Empire of Serbia
Janboruta MapSerbia512
Map by Janboruta
Sefan Dusan
Eastern Orthodoxy
Imperialistic, Spiritual

Serbia led by Stefan Dusan is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Mingel, Danrell, and Zwei833.

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



The Serbian Empire is a historiographical term for the empire in the Balkan peninsula that emerged from the medieval Serbian Kingdom. It was established in 1346 by King Stefan Dušan, known as "the Mighty", who significantly expanded the state. He also promoted the Serbian Church to an Orthodox patriarchate. His son and successor, Uroš the Weak, lost most of the territory (hence his epithet). The Serbian Empire effectively ended with the death of Stefan V in 1371 and the break-up of the Serbian state. Some successors of Stefan V claimed the title of Emperor in parts of Serbia until 1402.

Stefan Dusan

Janboruta Dusan Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Stefan Uroš IV Dušan, known as Stefan Dušan the Mighty, was the King of Serbia from 8 September 1331 and Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks from 16 April 1346 until his death. Dušan conquered a large part of southeast Europe, becoming one of the most powerful monarchs of the era. He enacted the constitution of the Serbian Empire, known as Dušan's Code, perhaps the most important literary work of medieval Serbia.

Dušan promoted the Serbian Church from an archbishopric to a Patriarchate, finished the construction of the Visoki Dečani monastery, and founded the Saint Archangels Monastery, among others. Under his rule Serbia reached its territorial, political, economic, and cultural peak.

Dušan died in 1355, seen as the end of resistance against the advancing Ottoman Empire and the subsequent fall of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the region.

Dawn of Man

We are awed by your might, O' great Stefan Dusan, Emperor of the Serbs. Bearing the purple banner of the Caesars, you carved the greatest empire that the Serbs would ever see. A pinnacle of political, religious, and cultural power, the Serbian Empire would envelop much of the Balkans, forcing back the Ottomans, and uniting a fractured region. Though your death would mark its short-lived golden age, Serbia's days beneath your rule would remain a proud testimony to the power and resilience of her nation and her people.

Great Tsar, the legacy of the empire that you had forged has not yet been forgotten, and your subjects chant your return. Can you lead the Serbs once more in conquest and victory? Can you return Serbia to the heights of faith and power? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Stefan Dusan. Let us not make small talk. It is likely that your princedom will become apart of my empire before too long."

Introduction: "I am Stefan Dusan, Emperor of the Serbs. You are welcome in these lands for now, but perhaps not for long."

Defeat: "My legacy ends here. Let no emperor be as great."

Defeat: "Do not think that this means you will be able to keep my empire together. Without me, it will crumble."

Unique Attributes

Serbia (Stefan Dusan)

Art by Janboruta

Dibellion of the Serbs

Acquiring tiles via gold or culture produces Goldenage Golden Age Points. Garrisoned cities produce no base Unhappiness Unhappiness or Resistance Resistance in a Goldenage Golden Age.


Art by Janboruta

Bastnik (Pikeman)
  • +33% Production Production and +15 XP in a conquered city.
  • When garrisoned, the city acquires tiles 25% faster.

Art by Janboruta

Vitez (Knight)
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength vs. Mounted Units.
  • No combat penalty vs. Cities.
  • Yields Goldenage Golden Age Points from capturing a city. Doubled if that city is following a different religion.




Peace Theme War Theme
Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Where my Heart is01:54

Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Where my Heart is

Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Vulture's Lair02:00

Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Vulture's Lair

"Where my Heart is" from the soundtrack of Knights of Honour. "Vulture's Lair" from the soundtrack of 'Knights of Honour.'

Mod Support

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

Events and Decisions

Establish the Alemannic Guard
An emperor without an imperial retinue is but one in name alone. We must therefore prepare for ourselves an elite guard that would serve, fight, and die for only us.
  • Player must be Serbia.
  • Must have a Military Garrison in the Capital.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era/Must have the Empire (State) Reform[1].
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 800 Gold Gold.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • +1 Happy Happiness from Military Garrisons.
  • The Capital's Garrison becomes known as the Alemmanic Guard.
  • +40 XP for the Capital's Garrison.
Elevate the Serbian Church
The presence of the Church provides a valuable boost to our dominion. It is important that it is united with us, and only through recognizing its proper place as a Patriarchate can we ensure its loyalty.
  • Player must be Serbia.
  • Must have a religion in your Capital.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 600 Gold Gold.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Shrines, Temples, and Monasteries produce Goldenage Golden Age Points when built, based on your Total FaithIcon Faith output.

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now fervidly removing kebab and getting drunk on your Šljiva! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

CivFanatics Homepage
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 17 December 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ Icon, Unit Icons, Leader Icon, Leaderscene, Map).
  • Danrell: Graphics.[2]
  • Zwei833: Graphics.[3]
  • Mingel: Research (City/Spy List).
  • Borislav Slavov: Music.[4][5]
  • cury: Art (Defeat Screen Early).[6]
  • Styoo: Art (Defeat Screen Late).[7]
  • Typhlomence: UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua.[8]
  • Whoward: Utilities.[9]

Notes and References

  1. Rise to Power: Sovereignty
  2. Civ5 Ancient Unit Pack 13 : Russia
  3. Bashtnik and Vitez 1.0
  4. Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Where my Heart is
  5. Knights of Honor Soundtrack - Vulture's Lair
  6. Castle Ruins
  7. Belgrade ruins
  8. Lua for Unique Diplomacy Entries
  9. Border and Area plot iterators
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