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Really? Really?!?
 

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Sometimes, it's for the alliance, and it's a horrible, horrible match otherwise.

They're of the same dynasty! And even if she wanted an alliance with a cousin, she has four daughters!

Can you explain?

I just have no idea who thought that was a good match. As I said above, they're of the same dynasty (I didn't check how closely related, will have to take a look at that next time I play). He's five. By the time he's old enough to marry, she'll be well past child-bearing age. She's of a religion with Enatic Clans; he's Sunni. Her nickname is "the Unfaithful" and she's in a betrothal which won't become a marriage for over ten years. It's just... bizarre. The AI doesn't usually even do betrothals until age 12.

The only thing I can imagine is that her husband died, she went looking for a matrilineal match, and he was the highest available option in terms of prestige - probably because he's "related to a High Chieftess."

ETA: Also, she has 2 intrigue and she wants to become spymaster. Just full of bright ideas, isn't she?
 
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How a man I already killed in a duel is going to either kill or maim me in another duel over 1 month later is a little weird don't you think? (This is an ironman achievement compatible game).
 
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They're of the same dynasty! And even if she wanted an alliance with a cousin, she has four daughters!



I just have no idea who thought that was a good match. As I said above, they're of the same dynasty (I didn't check how closely related, will have to take a look at that next time I play). He's five. By the time he's old enough to marry, she'll be well past child-bearing age. She's of a religion with Enatic Clans; he's Sunni. Her nickname is "the Unfaithful" and she's in a betrothal which won't become a marriage for over ten years. It's just... bizarre. The AI doesn't usually even do betrothals until age 12.

The only thing I can imagine is that her husband died, she went looking for a matrilineal match, and he was the highest available option in terms of prestige - probably because he's "related to a High Chieftess."

ETA: Also, she has 2 intrigue and she wants to become spymaster. Just full of bright ideas, isn't she?
It is extremely common for female rulers or heirs to marry their fellow dynasts. That's simply because it's often the only matrilineal option that doesn't have the prestige loss from a lowborn/courtier and is within the same realm. It's yet another of the reasons why the female ruler AI logic is screwed up in the game.
 

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Talking about sore losers, Jesus Christ...
He's not being a sore loser, he's pointing out that the guy who killed him died just over two months earlier, which would be very hard for those who are not undead. :D
 

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He's not being a sore loser, he's pointing out that the guy who killed him died just over two months earlier, which would be very hard for those who are not undead. :D

I think Lingvort was making a joke and calling the "undead" duelist a sore loser, not the poster. But I may be wrong.
 
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I think Lingvort was making a joke and calling the "undead" duelist a sore loser, not the poster. But I may be wrong.
Ah! You may very well be right, in which case I just had a wooosh moment. :)
 

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Speaking of dead characters doing unusual things, I'm having a lot of fun with the Sons of Vinland mod, but it seems I can still nominate my son as my heir...

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...five days after he died!

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My vassals don't want to vote for him, but not for the obvious reason.

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Who cares that he's dead--have you seen how paranoid he is??

(Any instability isn't really the mod's fault. I'm combining a couple disparate ones for this particular campaign so weird things are to be expected)
 

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Not strange, but made me giggle. Gave a barony to an unlanded courtier so I can press his claim. Once I won, notification to create a kingdom appeared. Seems all I need is 2 duchies to create this Kingdom (well 3, but the 3rd already got absorbed to my starting Kingdom). Created it and gave it to him. He's now a King with only a barony to his name (brand new Barony too, just created it last year) and only a single duchy under his Kingdom too since the other duchy still in Germania hand. His duke with a single county is still more powerful than him. Crappiest King ever? lol

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Can you explain?
I sieged the holding and captured a prisoner. Except that apparently she was already in her husband's prison, so she stayed his prisoner.
"Can't capture my relatives for ransom if I put them all in my jail." [img rollsafe.jpg]
 
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Indeed DPS is. I guess it just doesn't work over text that well.
Or my brain just wasn't working right, heh. I'll happily accept my share of the blame. :D
 
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This is the High Chief of Illmenia, he have one vassal. A tribal holding a temple holding...
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...this temple holding is somehow the county capital even though Novgorod is the only county in the High Chief's realm.
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