Trade agreements between political groups provide reciprocal access to the trade resources of both groups. These resources are the key to the construction of certain buildings. The stronger your business influence, the more you benefit from a trade agreement with another group. This means that Kong Rong does not necessarily need much expansion and can instead ally with warlords with more expansionist territories, forging lucrative trade agreements and using the wealth that comes with it to continue to build its existing colonies. The great colonies mean more prestige and wealth, so that he can go to war if he has to, but also to allow him to win the election campaign with relatively few territories under his command, if he chooses. The fourth separate edition is the exchange. They exchange a good one (cereals, rice, iron, jade, silk, etc.) to get another one from the other fraction – this will result in a large increase in gold per train. It is also the most limited option – the number of trade offers depends on the evolution of the faction (level, buildings built, as well as the positions assigned to the court). You can only exchange goods with fractions that you can access directly (their border is next to yours, or if you are able to reach them through the territory of an ally). The easiest way would be to enter into diplomacy and choose quick agreements. If any group is willing to act with you, the trade option should appear there.
In addition, each faction on the list on the right side of the screen painted a symbol with a face in one of the colors above. Move the cursor on this topic to find out the details of the relationship – what contracts have been included between the political groups, what are the positive and negative aspects of the relationship, the current level and the level that the relationship will have in the next round. “Trending towards” is particularly remarkable – based on this value, you can determine whether, for example, a particular political group will change its attitude towards you in the next round (declaration of war, proposal for a trade agreement or diplomatic and/or military alliance). As a master of the art of commerce, Kong Rong has two unique ways to further increase its commercial influence: maintaining a high population and a unique agreement in diplomacy that further enhances the strength of its trade relations network. Note: The Tomb Kings are the only faction that actually uses resources for their mortuary cult mechanics (Edit: a similar mechanic called forgery has been added to the dwarves in Warhammer 2 only since this response was originally published).