Civilization V Customisation Wiki
Advertisement
Civilization V Customisation Wiki
Chola Empire
Map by Pouakai
Map by Pouakai
Leader
Raja Raja I
Capital
Cholapuram
Start Bias
Coast
Religion
Hinduism

Shaivism (HR)

Culture
Bharata
Mercenaries
3
Religious Intolerance
3
Slavery
4


Traits
Seafaring, Diplomatic
Map Labels Language
Indian
Civilopedia

The Chola led by Raja Raja I[1] is a custom civilization by More Civilizations[2], with contributions from Leugi, Janbourta, Chris Sifniotis, and Andrew Holt. It is part of the India Civilization Pack.

This mod requires Brave New World.

Overview

The Chola

For over 1000 years, the Chola dynasty lay at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The empire was founded on fertile ground around the Kaveri river, and continued to grow for most of their history. While the exact origins of the Chola have never been discovered, they are believed to be descended from the Tamil dynasty, a similar culture in Southern India. The Chola grew as a trading empire, and reached the height of their power during the middle ages, through kings such as Rajaraja Chola I and Rajendra Chola I, both capable military and expansive leaders. However, the empire soon fell into decline, and with constant harassment by the Pandyas, the Chola dynasty were gone by the end of the 13th century.

Raja Raja I

Rajaraja Chola I is considered one of the greatest ever Indian kings and possibly the greatest leader of the Chola. Born Arulmozhi Varman, he was the third child of the king, and was never declared the crown prince. However, he proved himself on the battlefield, and soon enough, his rise to power was complete. Rajaraja soon attacked neighbouring states, by land and sea, and put the Chola Empire in the best possession it had ever been in. Towards the end of his reign, he left the state in a peaceful place, leaving a legacy to secure his place in history.

Dawn of Man

All hail Raja Raja of the Chola Dynasty! May your empire ever prosper! Raja Raja, your nation was a great one; stretching from the Tungabhadra River downwards to the Indian Ocean. Her Kings were great patrons of Tamil culture, resulting in many temples and works of literature which stand testament to the empire's grandeur. The Chola Navy was a true wonder, having grown from a small backwater entity to that of a potent power projection and diplomatic symbol in all of Asia. Raja Raja! Your leadership saw your empire expand and grow; it saw your armies and navies dominate India. Your military campaigns brought the nations around you under your command.

Mighty Emperor! The time has come for you to return the Chola Empire to greatness. Your armies and navies stand ready. Will you take charge and lead them to glory? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?

Leaderscene by Leugi

Introduction: "Greetings, friend. Let us discuss the future of trade between our two great nations!"

Introduction: "I do not recognise the build of ship from which you have disembarked. Where do you hail from?"

Defeat: "How can an occupation benefit anyone? We would have gladly exchanged resources of our land with you, yet now you oppress our people to gain them?"

Defeat: "How can this be? Through conquests, I have taken too much to be defeated in such a disgraceful manner."

Strategy

KrsgaI5.png

A Diplomatic-Maritime Civ. Focus on Trade Routes with City-States - certainly try to get the Colossus Wonder. Your Cargo Ships will yield Influence and Thalai-Thirvai points. It isn't particularly special as a combat unit, but obtain one early enough and you can cross Oceans before Astronomy. Your surplus of Great Admirals compared to everyone else is a good encouragement for naval warfare. The Kadatpadai is simply better at brushing away Barbarians it encounters in exploring the New World.

Unique Attributes

The Chola (Raja Raja I)
Rajarajai.png
Samayan Trade Guilds -

Traderoute.png Domestic Trade routes yield +1 Gold.png Gold. Trade Routes with Citystate.png City-States generate Greatperson.png Great Admiral points and Influence.png Influence with the City-State (this does not suspend influence decay). Bonuses doubled for Naval trade routes. 

Thalaithirvai.png
Thalai-Thirvai (Great Admiral)
  • May attack and defend  
  • Becomes more powerful with advances in naval technology*  

*12 at Sailing; 22 at Astronomy; 27 at Navigation; 47 at Steam Power; 57 at Electricity 

Kadatpadai.png
Kadatpadai (Caravel)
  • +3 Strength.png Combat Strength when adjacent to Barbarians

Music

Peace Theme War Theme
Chola_-_Raja_Raja_I_-_Peace

Chola - Raja Raja I - Peace

Chola_-_Raja_Raja_I_-_War

Chola - Raja Raja I - War

? "Panipat - The Final Strike" from the soundtrack of Empire: Total War.

Mod Support

Mod Support
Yes
Yes
Community Balance Patch
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Ethnic Units
Yes
Yes
Yes
Map Labels
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unique Cultural Influence
No
YnAEMP
Yes

Events and Decisions

Construct the Great Living Temples

Oh great king, our religious devotion is waning, and our subjects lack satisfaction with our rule! We should commission a grand project with the finest artisans to construct vast temples across our empire that show the world our might!

Requirement/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Chola
  • Must have researched Theology
  • Must have at least three Temples.
  • May only be enacted once per game.

Costs:

  • 2 Magistrates.png Magistrates.
  • (100*Number of Temples) Gold.png Gold.

Rewards:

  • All Temples yield +1 FaithIcon.png Faith, +1 CultureIcon.png Culture, and +1 Happy.png Happiness.
  • Grand Temple yields +2 FaithIcon.png Faith, +2 CultureIcon.png Culture, and +2 Happy.png Happiness.

Note: The Gold.png Gold cost increases with each Temple.

Celebrate Adiperukku

It is fast approaching the monsoon season - our people look to us for the hosting of our annual Adiperukku festival, honouring the gods for the bounty of water they have bestowed upon us!

Requirement/Restrictions:

  • Player must be the Chola.
  • Must have founded a Religion.
  • Must have access to Fresh Water.
  • May only be enacted once per era.

Costs:

  • {1_Num} Gold.png Gold.

Rewards:

  • All cities with access to Fresh Water begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 10 turns.
  • Gain FaithIcon.png Faith for each source of Fresh Water.

Note: The Gold.png Gold cost increases with each city with access to Fresh Water and with each era.

List of Cities

City List
  1. Cholapuram
  2. Thanjavur
  3. Pazhaiyarai
  4. Kanchipuram
  5. Nagapattinam
  6. Anuradhapura
  7. Thiruvarur
  8. Uraiyur
  9. Thirualavai
  10. Thoothukudi
  11. Thirunelveli
  12. Polonaruwa
  13. Pandya-Kavada
  14. Chennapatnam
  15. Katharagama
  16. Vengi
  17. Polonnaruwa
  18. Adichanallur
  19. Sathyaputra
  20. Gokanna
  21. Mahiyanganaya
  22. Goadawaya
  23. Magampura
  24. Dedigama
  25. Maha Thota
  26. Maha Thale
  27. Poompuhar
  28. Maisuru
  29. Bengaluru
  30. Kalyani

Full Credits List

Civfanatics Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 25 March 2014


  • Pouakai: XML and Chola map.
  • Sukritact: Lua, Icons and maps.
  • Janboruta: Icons, text and TSL.
  • Leugi: Leaderheads and models.
  • Viregel: Civilopedias.
  • Chris Sifniotis: Civilopedias and GP lists.
  • Andrew Holt: DoM voiceovers.
  • JFD: Bugfixing and text fixes.
  • Irkalla:Consultant.

Notes and References

More Civilisations' Civilisations
Individual civs
General
AcehAmerica (Kennedy)AshantiBuccaneersHaidaJerusalemMakuriaMerciaMexicoMinoansMotuMycenaeNazcaNew Zealand (Savage)Ottomans (Orhan)RomaniaScotlandThe SeleucidsSerbiaSlavsSouth KasaiSoviet UnionThraciansTibetTrebizondTuaregTunis
Sukritact's
BurmaCalusaChinookEgypt (Narmer)GaulsKhmerMaasaiNabataeaPhoeniciaSámiThree Affiliated TribesTuscanyZimbabwe
Civilisation Splits
India
CholaIndia (revision)MarathaMauryaMughals
Polynesia
HawaiiMaoriRapa NuiTonga
Greece
AthensMacedonPergamonSparta
Collaborations
with CL
Anishinaabe
with DMS
Kanem-Bornu
with DuskJockey
Goguryeo
with JFD
AyyubidsNew Zealand (Seddon)Oman
with Leugi
Inca (Tupac Yupanqui)Maya (Lady Xoc)Shoshone (Washakie)
with LiTE
MoorsNubia
with Neirai
Seneca
with multiple
KilwaKongo
Advertisement