Ikko Monk (TWS2)
Ikko monks can convert others to their radical Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, inspire a friendly army with their rhetoric and by the same token demoralise an enemy force, reduce the chances of successful bribery, calm and inspire an angry populace or incite revolt in an oppressed one. Ikko monks are recruited via Jodo Shinshu buildings. They can convert both provinces and other agents to their religion - although it is difficult for an Ikko monk to convert a missionary and vice versa. Conversion of a population to the Ikko Ikki cause takes place simply via the Ikko monk's presence in a province. This man is highly susceptible to assassination by ninja or geisha.
- Recruitment Cost: 500
- Inspire Castle Town: Determines the Increases to happiness when ministering to a province.
- Character Conversion: Determines the ability to make an enemy agent retire temporarily or permanently.
- Population Conversion: Determines the ability to convert a province religion to Buddhism.
- Demoralisation: Determines the chance of inflicting a morale penalty upon an enemy army.
- Incitement to Revolt: Determines the chance of causing a rebellion in an enemy province.
- Inspire Army: Determines the given morale bonus when attached to an army.
Below is the chart showing skills of ab Ikko monk in chronological order:-
Effects & Description
Below is the table containing info on the effects and descriptions of various skills of an Ikko monk.
||Walk the earth to find the light.|
||A man needs two waraji: faith and reason.|
||The faithless must be taught harsh lessons, so that they learn.|
||A single grain of rice holds all the truths of the world.|
|Religious Advisor||Level 1
||Faith and reason are the daisho of wisdom.|
||He who stands apart from the world will never change the world.|
||"I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions."|
||War is cruelty: why must spirits weep?|
||"There is no spirit of injustice!"|
||Learn from the wisdom of others to understand your own lack of wisdom.|
||"I understand the questions, and dimly see what might be answers."|
||When a man listens to his heart, all else follows.|
|Cat||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters||Unlike men, cats are true to their own nature.|
|Nun||+2 to Zeal when Converting Provinces||There are many paths to Buddha.|
|Golden Image of Buddha||-10% reduced Action Cost||Meaning is not measured in gold.|
|Itako||+1 to Zeal when Inspiring Armies
+5% to the Chance of Detecting Ninja
|"Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see."|
|Cherry Blossom||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters||Life's beauty is transitory, and always reborn.|
|Komuso||-10% to the Agent's Action Cost||Listen to the music, not the player of the music.|
|Shakuhachi||+1 Happiness in Provinces where this man is Present||Music speaks to the soul.|
|Disguised Ninja||+5% to the Chance of Escape following an Unsuccessful Action
-5% to the Character's Chance of Being Assassinated
|Not everyone walks the path in honesty.|
|Pet Monkey||+1 Happiness in Provinces where this man is Present||"Ooo-ooo-Eeeek!"|
|Tea Cup||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters||Quench the raging fires within.|
|Miko||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters
+1 to Zeal when Inciting Unrest
|Woman's wisdom should always be heeded.|
|Pet Monkey||+1 Happiness in Provinces where this man is Present||"No, he is a Christian."|
|Meditation Beads||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters||From calm, all things grow.|
|Buddhist Rabblerouser||+1 Happiness in Provinces where this man is Present||"The people, even the humblest of peasants, should not be denied because they are humble!"|
|Pet Cricket||+1 to Zeal when Converting Characters||Enlightenment is a song, drifting on the evening breeze.|