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Kavithan Protectorate
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Kavithan Protectorate
Leader Kavitha Thakur
Capital Mandira

Cities and Outposts acquire new tiles twice as fast

The Kavithan Protectorate is a civilization in the world of Beyond Earth.

This faction is most probably comprised of India and Pakistan, as well as Bangladesh. They are led by the popular and charismatic Kavitha Thakur.

The opening video presents a young woman, who takes leave of a man, who is probably her father. This scene is obviously taking place in the fiefdom of the Kavithan Protectorate on Earth, since some of the soldiers and vehicles bear the symbol of this faction.

Kavithan Strategies[]

As the Kavithan benefit is faster border expansion, players can space their cities a little further apart. One strategy in BE is to stake out a large area early and surround it with cities. As their borders expand, explorers and colonists are denied access to your interior and this can be developed at your leisure. Kavithan players should space these border cities a tile or two further apart, increasing the area that can be quickly cordoned off from other players.

Civilopedia entry[]


With end of the Great Mistake and the devastation it had brought, the Indian subcontinent's economic and political position was more precarious than ever. Populations faced extensive coastal flooding, crop failure, and pandemics with limited international humanitarian aid. Millions of refugees poured across India and surrounding nations in the greatest human migration on the subcontinent since the partition in 1947. Clashes between political and religious factions among desperate groups increased, and the centralized political power had only limited ability to help. The specter of a balkanized, ethnically torn subcontinent seemed all too likely.

Rise of the Prophet[]

In this turbulent mix, in the city of Delhi emerged Raj Thakur, a mystic preaching a heterodox and syncretic creed that appealed to all three major religions of the subcontinent. Thakur's message of the great potential of all people, the purifying power of sustainable living, and personal charity did what no political force could - it crossed religious and ethnic boundaries and united the people of the subcontinent. It became a political force of its own, a deeply felt grassroots movement that vanquished the worst of the religious, political, and ethnic violence. Thakur undertook a pilgrimage across the subcontinent on foot, leaving Delhi and walking to the Kush, followed by tens of thousands of his disciples, and a media captivated by the prophet. Arriving in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, Thakur and his followers' tent encampment became a nexus for his teachings, spreading around the world in person and on the Internet and television. His image and words were ubiquitous, bringing solace and care to the poor and diseased, and inspiring many of the upper classes to leave the security of their walled compounds to directly help others.

Kavitha's Protectorate[]

Raj Thakur died just three years after the end of his pilgrimage, leaving the work of his mission to his daughter, Kavitha. Kavitha Thakur is more media-reticent than her father, although this is seen by many as deferential to his vision and her personal choice to focus on her own religious writings. Raj Thakur's teachings and parables often used the imagery of flight and cosmic travel, and Kavitha Thakur has codified these as explicit support for the Seeding. It is said Raj Thakur saw the Inflection Point prophetically, and laid the framework for the Protectorate to participate in the Seeding.

Great Rejoicing[]

Thakurism not only brought an end to warfare on the Indian subcontinent, it also precipitated a cultural flourishing beyond anything that existed up to the Great Mistake. Given a renewed sense of purpose by the Prophet, a great wave of new art, music, cinema, and video gaming sprang up, beginning in Delhi but spreading as fast as Raj Thakur's message of improving the lot of humanity. "The Prophet's Dream" is the common euphemism for the Protectorate's space program, and songs and movies extoll the moral value of educating oneself to work on the Seeding.

Protecting the Future[]

The Protectorate still has decades of war and environmental damage to heal, and resources are scarce, but the people of the Protectorate are optimistic about the future ahead. Of all the nations of the world, the Protectorate probably has the broadest spectrum of support for the Seeding projects, and the Protectorate's methods for choosing Seeding candidates are broadly democratic. Kavitha Thakur, although holding no formal office and claiming no titles for herself, is unquestionably the leader of this political and religious movement, and she has made it clear that she will see her father's dreams realized in this generation.

Character Trait RT only.png[]

Main article: Personality traits (CivBE)
Doctrine of Oneness
Level Bonus
Level 1 Culture Culture and Energy Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 30%
Level 2 Culture Culture and Energy Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 40%
Level 3 Culture Culture and Energy Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 50%

List of Cities[]

Order City Name Native Script Romanization Language Meaning Notes
1 (Capital) Mandira मन्दिर Mandira Sanskrit "House/Shrine"
2 Saira سائرہ Sāyira Urdu "Bird" Feminine name
3 Asraya आश्रय Āśraya Sanskrit "Refuge/Shelter" Usually used to denote sanctuary from something undesirable
4 Sabda शब्द Śabda Sanskrit "Word/Sound" Cognate of Sound in multiple Indian languages
5 Javed جاود Javaid Urdu "Eternal" Masculine name
6 Vasanta वसन्त Vasanta Sanskrit "Spring" Also Spring in multiple other Indian languages.
7 Harsha हर्ष Harśa Sanskrit "Joy/Pleasure" Also a masculine given name
8 Pran प्राण Prana Sanskrit "Breath/Spirit" Used to denote Life in most modern Indian languages
9 Agni अग्नि Agni Sanskrit "Fire"
10 Zafar ظفر Zafar Urdu "Victory" Masculine name
11 Sachita
12 Shan شان Urdu "Wisdom" Masculine name
13 Mansi
14 Dhanya
15 Rayyan
16 Thangam தங்கம் Thankam Tamil "Gold" Can also be a term of endearment
17 Udyama उद्यम Udyama Hindi "Enterprise"
18 Garhi
19 Nikhitha Russian name
RT only.png Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.