Carolina is a map in Age of Empires III.
Carolina is a map generated along the shoreline of what is now North and South Carolina, it features several trade routes and Cherokee or Seminole native populations. There are two versions, the normal and the Large Carolina, which features even vaster spaces, as well as more resources and Treasures.
This map is unique because of the abundant starting resources. Carolina features a central Trade Route that divides the map into two sections, the first being the eastern one, with average resources, close to the ocean. The other, the western one, is a dense forestland with more abundant resources.
The central Trade Route features four Trading Post sites, and natives (usually Cherokee, but rarely, Seminole villages may be included too) are always found to the west, but a single village may also be found close to the shore, between the starting positions of two players.
Players will start close to the ocean, but in larger games, they may start further away. A player who has naval dominance can overwhelm any enemy settlements near the shore with consistent shelling by Monitors. However, building near the shore also limits the direction of enemy attacks.
- Herds: Deer (400 )
- Water: Sardines (500 ), Tarpon (500 ), Humpback Whale (Infinite each)
- Mines: Silver Mines (2000 each)
Treasure Guardians found here are:
"From the Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains in the west, to the Piedmont grassland plateaus of the midlands, to the coastal plains of the east, the Carolinas support a wide variety of plant and animal life. There are wetland marshes, hardwood forests, and piney mountain slopes. South Carolina is called the Palmetto State, after the Palmetto tree that flourishes along the coast. Other common trees are the long-leaf pine, which provided many of the region's early economic wealth, turpentine, resin, and timber.
The earliest known European settlement of the Carolinas was by the Spanish in 1526. It was followed by a French Huguenot settlement and further Spanish mission settlements radiating up from Florida. In the middle of the seventeenth century, England began to make more aggressive claims to the area; and by the end of the seventeenth century, the area was thoroughly British. North and South Carolina, like other royal colonies, joined the American Revolution in response to the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. Plantations worked by African and Native American slaves produced rice, indigo, cotton, and especially tobacco."
- There can occasionally be small island found in the ocean with cords of wood, chest of coin, or crates of food. However, it is too small to set up a colony.