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The Chamorro led by Matå'pang is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Chamorro[]

The Chamorro are the indigenous people of Guam and the Mariana Islands, first arriving around 2000 BC. Traditional Chamorro society is divided into three castes: the mana'chang is the lowest class, the matua is the highest, and the achaot is in the middle. Social mobility existed among the higher two classes, but not for the mana'chang.

The first Europeans to meet the Chamorro were the members of the Magellan expedition, who landed on Guam in 1521. Spain claimed the Mariana Islands in 1565, but did not actually start settling them until a century later; the last quarter of the seventeenth century then saw the Chamorro population devastated by a combination of warfare, typhoons, and smallpox. The introduction of non-native flora and fauna further transformed the Marianas in the ensuing centuries.

Guam was transferred to American control after the Spanish-American War of 1898; the rest of the Marianas were sold to Germany, and then ceded to Japan after World War I. After World War II, all the Marianas were reunited under the United States, and today they are unincorporated territories under continuing American control.


On seventeenth-century Guam, Matå'pang was the maga'låhi - chief - of Tomhom, a village on the modern Tumon Bay. His name was derived from a Chamorro word meaning "to cleanse."

Matå'pang is best remembered for his resistance to the Spanish conquest of Guam. In his early life, he converted to Christianity, but later renounced it after seeing its destructive effects on Chamorro culture. The Spaniards, meanwhile, wanted to try and draw Matå'pang back to the church. This tension came to a head in 1672, when the priest Diego de San Vitores secretly baptized Matå'pang's infant daughter; in addition to the baptism, San Vitores had broken the taboo against entering a maga'låhi's house, and Matå'pang responded by murdering San Vitores.

In the wake of San Vitores' death, the situation on Guam deteriorated into open warfare; Matå'pang led the Chamorro side, but after being injured in one battle, he fled to the island of Rota. This attracted Spanish attention to Rota, and nervous about the Spanish threat, the local population attacked Matå'pang as well. Although Matå'pang successfully escaped Rota, he would die of his injuries before making it back to Guam.

Dawn of Man[]

LS PNG Matapang

Art by TopHatPaladin

"Håfa adai! Matå'pang, maga'låhi of Tomhom, during your life you were one of the staunchest defenders of the traditional Chamorro ways. You championed the resistance against the Christianization of your people, and when your infant daughter was baptized without your knowledge, you killed the priest who did so. Your efforts would ultimately prove unsuccessful - the Spanish outnumbered and outgunned you, and you died in defense of your cause - but history still remembers you for valiantly fighting until the end. Despite the Spaniards' attempts to sully your name, you are known for courage in the face of cultural suppression.

Matå'pang, your people seek self-determination once more, and they see your leadership as the ideal path to that goal. Can you throw off the chains of those who seek to constrain your glory? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Håfa adai! I am pleased to see a visitor in the homeland of the Chamorro. Let me prepare you a gift."

Defeat: "I may not have been able to resist you, but my people will fight you to the last."

Unique Attributes[]

Chamorro (Matå'pang)
IconPNG Matapang

Art by TopHatPaladin

Chenchule' System

Cities enter We Love The King Day when they finish training trade units. Traderoute Sea Trade Routes grant Production Production based on the destination city's Population.

IconPNG Sakman

Art by TopHatPaladin

Sakman (Trireme)
  • +1 Moves Movement
  • Heals 10 HP when beginning its turn on a friendly or neutral Sea Resource
IconPNG AchoAtupat

Art by TopHatPaladin

Åcho' Atupat (Archer)
  • +14% Strength Ranged Combat Strength (8 vs. 7)
  • When promoted, begins a We Love The King Day in the nearest owned city
City List
  1. Tomhom
  2. Hagåtña
  3. Dedidu
  4. Yigu
  5. Tamuneng
  6. Humåtak
  7. Mangilao
  8. Barigåda
  9. Mong Mong-Totu-Maiti
  10. Chalan Pågu-Otdot
  11. Yoña
  12. Sånta Rita
  13. Hagat
  14. Tutuhan
  15. Talo fo' fo'
  16. Sinahånña
  17. Inalåhan
  18. Assan
  19. Malesso'
  20. Piti
  21. Malojloj
  22. Asagas
Spy List
  • Gadao
  • Hurao
  • Kepuha
  • Puntan
  • Fu'una
  • Father Dueñas
  • Taga
  • Agualin
  • Mataquana
  • Hank Johnson
IconPNG Chamorro


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Nana Yan Tatta by Frank Pangelinan The Rakyat from the Far Cry 3 soundtrack

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

The Guaminant Power

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as the Chamorro.

Mariana Trench Foot

  • As the Chamorro, have a Great War Infantry be killed while embarked.

Events and Decisions[]

Erect Latte Stones
In this climate, being able to raise some of our structures could be valuable; we could store our ships somewhere safe and dry, and we can have houses and meetings from an elevated position. Of course, to be able to do any of this, we'll first need something to build upon...
  • Player must be the Chamorro.
  • Must have researched Construction.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 400 Gold Gold.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture from Quarries.
Establish Marine Preserves
Invasive species and intense fishing have begun to pose a threat to our marine ecosystems. We need to take action to preserve these places, both for the safety of our land - and for the money we get from visiting scuba divers.
  • Player must be the Chamorro.
  • Must have built at least one Offshore Platform.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 700 Gold Gold.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Worked Sea Resources yield +1 Tourism Tourism.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now eating your kelaguen and taking medicine from your suruhånu. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 16 October 2019


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Frank Pangelinan: Peace Theme
  • Brian Tyler: War Theme
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