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Ternate led by Babullah is a custom civilization mod by Grant.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Sultanate of Ternate, previously also known as The Kingdom of Gapi is one of the oldest Muslim kingdoms in Indonesia besides Tidore, Jailolo, and Bacan. The Sultanate of Ternate was established by Momole Ciko, the first leader of Ternate, with the title Baab Mashur Malamo, in 1257. It reached its Golden Age during the reign of Sultan Baabullah (1570–1583) and encompassed most of the eastern part of Indonesia and a part of southern Philippines. Ternate was a major producer of cloves and a regional power from the 15th to 17th centuries. Ternate and neighbouring Tidore were the world's single major producer of cloves, upon which their rulers became among the wealthiest and most powerful sultans in the Indonesian region.

Much of their wealth, however, was wasted fighting each other. Up until the Dutch completed the colonisation of Maluku in the 19th century, the Sultans of Ternate ruled empires that claimed at least nominal influence as far as Ambon, Sulawesi and Papua. In part as a result of its trade-dependent culture, Ternate was one of the earliest places in the region to which Islam spread, probably coming from Java in the late 15th century.


Sultan Babullah, also known as Sultan Baabullah was the 7th Sultan and 24th ruler of the Sultanate of Ternate in Maluku who ruled between 1570 and 1583. He is known as the greatest Sultan in Ternatan and Malukan history, who defeated the Portuguese occupants in Ternate and led the Sultanate to a golden age at the end of the 16th century. Sultan Babullah was commonly known as the 'Ruler of 72 Islands' in eastern Indonesia, including most of the Maluku Islands, Sangihe and parts of Sulawesi, with influences as far as Solor, East Sumbawa, Mindanao, and the Papuan Islands. His reign inaugurated a period of free trade in the spices and forest products that gave Maluku a significant role in Asian commerce.

Dawn of Man[]

The world awaits your return, grand Sultan Babullah, overlord of Muslim Nusantara! You inherited a steadily growing kingdom attacked by the tentacles of the Dutch, the Spanish and the Portuguese. After the murder of your father Hairun, you rose to the throne and declared a holy war against all those who threatened Ternate. Out of little, you forged a vast empire stretching from the edges of Borneo to the Papuan coast, encompassing thousands of islands in your domain. Even the great explorers of the west bowed in your prescence; such was your prestige! You raised countless temples, palaces and citadels to strengthen your rule, uniting the disparate tribes under the banner of Islam. Your kingdom entered a golden age of trade and prosperity that rivaled even the union of Spain and Portugal. While your empire declined slowly after your death, you left an immesuarble legacy in your people as the greatest Sultan of Ternate.


Leaderscreen by Grant

Babullah! The time is ripe for you to restore the throne of Ternate to its rightful place. Will you become the overlord of Maluku once again? Can you summon your kora-kora and man your trade fleets to cower even the greatest of rivals? Can you build great fortresses to defend your sacred islands? Can you build a civilization that will stand the Test of Time?

Introduction: "Welcome! I am the the great overlord and Sultan of Ternate, Sultan Baabullah. Gaze upon my many fortresses!"

Defeat: "Despite all my efforts, my fleets were no match for your manpower. I advise you to keep me on as a ceremonial sultan, so that Ternate's legacy may continue."

Unique Attributes[]

Ternate (Babullah)

Art by Grant

Overlord of Seventy-Two Islands

FaithIcon Followers gained from maritime Traderoute Trade Routes generate Goldenage Golden Age Points. Converting enemy coastal cities to your Religion Religion extends the length of sea Traderoute trade routes.


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Arumbai (Cargo Ship)
  • Increases FaithIcon religious pressure from trade routes by 10% per allied city state.
  • Produces the respective yield of the last Greatperson Great Person expended when the Traderoute trade route ends.

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Ngarah Lamo (Constabulary)
  • Cheaper to construct, having the same abilities of the Constabulary.
  • Requires a Temple in the city to be built while not in a Goldenage Golden Age.
  • Gain Happy local happiness based on FaithIcon religious pressure in the city.
City List
  1. Ternate
  2. Sidangoli
  3. Soahsio
  4. Dodinga
  5. Galela
  6. Jailolo
  7. Sampalu
  8. Foramadiahi
  9. Kau
  10. Takome
  11. Gotowasi
  12. Ngofakiaha
  13. Toniko
  14. Manado
  15. Gorontalo
  16. Kasiruta
  17. Sanana
  18. Weda
  19. Labuha
  20. Baubau
  21. Wowoni
  22. Ambelau
  23. Banggai
  24. Amasingkota
  25. Lolodah
  26. Ngofabobawa
  27. Tafasoho
  28. Wajaboela
  29. Soahkonorah
  30. Lontor
  31. Bobaneigo
  32. Ngofagita
  33. Pandanga
  34. Gamlenge
  35. Manganitu
  36. Balantak
  37. Bobawa
  38. Todahe
  39. Dehepodo
  40. Tutumaloleo
  41. Dowonggila
  42. Ngofaudu
  43. Tifure
Spy List
  • Hidayatullah
  • Nukila
  • Tabariji
  • Laulata
  • Tanjung
  • Taruwese
  • Rubuhongi
  • Katarabumi
  • Nycili
  • Momole
  • Mandarsyah



Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 13 May 2020


  • Grant: SQL, Text, Art, Mod Support, lua
  • Margaret Kartami: War Theme ('Music of the Court of Ternate')
  • IndonesiaKaya: Peace Theme ('Arababu Ternate')
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