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This is a list of all Mission.png missions of Flag of Songhai Songhai.[1]

Improve the BureaucracyArmy ProfessionalismEmbrace the Glory of BattleReform the ArmyModernize SonghaiConquer TimbuktuConquer Koumbi SalehTake the Empire TitleEradicate MaliConquer West AfricaWar PreparationsStop the Air RaidsConquer JenneRenovate the Great MosqueContact with MaghrebInvade MaghrebConsolidate MaghrebEliminate the Mossi ThreatConstruct WorkshopsDevelop Salt and ClothWealth of West AfricaProtect West African TradeThe Market of EuropeSonghain missions.png

Clicking on a mission icon leads to the appropriate table row.

National missions[edit | edit source]

Improving the Military[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Improve the Bureaucracy icon
Improve the Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy is not a very exciting topic, but it is essential for every country which has great ambitions. Our current state of bureaucracy looks dire however. We need to get our administration together before we can even think of expansion.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Earns at least Administrative power.png 9 Monthly administrative power
  • Has at least Reform progress growth.png 25 Government reform progress
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Loses Reform progress growth.png 25 Government reform progress

Capital.png Country's capital and a random stated province:

  • Embraces Feudalism.png Feudalism institution
Army Professionalism icon
Army Professionalism
Many rulers of the Sonni dynasty saw in every one of our peasants nothing but another potential soldier to be wasted in a senseless war. While this attitude helped us in the past to get more recruits, it surely was not cost efficient. We should drop this attitude and create a professional army, led by our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetHerselfHimself].
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has a Ruler general Ruler general
  • Has at least Army tradition.png 30 army tradition
  • Has at least Army professionalism.png 30% army professionalism
  • Has an army of at least {{icon|land forcelimit} 100% of its force limit
Flag of Songhai Songhai gets the Msg event.png event "The Army Reforms of [Root.Monarch.GetName]" Mission restore caliphate of cordoba.png Improve the Bureaucracy
Embrace the Glory of Battle icon
Embrace the Glory of Battle
A professional army is only a pretty figurehead if we don't use them. We should unleash their might upon our enemies and embrace the glory of battle!
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has won at least 30 battles.

Won battles by armies, which are lead by the Ruler general Ruler count double.

Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Enables Decision.png "Focus on Professional Army" Decision.
  • If DLC Cradle of Civilization.png 'Cradle of Civilization' is active:
    • Gains Army professionalism.png 5% army professionalism
  • Else, gains Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
Son military expertise.png Army Professionalism
Reform the Army icon
Reform the Army
Although the usage of firearms and guns is sneaking into our military it is still far away from being common for our troops. Most of our soldiers still rely on spears and bows while the Maghrebi and the Europeans mastered firearms. If we want to not be overrun by our northern neighbors we need to reform the army and modernize their weapons.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has at least Army tradition.png 75 army tradition
  • Has at least Army professionalism.png 80% army professionalism
  • Has at least Artillery.png 20 artillery
  • Is not in deficit

No country of the Western technology group Western technology group has a higher Military technology.png military technology than Flag of Songhai Songhai

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "The Guns of Songhai" country modifier until the end of the game, granting:
  • Land fire damage.png +10% land fire damage
Mission non-western soldiers.png Embrace the Glory of Battle
Modernize Songhai icon
Modernize Songhai
While our army is enjoying reforms and modernization our [Root.GovernmentName] still holds old laws and rules of medieval times, and our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] is not perceived as the absolute ruler of [Root.GetName]. We should focus on reorganizing our government and embrace the many wonders of modern technology.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has better Technology.png Technology than any Western technology group Western country
  • Has more Institutions.png Institution than any Western technology group Western country
  • One of the following:
    • Is a Government republic.png Republic and has reached tier 5 goverment reform
    • Has at least Absolutism.png 75 absolutism and has all goverment reforms
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Modern State" country modifier until the end of the game, granting:
  • National unrest.png -2 Global unrest
  • Institution spread.png +25% Institution spread

The Songhain people live now in a more enlightened time:

Mission levantine restoration.png Reform the Army

Conquering West Africa[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Conquer Timbuktu icon
Conquer Timbuktu
Timbuktu is the heart of culture and trade in West Africa, and attracts merchants, scholars, ulema and foreigners alike. It is in our best interest to have control over this meaningful city.
The following province is owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • Timbuktu (1132)
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Enables Decision.png "Colonize Tuat" Decision.
  • Gains permanent claims on the following:
    • Jenne area
    • Baghena area
    • Province Mema (2260)
    • Province Massina (1131)
    • Province Segu (1123)
Mission restore caliphate of cordoba.png War Preparations
Conquer Koumbi Saleh icon
Conquer Koumbi Saleh
Around 300 years ago the mighty Ghana Empire ruled over the territory which is now occupied by Mali. The Ghana Empire crumbled when time flew by and eventually their once impressive capital, Koumbi Saleh, is nothing but an abandoned town.
Still, conquest of this ruin might prove useful to get a better foothold into Mali territory. We also might find old writings, which could be of use for our current state.
The following province is owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • Baghena (2246)
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains Reform progress growth.png 100 Government reform progress.

Province Baghena (2246) gains the "Border to Mali" province modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:

  • Local defensiveness.png +25% Local defensiveness
  • Construction time.png -25% Local construction time
  • Construction cost.png -25% Local construction cost

All provinces in Tekrur area:

  • If uncolonized, gain a colony with Global settler increase.png 400 settlers[2]
  • Else, if owned by us,
    • Gain Base tax.png 1 base tax
    • Gain Production.png 1 base production
    • Gain Manpower.png 1 base manpower
  • Otherwise, gain a permanent claim.
Mission build up to force limit.png Conquer Timbuktu
Take the Empire Title icon
Take the Empire Title
The time has come for Mali to give their title to us. Their decline weakened them and now they are just a shadow of what they once were. However to claim the Empire title of West Africa we need to demonstrate our power by outclassing Mali in every aspect imaginable.
Flag of Songhai Songhai has at least 25 regiments.

One of the following must be true:

  • Flag of Mali Mali does not exist
  • Flag of Songhai Songhai has at least as much Land forcelimit.png army, Yearly prestige.png prestige, Stability.png stability, Power projection.png power projection, Military technology.png military technology than Flag of Mali Mali
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Becomes an Empire rank Empire
  • Gains a permanent claim on the following areas:
    • Manding
    • Futa Jallon

If Flag of Mali Mali has the Disaster.png "Decline of Mali" disaster ongoing:

Mission sw against the desert.png Conquer Koumbi Saleh
Eradicate Mali icon
Eradicate Mali
Mali has outlived its time. It is an act of mercy to put this pathetic realm out of its misery and integrate its population into our own, rightful empire!
All provinces in the following areas are owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • Manding
  • Futa Jallon

Flag of Mali Mali does not exist

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains a permanent claim on the following:
  • Jolof area
  • Niger region
Mission empire.png Take the Empire Title
Conquer West Africa icon
Conquer West Africa
With the fall of Mali our biggest rival has ceased to exist. All of the Niger, Sahel and Guinea is free for the taking, and the Maghreb can be contested without having to worry about attacks from our home region.
At least 150 provinces in the following regions are owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Sahel
  • Niger
  • Maghreb
  • Guinea

Flag of Songhai Songhai is at least the Great power.png third Great Power

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Songhaian Empire" country modifier until the end of the game, granting:
  • Stability cost modifier.png -15% Stability cost modifier
  • Prosperity icon m.png +33% Global prosperity growth
Son invade mali.png Eradicate Mali

Mission construct a corsair fleet.png Consolidate Maghreb

Conquering Maghreb[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
War Preparations icon
War Preparations
We once were subjects of the Mali realm until they lost their grip over their territory. Ever since we have become independent and as such it is up to ourselves to defend us from foreign threats. We should build up our forces and hire a competent general as the time for conflicts is approaching.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has an army of at least Land forcelimit.png 100% of its force limit
  • Has at least General.png 1 general
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains permanent claims on the following:
  • Western Sahara area
  • West Azbin area
  • East Azbin area
  • Upper Volta area
  • Province Timbuktu (1132)
  • Province Hodh (2247)
  • Province Haayre (2263)
  • Province Tenkodogo (2267)
  • Province Borgu (1143)
Stop the Air Raids icon
Stop the Air Raids
Ever since our foundation the Songhaian people had to fight off the raiders from Aïr. Being defensive is however not the solution; the Tuareg will just continue raiding our villages.
No, to end this threat we need to go into the offense and eliminate the airan threat.
All provinces in the following areas are owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • West Azbin
  • East Azbin
Flag of Songhai Songhai: Mission build up to force limit.png War Preparations
Conquer Jenne icon
Conquer Jenne
Jenne has been historically a very important center of trade on the Niger ever since its foundation. Atop of that it also houses the Great Mosque of Djenné and was once part of our rival Mali, but now an independent - and with that an easy - target.
We should take control over this important city for the glory of Songhai.
The following province is owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • Jenne (1134)
Province Jenne (1134):
  • Converts to our religion
  • Gain Base tax.png 2 base tax
  • Gain Production.png 2 base production
  • Gain Manpower.png 1 base manpower
Renovate the Great Mosque icon
Renovate the Great Mosque
With our conquest of the city the Great Mosque of Djenné suffered from collateral damage. We must renovate the mosque in Allah's name!
Province Jenne (1134):
  • Is owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects
  • If DLC Leviathan.png 'Leviathan' is active:
  • Else:
Flag of Songhai Songhai gets the Msg event.png event "The Great Mosque of Djenné" Mission mosque.png Conquer Jenne
Contact with Maghreb icon
Contact with Maghreb
During the time of the Ghana Empire the Sahel and Niger regions received many visitors from Arabia and Maghreb. This continued during the lifetime of the Mali Empire, but nowadays the travellers and merchants from these regions rarely come to us anymore. We should restore the contact with our brethren in faith - at least with those in Maghreb as they are the closest to us.
Flag of Songhai Songhai has discovered any province in the following areas:
  • Gharb
  • Southern Morocco
  • North Morocco
  • Central Morocco
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains a permanent claim on the following areas:
  • Sus
  • Tafilalt
  • Gharb
  • Southern Morocco
  • North Morocco
  • Central Morocco
Invade Maghreb icon
Invade Maghreb
Although we hoped for a better diplomatic relation with the people of the Maghreb, they are only interested in our gold and salt. Even worse: the Moroccan were even planning an invasion into our territory so they can seize the salt and gold production for themselves! For the sake of our own security we should turn the tables and go into the offense first!

At least 15 provinces in the following areas are owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains a permanent claim on the Maghreb region Mission control the barbary coast.png Contact with Maghreb
Consolidate Maghreb icon
Consolidate Maghreb
Maghreb is a large region and has many valuable resources. We should expand our influence in this area and conquer the remaining provinces for our benefit.
At least 40 provinces in the following region are owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects:
  • Maghreb
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Gains Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power
  • Gains Diplomatic power.png 100 Diplomatic power
  • Gains Military power.png 100 Military power
Mission pacify the berbers.png Invade Maghreb

Jihad against Mossi[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Eliminate the Mossi Threat icon
Eliminate the Mossi Threat
The Mossi tribes in the south have been a thorn in our side for quite some time. Although they fight each other regularly, they and the Tuareg still manage to organize raids on our villages. If we want any peace from these heathens we have to show strength and eliminate these tribes.
Every Culture icon.png 'Mossi' province is owned by Flag of Songhai Songhai or its non-tributary subjects Flag of Songhai Songhai: Mission build up to force limit.png War Preparations

Improving the economy[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Construct Workshops icon
Construct Workshops
The demand for our products is increasing and more merchants want to trade salt and other goods with us. We should construct workshops to increase the production efficiency.
Flag of Songhai Songhai owns at least 10 provinces with any Production building Flag of Songhai Songhai gains Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 1 year of income from Workshops and Counting Houses.
Develop Salt and Cloth icon
Develop Salt and Cloth
Gold is seen as an immensely valuable resource in the world. However, in West Africa it is only second to another, much more important resource: salt. While gold is useful for our treasury, it is not edible, and as such salt is of high value here.
Then there are cloths, which are of great importance to protect the body from the heat of the sun.

We should develop the production of both goods in order to supply our market and to expand our trade even beyond the Sahel and Niger.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Owns at least 3 provinces which:
    • Has at least Development.png 10 development
    • Is in Sahel, Niger or Guinea region
    • Produces Salt.png salt
  • Owns at least 3 provinces which:
    • Has at least Development.png 20 development
    • Is in Sahel, Niger or Guinea region
    • Produces Cloth.png cloth
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Salt and Cloth Main Production" country modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:
  • Trade power.png +25% Global Trade Power

Every owned province which produces Salt.png salt or Cloth.png cloth:

  • Gains the "Accelerated Production" country modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:
    • Local goods produced +0.5 Local Goods Produced
Mission early game buildings.png Construct Workshops
Wealth of West Africa icon
Wealth of West Africa
Our home region is known for its rich sources of gold. We should develop the gold mining and establish marketplaces in order to distribute the gold to the many corners of the world.
Flag of Songhai Songhai owns at least 3 provinces which:
    • Has at least Development.png 10 development
    • Is in Sahel, Niger or Guinea region
    • Produces Gold gold
    • Has any Trade building
Flag of Songhai Songhai unlocks Burghers.png Burghers privilege "Controlled Gold Mining" Son own develop clothes and salt.png Develop Salt and Cloth
Protect West African Trade icon
Protect West African Trade
All of West African trade shall be done under our supervision. We can't allow foreigners and rivals to find a way of exploiting the trade of our home region.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has at least Trade power.png 85 Trade Power in Ivory Coast Trade Node
  • Has at least Trade power.png 25 Trade Power in Timbuktu Trade Node
  • Has at least Trade power.png 25 Trade Power in Katsina Trade Node

No European country has Trade power.png 20 Trade Power in the following Trade Nodes:

  • Ivory Coast
  • Timbuktu
  • Katsina
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Gains the "Protected West African Trade" trade modifier (Trade power.png +15 trade power) in the Ivory Coast, Timbuktu and Katsina Trade nodes until the end of the game
  • Gains the "Protected Economy" country modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:
    • Provincial trade power modifier.png +15% Global Trade power modifier
    • National unrest.png -1 Global unrest
Mission african gold.png Wealth of West Africa
The Market of Europe icon
The Market of Europe
The Europeans markets are full of opportunities, and while developing our own trade nodes and gold production helps us financially, there are still more ways to earn more Ducats.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Has no ongoing disaster
  • Is not in deficit
  • Has no loan
  • Has at least Trade power.png 50 Trade Power and is the strongest Trade Power in any European trade node.
Flag of Songhai Songhai gains Mercantilism.png 15 mercantilism Mission restore trade superiority.png Protect West African Trade

Question of piety and traditions[edit | edit source]

songhai_jihad_slot[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Convert the Mossi icon
Convert the Mossi
The Ulema have studied the history of the Mossi and their raids against our people, and have suggested a solution: the total conversion of the Mossi to the true faith! These heathens must see the light of Allah!
Every Culture icon.png 'Mossi' province follows our religion Every Culture icon.png 'Mossi' province:
  • Loses Autonomy.png 100 Local Autonomy
  • Gets the modifier "Devoted Followers" for Time Icon.png 30 years, giving following effect:
    • Years of separatism.png -10 Local Separatism
Mission african soldier.png Eliminate the Mossi Threat
More Power to the Ulema icon
More Power to the Ulema
Our [Root.GovernmentName] is heading in the direction of religious unity and enlightenment. But there are much more things to be done. The Ulema manage the sacred laws of our country and oversee the conversion of the heathens, but they are limited by our government. We should grant them more freedom and privileges in order for them to advance our progress of law creation.
If the Clergy.png Ulema estate exists:
  • The Clergy.png Ulema estate has at least 3 privileges
  • The Clergy.png Ulema estate has at least Clergy influence.png 40 influence

Else,

The Clergy.png Ulema estate gains Clergy loyalty equilibrium.png 20 loyalty

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Religious Scholar" country modifier for Time Icon.png 30 years, granting:

  • Technology cost.png -10% Technology cost
  • Tolerance of the true faith.png +1 Tolerance of the true faith
Mal jihad upon own population.png Convert the Mossi
Invite Scholars icon
Invite Scholars
We are far away from our brethren in Arabia and so are our scholars. Therefore, our laws have changed independently from theirs. We should invite scholars from the east and hear their newest advancements in the laws of the [Root.Religion.GetName].
Flag of Songhai Songhai is Alliance.png allied with at least 3 countries which:
  • Has their capital NOT in the Sahel, Niger or Guinea region
  • Has the same religion
  • Has an opinion of at least Opinion.png 150 opinion towards us

If DLC Cradle of Civilization.png 'Cradle of Civilization' is active:

Else,

  • Any country, which capital is NOT in the Sahel, Niger or Guinea region and is following our faith, is allied with Flag of Songhai Songhai.
If DLC Cradle of Civilization.png 'Cradle of Civilization' is active:
  • Flag of Songhai Songhai will be able to invite a Scholar of the school has been invited on the moment of completing this mission without diplomatic requirements

Else,

  • Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Pious Reputation" country modifier for Time Icon.png 30 years, granting:
    • Tolerance of the true faith.png +1 Tolerance of the true faith
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +1 Diplomatic reputation
Mission into persia 1.png More Power to the Ulema
Convert West Africa icon
Convert West Africa
West Africa has always been unique when it comes to religion. When Islam established its foothold in West Africa, the upper elites converted to the true faith, but did not force it upon their subjects. In rare cases they even granted the heathen peasants rights and tolerated their behavior.
The time for tolerance is over though, and now these heathens should be led on the right path too.
Every province in the Sahel, Niger or Guinea region, which is NOT uncolonized, has our religion. Every known country with our religion:
  • Gains opinion modifier “Brethren of Faith” (Opinion.png +25 Opinion) towards us and vice versa

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Beacon of Muslim Faith" country modifier until the end of the game, granting:

  • Tolerance of the true faith.png +1 Tolerance of the true faith
  • Clergy loyalty equilibrium.png +10% Clergy loyalty equilibrium
Mission fatimid caliphate.png Invite Scholars

songhai_protection_slot[edit | edit source]

Mission Completion requirements Effects Prerequisites
Guarantee the Old Traditions icon
Guarantee the Old Traditions
Songhai, just like any other country in Africa, used to follow the old traditions and faith of the ancestors. While our upper class has embraced the light of Allah, our rural population still follows the pagan traditions. We should pay respect to our roots and guarantee the freedom of religion for our people.
If the Dhimmi.png Dhimmi estate exists:
  • The Dhimmi.png Dhimmi estate has the following privileges:
    • "Guaranteed Dhimmi Autonomy"
    • "Guaranteed Religious Minority Rights"

Else, Flag of Songhai Songhai:

  • Has at least Tolerance heathen.png 1 tolerance of heathens
If the Dhimmi.png Dhimmi estate exists:
  • Removes "Guaranteed Dhimmi Autonomy" and "Guaranteed Religious Minority Rights" privileges
  • Unlocks and sets "Guaranteed Traditions" privilege

Else, Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Tolerance of the Traditions" country modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:

  • Stability cost modifier.png -15% Stability cost modifier
  • Tolerance heathen.png +2 Tolerance of heathens
Mission african soldier.png Eliminate the Mossi Threat
Pagan Alliances icon
Pagan Alliances
To better understand our past and our tradition it is important to learn how the heathens act. We should gather pagan allies or subjects and study their behavior.
At least 3 countries:
  • Has their capital in Africa
  • Are Fetishist Fetishist
  • One of the following:
    • Has an opinion of at least Opinion.png 150 opinion towards us
    • Is our Alliance.png ally
    • Is our Vassal.png subject
Every known Fetishist Fetishist country:
  • Gains opinion modifier “Religious Opinion” (Opinion.png +40 Opinion) towards us and vice versa
Mal more tolerance to heathens.png Guarantee the Old Traditions
Protect our Legacy icon
Protect our Legacy
The Fetishist faith may be heathen to us and to the Islam, but it is an important part of our identity; our people, and as such we must protect this legacy from religious zealots who want to destroy it.
No Fetishist Fetishist province in Sahel, Niger or Guinea is owned by a non-Fetishist country other than Flag of Songhai Songhai and its non-tributary subjects. The Dhimmi.png Dhimmi estate gains Dhimmi loyalty equilibrium.png 25 loyalty

Flag of Songhai Songhai gains the "Defender of the Traditions" country modifier for Time Icon.png 25 years, granting:

  • Vassalizatation acceptance +15 Vassalizatation acceptance
  • Diplomatic reputation.png +1 Diplomatic reputation
Son fetishist alliances.png Pagan Alliances
Unite the Tribes icon
Unite the Tribes
Many countries which are followers of the old ways are splintered into tribes, waging wars against each other and against us, and lose their significance in the process. While the fate of these tribes is little of our concern, the traditions and history they carry with them is worth protecting and preserving. We should do their rural populations a favor and liberate them from these tribes.
Flag of Songhai Songhai:
  • Owns at least 35 Fetishist Fetishist provinces
  • Has Fetishist Fetishism as dominant faith
  • Has at least Tolerance heathen.png 3 tolerance of heathens
  • Has Stability.png 3 stability
  • Has no rebels
  • Is not at war

The Dhimmi.png Dhimmi estate has at least Dhimmi influence.png 60 influence

Flag of Songhai Songhai gets the Msg event.png event "The Roots of Songhai" Mission city of the world's desire.png Protect our Legacy

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/missions/AFR_Songhai_Missions.txt.
  2. Age ability "Higher Developed Colonies" applies