Imperial Examination
Imperial Examination
GodDabo Gong
AgeHeroic Age
DescriptionSpeeds up construction and training times
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Imperial Examination is a Heroic Age god power available to Dabo Gong in Age of Mythology:Tale of the Dragon. It speeds up the players' all the building constructions by 40% and training times by 40%. Duration: 60 seconds.


This god power offers numerous ways for players to gain the upper hand during a game. For example, Imperial Examination speeds up construction which is useful when constructing the buildings of the Heroic Age onward with high hit points (such as Castles and Wonders). Fu Xi worshipers will find this power especially useful when used in combination with blessed construction. This also makes it possible to have more buildings to train units erected by the time the God Power ends.

Additionally, unit training speed is also increased, meaning players can overwhelm enemy towns by constructing military buildings near them and pump out soldiers at great speed. This applies to economic units as well, such as peasants. Therefore, players should consider researching Landlord Spirit first to train as many peasants as possible. Imperial Examination has a duration of 60 seconds.

In-Game Description Edit

The imperial examinations were first instituted by the Han dynasty as an effort to put effective administrations in positions where they could do the most civic good, and were accompanied under the emperor Liu Ch'e by the foundation of state universities to train people for government service. It was an efficient means to determine the best leadership possible for local rule in an empire as vast as Han China. However, all assigned positions were subject to approval by the emperor, and he did not always abide by the scores on the page. Zhong Kui received the highest score possible on the imperial exams, but was rejected by the emperor for his ugliness. However, the benefits of a good test score might extend beyond the mortal realm: when Zhong Kui committed suicide and wound up in Hell, his high marks on the exam assured him a leadership role in Hell's bureaucracy overseeing all the ghosts.

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