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The Mori Clan led by Mori Motonari is a custom civilization by PorkBean, with contributions from Senshi and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Mori of Aki Province are a Japanese clan, most known for their rapid conquest of Western Japan under their 12th head, Mori Motonari. During the Sengoku Jidai, Motonari would lead the clan to victory over many of their surrounding enemies including the Ouchi, Amago, and Otomo clans. The Mori were particularly known for their naval prowess, owing to their strategic holdings along the Seto Inland Sea and their alliances with seafaring families such as the Murakami and Kobayakawa.

Mori Motonari[]

Mori Motonari was the 12th and most illustrious head of the Mori Clan. Due to the low prestige and precarious financial situation he inherited upon becoming daimyo, Motonari was nicknamed the "Beggar Prince" during his early reign. However, his critics would quickly be proven wrong as Motonari's diplomatic, strategic, and military prowess would outside that of any other general in the region, and under Motonari's leadership the Mori would come to utterly dominate Western Japan.

Dawn of Man[]

Blessings of the divine be upon you, Lord Mori Motonari, great Daimyo and head of the ancient Mori Clan! The Mori descended from Oe Hiromoto of the Kamakura period, but it was under your stewardship that the clan truly came to prominence. When you came to power, Aki Province was threatened on all sides by the neighboring Ouchi, Amago and Takeda clans. Through your careful strategy and cunning diplomacy, you were able to turn the tables on each of your enemies in turn, culminating in your legendary battle against the Ouchi on the sacred isle of Miyajima. Your glorious victory set the stage for the rise of your family, with the Mori becoming one of the most important clans in Western Japan.

Scene Motonari

Leaderscene by DarthKyofu

Lord Mori, your people yearn to know your next ambition! Will you carve out an empire by land and by sea? Will you raise the Mori name from obscurity into the annals of history? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Greetings to you, fellow warrior. I am Mori Motonari, of Aki. What will history say of our meeting?

Introduction: I am Motonari, of the Mori Clan. I will lead my family out of Aki Province, across Honshu, and soon all of Japan.

Defeat: Divided, you will perish. Learn the lesson that I failed to understand.

Unique Attributes[]

Mori (Mori Motonari)
Motonari Icon

Art by DarthKyofu

The Three Arrows

Kills along a coastline yield FaithIcon Faith and damage adjacent enemy Units. Embarked Great Prophets may construct Holy Sites on Coast tiles.

Murakami Kobaya Icon

Art by PorkBean

Murakami Kobaya (Caravel)
  • Heals 10 HP on a trade route or 20 HP on a Tile Improvement
  • +10% Strength Combat Strength for each adjacent land tile at the start of its turn
  • Slower that the Caravel, but extra movement in Coast
Hagiyaki Workshop Icon

Art by PorkBean

Hagiyaki Workshop (Amphitheater)
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture per incoming International Trade Route
  • +1 Porcelain Resource
  • Requires Shrine and Monument
City List
  1. Yoshida-Koriyama
  2. Suzuo
  3. Tajihi-Sarugake
  4. Miyao
  5. Sakurao
  6. Hinoyama
  7. Niitakayama
  8. Miiri-Takamatsu
  9. Hagi
  10. Kagamiyama
  11. Goryu
  12. Hiroshima
  13. Katsura
  14. Biwako
  15. Mibu
  16. Kimura
  17. Funayama
  18. Yagi
  19. Nagamiyama
  20. Koi
  21. Tokonoyama
  22. Mihara
  23. Sato-Kanayama
  24. Kusatsu
  25. Hatagaeshiyama
  26. Kannabe
  27. Takayama
  28. Kashirazaki
  29. Kagi
  30. Konomine
  31. Shikano
  32. Odaka
  33. Noshima
  34. Yamabuki
  35. Shiraga
  36. Gassantoda
  37. Nukuyu
  38. Mitoya
  39. Akana
  40. Tsuwano
Spy List
  • Mori Takamoto
  • Kikkawa Motoharu
  • Kobayakawa Takakage
  • Murakami Takeyoshi
  • Watanabe Hajime
  • Kunishi Motosuke
  • Murakami Motoyoshi
  • Ankokuji Ekei
  • Kodama Naritada
  • Mori Terumoto



Mori Motonari is king of the coastline, with several versatile bonuses that enhance Religion, Culture, and combat. The Mori unique ability, The Three Arrows, grants +10 Faith for enemies killed along a coastline, and doing so will also inflict splash damage on surrounding enemies. Target land units adjacent to water, or naval units adjacent to land, to take advantage of this effect. By picking off the weaker units first, Mori can quickly whittle away a large amphibious invasion force or clear a landing zone for a naval invasion of his own. Additionally, The Three Arrows allows Mori Great Prophets to construct their Holy Sites on Coast tiles, freeing up space on land for more directly useful improvements and providing some utility for the Mori unique unit.

The Mori unique unit is the Murakami Kobaya. This replacement for the Caravel sacrifices exploration potential in favor of coastal combat strength. The Murakami Kobaya can heal on the fly by beginning its turn on either a trade route (10HP) or a naval tile improvement (20HP), including Mori's offshore Holy Sites. At the beginning of its turn, the Murakami Kobaya adds 10% to its combat strength for each adjacent land tile. Moor your Kobaya in coves and inlets, ideally with tile improvements where they can heal, and then launch them to intercept enemy vessels as they attempt to maneuver through coastal straits.

The final Mori unique component is the Hagiyaki Workshop. Unlike the Amphitheater it replaces, the Hagiyaki Workshop requires both a Shrine and Monument to build, but it is well worth the investment as it provides one free Porcelain resource when it is completed. This provides Mori with additional Happiness as well as a unique trading asset. It is also worthwhile to buildd the Hagiyaki Workshop in your most attractive trading cities, as any incoming trade route from other civilizations will yield +1 Culture each for Mori.


Peace Theme War Theme

Aggression - Shogun II- Total War OST (FULL)


Sengoku Basara 3 OST- Disc 2 - 3. Battle of Itsukushima HQ

"Aggression" by Jeff van Dyck for the soundtrack of Total War Shogun II "Battle of Itsukushima" by Kow Otani for the soundtrack of Sengoku BASARA 3

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now visiting your sacred isle and drinking tea from your pottery. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 22 February 2022

  • PorkBean: Design, Code, Text
  • Senshi: Civ icon, colours, Map
  • DarthKyofu: Leaderscene, Leader Icon

Notes and References[]

PorkBean's Rebellions and Failed States [edit]
Main Series
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Sengoku Jidai Series
IgaThe Ikko-ikkiImagawaMoriShimazuSo
Other Civs
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April Fools
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See also: Ambition