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Did you like to play the Khazars in CK1? Are you unhappy that, with all the added religions, Judaism got taken out? If so, this is the mini-mod for you.

This mod recreates the Khazars as they were in CK1 - which is to say, an independent, Jewish state. This, of course, necessitates adding in Judaism, which this mod does as well. Jews in this mod are in their own religious group (so no good relations with Pagans) but otherwise play like another Pagan sect = they don't get a holy war or a church head, but they do get Pagan troop bonuses in a cloned version of the warrior cult building called the Order of Masada. For the same reasons that pagans do: they need it. :p
Unfortunately, I have no graphic skills, so Jews are stuck with the same symbol as Pagans and Zoroastrians - I'd like to add a Jewish star (more memorable) or a menorah (more historically accurate) if anyone's up to it.

The mod also alters landed titles. The Duchy of Khazars is no longer sans title, but now contains the province of Itil. The duchy of Itil (which I tried to rename to Saray but couldn't figure out how - changing it in localisation in the mod folder didn't work) no longer contains its namesake province. This was a necessary change, because there's no point modding in Judaism if you just get steamrolled by the Cumans and their de jure claim.

Also, because non-Christian religions are hardcoded to be unplayable without cheating, you will need to cheat to actually play as the Khazars. To do so, type § (alt + 21 on the numpad) and then "play 20663" in the console that comes up. One ruler, rules from 1066-1089.

Feel free to incorporate into other mods if interested.
 

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Just wondering if they would have any heresy group like the Christians and muslim groups do.
 

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Heresy groups... you mean like the Christians? Who started as a "heretic" sect of Judaism?
 

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Weren't the Khazars totally wiped out in like 950?
There's some evidence of Khazar successor states, and we're not clear who else ruled the area. The empire was certainly gone - at their height they'd occupy about what the Cumans do on the map - but Paradox in vanilla still gives them Itil province.
 

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Do you mind if we include parts of this in Terra Normannorum? (Link is in my signature) Since Khazar successor states rule most of the Crimea and the Duchy of Azov, it'd be neat to have them properly represented.

I did see your bit about this in the first post, but I wanted to ask, just so you knew we were doing this. :)
 

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The game won't let me play as non-Christian factions. Is there a trick to this?
 

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Put playable = yes or something similar in the religion.txt for jews. Just look at the christian part of the file.
It used to be hardcoded but isnt anymore.
 

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Please tell me how to play it. I tried using PMM with CK2PLUS but it isnt compatibl with this mod. And the CK2PLUS makes them vassals of the Cumans which I don't want to deal with.