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It's an injustice Cathay lacks 1 LL for a whole year, they are a core race. What Cathay Champion would you like?
Thre Cathayan Lord ideas rescued from reddit:
Yin-Yin, The Sea Dragon- Since her provinces are bordered by the sea it seems most likely she will be in a lord pack pitted against a Dark Elf lord as per what little lore we have of what attacks her lands. A less likely but still possible pick is her being pitted against a lord from Nippon. As for her starting minor enemy the eastern city of Bei Chai has rumors of Tzeentch cults so maybe the province with that city in it could be taken over by the minor Tzeentch faction The Cult of The Painted Skin. Her campaign mechanics will most likely be based on sea trade, maybe even having a sea bound version of the Ivory Road mechanic, and have to defend it from Dark Elf pirates instead of Ogre Mercenaries. As for her lord effects she will probably buff her troops when fighting at sea and since she has tried naval invasions of the lands south of Cathay before she could have a shipbuilding mechanic like the Vampire Coast The Monkey King and Li Dao, The Fire Dragon- Since these two live so close together, and according to the lore we've gotten they work together against Kuresh and Ind sometimes I think they will be added to the game at the same time. I think the Monkey King will be part of a lord pack and Li Dao will be added as the FLC lord for the pack. I think this way because it makes sense for the Monkey King to be the lord of the pack that adds Monkey Warriors to Cathay's roster. If CA does lord packs for new DLC races, then being pitted against a lord from Kuresh or Ind (I'm sure at least one of them will be added to the game) seems the most likely. I'm leaning towards Ind because the Monkey King lives in the mountains that boarder Ind and Cathay. The Monkey King will likely be the Arkhan of Cathay and start with a diplomatic penalty with all other Cathay factions, but also have a defensive alliance with Li Dao to represent that as much as Li Dao hates The Monkey King he still needs him. He might also have a diplomatic buff with Clan Eshin in the Immortal Empires map since Clan Eshin helped him take over Cathay for a little while. For starting enemies, I feel a rival Monkey lord for the Monkey King is likely, and Li Dao might have to face an aggressive minor Kuresh faction on the boarder. For The Monkey King's campaign mechanics I feel a more refined version of Markus Wulfhart's mechanic could work. The Monkey King could get buffs to growth and income the more of Cathay he owns, but the more of Cathay he takes the more angry the Dragon King gets and starts sending stronger and stronger armies to help his children fend off the invasion. Obviously for his lord effects he would buff monkey warriors, and maybe have a boost to raiding since he's tried to take over Cathay before. As for Li Dao his faction would get defensive bonuses while being attacked and besieged since he has to protect the southern boarder just like Miao protects the north. As for his lord effects, I feel as the fire dragon he would probably buff the artillery and gun units in his army. Maybe he'd also be able to give his melee troops all fire attacks to give him something unique
Yuan Bo, The Jade Dragon- Yuan is probably the safest of the Dragons as anyone who would want to attack him would have to fight through the territory of one of his siblings first. Since the Celestial City above Wei Jin is home to the Jade Court I'd assume that his lord pack would add the Celestial Dragon Monks to Cathay's roster. Given that it was revealed that a Jade Vampire line was started in Cathay it seems only fitting that the Jade Dragon face off against it, so I believe that a Vampire Count lord will be Yuan's adversary in his lord pack. For his starting enemy, since it would be difficult for any other race to get at him I believe a Skaven incursion makes sense, since they could just tunnel under the outer provinces and take over a central province quickly, especially since Yuan is obsessed with protocol and would likely be slow to react. For campaign mechanics, since he is the administrator of Cathay and his starting location is where the Wu-Xing Compass is actually located, he should have more powerful versions of the Wu-Xing Compass buffs. Also being a stickler for protocol should make him slow but efficient. I'd say give him a 5-10% upkeep reduction on all units, and increase the income of any province he is in but decrease the growth.
Wich of the three Cathay Lords do you prefer on next dlc? and what chaos champion can be deleted from next dlc? It could be khorne because Kolek looks very khorne to me, or it could be slaanesh because Silgavald is already there.
Start giving your opinion now! 3th Cathay Lord is coming!
new Undead Legion: Nagash (unlockable for beating game with Undead Legion) The Nameless Dieter Helsnicht Neferata Dread King or Walach Harkon And also give a quest possibility to other mortachs to access/join some Undead Legion recruiting privileges.
DLCs for VC BLOODLINES: /Necrachs:Zacharias, Melkhior, Radu the forsaken /Strigoi:Ushoran, Vorag The Ghoul King, Gashnag The Black Prince, Rametep /Blood Dragon:Red Duke, Abhorash /Lahmia:zNitocris, Ulrika, Naaima