No man is an island – and if you want to rule Britannia, you’ll need some mates.
However, it isn’t necessarily a case of ‘the more the merrier’ on your rise to the top in Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. Many people will want to take your claim to the throne for their own. So enforcing the loyalty of your companions is very important. Here is how to make friends and influence people in Thrones of Britannia.
The simplest way to secure loyalty in Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is – funnily enough – the ‘secure loyalty’ option that you can find by heading to the faction screen and then clicking on the desired character.
The most obvious problem is that this option costs you a hefty amount, and cash isn’t always that disposable when you’re up to knees in Norsemen. It can also be a nuisance in other ways as the pesky nobles often want more than just a chat. Sometimes they want a small bribe – making this whole palaver more expensive. But it can get worse with some wanting an exchange of your influence for their loyalty. This is a dangerous game as the lower your influence, the more likely it is that other distinguished members of your dynasty are going to rebel.
Increase loyalty by assigning spare estates
Another option is to assign some spare estates (or build them if you have none spare) and share them amongst your faction. This drastically increases your loyalty with those you have assigned estates to. However this is also a game you want to play carefully as doing so can increase the influence other characters have. Be careful of assigning too many estates to the same person.
Increase loyalty by upgrading characters
The best way to increase loyalty in Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia occurs when you are upgrading your characters. You can choose to assign any character with an entourage that increases their skills and gives other bonuses. If you put points into the priest, for example, you will increase that character’s loyalty with your faction leader. Simple and easy way.
The only minor downside to this method is that you are increasing loyalty at the expense of something else more obviously useful.
And there you have three simple ways of increasing your loyalty in Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. And hey, if things get a little out of hand, you can always kill them off – the option is right next to the secure loyalty option.