Polynesian events

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This is a list of events for countries with Maori, Melanesian, or Polynesian as primary culture. Some missions are only available for specific countries.[1]

Polynesian generic events[edit]

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Msg event.pngSacred Area Needs a Clearing

The exuberance of our land brings us several blessings, but this time, in part due to our carelessness, the forest has almost eaten our [Root.GetPolynesianSacredArea]. Many in our community feel like the place is not tapu or sacred anymore and that [Root.Monarch.GetName] should do something about it.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Has at least 1 province with a Latin temple.png Temple
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We will send some men to clear the area and make it tapu again.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 50 ducats
Event button 547.png
Why would we care? It is just a place with less trees.
  • Clergy.png Clergy loses 10 loyalty
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige


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Msg event.pngDances Gone Wrong

During one of our many celebrations, while the dancers were performing the traditional [Root.GetPolynesianDance], a fight has started. Accusations of jealousy have been thrown between two dancers. While the matter should not have been anything but an anecdote, it has escalated quite fast and the families of the dancers have started to face each other. Before blood is spilled, [Root.Monarch.GetName] acts.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Side with one of the dancers.
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 10 legitimacy
Event button 547.png
Try to solve it diplomatically.
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power


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Msg event.pngThe Disappeared Fly Whisk

All across the Polynesian Triangle, fly whisks are used for ceremonial purposes by our high ranking chiefs. Today our ruler [Root.Monarch.GetName] will be the center of a ceremony but [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] fly whisk has disappeared and servants cannot find it. There is no time to make another one as the ceremony is about to start. This will cause a great turmoil if not solved.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Look for a replacement, nobody will realize.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 10 ducats
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige
Event button 547.png
We will lose face if we treat our subjects as fools.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 15 prestige


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Msg event.pngKava Culture

By watering the dried roots of the kava plant we get an hallucinogenic beverage called Kava too. Kava is a central part of most ceremonies all across the Polynesian Triangle and it is a highly ritualized act which follows a strict set of rules and order. As the process of creation of this beverage is not set in stone, the results could vary a lot, leading to different outcomes. The last celebration we had with some important members of our own and neighbouring societies was a total success due to the high quality Kava we served. Our fame as hosts has been greatly improved.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “A Great Celebration”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
This is a good chance to make new friends.
  • Gain country modifier “A Great Celebration” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +1 Diplomatic reputation
    • Improve relations.png +20% Improve relations


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Msg event.pngHigh Quality Tapa Cloth

Tapa cloth is a barkcloth made by most groups in the Pacific area. Tapa cloth can be used for several things, specially clothing, but also to create beautiful ornaments that can be very demanded for their quality. Tapa can be decorated and dyed and it is extracted from paper mulberry tree. In every village or hamlet, the sound of bark being beaten to create the tapa is a constant. Our tapa has become highly demanded lately due to its quality.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “High Quality Tapa Cloth”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
This is a good chance to make wealth.
  • Gain country modifier “High Quality Tapa Cloth” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Yearly tax income.png +12 Tax income


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Msg event.pngAssassination Attempt

Sennit is a type of cordage made of dried fibres, mostly from coconut husk, or grass that is used all across the region to make different types of cloth, specially hats, but also as an important element for traditional architecture, boat building, fishing or ornamentation. One would not think of this as a tool for death, but the human brain is very creative and using a sennit to strangle our ruler [Root.Monarch.GetName] was the option thought by the attacker.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months
Modifiers

  • Stability.png Stability is at least +1: ×1.5
  • Stability.png Stability is at least +2: ×1.5
  • Stability.png Stability is at least +3: ×1.5
  • Average National unrest.png unrest in provinces is at least 2: ×0.5
  • Average National unrest.png unrest in provinces is at least 5: ×0.5
  • Average National unrest.png unrest in provinces is at least 10: ×0.5

Event button 547.png
Kill him.
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 5 legitimacy


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Msg event.pngThe Stargazers

Event trigger.png The description below is one of several available for this event.

The following description is used if:

  • None of:
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
The sky is full of stars that form different shaped that resemble things and have a use for our sailors: the Manaiakalani or The Chief's Fishline looks like Maui's fishhook; Heiheionakeiki is used to navigate to Tahiti; and Ke Ka o Makali'i or The Canoe Bailer of Makali'i represents a bowl pouring onto the horizon... People knowing them are useful for the community.

The following description is used if:

  • Primary culture is Melanesian
The sky is full of stars that form different shaped that resemble things and have a use for our sailors. People knowing them are useful for the community.''

 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Knowledge is always welcome.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 50% chance of:
      • Gain skill 1 Navigator advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 35% chance of:
      • Gain skill 2 Navigator advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 15% chance of:
      • Gain skill 3 Navigator advisor (50% cheaper to employ)


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Msg event.pngThe Pig Wars

When our ancestors colonized these islands, they brought two animals to eat: chicken and pigs. Pigs are traditionally valued as they are not only delicious, but a big source of meat and owning several of them is a way to show power. Two groups of people have come to [Root.Monarch.GetName] to accuse the other side of stealing pigs from them. This is a hot topic for several reasons, and our ruler might want to act.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “We Chose a Side in the Pig Wars”
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “We Chose Neutrality in the Pig Wars”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We'll choose a side.
  • Gain country modifier “We Chose a Side in the Pig Wars” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • National unrest.png +2 National unrest
Event button 547.png
It's only pigs.
  • Gain country modifier “We Chose Neutrality in the Pig Wars” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Stability cost modifier.png +10% Stability cost modifier


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Msg event.pngMemories of Hawaiki

According to our legends, before we arrived these shores, our people were native to a place called Hawaiki, where all of us come from. Even for others it is also the underworld where our deads go and dwell. In any case, they were happy and food was abundant so our people sometimes miss that place they have never been to. There is an unnatural attraction to that lost homeland.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

1800 months


Event button 547.png
That place sounds like heaven.
  • Gain 100 government reform progress


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Msg event.pngA Sweet Menace

Sugarcane was brought by our ancestors in our wakas or canoes and has been planted and used extensively by our communities. But with us, an undesired guest also came: the rats. While our dogs are ready to fight them, on this ocasion, the number or rats seems to be out of control and we have suffered great losses in our sugar fields. The community is concerned and has come to beg for help. As rulers, we have to give them an answer.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Sugarcane Lost to Rats”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We have to do something, release the hounds!
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 25 ducats
Event button 547.png
I do not think we can do much.
  • Gain country modifier “Sugarcane Lost to Rats” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Production efficiency.png −5% Production efficiency


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Msg event.pngThe Best Friend

Since the settlement of the first islands, dogs have been by our side as companions, but also as food. Pretty much every islander group has their own breed of dog: the Poi in Hawai'i, the Kuri in Aotearoa, or those in Tahiti. When a source of food is needed, dogs are not always the first to fall, but they are fed with vegetables or fish so they are ready.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Dogs are a good source of food.
  • One random owned province:
    • One of the following at random:
      • 25% chance of:
        • Gain Base tax.png 1 base tax
      • 75% chance of:


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Msg event.pngThe Waka Race

Our people have used wakas or canoes to settle this part of the world and wakas are central to our culture in one way or the other. Competitions are also an easy way to have our people entertained and also a good way to keep our community fit. One group of rowers has challenged another to a race and news of the event has spread quickly across the area. Even [Root.Monarch.GetName] has approached the shore to watch the race. Bets have naturally arisen.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
A little betting will not hurt.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 25% chance of:
      • Gain Gold Icon.png 100 ducats
    • 75% chance of:
      • Lose Gold Icon.png 25 ducats
Event button 547.png
We will not lose wealth in this foolish manner.

(Nothing)


id

Msg event.pngNo Husked Candlenut to Be Found

Tattoos are a common way to cover our bodies and are always drawn by master tattooists that have an important role in our societies. The ink, called kukui in the Hawaiian Islands or tuitui in Samoa, is made by burning the oily kernel of the husked candlenut and the black soot is collected. For some reason, those husked candlenuts have become scarce and nobody is able to find them anywhere.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “No Husked Candlenut”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Without it our tattooists cannot work. Bring them from other islands if needed.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 25 ducats
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige
Event button 547.png
We can live with this.
  • Gain country modifier “No Husked Candlenut” for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • Prestige decay.png +1% Prestige decay


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Msg event.pngA Floating Gift

A new ship has been gifted to our ruler. The artisans that built it are not rich but wanted to give a nice present to [Root.Monarch.GetName] for [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] rule. They will be given presents back, as the tradition commands.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months
Modifiers

  • None of:
    • Navy is at least Naval forcelimit.png 20% of force limit: ×0.5
  • None of:
    • Navy is at least Naval forcelimit.png 60% of force limit: ×0.5
  • Navy is at least Naval forcelimit.png 90% of force limit: ×4
  • Stability.png Stability is at least +3: ×0.9

Event button 547.png
Our fleet grows strong.
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Has a port
    • Create a Light ship.png light ship belonging to Our country


id

Msg event.pngThe Young Army

During the last days, warriors have gathered in one of our provinces and sworn loyalty to [Root.Monarch.GetName], willing to serve in the army. Wheter we want to protect our people or expand our realm, these people will be of great help.
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
    • Primary culture is Maori
    • Primary culture is Melanesian
    • Primary culture is Polynesian
Mean time to happen

600 months
Modifiers

  • None of:
    • Army size is at least 20% of force limit: ×0.5
  • None of:
    • Army size is at least 60% of force limit: ×0.5
  • Army size is at least 90% of force limit: ×4
  • Stability.png Stability is at least +3: ×0.9

Event button 547.png
New recruits are always nice.
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Has a port
    • An infantry regiment loyal to Our country spawns

Fijian Events[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Ai Lakovi

The Ai Lakovi or formal engagement is an important moment in the Fijian culture. Traditionally, the man presents a Tabua or whale's tooth as a gift to her future spouse, but this is not a strict rule. [Root.Monarch.GetName] is about to get married and insists on gifting [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] new consort a specially luxurious tabua. State coffers might suffer because of this.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Getting a new consort (Base weight: 25/1025)


Event button 547.png
Our consort deserves the best.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 50 ducats
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
Event button 547.png
We just need to present the tabua.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 25 ducats


id

Msg event.pngWarlord

After a bloody war, our nation has emerged victorious. Several warriors are held captive in our homeland and it is time to decide what to do with them. Our warlord has the last word. Whatever [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] decides will be done. Of course, the price is not cheap and other people can feel like they could be next.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Winning a war against From


Event button 547.png
Their courage will be respected.
  • Lose Stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain country modifier “Warlord” for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • Morale of armies.png +10% Morale of armies
Event button 547.png
They fought well and we want to keep the peace.
  • Gain Stability.png 1 stability


id

Msg event.pngKalou's Emissary

Fijian society is closely interwoven with religion and the adoration of the Kalou or gods. As taboos or tabus are so common, that affect who we marry, what we eat, where we lay... governing our every action from the cradle-mat to the grave, [Root.Monarch.GetName] has decided that We need a holy man by our side
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Melanesian
  • Religion is Animism Animist
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Let's look among these candidates.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 50% chance of:
      • Gain skill 1 Theologian advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 35% chance of:
      • Gain skill 2 Theologian advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 15% chance of:
      • Gain skill 3 Theologian advisor (50% cheaper to employ)


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Msg event.pngAccusations of Practicing Witchcraft

Witchcraft or Draunikau as some refer to is a common way to communicate with the spirits and get favours in return. While many people practice it, even among the Betes or priests, it is viewed as suspicious by most and the practice of it is done stealthily in most cases. Gossips that [Root.Monarch.GetName] practices it has run free all across the realm.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Melanesian
  • Religion is Animism Animist
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
This gossip must end.
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
Event button 547.png
Everyone does, perhaps we should normalize it.
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • Clergy.png Clergy loses 10 loyalty


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Msg event.pngLiving Target

Our heir needs to be a great warrior if [Root.Heir.GetSheHe] wants to lead our people one day. It is a tradition among our people to practice archery skills against a living target, usually a severely injured captive of war. By allowing our children to aim at a living target, we ensure that their skills are good for future wars. In this occasion, our heir is among those children. This will make a warrior of [Root.Heir.GetHerHim]
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Melanesian
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Has an heir
  • Heir is at least 8 years old
  • None of:
    • Heir is at least 15 years old
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Our heir must practice.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 75% chance of:
    • 25% chance of:
      • Heir gains Military power.png 1 military skill

Hawaiian Events[edit]

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Msg event.pngMenehune People

According to our legends, before our people arrived these shores, the islands of this archipielago belonged to a dwarf people called Menehune. These people are described as superb craftspeople and the builders of many of our fishponds, who work tirelessly during the nights. Only children and those connected to them somehow are able to see them. Today, a man has come to the village claiming that he saw them.
 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Perhaps they exist after all.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 5% chance of:
      • Trigger country event “Menehune Blessing”
    • 95% chance of:
      • Nothing
Event button 547.png
Leave all that nonsense to children and naive people.
  • Gain Administrative power.png 5 administrative power


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Msg event.pngMenehune Blessing

During the night, our ruler [Root.Monarch.GetName] has been seen entering the woods. Some guards tried to stop [Root.Monarch.GetHerHim], but with a gesture of the hand, [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] told them to leave [Root.Monarch.GetHerHim] alone. A few hours later, [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] came back with a big smile in [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] face.
'I talked to a Menehune tonight' [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] claimed. True or false, since that day everything has been better in the realm.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The event “Menehune People” option “Perhaps they exist after all.”


Event button 547.png
They exist.
  • Gain country modifier “Menehune Blessing” for the rest of the game, giving the following effects:
    • Monarch administrative skill +1 Monarch administrative skill
    • Monarch diplomatic skill +1 Monarch diplomatic skill
    • Monarch military skill +1 Monarch military skill


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Msg event.pngKu Demands a Sacrifice

Our realm is going through a terrible time and things only get worse day by day. The priests or kahunas have it clear, Ku is angry with us and demands a sacrifice. The preparations are being carried on in the Luakini, the temple or heiau dedicated to the war where sacrifices are done, by the priests of Ku. Only the ali'i, the nobility, and the kahuna serving Ku will be allowed in the ceremony.
 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

60 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Stability.png Stability is at least −2
Event button 547.png
We will make sacrifices to appease the feathered god.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 50 ducats
  • Gain Stability.png 1 stability

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Stability.png Stability is at least −2
Event button 547.png
Sacrifices are not the answer and we will not saciate Ku's thirst of blood.
  • Lose Stability.png 1 stability


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Msg event.pngA Special Makahiki Festival

Lono's priests or Kahunas claim that the god himself have communicated with them and that if we make the proper preparations a blessing directly from the god will cover our realm. As the god of agriculture and peace, we can be blessed with better crops and a longer time of peace. What shall we do?
 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Stability.png Stability is at least +2
  • Has country modifier “Makahiki”
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Lono's Blessing”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
An offering will be done in the Mapele, or temple dedicated to Lono.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 100 ducats
  • Gain country modifier “Lono's Blessing” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Goods produced modifier.png +10% Goods produced modifier
Event button 547.png
We have been fine so far, we will be fine.
  • 50% chance of:
    • Lose Stability.png 1 stability


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Msg event.pngVolcano Erupting

Our islands are incredibly fertile and plants grow withe ease. But from time to time, the Gods put a test of faith to our people, the Earth becomes angry and the volcanoes that form our islands throw lava that covers our fields. Normally, the mountain warns us and few lives are lost, but plants around them are not that lucky. In the next months, we will need to adapt to the losses and wait for plants to regrow stronger.
 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
The gods want it this way.
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Is in Northern Polynesia area
    • Gain Devastation.png 5 devastation


id

Msg event.pngMakahiki is Here

The Makahiki is one of the most important periods for our people, when the Makali'i or Pleiades rise in the horizon and the next crescent moon arrives, the New Year season starts. During this period, we thank Lono for his blessings and the Kanaka Maoli or hawaiians celebrate it. Warfare and labour are prohibited during these four months. People play games, attend religious ceremonies where animals are sacrificed and rulers are proven their worth. All the social classes have their tests done to them in some ways and succeding not only bring personal glory, but also to their lineage.
 
Trigger conditions Is triggered only by

{{{triggered only}}}


Event button 547.png
The New Year starts.
  • Gain country modifier “Makahiki” for 120 days, giving the following effects:
    • Stability cost modifier.png −25% Stability cost modifier
    • Stability hit to declare war +1 Stability hit to declare war
    • Development cost.png +100% Development cost
    • National unrest.png −2 National unrest

Maori Events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngRoyal Tangihanga

The body, or Tupapaku, of our heir will be mourned by the Iwi in the communal house, the Wharenui. This mourning will go on in this sacred place, or Marae, for three days. During this period people from all around will come to visit and show their respect. In honor of the Tupapaku we will hold a welcoming dance, and after the night of ending or Po Whakamatunga, we will bury the body and hold a final Hakari feast.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Heir dying


Event button 547.png
We will keep it simple. It is not time to boast about our richness.

(Nothing)

Event button 547.png
We should have an elaborated Tangihanga.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 10 ducats
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige


id

Msg event.pngKaitiakitanga

We are one with nature and we must live in harmony with it. It is the duty of all Maori to protect everything under the sky as the gods command. Polluting a river, choping down a whole forest or plundering a place from its resources goes against this guardianship. Our priests usually decide to make some areas tapu or sacred in order to keep them protected and away from excesive use. These decisions, while undoubtedly positive in the long term, can be a problem in the short one.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Maori
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Kaitiakitanga”
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We cannot stop progress and the wellbeing of our people.
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
        • Is in Te Ika a Maui Hauauru area
        • Is in Te Ika a Maui Waho area
        • Is in Te Waipounamu area
    • Gain Devastation.png 5 devastation
Event button 547.png
We are all Kaitiaki or guardians, it is our allegiance to the gods.
  • Gain country modifier “Kaitiakitanga” for 10 years, giving the following effects:
    • Development cost.png +50% Development cost


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Msg event.pngWhakapapa

Whakapapa represents the origins of a person, the lineage that person belongs to. Whakapapa is recited as an introduction or Mihimihi, specially in important situations. A neighboring ruler has put in doubt the veracity of the Whakapapa of our ruler. Many among our people insist that this insult cannot be ignored.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Maori
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
They will pay in blood with the might of our warriors.
  • One random known country:
    • Limited to:
      • Primary culture is Maori
      • None of:
        • Previously mentioned country has at least Opinion.png +50 opinion towards this country
    • Gain Diplomatic Insult casus belli against Previously mentioned country for 12 months
Event button 547.png
Their words are empty for our leader. Nothing will be done.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 50 legitimacy


id

Msg event.pngA Special Matariki

The New Year or Matariki has arrived, the group of stars we also called Matariki and Puanga, or Pleiades and Rigel as the Pakeha or europeans call them, have risen on the horizon and a new cycle begins. It is the time of the year when we prepare the grounds; make offerings to the gods, specially Rongo; remember our loved ones that are not among us and teach our youngsters about the land. Priests have announced that the omens are really good and that this will be an excelent year.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Maori
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “A Special Matariki”
  • At least one of:
    • Month is at least May
    • Month is at least June
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
Praise the gods!
  • Gain country modifier “A Special Matariki” for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • All power costs.png −10% All power costs


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Msg event.pngThe Koha

Our ruler has been gifted by a friend with plenty of goods or Koha after hosting him and his family for a few days. The Utu, the balance and harmony that governs our lifes, forces us to repaid this free and spontaneous gesture. This gift exchange will bond our ruler's family and that of his friend to keep on exchanging gifts in the future but will also strenghten their relationship.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Maori
Mean time to happen

600 months


Immediate effects
  • Gain Gold Icon.png 25 ducats

Event button 547.png
This has caught us off guard and we cannot reciprocate.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige
Event button 547.png
While the tradition dictates that the our gift must be of bigger value, will they really realize it?
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 25 ducats
Event button 547.png
We are bond by the Utu. Their Koha will be doubly repaid.
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 50 ducats

Samoan Events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngSiva Afi Gone Wrong

An emissary from Tonga came to us a few days ago. During all this time, we have treated him with great honor, as we are great hosts. In his last night among us, [Root.Monarch.GetName] has invited some dancers to perform the fire dance or Siva Afi. This dance consists on some dancers, usually warriors, that cover their Nifo Oti, our traditional serrated-edged war clubs, with towels and set them on fire. It is a very traditional and iconic part of our culture. To our surprise, the dance has been accompanied with some kind of acting. The story talked about the time when our people got rid of our former Tongan overlords after attacking their governor during a Siva Afi dance. Everyone can see the tongan emissary getting angry. This will be a problem.
 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

80 months


Event button 547.png
Tonga will not be happy.
  • Flag of Tonga Tonga:
    • Gain Diplomatic Insult casus belli against Flag of Samoa Samoa for 12 months


id

Msg event.pngCoward Heir

A male tattoo or Pe'a is a central part of our culture and are associated with the rites of passage for men. [Root.Heir.GetName] has come to age and he will receive a Pe'a so he can stop being telefua or naked. During the preparations, [Root.Heir.GetName] shows confidence despite receiving a Pe'a being known as very painful. That confidence swiftly fades as the tufuga ta tatau or master tattooist starts. He cannot endure the pain and runs away. He has only a small mark, a Pe'a mutu, the mark of shame. Even if the Pe'a is finished some day, some will never consider him a Soga'imiti and respected for his courage.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Is Flag of Samoa Samoa
  • Has an heir
  • Does not have a female heir
  • Heir is at least 15 years old
Mean time to happen

120 months


Event button 547.png
He has brought shame to our family.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Heir loses 10 claim strength


id

Msg event.pngHistoric 'Ava

The 'Ava ceremony is one of the most important custom of our people. It is a solemn ritual where kava, or 'ava as we call it, beverage is shared and includes speeches and oratory. In this ocasion, several tribal chiefs have been invited and other notables of our realm. 'Ava is made from dried roots and mixed with water and shared among the celebrants. Our guests are clearly enjoying the celebration and we might want to take advantage of their good mood.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Historic 'Ava”
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Is Flag of Samoa Samoa
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We did not expect this success.
  • Gain country modifier “Historic 'Ava” for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • National unrest.png −1 National unrest
    • Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png +5% Burghers loyalty equilibrium
    • Clergy loyalty equilibrium.png +5% Clergy loyalty equilibrium
    • Nobility loyalty equilibrium.png +5% Nobility loyalty equilibrium


id

Msg event.pngA Tufuga for the Court

The Tufuga are the craftsmen that have achieved the highest rank in skill and knowledge in our society. Since the position is very prestigious, contracting their services will be of great help for our nation. What kind of Tufuga should we invite?
 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
We will look for a Tufuga fau fale or master house builder.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 50% chance of:
      • Gain skill 1 Artist advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 35% chance of:
      • Gain skill 2 Artist advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 15% chance of:
      • Gain skill 3 Artist advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
Event button 547.png
A Tufuga fau va'a or master navigator is what we want.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 50% chance of:
      • Gain skill 1 Naval Reformer advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 35% chance of:
      • Gain skill 2 Naval Reformer advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 15% chance of:
      • Gain skill 3 Naval Reformer advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
Event button 547.png
The job is for a good Tufuga ta tatau or master tattooist.
  • One of the following at random:
    • 50% chance of:
      • Gain skill 1 Philosopher advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 35% chance of:
      • Gain skill 2 Philosopher advisor (50% cheaper to employ)
    • 15% chance of:
      • Gain skill 3 Philosopher advisor (50% cheaper to employ)


id

Msg event.pngThe Fa'amatai System

The chiefly system or Fa'amatai is a decentralized way of government traditional in Samoa. It allows the Tama-a-Aiga or Sons of the Families, the four major title holders of the islands to lead over the royal families in Samoa. Every ruler of these islands has held one of these titles. This system has granted us a great degree of stability but it is also a block to total power.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Curent ruler dying


Event button 547.png
We will respect the traditions.
  • Gain ruler modifier “Respected the Fa'amatai System” for the rest of the game, giving the following effects:
    • Stability cost modifier.png −25% Stability cost modifier
Event button 547.png
This system is oldfashioned and goes against our interests.
  • Gain ruler modifier “Ended the Fa'amatai System” for the rest of the game, giving the following effects:
    • Technology cost.png −5% Technology cost
    • National unrest.png +1 National unrest

Tongan Events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngThe Royal Tatatau

Despite most Tongan men being heavily tattooed, our rulers are usually not. That's due to the high rank our ruler has, which means that nobody can touch him. To avoid this limitation, it is traditional to go to Samoa to be tattooed.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Curent ruler dying


Event button 547.png
We will visit Samoa to be tattooed as it is the custom.
  • Flag of Samoa Samoa gains opinion modifier “Tongan King was Tattooed in Samoa” (Opinion.png +50 Opinion / −2 Yearly decay) towards this country
Event button 547.png
Samoa has nothing to offer us.
  • Flag of Samoa Samoa gains opinion modifier “Tongan King Rejected Samoan Tattoo” (Opinion.png −25 Opinion / +5 Yearly decay) towards this country


id

Msg event.pngA Second Ha'amonga 'a Maui

Some generations ago, Tu'itatui, the eleventh Tu'i Tonga, erected the Ha'amonga 'a Maui or The Burden of Maui, a giant coral limestone supported by another two not smaller ones forming something similar to a gate, in honor of his two sons. Our ruler [Root.Monarch.GetName] wishes to have a similar structure built to honor his children, as [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] is quite moved by the story, despite its obvious cost. What shall be done?
 
Trigger conditions
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Is Flag of Tonga Tonga
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
All hail [Root.Monarch.GetName]!
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 100 ducats
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige
Event button 547.png
We cannot afford that, even if [Root.Monarch.GetName] gets angry.
  • Lose Stability.png 1 stability


id

Msg event.pngWood Carving Experts

Our craftsmen are skilled in the art of wood carving. Not only are they experts in creating common tools such as head rests or kali, food bowls, cult images or weapons, but they are also well known all across the pacific for their skill at inlaying pearl-shell or ivory in wood. Fijians love to treasure our war clubs. We have to take advantage of that love for our crafts.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Tongan-Fijian Trade”
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Is Flag of Tonga Tonga
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
This will greatly benefit us.
  • Gain country modifier “Tongan-Fijian Trade” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Cost to promote mercantilism.png −10% Cost to promote mercantilism


id

Msg event.pngRoyal Mound Desecrated

During a celebration, the oldest son of an influential clan's leader has drunk too much and desecrated unwillingly the tomb of one of our dead kings. This is a big insult and the youngster knows that. Despite his beggings and promises to repaid the harm done, some voices advice [Root.Monarch.GetName] to kill him to clean the shame for the dynasty. Of course, there are others fearing a possible uprising from his clan should we kill their future ruler.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Religion is Animism Animist
  • Is Flag of Tonga Tonga
Mean time to happen

1800 months


Event button 547.png
Despite his remorse, he has to die.
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Stability.png 1 stability
  • One of the following at random:
    • 100% chance of:
      • Province Tonga (1989):
        • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 1) rise in revolt (gaining 1 progress towards their next uprising)
Event button 547.png
We are in no position to risk a civil war right now.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 10 legitimacy


id

Msg event.pngFijian War Canoes

Our homeland is rich in many resources, but it lacks the needed amount of big trees to build big war canoes. Luckily for us, the islands of Fiji are close to us and their canoe building skills are legendary. We should strenghten the commerce with those islands to mantain our navy strong.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier “Fijian War Canoes”
    • Has country modifier “Fijian War Canoes”
  • Is Flag of Tonga Tonga
Mean time to happen

600 months


Event button 547.png
The price is acceptable.
  • Gain country modifier “Fijian War Canoes” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Naval maintenance modifier.png +25% Naval maintenance modifier
Event button 547.png
We cannot afford it now.
  • Gain country modifier “Fijian War Canoes” for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • Naval forcelimit.png −50% Naval forcelimit modifier

Easter Egg Events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngA Strange Creature

Our ruler Lilo has come back from her daily walk around our beautiful island. By her side a small, blueish creature walks clumsily, grabbing her hand. Nobody has ever seen a creature like that, but neither anyone dares to speak about it. The creature cannot stop babbling as if it was plotting something.
 
Trigger conditions Is triggered only by

Nothing. This event can't happen


Event button 547.png
What do the Gods mean with this?

(Nothing)


id

Msg event.pngA Strange Advisor

After a long trip, our queen Moana has come back to our shores accompanied by a tall and muscular man, covered in tattoos. Now, she is always seen in this man's company and apparently listens to his advice. Perhaps it is time to invite him to the court, despite the gossip about him.
 
Trigger conditions Is triggered only by

Nothing. This event can't happen


Event button 547.png
Is he Maui?
  • Gain skill 3 Philosopher advisor named Unknown Man


  1. See /Europa Universalis IV/events/PolynesianEvents.txt