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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 councillors influence each other?

I had my spymaster studying technology in Constantinople; when I sent my chancellor there as well to fabricate claims, the Study Technology (50 tech points) event seemed to fire much faster, as if it ...
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How do your vassals determine their capitals

Is there any way to influence where your vassals capitals are? If you give an unlanded courtier a county, then a higher rank title and any amount of titles below it, they will usually keep the first ...
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Pressing claim on an Empire

Is it possible for you or someone else to usurp an Emperor title? I married a woman with a weak claim on the HRE to my son (so she is now in my realm as my sons vassal) and killed off kaisers until an ...
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Which Italian provinces get ceded to the Pope on creation of HRE?

I'm trying to create HRE and the Pope is asking for several provinces to be ceded in exchange. How is it determined which counties must be handed over? In my case he wants Ferrara, Ravenna, Spoleto ...
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Cultural Buildings and Hired Armies

Are my hired armies (Retinues/Merc/Holy Order) at all affected by my cultural buildings in any holding? They aren't trained in my realm, except for vassalized holy orders, so I assume no.
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Point of Dynastic Allies

What is the point of having dynastic allies? I can't call them into war like regular allies, nor do they ever voluntarily help me out. The one benefit to them I've noticed is that the AI can call ...
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Where to start a multiplayer game for newbies?

I might have to organize a LAN to introduce CK II to a few friends, and for some of them it will be the first game. When I have to teach to just one I usually have her pick Dublin. However this time ...
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Can the “Crusader Kings II Collection” be split?

The "Crusader Kings II Collection", as bought from The Humble Store, is a single Steam key, or multiple keys that can be redeemed to multiple accounts? I'm asking here because apparently they have a ...
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Crusader Kings 2 trait modding “birth” and “inherit_chance” attributes

If you create a trait with birth = 0 and inherit_chance = 100, does that effectively create a trait that only your ancestors can have? In other words does the inherit_chance attribute take precedence ...
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How do I get my friend elected mayor?

I really dislike the current mayor of Genoa and would like to replace him with a friend of mine. So I revoked his title, but I am having a bit of trouble making my courtier the new mayor. If as a king ...
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Jämtland: I was too poor to create a Duchy

I've tried playing as Jämtland, which starts as a lone Catholic count surrounded by many independent Pagans. Its de-jure Duchy has only 2 counties, but the other one belongs to Norway, so let's ...
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How long do title revocation penalties last?

I want to revoke a couple of vassal titles and would like to spread out the penalties over a longer period of time. How long does an individual revocation penalty last for, and does the game track ...
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How to maximise the odds of becoming Cathar?

In two separate games, twice I received the event that allows you to become Cathar, and I never received events towards other heresies. Since I like very much to play as Cathar, I'd like to know how ...
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What are the odds of passing on genetic traits?

Numerous traits in Crusader Kings 2 can pass down when having children [Ugly, Genius, Quick, Attractive]. What are the odds of passing down these traits? Is it worth it to try to marry into a ...
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What happens if you expel the Jews?

I haven't been able to find complete informations about expelling the Jews. how much gold do you get if you do it? how much gold does calling them back cost? does being heretic (i.e. Cathar) change ...
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Requirements to keep vassal when they inherit foreign lands

What are the requirements for keeping someone as your vassal when they inherit/conquer lands outside your realm ? The wiki says they most already hold an equal title in your realm, but I've had many ...
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How do I have my king fight in battles?

When I first played Crusader Kings 2 I remember my king participating in battles. How do I get my king to take up arms and go out into battle?
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What are the penalties for being over the vassal limit?

I have 29 landed vassals when my limit is 22, but there doesn't seem to be an opinion or tax penalty like there is for too many duchies or too big of a demense. I've also noticed that the HRE Kaiser ...
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Being Invaded in Crusader Kings 2

So I'm building up my empire nicely. I'm King of Wales and Scotland, soon to be King of Ireland, and then slowly move into England – and become Emporer of Britannia. I've done it before (though ...
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How to revoke a barony title in one's demesne without tyranny?

AFAIK there are at least 4 ways to revoke a title without incurring tyranny. 1) send a chancellor to fabricate claims - by far the most convenient way. The problem is you can't send him anywhere ...
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What determines if a vassal king desires an empire

I am the emperor of Hispania and Francia and have two vassal kings, the king of Navarra and the king of France. The king of Navarra doesn't desire the empire of Hispania, but the king of France has a -...
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Are jewish rabbis NOT disqualified from inheritance?

I'm playing CK2 2.0.4. I know it's old version, but I strongly dislike all this India stuff. During my Khazar campaign, I tried to disqualify my second son from gavelkind inheritance by giving him ...
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Why is my army size halved?

When my king died, the next king (oldest son) could only raise like half the army (levies) I could before. What happened?
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Any Way to Dump Event Log in Crusader Kings 2?

I've found out how to open the console, but when I input debug_dumpevents, it tells me, in red text, that the command is only for developers. So how can I access the list of events, such as you see ...
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Ruling an empire of duchies [closed]

I currently have the Empire of Hispania with all of its de jure kingdoms, as well as most of France's kingdoms and a few in Britain. I currently hold most of the kingdom titles personally and wanted ...
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Changing Character Government type? Crusader Kings 2

With the Horse Lords expansion, it is a lot harder to switch your government type. I'm playing as a tribal Irish character, in the north of Ireland. I can't find anyway to switch from Tribal to ...
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Once I set the Absolute Cognatic Succession Law, will that remain even if my heir isn't Cathar?

I've converted to catharism and set the succession law to absolute cognatic: will that remain set even if my heir is not a cathar himself?
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Why is the independence war going on, when I'm no longer his vassal anyway?

I was a Count under a Duke under the Basileus. I had enough counties to create a new Duchy, but the game wouldn't let me, because "you can't create a title as great as your liege's". I declared a ...
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Will sleeping with my son's wife have a negative effect on our relationship?

I'm relatively new to Crusader Kings 2 and have started as the King of Munster. My first act was to find suitable wives for both myself and my Son and Heir. As my main aim was to expand the family as ...
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My only son is the heir to a city, so my titles will be inherited by my daughter. How to fix this?

Title kinda says it all - i have a son and a daughter, and he is the heir to some city i can't even find(it says city of York, and i have created a Republic from the Duchy of York, so there is ...
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Territory lost through Vassal Inheritance - what should I have done? [duplicate]

I'm confused. As the King of Aquitaine, I had a vassal Countess of Foix. Her heir was Count of a single county in France (both nations are Elective Gavelkind). I had a Vassal Inheritance Warning, ...
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How is my “Home Base” determined, and how can I move it?

In Crusader Kings II, each noble has a "home base" of sorts: it's where their coat-of-arms appears on the map. When you're a ruler, your vassals are more likely to revolt the further away they are; it'...
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Can Reformed Slavic Pagans Request a Great Holy War?

I'm new to the game, playing as Poland. I have reformed the Slavic (pagan) faith. The head of the religion (who is my vassal) has called a Great Holy War on their own already. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Can legitimised bastards be heirs?

I'm the petty king of Munster. I have a daughter by my ex-wife and my new wife isn't very fertile. I gave a courtier a good tumble, she gave me a son, and I legitimised him. I was expecting the ...
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Revoking a Duke's last county?

If I revoke a duke's last remaining county, and he/she has no remaining vassals, will they remain the duke? I wondering because I've just conquered England as Harald the IV of Norway and I have a ...
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Is there a way to create a leader for a mercenary band?

I'm playing an old version of Crusader Kings 2 (2.1, I think). At one point, Paradox updated the game to include more mercenaries and holy orders. As I was the Irish King at the time, I had the option ...
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Conflicting Succession Law Conditions

I'm looking to change the succession law from Gavelkind to Primogeniture. However there appear to be conflicting conditions. Title is not a Viceroyalty. Holder, Any Held Title, Is a Viceroyalty. ...
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Is there a way to determine character motivations?

I'm often left scratching my head at the choices my courtiers or neighbors make. For example, sometimes I catch wind of a plot to kill somebody where there is no obvious relationship between the ...
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My nobles won't support a law [duplicate]

I'm trying to increase the level of tax on cities. Currently no-one is voting for it except me (3/11 votes). I've looked through this site, and found comments to the effect of 'Your vassals don't ...
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CKII - Aquitaine, Hugh's Host

In the middle of quelling a rebellion this strange army appeared in the south of my lands - Hugh's Host. It has something like 6 stacks of 4k men or so and practically decimated my forces. Thing is, ...
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Pressing inherited vassal claim

As Queen of Aquitaine, I was pressing a weak claim war on the Duchy of Anjou on behalf of one of my vassals when he died, causing the war to be cancelled. The vassal's titles were inherited by his (12-...
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Will existing castles change to cities when I reform my government?

So, I'm playing as tribal Scandinavia and am nearing the point where I'll have to decide whether I want to reform to become a republic or a feudal state. I have already reformed the Germanic faith and ...
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How would an empire be split into an empire, a kingdom and two duchies under Elective Gavelkind?

So, I was there, casually playing as Ragnarr Lodbrok of Scandinavia, comfortable in the thought that I would soon come to pass to Valhalla and leave the Empire to be divided by my four sons according ...
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How can I see what happened before?

I loaded up my save of CK2 and see a Righteous Imprisonment notification on top. I remember the guy that I can now imprison but I don't remember who he tried to kill or actually killed. I notice my ...
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How can I claim a duchy from an unrelated courtier, and keep the duchy in my kingdom?

In Crusader Kings II, there tends to be a motley collection of people with a claim on some particular duchy or county. You can press such a claim by inviting one of these people to court, which will ...
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Can I undo the creation of this merchant republic?

So I’m a King and I cajole a foreign courtier – call him A – who has a claim on an independent duchy D to come join my ever-so-much-more-prestigious court instead. Following roughly the guide in this ...
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How can I boost research?

My Holy Roman Empire spans Western Europe from Iceland all the way to Mali and from Portugal all the way to the Caspian Sea. My dynasty has successfully reclaimed the Kingdom of Jerusalem and held it ...
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Looking for another opinion on whether my son will inherit Byzantium

This is going to get a little confusing with all the begetting, but I want you to have all the info I do to help me figure this out. Names have been simplified to help out all concerned. Children are ...
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Will I benefit from Charlemagne DLC If I don't play with any of those characters?

I am thinking about purchasing the Charlemagne DlC for Crusader Kings 2. However I am not very much interested in playing with Charlemagne (or his brother or whoever the dlc adds). I am more ...
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Why am I suddenly hostile to the whole world?

I've been doing a Cathar world conquest, and suddenly all hell has broken loose. The entire world seems to be against me... in a weird way. I'm not in any war, everyone is just hostile for some reason....