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Trains Native units you are allied with.
—In-game description

The Native Embassy (Royal Embassy in European maps) is a military building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that becomes available once a Trading Post is built on a minor civilization settlement and the Commerce Age is reached (except for the Native Americans, who can build the Native Embassy by default). It trains native warriors from the minor civilization(s) the player is allied with.

Tactics[]

The Native Embassy allows native warriors to be trained closer to the frontline, and at a location that a player desires, rather than the random locations of map-specific settlements.

Note that if the Trading Post on an allied settlement is destroyed, access to that settlement's native warrior will be lost.

Units[]

Main article: Native warrior
Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit Civ.
Age I tech tree aoe3
Native villager aoe3de Villager aztec aoe3de Villager 100 food 1 99 NA
Maya
Team native aoe3de Native Scout 90 wood 5
Aztecs
Flag FrenchDE
Flag IroquoisDE
Flag SiouxDE
Chasqui-icon-aoe3 Chasqui 50 wood
50 coin
1
Flag IncanDE
Age II tech tree aoe3
Medicine man aoe3de Healer 200 food 4 All
Pistolero aoe3de Pistolero 90 coin 4 NA
Comanchero icon aoe3de Comanchero 130 coin 5
Renegado aoe3de Renegado 110 coin 4
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Captured mortar aoe3de Captured Mortar 450 coin 6
Revolution
Rev france eclaireur portrait aoe3de Eclaireur 100 wood 10
France flag revolt
  • The Villager requires the "Kinship Ties" Home City Card to be trained at Native Embassies.
  • The Healer requires a Trading Post built on a Maya settlement to be trained at Native Embassies.
  • The Pistolero, Comanchero, Renegado, and Captured Mortar requires Gun Running to be trained at Native Embassies.

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Gun running Gun Running 700 coin Native Embassies can train Pistoleros, Comancheros, Renegados and Captured Mortars, and can research Wild West NA
Age III tech tree aoe3
Dance Hall Wild West 200 food
250 wood
Outlaws get +20%/+30%/+50% hit points and attack in Fortress Age/Industrial Age/Imperial Age, and -50% train time; requires Gun Running

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (Infantry, cavalry, shock infantry, and ships with the "Aztec Pueblos" Home City Card)
Weak vs. Siege units and artillery
Improvements
Hit points State Constitutions State Constitutions (+25%; United States only)
Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Other League of armed neutrality League of Armed Neutrality (can train Royal Hunters)
Penalties Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+25% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Native Embassy
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Blood Brothers) Blood Brothers Upgrades native warriors to Elite/Disciplined/Veteran and Champion/Honored/Royal Guard (if not already); Native Embassies get +40% hit points and +5 build limit (also +4 Uhlans for the Germans)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points (also +4 Uhlans for the Germans)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Iroquois Home City 3 (Kinship Ties) Kinship Ties Villagers can be trained at Native Embassies; Native Embassy is available
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Mexico card Chipotle Tactics Chipotle Tactics Ships 500 food; receive food when an enemy or own building is destroyed equal to 20% ~ 40% of its total cost
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
  • "Blood Brothers" is available to the Aztecs, French, Germans, Haudenosaunee, Lakota, Portuguese, Russians, and Spanish, and also British upon revolting to Haiti.
  • "Improved Buildings" is available to Asians (except the Indians), Europeans (except the Maltese), Mexicans, and Native Americans (except the Inca).
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese.
  • "Kinship Ties" is available to the Mexicans (upon revolting to the Maya) and Native Americans.
  • "Chipotle Tactics" is available to the Mexicans and Spanish (upon revolting to Mexico).

Asians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Land reforms Land Reforms Villagers and Rickshaws build buildings 50% faster; buildings grant +100% build bounty (also +1 Hindu Villager for the Indians)
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Gondarine architecture Gondarine Architecture Buildings get +25% hit points; Town Centers and Palaces get +50% hit points; Walls and Mountain Monasteries get +100% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Europeans[]

Card Description Age
Canada Home City (Native American Allies) Native American Allies Ships 3 Native Embassy Travois; allows Cherokee Riflemen, Cree Trackers, Cree Coureur des Bois, Huron Mantlets, and Nootka Clubmen to be trained at Native Embassies, and upgrades them to Elite (if not already); the player is considered to be allied with Cherokee, Cree, Huron, and Nootka for "Native Treaties"
Revolution
  • "Native American Allies" is available to the British and French upon revolting to Canada.

Federal Americans[]

Card Description Age
Federal card the alamo The Alamo Ship 16 Minutemen; when destroyed by enemies, your buildings spawn a number of Minutemen equal to 1.5% of their cost rounded up
Imperial Age
  • "The Alamo" is available to the United States upon selecting the Texas Federal State and Mexicans upon revolting to Texas, and spawns 2 Minutemen when a Native Embassy is destroyed.

French[]

Card Description Age
French Home City 5 (Ancien Regime) Ancien Régime Ships 1 Royal Embassy Wagon; the House of Bourbon grants access to its royal units, upgrades, and two technologies (Bourbon Reforms and Royal Tax) in the Royal Embassy; Bourbon units now cost population slots when acquired from the Royal Embassy or the Home City
Age I tech tree aoe3

Germans[]

Card Description Age
German Home City 5 (Prince-Electors) Prince-Electors Ships 1 Royal Embassy Wagon; choose any one German Royal House as an ally that will allow you to recruit and upgrade units at the Royal Embassy; allied units will now cost population in the Royal Embassy and Home City; removed cost for Royal Houses alliances; player can choose from Hanover, Habsburg, Oldenburg, Wettin, and Wittelsbach
Age I tech tree aoe3

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age
Haudenosaunee Home City 3 (Wampum) Wampum Training units and constructing buildings grants +35% XP; unit train time -20%, siege unit and artillery train time -5% instead
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Inca[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 3 (American Allies) American Allies Ships 1 Native Embassy Travois; allows choosing a native ally, granting access to their respective native warrior and technologies at Native Embassies; player can choose from Carib, Mapuche, and Zapotec
Age I tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 3 (Monumental Architecture) Monumental Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points; Town Centers get +35% attack
Age III tech tree aoe3

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Mughal architecture Mughal Architecture Buildings cost -20% wood and build time -30%; Wonders' build time -16% instead; +1 Hindu Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40

Lakota[]

Card Description Age
Lakota Home City 3 (Camp Movements) Camp Movements Ships 2 War Hut Travois; all buildings' build time -25%; Town Centers, Community Plaza, Markets, Corrals, War Huts, Farms, Native Embassies, Estates, and Docks can now be transformed into a Travois to be built elsewhere
Age II tech tree aoe3
Winter counts Winter Counts Training units grants +40% XP and constructing buildings grants +20% XP
Age I tech tree aoe3
Lakota Home City 2 (Advanced Captured Mortars) Advanced Captured Mortars Ships 4 Captured Mortars; Captured Mortars cost -10% and take -4 population, and can now be trained at Native Embassies
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 3 (Squires) Squires Military buildings train and research work 80% faster, except Forts which train and research work 260% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card tlaxcala alliance Tlaxcala Alliance Ships 1 Native Embassy Travois; Conquistadors, Smokeless Powder, Flying Buttress, Tlaxcala Initiation, and Tlaxcaltec Chocolate Recipes available at Native Embassies; Tlaxcaltec Scouting/Raiding/War Party available at Town Center; the player is considered to be allied with the Jesuit Mission for "Native Treaties"
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card aztec pueblos Aztec Pueblos Native Embassies gain a ranged attack, and enables them to train native Aztec Jaguar Warriors and Aztec Eagle Warriors; the player is considered to be allied with the Aztecs for "Native Treaties"
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Zapotec Food of the Gods Zapotec Volley Allows Zapotec technologies to be researched at the Native Embassy; the player is considered to be allied with the Zapotec for "Native Treaties"
Imperial Age
Federal card talavera architecture Talavera Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points, -30% build time, and grant coin upon being built instead of XP
Imperial Age
Maya Home City (Maya Architecture) Maya Architecture All buildings except Forts get +30% hit points; buildings now give food as well as experience when built; grants Redoubts
Revolution
  • "Colegio de San Nicolás" is available upon selecting the Michoacán Federal State.
  • "Tlaxcala Alliance" is available upon selecting the Tlaxcala Federal State.
  • "Aztec Pueblos" is available upon selecting the Guerrero Federal State.
  • "Zapotec Volley" is available upon selecting the Oaxaca Federal State.
  • "Talavera Architecture" is available upon selecting the Puebla Federal State.
  • "Maya Architecture" is available upon revolting to the Maya.

Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Canada Home City (Native American Allies) Central American Allies Ships 3 Native Embassy Travois; allows Apache Cavalry, Maya Holcan Javelineers, Navajo Riflemen, and Zapotec Lightning Warriors to be trained at Native Embassies, and upgrades them to Elite (if not already); the player is considered to be allied with the Apache, Maya, Navajo, and Zapotec for "Native Treaties"
Revolution
  • "Central American Allies" is available upon revolting to Mexico.

United States[]

Card Description Age
Federal card tammany festival Tammany Festival Ships 1 Native Embassy Travois; Cree technologies and units available at Native Embassies; the player is considered to be allied with Cree for "Indian Friendship"
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card connecticut shipwrights Connecticut Shipwrights Artillery train time -25%, buildings' build time -35%, and ships' train time -50%
Imperial Age
  • "Tammany Festival" is available upon selecting the Pennsylvania Federal State.
  • "Connecticut Shipwrights" is available upon selecting the Connecticut Federal State.

Changelog[]

3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs[]

  • The Native Embassy can only be built by villagers.

3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • With update 13.12327, Native American Native Embassies no longer train Pistoleros, Comancheros, Renegados, and Captured Mortars by default. The Gun Running technology added in the same update enables Native American Native Embassies to train them.

History[]

Establishing an embassy is more than simply erecting a building. An embassy represents one civilization or country formally respecting and acknowledging the legitimacy of another. Embassies serve as powerful symbols in the overall context of how societies conduct business, trade, and sometimes war.

Trivia[]

  • The change of originally only Explorers/War Chiefs/Monks and Chasquis being able to build the Native Embassy in the Definitive Edition was introduced to accommodate the Dutch, who have more buildings than can be displayed on the Settler construction panel. With update 23511, where the Native Embassy can only be built by villagers once again, the Dutch can only build Native Embassy using the Envoy.
  • On European maps, the Native Embassy is renamed the Royal Embassy, and is instead a baroque building with the Latin inscription "AETAS IMPERIORUM ANNO MCMXCVII INCEPIT AC DURABIT IN AETERNUM". The inscription can be translated as "Age of Empires began in the year 1997 and will last forever."

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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