Keshiks generating gold

This feature from Definitive Edition was added very late because we couldn’t copy the implementation done in the original game due to limitations on the user patch. Originally it was adapted to “Keshiks return gold when they die” and this is the base for the implementation we finally got. The credit of this idea goes to GorLeon.


Madrasah is the saracen unique tech that makes monks return gold when they die. Let’s see how it works. If we filter technologies through civilization 9 we find Madrasah is number 490 with effect 545. Its only relevant command is the first one, upgrade unit 134 into unit 936. These two units are monk corpses that stay in the ground and disapear after a while. Their only difference is in the resource storages. Both of them have type 12, “Corpse Decay Time”, a counter for how long the corpse stays. The one that appears with Madrasah also has 33 units of “Gold Storage” on “Store mode” 1 which, as the description says, is stored in the bank even after the unit disapears (contrary to the way houses give population space and remove it when destroyed). This means that saracen monks die into a unit that, upon apearing, generates a one-time payment to the palyer.