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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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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How can I play a crazy character?

I would like to try playing a "Lunatic" and/or "Possessed" character, because I heard they have some really entertaining events. Is there a reliable way to drive my current or next character crazy? ...
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Crusader Kings 2 crashes on certain date

Hi, so I'm playing CK2 as Croatia, and all of a sudden, on the 21st of March 1120, my game unexpectedly disappears and my desktop appears. I have searched the web for solutions, and all I can find is ...
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Foreigner son-in-law went on a killing spree, then formed a militia just to stand around for awhile… did I miss something?

I'm working through my first, long-term play-through after dozens (or, if I'm being honest, hundreds) of short attempts to figure out the mechanics. I'm finally getting into where some weird stuff is ...
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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 there a risk of inbred children with fake fatherhood?

I got an event where my wife cheated on me and got pregnant, but I was unable to prove it. Now her son is listed as my legitimate son. We appear as father and son in family trees, relationship screens ...
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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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How do I prevent my imbecile son from being an heir?

I have a daughter and two younger sons; they are all marrying geniuses. My oldest son is inheriting everything and he is an imbecile. My oldest son isn't a traitor so I have no legal rights to ...
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My son is a moron and I don't want him inheriting my empire. Why can't I nominate him as a bishop? [duplicate]

This is my firstborn son, Enrique. He's a total moron. Unfortunately, he's also my heir. (I have primogeniture succession and papal investiture.) My usual plan would be to nominate him for a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Character gains military traits despite not leading troops

The current character I am playing has descent martial skills (8), but not enough to lead any troops. This is quite common for me, it is more often I let other characters with higher martial skills ...
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How can I quickly reduce my realm size?

Related to how to find out how big an opponent is, I just found out that I'm the biggest kid on the block: my realm is bigger than even the Holy Roman Empire, so I can't invade anybody. But my realm ...
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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 should I punish my revolting vassals?

In my current game so far I've put down a few civil wars (playing as England currently). At the conclusion of the war, the vassals involved are all imprisoned, and I'm left to figure out what to do ...
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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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What's the benefit of destroying titles?

I am the ruler of three kingdoms. Some of my vassals have a -20 opinion penalty, because they "desire this and that kingdom". There is an option to destroy a King-level title, however it comes with a ...
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Can I disown my heir?

Everything was perfect. I have a good and young ruler, who has passed on some good genes to his sons. I also had a lot of spare lands, so I could make my heir a duke and doubly count when he came of ...
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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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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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How do I get the unique artefacts in the Elder Kings mod?

I know that in order to get the amulet of CK2EK I have to search in Sancre Tor for quite a while to find it. But how do I find the other others: The Jagged crown, the Staff of Hasedoki or all the ...
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Sometimes after I grant a title to a landless councilor, he becomes ineligible for the seat for a while: why?

I've noticed several times that if I have a landless council member and I grant him a landed title, his seat becomes vacant and I cannot appoint him again. After an unspecified amount of time he ...
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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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Does the bishop stats really matter?

If you have free investiture, you get to elect your own bishops, which is pretty neat. But do their stats really matter? Usually, I simply go through the list and pick people who have a high opinion ...
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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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What is the most effective way to spread the Norse faith in Crusader King 2?

It's the year 1000, I am the Emperor of Scandinavia and reformed the north faith. The reformation will help against the Christians getting a foot into my realm, but unfortunately this is the only ...
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How does Seduction mechanism work in Crusader Kings:2 (Way of Life DLC)? Why nobody seduces me?

Hi so I just downloaded WoL DLC of Crusader Kings 2. I started playing as a female character with attractive trait. Nobody seduced me even though all my neighbours had seduction focus. Then I tried ...
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Vassal inheritance warning - Who must die?

I have a duke who has a married a foreign duke which has given me an inheritance warning. This being Crusader Kings, my gut instinct is to have someone killed but I'm not sure who or in what order ...
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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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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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A vassal declares war on my heir. What to do?

I have recently made my heir the ruler of a small county I recently conquered. Problem is, one of my other vassals suddenly declared war on my heir over his county! Most uncool. I've not yet given my ...
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How can I support the murder-plot of another character?

Thanks to my spymaster I recently found out that there is a conspiracy of nefarious plotters among my vassals who plan the murder of my beloved son. As a ruler and father I am outraged by their ...
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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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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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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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A vassal gained a title and he became independent

I'm King. A Count under a Duke vassal of mine, inherited a Duke-level title (Petty Kingdom)… and now he's independent. I assumed that since King>Duke, he would still be my vassal, but this didn't ...
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Is marrying my own sister a good idea?

I am Zoroastrian and marrying my own sister would net me a very nice vassal opinion boost. However, I also run the risk of undesirable genetic traits (inbred). My question is, if you have played the ...
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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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Why can't I join my son-in-law's war?

I am a strong, independent King, who needs no man. As a consequence of my massive, throbbing brain, I have managed to matrilineally marry my female heir to a Frenchman, whom, despite his inferiour ...
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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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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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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. ...
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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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Can legitimised bastards be heirs?

I'm the petty king of Munster. I have a daughter by my ex-wife and my new wife isn't very fertile. I gave a courtier a good tumble, she gave me a son, and I legitimised him. I was expecting the ...
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Church and City tax details not clear from wiki

...to me at least. Reading the following three articles - http://www.ckiiwiki.com/Tax [1], http://www.ckiiwiki.com/Demesne_income [2], and http://www.ckiiwiki.com/Liege_tax [3] -, I have the ...
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Indian succession laws

I am playing as a Jainist character in south of India, where I created a kingdom title with primogeniture succession. Jainist allows you to select your heir so whether it is primogeniture or ...