If you have free investiture, you get to elect your own bishops, which is pretty neat. But do their stats really matter?
Usually, I simply go through the list and pick people who have a high opinion of me, and are thus likely to pay tax to me rather than the guy with the funny hat. I also make sure they don't have dope stats that could otherwise benefit my court. But other than that, do their skills really matter?
- If they have high stewardship, will they be able to collect more taxes for me?
- If they have high martial skills, will I be able to draw a larger levy? I guess a decent score here will at least make them better commanders.
- Is it true that only bishops can be elected court chaplains? In that case, a high learning stat wouldn't be amiss.
I've also noticed that appointing unlanded (non-heir) sons bishops is a neat way to stop them complaining about not having a title.
Also, I've noticed that some times all my appointed bishop heirs are unset, so I have to appoint them all over. Is this a bug, or is there a logical reason for this? I haven't noticed too many bishops dying, and the ruler and the pope are not unchanged.