Contest 144: Revenge of the Market Ladies (a Caesar 4 Contest)
Welcome to the contest pages for Contest 144: Revenge of the Market
Ladies. This is a Caesar 4 contest, and should only be played with
Caesar 4 with the latest patch. Check the Sierra
site for the latest version. Use the links below to download the starting
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C4 Edition) (Insane
Revenge of the Market Ladies (C4 Edition) (hard Difficulty)
Revenge of the Market
Ladies (C4 Edition) (French Language Files)
Revenge of the Market Ladies
(C4 Edition) (German Language files)
Procedure for extracting files-
The zip file will contain a number of files (this can vary depending on the scenario). Firstly, the file with the extension C4s should be extracted to the directory Saved Games in your C4 installation
(Default location C:\Program Files\Sierra\Caesar4\Data\Saved Games).
The remaining files should be extracted to the directory Scenarios
(default location C:\Program Files\Sierra\Caesar4\Data\Scenarios). You start the save from the Main Menu in C4, selecting "Load Save." The save "Revenge of the Market Ladies Novice" or"Revenge of the Market Ladies Easy" or "Revenge of the Market Ladies Hard" or "Revenge of the Market Ladies Insane" should appear in the list. It is not necessary to alter game difficulty.
Briefing from Caesar:
You are perhaps aware of the industrial troubles involving mistreatment of market ladies in the Kingdom of C3. Well these problems have unfortunately spread to our realm, and I have had to conduct lengthy negotiations with market workers and their sympathisers in order to be able to give you this assignment at all. The assignment is a simple one. I want a city with the largest number of fed citizens possible. You have a maximum of 10 years to do this, but surely you should be able to complete the task in a much shorter time than that.
The C3 market ladies have a lot of sympathisers in our realm, and some groups it must be said have used this opportunity to feather their own nest as well. The conditions I have been able to negotiate are as follows-
1. At this stage only one market of any kind may exist in your
city at any time. Negotiations are continuing on allowing more, you will
be informed of any change that occurs. If you build any more than the
agreed number of markets, you can expect swift action from picketers.
As your province is quite rich in resources and has exceptionally fertile farmland, I will make a few insignificant requests for goods from you, and require these to be honoured in a timely manner.
One other matter that you need to know is that the land you will build upon is home to a couple of very strange native tribes. My understanding is that the natives are generally peace-loving, but I would suggest you do not upset them. Such natives in the past have been known to trade with Rome, this may assist you to overcome the financial loss of having no sea trade. I have arranged for mission posts to be constructed, it is up to you to find appropriate personnel to work in them.
Finally, it is likely that local enemies of Rome will bother you from
time to time, and I would not rule out attacks from the striking market
ladies, who are highly resourceful, if you manage to get a successful
1. Any imperial request not met by the time it falls due.
In the event of defeat the player should revert to a recent save and
correct the circumstance that caused defeat.
1. Score made up as follows: One point for each citizen living in a house
that has food LESS one point for each citizen living in a house that does
not have food.
Novice Difficulty- 6%.
While treasury amounts required for a valid entry will be displayed each January, this is not recorded in the message log. Therefore, a chart of all required treasury amounts for each year and difficulty will be posted in the game forum at CBC.
Neptune works much like he does in C3, as close as my scripting skills would allow. He will bless you if he is happy and curse you if he is angry. Repeat blessings can only occur if Neptune has been displeased since the previous blessing. Neptune's current mood, and whether he is considering cursing you, may be ascertained by building one garden (which you can subsequently undo). Your likelihood of being cursed ranges from 0 anks (no chance of curse) to 5 anks (very high likelihood of curse). Massive statues (also called Winged Charioteers) are regarded as Neptune Temples in this mission. As a general rule, one Neptune Temple for each 1500 population is needed to keep him happy.
Another god may make an appearance in this scenario. This other god can also give blessings, and repeat blessings can be obtained.
All invasions can be bought off, but only from the Legion Advisor.
Please read all in-game messages carefully!
Difficulty Level Eligibility:
Insane Difficulty- Any player may enter Insane difficulty. Players may also enter another difficulty as well as Insane, however players finishing first and second in Insane Difficulty will not be eligible for a placing in a lower level.
Hard Difficulty- Any player may enter Hard Difficulty. Schwartzhorse (beta tester of easy and novice difficulties) is eligible to enter Hard and/or Insane Difficulties.
Easy Difficulty- Any player who has not yet won 2 CBC C4 contests at Easy Difficulty or higher may enter Easy Difficulty.
Novice Difficulty- Players who have won one or more CBC C4 contests at Novice Difficulty or higher, or players who have placed in the top 3 in C4 online, may not enter Novice Difficulty. Novice Difficulty is intended for players new to CBC C4 contests, who may benefit from some private assistance from the design team.
Players may not competitively enter multiple difficulties, except that players in Hard, Easy or Novice may also enter Insane as detailed above. As previously, such entries will be accepted and the last difficulty submitted will be regarded as the official entry, provided the player is eligible to enter in that difficulty.
This contest is based upon and runs in conjunction with Revenge of the Market Ladies (C3 Edition). A special honorific title and signature will be awarded to the players with the best overall entries in both events. Details of this will be posted on the contest forums for both events.
Special thanks to Schwartzhorse for translating this contest into
French and to AndreasHauffe for translating it into German.
When forwarding entries to CBC, only the c4s file for the final save is required, not your other (interim) saves.
This contest has ended.
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