This mod adds the Palas as a selectable culture in the Medieval Era. No other cultures are replaced, and the mod does not change anything outside of this specific culture.
The Palas are also part of my Culture Super Pack.
The Palas have their own Legacy Trait, Emblematic Quarter, and Emblematic Unit. Info below:
Legacy Trait: Charyapada: +3 Influence on Research Quarters; +3 Faith on Research Quarters
Emblematic District: Mahavihara: Replaces the Research Quarter; +5 Science; +2 Faith; +2 Science per adjacent Research Quarter; +1 Influence on adjacent Research Quarters; +1 Science per territory following your State Religion; +1 Researcher Slot; -10 Stability; Must be built adjacent to a Research Quarter; May only be built once per city; Unlocks at Theology
Emblematic Unit: Elephant Corps: Replaces the Knights; 42 Combat Strength (instead of 36 for the Knights); Ignores zones of control; Costs 4 Population to build; May only be built in cities with a Mahavihara; May not be bought out; Unlocks at Chivalry (like the Knights)
A note on the Mahavihara: The Mahavihara replaces the generic research quarter, which means the Palas cannot build generic research quarters. The Mahavihara must also be placed adjacent to a research quarter. This means that in order to build the Mahavihara (or the Elephant Corps) you must have at least one pre-existing generic research quarter. Otherwise, you will not be able to make use of either the emblematic district or the emblematic unit.
If you encounter bugs, please let me know! You can find me on Reddit, Steam, and Discord under the name uncle2fire.
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This mod is compatible with my other added culture mods EXCEPT FOR the Classical Numidians and the Culture Super Pack. This mod has not been tested with any mods made by other creators.
Who are the Palas?
The Pala Empire ruled much of Bengal and northern India during the early middle ages. A Buddhist state, the Pala Empire was home to numerous monasteries and Mahavihara, monastery-universities. The works of Indian theologians during this period spread around the Buddhist world, and the works of Indian scholars made their way west via the Caliphates in the Middle East.