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Hello everyone!

I know you are all eager to learn more about the Royal Court, but as we announced last week, we will go into more details once the Azure patch is released. If everything goes according to plan, and there are no unexpected events, we aim to release Azure next week! But let’s focus on today's small dev diary for now!

During the development of Crusader Kings III, we organized a community challenge where you could unlock unique cosmetics for the game, which we dubbed the Monarch’s Journey. With the 1.4.0 Azure patch, we’ve decided to make these cosmetics available for everyone!

It includes:
  • Headgear:
    • Hennin
    • Chaperon
    • Jester's Hat
  • Haircuts:
    • Miller
    • Miller Highlights
    • Jeanne d'Arc
    • Pageboy
    • Mullet
  • And the Wizard's Beard!
In order to celebrate this, we’ve also hooked some of these assets in to be used by random characters. For instance, Scots will be able to randomly use the Mullet haircut, while Frankish women will be able to use the Jeanne d’Arc haircut.

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[A classy French woman with a Jeanne d’Arc haircut]

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[A charming Scot with a Mullet]

And because fashion changed over time, the Chaperon and Hennin will be available in the western world only after 1300.

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[A wonderful Chaperon]

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[A magnificent Hennin]

In addition to that, we fixed several visual bugs highlighted by you:
  • Spouses of rulers will now once again wear clothes based on their spouse's culture
  • Arabic High Nobility will now use the Scholar's Turban and Caliphs will use the Caliphal Robes
  • The 'Spindly' Trait will not make people's limbs too thin anymore


On the AI side, we reworked how vassals handle holy war and added constraints on Feudal and Clans rulers to limit their aggression of Tribal rulers. These modifications still allow the Byzantine empire to expand but in a more elegant way. Let’s have a look at a few results from Observe mode!

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And this is it for today! As mentioned at the beginning of this dev diary, we should be back next week with the changelog for the patch if everything goes well!

Until then, I wish you the best and, hopefully, have fun!
 

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I bought ck3 but i suggest setting the price of ck3 to zero.
Well, in case you haven't noticed that's what eventually happened to CK2 - many people bought it but now the base game is free. (And to Star Wars: The Old Republic many years ago... still bitter about that one, but note that, unlike with Monarch's Journey, no warning was given for that one.) This seems to be a thing now: when things are old they are given with a discount, sometimes a 100% discount.

As for being in a Russian dump - hailing from Russia myself, I can only offer my condolences and understanding.
If things are as bad as it stands for privacy in the western world, I can only imagine how they are on your side...
Not that bad due to general incompetence of our services.
Imagine if you can choose the color and material of your cloth, sorta like the CAS in The Sims 3.
Actually, given how dyes were a rare and expensive thing - and, most importantly, quite limited in available colors - this might be an overkill.
Never played a grindable RPG, huh? ;)
There are people who genuinely like grinding ;)
 
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Well, in case you haven't noticed that's what eventually happened to CK2 - many people bought it but now the base game is free. (And to Star Wars: The Old Republic many years ago... still bitter about that one, but note that, unlike with Monarch's Journey, no warning was given for that one.) This seems to be a thing now: when things are old they are given with a discount, sometimes a 100% discount.

As for being in a Russian dump - hailing from Russia myself, I can only offer my condolences and understanding.

Not that bad due to general incompetence of our services.

Actually, given how dyes were a rare and expensive thing - and, most importantly, quite limited in available colors - this might be an overkill.

There are people who genuinely like grinding ;)
Grinding can often be a very relaxing experience...
 

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Actually, given how dyes were a rare and expensive thing - and, most importantly, quite limited in available colors - this might be an overkill.
Well that would very much depend on the dye and on the region. Colours like Red and Yellow, for example, were generally available to, at least, the nobility in medieval times. Viking farmers were able to dye their clothes red, yellow and dark blue (in fact, in that case, the lower classes wore clothes with deeper colours, since the dye could mask stains, while the wives and daughters of Jarls were fond of wearing white dresses, to show off that they could afford servants to keep those white dresses spot free and even the Edda makes note of Frigg sending Baldr's wife a white linen robe)
And India historically had access to brighter dyes earlier than Europe.
From what I remember the Colours that historically, in Europe were difficult, to dye clothes in are bight/vivid greens (hence why the Victorians used arsenic dyes, because it was finally an affordable way to have strong, vivid green clothes. Dull green were easier to dye), bright blues/cyans and, of course purple.

So maybe purple could be restricted to Empire-tier characters?
 
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Well that would very much depend on the dye and on the region. Colours like Red and Yellow, for example, were generally available to, at least, the nobility in medieval times. Viking farmers were able to dye their clothes red, yellow and dark blue (in fact, in that case, the lower classes wore clothes with deeper colours, since the dye could mask stains, while the wives and daughters of Jarls were fond of wearing white dresses, to show off that they could afford servants to keep those white dresses spot free and even the Edda makes note of Frigg sending Baldr's wife a white linen robe)
And India historically had access to brighter dyes earlier than Europe.
From what I remember the Colours that historically, in Europe were difficult, to dye clothes in are bight/vivid greens (hence why the Victorians used arsenic dyes, because it was finally an affordable way to have strong, vivid green clothes. Dull green were easier to dye), bright blues/cyans and, of course purple.

So maybe purple could be restricted to Empire-tier characters?
A vivid green was quite accessible - but not necessarily quick or cheap. You dyed blue woad cloth with a strong yellow. (Lincoln and Kendal greens were both done this way.)

The problem was that double dying is difficult to get consistent between lots as you can get it wrong on *both* dying jobs that are required. And of course if either component of the dye starts to fade, the whole thing discolours. It's also *massively* time consuming to do, compared to dying things a single time.


A very acceptable purple could be obtained by overdying blue (woad) and red (madder), although the red component (at least in Western Europe) was prone to fading, so redying might well be required.
You could also dye blue and overdye with crimson for a more stable, rich purple.


Some flavours, yes - but not the entire RGB grid like in The Sims 3 and like the quoted post suggests. This only came with synthetic dyes. Some set of dyes would be more reasonable.
You can get quite a few red and yellow shades from madder and lichens - and onions will give a quite pretty yellow. England and France had another very strong yellow available from "weld".

Now, sure we can't get the entire RGB grid, but we could certainly get a couple of versions of each primary and secondary colour, and maybe some of the tertiaries.

True black is difficult, but *really* dark grey is manageable.
 
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A vivid green was quite accessible - but not necessarily quick or cheap. You dyed blue woad cloth with a strong yellow. (Lincoln and Kendal greens were both done this way.)

The problem was that double dying is difficult to get consistent between lots as you can get it wrong on *both* dying jobs that are required. And of course if either component of the dye starts to fade, the whole thing discolours. It's also *massively* time consuming to do, compared to dying things a single time.


A very acceptable purple could be obtained by overdying blue (woad) and red (madder), although the red component (at least in Western Europe) was prone to fading, so redying might well be required.
You could also dye blue and overdye with crimson for a more stable, rich purple.
Yeop that's why i said "difficult to dye" not "impossible to dye" ;)

Also I could have sworn there was a fungal dye for a shade of purple, but that there was some problem with it? (It washed out or faded quickly or something?)
 
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I was taught in school certain sea snails offered royal purple. It was kind of expensive and often associated with royalty and empires. Actually it might be purple blue or azure.
 
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Yeop that's why i said "difficult to dye" not "impossible to dye" ;)

Also I could have sworn there was a fungal dye for a shade of purple, but that there was some problem with it? (It washed out or faded quickly or something?)
That's very fair. I was trying to add a broader context, because it's something I looked into back when I was with the re-enactment society near me.

And yes, there are some purple lichen dyes, but they're not one that was practical locally. The double dying method seemed to be the popular one here.
 
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Now if only creating Custom CoAs in Character Creation let's you cycle back. I hate getting a good CoA, thinking, hey maybe I could get a better one, then regret it as the next 30 CoAs are ugly with no option to go back to the decent one.
 
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I was taught in school certain sea snails offered royal purple. It was kind of expensive and often associated with royalty and empires. Actually it might be purple blue or azure.
Tyrian Purple is probably what are thinking of. It was made by the Phoenicians who lived in the city of Tyre in Lebanon. It was so valuable that the city paid their annual tribute to the Achaemenid Persian Empire in fabric dyed in the color. The color itself was very reddish purple, not blue. In the ancient world blue as generally only available from lapis lazuli if I remember correctly. It was mostly found in Afghanistan.
 
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Tyrian Purple is probably what are thinking of. It was made by the Phoenicians who lived in the city of Tyre in Lebanon. It was so valuable that the city paid their annual tribute to the Achaemenid Persian Empire in fabric dyed in the color. The color itself was very reddish purple, not blue. In the ancient world blue as generally only available from lapis lazuli if I remember correctly. It was mostly found in Afghanistan.
*Woad*. Woad was a very usual blue dye. It's the same chemical as indigo.

You can also get blues from various berry dyes - I've got a blanket/shawl thing that's *still* got blue blotchy stains on it after being washed several times with modern detergents because I fell into a blue berry bush years ago. Without any attempt to fix the dye, it seems to be pretty much permanent, although it has faded a little.

Apparently you can also get a blue dye of sorts from *red cabbage* - although I'm unsure whether this is a permanent cloth dye or not.
 
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Tyrian Purple is probably what are thinking of. It was made by the Phoenicians who lived in the city of Tyre in Lebanon. It was so valuable that the city paid their annual tribute to the Achaemenid Persian Empire in fabric dyed in the color. The color itself was very reddish purple, not blue. In the ancient world blue as generally only available from lapis lazuli if I remember correctly. It was mostly found in Afghanistan.

yes, that was what I was thinking of. Thank you.
 

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Happy to see the MJ rewards used by the AI, but not happy to see that only some will be used by AI. Why is it that all of them aren't available to the AI?

The constraint for feudal realms invading Tribal realms seems a bit strange to me. I suppose it'll probably help fix the problem it's there to fix, but not allowing them to go to war until after their previously acquired county is converted to feudalism seems off to me. It may solve some or all of the problems with attacking tribals, but the way it does it just really makes no sense to me.

CK3 has a decent amount of starting options for how you want to set up your campaign. Maybe the AI behavior vs tribes should be a option you can choose from when starting a new campaign? Restricted (AI has to upgrade holding) vs Unrestricted (AI can war with tribes whenever they feel like it.)
 

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So no fix for the the issue where the Grant Blot event that will not continue which was part of paid dlc ????? https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/ck-iii-hold-grant-blot-will-not-continue.1462492/

Also no fix for a gamebreaking bug where grandkids will not marry ???


both confirmed as bugs,so why after all these weeks or better said months are these bugs not being fixed in this upcoming patch ??
 

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So no fix for the the issue where the Grant Blot event that will not continue which was part of paid dlc ????? https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/ck-iii-hold-grant-blot-will-not-continue.1462492/

Also no fix for a gamebreaking bug where grandkids will not marry ???


both confirmed as bugs,so why after all these weeks or better said months are these bugs not being fixed in this upcoming patch ??
Bugfixes are not announced as patch features, you'll have to wait for the actual patch notes for that.
 
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Just to parrot some other comments thus far, the ability to choose the color of our clothes would be phenomenal. Or even some transparency on how we could edit it with some doing or save editing?

Also, is there any word for the Azure patch will address the issue of multiplayer instability due to being logged out of paradox plaza?
 

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Making the Monarch's Journey stuff free is a lovely gesture so thank you very much. I only got the opportunity to try two of the scenarios but it was a fun idea that made me excited for CKIII. Having all the cosmetics removes the awful FOMO that comes with time limited events like this
 
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