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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.
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Ai-Mo is the tenth tribe in Polytopia. Ai-Mo is a regular tribe. It 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, being neither a resource nor a military technology. 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 1.5x mountains and 0.1x crop.

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Strategy[]

Main article: Ai-Mo/Strategy

Lore[]

  • These isolationist tribes people 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![1]
  • 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!!![2]

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. Originally a focus to aid monks in meditation, the strips became a symbol of serenity and community, and are a staple of Ai-Moyan culture to this day.
  • 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, little ones, the mighty 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.[3]
  • The 2022 Ai-Mo Tribe Moon poster

    2022 Tribe Moon: The Moon may be special to most Polytopians, but it's the Ai-Mo who have a special respect for the Sun. Unlike other tribes, the Ai-Moyan calendar is based on the Sun, which is tracked and revered by a prestigious sect of astronomers, cosmologists, and priests known as the 'Sun Speakers'.

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.[4]
  • 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.[5]

Inspiration[]

The Ai-Mo are influenced by Tibetan and Andean cultures.[6] Prayer Flags, shaved heads, and meditation are icons of Tibetan culture; chili, whitewashed villages, and colorful decorative flags are of the Andes. The Llamos that the Ai-Mo hunts and rides are inspired by real-life llamas, which originate from the mountainous Andes.

Design[]

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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

City Naming Syllables[]

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

City Buildings[]

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References[]

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