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

The Ai-Mo tribe is the 10th of the 12 regular tribes in Polytopia. Ai-Mo starts with the Meditation technology.

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.

Resources

Ai-Mo has +mountain and --crop.

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Strategy

Main article: Ai-Mo/Strategy

Lore

  • The Instagram post introducing the Ai-Mo tribe

    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!!![1]

Tribe Celebrations

  • The 2019 Ai-Mo Tribe Day poster

    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!
  • The 2020 Ai-Mo Tribe Moon poster

    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.
  • The 2021 Ai-Mo Tribe Moon poster

    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.[2]

Webshop

  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]

Design

Appearance

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  • 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

Music

  • Ambience: A constant, deep, yet calm humming sound; wind blowing through the mountain ranges and the trees; and sorts of distant horns, gongs, and/or bells being played.
  • Theme: Medatative. A constant tolling of a bell is heard.
  • Polytopia Music: Deep Dream Meditation 528HZ DNA Repair by AI-MO-BAU – The Architect of Emptiness


City Naming Syllables

[space], dee, fï, kï, lee, lï, nï, po, pï, so, sï, to, tï

City Buildings

Trivia

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The Battle of Polytopia Ai-Mo Theme

  • The Ai-Mo are influenced by Tibetan and Andean cultures.[5]
  • The Ai-Mo bear a vague resemblance to Airbenders from the popular TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

References

  1. Midjiwan on Instagram
  2. Zoythrus on Discord
  3. Ai-Mo Mug
  4. Ai-Mo Tee
  5. Zoythrus on Reddit
Tribes
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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