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The reliquary interface

Treasure chest.png Sacred treasures are artifacts of particular cultural, religious, or historical importance that can be placed in holy sites to provide a small modifier to every territory in the province. Each treasure is unique and there are only a finite number of possible treasures in the game, with most being placed at start and a few created through special missions or events, but can be collected and taken from other countries by desecrating their holy sites or seizing their reliquaries.

Altars

Each Holy Site.png holy site has a certain number of altars, depending on the status of the territory it is located in: one for Territory settlement.png settlements, two for Territory city.png cities, and three for Territory metropolis.png metropolises. Each altar is a slot where a treasure can be potentially placed, which will allow the treasure to be confer its bonuses to the entire province (not just the territory its holy site is in); it is therefore useful to build many holy sites and bring as many sacred treasures as possible to the capital province in order to maximize the effects of their bonuses. The treasures stored in each owned holy site as well as those of deities in the pantheon (even if unowned) can be viewed in the religion screen, while the presence of treasures in other holy sites can be inferred by looking for modifiers in the tooltip of the holy site icon in the territory interface.

A treasure can only be placed in an altar if its holy site's deity is in the country's current Change pantheon cost modifier.png pantheon, though treasures that have already been placed will continue to give their bonuses to its province. There are no restrictions on where a treasure can be placed or when it will give its bonuses; any treasure can be placed in any holy site regardless of its religion or the state religion of the country that owns it. Treasures can also be removed from altars where the holy site's deity is in the pantheon and deposited back into the reliquary at a cost of Aggressive expansion.png +1.00 Aggressive Expansion, which leaves the holy site intact and the altar slot free for another treasure to be placed.

Treasures will also be removed from an altar if its holy site is destroyed through Ability desecrate holysite.png desecration. Desecration can be done through the Religion menu if the holy site is owned or by using the Ability desecrate holysite.png Desecrate Holy Sites army interaction on an army located in the holy site's territory. Importantly, the Desecration army action only requires that the territory is controlled, not necessarily owned, which makes it the easiest way to seize treasures held in the holy sites of other countries.

Reliquary

Unplaced sacred treasures are held in the nation's National treasure.png reliquary and confer no benefits, but cannot be taken through desecration. Treasures in the reliquary can be placed in owned holy sites of any deity in the pantheon, as long as there are altar slots remaining. Upon annexation by conquest, up to 2 treasures in the nation's reliquary will be spirited away to another country within diplomatic range if any exist, and all the rest will be taken by the conqueror. Diplomatic annexation, however, will transfer all reliquary treasures to the overlord.

Clicking on the reliquary icon in the religion screen will show a list of all the treasures owned by the country, including both those placed in all holy sites as well as those stored in the reliquary (identifiable as currently generically in the country as opposed to a specific territory).

List of treasures

Treasures are listed by the religion they are associated with, usually the deity of their holy site if placed in one or the state religion of the country that holds them in its reliquary. Note that this should not be taken as an indication that a treasure is tied to any given religion; any treasure can be installed in a holy site of any deity or religion and will always confer its bonus regardless of the state religion of the holy site's owner. Some treasures will also only appear if a certain DLC is enabled.

Hellenic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Semele
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Thebai (426), Flag of Thebes Thebes Semele is the mother of Dionysos, and a diety in her own right among the Thracians and Phrygians. Her tomb was an important part of the temple in Thebes.
Treasure architecture.png Sphinx of the Naxians
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Delphi (424), Flag of Delphi Delphi The Sphinx of the Naxians was a monument offered to the Delphians by the Naxians of a large sphinx situated on top of a pillar. It was located by the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Athena Promachos
  • Local start experience.png +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Athenai (416), Flag of Athens Athens This gigantic bronze statue was made by Phidias, and one of the most important figures in Athens. It was dedicated to the goddess after Athens had rebuked the Persians several times from their lands.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Khryseis
  • Pop citizen output.png +5% Local Citizen Output
Argos (440), Flag of Argos Argos She was one of the many priestesses of the Heraion, and supposedly the reason the older temple was burnt down to the ground. Despite that, the statue is well preserved and honored.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Nike
  • Civilization.png +3% Local Civilization Level
Epidauros (441), Flag of Epidauros Epidauros The statue to Nike was one of the first things visitors to the Asklepeion in Epidauros would see as they approached the great structure.
Treasure architecture.png Hermes of Olympia
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Olympia (439), Flag of Elis Elis The Hermes of Olympia is a beautiful statue made by Praxiteles, the well known Attican sculptor, for the temple of Hera in Olympia.
Treasure architecture.png Lady of Ephesos
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Ephesos (290), Flag of Ionia Ionia A beautiful wooden statue in the image of the Ephesian Artemis.
Treasure architecture.png Serpent Column
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Delphi (424), Flag of Delphi Delphi The Greek city-states made this offering to the temple of Apollo after the victory at Plataea against the invading Persians, a giant column with a beautiful golden tripod adorning the top.
Treasure chest.png Copper Shield of Athena
  • Global state trade routes.png +2 Local Import Routes
Syrakousai (84), Flag of Syracusae Syracusae The copper shield of Athena is an important piece of the pediment of the temple to Athena in Syracuse. It is supposedly something any sailor would be able to see as they approach the rich Greek city.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Romulus
  • Civilization.png+0.03% Monthly Civilization Change
Roma (1), Flag of Rome Rome The tomb of Romulus is an ancient shrine originally located in Rome, in honor of the city's ancient progenitor.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Sancus
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Flag of Sabinia Sabinia This is an impressive limestone statue in the image of Sancus, a local god of trust and honesty venerated by the Romans and Sabines.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Apulu
  • Pop assimilation.png +5% Pop Assimilation Speed
Flag of Rome Rome This statue is a figure honoring Apulu, the Etruscan version of the more well known Greek Apollo, originally situated in Veii.
Treasure architecture.png Bronze Laran
  • Local start experience.png +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Flag of Etruria Etruria This is a large bronze statue in the image of the Etruscan Laran, known as Mars among the Romans and Ares among the Greeks.
Treasure chest.png Warrior Frieze
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Flag of Samnium Samnium A beautiful frieze depicting victorious Samnite warriors returning home from war.
Treasure architecture.png Seated Persephone
  • Monthly food.png +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Lokroi Epizephyrioi (42), Flag of Locri Locri The grand statue of the seated Persephone has been the focus of her cult in Lokroi for as long as anyone can remember.
Treasure chest.png Bendis Figurine
  • Policy religious conversion.png +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Flag of Tarentum Tarentum A small figurine in the image of the Tracian goddess Bendis, often associated with the Greek Artemis.
Treasure architecture.png Bronze Milo
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Flag of Croton Croton This bronze statue depicts the great wrestler Milo, the pride of Kroton.
Treasure architecture.png Atlases of Akragas
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Akragas (86), Flag of Acragas Acragas A set of gigantic atlases used by some of the temples around Akragas.
Treasure chest.png Silenus Mask
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +3% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Gelas Gelas A stone mask of the satyr Silenus, a member of Dionysios' retinue.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Apollo Karneios
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Flag of Cyrenaica Cyrenaica The statue of Apollo Karneios has long been at the center of the deity's worship in Cyrenaica, a cult which originated in Sparta.
Treasure chest.png Animal Pottery
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Flag of Amisos Amisos Amisos has received a reputation for crafting beautiful pottery in the images of exotic animals.
Treasure chest.png Crown of Amisos
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Flag of Amisos Amisos A crown made entirely out of gold by the great craftsmen of Amisos.
Treasure architecture.png Bronze Athena
  • Pop assimilation.png +5% Pop Assimilation Speed
20px Amphissa A large bronze statue of the goddess Athena, originally raised outside the temple of Athena in Amphissa.
Treasure architecture.png Gilted Athena
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +3% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Megara Megara The statue was raised by the Megarans in their sanctuary to Athena, and covered with a thin layer of gold across most of her body.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Nemesis
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Flag of Athens Athens This is the cult image of the temple in Rhamnous, depicting Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, created by the master craftsman Phidias.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Eros
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +3% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Boeotia Boeotia This famous statue of Eros was made by the sculptor Praxiteles at the behest of the Thespians.
Treasure chest.png Aconical Graces
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Flag of Boeotia Boeotia These ancient aconical stones depict the Graces, and supposedly fell from the heavens for Eteokles.
Treasure architecture.png Veil of Despoina
  • Monthly food.png +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Flag of Megalopolis Megalopolis A beautiful relief depicting the veil of the fertility goddess Despoina, originally a part of the sanctuary of Despoina in Lycosura close to Megalopolis.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Patreus
  • Civilization.png +3% Local Civilization Level
Flag of Patrai Patrai The tomb of the mythological founder of Patrai in Achaea.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Asklepios
  • Civilization.png +3% Local Civilization Level
20px Eblania A beautiful statue of Asklepios, the god of medicine, originally standing by the agora in Elateia.
Treasure architecture.png Trojan Palladium
  • Fort defense.png +5% Local Fort Defense
Flag of Rome Rome The ancient wooden xoanon of Troy, in the image of Pallas, was looted by Diomedes and Odysseus in the siege. It is rumored to have eventually found its way to Rome in the hands of Aeneas, where it is kept in the Temple of Vesta.
Treasure architecture.png Xoanon of Hercules
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Flag of Macedon Macedon Said to have been carved by Daedalus himself, this exquisite effigy carved in wood depicts a naked Hercules, and was housed in the city of Corinth.
Treasure architecture.png Palladium of Athena Polias
  • Fort defense.png +5% Local Fort Defense
Athenai (416), Flag of Athens Athens The carved wooden xoanon of Athena Polias is an ancient relic from the earliest days of Athens, housed in the Acropolis' Erectheion. It is said to have fallen from heaven and is regarded as the very holiest image of the goddess.
Treasure architecture.png Xoanon of Samos
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Flag of Ionia Ionia The cult image kept at the Heraion of Samos is her most sacred depiction, ritually washed every year and clothed in finery befitting the goddess, and said to have been worked by Smilis himself.
Treasure architecture.png Chimera of Arritim
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Arritim (131), Flag of Etruria Etruria A masterful Etruscan collection of statues cast in bronze, depicting the Greek hero Bellerophon slaying the legendary Chimera.
Treasure chest.png Tablets of Velianus
  • Monthly state loyalty.png +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
Cisra (14), Flag of Etruria Etruria Three golden tablets recording a dedication made by the Etruscan king Thefarie Velianus to the Phonician goddess Astarte, in both Etruscan and Punic script.
Treasure chest.png Codex of Orpheus
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Spinopara (499), Flag of Serdia Serdia An illustrated book constructed of solid gold pages, depicting the mythology and teachings of the Hellenic cult of Orphism and the journey to the afterlife.
Treasure armor.png Panoply of Achilles
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Dodona (425), Flag of Epirus Epirus The armor of the great Homeric hero Achilles, fought over by Odysseus and Ajax the Greater after his death and given by the former to Neoptolemus, son of Achilles and founder of the Epirote kingdom.
Treasure chest.png Omphalos of Delphi
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +3% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Delphi Delphi This stone is said to mark the world's navel, or center point, placed at Delphi by Zeus where two eagles sent from each end of the world met. It also represents the swaddled stone Rhea gave to Cronus to protect the infant Zeus.
Treasure armor.png Panoply of Alexander
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Alexandreia (516), Flag of Egypt Egypt The kingly Medusa adorned thorax, gilt greaves, and many plumed Boeotian helmet of the great king Alexander, complete with his beautifully decorated kopis and aspis.
Treasure architecture.png Aphrodite of Cnidus
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Flag of Knidos Knidos A famously beautiful statue of the Greek goddess of erotic love, crafted by Praxiletes of Athens as the cult image of the Temple of Aphrodite at Cnidus.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Sarcophagus of Theseus
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Flag of Athens Athens Magna Graecia (DLC).png The remains of Theseus, founder of Athens, returned from Scyrus by Cimon.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Splinter of the Argo
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Nesiotic League Nesiotic League Magna Graecia (DLC).png A holy wooden shard, said to be from the famous ship of the Argonauts.
Treasure chest.png Shield of Diomedes
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Argos (440), Flag of Argos Argos Magna Graecia (DLC).png The ancient shield of Diomedes, king of Argos, a prominent figure in the Iliad.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Bucephalus
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Flag of Bactria Bactria Magna Graecia (DLC).png A carved statue of Alexander's favorite horse, originally housed in Boukephalia.
Treasure chest.png Rhyton of Cadmus
  • Commerce value.png +10% Commerce Value
Thebai (426), Flag of Thebes Thebes Magna Graecia (DLC).png A golden drinking horn, said to be a wedding gift from Zeus to the founder of Thebes.
Treasure chest.png Kouros of Delos
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Delos (1835), Flag of Nesiotic League Nesiotic League Magna Graecia (DLC).png A colossal statue of a youth, dedicated to Apollo and brought to Delos by the Naxians.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Sarcophagus of Neoptolemus
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Flag of Epirus Epirus Magna Graecia (DLC).png The body of Neoptolemus, hero of the Iliad and ancestor of the Molossian tribe of Epirus.
Treasure chest.png Cup of Odysseus
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Aetolia Aetolia Magna Graecia (DLC).png A beautiful goblet from which it is said Antinous drunk, thus sparking Odysseus' raging slaughter.
Treasure chest.png Lion of Chaeronea
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Flag of Boeotia Boeotia Magna Graecia (DLC).png A monument to the fallen of the Sacred Band of Thebes, erected after the Battle of Chaeronea.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Sarcophagus of Leonidas
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Flag of Sparta Sparta Magna Graecia (DLC).png The body of King Leonidas I of Sparta, who fell at the battle of Thermopylae.
Treasure chest.png Altar of Philoctetes
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Lemnos (270), Flag of Athens Athens Magna Graecia (DLC).png A bronze altar adorned with a serpent, in honor Philoctetes, a hero of the Iliad.
Treasure architecture.png Lion of Amphipolis
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Flag of Macedon Macedon Magna Graecia (DLC).png A monument to Alexander the Great's general Laomedon of Mytilene, Satrap of Syria, who fell to Ptolemy and Antigonus.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Larnax of Philip II
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Macedon Macedon Magna Graecia (DLC).png The lavish ash-coffin and burial crown of Philip II of Macedon.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Ptolemy Soter
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Rhodos (266), Flag of Rhodes Rhodes Magna Graecia (DLC).png A venerated statue in honor of Alexander's general Ptolemaios, savior of the Rhodians.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Sarcophagus of Agapenor
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Paphos (334), Flag of Phrygia Phrygia Magna Graecia (DLC).png The tomb of Agapenor, a hero of the Iliad, said to have founded Paphos and the shrine to Aphrodite.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Minos
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Knossos (358), Flag of Knossos Knossos Magna Graecia (DLC).png The alleged coffin of the legendary Knossian king, whose labyrinth housed the Minotaur.
Treasure chest.png Gordian Knot
  • Monthly state loyalty.png +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
Flag of Phrygia Phrygia The mythical knot bifurcated by Alexander the Great, fulfilling the prophecy of Asia's conquest.
Treasure chest.png Brazen Bull of Phalaris
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Acragas Acragas Magna Graecia (DLC).png A hollow brass bull heated from below, designed for the tyrant Phalaris as a horrific execution device.
Treasure chest.png Winnowing Oar
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Aeolia Aeolia Magna Graecia (DLC).png This worn oar is claimed to be that given by Poseiden to Tiresias in the Odyssey.
Treasure armor.png Panoply of Glaucus
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Flag of Metapontum Metapontum Magna Graecia (DLC).png The golden armor swapped by Diomedes, and worshipped as part of the hero's cult.
Treasure architecture.png Lion of Croesus
  • National tax +5% Local Tax
Flag of Delphi Delphi A ten talent golden lion, dedicated to Apollo's Pythia by Croesus as the only true oracle.
Treasure chest.png Persian Spoils
  • Attrition.png +1 Hostile Attrition
Flag of Delphi Delphi Magna Graecia (DLC).png A collection of rostra, pontoons, and weapons dedicated by the Athenians at Delphi after their victories in the Persian Wars.
Treasure chest.png Strand of the Fleece
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Phasis Phasis Magna Graecia (DLC).png A flaxen shot of wool, said to have been cut from the Chrysomallos' Golden Fleece by Jason.
Treasure architecture.png Didyman Apollo
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire Magna Graecia (DLC).png The bronze cult statue stolen by the Persians from Didyma, a competitor of Delphi for Apollo's greatest sanctuary, near Miletus.
Treasure chest.png Aphrodite Anadyomene
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Flag of Kos Kos Magna Graecia (DLC).png A work of the famed painter Apelles depicting the birth of Aphrodite from the sea, supposedly modeled on Alexander the Great's mistress Campaspe.
Treasure chest.png Battle of Issus
  • Pop freemen ratio.png +5% Local Freeman Desired Ratio
Flag of Macedon Macedon A work of the famed painter Philoxenus of Eretria, depicting Alexander the Great charging Darius III at the battle of Issus.
Treasure chest.png Lantern of Diogenes
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Flag of Sinope Sinope Magna Graecia (DLC).png A simple oil lamp said to have belonged to the Cynic philosopher Diogenes, used to search for an honest man by day.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Achilles
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Flag of Aeolia Aeolia Magna Graecia (DLC).png The resting place of the Iliad's greatest hero Achilles, and a center for his extensive cult.
Treasure architecture.png Icons of Daedalus
  • Pop citizen output.png +5% Local Citizen Output
Flag of Gelas Gelas Magna Graecia (DLC).png It is said that, after the fall of Icarus, Daedalus landed at Gela and crafted these statues for his cult.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Hippolytus
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
20px Troizen Magna Graecia (DLC).png The cult statue of the son of Theseus, who was murdered by his stepmother Phaedra after rejecting her advances.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Tomb of Alcathous
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Flag of Megara Megara Magna Graecia (DLC).png The body of King Alcathous, son of Pelops, who established Megara's temples and defenses.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Bones of Pelops
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Elis Elis Magna Graecia (DLC).png The remains of King Pelops of Pisa, son of Tantalus and father of Atrides, who started the Olympic games to honor his rival Oenomaus.
Treasure architecture.png Pillar of Oenomaus
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Elis Elis Magna Graecia (DLC).png A scorched wooden pillar, the only remains of the palace of King Oenomaus after the lightning strike accompanying his death.
Treasure architecture.png Philippeion Statues
  • Local pop promotion speed.png +5% Pop Promotion Speed
Flag of Elis Elis Magna Graecia (DLC).png A set of chryselephantine statues by Leochares depicting the family of Philip II and housed in the Philippeion at Olympia, the only structure dedicated to a human.
Treasure architecture.png Hercules of Lysippus
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Flag of Halikarnassos Halikarnassos A masterful bronze statue of the hero Hercules cast by the famous sculptor Lysippus.
Treasure architecture.png Hygieia of Tegea
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Flag of Tegea Tegea Magna Graecia (DLC).png A renowned statue of Hygieia carved by Scopas for the temple of Athena Alea at Tegea.
Treasure architecture.png Erotes of Scopas
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Flag of Megara Megara Magna Graecia (DLC).png A statue set of Pothos, Eros, and Himeros carved by Scopas for the temple of Aphrodite at Megara.
Treasure chest.png Ashes of Eumenes
  • Pop freemen happiness.png +5% Local Freeman Happiness
Flag of Thrace Thrace The remains of Eumenes of Cardia, Alexander the Great's general, executed by Antigonus after he was betrayed by the Silver Shields.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Aphrodite
  • Local pop promotion speed.png +10% Pop Promotion Speed
Flag of Phrygia Phrygia This marble statue of Aphrodite was once part of the cult center at Aphrodisias. It was made from marble from the nearby quarries and founded by the donations to the pilgrimage center itself.
Treasure chest.png Manalis Stones
  • Population capacity.png +5% Population Capacity
Flag of Phrygia Phrygia The two sacred Manalis Stones differ in their purpose but share a name. One of the stones is used to block the entrance to the underworld (Mundus Cereris), while the other is associated with the coming of rain.
Treasure chest.png Head of Orpheus
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +10% Local Citizen Happiness
Flag of Aeolia Aeolia This is what remains of the head of the Poet-Prophet Orpheus, a man who could charm anything alive with his music and poetry. In death the head is believed to have oracular properties.
Treasure chest.png Sybilline Books
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +10% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Rome Rome Brought to Rome by Tarquinius Superbus, its last king, the Sybilline books are a collection of oracular writings thought to be of help in times of great crisis.
Treasure chest.png History of Alexander
  • Research points.png +10% Local Research Points
Alexandreia (516), Flag of Egypt Egypt Composed by Cleitarchus, the historian, this is a recollection of the full life of Alexander the Great. It details the exploits of the great king as well as those of his generals.
Treasure chest.png Terrace Lions
  • Pop freemen output.png +10% Local Freeman Output
Delos (1835), Flag of Nesiotic League Nesiotic League 12 Lions guard the sacred way in Delos, in a similar way to how Sphinxes guard sacred roads in Egypt.

Kemetic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Sistrum of Hathor
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Tentyris (563), Flag of Egypt Egypt An superbly crafted faience sistrum, a hand-held percussion instrument, said to have been bequeathed to the temple of Hathor by the goddess of music herself.
Treasure chest.png Cippus of Horus
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Apollonopolis Megale (576), Flag of Egypt Egypt This exquisitely carved stela depicts young Horus supreme over all savage beasts, and is said to ward off dangerous creatures and cure their bites and stings.
Treasure architecture.png Theodosian Obelisk
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Thebai Hekatompyloi (569), Flag of Egypt Egypt A giant obelisk commissioned by the Pharaoh Thutmose III for the great temple at Karnak.
Treasure architecture.png Lateran Obelisk
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Thebai Hekatompyloi (569), Flag of Egypt Egypt Erected by the Pharaohs Thutmoses III and IV at the Great Amun temple at Karnak, this is one of the tallest obelisks ever constructed in Egypt.
Treasure architecture.png Flaminio Obelisk
  • Pop freemen output.png +5% Local Freeman Output
Helioupolis (501), Flag of Egypt Egypt This huge obelisk dating to the reigns of Pharaohs Sety and Ramesses II was erected in the city of Heliopolis.
Treasure chest.png Hemhem Crown of Egypt
  • Monthly food.png +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Memphis (500), Flag of Egypt Egypt The Crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt have been the symbol of royal rule along the Nile for millenia. This crown in particular was most recently worn by the Greek Pharaohs of Egypt, but similar crowns have been in use since the 18th dynasty.
Treasure chest.png Benben Stone
  • Population capacity.png +8 Population Capacity
Helioupolis (501), Flag of Egypt Egypt The divine, pyramid shaped, Benben stone, represents the primeval hill upon which Atum first landed. For centuries it was kept in the very center of the Ra temple at Heliopolis. This stone serves as a model for all Pyramidion's and the tips of Egyptian Obelisks.

Canaanite

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure architecture.png Lion-Headed Tanit
  • Local cohort recruit speed.png +5% Cohort Recruit Speed
Carthage (3256), Flag of Carthage Carthage Tanit is one of the most important deities among the Carthaginians, and is occasionally portrayed with a lion's head when they want to display her as a warrior goddess.
Treasure architecture.png Stele of Ba'al Hammon
  • Monthly food.png +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Thinissut (3244), Flag of Carthage Carthage Stelae are monuments seen across the Carthaginian world, simply as an offering to a deity or as a grave stone and offering both. Dedications to Ba'al Hammon, as one of the two most important deities in Carthage, were often a popular choice to carve into the stone.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Sarcophagus of Ahiram
  • Local building slot.png +2 City Building Slots
Gebal (766), Flag of Byblos Byblos This is the sarcophagus of an ancient king of Byblos, who once played an important role in the Phoenician world.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Youth
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Flag of Carthage Carthage A beautiful marble statue from Sicily, taken by Carthage in one of the many Sicilian Wars.
Treasure chest.png Sacred Fish of Atargatis
  • Population capacity.png +4 Population Capacity
Mabbog (807), Flag of Bambyce Bambyce This tank with sacred fish of Atargatis long adorned her sanctuary in Mabbog.
Treasure chest.png Elagabal Stone
  • Pop freemen output.png +10% Local Freeman Output
Heliopolitana (763), Flag of Phrygia Phrygia This conical black meteorite rock is believed to be inhabited by the Canaanite deity Elagabal, the God of the Mountain.

Zalmoxian

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Zalmoxis' Axe
  • Pop tribesmen happiness.png +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Tamasidava (4911), Flag of Getia Getia Zalmoxis is a philosopher, forefather, and divinity among the Thracians and Dacians, often portrayed with different weapons or tools.
Treasure chest.png Bronze Hand
  • Pop assimilation.png +0.05 Pop Assimilation Speed
Kardzhali (4310), Flag of Odrysia Odrysia The hand is recurring iconography for Sabazios, the Thracian horseman, and this particular piece is a beautiful work of bronze art.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Derzelas
  • Pop tribesmen happiness.png +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Odessos (4248), Flag of Thrace Thrace Magna Graecia (DLC).png A wooden cult statue of Derzelas, the Dacian god of the underworld, from his temple at Odessus.

Armazic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Chalice to Dali
  • Monthly food.png +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Brili (1749), Flag of Colchis Colchis This chalice has been used by hunters and local priests while they offer up sacrifices to the ancient huntress of the Iberian forests, Dali.
Treasure chest.png Necklace of Adgilis Deda
  • Civilization.png +3% Local Civilization Level
Kurus (5435), Flag of Albania Albania Adgilis Deda has often been portrayed as a deity wearing jewelry, and some myths say this was a necklace she was once willing to give away to one of her followers.
Treasure architecture.png Silver Idol of Ga
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Kamachia (1654), Flag of Albania Albania This idol is one of a pair of idols, of the two deities Ga and Gacim. It is said the two were fertility deities and fate-spinners, and both idols have been the focus of religious cults. The impressive silver idol has become noteworthy for its great artistry far beyond our borders.
Treasure sarcophagus.png Gold Idol of Gacim
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Meschistha-Harmozike (1676), Flag of Iberia Iberia This idol is one of a pair of idols, of the two deities Ga and Gacim. It is said the two were fertility deities and fate-spinners, and both idols have been the focus of religious cults. The beautiful gold idol is worth a fortune in its own right.

Chaldean

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Nabû
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Borsippa (919), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire This colossal statue represents Nabû, the Chaldean god of learning and wisdom, and was brought to Babylon from Borsippa once a year to pay respects to his father deity, Marduk.
Treasure chest.png Map of the World
  • Population capacity.png +10% Population Capacity
Sippar (910), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire This ancient clay tablet depicts the Mesopotamian world, with the city of Babylon at its center along with all the major cities of the two-river region.
Treasure architecture.png Ishtar Gate
  • Goods from slaves.png -1 Slaves needed for Local Surplus
Babylon (918), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire The walls of Babylon are adorned by a great processional gate in glazed blue, yellow and brown bricks. Built as a homage to Ishtar and the Babylonian gods by Nebuchadnezzar, the Ishtar Gate and the walls of Babylon are considered one of the seven wonders of the world by many.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Marduk
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +5% Primary Culture Happiness
Babylon (918), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire More than a statue representing a god, the golden statue of Marduk is believed to be the god himself. For centuries Babylonian kings recieved their crowns at the hands of this object.

Khaldic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Bronze Cauldron of Shivini
  • Commerce value.png +10% Commerce Value
Armaouira (1570), Flag of Armenia Armenia This beautiful bronze cauldron have been preserved since the glory days of the Urartu nation, with lifelike figures adorning it to this very day.
Treasure armor.png Helmet of Sarduri
  • Goods from slaves.png -1 Slaves needed for Local Surplus
Karchakhpyur (1591), Flag of Armenia Armenia This helmet is one of the few remains we have from the great king Sarduri of the Urartu people. Seeing the great works of art made in the ancient kingdom is an inspiration to anyone who beholds them.
Treasure chest.png Theispas Icon
  • Policy religious conversion.png +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Erebuni (1575), Flag of Armenia Armenia This bronze icon have been an important focus of the religious cult of Theispas in Erebuni for as long as anyone can remember.
Treasure chest.png Bone Figurines
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Ashtishat (994), Flag of Armenia Armenia These ancient bone figurines have adorned the temples and shrines around Ashtishat since the days of the Urartu culture, though the deities portrayed have long been forgotten.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Anahit
  • Local population growth.png +0.05% Local Population Growth
Eriza (1767), Flag of Armenia Armenia A great stone statue of the fertility goddess Anahit, housed in her temple at Eriza.

Cybelene

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Icon of Men
  • Research points.png +5% Local Research Points
Men Askaenos (1928), Flag of Phrygia Phrygia Men is a lunar god worshipped by the people of Anatolia, and this particular icon has long been the centerpiece of a cult to the deity.
Treasure architecture.png Ma Figure
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +3% State Religion Happiness
Komana (172), Flag of Cappadocia Cappadocia A cult figure of Ma, the mother goddess of the city of Komana.
Treasure chest.png Cybele Stone
  • Local building slot.png +2 City Building Slots
Pessinous (188), Flag of Phrygia Phrygia Born from stone, the mother godess Cybele is believed to inhabit this black iron rock. For centuries this stone has been worshipped as part of the Cybele cult in Phrygia.

Druidic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Altar to Glanis
  • Commerce value.png +10% Commerce Value
Avennio (2321), Flag of Vocontia Vocontia The old stone altar is dedicated to Glanis and the Glanicae, the deities associated with the spring in southern Gaul.
Treasure chest.png Sucellus' Jar
  • Monthly food.png +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Bibracte (2438), Flag of Aeduia Aeduia This ancient jar is associated with Sucellus, a local fertility deity around the lands of the Aeduia tribes.
Treasure armor.png Brigantias Spear
  • Local start experience.png +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Bremenium (2090), 20px Votadinia This spear has been associated with Brigantia for as long as anyone can remember, and the stories say it was handed down to the local tribe chiefs who passed it on to their descendants.

Iberic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure architecture.png Chimaera Statue
  • Manpower.png +5% Local Manpower
Arcus (1236), 20px Saguntinia This ancient statue is made of limestone, and has been a local cult focus among the Iberians since time immemorial.
Treasure architecture.png Statue of the Seated Matriarch
  • Commerce value.png +10% Commerce Value
Salaria (1287), 20px Oretania The polychrome statue is of a seated matriarch, made in the ancient past of Iberia. It is unclear if the statue is of a local deity that has disappeared since its creation, or a local matriarch of some importance.

Jewish

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Stone of Jacob
  • National tax +5% Local Tax
Jerusalem (687), Flag of Judea Judea The stone upon which the hebrew prophet Jacob once rested his head, before seeing visions of God in his sleep. It has been part of the House of God, Bet-El.

Zoroastrian

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure architecture.png Statue of Mithras
  • Unrest.png -0.50 Local Unrest
Trapezous (1734), Flag of Trapezous Trapezous Magna Graecia (DLC).png A cult statue of the Greco-Persian god Mithra, established on Mount Minthrion overlooking Trapezous.
Treasure chest.png Foundation Tablets of Darius
  • Happiness for same culture modifier.png +10% Primary Culture Happiness
Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire These tablets in gold are inscribed with a description of the great Achaemenid empire at its height under Darius the Great, king of kings, son of Hystaspes.
Treasure architecture.png Great Lamassu
  • Manpower.png +10% Local Manpower
Persepolis (4799), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire Guardians of the lost Achaemenid Empire, these two enormous protective deities in the form of a hybrid of a winged bull, a bird, and a human, once adorned the Gate of All Nations in Persepolis.
Treasure architecture.png Shahriar and the Lion
  • Fort defense.png +10% Local Fort Defense
Persepolis (4799), Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire This carving was once part of the palaces at Persepolis and depicts the struggle of the hero King Sharhriar against a supernatural winged lion. 'Ahuramazda helped me to defeat this land and restore order to him'
Treasure chest.png Golden Lion Rhyton
  • Pop citizen output.png +10% Local Citizen Output
Flag of Atropatene Atropatene This ancient rhyton in the form of an animal head is made out of solid gold and is said to date to the days of the Achaemenid Empire.'

Megalithic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure sarcophagus.png Stone of Sinifere
  • Pop tribesmen output.png +5% Local Tribesman Output
Bida (2134), Flag of Carthage Carthage Sinifere is a war god often called upon by the many Numidian and Mauretanian tribes across all of Libya. This stone used to be a part of a larger stone circle in the deity's honor.

Tuistic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Dog Figurine
  • Monthly state loyalty.png +0.05 Local Provincial Loyalty
Fletio (3844), Flag of Menapia Menapia This figurine is associated with the goddess Nehalennia, who were often portrayed or said to have a dog companion with her.
Treasure chest.png Cimbrian Silver Cauldron
  • Commerce value.png +10% Commerce Value
Herulia Borealis (3886), 20px Herulia This beautiful silver cauldron is a work of art unlike any other in the area where it was made, in the northern reaches of Cimbria.
Treasure chest.png Sun Chariot Figurine
  • Policy religious conversion.png +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Amsivaria (3836), Flag of Frisia Frisia The ancient figurine is a horse pulling a large bronze disk, beautifully engraved and made by the Cimbrians.
Treasure chest.png Sprig of Tyr
  • Pop tribesmen output.png +5% Local Tribesman Output
Tuliphurdum (3828), 20px Cheruscia This holy branch is said to have belonged to the god Tyr himself, as is kept in the holiest forest grove of the Cheruscians.
Treasure chest.png Fetters of the Forest
  • Pop tribesmen happiness.png +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Erbia (4768), 20px Lugia These ceremonial fetters are used to bind those who wish to descend into the holiest sacred groves, representing their subservience to the deity.

Heptadic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Warrior Image
  • Local start experience.png +5% Cohort Starting Experience
Timus (4545), Flag of Scythia Scythia This beautiful stone image was made by a smaller Scythian tribe in honor of their local war god, and now it has become a more important religious focus beyond their lands.
Treasure chest.png Scythian Altar
  • Pop tribesmen happiness.png +5% Local Tribesman Happiness
Mykon (5890), Flag of Sarmatia Sarmatia This Scythian altar was built up over the ages, with several tribes and generations contributing to its size and value with sacrifices, weaponry, and offerings.

Arabic

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Black Stone
  • Monthly food.png +10% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Makarabah (7575), Flag of Thamud Thamud The origin of this Black stone is unknown but it has been worshipped in the Kaaba in Arabia for longer than anyone can remember. Some say that it once fell from the sky and it has often been associated with fertility rituals.

Buddhist

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Relic of the Tooth of Buddha
  • Happiness for same religion modifier.png +5% State Religion Happiness
Flag of Kalinga Kalinga This most revered relic is said to consist of one of the teeth of Buddha, saved by his desciple Khema from the funeral pyre.
Treasure chest.png Hair of Buddha
  • Pop citizen happiness.png +5% Local Citizen Happiness
Gaya (4444), Flag of Maurya Maurya This relic contains strands of hair from Buddha, born by his desciples Trapusa and Bahalika to the reliquary of Girihandu.

Hindu

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure architecture.png Lion Capital
  • Policy religious conversion.png +5% Pop Conversion Speed
Ujjayini (4475), Flag of Maurya Maurya Made to be the crowning piece of a great pillar, this capital depicts four lions standing on a base with reliefs of bulls, lions and an elephant, it is crowned by a wheel of Dharma.

Matrist

Name Modifier Starting Location DLC Description
Treasure chest.png Spring Idols
  • Monthly food.png +5% Local Monthly Food Modifier
Venedicana (4865), 20px Galindia These three idols are associated with one of the sacred groves in Venedia, and each of them symbolize a different deity: spring, thunder, and death.

Event created

Name Modifier Source DLC Description
Treasure armor.png Director's Cuirass
  • Pop slaves output.png +10% National Slave Output
The Friendship with ['friend_target'.GetFirstName] event An intricately crafted set of ringmail armor, this cuirass clearly must have belonged to someone with a fondness for battering rams.
Treasure architecture.png Ancient Fertility Figurine
  • Local population growth.png +0.10% Local Population Growth
The Demodamas the Explorer event This swollen statue is crafted of clay, and depicts a vast woman blessed with years of bountiful harvests and the adulation of her long-dead worshipers.
Treasure chest.png Whale-Fat Candles
  • Unrest.png -1.00 Local Unrest
The Demodamas the Expert Explorer event These candles are said to have originated from a land well beyond the Indus, and must have travelled for leagues to reach the known world. They menace with spikes of whale fat.
Treasure armor.png Hibernian Chainmail
  • Fort defense.png +10% Local Fort Defense
The Demodamas the Legendary Explorer event Purported to hail from the far off island of Hibernia, the legend surrounding this chain-mail suggests that the king who bore it, held invaders at bay for over a year, whilst barricaded inside his hill fort.
Treasure chest.png Hoard of Arethusa
  • National tax +10% Local Tax
The The Fountain of Arethousa event Magna Graecia (DLC).png Syracusan coinage has long depicted the likeness of their patron nymph Arethusa, and the mintings are considered among the most beautifully crafted in the world.