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The Chagatai Khanate led by Tughluq Tömür is a custom civilization mod by Grant.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Chagatai Khanate[]

The Chagatai Khanate, or Chagatai Ulus, was a Mongol and later Turkicized khanate that comprised the lands ruled by Chagatai Khan, second son of Genghis Khan and his descendants and successors. At its height in the late 13th century, the khanate extended from the Amu Darya south of the Aral Sea to the Altai Mountains in the border of modern-day Mongolia and China, roughly corresponding to the defunct Qara Khitai Empire.

Initially, the rulers of the Chagatai Khanate recognized the supremacy of the Great Khan, but by the reign of Kublai Khan, Ghiyas-ud-din Baraq no longer obeyed the emperor's orders. During the mid-14th century, the Chagatais lost Transoxania to the Timurids. The reduced realm came to be known as Moghulistan, which lasted until the late 15th century, when it broke off into the Yarkent Khanate and Turpan Khanate. In 1680, the remaining Chagatai domains lost their independence to the Dzungar Khanate, and in 1705, the last Chagatai khan was removed from power, ending the dynasty of Chagatai.

Tughluq Tömür[]

Tughlugh Timur Khan (also Tughluq Tömür or Tughluk Timur) was the Khan of Moghulistan from 1347 and Khan of the whole Chagatai Khanate from c. 1360 until his death. Esen Buqa (a direct descendant of Chagatai Khan) is believed to be his father. His reign is known for his conversion to Islam and his invasions of Transoxiana.

After the Chagatayid Qazan Khan was killed in 1346, the Chagatai Khanate underwent a transformation. In the west (Transoxiana), the mostly Turko-Mongol tribes, led by the Qara'unas amirs, seized control. In order to maintain a link to the house of Genghis Khan, the amirs set several of his descendants on the throne, though these khans ruled in name only and had no real power. The most powerful family in the eastern part (Moghulistan) of the khanate during this time was a Mongol one, that of the Dughlat amirs. The Dughlats held several important towns as vassals to the khans, including Kashgar, Aksu, Yarkand, and Khotan. In around 1347, the Dughlat amir Bulaji, after seeing the situation in Transoxiana, decided to raise a khan of his own choosing. His choice fell on Tughlugh Timur, who was at that time little more than an adventurer.

Tughlugh was converted to Islam by a Muslim cleric, who had unwittingly trespassed on the game-preserves of Tughlugh. Tughlugh ordered the cleric before him and demanded to know the reason for the cleric's interference with his hunting. The cleric answered that he wasn't aware that he was trespassing. At this point, Tughlugh noticed that the cleric was Persian, and Tughlugh said that "a dog was worth more than a Persian." The cleric responded, "Yes, if we had not the true faith, we should indeed be worse than dogs." Puzzled, Tughlugh ordered the cleric to explain the "true faith"; thus was Tughlugh taught the doctrines of Islam. Thereafter, Tughlugh embraced Islam. This act resulted in the amirs of Moghulistan doing the same, although the general population of the region was slower in converting. According to an account: "[Tughluq] received circumcision, and on the same day 160,000 people shaved their heads and confessed Islam".

Dawn of Man[]

Tughluq Tömür, noble Khan of the Moghuls, son of the House of Chagatai, how your name brings terror and awe across the land! You were a wild prince of the Dughlat clan, ruthless in spirit but blind to the teachings of Islam, and you rose to power as the dominion of your fathers crumbled away, torn apart by the jealousy and greed of amirs and walords. The Dughlats, seeing that they held the true power in the khanate, raised you as their supreme Khan, and you embraced the opportunity, sweeping over Transoxania and driving your thundering hosts to bring the rebellious cities of the east to heel. You forced the clans that opposed your authority to flee in shame, and in one fell stroke you restored the khanate to the days of Duwa. But you were just as great a man of learning as of war; you brought Islam into your heart, and allowed the ancient ways of the Buddha and of the western Christ to coexist. Under your guiding hand, Persian, Mongol, Turk and Han lived in peace together. Your death was soon and sudden, but your legacy reached across the centuries.


Leaderscreen by Grant

Esteemed lord of the Moghuls, there has never been a time when the men and women of Chinggis seek an answer to their struggles. They are shackled by foreign empires, and know that only a Khagan full of warlike strength and pious spirit can thrust their magnificence back upon the world. Can you rise to the challenge? Can you build a civilization tht will stand the test of Time?

Introduction: "Behold! You are in the prescence of a khan utterly devoted to the justice of God. I may have Chinggis' blood in my veins, but the words of the Prophet guide my every action."

Defeat: "I suppose it was only a matter of time. I have already built my mausoleum; I can only hope that you do not descrate it."

Unique Attributes[]

Chagatai Khanate (Tughluq Tömür)

Art by Grant

Sanctuary of the Wild Apple Tree

Mounted units regain Moves Movement after founding a Religion Religion, having a promotion chance after a reformation. Citadels yield as Holy Sites after a Greatperson Great General is born and Holy Sites act as Citadels after one is expended.


Art by Grant

Dughlat Jüz (Knight)
  • When accompanying a Greatperson Great General, the FaithIcon Faith output of the nearest Chagatai city is partially converted to Production Production.
  • Enemy espionage whilst a Dughlat Juz is within city limits is less effective, based on the number of Traderoute Trade Routes and the number of Citystate City-states tribute can be demanded from.

Art by Grant

Khwaja (Inquisitor)
  • Does not purge the city of other religions, but generates Goldenage Golden Age Points from existing followers and increases Religion Religious pressure coming to and from the city's Traderoute Trade Routes.
  • May cross and found Holy Sites on mountains.
City List
  1. Almaliq
  2. Qarshi
  3. Beshbaliq
  4. Kashgar
  5. Samarqand
  6. Bukhara
  7. Tulufan
  8. Toshkent
  9. Kābol
  10. Gosthana
  11. Illiq
  12. Toqmaq
  13. Keriya
  14. Yangjibaliq
  15. Yarkand
  16. Tele
  17. Uzgen
  18. Aqsu
  19. Sayram
  20. Andijan
  21. Qunduz
  22. Lop
  23. Gurya
  24. Kumul
  25. Yutian
  26. Qiuci
  27. Shazhou
  28. Leh
  29. Khujand
  30. Ferghana
  31. Shahrisabz
  32. Balkh
  33. Urumqi
  34. Dunhuang
  35. Termez
  36. Otrar
  37. Syngak
  38. Khoqand
  39. Khuldza
  40. Tokashi
Spy List
  • Ababakar
  • Hājjī `Ali
  • Owais
  • Mir Agha
  • Khizr
  • Huihe
  • Aiyurug
  • Taliqu
  • Yesünto'a
  • Eljigidey


Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Invite the Karmapa Lama
You are a devout and pious khan, but also a man of learning. It would be in your and your khanate's interest to invite the Karmapa Lama, the wise spiritual leader of the Buddhist faith, to teach and found temples across the realm. Our faith would only benefit from an exchange of culture and of philosophy.
  • Player must be the Chagatai Khanate.
  • Must be in the Medieval Era
  • Must have adopted a Religion Religion.
  • Must have a Religion Holy City.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 200 Gold Gold.
  • 100 FaithIcon Faith.
  • Religious Wonders may be purchased with CultureIcon Culture during Goldenage Golden Ages.
Appoint the Ulus Beg
The sprawling khanate holds many cities in its sway. To ensure that the petty grievances of warlords and bickering nobles are dealt with across these cities, a governor of supreme authority, an ulus beg, must be appointed.
  • Player must be the Chagatai Khanate.
  • Must be in the Medieval Era.
  • Must have 5 or more Cities.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 200 Gold Gold.
  • 100 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Traderoute Trade Routes and the construction of FaithIcon Faith-yielding Buildings contribute towards the generation of Greatperson Great Generals.

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 27 September 2021


  • Grant: Code, Research, Art, Text, Design, Mod Support
  • Adrian Manzoor: Music (Peace Theme)
  • Tomatekh: Music (War Theme)
  • Chrisy15: Lua snippets
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua snippets
  • DuskJockey: Lua snippets
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