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 lead 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.
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.
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 ProphetEdit
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.
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.
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 FutureEdit
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 Edit
- Main article: Personality traits (Rising Tide)
|Level 1||Culture and Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 30%|
|Level 2||Culture and Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 40%|
|Level 3||Culture and Energy costs to acquire new City plots are reduced by 50%|
List of CitiesEdit
|Order||City Name||Native Script||Romanization||Language||Meaning||Notes|
|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|
|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|
|16||Thangam||தங்கம்||Thankam||Tamil||"Gold"||Can also be a term of endearment|
- Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.