How to Get Busy Court Achievement
- Bishops appear after a player has a level 2 church, but only to the players that have the level 2.
- Bailiffs appear when a player has a level 2 town hall, but only to the players that have the level 2.
- Rogues appear after a player has a level 2 inn, but only to the players that have the level 2.
Hunters appear when any player slays 2 beasts, the hunter will appear with an event card. The player to get the hunter is the one with the most beast slain (bears, boars, and wolves).
The Troubadour (jester) is an event card that goes to the player with the most battles and the least regions.
Players that have a noble court trait (French) will be the tie breaker. I would recommend this for anyone trying to get the achievement.
While I’m here, I should cover beasts. They are event cards that each have their own card, but wolves can also appear with the Neverending Winter card.
Beasts will appear in 15% of the map’s regions at a time, so 20 regions = 2 beasts. They will only appear on player regions. No more than 10 beasts per map at one time.
- Wolves appear in the fields with the most livestock.
- Bears appear in the resource tiles with the most peasants.
- Boars appear in the fields with the most crops.
I’ll point out that beasts do not appear with easy (beneficial) event card decks.
If I were to write a strategy to the busy court:
- French heritage to break ties, but against passive or beginner AI they aren’t competition anyway. Hmmm… or just play 1 player.
- Play a custom scenario using a hard or very hard event deck (brutal or very brutal), because they have double the beast cards.
- Get building an inn and church. Then level up the town hall, inn, and church.
- Dump any extra peasants you have into the same mine, forestry, or quarry to attract a bear.
- Buy all the sheep from a merchant and pour them into a field. Why sheep? You can fit the most into a single field. This will get you a wolf when they appear from a wolf event card or possibly neverending winter.