Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

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Sukritact's Ethiopia: Zara Yaqob
Type: Mod
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Sukritact's Ethiopia: Zara Yaqob

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Africa and Southeast Asia
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Home to ancient empires dating back to the waning centuries of the first millennium BC, Ethiopia has a storied history driven by the rule of great kings and emperors. As one of the few African nations to avoid the colonial ambitions of Europe, Ethiopia maintained its sovereignty into the 21st century, only briefly coming under Italian occupation for 8 years during WWII and its prelude.

Zara Yaqob was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1434 until 1468. A member of the Solomonic Dynasty, which traced its heritage back to the Biblical King Solomon, Zara Yaqob was an extremely devout, if occasionally draconian, ruler. He is known for, mediating between Ewostathians and church officials in Alexandria, for actions against the persecutions of Christians in Egypt by the Mamluks, and for establishing ties with Western Christians.


Unique Ability: Solomonic Dynasty - May purchase Settlers, Builders, and Traders with Faith. City Centers receive a Standard Faith bonus for each adjacent Hill and Mountain.

Unique Unit: Shotelai - Ethiopian unique Medieval era melee unit that can counter Cavalry units. Receives Additional Combat Strength when fighting in or next to home territory.

Unique Building: Rock-Hewn Church - A building unique to Ethiopia replacing the Temple. Required to purchase Apostles and Inquisitors with Faith. +3 Production, this bonus increases to +5 Production if this district has a Worship Building. +1 Great Engineer point.


Zara Yaqob:

Leader Ability: Council of Debre Mitmaq - Receive an extra Wildcard policy slot when you have 3 or more Holy Site Districts. Receive a second Wildcard policy slot if you have 6 or more Holy Site Districts.

Agenda: Book of Light - Likes civilizations from different continents who share his faith. Is weary of civilizations from his home continent that follow a different religion.

Ethiopia is currently using Sumer's music until custom civ music can be figured out.
This leader is animated.

Special Thanks to DarthKyofu for help with the TSL, and DMS help with the City List.


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winship Oct 30 @ 4:05am 
Love the mod. However, I did hit one problem. When my Forbidden City was nuked I lost it's wildcard as expected but also the two wildcards of the mod.
AOM Oct 27 @ 8:46pm 
I've played several games with this Civ, and it is way overpowered. I had to remove it, unfortunately. It would be nice if this could be toned down a little. It's otherwise a great mod, but, as-is, it just doesn't fit into the game very well.
Junky Oct 27 @ 7:42am 
Note that the Holy Site has just to be placed not build for gain the additional wildcard slot
mikegus Oct 26 @ 2:35pm 
Does this mod work with the latest update?
Phoenix Sep 13 @ 8:47pm 
Love the animations, I'm getting excited for like, every leader you make now!
Also I'm it wasn't this mod but Zara managed to found two religions in my last game and crashed Civ so that was interesting.
Love your work dude!
King_George_V Aug 17 @ 6:08pm 
Have you considered adding another unique unit? Perhaps the Mahal Safari or Kebur Zabanga ?
Dack_Fayden Aug 16 @ 11:47pm 
i really like earth map with real starting points since civ4. Is it possible to make this civs playable with their true starting locations on earth map? Also i like official earth map but it has bad placement of luxury resources and low variety. Anybody seen luxury resources reworked on official earth map?
A_Hanzo_Main Aug 16 @ 11:30pm 
yes it is
axatoramus Aug 10 @ 5:36pm 
YnAEMP supported?
Femih Jul 31 @ 11:33am 
i cnt play with any of the leader mods.. just having "loading game" right after "start game" and im getting back to me menu. can i help me! :)