Treasure (Civ5)

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The Treasure is a special unit from the Conquest of the New World scenario of Civilization V.


Treasure next to Cerro de Potosi

Game InfoEdit

Civilian unit. Automatically generated by Cerro de Potosi and El Dorado if they are within a civilization's cultural borders, and by razing (or capturing) cities or city-states.

  • Abilities:
    • Awards 100 victory points if returned to a nation's capital


A civilian unit unique to this scenario that represents a land mule train (or when embarked a treasure fleet) containing gold or silver from the new world. Return it to your capital to earn gold and victory points.

Historical InfoEdit

The Treasure Unit encompasses the entirety of the Spanish Treasure Fleet system in the New World, from mine to destination. After gold or silver was excavated in various locations in the Americas, it was shipped along land by llama and mule, traveling well-documented routes to specific port towns along the Spanish Main. From these ports, the treasure was then loaded onto galleons and merchant vessels, which traveled together in a massive convoy across the Atlantic Ocean. These ships followed a precise path each time they crossed the Atlantic to Spain, allowing themselves to be easily protected from pirates and thieves. These treasure units helped make Spain the wealthiest civilization at the time, and were instrumental in the creation of one of the world's most impressive naval operations.

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