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Can't get my great merchant to enter city?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Leathaface, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Leathaface

    Leathaface Emperor

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    Just started playing Civ V recently, and I want to to do a trade mission with a great merchant.

    I have signed open borders with a nation (Montezuma) but I can't enter Tentochitlian (sp?) itself and conduct the trade mission. How do I do this?
     
  2. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Is there a civilian already inside the city?
     
  3. Leathaface

    Leathaface Emperor

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    Not 1 of mine.
     
  4. Alziel

    Alziel Warlord

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    You can't conduct trade missions with other civs. You have to send your Great Merchant to a City State - you can only conduct trade missions with those (as the missions will give you influence with City States).

    Also, you don't need to enter any cities with the Merchant (and in fact, you can't). You only need to be within the City State's borders to conduct the mission. The trade mission button is at the top of the Great Merchant's action buttons and will light up white when you are able to conduct it. Just press that button when ready and 'voila!' - you now have a large influence boost and a large one-off payment of gold added to your treasury.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Leathaface

    Leathaface Emperor

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    I can't sign open borders with city states though.
     
  6. DGDobrev

    DGDobrev Warlord

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    You don't need it. Just enter the CS territory and burn the GM there on the same turn before you get any penalty for trespassing :)
     

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