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Serbian Empire
Map by DJSHenninger
Leader Dusan
Capital Belgrade
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
Culture Eastern
Government Monarchy
Start Bias Hills
Traits Charismatic, Aggressive
Religious Intolerance 6

Serbia led by Dusan the Mighty[1] is a custom civilization by DJSHenninger.



Serbia today is a country situated in the Balkans. Serbia was, for a short time, a large empire during the Middle Ages. Under the leadership of Stefan Uroš IV Dušan, also known as Dusan the Mighty, Serbia would establish itself as one of the most powerful empires of the 14th century. Dusan might have aimed to create a new Greco-Serbian Empire, but his empire crumbled after his untimely death.


Dusan seized the throne from his father, when the latter had excluded Dusan of his heritance. After successfully repelling various enemies, Dusan began his systematic offense in 1342. Within a couple of years, he conquered nearly all of the Byzantine territories in the western Balkans. Dusan was crowned as Emperor and autocrat of Serbs and Romans. After conquering parts of modern day Greece and Bosnia, he planned to lead a crusade against the Ottoman Turks, but died during the Crusade.

In this mod, Dusan leads a cultural-military Serbian Empire. He tends to focus on expansion and culture.

Serbia diplo

Leaderscene by DJSHenninger

Dawn of Man[]

Oh all powerful monarch, everyone feels the might of your very presence! You were most certainly one of the most powerful rulers of your time, having brought Serbia to its territorial peak! Serbia reached its cultural, economical and political peak under your guidance as well! You are rightfully called Dusan the Mighty, among many other respectable titles. You enacted the constitution of the Serbian Empire, promoted the Serbian Church from an archbishopric to a patriarchate and built several important ecclesiastical buildings. You were both feared and respected and had great plans, but these were halted by an unseen enemy. Your empire started to crumble right after your absence, signifying your importance to your realm.

Emperor Dusan, your people call for your help! Glorify the Serbian Empire, make it wealthy and conquer your enemies! Can you show the world that you truly deserve to be called mighty? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "An empire like you've never seen before. That is where you are right now: You have the honor of meeting the Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks!"

Introduction: "Welcome to Serbia. I am Stephen Dusan the Mighty, ..the Great, ..the Powerful, the Strong.., but simply 'tsar' will be fine."

Defeat: "Without a true leader, there is no Empire. I'll not wait for a disease to take my life; If I need to die, then let it be in an honourable fight!"

Defeat: "I thought I was vigilant, but you knew exactly when to strike. I congratulate you, now leave me be."



Serbia is perhaps a cultural civilization, but otherwise not explicitly focused on a single victory. The additional yields of the Improved Mine may push you in any direction. The unique unit is very mobile and powerful when used right, though also more vulnerable. Constructing a lot of Fruska Gora Monasteries may be risky as the yields aren't quite that high and will especially lack later on, but the initial CultureIcon Culture bonus is very useful to gain Policies and increase the Improved Mine's yields.

Unique Attributes[]

Serbia (Dusan)
Dusan icon2
Artisans of Studenica

Workers ignore terrain cost. Free Kefalija when founding a City, which can improve unimproved Mine Resources (+2 Production Production and +1 Gold Gold). Extra +1 Gold Gold and Production Production from completed Policy Trees.

Fruska Gora icon
Fruska Gora Monastery

Available at Philosophy. Buildable on Hills. May not be built next to each other. May be built on Strategic Resources. Cannot be removed. +1 Science Science, FaithIcon Faith and CultureIcon Culture. Provides a small, medium or largeCultureIcon Culture boost when constructed.

Gusar icon
Gusar (Pikeman)

The Gusar is a mounted unit with 4 Movement Points and Promotions Mounted Units would have. It is just as effective against other Mounted Units as the Pikeman, but does not require Horses. These units gain a large Attack bonus versus units when next to a damaged friendly unit. Mounted Units adjacent to Gusars gain +20% Combat Strength.

Mod Support:[]

Mod Support
Civ IV Traits Yes
Community Balance Patch No
Cultural Diversity Yes
Ethnic Units Yes
Events & Decisions Yes
Exploration Continued Expanded Yes
Map Labels Yes
Piety & Prestige Yes
Unique Cultural Influence Yes
Wish for the World No
Civilization Appropriate Great General and Admiral Names Yes

Events & Decisions[]

Enact Dusan's Code[]

We should expand on our code of laws. It should regulate as many aspects of life as possible; the purpose of this is to help our people to save themselves for the afterlife! Our experts on law should not only translate important foreign code of laws, but we should also make our own!


  • Player must be Serbia (Dusan)
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once per era


  • 30 Gold Gold (scales with number of adopted Policies)


  • 20 FaithIcon Faith (scales with number of adopted Policies)

Monastery of the Holy Archangels[]

A grand monastery should be constructed that will serve as the center of Serbian culture and religion. It should have a name that impresses nobles and peasants alike: the Monastery of Holy Archangels.


  • Player must be Serbia (Dusan)
  • Player must have founded a Religion
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 500 Gold Gold
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • 1 Free Social Policy
  • Construct FaithIcon Religious and CultureIcon Cultural Buildings 33% faster

Coronation as Emperor[]

The most important religious leaders of the Empire have agreed that you should be crowned as the Emperor and autocrat of Serbs and Romans!

Option 1: Excellent. Our might shall overcome all.

  • A 10-turn We Love The King Day starts in all Cities.

Aiding Jelena[]

Your sister, Jelena, wants to secure parts of Hum for herself and her son after the death of her husband Mladen III. Should we send aid?

Option 1: Yes, we cannot abandon Jelena.

  • 3 Gusars appear near the Capital.

Option 2: No, but send a small detachment to secure her and her family.

  • +1 Citizen in the Capital.

Exploration Continued Expanded[]


Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now building your temple mountains and wearing your sampots. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Civilization Appropriate General and Admiral Names[]

Great General Names Great Admiral Names
Stefan Decanski
Janko Katic
Veljko Petrovic
Stefan Lazarevic

Full Credits List[]

  • JFD: JFD's Armenia lua used
  • Colonialist Legacies & Leugi: Mexico's lua used
  • Davorin Jenko - Kosovo: War theme
  • Petar Konjović - The Chestnut Woods: Peace theme

Notes and References []

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