|Rei - Respect
Even a wild boar
Tokugawa is pleased by the latest publication from Toynbee, who writes, "The Glorious Japanese." A very wise man, that Toynbee.
Tokugawa decides to move the capital from Kyoto to nearby Beijing, as Beijing is more centrally located.
Crossing half the sky,
The new Palace will not have the venerable culture of the original. Kyoto will gain culture more slowly in the future. Don't move your Palace without consideration. (We are purposively avoiding a City Culture Victory.)
Caesar demands Steel. Caesar refuses to negotiate this demand. Tokugawa cannot and will not give the strength of Steel to Caesar. Rome declares war.
Thus spring begins: old
War was probably inevitable. Rome has and will be belligerent the entire game.