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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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How can I quickly defeat someone who has no armies or holdings?

Recently I had someone with zero troops, no holdings and no vassals declare war on me, attempting to press their claim of a single county of mine. The only title they have is a duchy level titular ...
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Is there any reason to care that my wife is cheating on me?

Every so often I becomes suspicious that my wife (or one of my lovers) is cheating on me and I have the option to investigate. However I don't see any reason why I would want to know if they are ...
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My ally demesne levy size bigger than maximum, how he achieved it?

Currently I am playing as Serbian king, and I am allied with Bulgarian Tsar. Looking at his character: I noticed his demesne levy size are way above maximum. How he achieved it? NOTE: No mods or ...
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Why do city tax value differ between title screen and county screen

First image shows that income tax for city Dioclea is 6.85 while second screen shows value of 6.22 I was able to calculate city tax value using formula provided in wiki and I got value of 6.22 Also ...
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Why I can't grant a duchy to a count?

I have a duchy (Grand Principality of Smolensk) and 2 counties belong to me while 3 other counties to my vassals. Because I have too many duchies I was going to give one of the counties to a good ...
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How to become a king of a friendly dynastic kingdom?

I'm the king of Kievan Rus and have quite a bit of territory. My goal is to become emperor of Russia. As a step towards is to become a king of Chernigov Kingdom. My inheritance law is elective ...
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How can I raise the Centralization level of my Petty Kingdom?

This is related to How can I persuade my lords to pass a law? but not a duplicate. I am an independent grand-duke of Ireland (control 2 duchies and have no liege). I currently have minimal ...
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Who will inherit?

I'm a king of Kiev Rus, my vassal (duke, she) is Matrilineally married to a king of another kingdom (of Chernigov). They have a son of my dynasty. Will he become an independent king once his father (...
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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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How to check laws of other kingdoms?

How to check laws of other kingdoms? In particular, I'm inheritance what are inheritance laws? Thanks!
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Why my successor does not become my heir?

I have elective gavelkind inheritance law. Apparently, one member of my Dynasty has an STRONG own kingdom and I can nominate him as a successor. I've bought succession support enough so he is a winner ...
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How to die fast [duplicate]

I have a good heir which I'd like to inherit EVERYTHING I have. I'd like to play with him as he has a claim on a kingdom I can conquer fast and easy... How can I die myself so my heir inherits ...
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How to retake the throne?

I am the duke and got the claim on my Lieges kingdom. My liege can get 10000 troops (including vassals). I can get myself 10000 I have few other dukes (that are also vassals of my liege) allied to me. ...
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How to marry grandkids?

I have my daughter married my liege. They have a daughter (my granddaughter). I also have a grandson (from a son, who died). To become a liege (in the next generation) I want to marry them. But when ...
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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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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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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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Why my sister inherited the half of empire?

I was an emperor of Britannia and a dozen kingdoms. The inheritance low was "Agnatic-Cognatic Primogeniture" (screenshot was taken after the emperor died). When my Ruler died, he had two daughters. ...
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How can I activate DLC without using the launcher?

I can't start CK2's launcher (ck2game.exe) due to problems with Nvidia drivers for my Optimus+Ion netbook, so I can only launch the game directly (ck2.exe). The usual way to activate DLC is to select ...
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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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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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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 do I prevent my imbecile son from being an heir? [duplicate]

I have a daughter and two younger sons; they are all marrying geniuses. My oldest son is inheriting everything and he is an imbecile. My oldest son isn't a traitor so I have no legal rights to ...
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Can I disown my heir?

Everything was perfect. I have a good and young ruler, who has passed on some good genes to his sons. I also had a lot of spare lands, so I could make my heir a duke and doubly count when he came of ...
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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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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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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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Can you restore Roman Empire as a pagan?

I am playing the Old Gods DLC, started in the north as a Pomeranian duke, formed the Wendish Empire and have now reconquered much of the Byzantine Empire, whose title I have usurped. I stayed as a (...
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How do I reform my Religion?

How do I reform my religion in Crusader kings 2? Right now I'm Pagan. I'm playing as Greater Poland in the DLC Old Gods.
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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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How is X% Yearly Calculated For Firing of Events?

For example: Claim Fabricated (8.29% Yearly) Is this a monthly chance? So (8.29/12)% per month of firing? Or does it "roll" on Jan 1? How does it work and what exactly does that 8.29% mean?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Do Crusades or Holy Wars Affect Infamy?

The infamy mechanic has been added as of Patch 2.5.1. It's supposed to work in a similar way to aggressive expansion in EU4, where by conquering provinces will contribute towards your infamy score ...
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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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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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I dislike the current head of my dynasty, can I arrange an accident for him?

The current ruler of my dynasty is a bit of an idiot. His heir shows much more promise; is there a way to get rid of my current ruler?
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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 ...