They start their journey in the dense mountains, surrounded by beautiful cherry blossom.

-Tribe description

The Xin-xi tribe is the first of the 12 regular tribes in Polytopia. It is one of the four free tribes, the others being Imperius, Bardur, and Oumaji. Xin-xi starts with the Climbing technology.

Xin-xi is a strong mid-tier tribe due to its abundance of metal.


Xin-xi has ++mountain and +metal.

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Xin xi Appearance.JPG

  • Fruit: Ixi fruit[1] (mandarin orange)
  • Animal: Xini-Kai (white horse)
  • Field: Green fields and brown soil, identical to that of Imperius
  • Forest: Xini trees (pink blossom trees)
  • Mountain: Tall, pointed mountains with snow caps
  • City: White with red roofs and a black wooden frame
  • Helmet: Medieval Japanese helmet with red spikes protruding from either side on the top


Tribe Celebrations

  • The 2019 Xin-xi Tribe Day poster

    2019 Tribe Day: Did you know that the Xin-Xi named themselves after Mt. Xin-Xi, the tallest and most sacred mountain on the Square? With the help of their mounts, a brave few climb the summit to prove themselves worthy of the Xini-Kai Spirit’s blessing, which lets them prepare the amazing Xini blossom tea.
  • The 2020 Xin-xi Tribe Moon poster

    2020 Tribe Moon: While every tribe has their own rituals surrounding the laying of an egg, the Xin-Xi are well known for their elaborate performances. At dawn, recently laid Xin-Xi eggs are painted with bright, vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns, all while a troupe of village musicians play a song to ward off evil spirits.
  • The 2021 Xin-xi Tribe Moon poster

    2021 Tribe Moon: The Ixi fruit is a versatile fruit that can be found in the lands of the Xin-Xi and is often handed to traveling parties to bestow them luck on their adventures.


  • Tea of the Xini blossom is considered the best in the Square, and many have tried to get a hold of some of the precious leaves. Sadly, they wither immediately in the hands of one who is not protected by the Xini-kai spirit.[2]
  • The Xini-Kai is a climber of great dignity. It delicately carries the precious leaves of Xini blossom up the steep hills without damaging a single one. To make tea from the leaves, they must be entirely fresh and without a scratch.[3]


Main article: Xin-xi/Strategy

The Xin-xi are one of the few tribes for which it is viable to research Smithery and use Swordsmen. Starting with the Climbing technology allows Smithery to be researched more quickly, and more mountains lead to more metal resources that can be harvested through Mining. Swordsmen can be powerful troops, with high attack and defence, while being far less expensive as Knights (especially since the technology required to unlock Knights, Free Spirit and Chivalry, typically serve no other use).


Naming Syllables

[hyphen], bu, cha, gu, li, po, sha, szu, xi, yo

City Buildings



The Battle of Polytopia Xin-Xi Theme

  • The Xin-xi are inspired by East Asian cultures.
  • In the ambience playing throughout Xin-xi lands, the wind blowing through tree leaves and birds chirping are heard.
  • The Xin-xi theme was named "Synthetic Disco."[4]


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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