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Courtesan's Guild
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Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:29pm
Jun 30 @ 2:51pm
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Courtesan's Guild

Welcome to the Courtesan’s Guild, where your pleasure is our pride.

If conversation is your gratification, you’ll find the open lounge just ahead. For guests with a predilection towards medication, you’ll find dispensaries on the second floor, and for every divulgent indulgence, please seek the third floor. Now, what’s your pleasure?


/ UPDATE - - - \ \ \
Hello! First of all, thank you all again for playing Courtesan's Guild and for all of your feedback. It really helps make the mod better for everyone, and gives me targeted goals to work towards. That said, I hate the Steam comment / forum setup. I end up missing comments, and I can't tag people back for conversations. To solve this issue, I've started a Twitter account to handle the Courtesan's Guild and my other projects. If you have feedback, suggestions, or just want to say hi, please hit me up here at @CatacolyteGames -- Thanks!


/ CHANGE LOG - - - \ \ \
- Changed the upkeep and build costs for the three normal Courtesan buildings. They cost 100/150/200 Influence, and require a paltry sum of influence to upkeep (0.1/0.1/0.2). Thank you for pointing this out, Zangi!


Hello, and welcome to my first mod, Courtesan Guild!

This mod provides a new Stellaris two new playstyles centered around the civics Courtesans' Guild and Fleshcutters' Guild.

/ Courtesan Guild - - - \ \ \ Civic
The Courtesan Guild is a fact of life, and its talented members hold positions of power and influence throughout society.

+1 Codebreaking
+1 Diplomatic Envoy

/ Fleshcutter Guild - - - \ \ \ Civic
The Fleshcutters are the tinkerers, the doctors, and the artists of the modern world. Only now, their canvases are our flesh, and we rejoice.

+1 Trait Points
-20% Modify Species Cost

/ Cybernetic Mastery - - - \ \ \ Ascension Perk*
Unlock the power within your hybrid form, and become anyone you want to be.

+3 Trait Points
-10% Modify Species Cost
Unlocks Several Cybernetic Traits
Unlocks the Genetic Resequencing Tech
*Requires the Fleshcutter Guild civic & The Flesh is Weak ascension perk

/ Nine New Cybernetic Traits - - - \ \ \ Traits
Form Over Function, Cyborg Bandwidth, Cyberdeck, Perfect Self, and more.

/ Courtesan Lodge - - - \ \ \ Branch Office (Megacorp)

+3 Max Spy Network Level
+5% Diplomatic Economy Weight
+1 Courtesan Job
+10% Branch Office Value

/ Covert Courtesan Chapter - - - \ \ \ Branch Office (Criminal Heritage)*

+3 Max Spy Network Level
+5% Diplomatic Economy Weight
+1 Courtesan Job
+40 Crime
+20% Branch Office Value
*Pumped up the values because Criminal Heritage is underused

/ Courtesan Guild Hall - - - \ \ \ Building (Gov’t)
The Courtesan Guild Hall is the planet’s foremost leisure retreat, as well as the Courtesans’ administrative and economic center.

+3 Housing (+1 with Imperious Architecture)
/ Appropriation Tradition (+5% Pop Happiness)
/ Imperial Center (+5 Stability)

/ 3 Tiers - \

+1 Guild Courtesan
+2 Courtesans (+2 with each tier)

/ Guild Courtesan - - - \ \ \ Job (Ruler)
The Guild Courtesan directs a Guild Hall, and participates in planetary government.

+2 Unity (Courtesan Court) or +5 Trade Value (Courtesan Conglomerate)
+5 Stability
+0.5 Influence if Stability >= 70

/ Courtesan - - - \ \ \ Job (Specialist)
The Courtesans are the rank and file of the Guild, and whose operations touch on almost every individual’s life.

+2 Unity (Courtesan Court) or + 5 Trade Value (Courtesan Conglomerate)
+7 Amenities (+2 with Charismatic)

/ Courtesan Festival - - - \ \ \ Decision
The Courtesan Festival is unlike anything else this side of the galaxy.

+5% Pop Happiness
+3 Novice Courtesan Jobs
+15% Courtesan Upkeep

/ Novice Courtesan - - - \ \ \ Job (Worker)

+1 Unity (Courtesan Court) or +3 Trade Value (Courtesan Conglomerate)
+1 Amenities

/ FAQ - - - \ \ \ Frequently Asked Questions

/ Compatibility - - - \ \ \
This mod overwrites the Bio-Trophy citizenship type to include the Grove jobs from the Witch Wood. It is not compatible with any mod that also overwrites this citizenship type (Forgotten Hive Queens, etc.) Please note I have not done extensive testing. If something doesn’t work (or does), please let me know and I will compile a list.

/ Planned Updates - - - \ \ \
I stressed to get the Witch Wood Origin and the Courtesan Guild update out. It's a lot of work for one person, and I've steadily taken more and more responsibilities in my own life. I still plan to update the mod, but major updates are likely a thing of the past. My personal goals include minor updates and tweaks over the coming months; events, gameplay improvements, balancing, etc.

/ More Polish! - \ \ Planned Update
/ Guild Events - \ \ Planned Update

/ What Took So Long? - - - \ \ \
Work! Full time game design work leaves me less time for my hobbies than before, which is a plus and a minus. I had originally envisioned the Witch Wood would play with pop growth like the Clone Army origin, and I spent alot of time trying to force that gameplay loop. Alas, it didn't pan out. I hope this version is enjoyable!

/ Why Does Cybernetic Mastery Net Me Genetic Resequencing? - - - \ \ \
The ability to freely modify species is hard coded, and is only accessible via the Genetic Resequencing technology. I value the Cybernetic flavor (moddable hardware) more than I mind the incongruity.
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Zangi May 28 @ 1:42pm 
Eh, realistically, with that on top of the stability/influence(early game) bonuses, is pretty decent.

The first level of the building is for some reason, free, so is kind of a no brainer to get.(may not be intentional)
Socratespanda  [author] May 25 @ 6:06pm 
Hey, Zangi, thanks for catching that! I went in and added different job descriptions, so there shouldn't be anymore regular empire vs mega corp confusion.

If you think the Trade Value (which I just buffed to 7 from 5) + amenities isn't strong / worthwhile, please let me know. I don't play Megacorps very often so input is very welcome here. Thanks!
Zangi May 25 @ 3:35pm 
So... I came here to complain that Courtesans don't give any unity despite what the tooltips are saying.
Then I looked into the job files and see that by intention, megacorps get trade value instead of unity.
MageOhki Feb 25 @ 1:50am 
I created this submod for PTP (Portrait Trigger Pack) for this mod:
Socratespanda  [author] Feb 2 @ 2:19pm 
Hey, @greensniperhat, thanks for catching that! I thought I'd fixed it, but I found another one. It should all work now. Please let me know if see anything wrong! :)
greensniperhat Jan 31 @ 4:07am 
buildings has swapped and non_swapped traditions, supposed to be active traditions
Antlantas Jan 25 @ 1:37am 
Ty for the update!
Socratespanda  [author] Jan 21 @ 10:47am 
@ImperialWill Hey, thank you for the welcome back and your earlier concern! :) I had a lot of burnout following crunch at my day job so I took a break. I apologize for the delay and I plan to add another guild and a balance update by around mid February!
ImperialWill Jan 20 @ 4:54pm 
@Socratespanda Welcome back! ^_^/
ImperialWill Dec 28, 2021 @ 7:47pm 
I wonder if Socratespanda is alright... Has he even been on recently? If not, I'm likely to assume the worst and fear that they might be deceased. I hope not, I hope they're okay, but... Unless they make an appearance, there's no way to know.