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The Igorot led by Aliguyon is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey, with contributions from TPangolin, DarthKyofu, Uighur_Caesar, Merrick and EmeraldRange.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The word "Igorot" refers any of various ethnic groups in the mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines, all of whom keep, or have kept until recently, their traditional religion and way of life. Some live in the tropical forests of the foothills, but most live in rugged grassland and pine forest zones higher up. The Igorot numbered about 1.5 million in the early 21st century. Their languages belong to the northern Luzon subgroup of the Philippine languages, which belong to the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) family.

The Igorot peoples are Austronesians. They were known in earlier days for their wars and practice of headhunting. The Spaniards forcibly partially subdued them during the colonial occupation of the Philippines, that process being completed during the period of U.S. hegemony. Ethnologists distinguish about 10 main ethnic groups, each with its own dialect and culture. There are also variations within these groups.

Two broader groupings may be made of the Igorot as a whole: one, by far the larger, comprises the peoples of the higher country who cultivate wet rice, mostly in steplike terraces on the mountainsides; the other comprises peoples of the lower rainforest areas, who grow dry rice in seasonally shifting gardens. Within the first group the Nabaloi or Ibaloi, Kankanay (Kankanai), Lepanto or northern Kankanay, Bontoc (Bontok), southern Kalinga, and Tinggian nearly all live in populous villages, but one ethnic unit, the Ifugao, has small farmsteads of kinsmen dotted throughout the rice terraces. The second group—the Gaddang, northern Kalinga, and Isneg or Apayao—are sparsely settled in hamlets or farmsteads around which new gardens are cleared as the soil is worked out; some Gaddang live in tree houses


Aliguyon was said to have been born in a village called Hannanga. He was the son of the village's leader, Amtalao, and his wife Dumulao. He was a brilliant and intelligent young man who was always eager to learn and listen to the stories and teachings of his father. Indeed, he learned many useful things. He knew how to do proper combat, and even how to chant a few magic spells.

Aliguyon showed promise and great leadership at an early age, which earned the awe and amazement of his fellow villagers, even children. During his teenage years, he decided to go into battle with his father's enemy, Pangaiwan of the village of Daligdigan. However, his challenge was not personally answered by Pangaiwan. Instead, he went face-to-face with Pangaiwan's fierce son, Pumbakhayon. Pumbakhayon was just as skilled in the arts of war and magic as Aliguyon.

Upon battle, without hesitations, Aliguyon hurled a spear towards Pumbakhayon. Without blinking an eye, Pumbakhayon moved to avoid the spear, caught it, and then quickly tossed it back towards Aliguyon's way. In retaliation, Aliguyon did the same. The two of them continued this battle for a long time, with Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon just alternately throwing one spear towards each other in the hopes of ending the life of the other.

In the three years of their non-stop fight, neither of them showed signs of weariness and defeat, causing Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon to develop respect and admiration for each other. With their realization came the end of their fight. Together, Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon developed and drafted a peace treaty between the towns of Hannanga and Daligdigan, which their people celebrated and readily agreed to.

As peace slowly settled, the two villages prospered. Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon forged a strong friendship. Aliguyon ended up marrying Bugan, Pumbakhayon's younger sister, while Pumbakhayon married Aliguyon's sister, Aginaya.

Dawn of Man[]

The mountains come to life at the sound of your name, Aliguyon, mighty warrior and chief of the Igorot people! The Igorot have inhabited the mountains of the northern Philippines for thousands of years. Since then, they have become undisputed masters of the mountains, coaxing from the hard rock thriving towns and villages, as well as rice terraces admired by the world over. Your legend, brave Aliguyon, lives on in these peoples' hearts and their songs. Even now, tales of your valor against the formidable chief Pumbakhayon reaches further across the land.


Leaderscreen by DarthKyofu

O' Aliguyon, the Igorot people leave the mountains' embrace in search of alien lands, and the terraces lie ruined by neglect. Can you seize the reins of leadership and prove the legends true? Can you establish an people at one with nature and their fellow man? Can you create a civilization to stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome, stranger, to the highlands. I am Aliguyon, chief of the Igorot who call them home. I hope the trek here was not too taxing?"

Defeat: "Though the Igorot have been scattered by this defeat, our hearts are bound together by the mountains of this world. We will return!"

Unique Attributes[]

Igorot (Aliguyon)

Art by DuskJockey

Between Summit and Sky

Mountains yield +1 Food Food and receive a copy of any Improvements built next to them. Hurrying Production Production provides a source of Iron Iron and yields Food Food in all cities.


Art by Merrick

Wasay Axeman (Swordsman)
  • It, and any stacked units, may cross Mountain tiles after the first Greatperson Great Engineer is earned (not lost upon upgrade).
  • Heals itself and stacked units from Mountain attrition damage at the start of the turn (not lost upon upgrade).

Art by DuskJockey

Payew (Water Mill)
  • Requires an adjacent Mountain instead of Fresh Water.
  • Has a slot for an Engineer specialist, increasing to two if the City is working at least three Mountain tiles.
City List
  1. Baguio
  2. Tabuk
  3. Bangued
  4. Kabugao
  5. La Trinidad
  6. Lagawe
  7. Bontoc
  8. Itogon
  9. Mankayan
  10. Aguinaldo
  11. Pinukpuk
  12. Tublay
  13. Luna
  14. Paracelis
  15. Tineg
  16. Balbalan
  17. Alfonso Lista
  18. Bakun
  19. Flora
  20. Buguias
  21. Banaue
  22. Atok
  23. Kabayan
  24. Hungduan
  25. Lamut
  26. Mayoyao
  27. Pudtol
  28. Natonin
  29. Conner
Spy List
  • Whang-Od
  • Tagaypa
  • Aginaya
  • Bugan
  • Dumulao
  • Amtalao
  • Pangaiwan
  • Pumbakhayon
  • Fangued
  • Lumawig


  • Focuses: Growth, Mobility, Production
  • Ideal Victory Type: Any


Peace Theme War Theme
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"Kullitong", performed by Nelson Fagyan "Banga, performed by PhilCAS Dance Troupe

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]


  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Aliguyon's Igorot.

Well, How Did I Get Here?

  • As Aliguyon's Igorot, build a Fishing Boat on a Mountain tile.

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 26 May 2020


  • DuskJockey: Design, Code, Art
  • DarthKyofu: Art
  • TPangolin: Design
  • EmeraldRange, Uighur_Caesar: Code
  • Merrick: Art
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