minute onwards)

* Plan where you will build the aqueduct, water sources are very scarce.
* To make trade efficient, transport goods close to the entrance/exit points.
* You are unable to build:
- Plazas
- Hippodrome
- Governor's palace
- Forums
- Wells
- Oracles


Revision history:
2023-03-01, V1.1: Tweaked invasions and slightly altered mountain path terrain.
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Awesome map!
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Thank you Gweilo! It was tricky to balance, especially with the new gold resource, but I like how it turned out in the end! :)
road66 good map , need a lot of reflexion , good challenge .hard to have properity , and finaly weapons better for trade .
good work and ty.

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