CK3 Dev Diary #47 - Happy Holidays!

CK3 Dev Diary #47 - Happy Holidays!

  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


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I am just pumped to see the dev diary led off with "howdy"
 
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Have a great Christmas and thanks for your hard work. I can't wait to see the new content for Crusader Kings 3.
 

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Gud Jul!
 
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Congratulations for the great job you have done, this CK3 is impressive and I spend a lot of time enjoying it, from Spain Merry Christmas everyone!
 

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*God

What you wrote means "God Christmas!" which does have a humorous sound, though. :)
Maybe he's Danish and typing phonetically - leave him alone. ;)
 
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Happy Hannukah from Israel-Zimbabwe! :D
 
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*God

What you wrote means "God Christmas!" which does have a humorous sound, though. :)

Looks like my Swedish is little (?) bit rusty...
 

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Maybe he's Danish and typing phonetically - leave him alone. ;)

No, I'm Finn. To be honest, I should speak fluent Swedish, i's actually our other official language...
 

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No, I'm Finn. To be honest, I should speak fluent Swedish, i's actually our other official language...

I mean the Netherlands have 3 official languages, but I only speak one of them. It's quite common to not speak official languages outside of the 'primary' language of your country if that primary language was the one you were raised with. Heck, I lived basically next to Frisia, and went to school in Frisia for several years, and I never learned a word of Frisian. (the other one was only recognized as an actual language a few years ago, not that I expect I'd have learned it in school otherwise)

Edit: I like that someone felt the need to respectfully disagree with the fact that it's not all that uncommon for people to not speak secondary languages of their country.
 
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No, I'm Finn. To be honest, I should speak fluent Swedish, i's actually our other official language...
As an American with Finnish heritage, I think you have better things to do than speak Swedish ;):p
 

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God Jul!
(merry christmas)

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May Odin (santa) bring you many gifts;)

The sun have turned (Jul) and we go against lighter days:)
 
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May Odin (santa) bring you many gifts;)

Wasn't Santa Claus derived from Saint Nicholas (aka Sinterklaas in Dutch)?

That said, Sinterklaas seems to have drawn inspiration from Odin in his depictions... I do believe Saint Nicholas is commonly agreed to have existed as a person though.
 

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Wasn't Santa Claus derived from Saint Nicholas (aka Sinterklaas in Dutch)?

That said, Sinterklaas seems to have drawn inspiration from Odin in his depictions... I do believe Saint Nicholas is commonly agreed to have existed as a person though.
Interesting topic, however somewhat complicated.

I think the christians was looking for a replacement for the Yulefather when germanic peoples got christianised. As such a christian saint replaced the original. However old traditions die hard and you got an celebrated hybrid.

Quick ex from wiki:
Prior to Christianization, the Germanic peoples (including the English) celebrated a midwinter event called Yule (Old English geola or giuli).[21] With the Christianization of Germanic Europe, numerous traditions were absorbed from Yuletide celebrations into modern Christmas.[22] During this period, supernatural and ghostly occurrences were said to increase in frequency, such as the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky.The leader of the wild hunt is frequently attested as the god Wodan (Norse Odin), bearing (among many names) the names Jólnir, meaning "Yule figure", and Langbarðr, meaning "long-beard", in Old Norse.

Wodan's (Odins) role during the Yuletide period has been theorized as having influenced concepts of St. Nicholas in a variety of facets, including his long white beard and his gray horse for nightly rides (compare Odin's horse Sleipnir) or his reindeer in North American tradition.[24] Folklorist Margaret Baker maintains that "the appearance of Santa Claus or Father Christmas, whose day is the 25th of December, owes much to Odin, the old blue-hooded, cloaked, white-bearded Giftbringer of the north, who rode the midwinter sky on his eight-footed steed Sleipnir, visiting his people with gifts. Odin, transformed into Father Christmas, then Santa Claus, prospered with St Nicholas and the Christchild, became a leading player on the Christmas stage."
 
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