FAQ:Tax and trade

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How do I tax my peasants?[edit | edit source]

Tax rate

Click on the popularity panel to show the tax rate controls.

Clicking the minus (-) button will bribe your peasants. This means you will lose gold, but gain a much higher popularity increase.

Clicking the plus (+) button will tax the peasants. This increases your overall gold intake but will detract from your popularity.

How can I tax peasants but still be popular?[edit | edit source]

Taxes are not popular with your peasants but may be offset by raising rations and placing entertainment buildings.

Apart from tax how else can I earn gold?[edit | edit source]


You can also earn gold by trading goods in the market.

How do I get a market?[edit | edit source]


You must hold the rank of Villein (6) and research Merchant Guilds (in the Education tab of the research tree), which will allow you to place a market building in your village. Markets allow you to send goods to other villages and trade with parish capitals.

You will also need to create merchants in the units screen ( click on the scout icon); you will need a free peasant, 10 unit spaces, and gold available.

Can I place more than one market?[edit | edit source]

Yes. Placing extra markets in your village(s) will increase the amount of goods you can buy and sell.

How do I trade with a parish capital?[edit | edit source]

Select market
Stock exchange

Select the parish capital and on the market button. Select the goods and amounts you wish to trade, then click the buy/sell buttons to finalise the trade.


Why am I unable to trade with a market outside my parish?[edit | edit source]

You must research Commerce before you can trade with markets outside your parish.

Why aren't my merchants moving any faster after research?[edit | edit source]

If you finish the research after your merchants have started moving across the world map, the research will not affect them.