Civilization: Rapa Nui
Leader: Hotu Matu'a
Detailed approach: The Rapa Nui don't need to spend a lot of time worrying about where they settle their first city: they can easily change their capital later. With their massive bonuses towards volcanoes, and since they can enter ocean tiles as early as the Norwegians, the Rapa Nui can race towards any victory.
Civilization ability: Hanau
Settlers can embark at the start of the game. +1 Food from Woods and Rainforest. Harvesting or Removing Woods and Rainforest tiles grants a free Builder with 1 Build Charge and causes the city that owns the tile to lose 1 Population. +1 Culture and +1 Food from Volcanic Soil.
Leader ability: Ariki Mau
Citizens can work volcano tiles (+1 Food, +1 Production, +2 Culture). The capital receives double yields from volcano tiles and volcanic soil tiles. Volcanoes provide all districts with a standard adjacency bonus. Coast tiles provide all districts with a minor adjacency bonus. Cities built adjacent to a Volcano gain the unique Move Capital project.
Leader agenda: Mata Ki Te Rangi
Tries to settle near volcanoes, and dislikes civilizations that settle near volcanoes. Likes civilizations that do not settle near volcanoes.
Unique project: Move Capital
Same as for Phoenicia. Requires city to be adjacent to volcano. Does not require Harbor district.
Unique unit: Tāruru Taua
Unique naval recon unit. Unlocked with Shipbuilding. 30 Production. 5 Movement. 4 Sight. 15 Combat Strength. Can enter ocean tiles without Cartography.
Unique infrastructure: Moai
Unique tile improvement. +1 Culture. +1 Culture for every 2 adjacent Moai, increasing to +1 Culture for every adjacent Moai with Medieval Faires. +2 Culture if on or adjacent to a Volcanic Soil tile. +1 Culture if adjacent to a Coast or Lake tile.
Capital: Hanga Roa
Hotu Matu'a speaks Rapa Nui
Agenda-based approval: “We use our volcanoes for everything, so long as they are ours. Thank you for not stealing them away.” (Rana keukeu pou, tomâtou rana. Ka-reka-avai koe.)
Agenda-based disapproval: “Strangers settle near our volcanoes. Do not make the mistake of being one of them!” (Veti noho uáuá hahine ki te rano. Ina koe ekó noho uáuá.)
Attacked: “Death comes for you. Prepare for it well.” (Matega haere. Ka-ata-hakarivariva.)
Declares War: “We have already won this war. Give up, while you still can!” (Ku-kio te taûa i a Miru. Kokorua higa!)
Defeated: “This failure is my own fault. My people should not take the blame.” (Koau áka-áka ananake. Rapanui ina hakaamo.)
Greeting: “A pleasure to meet you. I am Hotu Matu'a, great chief of the Rapa Nui, people of the volcanoes.” (Koau koakoa piri kokorua. Tooku igoa a Hotu Matu'a, Rapanui ariki mau.)
Quote from Civilopedia: “Onward. Soon, we shall reach our new homeland.” (Ka-neke-atu koe, e mahake é! Mata ki te rangi nego te tahito o te ragi.)
Sends Delegation: “We have sent a package filled with hau mamama, perfect for all forms of fishing.”
Accepts Delegation From Player: “Our colossal Moai certainly seemed to impress your delegates. We will continue to show them around the many wonders here.”
Rejects Delegation From Player: “Your people are strangers, unworthy of basking in the presence of our Moai.”
Accepts Player's Declaration of Friendship: “Of course, friend.”
Rejects Player's Declaration of Friendship: “No, you may not join my mohigo.”
Requests Declaration of Friendship: “Repahoa is the word my people use for friend, and I extend that title to you. What do you say?”
Denounced by Player: “I wish that the Rapa Nui had never met you.”
Denounces Player: "Go back to the hole you crawled out of!”
Invitation to Capital: “Would you like to explore our vast Moai in my majestic capital?”
Invitation to City: “Come and attend a vaiarega at our nearby city! We will have a feast afterwards.”
Accepts Invitation from Player: “Of course, friend.”