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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Losing my primary title

I've finally managed to carve out a decent kingdom in CK2, including Wales, Ireland, Brittany, Galacia and some bits of Scotland. I have two King titles- the Kingdom of Wales (primary) and the ...
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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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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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Pressing inherited vassal claim

As Queen of Aquitaine, I was pressing a weak claim war on the Duchy of Anjou on behalf of one of my vassals when he died, causing the war to be cancelled. The vassal's titles were inherited by his ...
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If I move my capital in CK2 will I take my technology with me?

I'm currently playing as the king of Eire in Charlemagne and I am around 150 years in. I've started to expand into England and will soon hold all the southern counties. With the bonus of the ...
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What happens if you enter an alliance with the Papacy?

So, I have the delightful pleasure to marry off my non-heir son. One of the options is a courtier in the Papacy with less-than-admirable attributes. Still, it sound like a fun thing to do. Has anyone ...
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Are jewish rabbis NOT disqualified from inheritance?

I'm playing CK2 2.0.4. I know it's old version, but I strongly dislike all this India stuff. During my Khazar campaign, I tried to disqualify my second son from gavelkind inheritance by giving him ...
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Conflicting Succession Law Conditions

I'm looking to change the succession law from Gavelkind to Primogeniture. However there appear to be conflicting conditions. Title is not a Viceroyalty. Holder, Any Held Title, Is a Viceroyalty. ...
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How does succession work in a tanistry empire?

I was King of Eire, and I've created the Empire of Alba. I was surprised to notice that the Kingdom of Eire and the Empire of Alba have two separate successors. What happens when I die, if two ...
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Exceeding the Duchy limit, Kingdom Titles and when to create or not create titles?

I've been playing a game a Munster and progressed from 1066 to 1128. During this time I was not aware of the Duchy limit of 2 and the corresponding penalties of holding more than 2 Duchies can incur. ...
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How can I expand my realm without going to war?

I really enjoy the diplomacy, marriage, and plot options in Crusader Kings 2. I'm after options and ideas on ways to expand my realm in this game without war. Examples from games you've played would ...
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CKII - Aquitaine, Hugh's Host

In the middle of quelling a rebellion this strange army appeared in the south of my lands - Hugh's Host. It has something like 6 stacks of 4k men or so and practically decimated my forces. Thing is, ...
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Will I benefit from Charlemagne DLC If I don't play with any of those characters?

I am thinking about purchasing the Charlemagne DlC for Crusader Kings 2. However I am not very much interested in playing with Charlemagne (or his brother or whoever the dlc adds). I am more ...
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Vassal levies raised too long, but where?

I have the warning "Vassal levies raised too long" at the top of the screen, but I don't have any troops anywhere, and no option to dismiss levies on either the Military window or any of my County ...
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How can you estimate the chances to win a war?

I cannot figure out how you can estimates the chances to win a war before to declare it. Can you know how many armies the opponents will raise and how many you will have with all your allies ?
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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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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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Pressing claim on an Empire

Is it possible for you or someone else to usurp an Emperor title? I married a woman with a weak claim on the HRE to my son (so she is now in my realm as my sons vassal) and killed off kaisers until an ...
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Any Way to Dump Event Log in Crusader Kings 2?

I've found out how to open the console, but when I input debug_dumpevents, it tells me, in red text, that the command is only for developers. So how can I access the list of events, such as you see ...
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Why did HRE set up an anti pope when the pope is already a vassal?

In my most recent game, the Holy Roman Emperor has set up an anti-pope, but the thing is the current legitimate pope is a vassal of the HRE anyway? So why on Earth did he do that? And aren't I, as ...
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How do I get onto my Liege's Council?

How do I get my character (a count in this situation) get himself appointed to his liege's council? He has a higher stat than the current councilor.
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What are the odds of passing on genetic traits?

Numerous traits in Crusader Kings 2 can pass down when having children [Ugly, Genius, Quick, Attractive]. What are the odds of passing down these traits? Is it worth it to try to marry into a ...
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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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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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How would an empire be split into an empire, a kingdom and two duchies under Elective Gavelkind?

So, I was there, casually playing as Ragnarr Lodbrok of Scandinavia, comfortable in the thought that I would soon come to pass to Valhalla and leave the Empire to be divided by my four sons according ...
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Looking for another opinion on whether my son will inherit Byzantium

This is going to get a little confusing with all the begetting, but I want you to have all the info I do to help me figure this out. Names have been simplified to help out all concerned. Children are ...
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Who can I spy on?

With the new Way of Life DLC, if you have Intrigue Focus, you should be able to Spy On other characters. For characters where the Spy On is available (greyed out or not), the requirements are listed ...
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Crown and Succession laws in recreated titles

If I recreate a kingdom title that was destroyed, what level of crown authority does it return at? Automatically at low? Or whatever level it was at when it was destroyed? Same for the succession ...
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If the father dies before his child is born, will it lose all claims?

I had a strange situation yesterday: One of my courtiers had a strong claim on an Irish county. I married him to one of my daughters, so I would sooner or later be able to get someone of my dynasty on ...
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Can I free a vassal imprisonned by another?

So, here is the situation. When my heir turned 16, I gave him a small county for him to gain prestige. I then noticed he had a pretty useful duchy claim, that quickly pressed, and won. He is now Jarl ...
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What threat do my prisoners pose?

So, after a small revolt, I imprisoned a few of my vassals. This made an excellent opportunity to restructure my realm. Those who had a different culture had their lands repossessed immediately. I do ...
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How to get rid of the “X now favors Y as the heir” messages

I have started playing CK2 as a Count of Olomouc, which means I am part of the Holy Roman Empire. But probably because of that, I constantly get messages like this one in Low Priority Messages: ...
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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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I'm a little confused when it comes to handing out duchies/emirates, who should I give them to and what should I do with them? [duplicate]

From playing alone I've already ascertained that having too many duchies = bad, and from what I've gathered from Google the strategy is to possess two duchies for yourself, holding all the counties ...
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Can I disable Sunset Invasion after starting a game?

I started a game of CK2 a while ago, with all DLC enabled, I got my nice little Scandinavian Empire spilling a bit in Russia and England, the reformed Norse religion is strong and the Empire of ...
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How do I gain land through conquest?

I have played many games of CK2 now but cannot figure out why when I win a war I NEVER gain any territory, but when I lose I often lose a county or two! Even when I siege all the ...
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Every time I play a game in Crusader Kings 2, my vassals rebel

Every time I start a new game, my vassal always rebel within like the first 5 or so years. Why does this happen? I've looked up on the wiki that I need to take away some of their titles, but they say ...
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How to invade an independent county

I'm playing as England. When I try to declare war on one of Scotland's counties I couldn't: it says that the region is independent. I have a valid Casus Belli but still I couldn't declare war.
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How to revoke a barony title in one's demesne without tyranny?

AFAIK there are at least 4 ways to revoke a title without incurring tyranny. 1) send a chancellor to fabricate claims - by far the most convenient way. The problem is you can't send him anywhere ...
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Why are only some savegames compressed?

I've just noticed that some .ck2 savegames take more or less 10x of some others, during the same match (~45MB vs ~4.5MB). I've tried to compress them, and the bigger one compresses down to a little ...
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Why did I lose all my piety upon death?

For an experiment, I tried staying peaceful and waiting for a holy war to amass piety. I was Venice and had 1 county with a 6 size. I thought it was going well - I had almost 500 piety and I had ...
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How do you win a war in CK2?

I've just bought CK2 and apparently a recent patch has invalidated most if not all walkthroughs. For instance, the Ireland start does not work anymore because you need 51% instead of 50% to create a ...
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How do matrilineal marriages work in Crusader Kings 2?

I am having trouble understanding the matrilineal marriage dynamic in Crusader Kings 2. A couple of times, I've had a female member of my dynasty marry someone matrilinearly who has then ascended to, ...
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Why is my army size halved?

When my king died, the next king (oldest son) could only raise like half the army (levies) I could before. What happened?
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Why didn't gavelkind split three kingdoms?

A neighbouring ruler had three kingdoms, all under gavelkind succession and limited or no crown authority. Furthermore, he had two duchies, with one county in each. One of the duchies is within the de ...
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What's the point of seduce in crusader kings 2? What can you do with it?

I can seduce women and sometimes have children with them. Can you do anything with the children? Like adopt them? Is there anything you can do after seduction gameplay wise or is it just a way to get ...
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How do I check if a country is at war?

I don't see a list of wars like in Europa Universalis, so how can I check if a country is at war?
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My personal demese levies halved / improvements destroyed

Hey my grand old king died at the age of 70 and I'm now playing my 7 year old heir. My personal levies have halved, for reasons unknown, even though I've kept the exact same demense. Furthermore, ...
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Why won't Crusader Kings 2 give me my land?

I had a claim on 3 different counties, courtesy of my late mother, and I fought a brutal war against the owner of them(England) after I won the game said I gained my new territory as usually but after ...
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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?