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Visigothic Kingdom
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Map by TarcisioCM
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Haithn (GHR)
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The Visigoths led by Leovigild is a custom civilization by TarcisioCM, with contributions from Janbruta, Kyte and Danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Kingdom of the Visigoths[]

The Kingdom of the Visigoths occupied what is now southwestern France and the Iberian Peninsula from the 5th to the 8th centuries. One of the Germanic successor states to the Western Roman Empire, it was originally created by the settlement of the Visigoths under King Wallia in the province of Aquitaine in southwest France by the Roman government and then extended by conquest over all of the Iberian Peninsula. The kingdom lost much of its territory in Gaul to the Franks in the early 6th century, save the narrow coastal strip of Septimania, but the Visigoth control of Iberia was secured by the end of that century with the submission of the Suebi. The kingdom of the 6th and 7th centuries is sometimes called the regnum Toletanum after the new capital of Toledo. The ethnic distinction between the indigenous Hispano-Roman population and the Visigoths had largely disappeared by this time (the Gothic language lost its last and probably already declining function as a church language when the Visigoths converted to Catholicism in 589). Liber Iudiciorum (completed in 654) abolished the old tradition of having different laws for Romans and for Visigoths. Most of the Visigothic Kingdom was conquered by Arab Umayyad troops from North Africa in 711 AD, with only the northern reaches of Spain remaining in Christian hands. These gave birth to the medieval Kingdom of Asturias when a local landlord called Pelayo, most likely of Gothic origin, was elected Princeps by the Astures. The Visigoths and their early kings were Arians and came into conflict with the Catholic Church, but after they converted to Nicene Christianity, the Church exerted an enormous influence on secular affairs through the Councils of Toledo. The Visigoths also developed the highly influential law code known in Western Europe as the Liber Iudiciorum, which would become the basis for Spanish law throughout the Middle Ages.


Leovigild was the Visigothic King of Hispania and Septimania from 568 to April 21, 586. From 585 he was also king of Galicia. Known for his Codex Revisus or Code of Leovigild, a unifying law allowing equal rights between the Visigothic and Hispano-Roman population, his kingdom covered modern Portugal and most of modern Spain down to Toledo. He initiated the first of several campaigns to expand the territory of the kingdom of the Visigoths, which Peter Heather describes as a "list of striking successes". His first strike was in 570, when he "laid waste the region of Bastetania and the city of Malaga, defeating their soldiers", and on the following year he captured Medina Sidonia, eventually seizing Córdoba from the Byzantine Empire. His campaigns continued on an annual basis over the next five years. Though constantly at war with the Byzantines in southern Hispania, Liuvigild accepted the administration of the Byzantine Empire, adopted its pomp and ceremony, the title Flavius, the throne, crown, scepter, and purple mantle, and struck gold coins in his own name.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, O pious King Leovigild of the Visigoths! Through several campaigns you proved your military worth and greatly expanded the Visigoth control on Hispania by triumphing over the Byzantines to the south and the Suebi to the north, secured the stability of the realm by defeating rebellions and restored the unity of the Visigothic people with your rule from the central capital of Toledo. Your realm would last for another century after your death; until internal strife allowed Spain to fall into the hands of heathen Moorish invaders.


Art by TarcisioCM

Spirited king, your legacy is gone but not forgotten! The nobles have gathered and elected you to once again rule them through the ages - can you defeat both pretenders and rival realms alike to safeguard the legacy of the Visigoth people? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "How could this have come to pass? Betrayed by the incompetence of my own vassals!"

Defeat: "Hail fellow leader! I am humbled by your august presence at my court, but do remember that I, and I alone, am heir to the Romans in Hispania."

Unique Attributes[]

The Visigoths (Leovigild)

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Book of the Judges

If a slot is available, generate a Greatwork Great Work of Writing upon finishing a Policy Tree or, once per era, adopting any CultureIcon Policy. Base Tourism Tourism yields Production Production in cities.


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Gardingo (Horseman)
  • Yields CultureIcon Culture upon being promoted.
  • Gains a Unit Level when present in the founding of a city.
  • May settle Cities with all available Military Buildings at level 4.

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Ashlar Church (Shrine)
  • Yields an instant Production Production boost when anything is purchased with FaithIcon Faith in the city.
City List
  1. Toledo
  2. Narbo
  3. Barcino
  4. Emerita
  5. Asturica
  6. Palencia
  7. Reccopolis
  8. Victoriacum
  9. Hispalis
  10. Ologicus
  11. Baiyara
  12. Cordova
  13. Tarraco
  14. Bracara
  15. Gades
  16. Malaca
  17. Cartagena
  18. Lugo
  19. Leon
  20. Agde
  21. Saragossa
  22. Arles
  23. Gerona
  24. Septa
  25. Oviedo
  26. Cauria
  27. Valentia
  28. Assidonia
  29. Ilerda
Spy List
  • Framidaneus
  • Gesalec
  • Athaloc
  • Theudis
  • Eutharic
  • Amalaberga
  • Amalafrida
  • Brunhilda
  • Galswintha
  • Matasuntha


Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Hold the Council of Toledo
Peril is at our Realm, the heretics are already within! The Bishops of Spain must be convened, and they shall guide us to the righteous path of the One True Faith.
  • Player must be the Visigoths
  • May be enacted once per era
  • {1_Gold} Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Gain {2_Faith} FaithIcon Faith
  • Gain {3_Culture} CultureIcon Culture
Abolish the Divide between Romans and Goths
For long have the Visigoths been the ruling elite in the lands of Hispania. It is time we take down the imaginary barriers that supposedly separate "us" from "them", for we are both one people in Spain, with one Faith.
  • Player must be the Visigoths
  • May only be enacted once
  • Must own four cities.
  • The empire must follow the same religion
  • +2 Happy Happiness per city
  • Gain a Great Work of Writing (If a slot is available)

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 19 May 2016


  • Tar: Design, Art, Code
  • Janboruta: Civ Icon
  • Kyte: Dynamic Culture Overview
  • Ryan Eston Paul: Music
  • Danrell: Gardingo Model

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