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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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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 ...
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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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Is marrying my own sister a good idea?

I am Zoroastrian and marrying my own sister would net me a very nice vassal opinion boost. However, I also run the risk of undesirable genetic traits (inbred). My question is, if you have played the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is the ruler designer incompatible with setting the difficulty level?

I'm trying to create some interesting challenge modes in Crusader Kings 2, using the ruler designer in combination with upping the game difficulty. However, when I create a character via the ruler ...
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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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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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Reenable Popup Hint

For one of the circular popup hints at the top middle of the screen, the Create/Usurp Title one, I accidentally right-clicked and hid it permanently. How do I reenable it? I can't find it in the ...
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Why can't I hire the Knights Templar?

There's a Crusade for Greece on at the moment, and I'd like to hire some Holy Orders. I have plenty of Piety, but for some reason the "Hire" buttons of all the Holy Orders are greyed out. For what ...
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Random charges of tyranny

I recently acquired an opinion penalty of tyranny for reasons unknown. The only two things I can think of: I decided to righteously imprison someone via the popup, then somehow by the time the action ...
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Forming Roman Empire as unreformed pagan

If I'm unreformed pagan and control all the key duchies, can I convert to christianity via concubine, form the Roman Empire, and immediately convert back to my capital's religion? Will I still keep ...
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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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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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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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How can I destroy the Papacy as a Muslim or Pagan?

When playing as a Muslim or Pagan, I would like to inflict significant damage on the Christian world, and conquering Rome somehow doesn't grab me as that significant (not to mention that once I saw an ...
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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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Resolving betrothals 'stuck' due opinion change

I arranged a matrilineal marriage with some interesting claimant. By the time kids came of age, the husband-to-be went up in the line of succession and now his liege will not accept marriage proposal ...
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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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How do I list the honorary titles that I've granted?

I am playing as a count and granted honorary titles to a few persons early on in the game. Now I want to grant a title to a new vassal, but I suspect I have run out of titles to grant (the button is ...
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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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Why do my wife and I have different heirs?

So I am playing the Game of Thrones MOD on CK2. My character married their son to the eventual Queen of the Iron Throne. My character died, and now my character is the King. Her heir is my now oldest ...
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How to plot successfully in Crusader Kings 2

I'm quite familiar with basic game mechanics of CK2 & playing all add-ons up to Conclave. For context sense & realm scale: I'm a King of Eire & Wales who grew from a count in the newby-...
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What's the benefit of destroying titles?

I am the ruler of three kingdoms. Some of my vassals have a -20 opinion penalty, because they "desire this and that kingdom". There is an option to destroy a King-level title, however it comes with a -...
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Vassals inheriting titles below yours outside your realm

I'm a king of feudal gavelkind kingdom. My direct vassal count of my kingdom de jure county inherited a duchy outside my de jure kingdom. I was surprised when he left my realm upon inheritance. This ...
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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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Why doesn't setting 'set_allow_free_revokation' work?

Just known about the command "set_allow_free_revokation" in decisions\crown_laws.txt I want to make absolute Crown Authorities can freely revoke titles without tyranny. I delete the "#" mark, load ...
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How do I create a feudal vassal as a tribal ruler?

I am an independent unreformed Pagan tribal ruler and when I give an unlanded tribal courtier a city or a temple, their government changes to the correct type, but when I give them a castle they stay ...
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Who should I give titles to?

I've been playing for a few days, but still I'm not sure who should I give or not give land titles. Should I give it all to my heir so when I die he gets everything? Or should I spread it to people ...
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Will destroying a second empire title give independence to kingdoms?

I currently have 2 empire titles. My main one is all good and I intend to keep it. My second one however managed to get a elective succession law installed and by the looks of things my heir will not ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do I get threat for being a ruler?

Why does "Ruler of Armenia" contribute 1% to my threat whereas the other king titles and my empire title does not? I'm not even holding the title king of Armenia anymore I gave to one of my vassals.
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Playing Crusader Kings II at very high resolution

I've noticed that in Crusader Kings II you can select the 5K Retina resolution: 5120x2880. I did, and the game resolution itself was correctly set… but the interfaces were just downscaled. That is, ...
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Why did the war end?

This occurred while playing the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings II and I'm not sure if this is a feature of the mod or the game itself. I was playing as the Starks, things were going ...
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My current heir has a debt with the jews, I don't, I'm old: what to do?

My son, which currently is my heir, has a debt with the jewish moneylenders. I don't. I'm a Duke, he's a Count to another Duke. Inheritance is Gavelkind. Since I'm 60, which is the best course of ...
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Gain land by pressing claims of others?

This seems to be a question for myth busters. The point is that the claimant that I press will become my vassal. Everywhere I search for an answer people are answering differently. The claimant ...