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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I imprisoned my wife: if I exile her, will we be still married?

Since my wife had the annoying habit of murdering my spymasters, I've decided it was time for her to experience the dungeons. Now I've noticed I've basically four options: execute her exile her ...
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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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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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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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Once I set the Absolute Cognatic Succession Law, will that remain even if my heir isn't Cathar?

I've converted to catharism and set the succession law to absolute cognatic: will that remain set even if my heir is not a cathar himself?
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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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What exactly causes an alliance to be formed?

A male cousin of mine is married to a female ruler, and they have a son which, since it's a regular marriage, is also part of my dynasty. However, we are not considered allies. Why? I did press her ...
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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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CKII - 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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If I usurp a King, will all of his vassals swear fealty to me?

I am the King of Ireland, and I've conquered Wales and carved myself a good chunk out of the Kingdom of England. My goal is to drive the English off the island, and form the Empire of Brittania. ...
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My neighbour is rich. I want in on that

I noticed that my dear neighbourino has a considerable amount of cash just laying around. Is there any way I can relieve him of it? Or is that money frozen in his Swiss bank account, for his heir to ...
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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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CK2 - 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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How come this county has both Muslim and Christian holdings?

I am neighbouring the Kingdom of Navarra. Some of their holdings have mixed ownership. As you can see in this screenshot, the castle belongs to Navarra, while the temple and the city belongs to the ...
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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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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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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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Mixing succession laws- is there a downside to this?

After much diplomacy, war and diplomatic wars I've reunited France and Aquitaine. All my land is in those kingdoms. France has Primogeniture sucession. Aquitaine has Gavelkind. I personally control ...
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How do I list the honorary titles that I've granted?

I am playing as a count and granted honorary titles to a few persons early on in the game. Now I want to grant a title to a new vassal, but I suspect I have run out of titles to grant (the button is ...
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Fulfilling vassals' ambitions gives no opinion bonus. Is this a bug?

Say you have a vassal or couriter who wants to get married, and you help him by arranging marriage but his opinion of you doesn't change. Is this a bug or not? I'm on version 2.1.6
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Why can't I start a great holy war

I am the Fylkir (reformed norse version of the pope) and would very much like to know why I cannot start another holy war. I am playing as Empire of Britannia. I have all the holy sites. The year is ...
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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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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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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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Conflicting Wargoals

The HRE asked me to join in their war. I refused and then looked at who they were attacking and I noticed there were trying to claim an independent county somewhere in the Alps (forget the name). So I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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Is there any disadvantage to joining an ally's war but then not lifting a finger to help?

If I have a powerful but far-off ally who asks me to join their war at a moment when I'm too busy with my own wars, is there any disadvantage to accepting their call for help but then never actually ...
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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 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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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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Can my save games be salvaged?

I've been away from Crusader Kings for a while, to focus on more important things in life (mainly Europa Universalis 4). I run my game through Steam, so it autoupdates even if I don't play it for a ...
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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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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 ...
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Why am I suddenly hostile to the whole world?

I've been doing a Cathar world conquest, and suddenly all hell has broken loose. The entire world seems to be against me... in a weird way. I'm not in any war, everyone is just hostile for some ...
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My son/heir wants to join the Varangian Guard, should I let him?

I'm currently fighting to try to subjugate Ostlandet, and my son/heir prompted this message: My current king (Jarl Tolir) is 56 years old, and I expect him to die at any moment. I just had a ...
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Can I siege/take county that is under the control of a revolt?

So Norway is defending itself from an internal revolt that has taken over several provinces including Cornwall. I have a De Jure claim on it, but it is currently taken over by the revolt (when I click ...
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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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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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Several console commands not working in Crusader Kings 2

There are a few console commands which do not work. For example debug_yesmen, it says it is "developer only". How do I make this work? Do I have to edit the game files?
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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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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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Why did I lose?

Was I killed? Did my county get invaded by hostile forces? Did my Liege get sick of me converting everyone to Lollardism (HERESY!) and revoke my title? I was happily bumbling along as the Count of ...