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 Can't I press my Kingdom Claim? [duplicate]

I'm playing as the emperor of the Byzantines, and I want to declare war on Bulgaria. I know thay are a part of the De Jure Byzantine Empire, but I can't declare war for the entire kingdom, just all ...
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My current heir has a debt with the jews, I don't, I'm old: what to do?

My son, which currently is my heir, has a debt with the jewish moneylenders. I don't. I'm a Duke, he's a Count to another Duke. Inheritance is Gavelkind. Since I'm 60, which is the best course of ...
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Gain land by pressing claims of others?

This seems to be a question for myth busters. The point is that the claimant that I press will become my vassal. Everywhere I search for an answer people are answering differently. The claimant ...
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How do I create a feudal vassal as a tribal ruler?

I am an independent unreformed Pagan tribal ruler and when I give an unlanded tribal courtier a city or a temple, their government changes to the correct type, but when I give them a castle they stay ...
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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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What are the benefits and disadvantages of having multiple religious heads as landed vassals?

Current Condition Emperor of the Roman Empire, King of Greece, King of Aquitaine, King of Jerusalem. Has The Pope (head of Catholic) as my Vassal, gave him the Duchy of Latium and all the counties ...
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How to acquire dragons in Crusader Kings 2: A Game of Thrones Mod?

I want to be a dragon owner and raider but how to do it if I'm not Targaryen? Is there any way to do it, like with the Valerian sword quest line?
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What makes a good duke?

After successful military campaigns, I often end up earning the ire of my vassals for "too many duchies". To resolve this, I go to duchies I don't want, pick one of the counts in that duchy, and make ...
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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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What is the most efficient siege strategy? [duplicate]

When sieging enemy territory, what strategy is optimal? Is it best to collect all your troops in one huge stack and siege provinces one by one? Or is it more efficient to split into stacks that are as ...
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I'm a liege without an heir. My wife is barren. What do I do?

I'm a 28yo king of Eire with an old wife who can no longer bear children. (Don't ask me how I got here, things happen in Crusader Kings 2.) I've tried to get rid of my wife, but the Pope won't give ...
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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 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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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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Uninteractable Ghost Armies

When I declare war, very infrequently the defender will raise an army that has the appearance of a knight on a horse checkered black and white (normally armies look like infantry in my game). It has ...
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Do Crusades or Holy Wars Affect Infamy?

The infamy mechanic has been added as of Patch 2.5.1. It's supposed to work in a similar way to aggressive expansion in EU4, where by conquering provinces will contribute towards your infamy score ...
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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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How does the Seduction mechanism work? Why does AI never targets player for seduction?

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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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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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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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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Can I persuade my liege to go to war for me on one of my claims?

If I am a Duke in Sweden and I have claims on counties or duchies in another country, can I convince my liege, the King of Sweden, to take our entire country to war so I can obtain those titles? Is ...
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Is the ruler designer incompatible with setting the difficulty level?

I'm trying to set up interesting challenge modes in Crusader Kings 2, using the ruler designer in combination with upping the game difficulty. However, when I create a character via the ruler ...
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Can ecumenical patriarch permanently hold all pentarch titles?

I read on CK2 wiki that ecumenical patriarch can also hold multiple pentarch titles at the same time if desired (http://www.ckiiwiki.com/Autocephaly#Pentarchs), and that this can be used to extend the ...
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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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What are the (dis)advantages of having kings as vassals?

I'm newly the Wendish Emperor, as well as King of Poland and King of Lithuania. I also have enough of Pomerania to create that kingdom whenever I want. Because I still have gavelkind succession (...
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Can I marry my grandmother?

Looking through the thread about Crusader Kings on a CK Reddit, I ran into the following throwaway comment: The genocides, the murders, the marrying your grandmother and having kids...........
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Which Realm's crown laws apply for creating an antipope?

I finally have an empire large enough to rival the papacy. I want to create an Antipope, but I've hit a snag. I changed the investiture law in my Empire, but was not able to appoint any bishops as the ...
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How to quickly revoke all titles?

This is more of a how-to-use-the-interface question. I am a nomad and have just won subjugation of Arabian empire. For some (to me unfathomable) reason, all vassals of the previous ruler become my ...
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What methods of suicide cause the least amounts of collateral damage?

CK2 is a big game with lots of variables, so I'll stick to adding them upon being requested to minimize the hassle. Anyway, let's say that you have a lot of children and the oldest one claims all the ...
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Titles with de jure vassals transforming into titular titles

In my current game I won the crusade for the Kingdom of Andalusia which owned about 75% of the land in Iberia for hundreds of years. During inspection of my new holdings. I noticed many of the ...
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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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Where do the hordes spawn with the latest map expansion (Horse Lords)?

Given the Horse Lord expands the map quite to the east along the Siberian wastelands, do the hordes spawn earlier/in the middle of the map or they still arrive in the usual period and from outside the ...
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Stop Retreating

Sometimes in decisive battles I accidentally misclick another area to retreat, which generally ends up just killing my army. Is there a way to stop retreating once you start? I was about to start ...
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How can I keep my Kings from fighting each other?

I'm running a nice empire with, as any self respecting Emperor would require, absolute crown authority. The wiki says: Vassals can no longer go to war (except to rebel) at all ... It also does not ...
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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 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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What's the best way to annihiliate an enemy's family?

I was playing with William the Bastard, and after conquering England, i stumbled upon the problem of how to deal with the remaining Godwinsons(a few of them died in battle). So i just granted them ...
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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 of old age soon (70 years old so about 200 more to go). He has a total of 9 health and 20 ...
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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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Why can my vassals indirectly attack me?

I, a tribal emperor, and a duke vassal both have many barony vassals that don't belong to any of our directly controlled counties, with other direct vassals of me holding the counties the baronies are ...
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How can I determine why someone joined a war?

An NPC joined a war and none of his allies are in the war. How was he called into the war? The war in question is a county conquest.
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Forming Roman Empire as unreformed pagan

If I'm unreformed pagan and control all the key duchies, can I convert to christianity via concubine, form the Roman Empire, and immediately convert back to my capital's religion? Will I still keep ...
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Vassals not paying tax

I'm playing with tribal government and on my character's page under the vassals tab, it lists tribal vassals with no tax (as expected) and a handful of city and temple vassals that pay various amounts ...
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Event to change to Nomad CK2

In the recent Horse Lords DLC, there is a government system called the nomads. Is there any way to trigger, or any event ID, to change to this type of government?
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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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Call all tribal vassals to war

The wiki says there is a button to call all vassals to war in the military tab but I can't find it in any part of the tab; where is it? The only DLC I don't have is Horse Lords and my tribal vassals ...
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Count vassal gained independence from conquering a duchy in war

Is this supposed to happen? Why would conquering a duchy in war via claim work differently than usurping the title (if a count usurps a duchy and you are king they stay your vassal normally)?
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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 can one deal with tribal, pagan vassals

I started my first game with the Charlemagne DLC in 796. I am playing as a Frankish Count and trying to suck up to the King so he would grant me a Duchy. It sort of worked, but not until after he won ...