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 Pfalz when suddenly up popped the "Game Over" screen telling me I had lost my last county and that the game was over. Unfortunately, this window fills the whole screen and disables all the buttons so I can't see what happened. I'm not bitter, but I'd like to know which of my terrible decisions led to my ultimate downfall. Maybe there is a log file somewhere?

Incidentally, I don't think I died, because I had an heir (unless there was some last minute plotting to nominate an out-of-dynasty heir). So I'm guessing my title was revoked, but for what reason?

EDIT: I just re-read this question and, to be clear, I'm not inviting speculation as to what happened (interesting as that would be), but asking whether there is any kind of historical event log that I could read to find out what the last few events were in my province :)

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    If you have a save you can reload shortly before the end, you could use the observe console command and see what happens.
    – Xantec
    May 10, 2014 at 1:53
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    Ironman mode :(
    – toryan
    May 10, 2014 at 3:11
  • The history log is saved in the game logs folder, or at least it is in some Paradox games. Might have a look there.
    – mmyers
    Jun 16, 2014 at 19:51
  • Did anyone have a 'Casus Belli' on you?
    – Kolors
    Jul 3, 2014 at 11:44

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Since you have already stated that the game was playing in ironman mode, I am afraid there is no way of viewing what happened. The save is deliberately encrypted to prevent editing/reading/etc.

To answer your speculation, yes, your liege can, under some circumstances revoke your one and only title. Converting to a heresy only makes it easier for tyrannical lieges who have a claim on your county to imprison you and confiscate it.

A thread here talks about exactly that happening, with the conclusion that you don't want to give your liege any reason to do that if you are a one-county holder.

Of course, you may have died with no legal heir.

However since you played on ironman, we shall not know!

Good luck next time, and remember to pay attention above to diplomacy and intentions, not just below.


A common cause of such automatic title revocation is your liege lord losing land - if a duke or king loses their demesne in a war and has 0 county-level titles left, they will immediately usurp a county from any of their vassals.

Other claims will give you a chance to respond and/or defend your title in a war, but this will mean immediately losing your county.

  • This happens a lot with gavelkind succession, needing to make a new holding for each inheriting, unlanded child. If you have a county that's the de jure capital of a duchy, kingdom or empire, you should plan on becoming the liege yourself or losing that holding to a nasty succession (i.e. don't spend money on improving it).
    – Dacio
    Nov 27, 2015 at 20:19

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