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Perhaps this thread ought to be stickied with the rest for regions, since Cyprus does not appear to be anywhere.

Vanilla cyprus is pathetic, while current AGCEEP cyprus is not up to the standard of quality that many countries have now achieved.

I have started a whole series of events for Cyprus that I will be posting here for discussion. IMHO Cyprus has the potential to become a new crusader state, like the knights of Rhodes, because of the title to the kingdom of Jerusalem. This potential has not been realized so far, and I doubt if anybody has ever played Cyprus.

I will be giving real history precedence over fantasy in the events previous to the 1474 cession to Venice.
I count on your help for this enterprise ;)

Code:
## Major Events for Cyprus
#
# Idea and text: Demetrios
# Scripting: Havard & Doomdark
#
# Modified for AGCEEP: Isaac Brock
#
# Further modified and new set of events by Fodoron
#

# The loss of Famagusta #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "Famagusta is in the hands of the Genoese"
	desc = "In 1372, due to a dispute with the Venetians during the coronation of king Pierre II, the Genoese invaded Cyprus and taking advantage of the usual disputes between the Lusignans, conquered Famagusta. Since then, they hold our main port. This situation is crippling our economy. It is the duty of every king of Cyprus to recover our former capitol."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 4 month = january year = 1419 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "We shall recover it"
		command = { type = casusbelli which = GEN value = 546 }
	}
}


# The Piracy from Cyprus #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Piracy from Cyprus"
	desc = "Cyprus is a poor country, and some of our subjects make a good living from assaulting the muslim merchant ships and pillaging the coast of Egypt. In fact, the royal navy is being used for such purposes, because we are after all a crusading state and the muslims are a legitimate prey. Barsbey, ruler of the Mammeluks, has raided Limassol to demonstrate us that he will not tolerate such practices. A prudent ruler would seek an understanding with the Mammeluks."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = january year = 1425 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "Counterattack with another assault on the coasts of Syria"
		command = { type = relation which = MAM value = -50 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 50 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 50 }
	}
}

# The Disaster of Nicosia #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Disaster of Nicosia"
	desc = "Barsbey of the Mammeluks, very angry for the last raid, sent a huge army to Cyprus. After disembarking and finding an agreement with the Genoese of Famagusta, the Bey’s general asked Janus to surrender and recognize the Bey as his suzerain, but Janus answered by killing the messenger. The two armies clashed at the battle of Khirokitia, but the cypriot peasants did not hold, and Janus army was destroyed and the king captured. The Mammeluks proceeded to sack Nicosia, burning the palace and taking thousands of slaves. With the slaves and the King, the Mammeluks finally left for Cairo. In the absence of the King, several revolts started."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 7 month = july year = 1426 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "Damm it!"
		command = { type = stability value = -3 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 5 value = 8 }
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = -1 }
		command = { type = desertion which = -3 value = 5000 }
	}
}


# The Rescue of Janus #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Rescue of Janus"
	desc = "Janus was taken before Barsbey of the Mammeluks, were he was humiliated and mistreated. He spent eight months prisoner in Cairo, and had to agree to recognize the Bey as his suzerain and pay a huge ransom of 200,000 ducats. Although the Venetians, the Hospitalliers, and the Pope provided part of the rescue, Cyprus struggled to pay the rest. But king Janus spirit was broken and never recovered fully from the experience."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = march year = 1427 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "Damm it! and Damm it!"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = treasury value = -100 }
		command = { type = trigger which = ?????? } # vassalization to Egypt.
		command = { type = relation which = MAM value = 200 }
		command = { type = ADM which = -3 value = 69 }
	}
}
 
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Interesting. I think you should make an alternative to the vassalization by Egypt, just in case the player is keen on all-out fighting. It should not be easy, perhaps use an alternative monarch (Janus being executed - seems logical, another Lusignan using the opportunity to reach the throne).

And in all cases, you need an event to break the vassalization if you want the sequence run smooth with Venice (otherwise, the vassal command won't work).
 

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Well, Cyprus was actually vassalized by Egypt all the time to 1474. Paying tribute and all. If the player wants to break it he just needs 1 diplomat. The stability cost is small unless he has conquered Genoa by then ;)

I know that this events don't offer much choice, but the alternative is to depart from history, in my opinion unjustifiedly.

There would be plenty of monarch choices for a human player in 1474, and I count on your help to find a Frankish candidate (perhaps a Burgundian bastard?) to replace the extinct Lusignans.
 

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Code:
# The Rescue of Janus (Egypt version)# This event is a fusion of the Cyprus and Egypt events on the 1426 expedition.
event = {
	id = 24034
	random = no
	country = MAM
	trigger = { event = ?????? } # CYP The rescue of Janus
	name = "The submission of Cyprus"
	desc = "Bersbey of the Mammeluks sent an army to Cyprus to punish their piracy and also to enforce the monopoly on spice trade over Venetians and Genoese. After crushing the Cypriot army at the battle of Khirokitia, they returned with thousands of slaves, bounty, and a royal prisoner, King Janus of Cyprus. He was forced to recognize the Bey as his suzerain and pay a huge ransom of 200,000 ducats before he was released. This success also allowed Barsbay to gain an upper hand (albeit temporarily) in his dealings with Venetian traders."
	style = 1

	action_a = { 
		name = "That ought to teach him"
		command = { type = vassal which = CYP }
		command = { type = treasury value = 100 }
		command = { type = stability  value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = CYP value = 50 } # They were good vassals from then on.
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -50 }
	}
}
 
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Fodoron said:
Well, Cyprus was actually vassalized by Egypt all the time to 1474. Paying tribute and all. If the player wants to break it he just needs 1 diplomat. The stability cost is small unless he has conquered Genoa by then ;)
You need an breakvassal-event for the AI, since CYP must be vassalized to VEN later.

Fodoron said:
I know that this events don't offer much choice, but the alternative is to depart from history, in my opinion unjustifiedly.
You allowed the choice for the venetian player to divert of history, in your recent events for Foscari... ;)

The AI will only choose a b) option 1-in-18 times.

The thing is that Janus was hostage : what if nobles at home did not want to save him ? Would they accept to pay tribute, let him come back, and then dishonoring ? Those nobles would still have Janus as monarch ; it's best for them to refuse to bow, let the heathens kill their king, and elect a new king in his stead. It's a cleaner coup. :)

Fodoron said:
There would be plenty of monarch choices for a human player in 1474, and I count on your help to find a Frankish candidate (perhaps a Burgundian bastard?) to replace the extinct Lusignans.
Don't hope so : we're already havind difficulty to find suitable grooms for Mary. :p

However, there's Antoine of Burgundy, for a skilled bastard. Great general too. ;)
 

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lawkeeper said:
You need an breakvassal-event for the AI, since CYP must be vassalized to VEN later.

Yes, vassalage broken and Cyprus inherited in the same event, just as it happened. The Venetians asked the Mammeluks permission for the anexation.

lawkeeper said:
You allowed the choice for the venetian player to divert of history, in your recent events for Foscari... ;)
The AI will only choose a b) option 1-in-18 times.

Don't ask consistency from me :D. Let me think about the possibilities longer. The overall history of Venice does not change whatever you choose.

lawkeeper said:
The thing is that Janus was hostage : what if nobles at home did not want to save him ? Would they accept to pay tribute, let him come back, and then dishonoring ? Those nobles would still have Janus as monarch ; it's best for them to refuse to bow, let the heathens kill their king, and elect a new king in his stead. It's a cleaner coup. :)
There were two peasant rebellions that were put down by the regent. There was no other Lusignan to support but his son as far as I know. Half of the rescue was paid before the Mammeluks would release him. Not only the king was rescued, but also quite a few of the cypriot prisoners enslaved. Although it is never impossible that events could have differ, I see no signs that they could have happened differently. You can always kill every king that goes to battle at every battle that he fights, but I see no need for it. At least if you want to follow history, which I do.

Sometimes a monarch has a choice that makes sense in the context of the game. But if for example Janus decides not to provoke the Mammeluks, then he is not captured, Cyprus is not submitted, Jacques has no supporter, Charlotte is not overthrown, Venice does not get Cyprus and the whole history falls flat. The player misses all the history of Cyprus in exchange for basically nothing.

Regarding the anexation of Venice, then it is different. I will put a double insurance so the AI always gives itself to Venice, but the player has nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Obviously he is not going to bend to Venice, so he will be at war with them, and then when he wins, he has to choose a new ruler. The populace will support a Greek Palaeologus candidate that will convert the state to orthodox (both religious and tech), will relinquish the titles to Jerusalem and Armenia, and claim the Byzantine Empire. The catalan merchants will propose the Napolitan Trastamaras, and when Naples disappears, they will claim it from Aragon and Spain (Italian culture). The nobles will propose a Frankish ruler (from Burgundy if possible), and when Burgundy disappears, they will claim its cores and French culture (will need your help with that). So a human player gets three games.

lawkeeper said:
However, there's Antoine of Burgundy, for a skilled bastard. Great general too. ;)

He will do the job. Do you think he wants the title of king of Jerusalem? It is quite prestigious. Juan Carlos I of Spain is still claiming it.
 

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Following date order.

Code:
# The Marriage of Jean #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Marriage of Jean II"
	desc = "As the last kings of Jerusalem, the Lusignans were great defenders of the Catholic faith, often in collussion with their Greek subjects. The decission by Jean II of marrying Helena Palaeologus, daughter of Theodore II, Despot of Morea, and granddaughter of the Basileos Rhomaion (emperor of Byzantium), Manuel II, was unprecedented and very well received by the Cypriot Greek population."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 1 month = january year = 1434 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "Best wishes to the royal couple"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = -2 value = 24 }
	}
}


# The First Marriage of princess Charlotte #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "Palace intrigues"
	desc = "Helena Palaelogus was a dominant, intrigant queen. She gave Jean a daughter, princess Charlotte. Queen Helena did not take well that Jean had a son, Jacques, from her mistress Marietta Patras, to the point of biting her nose off. When Charlotte was fourteen, Helena married her daughter to Joao of Coimbra, grandson of Joao I of Portugal. But Joao proved to be too strong minded and opposed the Queen pro-orthodox policies, so a year later she had him poisoned by her foster-brother the Chamberlain Thomas. Charlotte called for help from her half-brother Jacques, who had the Queen’s foster-brother Thomas murdered. King Jean, who loved his 15 year old son very much, and had previously made him archbishop of Nicosia, responded to the Queen’s wrath by sending him to Rhodes, were he was well received for opposing the orthodox Queen."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 1 month = july year = 1457 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "The Lusignan’s infightings are not news to Cyprus"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 }
		command = { type = relation which = POR value = -50 }
	}
}


# The Fall between two brothers #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "Jacques seeks the help of the Mammeluks"
	desc = "Whith the new marriage of Charlotte to her cousin Louis, son of the Duke of Savoy, already arranged, both Helena and Jean died within three months. Charlotte was only seventeen and fell under control of the high court. But Jacques, one year younger, was soon to know that he was persona-non-grata to the nobles. He was forbidden from entering the palace, and was impeded from attending the coronation, that as archbishop of Nicosia he should have officiated. Jacques, as the favourite of his father, had expected to inherit the kingdom, indeed a possibility had Jean lived longer. But now he had few supporters if any. He had a bad press in the west and the Pope, the Hospitallers and Savoy were strong supporters of his half-sister. The Genoese were, as always, his enemies. So he went to Cairo, where he gained the support of Cyprus suzerain, the Mammeluk bey, that as a muslim and strange to the concept of bastardy, could not understand that the crown of his viceroyalty could be given to a woman."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 26 month = july year = 1458 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "The Lusignan’s infightings are not news to Cyprus"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 }
		command = { type = relation which = MAM value = -50 }
	}
}
These are just color events so the player understands what is going on. There are some choice events coming up soon, when Jacques has to chose a bride.
 

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Now there are some choice events down the list.

Code:
# Charlotte's Web #
event = {
	id = 3841
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "Jacques Lusignan insurrection"
	desc = "With 80 galleys from Inal, bey of the Mammeluks, Jacques landed at Cyprus. Charlotte and Louis made the mistake of abandonning the capitol and cornering themselves in Kyrenia with some loyalist nobility. Charlotte’s travels to materialize the help from the Hospitallers, Pope Pius II, and from her father-in-law the Duke of Savoy came to nothing. Louis of Savoy was willing to give some money, and Pius II a couple of galleys, the Hospitalliers were caught in the succesion of their High Master and did nothing. Jacques, who was well received by the locals, crowned himself in 1460, but was not recognized by Pius II, who saw him as an instrument of Islam. Only the Venetians, with a keen eye on business, changed their support from Charlotte to Jacques. In 1485 Charlotte ceded the three crowns of Cyprus, Armenia and Jerusalem to the Duke of Savoy. Venice contested this cession on legalistic grounds that the Bey of Egypt as the suzerain of Cyprus, had bestowed the crown on Jacques. "
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 26 month = september year = 1460 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Jacques II is our new king"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = MAM value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = SAV value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = -50 }
		command = { type = domestic which = centralization value = -1 }
	}
}
          

# The Recovery of Famagusta #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The recovery of Famagusta"
	desc = "Even before the loyalist supporters of his half-sister Charlotte finally surrendered Kyrenia, the redoubtable Jacques II Lusignan at last reconquered the city of Famagusta from the declining Genoese. Jacques became the ruler of the entire island. For the first time in 90 years Cyprus was reunited. The Venetian merchants were quick to supplant the expelled Genoese."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 1 month = january year = 1464 }

	action_a = { 
		name = "Let’s celebrate"
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = 1 }
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = GEN value = -50 }
		command = { type = trade value = 200 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 50 }
		command = { type = merchants value = 3 }
	}
}


# Finding a bride #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "Finding a bride"
	desc = "Jacques, supported only by the Mammeluks, was in a weak position, should Savoy or Genoa attempt to overthrow him. A possibility increased by the refusal of Pope Pius II to recognize him as sovereign of Cyprus. He also needed a bride. Some nobles and the Pope suggested Zoe Palaeologus, daughter of the last Despot of Morea, and granddaughter of the last Basileos of Byzantium. The Venetians proposed to find him a Venetian bride between the noble families of the Republic, thus increasing their support to him."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 1 month = april year = 1464 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Choose the Byzantine princess but demand Papal recognition"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -10 }
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Let the Venetians find a bride"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } # She is catholic
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 50 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ????? } # Finding a bride II
	}
}


# The crusade that never was #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	trigger = { 
		OR = { 
			owned = { province = 491 data = -1 } # Holy Land conquests
			owned = { province = 492 data = -1 } 
			owned = { province = 493 data = -1 } 
		}
	}
	name = "The crusade that never was"
	desc = "Pope Pius II has called all princes of Christianity to join his crusade against the Turk. He appears to have forgotten us, but since we are the last crusade state, he will surely be happy if we give a hand. Perhaps he will finally grant us recognition."
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 26 month = august year = 1464 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "That crusade is a pathetic attempt doomed to failure"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "It is our duty as crusaders to fight the infidel"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } # Populace is worried about monarch sanity
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = BUR value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = HUN value = 50 }
		command = { type = casusbelli which = TUR  value = 6 } 
	}
}


# Finding a bride II #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Venetian candidate"
	desc = "Pius II rejected to recognize Jacques, faithful to his support of Charlotte. The recognition would temporarily be granted by the Venetian pope Paul II in 1467, and later reverted by Sixtus IV. But it came too late. The marriage to Zoe (Sophia) Palaeologus falled through, and she later married to the Grand Duke of Muscowy, Ivan III, taking as her dowry the double headed eagle of Byzantium to the Romanov. Still an outcast, Jacques was falling more and more under Venetian tutelage."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = july year = 1467 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Well, the Venetian bride then"
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 50 }
	}
}

I have to rework the dynasties before posting the rest of the events.
 
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Very good events IMHO.

However, in event 3841's desc,
Code:
In [b]1685[/b] Charlotte ceded the three crowns of Cyprus
should be replaced by
Code:
In [b]1485[/b] Charlotte ceded the three crowns of Cyprus
 

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An explanation on the player options for the next events for those following the thread:

Jacques II has the option of choosing to marry Leonora of Naples. This is set in a double trap system, so the AI will choose Caterina 323 times out of 324.

If Jacques chooses Leonora, Cyprus will be at war with Venice. Jacques still dies when he should, and Charlotte comes to the throne until her dead (1487), then the regency council will have the same choices as if the player choses to marry Caterina, Jacques III is never born (not that it matters).

Code:
# Finding a bride III #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { exists = VEN } 
	country = CYP
	name = "Again two brides to choose"
	desc = "The Venetian Corner, rich landowners in Cyprus, long time lenders and even coucilors to the Lusignans, proposed their fourteen years old relative Caterina Cornaro, who had a few drops of the Palaeologus blood from a Trebizond emperor grand-grandfather. The negotiations took time because the Venetians insisted that the bride had to be no mere royal consort, but full queen and heir to the kingdom. The married by proxy took place at the Hall of the Signoria of the ducal palace on July 1468. But due to the outstanding situation of Cyprus to control the trade route with levant, a new candidate appeared. Milord, Ferrante I of Naples is offering his daughter Leonora as a bride to you. This is upsetting the Venetians very much. Their envoy Domenico Gradenigo has threatened with supporting Charlotte if you join their enemy of Naples. I kindly remind you that the Venetians are our only friends."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = july year = 1469 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "The Venetians are our trusted allies, lets honor our word"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 25 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Alternative death of Jacques
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Leonora is an intriguing name, she is the lucky winner"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -200 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = treasury value = -50 } 
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = -1 } #Loss of Venice trade
		command = { type = trade value = -200 }
		command = { type = breakalliance which = VEN } 
		command = { type = trigger which = ????? } # The Venetian support for Charlotte (Cyprus version)
	}
}


# The Venetian support for Charlotte (Cyprus version) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Venetians are now supporting Charlotte"
	desc = "My lord, I tried to warn you. The Venetians are too stablished in Cyprus to let her go without a fight. They have made public their support for your sister Charlotte and have assembled a big fleet. We should prepare for the fight."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "On second thought, Caterina is prettier"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = -100 }
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = 1 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Alternative death of Jacques
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "I am not afraid of those treacherous Venetians"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = sleepmonarch which = ????? } # Jacques III
		command = { type = sleepmonarch which = ????? } # Caterina Cornaro
		command = { type = trigger which = ????? } # The Venetian support for Charlotte (Venetian version) means war declaration.
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Death of Jacques
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ????? } # Catalan coup
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Death of last Lusignan
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Abdication 1
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Abdication 2a
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ????? } # Abdication 2b
	}
}



# The Venetian support for Charlotte (Venetian version) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = VEN
	name = "The Venetians are humiliated by Cyprus"
	desc = "My lord, After marrying Caterina Cornaro by proxy, Jacques II Lusignan of Cyprus has decided to break his compromise and marry the daughter of our enemy, Ferrante I of Naples. This is not only an insult, but we should not let that little island slip from our hands when we had it so close."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Declare war to Cyprus"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = CYP value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = -50 }
		command = { type = war which = CYP } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "It is not worth a war over this issue"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = DIP which = -2 value = 24 } 
		command = { type = trade value = -200 }
		command = { type = merchants value = -3 }
	}
}


# The death of Jacques Lusignan and the rise of the Venetians #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The death of Jacques Lusignan and the rise of the Venetians"
	desc = "When finally Jacques II Lusignan sent for her bride Caterina Cornaro, and had her crowned with the triple crown of Cyprus, Armenia, and Jerusalem, he sealed his destiny. A few months later, Andrea Cornaro and Marco Bembo, uncle and cousin of Caterina, took him on a hunting party during which he fell violently ill dying a week later. Caterina was now the Queen until the birth of the child, and the Venetians took control of the Regency Council. The Greek population had endured the pesky Lusignans, and did not care who between the Latins was the master, but the nobility was apalled, and soon started conspiring with the Catalans in the court."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 6 month = july year = 1473 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Those Venetians weren’t so trustful after all"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = aristocratic value = -1 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
	}
}


# Alternative death of Jacques II Lusignan #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Venetians murder Jacques II Lusignan"
	desc = "My Lord, the Venetians were so upset for the lost of Cyprus that they have sent two men, Andrea Cornaro and Marco Bembo, to kill our king. Jacques II Lusignan has been murdered. The Venetians have already been executed, but we have no choice but to call Charlotte to become Queen of Cyprus once more. But she is too old to have children now. It is only a temporary solution."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 6 month = july year = 1473 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We were right in not trusting the Venetians"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # 2nd Charlotte
		command = { type = casusbelli which = VEN value = 24 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -200 }
		command = { type = relation which = SAV value = 50 }
	}
}
 

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Same explanation here:

The player has the option of supporting the catalan coup through the double trap system. The AI will churn through the coup 323 out of 324 times. If the player does support the coup he will be at war with Venice (This line is put to sleep by the Leonora-Charlotte line of the above post. Only one war is imposed for "wrong" choices).

Instead of Caterina alone as Queen, the player will have a treacherous Catherina who dumps the vile Venetians and marries Alonso d'Aragona. This line of events bypasses the final choice and takes on the Naples line directly for the after 1489 events.

Code:
# The Catalan coup #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { exists = VEN } 
	country = CYP
	name = "The Catalan coup"
	desc = "Ferrante I of Naples did not give up on Cyprus. He had the support of the Catalan party in the court, and he obtained a letter from the anti-Venetian pope Sixtus VI denouncing Andrea Cornaro and Marco Bembo as murderers of Jacques, addressed to one of the conspirators, the archbishop of Nicosia, Luis Perez Fabregues. With Napolitan reinforcements the coup took place. The Catalans killed the uncle and cousin of Queen Caterina and her personal surgeon in front of her eyes and kept her prisoner. The plan was to marry Charla, illegitimate daughter of Jacques, to Alonso, illegitimate son of Ferrante that had been adopted by Charlotte. But the Venetians were not going to sit still, and they sent a military expedition to rescue Caterina. The conspirators jumped into the Napolitan galleys and left the island. My lord, if the conspirators had had more support, perhaps they would have stayed, but that would mean a war with Venice for sure. But it would be a better idea to marry Alonso to Caterina"
	style = 1
	
	date = { day = 1 month = november year = 1473 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Let’s welcome the rescuers of our Queen Caterina"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 50 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = -100 }
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Let’s support the coup"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -200 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = treasury value = -50 } 
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = -1 }
		command = { type = trade value = -200 }
		command = { type = breakalliance which = VEN } 
		command = { type = trigger which = ????? } # The Venetian support for Caterina (Cyprus version)
	}
}


# The Venetian support for Caterina (Cyprus version) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The Venetians are coming to support Caterina"
	desc = "My lord, I tried to warn you. The Venetians are too stablished in Cyprus to let her go without a fight. They have assembled a big fleet that is already on its way to Cyprus. We should prepare for the fight."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Let’s call it off and release Caterina"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = -100 }
		command = { type = taxvalue which = -3 value = 1 }
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "I am not afraid of those murderers Venetians"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Caterina & Alonso
		command = { type = sleepmonarch which = ????? } # Regency Council
		command = { type = trigger which = ????? } # The Venetian support for Caterina (Venetian version) means war declaration.
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # The death of the last Lusignan
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Abdication 1
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Abdication 2a
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ????? } # Abdication 2b
	}
}



# The Venetian support for Caterina (Venetian version) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = VEN
	name = "The Venetians defend Caterina"
	desc = "My lord, Ferrante I Trastamara of Naples is still trying to rob us Cyprus. As you know he has organized, with the support of the Pope, a coup that has costed the lives of our friends Andrea Cornaro and Marco Bembo. But the situation is taking a turn for the worse. The conspirators that keep Queen Caterina Cornero prisoner have gained ample support from the Cypriot nobility and peasants. If our fleet continues its way to Famagusta we will be at war with Cyprus, even if it is not formally declared."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "If they want war they will have war"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = CYP value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = -50 }
		command = { type = war which = CYP } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "It is not worth a war over this issue"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = DIP which = -2 value = 24 } 
		command = { type = trade value = -200 }
		command = { type = merchants value = -3 }
	}
}


# The death of the last Lusignan #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The death of Jacques III, last of the Lusignan"
	desc = "The tragedy has not finished for young Caterina Cornaro. At 20 years of age she has seen too many people die, but now it is her son, the king Jacques III Lusignan who dies while she was preparing his first birthday party. With him, the Lusignan dinasty becomes extinct. It also means the last of the Frankish kingdoms in Levant and the end of a dream built over blood. By virtue of having named her -Daughter of St. Mark-, Venice becomes the heir of the kingdom of Cyprus, but only if she doesn’t re-marry or have any children. Her destiny has also been sealed. Her life will be spared, but her freedom has disappeared. She will always be watched and controlled. Perhaps due to her tragedy, Caterina wins the love of her Greek subjects, that for the first time support a Latin ruler."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 6 month = july year = 1474 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "It is all very sad"
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 50 }
		command = { type = ADM which = -2 value = 12 }
	}
}
 

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Final historic events. Later we will have to institute the alternative dynasties and goals for the human player.

Code:
# The Abdication of Caterina Cornero I #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { exists = VEN } 
	country = CYP
	name = "Venice worries about Cyprus"
	desc = "The Venetians were always worried that Cyprus could be lost when they were so close to get it, and only their relationship with Egypt stopped them. With time they were starting to get more and more nervous. They even removed, Marietta Patra, mother of Jacques II together with the three illegitamate children of her son, Eugene, Jean and Charla as prisoners to Padua in 1476, where Charla, who had signed a marriage contract with Alonso of Naples, died soon after. But Caterina was still young, and there were always talks of diplomats attempting to get to her with marriage offers. Ferrante was entertaining the idea of marrying her to Alonso, a plan she could have favored. Nothing could actually happen, since she was not allowed out of sight, and she could not sign a paper without permission. But the growing Ottoman menace and Ferrante’s plans moved Venice to accelerate the take over."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = july year = 1476 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "The Venetians deserve to inherit Cyprus (Game Over in 1489)"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = 25 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # The alternate pathway
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Let’s keep other possibilities open"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -50 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # The standard pathway
	}
}


# The Abdication of Caterina Cornero II, the standard pathway #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The abdication of Caterina Cornero"
	desc = "Finally, the Venetians decided not to wait until the death of Caterina. Her brother Giorgio Cornaro was sent to Cyprus to convince Caterina of abdicating her kingdom to Venice. When she refused she was threatened with the retreat of the venetian forces that kept the Turks from taking over the island. Her last remark was: -Are not my lords of Venice content to have their island when I am dead, that they would deprive me thus soon of what my husband left me?. She was given a pension and the lordship of Asolo. Agreement was obtained from the bey of the Mammeluks, suzerain of the island. The abdication ceremony was celebrated at the church of St. Mark in Venice."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = february year = 1489 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We have no choice but to submit (Game Over)"
		command = { type = breakvassal which = MAM } 
		command = { type = trigger which = 3845 } # Venetian inheritance
	}
}



# The Abdication of Caterina Cornero II, the alternate pathway #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = CYP
	name = "The abdication of Caterina Cornero"
	desc = "Finally, the Venetians decided not to wait until the death of Caterina. Her brother Giorgio Cornaro was sent to Cyprus to convince Caterina of abdicating her kingdom to Venice. When she refused she was threatened with the retreat of the venetian forces that kept the Turks from taking over the island. Her last remark was: -Are not my lords of Venice content to have their island when I am dead, that they would deprive me thus soon of what my husband left me?. She has departed for the abdication ceremony in Venice, and the Venetians have obtained the agreement from the bey of the Mammeluks, our suzerain. But My lord, the Cypriots are unhappy with the solution and are willing to fight the Venetians for their freedom."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = february year = 1489 }

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We have no choice but to submit (Game Over)"
		command = { type = breakvassal which = MAM } 
		command = { type = trigger which = 3845 } # Venetian inheritance
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Let’s fight for our freedom"
		command = { type = stability value = 2 } 
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -200 }
		command = { type = trigger which = ?????? } # VEN war declaration
	}
}


# The Cypriots refuse their annexation (Venetian version) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	country = VEN
	name = "The Cypriots refuse their annexation"
	desc = "My lord, Caterina Cornero has abdicated her crown of Cyprus to us. However, those rebellious Greeks refuse their annexation and have taken the arms. We should send the fleet to subdue them."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "How do they dare"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = CYP value = -100 }
		command = { type = war which = CYP } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "It is not worth a war over this issue"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = DIP which = -2 value = 24 } 
		command = { type = trade value = -200 }
		command = { type = merchants value = -3 }
	}
}
 

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And finally the big prize:

Code:
# The Great choice #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { atwar = no }
	country = CYP
	name = "The future of Cyprus rests on our hands"
	desc = "My lord, the country is at peace and we need to look to the future of our kingdom. We only have one legal claimant, Herion Lusignan, second cousin to late Jacques II, he is also the papal candidate, but he has no support within the kingdom. We also have three candidates that could start a new dynasty for Cyprus. Alonso d’Aragona, son of king Ferrante of Naples is the candidate of the Catalan faction in the High Council. He is willing to marry Caterina if we support him. He would implicate us in Italian policies. The Frankish nobles support Antoine de Valois-Burgundy, a bastard son of Philip the Good, who will make good our crusading destiny and implicate us in French policies. Finally we have been able to find a heir to the Byzantine empire, Boniface III Palaeologus, margrave of Montferrat. He is the favourite of our Greek subjects and would direct us towards Greek policies. By an irony of history, he is also a descendant of Boniface of Montferrat, the leader of the fourth crusade."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = january year = 1490 }
	deathdate = { day = 1 month = february year = 1500 }
	offset = 60

	action_a ={ 
		name = "Make Herion Lusignan our new king"
		command = { type = stability value = -2 } 
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Lusignan branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Lusignan branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Lusignan branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Lusignan branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Lusignan branch
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Naples pathway
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Burgundy pathway
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Byzantium pathway
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "Reinstate Caterina Cornaro and Alonso d’Aragona as our monarchs"
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Caterina Naples branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Caterina Naples branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Caterina Naples branch
		command = { type = relation which = NAP value = 200 }
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Burgundy pathway
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Byzantium pathway
	}
	action_c ={ 
		name = "Make Antoine de Valois our new king"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Burgundy branch
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Naples pathway
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Byzantium pathway
	}
	action_d ={ 
		name = "Make Boniface Palaeologus our new king"
		command = { type = stability value = 2 } 
		command = { type = relation which = BYZ value = 200 }
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Byzantium branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Byzantium branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Byzantium branch
		command = { type = wakemonarch which = ????? } # Byzantium branch
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Naples pathway
		command = { type = sleepevent which = ?????? } # Burgundy pathway
	}
}
 

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Good to see that everybody thinks they are good as they are ;)

We haven't finished yet the plot line, but in the meantime:

The crusading random events. One against the Ottoman Empire, and another against the Mammeluks. They are both duplicated to have a slight chance of seeing them in a game. The reward is very good, but there is a steep price to pay, which is war. A weak Cyprus can get a lot out of defending the island until the enemy gets tired (always with the risk of being annexed). For a strong Cyprus this is an all good event (except for BBs). The call is tough for an intermediate Cyprus, that may be risking some continental possesions.

Code:
# Crusading wars I (Ottoman Empire) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = yes
	trigger = { 
	atwar = no 
	religion = catholic 
	exists = TUR  
	}
	country = CYP
	name = "Holy Crusade!"
	desc = "My lord, the Great Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitalliers of St. John is sending ambassade telling us that it is our duty as soldiers of Christ to declare war to the perfid Turk and end their attacks on the princes of Christendom. If we do so, the elite Hospitallier troops will join our army, and they will also sent gallies for their transport. They will also help finance the expedition."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We are too weak for such noble enterprise"
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = -10 }
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "For Christ and the Holy Cross, death to the infidel"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 100 }
		command = { type = INF which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = CAV which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = galleys which = -2 value = 10 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = offensive value = 1 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = quality value = 1 } 
		command = { type = war which = TUR } 
	}
}


# Crusading wars II (Ottoman Empire) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = yes
	trigger = { 
	atwar = no 
	religion = catholic 
	exists = TUR  
	}
	country = CYP
	name = "Holy Crusade!"
	desc = "My lord, the Great Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitalliers of St. John is sending ambassade telling us that it is our duty as soldiers of Christ to declare war to the perfid Turk and end their attacks on the princes of Christendom. If we do so, the elite Hospitallier troops will join our army, and they will also sent gallies for their transport. They will also help finance the expedition."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We are too weak for such noble enterprise"
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = -10 }
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "For Christ and the Holy Cross, death to the infidel"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 100 }
		command = { type = INF which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = CAV which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = galleys which = -2 value = 10 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = offensive value = 1 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = quality value = 1 } 
		command = { type = war which = TUR } 
	}
}


# Crusading wars III (Mammeluks) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = yes
	trigger = { 
	atwar = no 
	religion = catholic 
	exists = MAM  
	}
	country = CYP
	name = "Holy Crusade!"
	desc = "My lord, the Great Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitalliers of St. John is sending ambassade telling us that it is our duty as soldiers of Christ to declare war to the perfid Mammeluks and end their attacks on the princes of Christendom. If we do so, the elite Hospitallier troops will join our army, and they will also sent gallies for their transport. They will also help finance the expedition."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We are too weak for such noble enterprise"
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = -10 }
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "For Christ and the Holy Cross, death to the infidel"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 100 }
		command = { type = INF which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = CAV which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = galleys which = -2 value = 10 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = offensive value = 1 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = quality value = 1 } 
		command = { type = war which = MAM } 
	}
}


# Crusading wars IV (Mammeluks) #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = yes
	trigger = { 
	atwar = no 
	religion = catholic 
	exists = MAM  
	}
	country = CYP
	name = "Holy Crusade!"
	desc = "My lord, the Great Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitalliers of St. John is sending ambassade telling us that it is our duty as soldiers of Christ to declare war to the perfid Mammeluks and end their attacks on the princes of Christendom. If we do so, the elite Hospitallier troops will join our army, and they will also sent gallies for their transport. They will also help finance the expedition."
	style = 1

	action_a ={ 
		name = "We are too weak for such noble enterprise"
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = -10 }
		command = { type = stability value = 1 } 
	}
	action_b ={ 
		name = "For Christ and the Holy Cross, death to the infidel"
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = KNI value = 100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = 50 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
		command = { type = treasury value = 100 }
		command = { type = INF which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = CAV which = -2 value = 4000 } 
		command = { type = galleys which = -2 value = 10 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = offensive value = 1 } 
		command = { type = domestic which = quality value = 1 } 
		command = { type = war which = MAM } 
	}
}
 

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We will also need some leaders, not that there were many in Cyprus :D

Code:
####################################
#Cyprus leaders by Fodoron
####################################

# Historic Military Leaders for Cyprus #

historicalleader = {
	id = { type = 6 id = ?????? }
	category = general
	name = "Henri Pr. Galilee"
	startdate = {
		day = 1
		month = January
		year = 1419
	}
	deathdate = {
		day = 7
		month = july
		year = 1426
	}
	rank = 1
	movement = 3
	fire = 2
	shock = 4
	siege = 0
	remark = "Cousin of King Janus. Died at the battle of Khirokitia"
}


# Fantasy Military Leaders for Cyprus #

historicalleader = {
	id = { type = 6 id = ??????? }
	category = monarch
	name = "Antoine Le Grand Bâtard"
	startdate = {
		day = 1
		month = January
		year = 1490
	}
	deathdate = {
		year = 1504
	}
	rank = 0
	movement = 3
	fire = 4
	shock = 4
	siege = 1
	dormant = yes
	remark = "Bastard of Philip the Good of Burgundy."
}

Henri Lusignan, prince of Galilée, was a cousin of Janus. His grandson Herion Lusignan was the last legal claimant to the throne of Cyprus according to some sources. He seem to have had some reputation, but died at the disaster of Khirikotia.

Lawkeeper: I made up the info and stats of Antoine. If he is to show up somewhere else, he should be consistent. I also named him Antoine de Valois-Burgundy. I don't know if it is correct. I know next to nothing about Burgundy except for the Joan of Arc issue.
 
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Lawkeeper: I made up the info and stats of Antoine. If he is to show up somewhere else, he should be consistent. I also named him Antoine de Valois-Burgundy. I don't know if it is correct. I know next to nothing about Burgundy except for the Joan of Arc issue.
Here's the Antoine for Burgundy. I don't remember when he died however, but allowing him to lead armies until 1511 is a long time IMHO (he's a son of Philippe, brother to Charles the Bold).

historicalleader = {
id = { type = 6 id = 09897 }
category = general
startdate = { year = 1460 }
deathdate = { year = 1477 }
name = "Antoine Le Grand Bâtard"
rank = 1
movement = 3
fire = 4
shock = 4
siege = 1
}
 

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Been busy latel, but I have a few comments on the first post of the thread. Cyprus can really need attention of it's own. There are related events in the MAM, NAP and VEN files, but I'm sure you know that. It would be interesting if all the claimers of the kingdom of Jerusalem could some event/s out of it. I don't remember what others claim it, but from Isaac Brock listing them I recall Anjou.

1st event: could be replaced by a perm CB from start. We dont have other events for things that happened before start. Background can be nice I admit, but I'm uncertain as to where to draw the line. Genoa should have MA from start too.
2nd event: could add badboy
 

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Lawkeeper: thanks, I'll fix it. The date thing is that the player gets him between 1489 and 1500 and should enjoy him a little bit. I hate getting a leader for 6 months :D. He can be a very good example of how healthy is the climate of Cyprus, but I will shorten him a little. Is that Philip the Good or a different one?

Norrefeldt: Thanks for the input.
Regarding 1st event: Yes it could be a perm CB with a deathdate, but what I wanted to do is to keep the CB only until the player conquests any of Genoa's provinces or until the capture of Famagusta whichever comes first, alas it appears that CBs cannot be removed.
About the before start thing, I'll rewrite and rename the event. For every king of Cyprus the recovery of Famagusta was foremount, since it could not be accepted and crippled the country economy, so it is a very present event. About Genoa MA, yes, you are right.
Regarding 2nd event BB, I disagree. It is not the case of the Barbary coast. Between the Christian countries it was seeing as a plus. Many other countries (i.e. KNI, TUR, GEN) did it with impunity against other religion countries. And Cyprus will have to struggle with very high BBs. Piracy in the mediterranean was a fact of life, different from the british corsairs IMHO. Funny that pirates don't show up in the mediterranean in EU2. I guess they would create mayhem in the early game since they are so strong.
 

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Regarding the title of king of Jerusalem, for as long as there is a king in Cyprus the title is ours :D. The mess with the title of king of Jerusalem started when Cyprus was lost to the venetians who could not held a title. Savoy claimed it because of Charlotte and the Pope started to give it away and take it back.
My own opinion: it reverted back to the bey of the Mammeluks, suzerain of Cyprus and legal owner of Jerusalem. :D
 

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The old venetian and napolitan cyprus-related events did not make much historic sense and will have to be either corrected or eliminated. Cyprus event 3841 does not have the option of keeping Charlotte because she had no chance of remaining in power, that option has been moved to a later event when she can get support from the venetians, the only ones that showed willingness to put troops over the table.

Events 3842, and 154001 had been supplanted by the catalan coup, that offers a similar choice and is historically more correct. Alfonso was never a candidate of any wedding since he was happily (or unhappily) married at that date with Ludovica Sforza IIRC. The candidate, Alonso appears to have been one of the many illegitimate sons of Ferrante that ended leaving almost no trace in history. Cyprus was too insignificant for Ferrante to compromise his heir.

Same thing with events 3843 and 154002. It is bothersome to see Venice losing Cyprus after so much they did to get it. Or worse to see it going to Naples in a very ahistoric way. They have been substituted by the abdication of Caterina Cornero (alternate pathway). Historically, Naples never had a chance of inheriting Cyprus, but I am open to discuss it.

This are the last events on my list. Notice that if you chose to stick with tried and bad Lusignans you get nothing. It is same old same old. The other choices in the "Great choice" ough to give three games in one to the player. He can choose to take over France, take over Italy, or take over the OE. He's got his job cut out for him.

Code:
# Naples pathway #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { NOT = { exists = NAP } } 
	country = CYP
	name = "Our king claims the crown of Naples"
	desc = "My lord, our king has taken a bold step indeed. He has made an official claim to the crown of Naples that his ancestor Ferrante held until 1494. He is indeed the last d’Aragona in conditions of claiming it, but the kings of France, Spain and the Pope are having a good laugh with this."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = february year = 1500 }
	deathdate = { day = 1 month = february year = 1790 }
	offset = 400

	action_a ={ 
		name = "They won’t laugh for long"
		command = { type = addcore which = 393 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 394 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 395 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 396 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 819 } 
		command = { type = add_countryculture which = italian } 
		command = { type = technology which = latin } 
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = FRA value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = SPA value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = ARG value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = PAP value = -100 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
	}
}


# Burgundy pathway #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { NOT = { exists = BUR } } 
	country = CYP
	name = "Our king claims the Duchy of Burgundy"
	desc = "My lord, our king has taken a bold step indeed. He has made an official claim to the Duchy of Burgundy that his ancestor Philip the Good held until 1467. He is indeed the last Valois in conditions of claiming it, but the king of France, and the Archduke of Austria are having a good laugh with this."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = february year = 1500 }
	deathdate = { day = 1 month = february year = 1790 }
	offset = 400

	action_a ={ 
		name = "They won’t laugh for long"
		command = { type = addcore which = 380 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 387 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 409 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 383 } 
		command = { type = add_countryculture which = french } 
		command = { type = technology which = latin } 
		command = { type = stability value = -1 } 
		command = { type = relation which = FRA value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = HAB value = -100 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = 3 value = 12 }
	}
}


# Byzantium pathway #
event = {
	id = ??????
	random = no
	trigger = { 
	NOT = { 
	exists = BYZ 
	exists = SPR # Morea  
	} 
	} 
	country = CYP
	name = "Our king claims the title of Basileos Romaion"
	desc = "My lord, our king has taken a bold step indeed. He has made an official claim to the title of Basileos Romaion or emperor of Byzantium that his ancestor Andronicus II held until 1328. He is indeed the last Palaeologus in conditions of claiming it, but the sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the Doge of Venice are having a good laugh with this."
	style = 1
	date = { day = 1 month = february year = 1500 }
	deathdate = { day = 1 month = february year = 1790 }
	offset = 400

	action_a ={ 
		name = "They won’t laugh for long"
		command = { type = addcore which = 357 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 358 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 359 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 360 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 321 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 477 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 478 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 479 } 
		command = { type = addcore which = 820 } 
		command = { type = removecore which = 483 } 
		command = { type = removecore which = 491 } 
		command = { type = removecore which = 492 } 
		command = { type = removecore which = 493 } 
		command = { type = religion which = orthodox } 
		command = { type = stability value = 6 } 
		command = { type = conversion which = -2 } # Just in case is catholic now
		command = { type = relation which = TUR value = -100 }
		command = { type = relation which = VEN value = -100 }
		command = { type = revoltrisk which = -2 value = 24 }
	}
}