Crusader Kings II is a strategy game for PC based in the middle ages developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings.

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No alert when child turns 6 - not in disabled alerts

For some reason I am no longer getting alerts when a child turns 6 so I can educate them. It's not listed in the Disabled Alerts list in the outlier, and I can't find it in the message settings. How ...
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What is the most efficient siege strategy? [duplicate]

When sieging enemy territory, what strategy is optimal? Is it best to collect all your troops in one huge stack and siege provinces one by one? Or is it more efficient to split into stacks that are as ...
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What makes a good duke?

After successful military campaigns, I often end up earning the ire of my vassals for "too many duchies". To resolve this, I go to duchies I don't want, pick one of the counts in that duchy, and make ...
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I'm a liege without an heir. My wife is barren. What do I do?

I'm a 28yo king of Eire with an old wife who can no longer bear children. (Don't ask me how I got here, things happen in Crusader Kings 2.) I've tried to get rid of my wife, but the Pope won't give ...
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How to fight Targaryen dragons

I am playing as Illifer Mallister in the 7996 start date. I want to eventually work my way up to King of the Trident (a position currently held by Harren 'the Black' Hoare) and have led a successful ...
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Extra Council Members bug?

Has anyone had an issue, appointing council members beyond the top 5? There are extra positions, and when you go to appoint someone it says you don't have any honorary titles to give them. Yet there ...
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Do Crusades or Holy Wars Affect Infamy?

The infamy mechanic has been added as of Patch 2.5.1. It's supposed to work in a similar way to aggressive expansion in EU4, where by conquering provinces will contribute towards your infamy score ...
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Why do I have different National ideas for my Roman Empire?

According to the EU4 wiki I should expect the following National ideas: But when I loaded up the game I found the following: I understand that I should have the seven going from "Pax Romana" ...
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Is it possible to leave the Revolt against Roman Holy Empire?

I started as Duke of Savoy and join the faction to get independence. The War is just dragging and we are mostly loosing (-80%+ warscore) but it keeps dragging. I am not the liege of the revolt. I ...
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Can I marry my grandmother?

Looking through the thread about Crusader Kings on a CK Reddit, I ran into the following throwaway comment: The genocides, the murders, the marrying your grandmother and having ...
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Which Realm's crown laws apply for creating an antipope?

I finally have an empire large enough to rival the papacy. I want to create an Antipope, but I've hit a snag. I changed the investiture law in my Empire, but was not able to appoint any bishops as the ...
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Titles with de jure vassals transforming into titular titles

In my current game I won the crusade for the Kingdom of Andalusia which owned about 75% of the land in Iberia for hundreds of years. During inspection of my new holdings. I noticed many of the ...
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How can I keep my Kings from fighting each other?

I'm running a nice empire with, as any self respecting Emperor would require, absolute crown authority. The wiki says: Vassals can no longer go to war (except to rebel) at all ... It also does not ...
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Where do the hordes spawn with the latest map expansion (Horse Lords)?

Given the Horse Lord expands the map quite to the east along the Siberian wastelands, do the hordes spawn earlier/in the middle of the map or they still arrive in the usual period and from outside the ...
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Why can my vassals indirectly attack me?

I, a tribal emperor, and a duke vassal both have many barony vassals that don't belong to any of our directly controlled counties, with other direct vassals of me holding the counties the baronies are ...
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Forming Roman Empire as unreformed pagan

If I'm unreformed pagan and control all the key duchies, can I convert to christianity via concubine, form the Roman Empire, and immediately convert back to my capital's religion? Will I still keep ...
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How do I create a feudal vassal as a tribal ruler?

I am an independent unreformed Pagan tribal ruler and when I give an unlanded tribal courtier a city or a temple, their government changes to the correct type, but when I give them a castle they stay ...
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Vassals not paying tax

I'm playing with tribal government and on my character's page under the vassals tab, it lists tribal vassals with no tax (as expected) and a handful of city and temple vassals that pay various amounts ...
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How to quickly revoke all titles?

This is more of a how-to-use-the-interface question. I am a nomad and have just won subjugation of Arabian empire. For some (to me unfathomable) reason, all vassals of the previous ruler become my ...
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What determines nomadic clan land demand?

Just started out playing as a nomad in 9th century (the Old Gods bookmark). I immediately started conquering more land for my Khaganate and discovered that clans will often demand so much land that ...
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Call all tribal vassals to war

The wiki says there is a button to call all vassals to war in the military tab but I can't find it in any part of the tab; where is it? The only DLC I don't have is Horse Lords and my tribal vassals ...
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Count vassal gained independence from conquering a duchy in war

Is this supposed to happen? Why would conquering a duchy in war via claim work differently than usurping the title (if a count usurps a duchy and you are king they stay your vassal normally)?
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How can I determine why someone joined a war?

An NPC joined a war and none of his allies are in the war. How was he called into the war? The war in question is a county conquest.
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How can one deal with tribal, pagan vassals

I started my first game with the Charlemagne DLC in 796. I am playing as a Frankish Count and trying to suck up to the King so he would grant me a Duchy. It sort of worked, but not until after he won ...
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How is X% Yearly Calculated For Firing of Events?

For example: Claim Fabricated (8.29% Yearly) Is this a monthly chance? So (8.29/12)% per month of firing? Or does it "roll" on Jan 1? How does it work and what exactly does that 8.29% mean?
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Automatic vassal transfer

When I give away a newly acquired county title, then give away the holding titles, the holding vassals are automatically transferred to the new count vassal. Is this intentional? If it is, then why do ...
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Can't transfer dynastic vassals

I have a county with 4 vassals, two cities, a temple, and a barony. I can transfer two of the vassals, a burgher and the baron, to a count vassal, but not the other the other burgher and the priest. ...
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Press 3th party claim and have them become a vassal?

I just came to the conclusion that simply pressing someone else claim does not make them a vassal of you but grands them independence, which has been "too" nice of me. So what could I have done to ...
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Why does my monthly balance stay the same when raising taxes?

I noticed several times that my monthly balance/income does not increase when I raise tax. If I look at my vassals it shows I do get extra tax but I never see the actual money. Just now I payed close ...
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Avoid my sons inheriting counties? [duplicate]

In my current game my first son had very bad traits so I do not want to play with him once "I" die. My 2nd son has very good traits and he would be perfectly suitable to follow in my footsteps. ...
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Detect river when moving troops?

Is there any good indication to see when you are crossing rivers or is this only shown visually on the map itself? Take London and Bedfort for example, is there a river in between those counties? ...
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Forcing a faction to revolt

I actually want to force a faction to revolt as their demand is instituting a desirable succession law on a kingdom that I would otherwise not be able to institute. What is the best way to get them to ...
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Do councillors influence each other?

I had my spymaster studying technology in Constantinople; when I sent my chancellor there as well to fabricate claims, the Study Technology (50 tech points) event seemed to fire much faster, as if it ...
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How do your vassals determine their capitals

Is there any way to influence where your vassals capitals are? If you give an unlanded courtier a county, then a higher rank title and any amount of titles below it, they will usually keep the first ...
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Random charges of tyranny

I recently acquired an opinion penalty of tyranny for reasons unknown. The only two things I can think of: I decided to righteously imprison someone via the popup, then somehow by the time the ...
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Stop Retreating

Sometimes in decisive battles I accidentally misclick another area to retreat, which generally ends up just killing my army. Is there a way to stop retreating once you start? I was about to start ...
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Cultural Buildings and Hired Armies

Are my hired armies (Retinues/Merc/Holy Order) at all affected by my cultural buildings in any holding? They aren't trained in my realm, except for vassalized holy orders, so I assume no.
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Point of Dynastic Allies

What is the point of having dynastic allies? I can't call them into war like regular allies, nor do they ever voluntarily help me out. The one benefit to them I've noticed is that the AI can call ...
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Which Italian provinces get ceded to the Pope on creation of HRE?

I'm trying to create HRE and the Pope is asking for several provinces to be ceded in exchange. How is it determined which counties must be handed over? In my case he wants Ferrara, Ravenna, Spoleto ...
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Reenable Popup Hint

For one of the circular popup hints at the top middle of the screen, the Create/Usurp Title one, I accidentally right-clicked and hid it permanently. How do I reenable it? I can't find it in the ...
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Where to start a multiplayer game for newbies?

I might have to organize a LAN to introduce CK II to a few friends, and for some of them it will be the first game. When I have to teach to just one I usually have her pick Dublin. However this time ...
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Can clients pick a Muslim ruler if the server has Sword of Islam?

My understanding is that clients will be able to use the DLCs of the host, even if they themselves don't have them. For instance, I've tried enabling Sons of Abraham, and everyone was able: to join ...
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Can the “Crusader Kings II Collection” be split?

The "Crusader Kings II Collection", as bought from The Humble Store, is a single Steam key, or multiple keys that can be redeemed to multiple accounts? I'm asking here because apparently they have a ...
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How do I get my friend elected mayor?

I really dislike the current mayor of Genoa and would like to replace him with a friend of mine. So I revoked his title, but I am having a bit of trouble making my courtier the new mayor. If as a king ...
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How long do title revocation penalties last?

I want to revoke a couple of vassal titles and would like to spread out the penalties over a longer period of time. How long does an individual revocation penalty last for, and does the game track ...
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Can ecumenical patriarch permanently hold all pentarch titles?

I read on CK2 wiki that ecumenical patriarch can also hold multiple pentarch titles at the same time if desired (http://www.ckiiwiki.com/Autocephaly#Pentarchs), and that this can be used to extend the ...
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Jämtland: I was too poor to create a Duchy

I've tried playing as Jämtland, which starts as a lone Catholic count surrounded by many independent Pagans. Its de-jure Duchy has only 2 counties, but the other one belongs to Norway, so let's ...
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How to maximise the odds of becoming Cathar?

In two separate games, twice I received the event that allows you to become Cathar, and I never received events towards other heresies. Since I like very much to play as Cathar, I'd like to know how ...
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What happens if you expel the Jews?

I haven't been able to find complete informations about expelling the Jews. how much gold do you get if you do it? how much gold does calling them back cost? does being heretic (i.e. Cathar) change ...
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How do I have my king fight in battles?

When I first played Crusader Kings 2 I remember my king participating in battles. How do I get my king to take up arms and go out into battle?