Still an archaic (pre-dynastic) mission. Timna is a desert place and requirements are low. It is a mission that could be fulfilled in three years, even at Very Hard, the Kingdom rating of 70 being the only limiting factor.
I decide to make it without debt or gift. I am granted 4,500 debens (I would have 2,250 in gift). I want to make the game last to see the events which could reveal interesting.
Limits: no dentist, only one God, but the school, pavilion and magistrate are there, so the housing limit will be common residence. Nonetheless, for now, nobody is selling neither reeds nor papyrus. Little so to earn in taxes, but I will extract gold so have to set the city palace, setting the tax collector costs only 112 debens more. It will cover the wages costs.
Trade is little: flax is imported but nobody yet buys linen, which is not used in common residences. Papyrus is bought by a city but not for sale.
So I will set my city expecting a new trade route to open selling papyrus. If it does not, it will change nothing.
No debt means earning money fast, but the gold mines are too costly for a beginning. Copper is a better alternative as Thinis buys 4,000. There is room in the middle of the map for 6 mines, what is largely enough to provide the copper for sale every year.
I set a potential industrial block there too, for gems and luxuries, maybe linen, papyrus if one of the routes opening is Perwadjyt which, laying in the Nile delta, would probably sell reeds.
I manage to export 4,000 copper on the first year while I start the gold extraction. I quickly import some pottery to upgrade the level of my houses, earning more in taxes. I invest into 5 gem mines, one too much when I realize than I am not allowed the luxury factories.
As planned, a route opens, to Men-Nefer. It seems buying a lot, though only gems are in fact available for sale; the surprise is that it also buys weapons, what is unusual in the classic missions. Altogether with the requests and the Bedouin attacks, I cannot sell much. Nobody ever buys linen.
Without forcing the results, I am ready to win in 3 years. I make a win at 40 months before the first attack, but the score is low: 11,000 because I invested a lot, so money is still little. Incidentally, I earn money fast, so Pharaoh gets as much as 5,000 in tribute.
After this possible win, I carry on for 4 years at 100% speed, to face some attacks, fulfil some requests. It seems that nothing new will happen, so I close the game.
Duration: 40 months
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