The mysterious ∑∫ỹriȱŋ defend their woodland homes with colorful magic and the ferocity of fire-breathing dragons!
They regard Nature as a holy spirit and cannot hunt animals or chop down trees, instead they start the game with the unique Enchantment tech that can turn regular animals into powerful monsters.

-Tribe description

The ∑∫ỹriȱŋ tribe (romanized as Elyrion) is the second special tribe and the 13th tribe overall in Polytopia. The ∑∫ỹriȱŋ are elves that practice "nature magic." The tribe starts with the Forest Magic technology, which replaces Hunting and allows animals to be enchanted into Polytaur units.

∑∫ỹriȱŋ has a total of three unique units (five if all of the Dragon's phases are included). ∑∫ỹriȱŋ's unique super unit is the Dragon, which evolves from a Dragon Egg into a Baby Dragon and finally a Fire Dragon. ∑∫ỹriȱŋ also has one special building, the Sanctuary.

∑∫ỹriȱŋ is considered an upper-mid-tier tribe comparable to Yădakk and Hoodrick. ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Polytaurs are well-suited to the fast-paced combat favored by many players. In general, all of ∑∫ỹriȱŋ's unique units, such as the Navalon and the Dragon, are strong units, and ∑∫ỹriȱŋ has good resources. However, the inability to clear forests hurts ∑∫ỹriȱŋ.

Special Features

As a special tribe, ∑∫ỹriȱŋ has modified technologies that unlock unique units, buildings, and abilities.

For a list of ∑∫ỹriȱŋ's unique units, see Units. For a list of ∑∫ỹriȱŋ's unique unit skills, see Unit Skills. For a list of ∑∫ỹriȱŋ's unique buildings, see Buildings.

Technology Replaces Unlocks
Forest Magic Hunting Polytaur
Forestry Sanctuary, Lumber Hut
Water Magic Whaling Enchant Whale (see Navalon)


∑∫ỹriȱŋ has +crop and -mountain. Therefore, the fact that crops can only be seen after researching Organization is especially pertinent to ∑∫ỹriȱŋ.

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  • Fruit: Sunburst lily
  • Animal: Unicorn
  • Field: Green fields with pink soil
  • Forest: One giant cubical tree with a thick trunk surrounded by two smaller trees
  • Mountain: Three rounded cliffs cradling a lake and tree
  • City: Yellow buildings with castle-like battlements, towers, and blue roofs with yellow stars
  • Helmet: Pointed ears, blue hair, and a yellow gem on the forehead


Tribe Weeks

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    2021: Tending to the forest isn't just a hobby for ∑∫ỹriȱŋ citizens, but a way of life.


  • The Unicorns love to run around in the magic forests of ∑∫ỹriȱŋ and play hide and seek among the large trees, always leaving a path of rainbow dust in their path. Should you ever look into the dust, you can sometimes get a glimpse of your afterlife, or you will just sneeze.[1]
  • When ∑∫ỹriȱŋ dragons are sleeping, they sometimes cry, due to the beauty of their dreams. Any ∑∫ỹriȱŋ who is lucky enough to collect a few drops in their goblet and drink it, will have the most divine dreams for three nights to come.[2]


Main article: ∑∫ỹriȱŋ/Strategy

Players can "boost" their units by moving them onto a wild animal, then enchanting the wild animal into a Polytaur, causing a forced unit spawn. This is especially useful in the early game and on turn 0.


Naming Syllables

~, ¦, þa, ţe, Ŧo, ƒi, ȓ, ȱŋ, Δ, πo, ‡, ₺, ₼, ∑

City Buildings


  • In the ambience playing throughout ∑∫ỹriȱŋ lands, waterfalls running, soft, calm music, Unicorns whinnying gracefully, and a soft tinkling sound can be heard.
  • ∑∫ỹriȱŋ is the only tribe to have just one fruit on a fruit tile.
  • The "rainbow flame" that appears around Ruins and level 7 or 8 Sanctuaries

    ∑∫ỹriȱŋ can see ruins through clouds (a "rainbow flame" will appear above tiles with ruins).
  • Ironically, even though Midjiwan declared that the ∑∫ỹriȱŋ are "known for their love and reverence of nature,"[3] they can still burn forests and build Lumber Huts.
  • The ∑∫ỹriȱŋ have been involved in multiple Earth Day donation events. For example, in 2019, all revenue from sales of the ∑∫ỹriȱŋ tribe on Earth Day was donated to the Earth Day Network.[3] Also, for Earth Day 2020, Midjiwan announced that for each sale of the ∑∫ỹriȱŋ tribe, $1 USD would be donated to the Canopy Reforestation Project until 5,000 trees were planted through these donations.[4]
  • The "∑∫ỹriȱŋ language" is available as for players who own the ∑∫ỹriȱŋ tribe. The language is an Easter egg created by Zoythrus, the official community manager.


Regular tribes: Xin-xi, Imperius, Bardur, Oumaji, Kickoo, Hoodrick, Luxidoor, Vengir, Zebasi, Ai-Mo, Quetzali, Yădakk

Special tribes: Aquarion, ∑∫ỹriȱŋ, Polaris, Cymanti

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