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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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 do I get my friend elected mayor?

I really dislike the current mayor of Genoa and would like to replace him with a friend of mine. So I revoked his title, but I am having a bit of trouble making my courtier the new mayor. If as a king ...
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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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How long do title revocation penalties last?

I want to revoke a couple of vassal titles and would like to spread out the penalties over a longer period of time. How long does an individual revocation penalty last for, and does the game track ...
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How to maximise the odds of becoming Cathar?

In two separate games, twice I received the event that allows you to become Cathar, and I never received events towards other heresies. Since I like very much to play as Cathar, I'd like to know how ...
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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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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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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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What are the odds of passing on genetic traits?

Numerous traits in Crusader Kings 2 can pass down when having children [Ugly, Genius, Quick, Attractive]. What are the odds of passing down these traits? Is it worth it to try to marry into a ...
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What happens if you expel the Jews?

I haven't been able to find complete informations about expelling the Jews. how much gold do you get if you do it? how much gold does calling them back cost? does being heretic (i.e. Cathar) change ...
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Requirements to keep vassal when they inherit foreign lands

What are the requirements for keeping someone as your vassal when they inherit/conquer lands outside your realm ? The wiki says they most already hold an equal title in your realm, but I've had many ...
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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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Can inheritance pass on to mother's dynasty?

I'm considering theoretical possibility of using the following scenario to obtain more land for my heir by successfully marrying my other children and then engineering the succession (murdering ...
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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 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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Being Invaded in Crusader Kings 2

So I'm building up my empire nicely. I'm King of Wales and Scotland, soon to be King of Ireland, and then slowly move into England – and become Emporer of Britannia. I've done it before (though ...
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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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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 revoke a barony title in one's demesne without tyranny?

AFAIK there are at least 4 ways to revoke a title without incurring tyranny. 1) send a chancellor to fabricate claims - by far the most convenient way. The problem is you can't send him anywhere ...
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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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Pressing claim on an Empire

Is it possible for you or someone else to usurp an Emperor title? I married a woman with a weak claim on the HRE to my son (so she is now in my realm as my sons vassal) and killed off kaisers until an ...
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What determines if a vassal king desires an empire

I am the emperor of Hispania and Francia and have two vassal kings, the king of Navarra and the king of France. The king of Navarra doesn't desire the empire of Hispania, but the king of France has a ...
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Are jewish rabbis NOT disqualified from inheritance?

I'm playing CK2 2.0.4. I know it's old version, but I strongly dislike all this India stuff. During my Khazar campaign, I tried to disqualify my second son from gavelkind inheritance by giving him ...
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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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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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Why is my army size halved?

When my king died, the next king (oldest son) could only raise like half the army (levies) I could before. What happened?
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Any Way to Dump Event Log in Crusader Kings 2?

I've found out how to open the console, but when I input debug_dumpevents, it tells me, in red text, that the command is only for developers. So how can I access the list of events, such as you see ...
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Ruling an empire of duchies [closed]

I currently have the Empire of Hispania with all of its de jure kingdoms, as well as most of France's kingdoms and a few in Britain. I currently hold most of the kingdom titles personally and wanted ...
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Changing Character Government type? Crusader Kings 2

With the Horse Lords expansion, it is a lot harder to switch your government type. I'm playing as a tribal Irish character, in the north of Ireland. I can't find anyway to switch from Tribal to ...
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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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Why is the independence war going on, when I'm no longer his vassal anyway?

I was a Count under a Duke under the Basileus. I had enough counties to create a new Duchy, but the game wouldn't let me, because "you can't create a title as great as your liege's". I declared a ...
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Will sleeping with my son's wife have a negative effect on our relationship?

I'm relatively new to Crusader Kings 2 and have started as the King of Munster. My first act was to find suitable wives for both myself and my Son and Heir. As my main aim was to expand the family as ...
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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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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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How can I destroy the Papacy as a Muslim or Pagan?

When playing as a Muslim or Pagan, I would like to inflict significant damage on the Christian world, and conquering Rome somehow doesn't grab me as that significant (not to mention that once I saw an ...
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How is my “Home Base” determined, and how can I move it?

In Crusader Kings II, each noble has a "home base" of sorts: it's where their coat-of-arms appears on the map. When you're a ruler, your vassals are more likely to revolt the further away they are; ...
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Can Reformed Slavic Pagans Request a Great Holy War?

I'm new to the game, playing as Poland. I have reformed the Slavic (pagan) faith. The head of the religion (who is my vassal) has called a Great Holy War on their own already. I'm wondering if it's ...
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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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Revoking a Duke's last county?

If I revoke a duke's last remaining county, and he/she has no remaining vassals, will they remain the duke? I wondering because I've just conquered England as Harald the IV of Norway and I have a ...
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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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What do “regions” do?

With a recent update, counties appear to have a new property "region" (or maybe it was always there but only now it appears on the GUI). For example, Worcester is part of "region_british_isles"[sic], ...
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Conflicting Succession Law Conditions

I'm looking to change the succession law from Gavelkind to Primogeniture. However there appear to be conflicting conditions. Title is not a Viceroyalty. Holder, Any Held Title, Is a Viceroyalty. ...
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Is there a way to determine character motivations?

I'm often left scratching my head at the choices my courtiers or neighbors make. For example, sometimes I catch wind of a plot to kill somebody where there is no obvious relationship between the ...
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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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My nobles won't support a law [duplicate]

I'm trying to increase the level of tax on cities. Currently no-one is voting for it except me (3/11 votes). I've looked through this site, and found comments to the effect of 'Your vassals don't ...
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CKII - Aquitaine, Hugh's Host

In the middle of quelling a rebellion this strange army appeared in the south of my lands - Hugh's Host. It has something like 6 stacks of 4k men or so and practically decimated my forces. Thing is, ...
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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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Pressing inherited vassal claim

As Queen of Aquitaine, I was pressing a weak claim war on the Duchy of Anjou on behalf of one of my vassals when he died, causing the war to be cancelled. The vassal's titles were inherited by his ...
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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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How would an empire be split into an empire, a kingdom and two duchies under Elective Gavelkind?

So, I was there, casually playing as Ragnarr Lodbrok of Scandinavia, comfortable in the thought that I would soon come to pass to Valhalla and leave the Empire to be divided by my four sons according ...