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Kingdom rankPalembang
Primary culture
Sumatran (Malay)

Capital province
Palembang (622)

Autocracy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Sumatran ideas

For Muslim countries with Primary culture.png Sumatran primary culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Production efficiency
+15% Trade range

Trade efficiency.png Reliance on Trade

+10% Trade efficiency

Missionary strength.png Porch of Mecca

+2% Missionary strength

Light ship combat ability.png Spice Pirates

+10% Light ship combat ability
+15% Privateer efficiency

Advisor cost.png Center of Scholarship

−15% Advisor costs

Merchants.png Merchants of the Indian Ocean

+1 Merchant

Prestige.png Legacy of Srivijaya

+1 Yearly prestige

Naval force limit modifier.png Rule of the Sea

+25% Naval force limit modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+20% Fort defense

Palembang is a small two-province monarchy situated near the southern tip of Sumatra in the East Indies. They follow the Shafi'i school Shafi'i school of Sunni Islam and are eligible to form Flag of Malaya Malaya.



As country with a Malay culture Palembang can form Malaya.


 Form Malaya

Unify all Malayan provinces in the region under one strong ruler.

Potential requirements

  Malaya does not exist.

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it:


The country:


The country:

  • changes to   Malaya.
  • gains  25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on the areas:
    • Kutai, Brunei, Kalimantan, Aceh, Riau, Batak, Minangkabau, Lampung, Malaya, and Malacca.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 10 years with the following effects:
    •   −0.05 Monthly autonomy change,
    •   +1 National unrest.

If   Malaya:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a   kingdom.


Palembang uses the generic set of missions with the regional Asian missions.



 Piracy in Palembang

Palembang has fallen far from its time as capital of the great Srivijaya empire. The city has been abandoned by the collapsed Majapahit kingdom and for decades has been plagued by Chinese pirates who use the port as a base for their smuggling operations. When Admiral Zheng He weighed anchor in the city during his expeditions, he drove out the pirates and appointed Shi Jinqing to rule the city. But Zheng He and Shi Jinqing are now dead, and the pirates have to begun to gather once again. Left unchecked they will surely attempt to retake seize the city.

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is before 1446.

Mean time to happen

1 months

A pirate's life for me!


  • becomes a   republic.
  • enacts the “Pirate Republic” government reform.
  • gets a new ruler:
  • gains  50 republican tradition.
  • obtains new  missions (which are piratical missions).
They will find no refuge in our city.


  • loses  1 stability.


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The Spice Must Flow
Form the nation of Malaya.
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