- +20% Cavalry combat ability
- −20% Harsh treatment cost
- +0.5 Attrition for enemies
- −10% Land attrition
- +5% Morale of armies
- +15% Manpower recovery speed
- −15% Diplomatic annexation cost
- +1 Yearly prestige
- −25% Core-creation cost
- +1 Diplomat
- +25% National manpower modifier
- −5% Land maintenance modifier
Today the Mongol Khan cannot even claim to rule the steppe, or even to rule independently. Most of Mongolia has fallen under the sway of a new Mongol power: the Oirat Confederation led by Esen Taishi. Esen has great ambitions; refusing to pay tribute to the Ming, he is willing to fight their vast armies in a bid for dominance. If Esen were not such a brilliant military commander the Western Mongols would be unlikely to accept such brash posturing.
Khan Unebolad of the Korchin Mongols has carved out a respectable domain in Eastern Mongolia. He too has grand ambitions to reunite the Mongols, though his armies and abilities are more of a match for the divided Jurchens to the east than the consolidated forces of the Oirats.
The Chagatai Khanate is the most stable of the Mongol successor states, though this does not hold it to a high standard. The Chagatayids retain control over the land north of the Tian Shan mountains, as well as over the Yarkand Emirate of the Tarim Basin.
Many among the Mongols have adopted the Vajrayana faith, the Tibetan sect of Buddhism. For the last several centuries this faith has coexisted peacefully with traditional Mongol belief inTengri, and the faith was even favored for a time under the Yuan. The Mongols must consider carefully their relations with Tibet and decide on how to deal with the matter of religion.
Every Khan dreams of bringing unity to the Mongols and restoring Genghis Khan’s great Mongol Empire. Thus far all who have tried have had only short-lived success. But there is still time for a new Khan to rise to the challenge...?
Chagatai is a Steppe Horde in the Tartary region of East Asia. They practice the Sunni faith, following the Hanafi school.
Chagatai starts as the overlord of Yarkand in the south. In the west, they are neighbors with Transoxiana, a vassal of the Timurids. To the north, they share a border with the Uzbeks and Oirats, and at the east, they border Kara Del and Sarig Yogir, both tributaries to the Ming empire.