(September 5th, 2000)
Tomb for a Pharaoh (Dier el Medina 3)
12 Spacious Manors
Large Royal Burial Tomb
Start off by producing plenty of linen and beer for export. These are very lucrative export products as there are several buyers for each product; plus you don't need to import either raw material. Even though you would have to import clay and straw, you should also seriously consider establishing a brick making industry, as there are several buyers for bricks. So there is lots of money to be made.
But it's not all that simple! Once you decide to begin digging out Pharaoh Seti's tomb you'll discover that you'll have to import most of the tomb-building essentials. Not surprisingly you'll find many trading partners willing to sell henna, oil, clay, pottery and even lamps.
Even though there is no military activity in this mission you will need to watch out for tomb robbers. They will appear due to several Crime Wave events, so be prepared! An Archer Fort near the valley's entrance goes a long way to guard against wily bands of tomb robbers.
Try to keep food and raw materials stockpiled, as hordes of hungry locusts will occasionally buzz in every few years and devastate your crops.
The Large Royal Burial Tomb is going to take some time, so begin preparing for an abundant production of lamps and paint early. This mission is relatively difficult, as you will face several hurdles: 1) you will have to depend on trade for all your raw goods, 2) 12 Spacious Manors is a completion requirement, and 3) high Prosperity and Kingdom ratings will be a challenge. The easiest requirements to complete this mission are the 3000 Population and the Culture rating of 40. You'll have plenty of flood plain to farm upon and the climate is arid. Move at a comfortable pace and be frugal with your spending.
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