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The Chukchi led by Lawtiliwadlin is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from AngelOfSloths, TPangolin, Janboruta, and TopHatPaladin.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Chukchi[]

The Chukchi are an Arctic people who chiefly inhabit the Chukchi peninsula, or Chukotka, in the extreme northeastern section of Siberia that faces North America across the Bering Strait. Archeological and linguistic evidence suggests that their original homeland probably lay further to the south along the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk, from which they migrated to their present area about six thousand years ago. The Chukchi who live in the interior of the Chukchi peninsula have traditionally been herdsman and hunters of reindeer; those who live along the coasts of the Arctic Ocean, the Chukchi Sea, and the Bering Sea have customarily hunted sea mammals such as seals, whales, walruses, and sea lions. The Chukchi were one of the last Siberian peoples to fall under Russian rule. Russian Cossacks and adventurers in Siberia first learned of the Chukchi from the neighboring Yukagirs and Koriaks in the 1640s, but no serious attempt was made to conquer them at first. Russia was at that time occupied with subduing Siberia's other indigenous peoples, and in any event the harsh tundra lands inhabited by the Chukchi were relatively poor in sable and other valuable fur-bearing animals sought by the Russians. But Chukchi raids on nearby Cossack settlers, combined with a need to find new sources of furs after stocks in other parts of Siberia had been depleted, led Russia to launch a series of vigorous military campaigns against the Chukchi in 1729. The Chukchi put up a ferocious resistance and, when surrounded, they frequently committed mass suicide rather than surrender. By the 1760s, the Russian government decided that the cost of vanquishing the Chukchi was too high in terms of money and troops and ended the war on the condition that the Chukchi cease attacking Russian settlers.


Lawtiliwadlin, meaning Man-Beckoning-With-A-Nod or Man-With-The-Neck-Of-A-Bear, was a principal warrior among the Chukchi people. He led the Chukchi in hostilities against the Koryaks and Chuvans, rival tribes in Siberia. Lawtiliwadlin is described as a "destroyer of homes." "At the sound of his voice the courage of the strongest fails, and women slay their children that they may not fall into his hands. His arrows fall like rain."

Dawn of Man[]

"May all your enemies tremble at your name, great Lawtiliwadlin, he who beckons with a nod! You lead the great Chukchi people. Though the world your people inhabit is hostile - due to the mercilessness of both the Arctic and your neighbours - the Chukchi survive and thrive in these harsh conditions. Across the tundras of the Siberian Far East, the Chukchi are known as the most formidable of warriors, able to vanquish any enemy that would dare challenge them! Even Siberia's vast subjugator, the Russian Empire, failed to defeat your people, signing a peace for a meagre tribute of fur.


Art by TPangolin

Oh great Lawtiliwadlin, your name is still cherished by your people, and your deeds in battle will be forever remembered. But the Chukchi people require your guidance once more! Will you lead your people on to further greatness? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Halt! Who are you to come into these lands? I am the great warrior Lawtiliwadlin, and if you dare challenge the Chukchi I will break you."

Defeat: "How can this be?! The great and powerful Chukchi, subjugated at your hands! You are no mortal man!"

Unique Attributes[]

The Chukchi (Lawtiliwadlin)

Art by TPangolin


Units provide Culture and damage adjacent enemies upon earning a Promotion, and may force units to retreat when starting within your territory. If destroyed adjacent to your Borders, enemy units claim their occupied tile for your Empire.


Art by TPangolin

Chulte'nnin (Composite Bowman)
  • Doubled defensive bonus from Rough Terrain.
  • Earns additional experience whenever an adjacent enemy unit dies, even if the Chulte'nnin was not involved.
  • Heals instantly upon earning a Promotion.

Art by TPangolin

Yaranga (Barracks)
  • In Coastal cities, +5 XP for each worked Sea Resource.
  • In Inland cities, +3 XP for each worked Bonus Resource.
  • Border expansion increased for each point of experience provided to newly trained units.
City List
  1. Kagyrgyn
  2. Pagytkenay
  3. Irvykynnot
  4. Uvelen
  5. Guvrel
  6. Kytryn
  7. Gachgatagyn
  8. Lyuren
  9. Gynryretyk
  10. Ujvyn
  11. Ryrkampan
  12. Naskuk
  13. Konchalyt
  14. O'mvaam
  15. Yrytkuchyn
  16. Ichuvuveyem
  17. Varen
  18. Il-Kappeya
  19. Kei'i'yergyn
  20. Meynypilgyno
  21. I'nchuvin
  22. Vatyrkan
  23. Enmelen
  24. Yanrakynnot
  25. Keperveyem
  26. Keyelivtyn,
  27. I'nnurmin
  28. Alkatvaam
  29. Ilirney
  30. Ayo
  31. Valkall'an
  32. Yanranay
  33. Valkyran
  34. Vankaremen
  35. Nutepelmen
  36. Kitepveyem
  37. Gylmymyl
  38. Apaapalgyn
Spy List
  • Elennut
  • Nankachhat
  • Chimkil
  • Ajnairhin
  • Tawe
  • Amloo
  • Kymytval
  • Tenevil
  • Rytgev
  • Bone-Face
O Chukchi



Peace Theme War Theme

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: 31 December 2019/1 January 2020


  • Senshi: Design, Code, Text
  • AngelOfSloths: Concept, Art (Map)
  • TPangolin: Art (Map, Leaderscene, Unique Icons)
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ Icon and Alpha)
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua
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