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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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?
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What are the penalties for being over the vassal limit?

I have 29 landed vassals when my limit is 22, but there doesn't seem to be an opinion or tax penalty like there is for too many duchies or too big of a demense. I've also noticed that the HRE Kaiser ...
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My only son is the heir to a city, so my titles will be inherited by my daughter. How to fix this?

Title kinda says it all - i have a son and a daughter, and he is the heir to some city i can't even find(it says city of York, and i have created a Republic from the Duchy of York, so there is ...
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How to change election type in kingdom of scotland

I'm currently king of Ireland and Scotland, and own about half of GB. One of my relatives got a claim on the Kingdom of England, so I managed to win that war and place my cousin on the throne of ...
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Whom can I declare war on as a vassal of a vassal?

I'm a Count, to a Duke, to the Emperor. I've managed to get a claim on a Count who is directly vassal of the Emperor, and the game informed me I can't declare war on him because we are both vassals ...
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What happens if your demesne is larger than the allowed size?

What happens in CK2 if your demesne is larger than the allowed size, such as 6/4 or 6/3, over a large amount of time?
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What will happen if I, as a count, give a vassal a county?

What will happen if I, as a count, give a vassal a county? Will I lose the county like a duke who gives an extra duchy?
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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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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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Custom empires / kingdoms and de jure

With the Charlemagne expansion you can form your own kingdoms and eventually empires if you have enough territory, titles and prestige to do it. So I founded my own kingdom and later my own empire, ...
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Tanist votes are never saved except mine: they are empty when I load the game

I have Tanistry succession method, and I've noticed that every time I load the game, only my vote is counted, and all my vassals vote again in a few days. Is this a known bug, and is there a known ...
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CK II Sword of islam adds anything new to the non-muslim gameplay?

Does Sword of Islam add more events or other things to the game if i play a non-muslim leader? It affects only the muslim rulers or the muslim world ?
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My Launcher isn't displaying correctly. How do I fix it?

My CKII Launcher looks like this all the time. Is there any way of fixing it? I already tried re-installing the game.
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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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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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Super-Duke vassals vs. King vassals in Crusader Kings 2

I am playing through the new Charlemagne expansion for CK2 and have been rather thrown off by the new vassal limits. Previously, I never had much worry and simply made small duchies if any at all. ...
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Can pagan holy orders be used against other pagans?

In my current game I am the king of Sweden and have reformed the Norse faith. I have access to the Jomsvikings holy order and have raised them to help out in a holy war against a Slavic duchy. However,...
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How does military technology affect my army?

If my capital province has military technology III, my other province has level II and my vassal has first level and I summon every soldier from these provinces, will each unit have different ...
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Why is my child's leige my spouse's?

I am playing as a queen, and I have 4 children. My first two have my husband as their liege, and my youngest two have me as their liege. Why are they not all mine? My oldest two have grown up, and now ...
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Which succession law applies to king/duke/count titles held by an emperor?

Which succession law applies to king/duke/count titles held by an emperor? I found this answer that says the emperor title is separate from the duchy/kingdom, but the answer does not elaborate. (...
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Unable to switch primary location in demense upon inheritance

So have a weird situation going on in my ireland game. Have the duchy of leinster and meath, has it so the eldest son inherits everything. I gave all the sons mayoral titles while they wait for dad to ...
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Is there a way to create a leader for a mercenary band?

I'm playing an old version of Crusader Kings 2 (2.1, I think). At one point, Paradox updated the game to include more mercenaries and holy orders. As I was the Irish King at the time, I had the option ...
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Crusader Kings 2 trait modding “birth” and “inherit_chance” attributes

If you create a trait with birth = 0 and inherit_chance = 100, does that effectively create a trait that only your ancestors can have? In other words does the inherit_chance attribute take precedence ...
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What event chains do different Way of Life focuses unlock?

The expansion Way of Life expansion allows your character to take a focus such as hunting, seduction, rulership, etc. What event chains / traits can I expect to unlock with the various focuses? ...
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Warscore drops when I win

I noticed something strange today. Immediately after I successfully assaulted a holding, my warscore dropped about 10 percentage points. I figured it may had something to do with my losses, so I ...
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How to appoint mayors, bishops and barons?

I am new to the game. The few tutorials I checked didn't help me understand it, or even mentioned more than the fact that I can make them. How can I do that?
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How to split a levy

I'm playing the Game of Thrones conversion mod and because of the way the provinces are set up, it's very easy to have individual levies larger than my entire fleet. I know you can create multiple ...
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Will destroying a second empire title give independence to kingdoms?

I currently have 2 empire titles. My main one is all good and I intend to keep it. My second one however managed to get a elective succession law installed and by the looks of things my heir will not ...
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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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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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Does a Heretic religion have a shorter holy war range?

I'm the King of Scotland and I control 100% of the British Isles. I'm a Lollard, and I used the Holy War CB to take control of the islands from the hands of the Catholics and the Norse. However, I can'...
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Does the CK2 AI favour other AI players?

So, I lost my war in CK2 and my kingdoms of Wales and Ireland are now ruled by Britannia. The new Emperor instituted max crown authority, destroyed titles, imprisoned several people and generally ...
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Cities still occupied by ally

I had an ally during a war, and he helped me siege some cities (his army was greater than mine). Despite us being allies and me winning the war and the county, the county still has the "siege lines", ...
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How do I kill myself? [duplicate]

My King of Ireland just died, but the problem is the child I had groomed for succession, my first son was murdered sometime ago, and now my second son inherited my kingdom. He is "Slow" and basically ...
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Why does my heir change if I imprison my son(s) in Crusader Kings 2?

Any time I imprison my non-heir son he automatically becomes heir. Why is that? For example, I uncover a plot by my second son to assassinate me or my heir and after I decide to imprison him (the ...
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Why are my vassals revolting when I give them just one title?

I'm at holy war with some Muslim region, so I have focus all of my units there. Now there are a hell of a lot of revolts going on, one after another. I think it's because I control about 98% of the ...
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What's the life expectancy?

I've fabricated a claim on a petty kindom, spending all my gold and a little bit more. Now, I've quickly recovered and I'm no longer <0, but before attacking I'd like to have some spare gold, just ...
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Can you become an emperor?

I'm playing as King of England.I have invaded the kingdom of Scotland, Wales, Portugal, half of Spain from the Muslims and part of Africa. How can I create the British empire and become Emperor? Do I ...
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What are the benefits to taking a concubine as a pagan in CK2?

When playing as a Pagan ruler with the Old Gods expansion in Crusader Kings 2, one of the options for female prisoners is to take them as a concubine. As far as I can tell, the only likely effect of ...
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How to ensure that demesne holding are not lost on succession?

Basically when ruling, it always says titles lost on succession. I am wondering how exactly you can ensure not losing demesne titles upon death, so that the heir to the kingdom keeps the same demesne ...
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How to plot successfully in Crusader Kings 2

I'm quite familiar with basic game mechanics of CK2 & playing all add-ons up to Conclave. For context sense & realm scale: I'm a King of Eire & Wales who grew from a count in the newby-...
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Needs to be approved by regent?

For some reason when I have a regent, I am not able to declare war, or do some other tasks. It says it "needs to be approved by regent." How do I go about getting regent approval?
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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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How can I raise the Centralization level of my Petty Kingdom?

This is related to How can I persuade my lords to pass a law? but not a duplicate. I am an independent grand-duke of Ireland (control 2 duchies and have no liege). I currently have minimal ...
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They imprisoned my wife who is ruler of different country. How to get her back?

I don't have any idea what to do and there aren't any causus belli actions avalible.
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What is my succession law, exactly?

i'm new to CK2 and i get confused a lot. I started as Earl of Ulster, and before my initial Earl died, i changed succession law to 'elective'. I made my daughter elected (barely - some mayor almost ...
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How can I easily consolidate dynasty holdings under one ruler?

I'm following several guides' suggestions for learning the feudal system and started a game as a Count of Ireland. I've made it to the 3rd generation of Kings of Ireland and somehow managed to land a ...
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A vassal Republic converted to Duchy, how do I convert it back?

I'm King, and one of my duke-level vassals had a Republic. She lost her main City, which happened to be located "elsewhere", i.e. not on her duchy. In her county capital, for some reason the only ...
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Why did West Francia fall apart?

In my first game with the Charlemagne DLC (starting 769) King Charles Karling the Great created a pretty big realm. But then suddenly, in 791, many of his vassals, including the duchies of Brunswick, ...