|The Seven Samurai quest is found on the sixth land of the game, during your war with the two Japanese brothers. If you can free these samurai from their stony bonds, they'll join your cause and be a mighty fighting force for you. If you follow our advice, though, you'll be able to turn the seven samurai into as many samurai as you like. |
To begin with, find the silver scroll that leads to the quest on one of the peninsulas leading off the main island. After doing so, you'll be able to look around the island and find the seven statues scattered around, mostly in mountainous areas. When you click one, it's teleported back to the altar. Finding all seven can be tricky, but one thing to remember about the statues is that they glow, so if you're not zoomed out all the way, you can spot them from above by their auras. This is made easier if you tilt the camera all the way up and look straight down at the ground.
When all of the statues have been returned to the altar, you need to place them all on the pedestals in the correct order to revert the samurai back to human form. They're all color-coded, and each of them matches one color of the rainbow. Thus, you need to place them on the altar in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. If you're looking toward the altar, the red statue goes on the right-most pedestal, and so on.
Free the samurai, and they'll be in your corner. Seven's a good start, but we have secrets that'll help you make as many samurai as you need.
After you have the seven samurai at your disposal, you'll find that they're a dominating force on the battlefield; they can usually take out a 20-man platoon without losing a single soldier. For the moment, you can park them on the narrow land bridge that leads to your area and let them guard against any incoming foes. When you build up your town a bit, though, you can actually strengthen the squad well beyond its intended power.
If you intentionally let a member of the squad die, so that there are fewer than seven members of the platoon, you'll be able to pick up as many civilians as you like and drop them on the squad, making a huge squad of almost unkillable samurai. Just make sure that the last civilian you pick up is a valid male target (that is, not an old man or a child), and you should be able to convert all of them into samurai, even the women. If you hover over the platoon and find that you can make only breeders, then drop your civilians one at a time until you get the prompt to turn them into soldiers; at this point you can hold down the drop button, and everyone remaining in your hand will turn into a samurai.
If you want to intentionally kill off one of the samurai, doing so is relatively easy. Just move them into your area of influence and drop a big rock on one of the samurai. Doing so is Evil, though, so if you want to avoid picking up Evil points (albeit a very minor amount), you can run your platoon out to a group of enemy archers, let them get wounded, then return to town.