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Mahmud Ghazan
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Traits req. mod
Aggressive, Imperialistic
Map Labels Language req. mod

Ilkhanate led by Ghazan is a custom civilization by TarcisioCM, with contributions from Danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Ilkhanate was a breakaway state of the Mongol Empire, which was ruled by the Mongol House of Hulagu. It was established in the 13th century and was based primarily in Iran as well as neighboring territories, such as present-day Azerbaijan, and the central and eastern parts of present-day Turkey. In its fullest extent, the state expanded into territories which today comprise most of Iran, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, western Afghanistan and southwestern Pakistan. Later Ilkhanate rulers, beginning with Ghazan in 1295, would convert to Islam.


Mahmud Ghazan was the seventh ruler of the Mongol Empire's Ilkhanate division in modern-day Iran from 1295 to 1304. He was the son of Arghun and Quthluq Khatun, continuing a long line of rulers who were direct descendants of Genghis Khan. Considered the most prominent of the Ilkhans, he is best known for making a political conversion to Islam in 1295 when he took the throne, marking a turning point for the dominant religion of Mongols in West Asia (Iran, Iraq, Anatolia and Trans-Caucassia).

Dawn of Man[]

Hail Ilkhan Ghazan of the house of Hulagu, seventh ruler of the Subordinate Khanate. The Ilkhanate was formed through great terror, as the Mongol hordes swept through Iran, Iraq and Syria; the utter destruction of Baghdad being the greatest testament of the destructive power of the Mongols. You, however, was no mindless brute. A man of high culture and able reformer, you had a great lasting legacy not only for converting the Ilkhanate to Islam but also due to your sweeping reforms in the economy, military and civil services of the Ilkhanate.

Oh distinguished Ilkhan, the once mighty Mongol empire has crumbled and dissipated, its legacy long gone. However, the Great Khans of Mongolia once more yearn for greatness and have entrusted upon you to claim the lands all the way from Balkh to Egypt! Will you fulfill your duties to the Great Khan? Can you conquer a civilization to stand the test of time?


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Introduction: What business do you have in the lands of the house of Hulagu? Have you come to surrender yourself and your petty empire to the Great Khan?


Defeat: I am defeated. Regardless, your empire will never be as powerful as the Great Khanate was in its apogee; you will forever live in its shadow.


Unique Attributes[]

Ilkhanate (Ghazan)

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The Siege of Baghdad

Upon capturing an enemy Capital Capital, all population is killed and all normal buildings destroyed. Gain Gold Gold for every citizen and building lost this way, and for every Greatperson Great Person that city has ever produced. 


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Ildüchi (Knight)
  • Has no penalties against cities
  • Upon capturing a city, followers are converted equally (if possible) between all religions present in the city and also by that of your Capital, and gain +1 permanent Strength Combat Strength if the city was captured by you for the first time

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Ruznamce (Courthouse)
  • Generates extra Production Production, Food Food and Gold Gold based on the difference between the current population of this city and that of its highest size ever
  • Gain CultureIcon Culture when buildings that were destroyed in this city are rebuilt


Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Politically Convert to [Religion][]

A powerful nobleman has offered military aid, should you personally convert to his religion. However, such action would greatly displease the followers of your traditional religion.


  • Player must be the Ilkhanate
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • The religion must be the biggest in your empire, excluding the one of your capital


  • 300 FaithIcon Faith


  • Capital fully converts to the new religion
  • Capital spawns three military units
  • Loses 10 FaithIcon Faith per follower of your old religion inside your empire
  • Gains 10 FaithIcon Faith per follower of your new religion inside your empire

Build Soltaniyeh[]

We need to possess a capital city fit of our ambitions. A mighty Imperial City, Soltaniyeh, should be built to show the splendour of our nation.


  • Player must be the Ilkhanate
  • Player must be in a Golden Age
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 500 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Capital Capital is renamed to Soltaniyeh
  • Gain CultureIcon Culture for finishing buildings in the Capital Capital
  • Gain CultureIcon 150 Culture per Capital Capital under your control

List of Cities[]

City List
  1. Maragha
  2. Tabriz
  3. Shiraz
  4. Isfahan
  5. Herat
  6. Baghdad
  7. Hamadan
  8. Mosul
  9. Tbilisi
  10. Yerevan
  11. Konya
  12. Mashhad
  13. Yazd
  14. Rasht
  15. Basra
  16. Kerman
  17. Shahpur
  18. Kashan
  19. Qazvin
  20. Qom
  21. Bushehr
  22. Ardabil
  23. Ahvaz
  24. Aleppo
  25. Damascus
  26. Rey
  27. Zaranj
  28. Balkh
  29. Nishapur
  30. Merv

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 7 May 2015

  • TarcisioCM: Author
  • Matt Uelmen: Peace Theme
  • The Creative Assembly: War Theme
  • Danrell: 3D Unit Model
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