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.
There are too many plots and intrigue. So far none of the plots driected at him have born fruit, but he is definitely angry and frustrated and has decided he needs to act decisively.Syrka really is facing quite a few internal difficulties. These intrigues must be making for many an unrestful night
Syrka's rage will become manifest.This is not good. I would hate to be on the other side of Syrka's wrath.
Syrka has decided mercy is no longer serving him.Poor Syrka, he is too good a man for the throne. I fear that mercy will not serve him well, especially now with Tutyra as heir.
I’m also confused as to why everyone has it out for him. Maybe they are angry that the puppet has lost his strings?
Having two ambitious sons is also not a great indicator of stability, I hope none of them will join in the myriad plots popping up.
Oh...oh dear. A council full of traitors and another plot on his life. Is this how Syrka snaps?
Syrka's intrigue is three and he hasn't had a really great spymaster since he lost Mastorava, so he isn't well protected form plots, yet so far he has survived, because his spymasters have at least detected the plots.Whoa! Two murder plots against the king. What is King Syrka's personal intrigue? Does anyone know how plot power is determined? My theory has the target's intrigue score as one of the largest factors. (I am semi-bitter. This week, I lost a zero intrigue ruler after one week on the job, due to suspicious circumstances.) @Dunaden, thank you for writing, be safe and happy.
Yeah Khazaria's fall, that escalated quickly. But yes Syrka has more presssing worries so can't take further advantage of the chaos to the south.The Khazars' implosion was suitably dramatic. Too bad Syrka's too distracted to personally get involved.
They have definitely over extended themselves and forgot their place. Syrka will provide them with a permanent retirement home, free of responsibility.Clearly, the stress of ruling so much land has driven these lords insane, to think they can mess with King Syrka. Perhaps you should help them with that.
All of Merya , Syrka's retinues and levys plus all his vassals together can muster between 10 and 20 thousand if they all cooperate, so 50,000 seems far out of reach. But in time, if they expand beyond villages and temples, they have the land and resources to support a much greater population.Syrka may well marvel at 50,000 - given the relatively sparse population of Merya it no doubt seems strange. But ... if Merya holds together in a few centuries' time
As to our two prisoners, it is a bother that it came to this, but one things putting them in a hole in the ground would not be bad.
Suni turned out well, above average in all categories, but nothing stands out as his main strength. It is a shame he is only a tough soldier, unfortunately Syrka only had him as a ward for the last few years. If he had gotten him sooner he might have gotten a better education. Syrka himself is a 4 star brilliant strategist with combat traits for cavalry and flanking, Unfortunately his body didn't match his mind, so he is no warrior, and can only send his warriors off with a plan, but not adapt it in the field.The Icelandic Viking is one of the best rounded rulers that I have seen. Everything is good to very good (12-15), but nothing is super. It is a shame that he only received a two star education. With a four star, an Icelandic Viking might find what lies beyond the edge of the map. What is Syrka's education? Syrka's sons have excellent military minds. Hopefully, the Indian Bedouin Myth will stay to the south. Congrats on capturing the evil ones. Hopefully, time in the hole and on the rack will restore harmony to their souls and remove decadence from their lives. At the minimum, their night vision and posture will improve. Thank you for writing and please be safe.
Syrka has a temper and has recently gained paranoia, but he is still a just man and his temper has cooled down now that the immediate threats have been dealt with., but he won't forget.I wouldn't want to be one of the vassals who refused the call. A storm is coming now that the war is over.
Nuyaksha will not have a great time waiting for retribution and certainly an even worse time once Syrka has chosen a suitable punishment.
Such a broken Vladimir is not going to be very stable especially if one considers three kingdoms each with their own elections to run.
Çortah 'the Kind' is being treated quite well despite his conspiracy, maybe Syrka has not lost all trust.
Interesting that Tutyra would accept a title all the way in Vladimir, might some deeper plan be in the works.
Syrka always had a temper, but as he gets older and the gout becomes more painful, he has a shorter fuse and less tolerance for people making his life complicated.Messing with Syrka is being shown to be an increasingly bad idea.
Syrka has greatly increased his domain from when he started with his single county, and the Merry Men, despite what happened at Murum, are a strong weapon to wield.Yeah. Syrka's usually a pretty nice guy, but people seem to be thinking that that means he's weak and finding out that he's not.
Nuyaksha as King? Innnnnteresting...
As mentioned above, Syrka is showing less patience and greater temper as he gets older, so people need to learn not to raise his ire.Syrka is getting harsher as the time goes on. I almost feel bad for the next person to cross him.
For most of his reign Syrka has been pretty forgiving, he has a temper, but it used to cool down as fast as it flared up, but it's now taking a little longer to cool down.Syrka's wrath was still quite measured, especially by the standard of some past rulers but at least he got some revenge.
Oh wow, Vladimir certainly has some strange inheritances, Tutyra would be a formidable force and have an interesting relationship with the new king of Merya.
If Nuyaksha wins the election, it wouldn't be the first time that Merya has a prisoner king. The rapid change of votes is quite concerning.
Not so much a cliffhanger as a proper introduction as the new King only became heir a month before Syrka died and was no one we'd seen before.Cliffhanger for Successor! He should have forced Syraka II to change name. Stat total below 20 does not make for a good legacy. Inzhay scored a good bride-to-be. Heavenly and bright (34 stats at 13). Do all Suomenusko women with attractive trait get "Heavenly" nickname? Love Paradox math 69-2=68 Battle Galich Mersky and .618 of a man Siege Gorodets. What body parts are you missing to be .618? Does anyone know how the war score for a given battle is determined? I would like the formula unless it is complicated to the point that headache develops from reading! Thank you for entertaining me and please be safe.
There is the slim hope that Robin II's daughter could marry matrilineally and preserve the house name, if not the actual blood line.Sad to see the house of Robin fizzle out like that even if it had become Syrka's line.
It's always a good move to land one's sons especially with succession being so uncertain, we'll have to see if it did any good.
Oh my...an epidemic from the east is not good news, I'm sure we'll hear more about it soon.
Vladimir is now under control, at least until their next succession when the kingdom will split.
A shame that Syrka didn't get to form his bloodline but he did leave us with an interesting conundrum regarding succession.
He read the signs from the Gods correctly. But he did well as King despite his humble beginnings and 'poor' cousin status and he left his sons well established, and his only daughter a Queen.He was right - gout claimed him at the end.
Still, from rather humble beginnings he had a grand run of it.
Valar morghulis - "all men must die"How sad.