The Yuan Clan of Shouchun is one of the playable factions in Total War: Three Kingdoms. It is one of the 11 immediately playable in the base game, with no achievement or DLC requirements.
The Yuan Clan starts in Nanyang Commandery. It's starting leader is Yuan Shu. Yan Xiang, Yang Hong, and Zhang Cheng also start as part of it.
The family tree consists of Yuan Shu, his wife Lady Feng, his son Yuan Yao, and his daughter Yuan Anyang. Their family tree is connected to that of his half brother, Yuan Shao.
Legitimacy - A resource the Yuan Clan gets through a unique diplomatic action to demand recognition. High legitimacy increases income and prestige gain. Legitimacy is spent on recruiting new characters.
The Yuan Clan's dilemma is about being approached by an envoy from Sun Jian. The envoy reports that Sun Jian is being beset on all sides by the forces of Liu Biao, who is seeking the Imperial Seal in the name of Yuan Shao.
- Do you decide to help Sun Jian by declaring war on Liu Biao?
- Or do you instead choose to let Sun Jian fend for himself?