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Tui Manu'a led by Matelita is a custom civilization by Zharques, with contributions from JFD, Rawsasqatch, DarthKyofu, Senshi and Alga.

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Tui Manu'a[]

The Tu'i Manu'a Confederacy was a hegemony in Oceania which began with the founding of the Tui Manu'a Title, one of the oldest titles in Samoa. Traditional oral literature of Samoa and Manu'a talks of a widespread Polynesian network or confederacy. According to Samoan and Tongan oral histories, the first Tui Manu'a was a direct descendant of the Samoan supreme god, Tagaloa.

Manu'an genealogies and religious oral literature also suggest that the Tui Manu'a had long been one of the most prestigious and powerful paramounts of the Pacific and the first pre-eminent ruler of all Samoa. Oral history suggests that the Tui Manu'a kings governed a confederacy of far-flung islands which included Fiji and Tonga, as well as smaller western Pacific chiefdoms and Polynesian outliers such as Uvea, Futuna, Tokelau, and Tuvalu.

The Manu'a islands were grouped with Tutuila and Aunu'u as the United States possession now called American Samoa. The presidency of the United States, and the military authorities of the US Navy, supplanted the native administrative role of the Tui Manu'a, through the arrests of chiefs of the Tui Manu'a and two trials of the Tui Manu'a, one on an American warship off the coast of Ta'u called the Trial of the Ipu. On 6 July 1904 Tui Manu'a Elisala officially ceded the islands of Manu'a to the United States through the signing of the Treaty of Cession of Manu'a. He was relegated the office of Governor of Manu'a for the term of life and the understanding that the Tui Manu'a title would follow him to the grave. He died on 2 July 1909.

After a fifteen-year break, the office was revived in 1924 when Chris Young, a member of the Anoalo clan of the Tui Manu'a family and the brother of Tui Manu'a Matelita who reigned between 1890–95, was named Tui Manu'a by the general assembly of the Faletolu and Anoalo. American officials were worried that the Manu'ans were restoring a "king" who would cause trouble for the administration. Governor Edward Stanley Kellogg opposed the bestowal and had the new Tui Manu'a brought to Tutuila where he was prevented from exercising the powers of his office. The Governor did not recognise the title on the basis that a monarchy was incompatible within the framework of the Constitution of the United States, stating that the previous Tui Manu'a had pledged under duress to be the last person to hold the title.


Matelita was the Tui Manu'a from 1891 to 1895. While her role was largely ceremonial, it was a very important ceremonial role as one of the oldest titles in Samoa, and Polynesia generally. Matelita never married because she would not marry any of the eligible native chieftains and no other men were regarded as having the proper rank to marry her. She died of illness in 1895 although later reports claimed she died by a more violent means. She was buried in the Tui Manu'a Graves Monument.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, Tui Manu'a Matelita, the Virgin Queen of the Pacific. The penultimate Tui Manu'a, you refused to participate in the power games of the great powers, protecting your people by making no deals with thos who would see your people occupied. Born Margaret Young, you were nominated by the anoalo to ascend to the office of Tui Manu'a, the most esteemed ruler of the islands which were said to be the first drawn from the sea. Although many accounts portrayed you as a mere figurehead, trapped in your capital for fear of arousing jealousy of your citizens against one another, you were instrumental in navigating the ambitions of Germany and the United States, keeping them from occupying your island. But a long and prosperous reign was not to be. Contracting a serious illness, you died a young woman, being the Tui Manu'a for only four years


Art by RawSasquatch

Tui Manu'a Matelita, your chance at a second reign has begun. While occupying powers may have gained control of your island, your people's passion and pride still runs high. Harness the pride of the Manu'a Islands once more and grow your power to the extent of the Tui Manu'a Confederacy of old! Can you build a Polynesian empire from Fiji to Tahiti? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Greetings to you. I am Tui Manu'a Matelita, and I welcome you to this beautiful, if dull, place."

Defeat: "Let my spirit take its flight to be with God forevermore. Carry my body to the house. Do these things, at the very least."

Unique Attributes[]

Tui Manu'a (Matelita)

Art by RawSasquatch

First Drawn from the Sea

Coastal Traderoute Trade Routes yield +2 FaithIcon Faith, +3 when connected to the Capital Capital. Defeated Units have a 25% chance to reappear in your closest coastal City as Work Boats.


Art by DarthKyofu

'Alia (Trireme)
  • +1 Moves Movement when undamaged at the start of a turn.
  • Begins with 10 additional XP per luxury resource (max 40)

Art by Alga

Toa Ma'a To'i (Scout)
  • +1 Moves Movement when trained in a coastal city.
  • +33% Strength Combat Strength, and does not suffer embarkation penalties.
City List
  1. Ta'u
  2. Luma
  3. Si'ufaga
  4. Olosega
  5. Faleasao
  6. Amouli
  7. Saua
  8. Ofu
  9. Sili
  10. Maia
  11. Leusoali'i
  12. Alaufau
  13. Faga
  14. Pago Pago
  15. Alofau
  16. Pagai
  17. 'Au'asi
  18. Saluavatia
  19. Leaouliuli
  20. Alofasau
  21. Alao
  22. Tula
  23. Mu'a
  24. Lautoka
  25. Nausori
  26. Sigatoka
  27. Matautu
  28. Matatufu
  29. Salua

Funafuti Neiafu

Spy List
  • Tele
  • Tuimanufili
  • Seuea
  • Siliave
  • Salofi
  • U'uolelaoa
  • Letupua
  • Tui-o-Pomelea
  • Elisala
  • Puipuipo
Tui Manu'a



Peace Theme War Theme
Pese Fa'afeiloai (Welcome Songs) from The Western Samoa Festival Performers. Fa'auta o le mea Matagofie O Fetu o le Taeao le Taeao Tulimai from The Western Samoa Festival Performers.

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now trading nautilus shells and using obsidian axes. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to the influence of your culture."

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

Full Credits List[]

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Last Updated: 26 August 2022


  • Design: Zharques
  • Core: Zharques (XML, Sql), JFD (Dummy Sql).
  • Lua: JFD
  • Art: RawSasquatch (Leaderscene, Leader Icon), Senshi (Map), DarthKyofu (Civ Icon, UU Icon), Alga (UU Icon)
  • Text: Zharques

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