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Jomsviking Order
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The Jomsviking Order led by Pálnatóki is a custom civilization by PorkBean, with contributions from Grant and others.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Jomsvikings[]

The Jomsvikings were a semi-legendary force of Viking brigands and mercenaries that operated on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the 10th and 11th centuries. The order is detailed mainly in the 13th century Icelandic Jómsvíkinga saga, however there are several contemporary runestones that offer hints towards the Jomsviking's existence. The Jomsvikings were highly selective of who would be admitted to their band of warriors, and followed a strict code of conduct with such principles as loyalty, honor and vengeance.


Pálnatóki (also Pálna-tóki or Palnatoke) was Chieftain of the island of Fyn and founder of the Jomsviking brotherhood, according to the Jómsvíkinga saga. Pálnatóki, a fervent follower of the Norse pagan faith, warded for the son of Danish King Harald Bluetooth when the King began permitting Christian missionaries into Denmark. Pálnatóki convinced the prince to rebel against his father, who was sent into exile and possibly killed by Pálnatóki himself.

Dawn of Man[]

Pálnatóki of the Jomsviking Brotherhood, sagas still tell of your heroic exploits on the coast of the Baltic Sea. A Dane by birth, you enjoyed a close friendship with the King of Denmark and warded for his son, Sweyn Forkbeard. The heir to the king learned the means of your valor and bravery, but also your staunch Paganism and adherence to the old ways. When the monarch began permitting Catholic missionaries to enter the bounds of the Kingdom, you and your supporters rose up in rebellion against his father. Some say it was you who dealt the final blow to that most worthy of foes; the unforgettable king, Harald Bluetooth.

Scene Palna

Leaderscene by PorkBean

Legendary Viking, the skalds await your endeavors and the Jomsvikings await your command. Can you overcome your many enemies on the field of battle? Can you again preserve your legacy through drink, story, and song? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Hold there, a newcomer? The name's Pálnatóki. If you're needin' protection, the storied Jomsvikings are at your service.

Introduction: Look who found their way to our sea-girt home. I'm Pálnatóki, once Chieftain of Fyn and now leader of the Jomsvikings.

Introduction: Lost, there? Or are you needin' help? This is the realm of the Jomsvikings, and I'm their leader. Pálnatóki.

Defeat: We could protect others, but in the end not ourselves. Well fought!

Defeat: You're more Viking than you know. From one warrior to another, let me die with axe in hand. Valhalla awaits!

Unique Attributes[]

The Jomsvikings (Pálnatóki)
Palna Icon

Art by PorkBean

Jómsvíkinga Saga

Earn Gold Gold from Málamenn owned by other Civilizations. When a rival Civilization declares war on you, all of their Málamenn are disbanded for a Production Production bonus in your Cities.

Malamann Icon

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Málamann (Longswordsman)
  • May move on the same turn it is purchased
  • No Movement cost to pillage
  • Does not obsolete
  • Gains increased Strength Combat Strength from various technologies*
  • May be purchased by other Civilizations with Gold Gold while at peace with the Jomsvikings

*Strength increases at Gunpowder, Flintlock (EE), Rifling, Replaceable Parts, Plastics, Mobile Tactics, Nanomaterials (FW) and Adamantium (FW)

Mjodsalr Icon

Art by Porkbean

Mjöðsalr (Stable)
  • +15% Production Production towards Melee Units (instead of +15% towards Mounted)
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith from sources of Cattle, Sheep, Deer, Bison and Wine
  • +5 XP for trained Melee Units for each of the above Resources worked
City List
  1. Jómsborg
  2. Odense
  3. Ronne
  4. Roskilde
  5. Fårhus
  6. Korshavn
  7. Sønderhav
  8. Svelmø
  9. Vogterholm
  10. Avernakø
  11. Havsted
  12. Illebølle
  13. Godsted
  14. Spodsbjerg
  15. Simmerbølle
  16. Torrig
  17. Bursø
  18. Erikstrup
  19. Nysted
  20. Torslunde
  21. Majbølle
  22. Slemminge
  23. Radsted
  24. Idestrup
  25. Tryggelev
  26. Hasle
  27. Arnager
  28. Svaneke
Spy List
  • Sigvaldi
  • Vagn Akason
  • Styrbjörn the Strong
  • Hemeng
  • Thorkell the Tall
  • Harald
  • Burisleif
  • Asmund
  • Bui the Stout
  • Bjorn the Welshman


Jomsvikings Icon

The Jomsvikings are a unique civ, the attributes of which can radically alter the way a game plays out. Their Unique Unit, the Málamann, works in tandem with their Unique Ability and provides a number of benefits for the Jomsvikings and their employers.

The Málamann is a Longswordsman replacement. It has three special abilities; it may attack on the same turn that it is purchased like a Landsknecht, it may pillage enemy tiles without expending any movement points, and it scales in combat strength as its owner unlocks technologies. It is usually a little weaker than contemporary front-line infantry units, making it an effective and cheaper alternative military asset.

Only the Jomsvikings may build Málamenn with Production. Other civs, however, may purchase them with Gold as long as they meet the following conditions; they must have researched access to Steel, they must have met the Jomsvikings, and they must not be currently fighting a war against them. Málamenn will then become available to that civ at a set price.

Each Málamann in the service of other civilizations yields Gold for the Jomsvikings, providing a base 2 Gold per unit on Standard speed. AI players will take into account a number of factors when deciding whether or not to purchase Málamenn, including; their amount of reserve Gold, their relationship with the Jomsvikings, their war situation & number of enemies, and the number of Málamenn they already control. It is advantageous for the Jomsvikings to maintain good relations with their neighbors and to quickly explore the world in order to expand their customer base.

In addition to Gold, regiments of Málamenn across the map also provide the Jomsvikings with a level of security. They cannot be used in offensive wars against the Jomsvikings - if an enemy civ declares war on them, all Málamenn in their employ are automatically disbanded and a quarter of their Production cost is redistributed across all Jomsviking cities. With this ability, a tall Jomsviking empire can quickly pump out a response to any ill-prepared invasion.

For those playing against the Jomsvikings, stay on good terms with them and hire Málamenn to keep yourself safe. Having the Jomsvikings support you in a war will give you an edge over your opponents, as they will be left unable to recruit the mercenary unit. When the time comes to turn on your allies, be sure to first build up a conventional military and disband all of your Málamenn to avoid giving your target an unnecessary bonus.

Finally, the Jomsvikings also sport a Unique Building. The Mjöðsalr is a Stable replacement that prioritizes Melee units above Mounted. Sources of Cattle, Sheep, Deer, Bison and Wine provide +1 Faith in this city, and any of these resources provide an extra +5 XP to trained Melee units when worked (in addition to the +5 base XP from the building itself). The Mjöðsalr can be used to support an early pantheon or religion, and later can be valuable in helping to cover the Combat Strength gap between Málamenn and contemporary units.


Peace Theme War Theme

TES V Skyrim Soundtrack - Around the Fire


Crusader Kings 2 Holy Fury - OST - Gulf Of Riga

"Around the Fire" by Jeremy Soule for the soundtrack of The Elder Scrolls V "Gulf of Riga" by Andreas Waldetoft for the soundtrack of Crusader Kings II

Mod Support[]

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

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now drinking your mead and building your longboats. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 20 January 2020

  • PorkBean: Author
  • DJSHenninger: Icon backgrounds
  • Lungora: Research
  • Arison: Research & map support
  • Techpriest: SQL support
  • Chrisy15: SQL support
  • JFD: Lua assets
  • Machiavelli: Lua assets
  • grant: Civ icon & cartograph

Notes and References[]

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