Taino

Naval and Monks civilization

Quick Card

  • Villagers works 3% faster.
  • War galley upgrade is free.
  • Fishing ships can carry +15 food.
  • Monastery works 35% faster.

Unique Unit

  • Guasabara (fast infantry anti-siege)
  • Piragua (Small and fast war ship with a power attack a short distance)

Unique Technologies

  • Poison Arrow: Archery range units +1 attack
  • Manatí: Canoa and Piragua +2 range

Team bonus

  • Monastery are 33% more cheapest.


History

Narrative

(518-1600)

The taíno are an indigenous people of the Caribbean. At the time of European contact in the late fifteenth century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of Cuba, Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Jamaica, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas and the northern Lesser Antilles. The Taíno were the first New World peoples to encounter Europeans, during the voyages of Christopher Columbus, starting in 1492. They spoke the Taíno language, an Arawakan language.

The ancestors of the Taíno originated in South America, and the Taíno culture as documented developed in the Caribbean. Taíno groups were in conflict with the Island Caribs of the southern Lesser Antilles. At the time of contact, the Taíno were divided into several groups. Western Taíno groups included the Lucayans of the Bahamas, the Ciboney of central Cuba, and the inhabitants of Jamaica. The Classic Taíno lived in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, while the Eastern Taíno lived in the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles.

At the time of Columbus's arrival in 1492, there were five Taíno chiefdoms in Hispaniola, each led by a principal Cacique (chief), to whom tribute was paid.

(from wikipedia.org)