This Week's Civ:
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This week’s civ is:
Name: Khitan Empire
Description: The Khitan were one of the more dominant Mongolian peoples before the coming of Genghis Khan. Originally one of many Mongolian and Turkish groups living north and west of China, their rise to power began with Abaoji. Progressive, creative, and innovative, Abaoji reformed the domestic setup of the Khitan, and introduced many policies and institutions that resembled that of China. Within two generations, the Khitan had expanded through much of the territory north of China, threatening Song China as well as Korea. In a Chinese fashion, they founded the “Liao Dynasty”, declaring Abaoji the posthumous first ruler.
The Khitan were able to remain a power in that area; their dealings with the Song and Koreans are well recorded; in fact, many Khitan and Koreans intermarried. The Khitan kept a surprising balance between their traditional nomadic lifestyle and the more cultured Chinese one.
However, although the Khitan seemed very stable, they themselves were declining in a manner similar to every Chinese dynasty – corrupt officials, powerless emperors, etc. The Khitan were severely weakened; a new tribe, the Jurchen, were growing in power to the northeast. Taking advantage of the Khitan weakness, the Jurchen, with Chinese aid, were able to defeat the Khitan, and nearly destroy them.
Survivors ran either to Korea or Central Asia. In Korea, the Khitan eventually were assimilated within a few centuries into the Korean population. The Khitan who fled to Central Asia, led by Yelu Dashi, conquered a decently sized empire, founding the Kara-Khitai Khanate. The Khanate quickly became a growing power in Central Asia, making it seem like the Khitan would dominate Central Asia and become the largest regional power. However, this expansion came to an abrupt halt during the Mongol invasions, which completely destroyed the Khitan empire. Still, some peoples of Central Asia today carry Khitan DNA.
Abaoji (Organized, Creative) Favorite Civic: Bureaucracy
Yelu Dashi (Aggressive, Organized) Favorite Civic: Police State
Khitan Cavalry (Replaces Knight): +2 First Strikes, +25% City Attack
Steppe Pasture (Replaces Granary): +2 experience points to units built in city, +10% military production
- White, Rabbit for the “Stable w/ Horses”
- bernie14 for the Mongol horseman
- Charcoal and White, Rabbit for their tutorials
- FOR THE WARLORDS VERISON: THE WARLORDS VERSION MAY HAVE BUGS AND ISSUES I AM NOT AWARE OF. PLEASE REPORT ANY THAT YOU SEE.
- A PATCH FOR VIETNAM (WARLORDS) IS NOW AVAILABLE TO FIX A BUG REPORTED BY LegendaryKite. It is attached at the very bottom of this post.
WARNING: FOR THE WARLORDS VERSION, AS I DO NOT HAVE WARLORDS, THERE MAY BE SOME BUGS OR LITTLE ISSUES. IF ANY ARE FOUND, PLEASE REPORT THEM.
The main thread for Civ of the Week can be found here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=224330