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The Yakuts led by Tygyn Darkhan II are a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from DarthKyofu, Alga, Grant, and Hiram.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Yakuts[]

The famous folklore scholar G. V. Ksenofontov has compared the once nomadic Sakha people to a branch of an apple tree carried around the world by the wind and finally taking root. The Sakha, or Yakut, people are the descendants of Turkic nomads and originated in the region around Lake Baikal in what is now Russia. But in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Mongols arrived from the south, along with other peoples, and the Sakha moved north and east, settling eventually in the basin of the river Lena, later called Yakutia.

Tygyn Darkhan[]

Tygyn Darkhan was a legendary Yakut hero and the subject of many tales, a chief of the Kangalas ulus (clan), the king of the Yakuts. According to Yakut legend, Tygyn was a descendant of Badzhei, who was also known in Yakut legends in the 19th-20th centuries as "Doidusa Darkhan" or "Tyusyulge Darkhaan". Tyusyulge had two sons, Munn'an Darkhan and Mold'ogor, and Munn'an Darkhan had two sons of his own, Tygyn and Usun Oyuun.

Tygyn was renowned for his tall height in Yakut legends. When Tygyn succeeded his father Tyusyulge as Toyon-usa (Chief King), he unified the other Yakut clans into a single nation and became a wealthy landowner who lived around Lake Saysara. However, when his armies faced the newly-arrived Russians in 1628, they were defeated by the latter's firearms, and the Russian army captured Tygyn and held him as a prisoner. After suffering from a poor skin condition, he died in prison in 1632.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail great king Tygyn Darkhan, hero of the Yakuts. Yours are a strong-willed and free peoples. Pushed from their homeland by the rising power of the Mongols, the Yakut clans would come to master the great wildernesses of Yakutia. Their great skill in metallurgy and horsemanship, and their resistance in the face of encroaching Russian imperialism, remains today a testimony to their great resilience at the harsh frontiers of the earth.


Leaderscene by Janboruta

O' great Toyon, unifier of the clans of Yakutia, once more your people must band together if they are to surive this world. Can you lead your people to perservere? Can you stand vigilant over their way of life? Can you help build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Do I make you nervous traveller? Or are you merely cold? Hah! I am Tygyn Darkhan, Chief King of the Yakuts. Neither fear nor cold mean anything to me."

Defeat: "I will not beg for a quick death."

Unique Attributes[]

The Yakuts (Tygyn Darkhan)

Art by Janboruta

Peoples of the Permafrost

Production Production and Gold Gold outputs from worked Resources contribute to a city's Food Growth when there is otherwise no Food Food on the tile. Cities store additional Food Food after Growth in Tundra (10%) and Snow (20%).


Art by Alga

Batas Horseman (Knight)
  • +33% Strength Combat Strength when attacking other Knights.
  • Begins with the March promotion if trained or upgraded to in Tundra or Snow.

Art by DarthKyofu

Balagan (Stable)
  • Spawns a nearby source of Horses Horses if constructed in a city in Tundra or Snow.
  • No Gold Gold maintenance.
City List
  1. Jokuskai
  2. Druzhina
  3. Elgyay
  4. Oymyakon
  5. Tomtor
  6. Khonuu
  7. Ambarchik
  8. Tyokhtyur
  9. Ytyk-Kyuyol
  10. Churapcha
  11. Khoro
  12. Amga
  13. Russkoye Ustye
  14. Suntar
  15. Verkhnevilyuysk
  16. Olenyok
  17. Nizhnekolymsk
  18. Isit
  19. Zhigansk
  20. Mukhtuy
  21. Tommot
  22. Verkhoyansky
  23. Tyukanskoye
  24. Yarmanka
  25. Pokrovskoye
  26. Olyokminsk
Spy List
  • Aysen
  • Manchaary
  • Michil
  • Uygulaan
  • Nyurgun
  • Tuyaara
  • Nyurguyaana
  • Tuskulaana
  • Ayta
  • Sayiina




Peace Theme War Theme
Unknown. Unknown.

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 7
Last Updated: 21 September 2020


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon; Unique Building Icons)
  • Grant: Art (Map)
  • Janboruta: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Hiram: Research (Cities/Spies)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
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