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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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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Tackling a lack of boats

Playing Crusader Kings 2 with the Charlemagne expansion, I started a game as a count in southern Greece (Byzantine Empire). I rebelled against my liege, and then against the emperor (note: the magic ...
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How to use the 'Free from captvity' option from the intrigue focus

So I want to free my kinswomen from the King of France's prison but I see no option anywhere, despite having the intrigue focus? Can anyone help?
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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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Marrying my Dynasty into a Duchy and Becoming it's New Liege

I'm going to make this fairly specific, but it's a situation that will probably be familiar to many people. I'm a king (The Petty King of Ulster, used to be the Earl of Ulster) and after my first wife ...
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Unwinnable war?

I've been playing a nice little campaign for a couple weeks and I seem to have found myself in an unwinnable situation. I had two major back to back rebellions I had to crush with two wars from a ...
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Can I attack rebels rebelling against a different duke with same liege

There is a (peasant?) rebellion happening in a neighboring duchy, and I'd really like to help the duchess there because she's betrothed to my son. I tried raising a levy and simply moving my troops ...
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How do I transfer ownership of a Trade Post?

With the titleowner console command, I can transfer ownership of land by transferring titles. However, I don't see any titles for trade posts, so I can't use this method to transfer ownership of a ...
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What's the pro of creating a theocracy?

I've searched on both wikis and on google itself, but I've found almost nothing about theocracies. What are the pros and cons of having a theocratic vassal?
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Can I reorganize vassals under multiple held titles?

My current character holds 3 kingdom titles, but somehow the vassals have ended up homogenized between them geographically. Is there a way I can reorganize my vassals so that if one of the titles is ...
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How do you defeat Harold Godwinson in the William the Bastard campaign?

I read that if I wait a bit, Harold goes to fight Harald on Stamford bridge and gets messed up in the process. Yet all that happens is that the guy just keeps attacking me, totally ignoring Harald. ...
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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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How are concessions calculated?

When somebody attacks me and he surrenders, he pays me concessions (at least with some casus bellis, such as “de jure war”). For example, currently, I am king of Bohemia, and I am defending against ...
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Playing Crusader Kings II at very high resolution

I've noticed that in Crusader Kings II you can select the 5K Retina resolution: 5120x2880. I did, and the game resolution itself was correctly set… but the interfaces were just downscaled. That is, ...
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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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How does the Seduction mechanic work? Why does nobody try to seduce me?

I started playing as a female character with attractive trait. Nobody seduced me even though all my neighbors had the seduction focus. Then I tried starting again, with Ironman mode on, and then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do graphical DLC apply to in-progress game?

I'm considering buying some of the graphical DLC, but I'm already in the middle of a game and don't want to start a new one. So, when I load the existing game after buying the DLC, what will happen? ...
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Territory lost through Vassal Inheritance - what should I have done? [duplicate]

I'm confused. As the King of Aquitaine, I had a vassal Countess of Foix. Her heir was Count of a single county in France (both nations are Elective Gavelkind). I had a Vassal Inheritance Warning, ...
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Why can't I grant the Kingdom of Wales to the Grand-Mayor of Gwynedd?

I'm Emperor of Alba and besides the Kingdom of Eire I control the Kingdom of Wales(1). One of its Dukes is the Grand-Mayor of Gwynedd, which has built a lot of trade posts and stuff over the years. ...
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What are the effects of Education by people of Foreign Cultures?

So, I think at this point, I have established the following: Educating your heir with a foreign culture can really harm your vassals opinion of you. (And, subsequently, their opinion of him when he ...
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How can I activate DLC without using the launcher?

I can't start CK2's launcher (ck2game.exe) due to problems with Nvidia drivers for my Optimus+Ion netbook, so I can only launch the game directly (ck2.exe). The usual way to activate DLC is to select ...
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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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Landing council members [duplicate]

Why is it, when I decide to land a council member in order to boost their opinion, do I end up losing them? If I give, say, my spymaster a minor barony that I own, they are still my direct vassal, but ...
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How to get the Zealous trait

I´m playing the Elder Kings mod and have an elf on the throne meaning that my character isn´t going to die anything soon (70 years old so about 200 more to go) and have a total of 9 health and 20 ...
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Reforming the Roman Empire as Catholic

Is it possible? I get the impression that you have to be orthodoxy to form the Roman Empire, but I'm not 100% sure. If you don't convert to orthodoxy, what would be your path?
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Removing Adventurers

Having just lost about a week of progress towards the Saoshyant achievement in my Crusader Kings 2 Ironman game, I am somewhat vexed. Since adventurers are unbalanced, unrealistic and not remotely ...
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Culture building destroyed (not disabled) if I build one as different culture?

My understanding was that when a character of a different culture takes over a barony, the cultural building of the previous culture is disabled. This happened in my situation, I was Dutch culture ...
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Embarking and disembarking

I find it very fiddly to embark and disembark, sometimes the ship just refuse to approach the land! does the landing site have to be allied land with a port facility or something...? And sometimes i ...
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How do I force an enemy to surrender and accept my demands?

I am totally stumped this OFTEN happens; I'm at war and the enemy has one county. I have successfully seiged all holdings in this county but the enemy (in this case the chieftess of Rogaland) still ...
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Do war hosts have any weaknesses?

A massive army of 10000 men suddenly appeared, intent on conquering Sweden. My own army itself is only 10000 including mercenaries, but even if I get good defensive ground they get wiped out ...
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Crusader Kings 2+ (Mod) download

Where can I download the english CK2+ mod? The mod section of the paradox forums appears to be empty, even when logged in. When I google CK2+, I can only find the mod in Russian. However, it seems to ...
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Will existing castles change to cities when I reform my government?

So, I'm playing as tribal Scandinavia and am nearing the point where I'll have to decide whether I want to reform to become a republic or a feudal state. I have already reformed the Germanic faith and ...
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Why do my wife and I have different heirs?

So I am playing the Game of Thrones MOD on CK2. My character married their son to the eventual Queen of the Iron Throne. My character died, and now my character is the King. Her heir is my now oldest ...
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CK2 - Others' potential army size

Is there an accurate way to gauge the size of a potential enemy's total manpower without actually going to war and seeing his megastack smash you into pieces?
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Do Dynastic Stains go away in Crusader Kings 2: Game of Thrones mod?

So, it turns out I may have murdered a few too many people and been caught a bit too often. My latest heir has gained the "Dynastic Stain" trait: Is this something that is permanent for my dynasty ...
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How to win the rebellion in Poland 1066?

I'm playing as Poland at the beginning of CK2 without the Old gods expansion so 1066. A rebellion starts in Poland at the beginning of the game or 1 or 2 years after. What is the best way to ...
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Stopping the spam from tribal vassals

I'm playing as the King of Sweden in the Charlemagne start. I now have lots of tribal vassals. I'm also fighting a lot of wars. The problem is that every time I start a war and call my 20+ vassals, I ...
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How to claim counties of my duchy?

I am playing as an English count of Northampton in 1070s. The English king has given me the Duchy of Wessex, but I don't have contol over the Wessex county. I can't declare war on Wessex: all the ...
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How can I reclaim a barony from a Holy Order?

I just need to take control of one barony to restore the Roman Empire, but that barony is hands of a Holy Order, I've tried excommunicating them, and also tried to create a claim, but my counselor ...
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Will the offspring from a bastard male and a dynasty female be of my dynasty? (Merchant Republic)

Ok I have a unwed niece and I want her to produce more offspring of my dynasty. Will marrying a bastard male make the children of my dynasty or his? Also I'm a merchant replublic so I can't select ...
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How do you make things instant build in CK2?

How do you make things instant build in CK2? I tried to look up commands but I couldn't find any. From a long time ago I sort of remember there was one but I couldn't find one.
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What are main reasons for not connecting?

I can't connect to many of my friends yet they can connect to me. What are the main reasons for people not being able to connect? Is it something to do with my Firewall? My Internet Firewall is low ...