- Jul 30, 2009
Naming contest is fine, just hope we hit the lottery and its the heir! Or, some awesome person that isn't of questionable morals.
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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.
Unfortunately, Eugen had his own problems.
This character is a drooling imbecile.
Hmm, I'm interested. What problems would they be?
:rofl: Too bad, Prince of Savoy!
I really liked this chapter. About 3/4th through the update I was genuinely feeling sorry for Friedrich II, when after accomplishing so much his family more or less abandons him. Let's hope he lives long enough to see the Hohenzollerns prosper again.
No Avindian, it's fine, if rather funny. I think these... Exotic characters we are getting to name is actually better than getting to name the heir or whatever. I kind of hope we get to see a little bit of adult Eugene.
You can't kill that baroness, but could you marry her ? Might want a betrothal just to be safe.
She might not accept. Especially if she the last of her line, they probably want matrilineal marriage instead.
This last entry isn't Friedrich II's -- the handwriting is different. I think it's his grandson, who he called Fritz, but who you might know as Friedrich III. I really feel kind of sorry for Friedrich II; he tried so hard to do things simply. I admire him more than I did learning about him as a child. It's amazing how these kinds of sources give a person a character you might not otherwise glean from the history books.
Let me know if you need anything. Are we on for dinner tomorrow evening?
David grabbed his book and hurried out of the store to track down Ulrich. He found him at the student lounge. "Good afternoon, Ulrike!"
Ulrike smiled at her British friend. "David, it is good to see you. How are things?"
"Oh, fine. Remember when I helped you move?"
"Ach, ja. Is there something you need?"
"Can you translate this?" David pushed his book hopefully towards the young German. He frowned as she read through a couple of phrases.
I am sorry, but what? Did you on purpose change gender mid-sentence? :blink:
As for his allies, you could simply go to his character screen, and look at where his family is displayed. You should be able to change the tabs there to show allies
I love this, I tried my hand at a Hohenzollern campaign, it's hilariously funny. Somehow, the Papacy turned into an Agnatic Primogeniture system, and the von Hohenzollerns now govern it entirely. Also, The Teutonic Order rules about historical borders. They started in Finland, which is now ruled by a King Amadeus, who is German and has Germanized the entire Kingdom. o.o
Anyway, good update! :3
Do you possible have the plot to fabricate a claim on the realm? That way you won't have to fight to bring the de-jure vassals under your thumb.
Otherwise marrying a female claimant or daughter of the current holder will result in her getting a weak claim that you can use against children, regencies and realms where the main title is contested. When she's landed she will rule in her own right, but the title will pass on to your son.
A stronger method is having a female dynasty member marry a strong male claimant matrillineary (only really possible if you can invite them to your court) and then pushing his claims against anyone, then elect their heir as your successor.
Edit: I forgot to add, even with a weak claim, you can start a faction for a claimant (both you, your wife, your sons wife, anyone) to the duchy. This will also allow you to try and call in all de facto vassals.
All hail Friedrich II -
Long live Friedrich III!
That's the third Friedrich in a row now... Time for a new naming contest to fill the Thanksgiving gap?
I had no idea the old Sofie was still alive. She almost outlived Friedrich (2). But then again, these women in the Medieval ages were so terribly young when they married, it shouldn't have been a surprise.
You cannot make a faction for yourself without a claim ("This duchy belongs to me because I'm related to../My parent held this title/made some BS up along with some other vassals") , which can be obtained by one of three ways:
- Marriage as mentioned will travel down a generation or two or more depending on how strong it is, and if it is ever pushed in a war.
- Fabricating a claim as a vassal by plot (there seems to be limits to when one can do this, I know that being content is one of the traits that remove this plot)
- Fabricating by a chancellor (who is more likely to make claims for counties instead)
If you do wage war for independence with the aim of usurping the title, keep in mind that you cannot do this before the 10 year truce with your former liege expires.
Another way is to marrying into another duchy - push a claimant married to your kinsman to that duchy, elect their child heir - and your held counties will pass on to that heir along with that child inheriting the duchy. Since a duke cannot be the vassal of another duke, you will retain dominance of your former counties and become independent of your former liege.
Well, since you said it was going to be easy I think Ordulf is his heir.
I think that Eugene is the heir. He looks as prepared as the typical politician...