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Kingdom of the Lombards
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The Lombards led by Theodelinda a custom civilization by TarcisioCM, with contributions from Janboruta, Bernie14 and Danrell.

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Kingdom of the Lombards[]

The Lombards or Langobards were a Germanic tribe who ruled Italy from 568 to 774. The Lombards descended from a small tribe called the Winnili, who dwelt in southern Scandinavia before migrating to seek new lands. By the end of the 5th century they had moved into the area roughly coinciding with modern Austria north of the Danube river. The Lombard king Audoin defeated the Gepid leader Thurisind in 551 or 552; his successor Alboin eventually destroyed the Gepids at the Battle of Asfeld in 567. Following this victory, Alboin decided to lead his people to Italy, which had become severely depopulated and devastated after the long Gothic War (535–554) between the Byzantine Empire and the Ostrogothic Kingdom there. The Lombards were joined by numerous Saxons, Heruls, Gepids, Bulgars, Thuringians, and Ostrogoths, and their invasion of Italy was almost unopposed. By late 569 they had conquered all the principal cities north of the Po River except Pavia, which fell in 572. At the same time, they occupied areas in central and southern Italy. They established a Lombard Kingdom in Italy, later named Regnum Italicum ("Kingdom of Italy"), which reached its zenith under the 8th-century ruler Liutprand. In 774, the Kingdom was conquered by the Frankish King Charlemagne and integrated into his Empire. However, Lombard nobles continued to rule parts of the Italian peninsula well into the 11th century when they were conquered by the Normans and added to their County of Sicily. Their legacy is apparent in the regional name, Lombardy.


Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, (c. 570-628) was the daughter of duke Garibald I of Bavaria. She was married first in 589 to Authari, king of the Lombards, son of king Cleph. Authari died in 590. Theodelinda was allowed to pick Agilulf as her next husband and Authari's successor in 591. She thereafter exerted much influence in restoring Nicene Christianity (the mainstream, later split in 1054 by the East-West Schism in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy) to a position of primacy in Italy against its rival, Arian Christianity.

After the conversion of Agilulf to the Catholic faith, she started building churches in Lombardy and Tuscany, among them the cathedral of Monza and the first Baptistery of Florence. They were all dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The famous treasure of Monza contains the Iron Crown of Lombardy and the theca persica, enclosing a text from the Gospel of John, sent by Pope Gregory I (590-604) to her for her son Adaloald. Another of the gifts of this pope to the Lombard queen was a cruciform encolpion (reliquary) containing a portion of the True Cross.

Dawn of Man[]

"All hail to thee, devout and blessed Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards! Through your religious efforts, the Lombards at last converted to Catholicism, and as a close supporter of Pope Gregory I, you worked to mend the schism of the three chapters between the north Italian churches. As queen of the Lombards you held enormous power over the Italian kingdom, being allowed to choose your next king after the death of your previous husband, and then ruling alone after his own demise.


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Exalted queen, the Lombards have convened and elected you to rule over them once again. But can you restore the balance between the powerful forces that keep this kingdom together? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am Theodelinda, faithful queen of the Lombards. I pray you are a believer, not a heathen like those other fools."

Defeat: "Know that you will get what is coming to you, in this life or after."

Unique Attributes[]

The Lombards (Theodelinda)

Art by Janboruta

Iron Crown

Cities choose actions to prioritize and fulfilling these requests start small We Love the King Days. Each Citizen Citizen increases 0.5 Strength Combat Strength for trained Units in Cities.


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Duke (Great General)
  • May be assigned to a City, becoming a Military Unit of equal strength and acting as a waypoint to new units.
  • May boost the Yields of its City instead of being promoted.

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Baptistery (Temple)
  • Double FaithIcon Faith while the city does not follow the Religion Religion of your Capital Capital, but slowly converts to it.
  • We Love the King Days also increase FaithIcon Faith generation by 25% in this City.
City List
  1. Pavia
  2. Milan
  3. Benevento
  4. Spoleto
  5. Ravenna
  6. Friuli
  7. Trento
  8. Turin
  9. Florence
  10. Genoa
  11. Bergamo
  12. Brescia
  13. Monteveglio
  14. Persiceto
  15. San Giulio
  16. Asti
  17. Capua
  18. Pisa
  19. Vigevano
  20. Cremona
  21. Salerno
  22. Lecco
  23. Cannae
  24. Vicenza
  25. Lodi
  26. Varese
  27. Aquileia
  28. Monza
  29. Belluno
  30. Valtellina
  31. Ortona
  32. Mantua
  33. Lucera
  34. Como
  35. Sondrio
Spy List
  • Rosamund
  • Helmichis
  • Peredeo
  • Tasson
  • Rothari
  • Alahis
  • Ratchis
  • Ansprand
  • Liutprand


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: 19 May 2016


  • Tar: Design, LS, Map
  • Janboruta: Leader Icon, UU Icon, Civ Icon
  • Danrell: UU Model
  • Bernie14: UU Model
  • Sam Hulick: Music

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