I am an 'independent count' (ie my direct liege is the King) in the Kingdom of Lombardy. The honorary title designated regent should give me a positive modifier with my king (+10), and probably prestige.

However, my liege, the King of Lombardy, went into hiding and so I am acting as regent.

becoming regent

From regencies I've had I am aware that one's regent has to agree with decision/actions- sending money, declaring war, etc.


The wiki page for regency deals mainly with the issue of selecting and having an AI character regent. It does have to say the following:

Regents may:

  • face competition from other courtiers/direct vassals for control over the regency, including being replaced.
  • embezzle money from the ruler
  • donate to charity on behalf of the ruler (ruler loses wealth but gains piety)
  • steal demesne holdings from the ruler, if the ruler has at least 5
  • lower crown authority or tribal organization
  • attempt to kill the underage ruler
  • attempt to declare the underage ruler insane, imprison the ruler, and eventually steal the throne

But it isn't clear if any or all of these apply to a player regent.

What powers, effects or decisions does being regent give me?

Note: I don't have Conclave DLC, but I am interested in effects that are in play either with Conclave or without.

  • 2
    I never played as a regent before, but the general philosophy of CKII is that players and NPCs have the same options available to them. Have you checked the Intrigue screen?
    – Philipp
    Mar 6, 2018 at 16:15
  • Good point, will check! I've not had any events in the number of years I've been regent - compare with eg being a Steward/Chancellor etc or guardian.
    – bertieb
    Mar 6, 2018 at 16:22
  • @Philipp I checked, and there seem to be no decisions or plots in the intrigue screen relating to being regent. Good thought though!
    – bertieb
    Mar 6, 2018 at 22:38
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    As with most paradox games, the AI screws with you when they become regents but you can't screw with the AI.
    – Xander
    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:42
  • @Xander Hah! Well, I'll just have to screw them in other ways...
    – bertieb
    Jun 6, 2018 at 13:16

1 Answer 1


You don't get any powers or any decision to carry out any of those things.

However there are events for all of those which can be triggered depending on a number of factors and sheer dumb luck. At the same time, your charge can get the event to charge at you with a wooden horse and kill you by pushing you off the balcony.

You can find the full list of events here. You can then proceed to looking them up in the events file and find the triggering conditions for each one of them.

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    I figured as much but I couldn't find anything definitive, good tip on the events :)
    – bertieb
    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:43

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