Imperator: Rome brings a whole lot of new features and options to the table, and it's going to take a bit before the general playerbase is well-acquainted with everything the game has to offer. Scorned families, for example, might give you pause.
Imperator: Rome scorned families are special families of people who are generally not very well-liked in Rome. They provide various negatives to your rule by default, and will keep doing so until they are dealt with - this way or the other.
How to Deal with Scorned Families in Imperator: Rome?
Across the board, scorned families will defy you from the very start, giving negative values to your total loyalty score. This can easily snowball into a problematic situation if you don't heed the issue, but thankfully, Imperator: Rome does provide you with tools to settle things down.
It's not particularly hard, though it does throw a wrench in your business if you're not prepared to rule with an iron fist. Namely, the easiest way to go about getting rid of one family's 'scorned' status is to provide them with government jobs, such as that of generals, for example. With luck, they'll be a good fit, but since scorned families are randomised at the start of each game, you never know what you might get.
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