Ichi no Hito
- Aug 24, 2012
Is there any way to get rid of the Eunuchs position in the council or just centralise more power as a Chinese Emperor? You can barely change any laws because it's just a barrage of "no" votes. I'm aware the eunuch circle was powerful in Chinese History but there were also many occasions where they were completely wiped out for corrupting and undermining the Emperor's power.
For every Council Power law you shift in the ruler's favour there'll be one less Council Eunuch, so as the emperor's power grows the eunuchs' influence decreases and as the emperor's power decreases the eunuchs become more influential (somewhat diminishing the influence that vassals can wield on the council if it is empowered).
As for the Council Eunuchs voting against everything, they vote according to their voting pattern (generally Pragmatist) unless a Favour has been called in, so you're probably trying to do things that aren't in line with their pattern or are returning Favours to someone that is opposed to whatever you're doing. You could always buy Favours from eunuchs not on the council (e.g. those sent by foreign realms) and replace the uppity eunuchs with them, or try to convince the non-Council Eunuchs on the council to vote in favour of your proposals.
There have also been a few minor adjustments made for the next version that should make it a bit more likely for very happy or very upset Council Eunuchs to switch to Loyalist or Malcontent (respectively) and for them to be more on board with some stuff that's suitable the Chinese Imperial government (e.g. no longer thinking that viceroyalties should be abolished), but the Council Eunuchs are supposed to be a bother you have to deal with if you're Chinese Imperial and don't centralize power (or if your liege is Chinese Imperial and you are a councillor trying to get things done) and it is unlikely that we'll make it easier to get rid of them.