- +10% 贸易效率
- +1 年度正统
- +1 商人
- −2 国家叛乱度
- +1 殖民者
- +15% 轻型船只战斗能力
- +1 外交官
Ternate is an one province island nation in Indonesia, the capital is the province of Ternate. It has no direct neighbours, but shares a sea zone with 蒂多雷.
The small island nation of Ternate seems to start in a terrible position, but it doesn't. The starting province happens to be one of the best provinces in the game.
The first step that Ternate can make is rivalling and fabricating claims on 蒂多雷, to the south. They just as wealthy as Ternate – both provinces have 5 tax, 5 production and 3 manpower. Moreover, both islands have the "Spice islands" modifier (+1,5) on the production of trade goods, which amounts to a considerable income in early game. The player should attack Tidore as soon as possible and shall not restrain from the use of mercenaries. Instead of fighting with separatist the player may increase autonomy in Tidore. Next recommended target is 望加锡. The player is not able to fabricate claims on them, instead they may try sending light ships on protect trade mission (therefore it is not worth to dispose of ships) to increase trade share to 10%, and then justify trade conflict using diplomacy. While Makassar lies too far from Ternate's lands to be cored, it can be vassalized instead. It is very likely that new subject already have some claims on one of its Sulawesi neighbours – they can be attacked using vassal casus belli, but annexed in the peace deal by the player instead and cored, since they lie in a colonial range. From there next targets can be claimed on in a regular way.
Ternate starts out a Animist, changing to Sunni or Hindu is recommended. Sunnis can be found in the western part of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula, while Hindus can be found in the eastern part of Borneo, Java and Bali. In order to convert to chosen religion, the player should conquer so many provinces following it, that they would make over half of the national development. Then sending a missionary at zero maintenance can provoke the rebels to activate, and accepting their demands would change the state religion. Alternatively, staying Animist until the Europeans arrive is a possibility as well, bordering them would fire an event converting Ternate to Christian religion of their European Neighbour.
Exploration is perfect as first idea group, allowing you to create colonies and spread throughout the spice islands. Colonize close to the next target and use the colony to fabricate claims or use the Religious CB and go to war.
Administrative Ideas for the mercenary bonuses and reduced coring or Religious Ideas for the CB make a good second group, and Quantity as third should give you the manpower and force limit for further conquest. Later, consider Trade to build a powerful trade empire for boatloads of ducats, and Expansion for the additional colonist and settler increase, plus a merchant and some trade bonuses.