Illumination is a critical technology to research if Monks or Missionaries are regularly used for conversion, especially given its low cost. In conjunction with Theocracy, a group of Monks/Missionaries can become a dangerous threat if used wisely. However, utilizing this requires rather heavy micromanagement.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Aztecs: Illumination gives Monks +5 HP.
- Burmese: Illumination is 50% cheaper.
- Chinese: Illumination is 20% cheaper.
Team bonuses Edit
- A team containing Lithuanians: Researching Illumination is 20% faster.
"The strength of any religion is its ideas and the faith that these ideas encourage. The message and spread of these ideas can be enhanced by their presentation. During the Middle Ages religions used icons, impressive churches, music, and artwork to help spread and strengthen their message. Enduring symbols of this effort from the Middle Ages are the illuminated manuscripts copied laboriously by hand in the Scriptoria of isolated monasteries."