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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 my sister inherited the half of empire?

I was an emperor of Britannia and a dozen of kingdoms. The inheritance low was "Agnatic-Cognatic Primogeniture": https://i.imgur.com/XutrPIm.jpg (screenshot was taken after the emperor died). When my ...
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Defensive Pact member drop leave the pact after reload

My threat level is around 80-90%, as soon as it drops lower I declare another war. The limiting factor to my further expansion is the amount of opposing pacts... But, quite often after I load the ...
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Is this an exploit? What is the drawback

I got an imperial administration law and can revoke dutchies without upsetting vassals. Once I had a debt and one of my counts offered to by a dutchy title for 200 gold. I sold that, and few seconds ...
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Can I increase the chance of stealing artifacts in castle sieges?

Someone stole my dynasty's ancient sword. I know that if I besiege their capital castle there is a chance I might be able to steal it back again. What is the actual percentage, and are there any ...
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How to revoke duchy from a pope

At some point I've granted a duchy to a pope, now would like to revoke it. I can just take it out, but vassals going to be unhappy. If it was a regular (not a pope) vassal, I could try to play with ...
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OP way to control your realm? Any draw back for this?

In my playthrough for Norway, I have England invaded. There are quite a few Saxon dukes that time to time have plots and give a reason to arrest them. Usually, the arrest chance is low and when I try ...
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Any drawback to keep many prisoners?

The longer I play the more prisoners are in my prison. Some I can ransom, but already more than 20 are sitting that I can't ransom... Is there any drawback keeping them alive?
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Why my duchy took my county?

Playing as Norway I had a claim on Jemtland and took it from Sweden. Few years after, my duchy attacked that province and make its owner his own vassal... how is this possible? How to protect from ...
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What title should claimant to have to remain my vassal after supporting his claim?

I'm a king of Norway and England, have a courtier who is a bishop of Norwich, which is in Norfolk county. This Bishop has 3 claims: one on a Duchy of Britany, another on a Kingdom of Breizh, and on a ...
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In what contexts is it strategic to form your own mercenary band in CK2?

In Crusader Kings 2 with the Conclave DLC you can form your own mercenary band. As with most decisions there's a trade off: you gain income but your personal levies are reduced. When have other ...
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Does raiding make me more threatening?

I've garnered an extremely high threat score from my recent conquests. Am I safe to raid my neighbors while it decreases or will that increase my threat level also?
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I'm female and about to lose my dynasty

After a bunch of political scheming and clever marriages, I made my wife queen of Aquitaine, making my son the heir to both Valencia and Aquitaine. Then he died. Then my other son died, leaving my ...
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Steam showing weird pop up after buying some DLCs for CK2

I bought some DLCs for CK2 at Steam. Since then, Steam is showing the following pop up before launching the game. After that, it doesn't ask me to enter the keys at all. The DLCs are showing as ...
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Which is the least worse: imprisonment by foreign power or abdication?

I'm simultaneously losing two wars: a rival war against the African Sultanate that aims to imprison me and a civil war for my throne as King of Italy. I'm unable to successfully sue for a white peace ...
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How to see the visibility of my secret religion?

Is there a way (that does not involve the console/cheating) to see the current visibility of my secret religion?
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CK2 Hospital questions

My demesne has several hospitals (about 6). My primary county hospital is maxed out, but I want to move my capital to Constantinople (more central location in my empire). So 2 questions: Do hospitals ...
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How do I get changes to faction criteria to take effect, so I can create an elective succession faction?

Context: Why can't I make the HRE elective? 'Elective succession' factions are un-creatable in vanilla CK2 due to a bug As the rather wordy title implies, elective succession factions are ...
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Why can't I make the HRE elective?

Some years ago, my liege (the King of Lombardy) managed to form the Holy Roman Empire as a Hereditary Aristocratic Empire. As an important vassal within the realm, I would like to see elective ...
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How does granting a landed title to a Council member make them lose their position? [duplicate]

I wanted to reduce my demense count by giving up some of my titles to my Councillors, for example my Spymaster who is Mayor. I granted them one of my duchies and now he's kicked off the Council, ...
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Converting succession type from Gavelkind to Primogeniture in early game

My character controls the Grand Prinicipality of Kiev and various counties, whose succession type is Gavelkind. I wish to convert it to Primogeniture but I require level 3 Legalism. Is there a faster ...
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Is there a way to give titles to independent lords?

In crusader kings 2 with shattered world mod for a challenge i am not creating a duchy. As a result my only means of expansion is to grant counties to my relatives and form a tight knit alliance with ...
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How to counter Catholic holy orders as a Germanic?

I am playing Iron Man Jarldom of Sjælland Kingdom of Denmark from the Old God's start. My self-imposed goal is to spread the (reformed) Germanic faith as wide as possible and make it the dominant ...
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I'm regent for my king, now what?

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 ...
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Crusader Kings 2 necessary beginning campaign moves to generate gold

I have tried completing the tutorial. I have also watched (and will continue to watch YouTube tutorials). I tried two campaigns. One as a Romanian Count of Severin and I got destroyed by the ...
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Roman culture for converted CK2 game

I finished Crusader Kings 2 (CK2) where I own the Roman Empire. I converted the save game and bring it to Europa Universalis 4 (EU4). If I were to create Roman Empire in EU4, regions with my primary ...
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Automatically decline all marriage proposition to my widowed mother

Our previous incarnation died young at the age of 21 years old due to cancer and possibly due to the now hanged Court Physician cutting his Excalibur off in his treatment. Our previous incarnation ...
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Started a war but got nothing from winning

I have declared a war aginst Pictland but got no territory or anything after winning it. Am I missing something obvious? Screenshot before war: and before declaring peace:
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Why did I lose the game?

So I have a saved game on 1.1.1453. If I unpause the game, I lose a day later. As far as I can tell I didn't die. I have 3 sons, one of them is my heir. No losing wars that could suddenly claim all my ...
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As a queen, what must I do to take the son of my husband's dynasty out of succession line? [duplicate]

I have two sons now, one is of my former husband's side and older than the second son of my side from matrilineal marriage. The first son won't leave the succession line. I can't conspire to murder ...
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Will I lose Elective Monarchy if I switch to Limited Council Authority as a Muslim?

As in the title, I currently have Elective Monarchy as a Muslim Sultan and am wondering whether my succession law will automatically change to Open if I switch to Limited Council Authority.
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Predicting Succession Outside Dynasty

I am playing as a one province count in India. I have murdered the heirs of Rashtrakuta until the grandchildren of the king are the only males left in the dynasty tree other than the king himself. Now ...
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I slept with the empress and my offspring stands to inherit the throne. How do I benefit?

I've seduced the spouse of a powerful ruler and this resulted in a child. The ruler thinks the child is his and the offspring is of his dynasty. How do I benefit? Is there any way I can actually ...
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Make sure Duchy I give is the main title of Vassal

This is a situation that I didn't quite feel was completely covered in a lot of what I've read. My current situation is that I'm the King of Brittany and can usurp France as soon as the poor bastard ...
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How to get a second kingdom?

I'm new to the game, and am on my first playthrough where I've successfully become the King of Ireland. I've been eyeing up the title of King of Brittany, but I'm not sure of the best way to take it. ...
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Muslim vassals after winning war for province?

So after fabricating a claim on Tunis, I attacked and won as King of Sicily. I also made sure to wait until every holding was successfully besieged. But now, I only hold the barony. All other ...
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Edit impassable Mountain Range

I want to do some map editing in the Alpine region but don't know how to move/remove impassable mountain ranges. I already looked in the PATH_TO_CK2\map folder and found in the terrain.txt ...
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Duke in different Kingdoms?

So here's the thing, through clever marriages I've made myself Duke of 3 different Duchies. They are currently all under the rule of the King of Lotharingia, but as soon as he dies the Kingdom will ...
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My Vassals keep turning into faithless heathens. How do I fix that?

I recently got the Monks and Mystics DLC. I started playing as Seljuq Sultan of Rum. I was pretty confident that I'd be able to knock out the ERE way before Ottomans even appear. But then this ...
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reload event file in Crusader Kings2

While working on event files, I have to restart the game every time I make a change so that the game loads the updated file. Is there a console command to do this without restarting the game?
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How do I win the Chess with Death event?

With Reaper's Due I've been getting the "Chess with Death" event very often, even if I have supernatural events off! How do I turn it off or beat it?
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How do I find out if my firstborn is legitimate?

My wife turned out to be an adulteress and I'm not the father of our fourth child - one of my vassal dukes is. I guess I was too busy ruling an empire and not paying attention to my wife enough (I'm ...
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Why isn't my character in line of succession to Holy Roman Empire?

Context I am playing as Duke of Austria currently. The scenario is, My character's grandmother married her cousin who was Duke of Upper Burgundy. Since both were of the same dynasty, I didn't do a ...
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How to survive the transition from tribal to a republic?

I started a game as Pomeranian tribal in the early middle ages bookmark (Charlemagne). Things went really smoothly as a tribal, large armies and I easily defeated the neighbours. The biggest challenge ...
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Merchant republic retinue

If, as the doge, I create a retinue, who inherits that retinue when I die. Does the retinue stick with the title of the doge? Or does it transfer to the new patrician of my house?
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Grant Titles to Non-local people

Should I grant titles of my newly conquered lands to courtier from my religion and culture? Does it help spread my influence on them? E.g: An Orthodox Russian Courtier gets granted lands on Islamic ...
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How does the inbreeding mechanic work in CK2?

If you marry a close relative (1st cousin or closer) there is a chance of your children gaining the inbred trait. My question is simple, as I accidentally ended up in a similar situation; My half ...
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I can't raise any levies at all, is that a bug?

I was playing as a king (Austrasia), then I was overthrown. I am now Duke of Brabant. The year is 913, I started in 769. However, I can't raise any of my demesne or liege levies. All of the buttons ...
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Revoking bishoprics without opinion penalty

If I wanted to revoke a feudal title, I would usually go via: have spymaster discover a plot / have the vassal rebel -> imprison the guy -> revoke his feudal title (e.g. county). This way I don't get ...
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Crusader Kings 2 From Count to a Duchy

I am in a terrible vassalage situation. I am one of various counts you can find in West Francia at the old god start. I manage to get into West Francia current ruler's good grace briefly and asked ...
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If I revoke a title and the vassal refuses, do I still get the penalty?

If I revoke a title from a vassal and he refuses, do I still get the opinion penalty from the other vassals? That is: he refuses, so we go to war, I win, he ends up in jail, and then I can freely ...