Introduced in DLC
|Date of birth||1410|
|Date of death||1471|
Pachacuti (1438-1471/1472) was the ninth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cuzco which he transformed into the Inca Empire. He is the Inca leader in Civ5 and he was added as DLC, along with Isabella of Spain and a scenario (Conquest of the New World) on December 16, 2010.
Pachacuti speaks a form of Quechua, likely Modern Quechua which has many different forms often considered separate languages. The emperor uses some Spanish influenced words like "imperio". He is on a throne with Machu Picchu in the background. Concept art showed men carrying him on his sedan chair.
Unique Unit: Slinger
Unique Building: Terrace Farm
Unique Ability: Great Andean Road
Voice Actor: We do not have this information at this time.
AI Pachacuti generally favors building many cities and also constructing wonders.
Pachacuti in the hands of the player has a lot of potential for different strategies; domination because hill movement is strategically important. Science, culture and diplomatic victories work well too because terrace farms can turn a city in to a powerhouse to pump more science/culture/gold than anyone else's city.
Pachacuti was the ninth ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco, who during his reign expanded the tiny kingdom into an expansive empire- Tawantinsuyu. Pachacuti’s Incan Empire stretched from modern-day Chile to Ecuador, including most of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina, and laid the foundation for an even larger Incan Empire to come.
Ascension to the ThroneEdit
Pachacuti was the son of the Inca Virococha, second in line for the throne after his older brother Urco. The kingdom of Cusco, at this point, was rather small and continuously threatened by the neighboring Chancas tribe. Not much is known of Pachacuti’s early life, that until he got a chance to impress his father during one of the Chancas’ invasions. While his father and brother fled the battlefield, Pachacuti rallied the remaining army and not only won the day, but squashed the Chancas so thoroughly that stories were told of how the very earth itself rose up to fight for him. Pachacuti, “The Earth Shaker”, was named the new crown prince and even joint ruler of Cusco.
Creation of an EmpireEdit
In 1438, Pachacuti became the sole ruler of the kingdom when his father died, and he launched an almost immediate series of successful invasions into the neighboring kingdoms. His new empire stretched from Ecuador to Chile and became one of the most formidable kingdoms in South America.
While many kingdoms were gained through conquest, Pachacuti also employed a more devious tactic to acquire new regions. First he would send spies out to areas which interested him, gaining intelligence on wealth and military might. If intrigued, he would invite the leaders of these lands to submit peacefully, extolling the virtues of living under Incan rule. Many accepted (not wanting to repeat the fate of the Chancas) and sent their children to live in Cusco, where they were educated under Incan law. They were then indoctrinated and married into the Incan nobility before being sent back to rule their original lands, ensuring the expansion of and continued peace in the empire.
To keep his new land in order, he established four provinces, each controlled by a local governor who ran the day to day affairs. He also created a separate branch of power for both the priesthood and army, forming one of the first systems of checks and balances. Cuzco itself was rebuilt to serve as an Imperial Capital City, and each province had its own sector dedicated in the city. During this time he also constructed the famed Machu Picchu, believed now to be a mountain estate built for his personal use.
After his death in 1471, Pachacuti’s younger son Tupac became the next emperor of the Incan Empire, the elder Amaru passed over for not being a warrior like his father.
Judgment of HistoryEdit
Pachacuti is viewed in Peru as a national hero, and many of the monuments he constructed around the empire still stand. While he was well known for his political and military abilities, he wasn’t the most benevolent ruler. To ensure the continuation of his empire, he displaced hundreds of thousands of people, relocating them about the empire as he saw fit. Despite any faults, Pachacuti began the Incan’s largest era of conquest, expanding their empire until it dominated nearly all of the known, inhabited South America.
Lines: (Quechua, most likely Cusco Quechua, possibly Modern Quechua)Edit
Intro: "How are you? I am Pachacuti, Leader of the Inca People." Please note that the literal translation is something more poetic, akin to "I hope you are alright for I am Pachacuti, from the Great People of Inca their Leader". (Allillanchu Canchi. ñocami cami Pachacuti. Inca Cunapa "apa")
Neutral Let's Hear it 01:
Neutral Let's Hear it 02:
Neutral Let's Hear it 03:
Neutral Yes 01:
Neutral Yes 02: Certainly!
Neutral Yes 03:
Neutral No 01: No! (Mana!)
Neutral No 02: I am afraid that your offer is not acceptable, my friend.
Neutral No 03: Certainly not.
Hate Let's Hear It 01:
Hate Let's Hear It 02:
Hate Let's Hear It 03:
Hate Yes 01: Very well.
Hate Yes 02: Oh, very well.
Hate No 01: Of course not.
Hate No 02: You cannot be serious!
Hate No 03: That's unacceptable.
Attacked: Declare war on me?!? You can't, because I declare war on you first!
Declares War: Resistance is futile! You cannot hope to stand against the mighty Incan empire. If you will not surrender immediately, then prepare for war! ("imperio Inca" is in the sound file: perhaps Spanish influence)
Peaceful: You have done surprisingly well.
Request: The Incan people are offering you this eminently fair trade.
Defeated: (Upset) This is unbelievable! It can't be happening! I must be dreaming!
Oh ye who remakes the world, your loyal subjects greet you-King Pachacuti! You rule the Inca people. From their beginnings in the small state of Cusco the Incans displayed their potential for greatness, marching to war against their many enemies, crushing their armies into dust and carving for themselves a mighty empire stretching from Ecuador to Chile. Indeed they built the greatest empire ever seen in pre-Columbian America. More than mere soldiers your people were great builders and artists as well, and the remnants of their works still awe and inspire the world today.
Oh King Pachacuti, truly are you called “Earth Shaker!” Will you once again call upon the ground itself to fight at your side? Your armies await your signal. Will you restore the glory of your empire? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?