Honour

Honour

A daimyo does not have loyalty to the clan he leads, he instead has personal honour. If he loses honour, this will in turn affect the loyalty of his generals. Factors that may cause loss of honour include: a crushing defeat of an army led by the daimyo, breaking a treaty or alliance, the looting of castle towns, allowing a dishonoured general to live despite many failures or the the risk of treason, or the clan’s conversion to Christianity. Factors that increase the daimyo’s honour include: a heroic victory or destruction of a clan by an army led by the daimyo, the acquisition of vassal clans or becoming shogun.