Other Total War: Three Kingdoms Guides:
- Getting Started.
- Beginner’s Guide (Tips and Tricks).
- Advanced Tips and Tricks.
- Damage Types and Effects.
- Spies & Espionage Guide.
- Zone of Control Guide.
- Administrators Guide.
- Commandery Guide.
- Fortifications Guide.
- Formations Guide.
- Diplomacy Guide.
- Factions Guide.
- Terrain Guide.
- Fatigue Guide.
- Morale Guide.
- Armies Guide.
- Unit Abilities.
- Battle Types.
- Siege Guide.
- Duels Guide.
- Unit Types.
Your court comprises your faction leader, heir, administrators, and the most senior ministerial positions in your faction. The court panel also displays all the characters currently employed by you, presents a list of candidates who may be recruited into your faction, and offers a separate tab showing your family tree.
Higher-ranking and more impactful ministerial positions are unlocked as you rise through the faction ranks. Administrator positions represent the governance of commanderies, and further administrator slots are unlocked as you climb the faction ranks.
To assign a character to an open position, click on the position, then click the character from the Family and Generals section you wish to assign.
Characters assigned as administrators or to ministerial positions will benefit your faction by providing bonuses in certain areas. The Chancellor position, for example, grants a faction-wide bonus to your tax income from peasantry. These roles will pay them an extra salary, but they will still retain their personal title rank and salary, and can be promoted as usual via their character panel.
Characters assigned to the prime minister and faction heir roles bring powerful extra bonuses to your campaign when characters are assigned to them, based on the individual’s personality. You can scrutinise these benefits before assigning characters.
Your court represents a close-proximity working environment, so character relations are important to consider when choosing characters for these positions. Characters who conflict with one another may become unhappy if forced to work with a rival, and characters in ministerial positions who defect can trigger a civil war – a disastrous outcome for your faction.
Likewise, a character’s personality and traits should be carefully considered before selecting a character for a ministerial role. A veteran warrior for example, whose traits are combat focussed, is unlikely to thrive in a ministerial position, and they may become dissatisfied. It would be similar to recruiting a staunch pacifist as a general for one of your armies.
Characters assigned to ministerial positions also become members of your faction council, which may be invoked to generate missions.
Your family tree charts your lineage and descendants. Some characters in your family tree may not exist within your current faction, as they may be in the employ of other warlords. This is represented by the flag behind their portrait; mouse over the character for details.