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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Count vassal gained independence from conquering a duchy in war [duplicate]

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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My nobles won't support a law [duplicate]

I'm trying to increase the level of tax on cities. Currently no-one is voting for it except me (3/11 votes). I've looked through this site, and found comments to the effect of 'Your vassals don't ...
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Can I raise tax on myself?

I currently have a small realm in Ireland consisting of one duchy in which I have personal control over all the counties (i.e. my entire realm is my demesne). As such, I am the baron of every castle ...
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How do I deal with Gavelkind inheritance?

I have a minor problem - I started playing as the guy from Aquitane(the southern super-Duke) and now as he is in the fifth decade of his life, I am faced with the threat of losing all of my duchies ...
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Can you restore Roman Empire as a pagan?

I am playing the Old Gods DLC, started in the north as a Pomeranian duke, formed the Wendish Empire and have now reconquered much of the Byzantine Empire, whose title I have usurped. I stayed as a (...
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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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Being Invaded in Crusader Kings 2

So I'm building up my empire nicely. I'm King of Wales and Scotland, soon to be King of Ireland, and then slowly move into England – and become Emporer of Britannia. I've done it before (though ...
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Why am I losing this title?

I am playing CK2 with my friends in the Byzantine Empire. He is the emperor while I picked a duke in the kingdom. When he got enough money, he then created the Kingdom of Greece and gave it to me. ...
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How do I push the 'Holy Roman Empire' out of Britain?

I'm currently playing as the Kingdom of Ireland - though I now control Alba (Scotland), Wales and more or less half of England...my final goal is to form the 'Empire of Britannia'; the issue I have is ...
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Expanding within HRE

I'm playing my first game and I think I'm doing quite good. I've started as a bohemian duke and I've managed to create Kingdom of Bohemia, expanded a little while HRE had low crown authority, got ...
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Is there a way to determine character motivations?

I'm often left scratching my head at the choices my courtiers or neighbors make. For example, sometimes I catch wind of a plot to kill somebody where there is no obvious relationship between the ...
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My personal levy size suddenly decreased by more than 50%… what could have happened?

I don't know what happened, but in three months, without apparently anything of note happening, my personal levy size more or less halved. I would stress out I'm talking about personal levy, not ...
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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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What determines if a vassal king desires an empire

I am the emperor of Hispania and Francia and have two vassal kings, the king of Navarra and the king of France. The king of Navarra doesn't desire the empire of Hispania, but the king of France has a -...
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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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How can I boost research?

My Holy Roman Empire spans Western Europe from Iceland all the way to Mali and from Portugal all the way to the Caspian Sea. My dynasty has successfully reclaimed the Kingdom of Jerusalem and held it ...
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Why are my vassal bishops paying taxes to the Kaiser and not to me?

My vassal bishops are paying taxes to the Kaiser of the HRE and not to me, even though they like me significantly more. I can't understand why this is.
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If, as a Cathar, I Holy War an excommunicated Catholic, will other catholics help him?

Usually when a holy war is declared, nobles with the same fate as the defender will join the war alongside him. Will catholics help an excommunicated catholic, if I, as a cathar, will declare a holy ...
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Why are my vassal bishops paying taxes to the HRE Kaiser?

Several of my bishops are paying taxes to the Kaiser. Not only are they not paying the pope (although the pope is vassal to the Kaiser), their opinion of the Kaiser is less than that of me. One bishop ...
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Why doesn't my heir inherit my wife's titles?

So I'm playing as the Emperor of Britannia, and I'm trying to get Scotland into the fold at the moment. So I thought hey, let me marry my son to the duchess of Moray so that his son, my future ...
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Is it possible to assign commanders during a siege or battle?

When an army is idle, you can assign commanders to the center and the flanks. However, if the army is already part of a siege or in a battle, it doesn't seem that you can. Or can you? It seems a bit ...
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Under gavelkind or primogeniture inheritance, is a dynasty member who is not a descendant allowed to inherit?

Under gavelkind or primogeniture inheritance, if a ruler has no [eligible] children, is a dynasty member (sibling, uncle, cousin, etc.) who is not a descendant allowed to inherit? I thought that ...
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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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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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Changing Character Government type? Crusader Kings 2

With the Horse Lords expansion, it is a lot harder to switch your government type. I'm playing as a tribal Irish character, in the north of Ireland. I can't find anyway to switch from Tribal to ...
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How to let someone continue his original plot when spymaster survived an assassination attempt?

I am playing the tutorial campaign with King Alfonso II of Leon. One of my counts has been annoying and have since made him dismantle his faction. Now my spymaster tells me that his heir was trying to ...
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+9 -8 = +1, why is it still a “no”?

I'm trying to arrange a betrothal, and under the opinions I can count 9 '+' and 8 '-', but the result is still "no". I've no clue what's going on, then.
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Can you Stop Viking Raiders with Conversion?

Viking raiders are pests! It's easy enough to beat them or scare them off, but can I eliminate the problem by converting them? Will Catholic Vikings continue raiding other Catholics? Or do I have to ...
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Are diseases more common in certain regions?

I was playing my Abbasid Caliphate game recently and saw a smallpox outbreak pop up in the south. Normally this wouldn't be noteworthy but I stopped and realized that I hadn't seen one in many hours....
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Succession war to topple an Elective Monarchy?

So, through a bit of luck, predatory big powers, thirst for conquest, and murdering my way down a family tree, I find myself 3rd in line to the throne of a Kingdom with an elective monarchy. I have ...
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How do I figure out which of my vassals are at war with each other?

I want to change my succession laws, but I can't because some of my vassals are at war with each other. This has been the case for many years, and I've changed crown authority to medium without ...
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Why aren't my claims on duchies available as Casus Belli?

I'm exactly two counties away from being able to declare myself Emperor of Britannia. I have a stack of courtiers and other nobles with claims on various bits of English real estate, including several ...
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What can I spend Prestige on?

I have thousands of Prestige and no idea what to do with it. I have read that you can spend it on actions, but I can't figure out which actions those are or where I find them.
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Can't proceed in tutorial: How do I switch to independent realms map mode?

I've started the tutorial, but I haven't proceeded very far.... How do I switch to independent realms map mode?
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Why is the independence war going on, when I'm no longer his vassal anyway?

I was a Count under a Duke under the Basileus. I had enough counties to create a new Duchy, but the game wouldn't let me, because "you can't create a title as great as your liege's". I declared a ...
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How is my “Home Base” determined, and how can I move it?

In Crusader Kings II, each noble has a "home base" of sorts: it's where their coat-of-arms appears on the map. When you're a ruler, your vassals are more likely to revolt the further away they are; it'...
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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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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 do I kill adventurers before they attack?

I've been playing through my very first full game as the Byzantine Empire. I've been going along fine, except every so often, I will get a message about a raiding adventurer party wanting land. How ...
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Way out of the war I offered to join?

So, the Aztec invasion hit while I was dominating Europe as the restored Roman Empire. They were attacking Britain, which I held most of, and Scotland, which was an independent kingdom. I had ...
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How are claims created and inherited?

Each claim to a title has two properties: whether it's weak or strong whether it's inheritable or not Each of the 4 possible combinations of the two properties is possible. Since I didn't find ...
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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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How do trade embargo wars work?

I'm playing as the Jimena dynasty (Tutorial scenario) and I'm approached by two separate Doges from Italy, asking me to join them in a trade embargo against the other Doge. I accepted the first time ...
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Is it possible to upgrade tribal holdings of vassals?

I am a new player of CK2 (current patch) playing as the feudal King of Sweden on the standard start date. I conquered some tribal holdings in the North via holy war and, noticing the 'wrong type of ...
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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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Crusader Kings 2: Capturing invader's lands?

My 82 years old king of a small kingdom got invaded by 8 years old nord king upstart. I managed to defeat invader, killed all his troops, and "took over" all of his counties in the sense that I ...
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How to conquer counties with very low supply and many troops?

Then playing as Russian or Polish you often encounter Romuva or Suomenusko that have a 0.05 supply modifier in their counties for invading organized religions. Their troops are much more numerous ...
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I have a casus belli, but I can not declare war because no hostages held

I am playing as the count of Breifne in Ireland. My chancellor has fabricated a claim on the neighboring County of Connachta. The count of Connachta is also the petty king (duke) of Connachta, ...
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Lost land after winning a war?

This puzzles me so much. I am playing as Sweden. I built up enough power to be able to bully Denmark as I please. They still have most of their 1066 territories. Then I saw that I can "Claim Denmark"....
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Does council opinion matter?

The Council tab also shows the opinion your Council members have of you. Does this have any effect whatsoever on their abilities or other things? Does hiring loyal people as Council members have any ...