Thanks for the quick answers! This thread is a great idea.
I saw an interesting thing happen in a multiplayer game last night and I was trying to figure out exactly what happened.
My friend and I were playing 2 county counts on opposite sides of the HRE. He was directly under the Kaiser (Leon) and I was under the Duke of Verona and Carinthia ( I was in Carinthia).
The interesting thing was we got a pop up message that said something about battle of the (some french sounding name). My friend had a betrothal to the daughter of the Kaiser. Next thing we know the Kaiser is dead and some french guy is the new Kaiser. We checked his family trees but he had absolutely no relation we could see to the old Kaiser.
Can anyone explain what happened? I realize it's probably hard without specific names but I assume someone had a claim to the Emperor Title and killed him and took it?