Civilization V Customisation Wiki

Galicia led by Garcia II is a custom civilization mod by Grant, with contributions from Tophat, Duskjockey, and DMS

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Kingdom of Galicia was a political entity located in southwestern Europe, which at its territorial zenith occupied the entire northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It was founded by the Suebic king Hermeric in 409, with its capital established in Braga. It was the first kingdom which adopted Catholicism officially. In 449 it minted its own currency. In 585, it became a part of the Visigothic Kingdom. In the 8th century, Galicia became a part of the newly founded Christian Kingdom of Asturias, which later became the Kingdom of León, and while occasionally achieving independence under the authority of its own kings. Compostela became capital of Galicia in the 11th century, while the independence of Portugal determined its southern boundary. The accession of Castilian King Ferdinand III to the Leonese kingdom in 1230 brought Galicia under the control of the Crown of Castile.

Garcia II[]

García II, King of Galicia and Portugal, was the youngest of the three sons and heirs of Ferdinand I, King of Castile and León, and Sancha of León. In the 1065 division of his father's estates, García was given the County of Galicia, "elevated to the rank of kingdom", that extended south to the Mondego River in Portugal with the parias of the Taifa of Badajoz and Seville; his eldest brother Sancho received the Kingdom of Castile and the parias of the Taifa of Zaragoza. The second son and his father's favorite, Alfonso, fared best in this division, being given an expanded Kingdom of León that encroached on lands that historically had been Castilian and Galician. Garcia's Galician kingdom was the most troubled, including lands south of the Duero over which firm administrative control had only been reestablished with the recapture of Coimbra the year before Ferdinand's death. Further, Ferdinand had begun a process intended to weaken the old comital house to bring the nobles more under direct royal control, but not yet finalized at his death. Further, the bishops of Lugo and Santiago were competing for preeminence.

Among García's first acts was to receive the forced surrender of nearly the entire holdings of prominent nobleman García Múñoz. He also initiated plans to reestablish bishoprics at Braga, Lamego and Tui, as further tools for asserting royal authority, but suffered a significant setback when in 1068 the long-serving Bishop of Santiago died, then his successor was murdered the next year, an act that can be seen as a direct challenge to the king who might have been viewed as acting in an overly energetic manner, and indicating a loss of royal authority in Galicia. García seems to have turned his attention to strengthening his control in the south. There he faced a challenge in early 1071 by the rebel Count of Portugal, Nuno Mendes, whom García would defeat and kill at the Battle of Pedroso.

García's brother and neighboring ruler, Alfonso, had been taking an interest in the increasingly unstable Galicia from at least 1070, and in May or early June 1071, he invaded Galicia and northern Portugal. Sancho likely acquiesced in this in exchange for partial control over the realm formerly belonging to his youngest brother. This scenario was untenable, as Alfonso's entire realm separated Sancho from Galicia, and the prospect of this further strengthening the already disproportionate power given Alfonso by their father was likely a driving force behind Sancho's attack on León that resulted in Alfonso's defeat and exile in 1072. Sancho then turned his attention to García in central Portugal, defeating him near Santarém and briefly imprisoning him in Castile (one chronicle specifying at Burgos) before he was then allowed to flee to Seville. This reunited the realm their father had divided, and García's independent kingdom of Galicia and Portugal ceased to exist.

In October, 1072, Sancho was assassinated at Zamora while suppressing a rebellion led by their sister Urraca, who had been given the rule of Zamora, and nobleman Pedro Ansúrez. Both dethroned brothers returned north, with Alfonso seizing Sancho's reunited realm. It is unclear if García hoped to reestablish himself in his kingdom or had been misled by promises of safety from Alfonso, but in February 1073, García was invited to a conference with Alfonso and there taken prisoner. The earliest chronicles do not give the place of his imprisonment, but later chronicles put it at the castle of Luna, near León. There he remained until his death in or about 1090, the date given on his epitaph, due to a bloodletting after he developed a fever. King Garcia stated that he wished to be buried in chains, as he lived the final days of his life, and the king was represented as such on his tomb in the royal pantheon at the Basílica de San Isidoro, León. García's capture by trickery, long imprisonment and burial in great pomp made him a favorite of epic poets, and by the middle of the 12th century there was already a body of such poetic works.

Dawn of Man[]

The road to salvation awaits, Garcia, pious King of the Galicians and valiant servant of God! You inherited the rich lands of Galicia from your esteemed father, Ferdinand the First. While the youngest of your brothers, you outshone them and defeated rebel counts, restored the old bishoprics, and rebuilt the old streets of Santiago, inspiring absolute devotion amongst your subjects. But the clique of villans that stood against justice, the baron class, plotted your overthrow with your treacherous kin, and you fell from power less than a decade after you claimed the throne. While you died in chains, Galicia forever after was graced by your deeds.


Leaderscreen by Grant

Saint James beckons! God has once again grown distant in the old halls of Hispania. The people of Hispania require Rome's embrace once more. In you, they find the model of Christendom that was sought so desperateley. Can you reconquer Galicia for the Christian faith? Can you establish a government of divine justice? Will you build a civilization that will stand the test of Time?

Introduction: "Welcome to the pious Kingdom of Galicia. I am its pilgrim King, Garcia. In this land we have more bishops than knights, so I would tread lightly when commiting acts of impiety near me."

Defeat: You can lock me away forever, throwing away the key, but you will still be a mote to the divine justice of the Lord. You cannot invade the kingdom of Heaven."

Unique Attributes[]

Galicia (Garcia II)

Art by Grant

Way of Saint James

Missionaries and Prophets may build roads that yield FaithIcon Faith. Defensive, Cultural and Religious buildings are built faster and increase Religious yields if connected to a Holy City, dependent on distance.


Art by Grant

Knights of Santiago (Longswordsman)
  • Unlocked at Theology.
  • Defeating a unit on a road towards a Holy City triggers a brief Goldenage Golden Age.
  • Being killed by a unit on a road towards a Holy City rewards a large amount of FaithIcon Faith, and increases the yields of the last Religious building constructed by +1.

Art by Grant

Horreo (Granary)
  • +1 Food Food from adjacent Pastures if on Hills.
  • Yields +2 FaithIcon Faith and carries over +15% Food Food if feeding a Holy City, a city that recently held a Great Prophet or Missionary, or cities constructing a religious Wonder.
City List
  1. Santiago de Compostela
  2. Ribadavia
  3. Braga
  4. Pontevedra
  5. Tui
  6. Lugo
  7. Mondoñedo
  8. Coimbra
  9. Vimaranes
  10. Ourense
  11. Fisterra
  12. Iria
  13. Ferrol
  14. Viveiro
  15. Ortigueira
  16. Betanzos
  17. Cambados
  18. Franqueira
  19. Celanova
  20. Triacastela
  21. Melide
  22. Portomarin
  23. Allariz
  24. Foz
  25. Pantón
  26. Pontedeume
  27. Samos
  28. Muxía
  29. Redondela
  30. O Cebreiro
  31. Catoira
  32. Burela
  33. Baiona
  34. Moeche
  35. Becerreá
  36. Sanxenxo
Spy List
  • Uistrarius
  • Gutierre
  • Bermudo
  • Vitalis
  • Ansur
  • Fernando
  • Arias
  • Cresconius
  • Ponce de Cabrera
  • Fernán


Galicia 2


Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 17 April 2021


  • Grant: Code, Research, Art, Text, Design, Mod Support
  • Tophat: (Lua snippets)
  • Duskjockey: (Lua snippets)
  • DMS: (Lua snippets)

Grant's Civilizations [edit]
America (Dwight Eisenhower)AsturiasAvarsAztecs (Tenoch)BalhaeBougainvilleBugandaBurgundiansChagataiChagosDaliDumnoniiDurotrigesFinnsFunanGaliciaGhuridsGokturksGowaGwyneddHaushHonmaHunsIdrisidsJinKrorainaLeon (Alfonso IX)Nova AngliaOnoguriaPermiansPontusQochoRouranSelk'namSoviet UnionStrathclydeSweden (Birger Jarl)Sweden (Olof Palme)TernateTidoreTiele TurksVolga BulgariaWestern RomeWhite HunsYaghanYamnayaYettisharZambia
Other Mods
African City StatesDefense ExpandedHeathen Religions