Become a prefect in a city that is surrounded by friendlies, and have a city near you that is on a front. It helps if the city on the front is fighting a hopeless battle with one or no reinforcements for example, against Ma Teng in Scenarios 196 to 210. Learn how to increase your city's gold, either by pillaging or by playing merchants. To play merchants, buy supplies when the numbers are high, sell when they are lower. It is possible to buy for 11 gold, then sell for 7 gold, but not in the same council. Simply accumulate a lot of money and your liege will assign you to support the city on the front. Every time you properly support them, you will be given 500 gold, and 1000 fame and deeds. If you have someone under you with trade skill, use them to buy and sell. Note: It helps if you are next to an enemy city that will be taken over soon; this will cause many riots to lower safety to 0. Pillaging will then always be successful, even if it is under your force.
Better created characters:
Bonus created character portraits:
You can also get Lu Bu when you are Sun Jian through diplomatic situations as follows. You must do this at the beginning of the Anti-Dong Zhou coalition. It helps to have the special created characters that can make people defect well. On the very first diplomatic stage, check if his loyalty is low. At the beginning his loyalty should still be low. Use your created characters to lower it further, then try to hire. He may not go for it the first time. Keep trying and he will eventually give in. However, you will have to reward him. If you do not, he will quickly betray you. He is worth a lot of money when it comes to how many battles you can win with him.
Acquire "green" skills:
Acquire "red" skills:
Acquire "yellow" skills:
Acquire skills and tactics:
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