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 inherit? What if his heir is unlanded?

He is an Emir, under a Sultan liege, and only has one holding left.

I, as a Catholic King, have a holy war casus belli on him. I can also straight up usurp his Emirate, as I own 100% of the de jure territory – this will give me a de jure claim CB.

I also own 95% of the de jure territory in the Sultanate, so I can also usurp that title, thus making the good Emir independent. Not sure if it is useful, other than voiding the truce I have with the Sultan.

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    I didn't understand half the vocabulary used but I still loved the question :D
    – WizLiz
    Dec 1, 2014 at 20:40
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    I saw this question in the Hot Network Questions column on another site, completely out of context. It wasn't until after reading the answer that I realized it was about a game.
    – lfalin
    Dec 2, 2014 at 18:33

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First, usurp his liege's title. This will cause him to become independent and, more importantly, gives you a de jure claim on his county.

Press the de jure claim. You need to do this instead of holy warring because holy war will only take his title (and he'll move to another court).

When you win, you'll vassalise him. Revoke his title. Hopefully, since he hates you, he'll refuse. This will allow you to imprison him without tyranny.

Once he's imprisoned and his title has been revoked, banish him. You'll get all his money.

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    Oh, that is devious – and it does make sense. I may upset a lot of people in the process, though (due to the extra kingdom and possible tyranny points). I will probably be really unpopular – but I'll also be stinking rich, which is a comfort.
    – Nix
    Dec 1, 2014 at 11:41
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    @Nix If the Emir has no vassals outside of his only remaining County, a de jure ducal claim on his only County will vassalize him to you. If he has any vassals outside of his one held County he will take one of their titles and remain the vassal of the sultan while you take the county title from him.
    – CrusaderJ
    Dec 1, 2014 at 14:13
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    That's nicer than King Phillip was to the Templars. Dec 1, 2014 at 20:52
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    Banishing the Templars and taking their stuff is also in this game. Dec 1, 2014 at 23:24
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    @Nix He needed to be a count with a single county level title. Dec 13, 2014 at 16:44

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