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Roman Empire
Map by TarcisioCM
Map by TarcisioCM
Imperial Cult
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Aggressive, Imperialistic

Rome led by Aurelian is a custom civilization by TarcisioCM, with contributions from Danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Augustus Caesar's Rome.



The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors, and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa, and Asia. While the republic had lasted around 500 years, the western part of the empire endured for for some 500 years, while the eastern part was to last until 1453 ad, when it fell to the ottomans. The empire was among the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military forces in the world of its time. It was the largest empire of the Classical antiquity period, and one of the largest empires in world history. At its height under Trajan, it covered 6.8 million square kilometers and held sway over some 70 million people, at that time, 21% of the world's entire population.


Aurelian was Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. Born in humble circumstances, he rose through the military ranks to become emperor. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni after a devastating war. He also defeated the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. Aurelian restored the Empire's eastern provinces after his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273. The following year he conquered the Gallic Empire in the west, reuniting the Empire in its entirety. He was also responsible for the construction of the Aurelian Walls in Rome, and the abandonment of the province of Dacia. His successes were instrumental in ending the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century, earning him the title Restitutor Orbis or 'Restorer of the World'.

Dawn of Man[]

Hail master and god, Aurelian of Rome the restorer of the World! Born from humble beginnings, you rose through the military ranks to become the emperor yourself, and unlike most of your predecessors acted like one - Reconquered the rebellious "Empires" that fragmented from mighty Rome, uprooted the corruption and proudly marched against a foreign force, the Sassanids like the glorious days of old.

Venerable Emperor, your death prevented a lasting political stability within the empire, but by reuniting it you breathed life to the Roman world for another millenium - Until Constantinople fell for the Ottomans in 1453. Can you reunite the world once more? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

TcmAurelian leaderscreen

Art by TarcisioCM

Introduction: Welcome to civilization, barbarian. I am Aurelian, the restorer of the world and sole emperor of Rome.

Introduction: I happily greet you into my camp, barbarian, for I hope that I will never have to build one of these on your lands. What brings you to Rome?

Defeat: So be it. Tales of the Roman splendour will last for ages, while your petty kingdom will be forgotten to history.



Unique Attributes[]

Rome (Aurelian)
Restorer of the World

After capturing an enemy Capital Capital, military units gain +25% Strength Combat Strength in the following war and a We Love the King Day starts in your capital.

Dalmatian Cavalry (Horseman)

While on a Fort or Citadel, receive +25% Strength Combat Strength when attacking and gain the base Combat Strength of the strongest unit available. +1 Moves Movement if adjacent to a Great General.

Templum Solis (Temple)

Upon construction, the city adopts your Pantheon and converts followers until a Religion Religion reaches the city. When built in the Capital, +1 Happy Happiness for every city following your Pantheon.

City List
  1. Rome
  2. Palmyura
  3. Augusta Treverorum
  4. Ravenna
  5. Neapolis
  6. Serdica
  7. Capua
  8. Carthage
  9. Naissus
  10. Alexandria
  11. Nicomedia
  12. Corduba
  13. Ephesus
  14. Cesarea
  15. Caralis
  16. Londinium
  17. Orleans
  18. Cyrene
  19. Viminacium
  20. Corinthus
  21. Tyana
  22. Tomi
  23. Syracusae
  24. Lambaesis
  25. Trapezus
  26. Burdingala
  27. Mutina
  28. Cemenelum
  29. Narbo
  30. Thessalonica
  31. Nicopolis
  32. Misenum
Spy List
  • Lucia
  • Mucapor
  • Eros
  • Tetricus
  • Adventus
  • Flavius
  • Licina
  • Brutus
  • Regulus
  • Biggus


Peace Theme War Theme

Total War Rome 2 OST - Main Menu


RYSE Son Of Rome Menu Theme (Main Theme) by Borislav Slavov

Total War: Rome II Main Menu by Richard Beddow Ryse: Son of Rome Main Menu by Borislav Slavov

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Establish the Cult to Sol Invictus
Our empire is vast and the worshiped deities many. To rule these lands, we must unite our people under one faith and one emperor.
  • Player must be Rome (Aurelian)
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Classical Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 250 Gold Gold
  • 250 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrate
  • Templum Solis are built 100% faster
  • Every Templum Solis generates +1 Gold Gold
  • Receive a Templum Solis in the Capital
Prosecute the Corrupt
Under careless guidance, corruption runs rampant across the Roman empire. We must uproot this evil from our civilization by prosecuting any corrupt official
  • Player must be Rome (Aurelian)
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 500 Gold Gold
  • Magistrates Magistrates
  • -25% Maintenance from buildings.

Corrupt Mint Workers

Corrupt officials are plaguing our mints and stealing the silver for years, producing coins of inferior quality. We should end this and reform the coinage.
Option 1: We must end this!
  • +1 Gold Gold from Gold, Silver and Copper resources
  • +10% Gold Gold from Mints
  • 3 Turns of Resistance Resistance in the Capital Capital
Option 2: This isn't good... Unless I can get my share of it.
  • +1 Happy Happiness from Mints
Option 3: We cannot deal with this at the moment.
  • +2 Happy Happiness from Mints for 25 turns
  • -25% Gold from Mints for 25 turns

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your togas and watching your gladiatorial games. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

  • TarcisioCM: Author
  • Danrell: Unit models
  • The Creative Assembly: Peace Theme
  • Borislav Slavov: War Theme
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