A Swedish House that spawns a small Berry Bush and automatically gathers nearby resources.
The Torp is a civilian building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that replaces the House for the Swedes. It is similar in function to Houses, but are 35 wood more expensive and automatically gather resources. A Berry Bush also spawns next to a Torp when one is built, but this Berry Bush only yields 200food, which slowly decreases through time.
Torps gather resources at half the speed of Settlers, have a ranged attack which kills huntable animals with a single shot and can also be created through Torp Wagons.
Each Torp (existing and newly built ones) spawns 1 Carolean
Great Northern Forests
Torps spawn a tree and gather from trees in a larger radius
Originally, Torps cost 115 wood, have a placement restriction range of 5, spawn Berry Bushes with 150 food, and gave 23 XP when built and 46 XP when destroyed. With update 13088, they cost 125 wood, have a placement restriction range of 7.8, spawn Berry Bushes with 125 food, and give 25 XP when built and 50 XP when destroyed. With update 14825, they have a placement restriction range of 6 and spawn Berry Bushes with 200 food. With update 20322, they cost 135 wood.
Originally, Torps had a ranged attack range of 9. Although is not listed in the patch notes, with update 14825, Torps have a ranged attack range of 11.5.
Torps have 1,500 hit points, a Berry Bush gather rate of 0.335 food/second, a Blueberry Bush gather rate of 0.57 food/second, a mine gather rate of 0.30 coin/second, cannot be constructed on Ice terrain, and the hunting attack is a default feature.
The African Royals
With update 38254, Torps have 1,300 hit points, a Berry Bush gather rate of 0.30 food/second, a Blueberry Bush gather rate of 0.50 food/second, a mine gather rate of 0.27 coin/second, can be constructed on Ice terrain, the hunting attack is no longer a default feature, and upon reaching the Imperial Age, all Torp construction placement restrictions are removed.
One of the developers of the mod worked on the Definitive Edition.
Going back to the medieval period, Scandinavian farmers commonly established farmstead in the countryside away from settlements, seeking to make their fortune off of the land. These torps were constructed from the locally available materials: usually stone and wood, but also occasionally making use of turf roofs and siding, which insulated the structure and prevented leaking. Torps were self-sufficient and often developed over time into larger settlements and even villages. During the Swedish Empire, torps evolved into small or leased agricultural plots with their own tax obligations and even supplied men for the king's military levy; however, as the region gradually urbanized and evolved agriculturally, their importance and productivity gradually declined.
—In-game history section
A Torp in the Exploration Age without the Berry Bush.
A Torp in the Exploration Age with its respective Berry Bush.
Concept art for the Torp prior to Sweden being cut from the original game (circa 2004/5).