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The Murrinh-Patha
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Werntek Nganaiyi

The Murrinh-Patha led by Nemarluk is a custom civilization by ExplosiveWatermelon, with contributions from Arilasqueto and SeroSedSerio.


The Murrinh-Patha[]

The Murrinh-Patha, or Murinbata, are an Australian Aboriginal culture centered around the Northern Territory of Australia, near Wadeye. Their traditional territory covers over 2,100 kilometers, and their language serves as a lingua franca for other nearby groups. Cultural analysis by W.E.H. Stanner provides the bulk of the information we know about these people, but they're still a presence in Australian society today, and hopefully they will continue to be ever-present. Additionally, their religious beliefs are well-documented, and provides fascinating insight into the lives of not just the Murrinh-Patha, but similar groups as well.


Nemarluk's early life is scarcely documented. He was born somewhere near modern Wadeye (formerly Port Keats) and may have lived in a mission site known as Werntek Nganaiyi. A tall, fierce warrior, he and his warriors wore red to distinguish themselves, thus becoming known as the Red Band. It was in 1933 that his band of soldiers killed the crew of the Japanese ship, Ouida, after tensions rose over a dispute, the subject of which varies but generally centers around the Japanese abuse of Murrinh-Patha women. After being arrested for this attack, Nemarluk escaped through 8 kilometers of crocodile-infested waters. From there, the rest of his life is mostly legend- the writer Ion Idriess wrote about his escapades with the Australian government. He died in 1940 after a period of illness.

Dawn of Man[]

May your people find security under your guardianship, oh brave Nemarluk of the Murrinh-Patha! It was in the 20th century that interlopers thought they could take advantage of the Murrinh-Patha- but you, and your fierce Red Band of Warriors, showed them! Perhaps the most famous tale was your daring escape from Darwin's Fannie Bay Gaol, when you boldly ventured through crocodile infested waters after your capture by colonial forces. Always on the run, you died in your youth, but your people remember your heroic tale.

Oh, strong warrior Nemarluk, your people are in troubled times once more! It is up to you to guard your homelands where time could not. Will you pick up your spear, and run into combat? Will you stand before the enemy like a tower? Will you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Very well, I suppose we can make room for visitors this time. I am Nemarluk of the Murrinh-Patha. If you've read anything about me- do me a favor and forget about that.

Introduction: Don't be alarmed, this spear's not for guests. My name's Nemarluk. I'm not known for my hospitality, but I'll make an exception this time.

Defeat: What?! This can't be... These lands have always been home to the Murrinh-Patha. Very well, trickster- may you hope that your deeds don't come back to haunt you.

Unique Attributes[]

The Murrinh-Patha (Nemarluk)

Art by ExplosiveWatermelon


Enemies may be captured when fighting near a Great General or within your Cities' borders. Food carried over after Population growth is added as progress towards a Great General.


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Red Band (Lancer)
  • Less movement, unmounted.
  • Earns experience when starting adjacent to 2 or more enemy units.
  • While Garrisoned, carries over food after growth relative to their level.

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Ngudangu (Circus)
  • Can be built without resource requirements in Cities with a garrisoned Great General.
  • +1 Local Happiness from each type of resource worked.
City List
  1. Werntek Nganaiyi
  2. Wadeye
  3. Nganmarriyanga
  4. Thamarur
  5. Yambarnyi
  6. Nemarluk
  7. Thuykem
  8. Bullo River
  9. Kultjill
  10. Legune
  11. Auvergne
  12. Litchfield
  13. Mulyung
  14. Ditji
  15. Ngardinitji
  16. Perrederr
  17. Tipperary
  18. Kunybinyi
  19. Kerdengbe
  20. Wumirdim
  21. Woodycupaldiya
  22. Kununurra
  23. Merrepen
  24. Nadirri
  25. Delye
  26. Kuwuma
  27. Chuluk
  28. Un-marr
  29. Madlinji
  30. Wundakunny
  31. Ngunthak
  32. Nangu
  33. Mulingi
Spy List
  • Minmara
  • Mankee
  • Mangul
  • Montspere
  • Nargoo
  • Marpu
  • Lin
  • Wahroo
  • Kummungeegut
  • Tiger



Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2022

  • Explosive Watermelon: Lead Author, Design, Code, Art
  • Arilasqueto: Art
  • SeroSedSerio: Art
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