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CJ Tlaxahuitl

Meso-American city

  1. Clemech4
    Population:
    90000
    Map:
    Edzo
    Game Version:
    • Cities XXL 2015
    Tlaxahuitl is the capital of Tlaxahuitlec Empire which was a great meso-american civilization before Azcapotzalco and then Aztec Triple Alliance take the domination of the region. Located on Huatlatepec Lake in the centre of Mexico, the city was a great religious, commercial, political and military centre.
    Around 1050 AD, the first inhabitants (Tlaxahuitlecs) migrated from the West of Mexico to this area because they were expelled from their lands by a warlike people. They settled next the remains of a ancient city on a lake. Gradually, the village became a city with more and more people thanks to the freshwater and chinampas which provided a lot of food. With the inspiration of neighbouring towns, the construction of the first temple ended around 1120 AD. In 1170, a war happened between Tlaxahuitl and Huatlatepec (the rival city also located next the lake). Indeed, Huatlatepec didn't like the growing power of Tlaxahuitl and tried to enslave them and rule the whole region. But Tlaxahuitl won the fight and made Huatlatepec as a vassal city-state ; the Empire was born. In 1290 AD, Tlaxahuitlec Empire was in control of six great city-states and was the most powerful state in Meso-america. But an other civilization was growing, the Tepanec Empire from Azcapotzalco. And after three wars, Azcapotzalco helped by Mexicas (another name for Aztecs) conquered the vassal city-states then crushed Tlaxahuitlec Empire and burnt a part of the city in 1402. After that, the Inhabitants, homeless and affected by starvation (because half of the food was given as a tribute by vassal city-states), migrated mostly to Tenochtitlan abandoning the city.
    Tlaxahuitl was discovered by the Spanish in 1552 and after looting all the gold they could find, they built a city next the lake called San Luis, using the old stone quarries.
    You can see the city as it was in 1290 AD, during the golden age of the Empire. At this time, the population is around 90000 inhabitants.

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  1. CraCkeR JaCk
    CraCkeR JaCk
    5/5,
    Love the update 5 stars on that alone
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you :)
  2. Myname
    Myname
    5/5,
    Awesome, just... I don't know how to describe your masterpiece ! :D An amazing work, congrats ;)
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you mymy ;)
  3. Ozzy luis
    Ozzy luis
    5/5,
    One of most works i ever seen on cities Xl... Im mexican, the city es amazing!!!
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thanks :)
  4. Ammar Shaker
    Ammar Shaker
    5/5,
    Great job, i like the old town ;)
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you :)
  5. omartiz955
    omartiz955
    5/5,
    Beautiful work and so original
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you :)
  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    5/5,
    as mexican , this is amazing!!!
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thanks ;)
  7. kipate
    kipate
    5/5,
    That is one of the few true masterpieces on this site. I sincerely hope that this journal inspires other builders to not just give up when they cannot build something directly with one mod, but when they have to use e.g. no-collision mods.

    I love the dense main city a lot, the temple district looks fabulous. I can imagine that it must have cost hours over hours to construct each one of the temples.

    Furthermore, the chinampas are stunning beautiful and look the way that anthropologists think of them. Well done.

    There are, however, two points that I have wished to see within the city: one would be a large dam through the lake to connect the city with another shore. The other would be more military barracks in the surrounding area. Think about that fighting was not only seen as a necessity to defensive your own ground, but also as a rite to proove your skills.

    But these are just minor points. Keep it up :)
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your detailed comment. I hope that it will inspire other player to build different kind of city than European, American or Asian even if the game is made for it, i'm not against this kind of city ofc but it's always nice to see something original and not only very well done ;) With all the mod, we can build almost everything :D For the dam : yeah, it was planed (you already give me the idea) but i don't play on this city anymore for the moment because it crashes very easily and quickly :( i think it's due to one of a mod i've made (that's also why i didn't put the mod on xnl yet). And for the military camp, i didn't describe everything but there is one barrack in all towns in the countryside : i will add some description ^^
  8. XOUSTE
    XOUSTE
    5/5,
    So impressive!
    i always wanted to create an ancient China city due to the limited of ancient Asian mods... but this one gives me a lot of inspiration. I really like the way you made historical side, and perfectly fit into the landscape around, Very impressive!
    Just like Inan said, you are a great anti-mainstream- cities cities builder ! ^^
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you, it's a good idea to build an ancient chinese city, i hope you'll do it ;)
  9. teddiursa00
    teddiursa00
    5/5,
    5 STARS! My King's Landing CJ is nothing compared with this masterpiece!
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Thank you, i remember your city, i find it really great and original too, just not the same kind of city ;)
  10. Drazicdesign
    Drazicdesign
    5/5,
    Simply genial, and amazing!
    A realization more than original, It's never seen on Cities (X) XL

    Moreover it adds to your assets a new city with exotic architecture.
    This is rare enough to be emphasized!

    A great BRAVO!

    - Tout simplement genial, et stupéfiant!
    Une réalisation plus qu'originale, C'est du jamais vu sur Cities (X)XL

    De plus cela ajoute a votre actif une nouvelle villle à l'architecture exotique.
    Cela est suffissement rare pour etre souligné!

    Un grand BRAVO!
    1. Clemech4
      Author's Response
      Merci beaucoup ;)