Yabusame! is a 7-day event which specializes around Samurai Stable. There is a total of 5 steps in order to earn Yumi Samurai and Samurai Stable; which produces Yami Samurai to pick off enemy defenders.The 5 steps tell that you need to have a minimum number of destroy enemy defender spawning buildings in order to earn a reward for each step. This event started at May 10, 2017 and ends at May 19, 2017.
Historical Description Edit
Yabusame is a form of traditional Japanese mounted archery. The first samurai fought primarily on horse back with yumi bows. This remained the dominant form of combat in Japan until the Mongol invasions in the late 13th century, after which infantry wielding polearms and swords gained prominence. Though tanegashima matchlock guns eventually replaced the yumi, archery has remained an important part of Japanese culture.
Like the knights' tourney in the West, the Yabusame ritual was created as a way for samurai to maintain their skills during peacetime. Participants ride past three wooden boards and fire one arrow at each. Rather than any monetary reward, archers who hit all three receive a white cloth that indicates the favor of heaven. Both yabusame and kyudo (standing archery) have sacred or spiritual components. The idea is not simply to hit the target, but to achieve mastery and honor the gods by shooting with perfect form.
There are two schools of yabusame: the Ogasawara and Takeda, each headed by a namesake family for centuries. While traditionally restricted to male samurai, today women and even foreigners can learn. The beautiful, ritualized nature of modern yabusame makes it easy for a viewer to forget that it was once simply the best way to kill your enemies. How well can you hit your targets?
Step 1: Destroy 90 enemy defender spawning buildings
- Reward: 1 Yumi Samurai army
Step 2: Destroy 180 enemy defender spawning buildingss
- Reward: 500,000 food
Step 3: Destroy 360 enemy defender spawning buildings
- Reward: 2 Yumi Samurai armies
Step 4: Destroy 630 enemy defender spawning buildings
- Reward: 1,500,000 gold
Step 5: Destroy 900 enemy defender spawning buildings
- Reward: 1 Samurai Stable
*Reward amount depends on age