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Game Info[]

Luxury resource added in Civilization V: Brave New World. Unique to Indonesia.


20xPepper5.png Pepper is a unique luxury resource which appears only in one of the first three Indonesian cities built upon land other than the landmass their capital is on. As such, the resource appears straight into the city tile, is instantly accessed (doesn't need an improvement), and can never be lost because the city itself can never be razed.

Note that this resource overwrites the original resource on the tile (if any), so try not to settle these first three cities on top of other resources - you're going to lose these!

Civilopedia entry[]

Pepper, in many forms, has been grown virtually everywhere in the world and used for millennia to season our food. Black peppercorns were found in the nostrils of Ramesses II, part of the mummification process. It has been used in Southeast Asian cuisine since the 2nd century BC. Archaeological finds indicate that various hot peppers were used by the Aztecs and Mayans in cooking. In Rome, so valuable was pepper that it was used as collateral for loans, and Attila demanded a ton of pepper to spare the city in the 5th Century AD. Pepper has justifiably been called the "king of spice."

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.