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The Faroe Islands led by Tróndur í Gøtu is a custom civilization by DMS, with contributions from TPangolin, Kerfuffle and ruhrgebietheld.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Faroe Islands[]

The Faroe Islands, called Føroyar in the native Faroese language, is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark. It consists of an archipelago in the northern Atlantic Ocean, north of Scotland and approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The current population of the islands is about 50,000, nearly all of whom are descendants of Norse-Gaels who settled the archipelago in about 650 AD. Despite being fairly isolated, the Faroe Islands are highly modernized, and are ranked in the highest possible category of the Human Development Index. Although a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands have exercised home rule since 1948.

Tróndur í Gøtu[]

Tróndur í Gøtu was a Viking chieftain in the Faroe Islands who lived from approximately 945 to 1035. He wielded the largest amount of influence of any individual in the islands at that time, and was the main person responsible for initially preventing Christianity from replacing the original Norse beliefs of the islands.

TrondurIGoetu Diplo

Art by TPangolin

In the late 10th century, King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway attempted to take possession of the islands through issuing a decree converting them to Christianity. After becoming the first person in the Faroes to convert, Sigmundur Brestisson attempted to convert the entire islands by reading Tryggvason’s decree aloud in the Alting, the legislature of the Faroe Islands. Tróndur í Gøtu fiercely opposed him, gathering an angry mob that nearly killed Brestisson and forced him to flee. Thus, the first attempt at Christianizing the islands failed and they retained their Norse beliefs.

Tróndur í Gøtu is the central figure in the Færeyinga saga, the epic of the Faroe Islands. He is the single most legendary figure in the Faroes, and although he was forced to accept Christianity in the islands, he is looked upon much more favorably by the modern Faroese than his rival Brestisson. He is the subject of numerous poems, songs, works of literature, and other pieces of Faroese culture. His legacy is drawn upon heavily by the modern Faroese independence movement.

Dawn of Man[]

Mighty chieftain Tróndur í Gøtu, we greet you with awe. You lead the Faroe Islands, an isolated archipelago of rugged and majestic islands in the North Atlantic. Descending from Norse seafarers, you fought valiantly to protect the Norse beliefs of the islands. Your people have survived for over a millennium, mastering the skills of fishing, whaling, and shepherding sheep to prosper in a rugged, treeless location. The breathtaking beauty of your rugged islands is now the backdrop to a thriving modern country, whose inhabitants enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the modern world.

Although you were eventually forced by underhandedness to submit to the Christianization of the Faroes, your legacy lives on. You are an almost mythical figure to the modern Faroese people, and are revered as the main subject of the Færeyinga saga, the historical epic of the Faroe Islands. The Faroes maintain a vibrant and unique culture, much of which is drawn from your valiant deeds.

Oh legendary Tróndur í Gøtu, your people call upon you once again to show to the world the valiant resoluteness of the Faroe Islands. Can you uphold Faroese traditions and cultural practices in the face of globalization? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I would extent my hand to welcome you, stranger, but I have just ripped out the heart of whale and my fingers are still covered in its blood!"

Introduction: "So, you have found our rugged paradise where real men stand in cold water for hours each day! We have toiled endlessly to create it, and will never surrender it. You are free to visit, but beware, lest you fail to respect our ways and make an enemy of this resolute people."

Introduction: "Hail! Welcome to the majestic lands of the Faroe Islands. We will gladly count you as a friend, but if you fail to respect our ways and traditions, we will be the fiercest of your enemies."

Defeat: "You are a coward, with no honor. Though you have triumphed in the moment, our legacy shall never die, and will prevail over your underhanded ways. Enjoy your momentary victory while it lasts, for soon your legacy will crumble and fade, while ours will remain."

Unique Attributes[]

The Faroe Islands (Tróndur í Gøtu)
Tróndur í Gøtu

Art by Janboruta


Pilot Whales temporarily appear in Faroes territory granting 1 Food Food and 1 CultureIcon Culture. Naval and Embarked Units receive +2 Moves Movement in friendly territory. Whenever a new Citizen Citizen is born, half of the relevant City's CultureIcon Culture output is added as Production Production.


Art by Janboruta

Seyðamaður (Stable)
  • +2 Food Food for each unworked edible Bonus Resource and +1 CultureIcon Culture from each worked Bonus Resource.
  • Upon construction, 2 sources of Sheep appear near the City
Grindadráp (Work Boat)
  • More expensive than the Work Boat it replaces
  • Takes several turns to complete Improvements
  • Not expended in when building Improvements
  • When improving a Resource on the edge of Faroese territory, all neutral adjacent tiles are claimed.
Faroe Islands
City List
  1. Tórshavn
  2. Klaksvík
  3. Funningur
  4. Norðragøta
  5. Hoyvík
  6. Orem
  7. Skúvoy
  8. Fuglafjørður
  9. Vágur
  10. Vestmanna
  11. Tvøroyri
  12. Kirkjubøur
  13. Argir
  14. Bøur
  15. Sandur
  16. Eiði
  17. Miðvágur
  18. Sørvágur
  19. Leirvík
  20. Toftir
  21. Kollafjørður
  22. Sandavágur
  23. Hvalba
  24. Skopun
  25. Syðrugøta
  26. Porkeri
  27. Viðareiði
  28. Hósvík
  29. Sumba
  30. Kaldbak
  31. Hvannasund
  32. Tvøroyri
  33. Trongisvágur
  34. Norðtoftir
  35. Syðradalur
  36. Múli
  37. Depil
  38. Mjørkadalur
  39. Skarð
  40. Strond
  41. Víkarbyrgi
  42. Við Áir



Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

The Sheep Letter
There is easily 10 times the number of sheep as men on our proud islands. Unfortunately we do not have proper rules and laws concerning sheep husbandry and ownership, which is the cause of both inefficiency and conflicts. Where other nations have a constitution, we, the Faroese people, descendants of the vikings, inhabitors of Island of Sheep and Paradise of Birds, shall have the Sheep Letter!
  • Player must be The Faroe Islands (Tróndur í Gøtu).
  • Must have Seyðamaðurs in at least 2 Cities
  • May only be enacted before the Renaissance.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 1000 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 1Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Pastures yield +2Gold Gold
  • Every time a Seyðamaður is constructed a short 'We Love The King Day' begins
Establish the Løgting
As one of the first nations in the world, we should establish the Løgting; a Faroese assembly of the "Faroes' best men" meeting once a year to discuss important matters such as whale hunting and sheep counting.
  • Player must be The Faroe Islands (Tróndur í Gøtu).
  • May only be enacted before the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 1000 Gold Gold.
  • 2Magistrates Magistrates.
  • +5% Production Production towards Buildings per Pilot Whale, Whale and Sheep Resource worked by the City. Note: The Template:Production iconProduction bonus cannot exceed 20%

Unique Cultural Influence[]


Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: 1
Last Updated: 25 January 2018


  • DMS/Damasc/Danmacsch: Design, code, art
  • TPangolin: Leader scene
  • Kerfuffle: Map
  • ruhrgebietheld: text


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