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The Omagua led by Payoreva is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from hangman.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Omagua[]

The Omagua people (also known as the Cambeba) were speakers of a Tupian language who lived along the upper Amazon, in modern-day Brazil and Peru. Their most significant sites were largely along the Solimões River, as well as various other rivers in the region. One of the Omagua's most distinctive cultural traits was the practice of forehead-flattening; a piece of wood would be bound to the foreheads of Omagua babies and left there, causing the forehead to grow into a flat shape. The Omagua took great pride in this practice, and considered most neighboring groups uncivilized for not doing so. What was most immediately distinctive to outside observers, however, was the clothing woven by the Omagua; whereas many Amazonian tribes wore little to no clothing, the Omagua dressed in multicolored cotton textiles, a trait that drew approving comments from the leaders of several Spanish expeditions.


Payoreva was an Omagua chieftain who led a revolt against the Jesuits at the dawn of the eighteenth century. He first entered the historical record in 1701, where he is described as a "principal chief" who orchestrated a plan to burn down the church of a local Jesuit mission. This plot was set to involve two Omagua groups, the Camurís and Pebas, but the Spaniards discovered Payoreva's plans and had him arrested that summer.

This setback did not discourage Payoreva, though; he escaped from captivity the following winter and reemerged in San Joaquin in February of 1702. He began a subtler form of insurrection, convincing the local peoples to abandon the Jesuit mission and move to more secluded villages along the Juruá River. This was a successful project for a while, but Samuel Fritz eventually managed to arrange a meeting with Payoreva, which he used as an opportunity to try and coax Payoreva's supporters back to the Jesuit mission. The Jesuits' propaganda eroded Payoreva's support base, leaving him with only a few followers and deflating his revolution; after this, Payoreva vanishes again from the record. He next reappears in 1704, by which point he was part of a crew being shipped off to a labor camp in Pará - it is unknown how he came to be captured this time.

Although Payoreva was ultimately unsuccessful in his rebellions, his indefatigable resistance made him a mysterious and frustrating figure for Jesuit chroniclers.

Dawn of Man[]

LS PNG Payoreva

Art by TopHatPaladin

"Greetings, Cacique Payoreva, boldest and fiercest fighter of Spanish oppression! Although many of your contemporaries were swayed by the sweet words of the Jesuits, you held firm to your convictions, plotting two uprisings against the missions that invaded your land. First, you planned to burn the Jesuits' church, as well as anyone unfortunate enough to be inside it; however, this plot was discovered before you could carry it out, forcing you to try a new tack. Your second plan, to abandon the Jesuit missions in favor of secret free settlements, saw more success - until, once again, the Jesuits lured your people back into captivity. Even as times grew dire, though, you supported the Omagua people to the end.

Payoreva, the time has come for the Omagua to claim their destiny, and they look to you to forge their freedom. Can you throw off the shackles of all those who would seek to rule you? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to the realm of the Omagua, the most great and illustrious of peoples! You appear to be another of those round-headed savages, but perhaps we can get along anyway."

Defeat: "You can destroy me, but you will never destroy the Omagua spirit. I will be avenged."

Unique Attributes[]

Omagua (Payoreva)
IconPNG Payoreva

Art by TopHatPaladin

Interfluvial Chiefdoms

When a Worker is trained, gain a sum of Food Food in its city. Units ignore terrain costs from moving along rivers.

IconPNG Estolica

Art by TopHatPaladin

Estolica (Archer)
  • Starts with the Woodsman promotion
  • May pick up unowned Bonus Resources and deposit them on resourceless owned tiles
IconPNG ManiocPit

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Manioc Pit (Granary)
  • When its city grows in population, gain the yields of adjacent Tile Improvements as a lump sum
City List
  1. Cararíes
  2. San Joaquin
  3. Camadsuari
  4. Ibarate
  5. Manicuri
  6. San Pablo
  7. Guacurayby
  8. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
  9. Juaboni
  10. Guapapate
  11. Nuestra Señora de las Nieves
  12. Manutá
  13. Tefé
  14. Macuaya
  15. Santa Thereza
  16. Peranamsasi
  17. Abacaxis
  18. Santa Maria Mayor
  19. San Ignacio
  20. Zuruite
  21. Solimões
  22. Ucayale
  23. Javari
  24. Juruá
  25. Napo
  26. Içá
  27. Yarapa
  28. Marañón
Spy List
  • Samuel Fritz
  • Mativa
  • Arimavani
  • Carabaina
  • Manoto
  • Ayraparú
  • Paguana
  • Canuria
  • Conori
IconPNG Omagua


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Homãpani Ashaninka by Katari Kambeba by Usuf

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

The Hosts with the Solimõest

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as the Omagua.

Manic for Manioc

  • As the Omagua, gain population in a city with a Manioc Pit and three adjacent Great Person tile improvements.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now flattening their foreheads and wearing clothes of tree-cotton. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 1 December 2019


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • JFD: Utilities
  • hangman: Unit Model
  • Katari: Peace Theme
  • Usuf: War Theme
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