Food is one of the three main resources in the entire game. It keeps your soldiers alive.
- Production: Food can be made by Farmhouses or a Granary. They can be found regularly in Mercenary Missions, Quest Rewards, and the Traveling Merchant.
- Feeding Troops: This is the main reason why food even exists. If any castle runs out of food, soldiers are put in the military hospital until the Food Production is higher than the Food Consumption.
It is a good idea to find 8 Food Outposts so you can have more troops in the castle. Adding public order items (like castle gardens, especially) is a good way to add more PO, and thus increase food production. (ex. an L6 farmhouse with a 262% bonus working at 42% actually makes 62 food an hour, or about 112% of normal, while an L10 Farmhouse working at 100% with the same bonus makes 231 an hour!)