2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Gitarja will lead Indonesia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.
Dyah Gitarja went from being a princess locked in a tower to the warrior-queen regent of a 14th Century spice empire, the kingdom of Majapahit (located inmodern day Indonesia). It all started with an assassination.
As the Duchess of Kahuripan, she lived a sheltered life. As described in the epic poem ‘Nagarakretagama,’ though, Gitarja’s ascent began with the murder of her half-brother, King Jayanagara in 1328. She then came to power by order of her mother the following year. Gitarja wound up ruling with the help of her spouse, Kritavardhana, during a time of chaos and open revolt.