The Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Map by Janboruta
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Lithuania led by Gediminas is a custom civilisation by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World, and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch. It replaces the City-State of Vilnius with Dorpat.



The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was a European state from the 12th century until 1795. It was founded by the Lithuanians, one of the polytheistic Baltic tribes from Aukštaitija. The duchy later expanded to include large portions of the former Kievan Rus' and other Slavic lands, covering the territory of present-day Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and parts of Estonia, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. At its greatest extent in the 15th century, it was the largest state in Europe. It was a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional state with great diversity in languages, religion, and cultural heritage.
Gediminas Diplo

Leaderscene by janboruta


Gediminas (c.1275 – December 1341) was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 or 1316 until his death. He is credited with founding this political entity and expanding its territory which, at the time of his death, spanned the area ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Also seen as one of the most significant individuals in early Lithuanian history, he was responsible for both building Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and the establishment of a dynasty that can be traced to other European monarchies such as Poland, Hungary and Bohemia.

As part of his legacy, he gained a reputation for being a champion of paganism, who successfully diverted attempts to Christianize his country by skillful negotiations with the Pope and other Christian rulers.

Dawn of Man

O' noble Gediminas, Lord of the Old Ways, Grand Duke of Lithuania, we sing praises to your name. A skilled diplomat, you shielded the ancient beliefs of your people against the unyielding force of the Catholic Church. You also established a noble dynasty for Lithuania, which would go on to conquer a vast empire spanning the breadth of Eastern Europe. Truly, your reign is beheld in the hearts of your ancestors!

O' revered lord, your people forget not their old Gods. Can you uphold their devotion and suppress the irreverants of the world? Can you take up sword and faith and lead Lithuania once more to power and empire? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Halt! You enter the lands of the Lithuanian people. We do not want your company. Leave us be, and we shall have no use for spilling your blood."

Introduction: "I am Gediminas, Lord of Lithuania, by the good will of Dievas, and you are entering my realm. Turn back now; this shall be my sole warning."

Defeat: "May Auštaras take me, and Vėjas defile you."

Defeat: "You have spilt enough blood to fill the halls of your stolen palaces. Sleep soon, demon, for the blood of my ancestors will carry you away into death."

Unique Attributes

Lithuania (Gediminas)

Art by janboruta

The Old Gods

Melee Units born in cities following only your pantheon belief can capture defeated enemies and have double Movement in Forest, as do Civilian Units.


Art by janboruta

Samogitian Warrior (Swordsman)
  • -2 Strength Combat Strength.
  • +33% Strength Combat Strength in Forests.
  • When beginning in a Forest, heals an extra +5 damage.
  • Can be built without Iron.

Art by janboruta

Sacred Grove (Shrine)
  • Unlocked at Agriculture.
  • Claims all forest tiles near the city when built.
  • Forests in the city's borders exert pantheon pressure.


It would be wise to keep your original Pantheon belief, then invest in "Religious Tolerance" and allow other religions to be present in your city. It is also worth adding that for AI games you can pick maps that cater to this civ, such as Boreal, Arborea, or Highlands, similar to using Archipelago for Polynesia.


Peace Theme War Theme
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Gediminas Peace03:26

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Gediminas Peace

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Gediminas War04:17

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Gediminas War

"Echo in Eternity" from the soundtrack of Knights of Honor. "Last Fortress" from the soundtrack of Knights of Honor.

Mod Support

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

Events and Decisions

Abandon the Old Gods
The Old Gods are a relic of our former misguidance. The truth is imminent, and we must follow it.
  • Player must must be Lithuania.
  • Must not have a State Religion.[1]
  • Must have a religion in your Capital.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 300 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • The main religion in your Capital becomes your State Religion.[2]
  • All pantheon and non-religious followers are converted to the main religion in your Capital.
  • Forests no longer convert your cities to your pantheon.
  • Forests yield +1 CultureIcon Culture.
Issue the Statutes of Lithuania
The Council of Lords have put forth that a legal code be written which would form the basis of our society. We have but to agree.
  • Player must be Lithuania.
  • Must have researched Code of Laws/Must have a Legislature[3].
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • CultureIcon Culture equal to your next Social Policy.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Each new city that you found will increase the CultureIcon Culture cost of policies by 15% less than normal.

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now worshipping your pagan idols and making offerings to fire altars! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 11 October 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ Icon, Leader Icon, Unique Component Icons, Leaderscene, Map), Research (City/Spy Lists).
  • danrell: Graphics (UU).[4]
  • Borislav Slavov: Music (Peace/War).[5][6]

Notes and References

  1. Rise to Power: Piety
  2. Rise to Power: Piety
  3. Rise to Power: Sovereignty
  4. Civ5 Ancient Unit Pack 13 : Russia
  5. Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Echo in Eternity
  6. Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Last Fortress
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