The tranquil and wise Ai-Mo tribe inhabits the harshest, windiest, and highest mountain range of the square, where they have found inner peace by meditating in the eternal evening light.-Tribe description
Ai-Mo is a lower-mid-tier tribe. It has varied resources, and Meditation is a sub-par starting technology. It is neither a resource nor a military technology (barring the minimally useful defence bonus in mountains). Also, its benefits have little use, especially in the early game, besides the fact that it allows Ai-Mo to receive an Altar of Peace as early as turn 5. Furthermore, the technology Meditation leads to, Philosophy, is rarely used and has the greatest utility during the late-game. These factors make Ai-Mo particularly weak in the early and mid-game as it needs to research various resource and military technologies.
Ai-Mo has +mountain and --crop.
- Main article: Ai-Mo/Strategy
- These isolationist tribespeople are more interested in meditating and living in harmony instead of fighting, but are more than willing to pick up their swords when the need arises!
- We, the tranquil Ai-Mo tribe, are this close to reaching Enlightenment and Eternal Peace. This close. There is just one slight problem – all the other tribes. If they could just avoid living on the Square, disturbing our tranquil meditation it would be perfect. If they could just follow our example – drink llama milk, have a mind-melting wild chili from time to time, and focusing on finding inner peace – we would all live in harmony together... If you don’t like it, you rest in pieces. And please: Ssshhhh!!!
- 2019 Tribe Day: Despite their stoic appearance, the Ai-Mo love to party! One of their largest festivals is the “Ai-Yaca,” where the citizens celebrate with parades, llamo races, poetry recital, and dancing!
- 2020 Tribe Moon: The iconic strips on the foreheads of the Ai-Mo are made from the dye of the Issi flower, which is believed to improve mental clarity.
- 2021 Tribe Moon: "They haunt these mountains, throwing rocks and pushing unsuspecting pilgrims to their doom!", the storyteller tells the children about the mighty Oo-Li. "But don't fret, the Oo-Li in these hills provide blessings to our cities when we give them offerings of Llamo meat and tasty fruit.
- The "Oo-Li" shown in the Tribe Moon poster is a Polytopian in a costume. The "real" Oo-Li tower over the Ai-Mo.
- Should you ever get the chance to taste Om-soi, don't hesitate. It holds the power of healing and gives serenity to any anxious mind. Only the Ai-Mo know the recipe, and it has been a well kept secret since the beginning of turns.
- This traditional costume is usually worn during the Feast of Ai-ioo, a celebration dedicated to the hard-working Llamo. The day is spent with ceremonies and dances to honor and praise the Llamo's great importance to the Ai-Mo people.
The Ai-Mo are influenced by Tibetan and Andean cultures. Prayer Flags, shaved heads, meditation are of the Tibetans while chili, whitewashed villages, decorative flags are of the Andeans. The Llamos that the Ai-Mo hunts and rides are inspired by real-life llamas which originate from the Andes, an area which is quite mountainous.
- Fruit: Lï-po chilis (chili peppers)
- Animal: Llamo (llama)
- Field: Hilly and steep green fields
- Forest: Trees with thin and flat layers of leaves
- Mountain: Rocky and spiraled mountains with gold-capped tops
- City: Grey stone and colourful flags with either flat orange roofs or pointed white roofs
- Helmet: A small turquoise ribbon on the center of the forehead
City Naming Syllables
[space], dee, fï, kï, lee, lï, nï, po, pï, so, sï, to, tï
- The Ai-Mo bear a vague resemblance to Airbenders from the popular TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender".