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Crusader Kings III 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 II.

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How to influence High Partition distribution

I am Emperor of Britain, holding all four kingoms, and I have three sons. I want my player heir to get Ireland and England, and Scotland and Wales to go to the other two. Currently, my player heir is ...
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Best education for non-heir children

I was wondering what education focus I should choose for children that will not be my heir. What are pros and cons? As far as I understand, their education focus will later determine what skill tree ...
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How to replay the tutorial in Crusader Kings 3?

I got Crusader Kings 3 and started the tutorial on a prompt. But I quit before finishing it. Now I can't seem to find the option to play it again. Can anyone tell me how?
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Why should I Formalise the Daneland?

I'm an Emperor and I've conquered many lands. I've found out I'll soon be able to "Formalise the Daneland", and reading the description this would basically destroy both England (a vassal of ...
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Why should I repay a loan?

While in CKII there was a opinion penalty towards the clergy, in CK3 I cannot find any downsides on having a loan. The Wiki says that it "Removes all negative effects associated with holy order ...
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Why did my vassal become independent?

So I lured the heir to Kingdom A into my court. I gave him a county and a Kingdom. Then I killed his father. He got the new Kingdom… and became independent. In CKII I'm pretty sure that since this ...
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Why do Duke AI destroy their primary title?

In my Ironman game, it happened very often that after I granted a Duchy to a Count, they destroyed it after a while, despite they didn't have any other Duchy. Why would they do it, and why so often? ...
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Is Feudal Elective better than Confederate Partition?

I'm 60 years old, it's year 988, and I hold 3+1 Kingdoms. The succession law is Confederate Partition, and there's no way I can enhance it to a better Partition (so destroying titles would be useless)....
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I murdered a lowborn unlanded somehow rich courtier… why didn't I get his gold?

So I had this courtier that was lowborn, unlanded, had no family at all. He was super rich. I assumed that I would be his heir, so I murdered him. And… nothing happened, his gold didn't get into my ...
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Strategic options when targeted in a papal holy war?

I'm a Lollard king outnumbered 4 or 5 to 1. Should I convert to Catholicism? Will that immediately end the war? I really don't want to be slaughtered and lose land.
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In what ways can I achieve gender equality?

Is there any other way to obtain gender equality, other thank creating your own faith in an already running ironman game? Something similar to the gender laws in CKII basically (I couldn't find ...
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How can I prevent my kings from changing their succession law within the empire?

I play as a High King of the North Sea, and I like to give titles to my children pre-emptively so that they learn to rule. My problem is that my children have a preference to almost immediately enact ...
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Why did my player heir change from my grandson to one of my other sons after reforming my faith?

With the Northern Lord Flavor pack, I'm playing a High King of the North Sea. My current player heir is my grandson, the first and only son of my second son. My first and second sons are both dead. I ...
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Secure the High Kingdom of the North Sea: What does "England must be departitioned" mean?

I am playing Crusader King 3 with the Northern Lord flavor pack. There is a decision to "Secure the High Kindom of the North Sea". One requirement reads: The Danelaw currently has De Jure ...
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How can I abdicate my throne to my heir?

I am getting a bit bored by my current character, and my heir is a much better one. So I would like to end my characters reign rather sooner than later and continue playing as my heir instead. Do I ...
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How to change my character religion?

My character is with pagan religion (Tengri) and I want to convert him to Orthodox Christianity? How do I do that?
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CK3 levies/taxes from vassals of vassals

unfortunately I wasn't been able to find an answer to this question, so I'm just gonna ask here. When levies (or taxes) which I get from a vassal are calculated, I only get a percentage depending on ...
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In Crusader Kings 3, is there a way to determine the special building options?

I have a few different counties with special buildings, but I don't know how to tell what is available to build there. Is there an in game way of telling what options are available and how to unlock ...
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Why are some menu options in Crusader Kings 3 italicized?

Sometimes menu options are italicized and I'm not sure why. I've seen this happen when you have chance to arrest people as well. What's the meaning of the fancy font decoration?
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Partition vs High Partition

Is there a clear example of the difference between these two succession laws? I understand that the major difference between confederate partition and regular partition is that with confederate ...
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How are Religion and Culture linked?

When it comes to cultural exposure, I often see that some innovation or another is being boosted due to some other culture with the same religion having it. But nowhere do I see a way to see which ...
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Why can't I declare war to press my own claims?

I'm trying to devour the Byzantine Empire piece-by-piece. But despite owning the Kingdom of Thessalonika, I am absolutely unable to press my Bishop's... "legitimate" claims against the ...
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How can I tell whether a character is male or female?

I know, just look at the portrait, right? But I have this two-year-old kid in my prison that my soldiers captured after a siege, and I'm honestly not sure if they're a girl or a boy: The portrait ...
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When does my truce end?

I recently won a war against my neighbor but he has some more counties that obviously should be in my realm, and not his. Where can I see when our truce ends and I can declare war on him again?
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When does your commander also participate in the battle?

3 scenarios I have a commander chosen from one of my knights, commanding my army. Does his prowess matter, ie. does he fight in the battle and kill enemy knights? I have a commander who is the player ...
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How can I lose the drunkard trait?

I died and now I am playing as my son who has the drunkard trait. Is there a way for me to lose this trait, like joining a medieval version of AA?
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What can I legally do to criminals?

I've been unable to find any kind of list of what crimes you can commit to become a Criminal in Crusader Kings 3 and more importantly, what the Possible Punishments are. This would be super helpful to ...
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How do you cure Lover's Pox?

In crusader kings 3 during a feast I got drunk and ended up in bed with one of my friends wives. This resulted in me contracting a venereal disease. I also ended up passing this along to my own wife, ...
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How can I raise only my men-at-arms?

Now that I'm getting closer to forming an empire in my first CK3 campaign, I've noticed that I tend to have more levies than I really need for most wars. Raising them all takes time, keeping them ...
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How do I see who's attending a feast?

Feasts will often have events which give you choices which will either increase or decrease the opinion of every guest. That's all fine and dandy, but it be great if I could know exactly who's at the ...
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What happens to my 2nd wife if I stop being polygamous in CK3?

I am playing as the High King of Ireland, who, as an Insular Christian, is required to have 3 wives if I don't want a piety generation penalty. When my half-sister died, it pushed me into a mental ...
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How to prevent someone exposing my murder scheme in CK3?

I got drunk at a feast and divulged a murder secret to my neice. I'm on very good terms with her and even know 2 weak hook secrets on her but she keeps exposing me no matter what I do. I have saves ...
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Does the Groomed to Rule lifestyle only get applied to children born after I take the perk?

The Groomed to Rule perk gives all of my children 1-3 skill points. One thing I'm not sure of from the text is if this is applied to all of my children, or only to those born after I take the perk. If ...
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How can you make the Court Chaplain a Cannibal?

I'm trying to unlock the Cathar Cannibalism Major Decision: However, I don't know the best way to get a Court Chaplain who shares my tastes. Is there a good way to get a chaplain with the cannibalism ...
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Is there a way to determine how two characters are related?

I'm playing as the King of Denmark, and I'm trying to marry one of my daughters to one of the siblings of the King of Sweden, Igne Stenkilsson, who's third in line of succession for Sweden. When I go ...
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How is the head of dynasty decided?

My character just died. He was the head of his dynasty. But when he died, I was surprised that my new character (his son) was no longer head of the dynasty. Instead, the head of a cadet branch which ...
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How do I farm the piety required for forming my own religion?

One of the most interesting new features of CKIII is the ability to form an unique new religion. However, the piety cost for this is quite steep. Over 3000 piety for a "boring" religion ...
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Can you change your heraldric symbol?

In Crusader Kings 2 you could modify your dynasty's banner/heraldry. Is that still possible in Crusader Kings 3?
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