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Kingdom of Norway
Map by Janboruta
Map by Janboruta
Haakon IV
Start Bias
Forn Siðr (HR)
Kristni (LR)
Government req. mod
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Financial, Seafaring
Map Labels Language req. mod
Magical Girl req. mod
Margrete Skulesdotter

Norway led by Haakon IV is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1].

This mod requires Brave New World and the Denmark Civilization and Scenario DLC.



Amongst the great powers of Scandinavia, Norway was decisively the first. As audacious Vikings and explorers, and then hardened Christian warriors and traders, Norway rose to prominence in the 13th century, colonizing as far as Greenland and Iceland, and bringing inspiration to her nordic brothers. Its dominance would be short-lived, however, as Norway would be devastated by the Bubonic Plague and then the rise of the Hanseatic League, and would spend the next seven centuries under the sovereignty of Denmark and then Sweden. The Kingdom would regain its independence at the turn of the 20th century and would regain its former prosperity; becoming one of the most successful economies today - owing largely to the fact of its independence from the European Union and its exorbitant natural oil reserves.

Haakon IV[]

Haakon Haakonsson, the 13th Century King of Norway, was born in Folenborg. For 46 years, King Haakon endeavoured to salvage Norway from the civil war in which it had been embroiled since the 1100s. With this, he would be successful, bringing Norway to its height. Having defeated the uprising of the former pretender in 1227, Haakon's rule would become so illustrious that, at different points, he would be offered the Imperial Crown by the Pope, the Irish High Kingship and the command of the French crusader fleet headed for the Levant. His attempts to spread Norwegian influence across Europe would continue with his conquest of Iceland and Greenland, as well as his efforts in translating contemporary literature into Old Norse. Although Haakon died in 1263 during a campaign against the Kingdom of Scotland, his legacy would be heralded as one of the greatest amongst Norwegian Kings.

Dawn of Man[]

By the grace of God, noble Haakon, King of Norway and her eminent holdings, welcome. Born in the midst of civil war, you would rise to become Norway's greatest King; crushing those who would tear the kingdom asunder, and bringing calm and prosperity to the tumultuous land of the valiant Norse. During your reign, you would seek to bring your people closer to Europe, and you would instigate legal, cultural and spiritual reforms to bridge the gap between the Christian continent and the Pagan north. Under your capable guidance, Norway would be transformed into a kingdom upon which the powers of Europe would gaze with envy, and you would set in motion the lasting legacy of Scandinavian influence to come.

Haakon Diplo

Leaderscene by janboruta

Exemplary King, your faithful subjects call for you to lead Norway once more to the glory of its past. Can you tame the frozen seas of the north? Can you become the envy of all Scandinavian powers to come? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Haakon, son of Haakon the third, King of Norway. This kingdom is my kingdom, and a kingdom of northmen. If you have come to take it from me, you will be sorely mistaken in this quest."

Introduction: "I am Haakon, son of Haakon the third and King of Norway. From what quaint fiefdom do you hail?"

Defeat: "You dealt this great kingdom a mighty blow, and I go now in despair."

Unique Attributes[]

Norway (Haakon IV)

Art by Janboruta

Grand Leidang

Citizen Population Growth adds Production Production toward Naval Combat Units. Training and promoting Naval Combat Units increases Influence Influence with neutral City-States.


Art by Firaxis

Birkebeiner (Swordsman)
  • Does not require Iron
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Hills
  • Double Moves Movement in Snow, Tundra and Hills while there is an enemy unit within Norwegian borders

Art by Firaxis

Skeid (Galleass)
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength vs. other Naval Units
  • -1 Range (1 vs. 2)
Changes to Denmark (Harald Bluetooth)

Art by Janboruta

Snekkja (Galleass) (Replaces the Norwegian Ski Infantry)
  • Available at Optics
  • -20% Strength Combat Strength (8 vs 10)
  • Can enter foreign territory
  • May cross oceans immediately
City List
  1. Bjørgvin
  2. Nidaros
  3. Tønsberg
  4. Óslo
  5. Skien
  6. Borg
  7. Konungahella
  8. Ogvaldsnes
  9. Tromsø
  10. Hamarr
  11. Frosta
  12. Mære
  13. Eidsvold
  14. Guli
  15. Steinkjer
  16. Ringisakr
  17. Hlaðir
  18. Skíringssalr
  19. Litlihamarr
  20. Reykjavík
  21. Dofrar
  22. Bergheimr
  23. Kinsarvik
  24. Álreksstaðir
  25. Lóar
  26. Thjorsá
  27. Brattahlíð
  28. Hundþorp
  29. Kirkjuvagr
  30. Tórshavn
Spy List
  • Marius
  • Astrid
  • Hanne
  • Sonja
  • Selmer
  • Bergh
  • Thorstein
  • Sverre
  • Trine
  • Yngve



Norway's bonuses benefit a populous, oceanic empire with a large navy. Its unique ability makes use of population growth to pitch in on your large navy, which can be used to keep relationships with city-states on borderline friendship. Paired with one of its UUs, the Skeid, they can be a devastating force, growing quickly to speed-build massive flotillas of Skeid set to burn all coastal cities to the ground. The Norwegians are also no slacker on defense either, with the Birkebeiner gaining movement in snow, tundra, and hills whenever there is a siege on the ground, quickly able to reinforce the front of a siege at will.


Peace Theme War Theme

Norway - Hakon IV Peace


Norway - Hakon IV War

"Wilderness" by Andreas Waldetoft. "Viking Fury" by Geoff Knorr.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Root out Paganism
These worshippers of false Gods infect the land like a plague with their witchery and superstitution. If we are to truly become a kingdom favoured by God, we must convert them by sword or prayer, whatever it takes.
  • Player must be Norway
  • Must have a majority Religion Religion (or State Religion)
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • [# of Pantheon followers * 6] CultureIcon Culture
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • All citizens following your pantheon belief are converted to your Majority/State Religion Religion
  • [# of Pantheon followers * 10]FaithIcon Faith (or * 15 Piety Piety)
Fund Seafaring Expedition
Our ancestors were great seafarers; braving the treacherous oceans in pursuit of wealth and adventure. We should recreate these legendary tales and prepare our fleet for a voyage into foreign waters, where riches and glory await.
  • Player must be Norway
  • Player must have researched Optics
  • May only be enacted before the Renaissance Era
  • May only be enacted once per era
  • 500 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • 2 Longboats
  • 1 Settler with Ocean Embarkation

Bagli Pretender

The rebel Bagler group, advocating for the rights of the nobility and opposing the growing rights of the common people, have rallied their support behind a new pretender to the throne of Norway: Sigurd Ribbung. A new civil war has broken out, and the Bagler seek to have us displaced as King.
Option 1: Their rebellion must be put down.
  • 3 rebel Swordsmen spawn in your territory
  • 2 Birkebeiner spawn in the Capital Capital
Note: this event will only fire in the Medieval Era.

Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae

Norway has become a bastion of faith; united in the spirit of devotion to Religion. This confers an inviolable legitimacy upon our throne, and as such, we shall henceforth be known as her Eternal King.
Option 1: This is a great honour.
  • Gain the epithet 'the Holy'
  • Gain 200 FaithIcon Faith (or Piety 30 Piety)
Note: this event will only fire if your Religious Unity is over 70%.

Claims, Colonies, and Crimes[]

Colony List
  1. Myggbukta
  2. Eystribyggð
  3. Longyearbyen
  4. Vinland
  5. Vestribyggð
  6. Olonkinbyen
  7. Bouvetøya
  8. Dronning Maud Land
  9. Tórshavn
  10. Klaksvík
  11. Hoyvík
  12. Argir
  13. Reykjavík
  14. Seyðisfjörður
  15. Skúlastaðir
  16. Vífilsstaðir
  17. Garðabær
  18. Vopnafjörður
  19. Kirkwall
  20. Stromness
  21. Lerwick


Lieutenants of the Realm
  1. Peder Hansen Litle
  2. Jesper Friis
  3. Christiern Munk
  4. Pouel Ottesen Huitfeldt
  5. Ludvig Ludvigsson Munk til Norlund
  6. Ove Juel
  7. Aksel Gyldenstjerne
  8. Jørgen Friis til Krastrup
  9. Enevold Kruse til Hjermislov
  10. Jens Hermansson Juel
  11. Christopher Knudsson Urne til Asmark
  12. Hannibal Sehested
  13. Gregers Krabbe
  14. Niels Trolle til Trollesholm og Gavnø
  15. Iver Tageson Krabbe
  16. Ove Juel
  17. Jens Juel
  18. Just Högh til Fultofte
  19. Frederik Gabel
  20. Johan Vibe
  21. Ulrik Frederik Valdemar
  22. Claus Henrik Vieregg
  23. Frederik Krag
  24. Ditlev Vibe
  25. Patroclus Rømeling
Political Parties
  1. Kirkeraadet (Clergy)
  2. Red Party (Communist)
  3. Hoerye (Conservative)
  4. Nasjonal Samling (Fascist)
  5. Venstre (Liberal)
  6. Progress Party (Libertarian)
  7. Riksraadet (Nobility)
  8. Bagli Party (Revolutionary)
  9. Labour Party (Socialist)
  1. Statsminister (Republican)

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now enjoying your fishing rights and banging their heads to your black metal. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture, and that it shall foil any hope we have to create a one world government."

Full Credits List[]

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Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 7
Last Updated: 8 December 2019


  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • Andrea Waldetoft: Wilderness (Peace Theme).
  • Geoff Knorr: Viking Fury (War Theme).

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