The metsuke are your daimyo's secret policemen, recruited through the market building chain. Metsuke ensure loyalty and obedience from friendly generals and keep your settlements and armies safe from enemy subterfuge when positioned inside them. Metsuke can also bribe enemy garrisons, generals and armies, and detect, capture and try enemy agents in your territory. They are especially vulnerable to removal from the game through conversion by enemy monks or missionaries.
- Recruitment Cost: 500
- Bribery: Chance of buying off a general and/or several units in an enemy army.
- Detection: Chance of finding enemy agents and/or armies moving through your territories.
- Overseeing Armies: Reduces the success rate of enemy actions on an army.
- Overseeing Towns: Reduces the success rate of enemy actions on a town and increases tax income by reducing corruption.
- Apprehending Agents: Chance of arresting an enemy agent and having them temporarily imprisoned or executed.
Below is the chart showing skills of a metsuke in chronological order:-
Effects & Description
Below is the table containing info on the effects and descriptions of various skills of a metsuke.
||A hunter's eye and a jilted lover's suspicions bring only sadness.|
||"I am the law!"|
||Gold always eases the slight stings of pride.|
||Lies and truth are leaves floating on the water.|
|Secret Policeman||Level 1
||"How much porcelain gets broken at the end of the day?"|
|Yakuza Contacts||Level 1
||There is secret honour in dishonour for a lord's cause.|
||The quickness of the hand deceives the eye.|
||"No one needs to see that!"|
||Duty is fleet footed.|
|Strength of Will||Level 1
||The man who will do anything for his lord has iron in his soul.|
|Mercantile Contacts||Level 1
||For all their prattle, merchants have ears and hear much.|
|Legendary Thieftaker||Level 1
||"Get your kimono on, you're nicked!"|
|Eyes & Ears||Level 1
||"Many eyes, many tongues: one understanding."|
|Disgraced Yakuza||+2 to Repression in this Province||A man who has turned against his own kind makes the best hunter when the time comes.|
|Shogi Set||+1 to Cunning when Overseeing Armies||Not a Game. War. Without blood.|
|Hanafuda Cards||-5% to the Character's Chance of Being Assassinated||Some cards make their owners lucky.|
|Hunting Dog||+1 to Cunning when Apprehending||For the huntsman, what else matters other than the chase?|
|Yakuza||+1 to Cunning when Overseeing Towns||"My lord need only say the word, and the fish will be well fed..."|
|Kumicho||-1 Happiness in Provinces where this man is present
+2 to Repression in this Province
|"They will do as I say, my lord. And we will profit by it."|
|Kabukimono||+1 to Cunning when Overseeing Armies
+1 to Cunning when Overseeing Towns
|"Gissa job! I could do that. No, really, I could do that. Go on, gissa job!"|
|Duelist||-10% to the Character's Chance of Being Assassinated||When swords are drawn, talk gives way to death.|