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CK2 - Dev Diary #123 - Iron Century

Hello!

As you probably know by now we released our 3.1.1 patch yesterday. Hopefully those of you who have managed to try it are enjoying it, and those of you who haven’t will jump in this weekend. Let us know what you think about the court and tech changes, and as always if you run into any issues, please report them in the bug forum!

Now onto something new, there have been a few hints here and there about what we have been working on. However now we can officially announce that we will be releasing a new historical bookmark called: The Iron Century. The bookmark will start on the 7th of August 936, a previously unplayable date and our first in the 10th century.

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In Europe Otto marches on the path to an Empire, Rival Caliphs battle for control of the Muslim world and the last remnants of the vikings stir to the north. Hundreds of other characters have their own stories to tell. A thousand possibilities await in the Iron Century.

Next week we will do something special and have a new dev diary about the 936 bookmark every day from Monday to Friday to cover the setting of the medieval world in the 10th century. Also I want to make it clear that ‘The Iron Century’ update will be completely free.

A correction from last weeks dev diary is that the correct weekday of our Crusader Kings stream is Wednesdays 16:00 CEST and not the previously mentioned Thursdays.

Thanks for reading everyone!

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So... Byzantium.

The year this bookmark represents had Romanos I Lekapenos and Constantine VII as co-emperors. Which one will hold the title in game? Technically Lekapenos was the senior historically, but Constantine is a pretty important emperor, and it'd be a shame to be unable to play as him. (Then again, IIRC, it's pretty hard to actually get the throne as Irene of Athens the way she did in the Charlie bookmark, so...)
 

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Every single time there is a CK2 dev diary:

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Seeing that the new start date is mostly when the real HRE was formed, are we going to see some changes on how it is formed and how it works internally? Thanks!
 

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Otto will never be Emperor. This title will belong to William Longsword.
 

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Cheers! The possibility that all characters between 936 and 1066 is playable has now increased a little!
 

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So... Byzantium.

The year this bookmark represents had Romanos I Lekapenos and Constantine VII as co-emperors. Which one will hold the title in game? Technically Lekapenos was the senior historically, but Constantine is a pretty important emperor, and it'd be a shame to be unable to play as him. (Then again, IIRC, it's pretty hard to actually get the throne as Irene of Athens the way she did in the Charlie bookmark, so...)

Based on the current history file, the former.
 

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I'm glad that the decision to no longer have multiple bookmarks doesn't extend to CKII. It's the one Paradox game where I actually use them.
 

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Thanks for the new start date. However this is your chance to fix the HRE regnal numbers for Charles Louis, and Lothair. Its pretty immersion breaking when you get Emperor Charles II in 1378.
 
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This will be particularly fascinating for Iran, at the height of the Iranian Intermezzo, because the brief rule of the Zoroastrian Ziyarids will still cover much of the country; probably the most viable Zoroastrian start for anyone. It also is just after the start of the Buyid dynasty, the Daylamite Shi'is who attempted to claimthe title of Shahanshah and who were the last major dynasty before the Seljuk invasion in Western Iran. In Khorasan, meanwhile, the Samanids are at their height, the dynasty which did so much to restore the prestige and use of the Persian language after two centuries of Arabic's literary dominance.

I'm looking forward to this one a lot :D.

EDIT: Ah, it appears that a Sunni Muslim had ascended the Ziyarid throne in 935, so sorry Zoroastrian fans, it's one year out :p but there will hopefully be plenty of Zoroastrian sub-rulers in the Ziyarid realm.

EDIT 2: But wait! As Damarrocarion has helpfully pointed out, Snow Crystal has said that there will be a "special decision for his legacy", so Zoro Ziyarids may indeed be possible: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...123-iron-century.1178442/page-9#post-25468239
 
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