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The Aztecs led by Isabel Montezuma is a custom civilization mod by JFD, with contributions from Alga, DarthKyofu, JakeWalrusWhale, and TarcisioCM.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Aztec Empire[]

The Aztecs were a Native American civilization that occupied central Mexico for roughly one hundred years in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Aztecs ruled a mighty empire and possessed a rich culture, producing some of the most impressive pre-Colombian architecture in North America. Today the Aztecs are best remembered for the bloodiness of their religious practices and rapidity with which they collapsed in the face of external assault.

At the height of its power, the Aztec Empire dominated an area of nearly 200,000 square miles (slightly under a third the size of modern Mexico), with some five to six million subjects. Somewhat like the Mongols, the Aztecs left the subject tribes to their own devices as long as the requisite tribute was paid. The Aztecs were great traders, and Aztec merchants happily did business with allies and enemies alike. Lacking a monetary system, trade was based upon the barter system.

Isabel Montezuma[]

Dona Isabel Moctezuma was a daughter of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II. She was the consort of the Aztec emperors Atlixcatzin, Cuitlahuac, and Cuauhtemoc and as such the last Aztec empress. After the Spanish conquest, Dona Isabel was recognized as Moctezuma's legitimate heir, and became one of the indigenous Mexicans granted an encomienda. Among the others were her half-sister Marina (or Leonor) Moctezuma, and Juan Sanchez, an Indian governor in Oaxaca. Dona Isabel was married to three Aztec emperors and three Spaniards and widowed five times. She had a daughter out of wedlock, Leonor Cortes Moctezuma, with conquistador Hernan Cortes. Her sons founded a line of Spanish nobility. The title of Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo still exists.

Dawn of Man[]

May the blessings of God and the sun be upon you, Isabel Montezuma, daughter of the great emperor Montezuma II. You are the last empress of the Aztecs, wedded to the emperors Atlixcatzin, Cuitlahuac, and Cuauhtemoc as Tecuichpotzin. Against the devastating conquest of your people by the Spanish Empire, you managed to ensure the survival of your dynasty, converting to Christianity and coming to preside over one of Mexico City's most important estates. Through yours and the perseverance of your bloodline, the name of the great house of Montezuma lives on to this day.


Art by TarcisioCM

O' shrewd and fiery-willed daughter to Montezuma, your people may no longer be free, but their legacy must persist. Can you do what you must to ensure the survival of your people? Can you adapt to the savage ways of your enemies in the name of your divine household? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "My greetings. I am Isabel Montezuma, leader of the Aztec people. I am at your pleasure."

Defeat: "If this is my fate, then I must suffer."

Unique Attributes[]

The Aztecs (Isabel Montezuma)

Art by Tarcisio

Baptism of Tecuichpochtzin

Civilizations with whom you share a DoF passively convert your cities to their Religion. Purchasing a Missionary or Inquisitor from a foreign Religion grants a burst of Gold Gold and Production Production.


Art by Alga

Tlacotin (Worker)
  • +43% Production Production cost.
  • Causes the city in which it is trained to claim a new tile.
  • If purchased with Gold Gold, may move immediately.

Art by DarthKyofu

Augustinian Friary (University)
  • Unlocked earlier at Theology.
  • Any Improvement built within range of a city with an Augustinian Friary grants a burst of FaithIcon Faith for the city.
  • Does not require a Library.
  • Costs 1 less Gold Gold maintenance.
City List
  1. Mexico City
  2. Teotihuacan
  3. Tlatelolco
  4. Texcoco
  5. Tlaxcala
  6. Calixtlahuaca
  7. Xochicalco
  8. Tlacopan
  9. Atzcapotzalco
  10. Tzintzuntzan
  11. Malinalco
  12. Tula
  13. Tamuin
  14. Teayo
  15. Cempoala
  16. Chalco
  17. Tlalmanalco
  18. Ixtapaluca
  19. Huexotla
  20. Tepexpan
  21. Tepetlaoxtoc
  22. Chiconautla
  23. Zitlaltepec
  24. Coyotepec
  25. Tequixquiac
  26. Jilotzingo
  27. Tlapanaloya
  28. Tultitan
  29. Ecatepec
  30. Coatepec
  31. Chalchiuites
  32. Chiauhita
  33. Chapultepec
  34. Itzapalapa
  35. Ayotzinco
  36. Iztapam
Spy List
  • Metztli
  • Xitllali
  • Chimalli
  • Quauhtli
  • Teyacapan
  • Yaotl
  • Coatl
  • Huitzilin
  • Itzli
  • Tepin
Aztecs (Isabel Moctezuma)



Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 19 Aug 2020


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Tlacotin Icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Aztecs Icon)
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (Aztecs Map)
  • TarcisioCM: Art (Leaderscene)
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