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EA Yomi, the Oni Kings

Lore

Yomi is a nation based on Japanese mythology and especially in this age around the myths of the underworld (hell). Violent demons spew forth from their capital to bring death and misfortune to the human population, aided by evil sorcerers and other henchmen. The demons remain as national summons in later ages into Shinuyama and Jomon, but in this age they are prevalent and plentiful as they can be recruited from any fort with a lab and a temple.

General Overview

The lands of Oni Kings are primitive and poor, represented by several game mechanics. First, Yomi gets a 25% income penalty. Secondly, they can only build primitive forts with only 1 commander point so recruitment of mages is slower than other nations. Thirdly, all oni troops cause unrest which further decreases their gold income, and have turmoil power so picking turmoil scales on them is mandatory. Also, most of their gold recruitable troops have low tech weapons and armour, and shields are not used at all.

The main strengths of the nation are strong demon commanders and troops, a good capital recruitable super-combatant chassis(with few weaknesses though), and access to good spell paths, especially in death magic. Even the most basic ko-oni hit hard in turmoil and survive because of their ethereal second shape. Later in the game your oni commanders can survive a lot of things that kill frail human mages.

National Features

Race Military Magic Access Priests Buildings
Human
Bakemono
Oni
Size 1 troops
Bandit Raiders
Oni Raiders
Demon Thugs
Demon Supercombatant
fire 33 (Rare 4)
air 11 (Rare 2)
earth 33 (Rare 4)
death 44 (Rare 5)
nature 11
Summonable air 33, water 33, nature 22
holy 11 Priests
Temples cost 200 Gold
Temples spawn Oni units
Primitive Forts (Palisades)
Starts with a Fortress
Temples cost Gold 200
  • -25% income penalty
  • Halved income penalties from heat and cold scales.
  • Extra Gold gold and Resources resources from forts built in caves.

Capital Sites

Mountain of the Oni Kings

Enables recruitment of

Dai Oni

Produces 1firegem1airgem1earthgem3deathgem per turn

  • Capital is treated as a mountain province for the purpose of Oni summoning

Units

Provide a brief overview of commanders and units and what tools they provide you with. Outline any peculiarities across the roster (e.g. the animal tag, cold blooded). Highlight any particular strengths of the roster and describe their roles (e.g. high-quality infantry, thugs, powerful mages).

Commanders

Sprite Unit Name Special Attributes Comments
Bakemono Chief
Gold 40
Resources 6
Recruitment points 1
+ Highlands and Mountain Rec
Stealthy (40)
Darkvision (50%)
Mountain Survival
Forest Survival
40 leadership stealthy commander. Can lead raiding parties or scout, which combined with its mountain-recruit status is particularly valuable for the scout-deprived Early Ages.
Bandit Leader
Gold 45
Resources 16
Recruitment points 1
Stealthy (40)
Pillager (3)
40 leadership commander. Low utility compared with the Bakemono Chief, and a bit more expensive.
Demon Priest
Gold 50
Resources 1
Recruitment points 1
+ Foreign Rec
holy 11random010%
Sacred
10 leadership lesser priest with a minor chance of becoming a mage.
Only your provinces with Temples spawn Oni, so this guy is very important.
Namanari
Gold 65
Resources 1
Recruitment points 2
+ Highlands and Mountain Rec
death 11nature 11 9
Supply Bonus (5)
Swamp Survival
Forest Survival
Female
Relatively gold-efficient researchers that can be recruited outside of forts. Can be upgraded with Yomi's national spells.
Chunari
Hannya Pact
6deathgem
fire 11death 22nature 1113
Demon
Resist Fire (5)
Resist Poison (5)
Supply Bonus (10)
Swamp Survival
Forest Survival
Female
Namanari upgraded with the Hannya Pact ritual become Death 2 mages and gain a path in Fire.
A better chassis but now vulnerable to anti-demon attacks and nearly double in upkeep cost.
They can now Shadow Blast, summon Corpse Candle, Summon Lesser Fire Elemental, and disease dangerous things with Seven Year Fever
Hannya
Greater Hannya Pact
12deathgem
invested 18deathgem
fire 22death 33nature 1117
Demon
Supply Bonus(5)
Swamp Survival
Forest Survival
Female
Chunari upgraded with the Greater Hannya Pact ritual gain 1 additional level in Death and Fire. Usually not worth the Death gems unless you really need to turn a Chunari into a bigger caster.
Not as strong as a Dai Oni, but given their high cost and slow recruitment, Hannya may take up that Fire, Death caster role.
Sorcerer
Gold 115
Resources 1
Recruitment points 2
earth 11death 11random1100% 11
Mountain Survival
Old Age (66/50)
More suited for combat magic than the Namanari, especially the death and earth randoms, but less efficient researchers per gold.
He is also your cheapest air and fire access, and both paths have Research Boosters in Construction.
Demon General
Gold 125
Resources 22
Recruitment points 2
death 11 7 120 leadership commander with 70 undead leadership and minor magic, which allows it to be kept safe behind the front line casting magic.
Oni Shugo
Gold 195
Resources 38
Recruitment points 2
death 22random1100% 7
Sacred
Resist Fire (5)
Resist poison (5)
Chaos Power (1)
Inept Researcher (4)
Gluttony (3)
Pillager (3)
Cause Unrest (+2/month)
Wounded Shape (Oni Spirit)
Summon in Battle (Wolf×1d6)
Oni Summoner (25)
Heals Afflictions When Shapechanging
Need not Eat
Demon
Mountain Survival
Snow Move
Spirit Sight
35 leadership sacred mage with 100 undead leadership. Summons freespawn in turmoil scales, can be made into a thug or cast army support magic.
Dai Oni
Gold 490
Resources 45
Recruitment points 4
Capital Only
fire 22earth 22death 33holy 11random1100%
10%
9
Sacred
Resist Fire (5)
Resist poison (5)
Chaos Power (1)
Fear (8)
Inept Researcher (12)
Gluttony (5)
Pillager (5)
Cause Unrest (+2/month)
Wounded Shape (Oni Spirit)
Summon in Battle (Wolf×1d6)
Oni Summoner (50)
Heals Afflictions When Shapechanging
Need not Eat
Demon
Mountain Survival
Snow Move
Spirit Sight
An expensive, 70 leadership mage with 210 undead leadership. They have excellent paths for heavy thug/supercombatant duty, which combined with their fear aura can very easily rout unprepared armies. Their demon tag is a rather significant liability, however. They are also capable of casting powerful combat magic as part of a larger army, especially the air randoms.

Unfortunately Dai Oni will transform into their Oni Spirit wounded shape before Phoenix Pyre activates, making this spell less impressive than it might seem at first.

Troops

Sprite Unit Name Special Attributes Comments
Bakemono-Sho (club)
Gold 7
Resources 1
Recruitment points 3
+ Highlands and Mountain Rec
Darkvision (50%)
Stealthy (40)
Mountain Recruitment (2)
Undisciplined
Mountain Survival
Forest Survival
Exceptionally massable size 1 militia. They have low morale and are undisciplined, but have high unit density, have darkvision and are stealthy. The yari variant costs just one more Resources resource but has a much better weapon which deals more damage and can potentially repel some enemy attacks.
Bakemono-Sho (yari)
Gold 7
Resources 2
Recruitment points 3
+ Highlands and Mountain Rec
Darkvision (50%)
Stealthy (40)
Mountain Recruitment (2)
Undisciplined
Mountain Survival
Forest Survival
Bakemono Archer
Gold 7
Resources 2
Recruitment points 3
+ Highlands and Mountain Rec
Darkvision (50%)
Stealthy (40)
Mountain Recruitment (2)
Undisciplined
Mountain Survival
Forest Survival
Massable archers that can be recruited from any mountain province. Somewhat anti-synergistic with Yomi's low protection, shieldless units and freespawn.
Supported by Flaming Arrows access, but they cannot be scripted.
Bandit
Gold 9
Resources 11
Recruitment points 5
Stealthy (40)
Pillager (1)
Light infantry. More expensive than the Bakemono-sho for better prot, but much worse attack density and deals only marginally higher damage.
Bandit
Gold 9
Resources 16
Recruitment points 5
Stealthy (40)
Pillager (1)
Short bow archers in light armor. Can be scripted, unlike the Bakemono Archers.

Heroes

Sprite Unit Name Special Attributes Comments
Masatora - Ghost General death 22 9
Resist Cold (25)
Poison Resist (25)
Chill Aura (3)
Fear (7)
Salt Vulnerability (2)
Undead
Ethereal
Amphibious
Need not Eat
Floating
Spirit Sight
120 leadership Shura with 180 undead leadership some death magic.
Kurofumi - Master of the Shadow Blossom
fire 11earth 22death 44blood 11 21
Resist Fire (15)
Demon
Mountain Survival
Sight Vengeance (1)
Provides high death magic as well as minor blood magic for minor blood hunting operations.
Tsunekage - Devourer of Demons
fire 11death 11 9
Regeneration (10%)
Inspirational (1)
Demon
125 leadership mage with 110 undead leadership. Small combat utility as a Banefire Darts caster.

Freespawn

Oni will appear in all temples that are inside Yomi’s dominion. A high Turmoil scale will increase the number of Oni that spawn in the temples. The spawn rate is not affected by your Dominion Strength but does require at least 1 candle to be present.

The location of the temple determines what type of Oni might appear – mountains or highlands are required to get the most powerful types. Cold or Warm provinces will occasionally spawn Ao-oni or Aka-oni respectively as each thrives in that particular type of climate. Temples in temperate provinces without mountains or highlands will only produce Ko-Oni.

Disciples to Yomi do not get this dominion feature.

Specifics by Loggy: Friendly dominion and a temple is required.

"Terrains" is true in any combination of caves/mountains/highlands, otherwise false.

"Your cap" also technically includes Shinuyama's cap, both of them have the flag used for this for some reason.

The number of spawn attempts is Turmoil + 1 (Max 4 attempts in 3 ).

If End of Culture is up, add Turmoil again (so it becomes 2×Turmoil + 1) (Max 7 attempts in 3).

While the number of spawn attempts > 0:

  • 66% to just flat out fail (-1 spawn attempt).
  • If (terrains or your cap) and a 2% (total 0.66%) chance: Amanojaku (-2 spawn attempts)
  • If (terrains or your cap) and a 80% (total 25.872%) chance: Kuro-Oni (-2 spawn attempts)
  • If (terrains or your cap) and a 70% (total 4.5276%) chance: Oni (-2 spawn attempts) FIXME double check odds math.
  • 30% chance per cold scale: Ao-Oni (-1 spawn attempt)
  • 30% chance per heat scale: Aka-Oni (-1 spawn attempt)
  • Otherwise: 1d4 (non-exploding) Ko-Oni (-1 spawn attempt)

(Once a single check succeeds, go spawn the units, subtract the spawn attempts, and then go back to the top of the bullets)

Shared Traits: demon(If Alive) or Ethereal and undead(If Ghost), Undisciplined, Chaos Power(1), Gluttony, Pillager, Cause Unrest, Wounded Shape Oni Spirit, Mountain Survival, Need not Eat, Spirit Sight

Sprite Unit Name Special Attributes Comments
Ko-Oni Gluttony (1)
Pillager(1)
Cause Unrest(+0.1 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni spirit
The common Demonic chaff of Yomi.
Use like Bakemono – Mass on the font lines to soak up/make a lot of attacks. They will die somewhat easily, though enemies will also need to kill their ghost forms which gives them additional staying power.
Will passively spawn from both Oni Shugo and Dai Oni.
Aka-Oni
Spawns in heat scales
Resist Fire(5)
Gluttony (2)
Pillager(1)
Cause Unrest(+0.3 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni Spirit
One of the rank and file Oni above Ko-Oni.
Only recruitable in hot provinces, they hit hard with their Clubs and AP Fireballs which will penetrate armour worn by most EA units.
Ao-Oni
Spawns in cold scales
Resist Cold(5)
Gluttony (2)
Pillager(1)
Cause Unrest(+0.3 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni Spirit
Snow-Move
A lesser-seen Oni as Going heat Yomi for the ranged Aka-Oni is more tempting.
Like the Aka-Oni but has a Chill 20 attacks but is partially reduced by protection.
Other units will be slowed down by snow but they and the recruitable oni commanders will not be.
Oni
Spawns in mountains or highlands
Gluttony (2)
Pillager(1)
Cause Unrest(+0.5 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni Spirit
Higher quality Oni that comes out of the mountains.
when mixed with other units they are decent in combate.
Kuro-Oni
Spawns in mountains or highlands
Resist Fire(5)
Resist Poison(5)
Gluttony (3)
Pillager(2)
Cause Unrest(+0.5 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni Spirit
upgraded Oni with minor resistance, throw fire, and Spit poison.
Amanojaku
Spawns in mountains or highlands
Rare.
Sacred
Resist Fire(5)
Resist Poison(5)
Gluttony (3)
Pillager(2)
Cause Unrest(+1 per month)
Wounded Shape Oni Spirit
A Rare spawn. Sacred Demons in heavy armour.
Too uncommon to make a strategy around them but try to bless them if used.

Magic

Magic Access

Death Dai Oni can get you up to death 66, Fire can also go up to fire 55 with boosters. Earth can only go as high as earth 44. If you somehow get Air 2 on one of your national mages, then Dai Tengu is an expensive alternative to Fairy Queens for air 33.

For thugs Death summons, if you go Conjuration, there are immortal Wraith Lords and Mound Fiends, the latter Could mass-produce you an army of Longdead Horsemen as a late-game option. Lich is an alternative going deep into late game Enchantment being an immortal death 44 mage.

If you happen to get a water 22nature 11 and a swamp lab, to get into Water, and then able to boost up to Water Queens if you do.

National Spells

Hannya Pact death 11 6deathgem See Chunari

Greater Hannya Pact death 22 12deathgem See Hannya

Summon Kappa: water 11nature 11 Conj 1 for 3 (summon 3 Kappa). Despite having Land Encumberance, If your lucky and expenditure of water gems, they can break you underwater by year 1. With their High Strength, Natual protection and Two attacks (one causes the limp affliction), a group can muscle out most Underwater Indies.

Ambush of Tigers: nature 33 Conj 3 for 10 (summon Tigerx10+[lv]). Fast moving two attacker. Can flank.

Ghost General death 33 Conj 4 for 10deathgem. ( Shura) Shuras are ARMORED ghost commanders with 120 Undead Leadership, somewhat ideal for herding your Oni flocks. They're also standard Ghosts, with Etherealness, a Cold Aura, and Fear, and they have a Bane Blade; thus, they're okay for light raids, and they might counter certain thugs and supercombatants.

Summon Shikome death 22 Conj 4 for 8deathgem. (Shikomex8). Sacred Berserkers with two Undead paralyzing claws. You get a good one-for-one trade with them, able to rend middle game chaff with buffs.

Contact Nushi: water 22nature 11 Conj 5 for 25watergem. Need a Swamp. ( Nushi) Nushis are basically Naiads with water 33death 11nature 22 instead of water 33nature 33, not to mention their snake forms. Homesickness prevents them from moving far. They can't be away from her home Swamp for long, but they can be defensive by casting Bone Melter and Foul Vapors at invading armies. They can also help you climb other paths as they can cast Contact Naiad and (with a booster) Streams from Hades. On the other hand, Yomi doesn't have the native paths; their best chances are with the rare water 22nature 11 Jade Sorceress (1-in-16 chance), from Swamps that have them.

Summon Gozu Mezu death 33 Conj 6 for 7deathgem. ( Ox-headx1 + Horse-facex1) Gozu & Mezu have magic polearms which "Trap the Soul", inflicting a variety of False Fetters that requires 16 Magic Resistance to be more likely than not to resist; it does not Soul-Slay, despite the similar name, but it can keep troops and thugs with all but the highest levels of Magic Resistance pinned. The polearms also do massive damage, in the hands of their wielders. The Ox-headed one is stronger, and gets an additional attack that does half as much damage as their polearm, while the Horse-faced one has far better attack and defense.

Summon Araburu-kami death 11fire 11 Conj 7 for 5deathgem. ( Araburu-kamix1) These punished kami can be strong frontline units, if you can stop what you're doing and make a ton of them. They also have magical ranged attacks, up until they take a single point of damage and drop their divine façade; having Awe before getting scratched and a second melee attack after they get scratched makes the frontlines better for them, however. They're by no means efficient to procure, but they're far-more-reliable Sacreds than your Amanojaku.

Tengu
They are Sacred Storm-immune Flyers. They have high Att and Def skill with their two-handed Katanas and they throw a single very weak Lighting bolt. Tengus Are not strong themselves but they are an ok trick in your pocket. After stunning enemy chaff for around with their lighting, With some buffs and a minor blessing they can kill mages and archers if they were not expecting flyers. Unfortunately, while still better at it than Shinuyama, Yomi has some trouble gettng them.

  • Summon Karasu Tengus: nature 11air 11 Conj 2 for 3naturegem ( Karasu Tengux3). Crow-Tengu unfortunately require Empowerment or a lucky Deer Tribe Shaman if you want to summon them; this is kind of a bummer, because they're more skilled than the other Tengu.
  • Summon Konoha Tengus: air 11earth 11 Conj 3 for 5airgem(summon 5 Konoha Tengux5 + [1/2 lv]). Big-Nosed Tengu are readily summoned by around a quarter of your Sorcerers, using Gems from your capital. On the other hand, these are your least-skilled Tengu, and Air Gems have a number of other uses (such as boosting your Research, or Site-Searching, or Empowering).
  • Contact Dai Tengu: air 22earth 11 Conj 5 for 55airgem (Karasu Tengux15 + Tengu Warriorx10 + Dai Tengux1). The big draw of this spell is the Tengu King, a Flying air 33earth 11nature 11holy 22 mage-priest with 80 Leadership. Empowerment (or a very-lucky Item drop, or an also-insanely lucky Dai Oni) is generally required to get a Summoner without Pretender foresight, whether that's empowering one of your wimpy senior Sorcerers or empowering one of your air 11 Dai Oni (both for 30airgem).

End of Weakness earth 22 Alter 6 for 1earthgem. A Battlefield Enchantment that lets your Dai Oni (or your Earth-random Sorcerer) give all of your Demons Barkskin. This comes one Level before Marble Warriors, but it's cheaper to cast, and it doesn't care how spread-out your Undisciplined Oni are.

End of Culture fire 55 Thum 6 for 60firegem. A Global Enchantment that makes your Dominion Spread Turmoil scalesTurmoil, similarly to how Niefelheim spreads Cold, and that increases the Oni Spawn rate from Temples and Oni Summoners (FIXME By how much?). Like any Global Enchantment, Other players may not like that you cast it and may dispel it; they might not like having reduced Recruitment Points just because they neighbor you, or that you might make enough free Oni to keep up with other nations.

Notable Generic Magic

Discuss the top few generic spells that most increase a nation's combat power or synergize with national strategies. These will generally be early-to-mid game spells since individual spells matter much more during those periods of the game. Some examples are Foul Vapors for MA C'tis, Horde of Skeletons + Sabbath Master/Sabbath Slave for the Niefelheim line of nations, Mother Oak for the Pangaeas, Wailing Winds access, etc. For broader advice on magic use, link to Not-Lola's Basic Magic Use Guide.

This is also a good place to point out notable magic weaknesses, such as a lack of nature access making a nation vulnerable to Foul Vapors.

Magic Items

List and describe any unique national items or discounts in this section, discuss and compare with similar generic items. Also discuss generic items that are useful and accessible for the nation. These may include:

  • Thug gear (if the nation has good thugs)
  • Research boosters (particularly if the nation needs help researching or is already very good at researching)
  • Other items that synergize with the nation (e.g. Dwarven Hammers for MA Ulm)

National Items

National Discount Items

Generic Items

Strategy

Power Curve

This is probably the most difficult section to get consensus for. Describe how strong the nation is during expansion, the early, mid and late game, and what makes it strong/weak at each of those points. This should give readers an idea of where the weaknesses of a nation lie (if they have not been shown already) and when to take advantage of a nation's strengths.

Expansion Strategies

List some example expansion strategies here. If a strong bless or pretender is required then leave the specifics for the pretender section.

Example Pretender Builds

List some example pretender builds. Try to use the following format to keep authorship and pretender design rationale clear.

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