Diplomacy is the art of negotiation between clans. Use this panel to construct a deal with another clan for increased trade, formal declarations of war and peace treaties , military alliances and access through territory, marriage between your offspring, and hostages or payments to secure an agreement, amongst other things.
What one clan thinks of another is characterised by diplomatic relations - friendly, indifferent, unfriendly, hostile. The conduct of your clan during diplomacy, military situations involving other clans and espionage all have an effect on diplomatic relations.
Major & Minor Clans
The factions in this game are split into two types: major and minor clans. A major clan is playable based on their geographical position and importance during the Sengoku Jidai. A minor clan is unplayable, but will still make conquests and attempt to obtain the shogunate.