"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."

Baltasar Gracián, Spanish Jesuit

The Jesuit Mission is a native Asian religious settlement featured in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.

The Jesuit Mission is available on the Borneo, Indochina, and Honshu maps.

Units Edit

Conquistador: Similar to Dragoon, effective against cavalry and artillery. Up to 12 can be trained per settlement.

Upgrades Edit

Jesuit technologies focus on Settler training time reductions, gunpowder units' damage against buildings and building hit points.

Age Icon Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Flying Buttress
Flying Buttress 250 wood, 250 coin Buildings get +20% hit points
Ages discovery
Smokeless Powder
Smokeless Powder 250 food, 250 coin Gunpowder units get +30% siege attack
Ages fortress
Christian Schools
Christian Schools 100 wood, 100 coin Settlers/Villagers train 15% faster
Ages fortress
Disciplined natives
Veteran Conquistador 200 wood, 150 coin Upgrades Conquistadors to Veteran
Ages industrial
Honered natives
Guard Conquistador 400 wood, 300 coin Upgrades Conquistadors to Guard

Use Edit

Stacking Medicine or TEAM Medicine with Christian Schools will reduce Settlers' training time by 30%. The cards are available in the Colonial Age for most civilizations, while the upgrade is only available in the Fortress Age from the Jesuit Mission. This translates to 5 Settlers trained for every 3 Coureur des Bois trained by the French (reducing their economic advantage until maximum Settler limit is reached).

History Edit

"This Holy Site is identical to a Native Trade Site. Allying with Natives allows a player to train special Native units, usually warriors, and also grants access to a group of improvements to that tribe. Native units do not cost any population spaces, but can only be built in limited numbers.

The Jesuits are an order of Roman Catholic men who follow the Latin phrase: Ad majorem Dei gloriam, meaning “for the greater glory of God.” The order’s primary goal has been to spread the teachings of the church, and in doing so it has made lasting contributions in the fields of education and scholarship.

Founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 and confirmed by Pope Paul III in 1540, the Jesuits original mission was to travel to the Holy Land and convert all of the Muslims to Christianity, but with the outbreak of war with the Ottoman Empire, the plan never came to fruition. Instead, the order subjected its authority to the will of the Pope and became missionaries wherever they were needed. Missions were established in India and Japan, into the interior of China, and along the coast of Africa. Perhaps the most well known Jesuit missionaries lived and taught in the New World, where they created reductions, village communities under their spiritual guidance and leadership.

As many in the order voyaged abroad, scores of Jesuits traveled throughout Europe building communities and doing their best to embolden the Counter Reformation movement, strengthening Roman Catholicism and weakening the growing Protestant threat. By 1740, more than 650 Jesuit universities had been founded across the continent, as well as 200 seminaries and academies of religious study.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being categorized as native Asians, Jesuits are of European origin. As such, they are the only natives whose units can be upgraded to Veteran, Guard, and Imperial statuses instead of Elite/Disciplined, Champion/Honored, or Legendary/Exalted statues.