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Crusader Kings III has 56 different achievements, all using the Steam achievements mechanics. Achievements have no in-game effects; the achievement just pops up in-game, and is then added to the player's Steam profile.

The difficulty of each achievement varies; some achievements are very easy (e.g. Marrying another character), while some are more difficult (e.g. Reconquering all historical Roman territories). The below list groups the various achievements by a difficulty level as assessed by the wiki editors.

Achievements can only be gained in single-player Ironman games. They can be earned while playing older versions of the game as long as said achievements were present in that version. Playing game in offline mode (saving game in offline even once) permanently disables achievements for this savegame. Certain game rules will also disable achievements for the savegame; usually, such rules make the game easier.

It is not possible to gain achievements if the checksum has been changed - either by tampering with game files, or by running the game using mods that affect gameplay mechanics (graphical mods do not affect checksum), or a corrupted installation (the Ironman mode icon will change to reflect this).

List of achievements[edit]

  • This article should not have been verified for the current version '1.0' of the game.
  • The "Notes" column lists helpful short tips/strategies.
  • The Starting conditions column may denote the requirements needed for the player character before the achievement requirements are fulfilled.
  • The Icon CK3.png column denotes achievements which can't be completed without the use of DLC mechanics (currently 0 out of 56).
  • The "Ver" column indicates in which version a certain achievement was added. Achievements cannot be earned prior to the version they were added in.
  • The "DI" column is for difficulty as assessed by wiki editors. VE = Very Easy, E = Easy, M = Medium, H = Hard, VH = Very Hard, I = Insane, UC = Uncategorized.
Achievement Starting conditions Requirements Notes Icon CK3.png Ver DI
Death Did Us Part icon
Death Did Us Part
Murder your spouse
Yes Spouse has been murdered by player in a scheme. The Intrigue lifestyle and Skulduggery focus will help greatly. 1.0 VE


It’s not a Cult! icon
It’s not a Cult!
Create a faith
Yes Has created a faith. King Louis II of Italy in 867 offers the best start both because of the level of devotion and because Catholicism has the slowest Fervor growth. 1.0 VE


Until Death Do Us Part icon
Until Death Do Us Part
Marry another character
Yes Has married. Start as an unmarried ruler. 1.0 VE


A House of My Own icon
A House of My Own
Create a Cadet Branch of your Dynasty
Yes Has created a cadet branch. In 1066 Duke Leofwine Godwineson of Kent can immediately create a Cadet Branch. 1.0 VE


Above God icon
Above God
Have a strong hook on your Head of Faith
Yes Has a strong hook on the Head of Faith Using the character finder (hotkey C) on the selection screen allows searching for characters with the Schemer trait, meaning they completed the perk tree with the same name. Alternatively a Temporal Head of Faith can grant the title to someone with a Strong Hook. 1.0 E


Álmost There icon
Álmost There
As Álmos Árpád, form Hungary and convert to Christianity
Yes Is playing as Álmos Árpád of the Mogyër Confederation in 867

Yes Owns the Kingdom of Hungary
Yes Is Christian
Yes Is playing as Álmos Árpád

Declaring war using the Migrate to Pannonia casus belli will create two powerful armies in the Realm Capital. (Achievement only appears with Álmos Árpád not with his son) 1.0 E


Dreadful Ruler icon
Dreadful Ruler
Have the maximum amount of dread
Yes Has 100 Dread The Intrigue lifestyle and Torturer focus will help greatly. 1.0 E


The Emerald Isle icon
The Emerald Isle
Starting as an Irish ruler, hold the Kingdom of Ireland
Yes Is Irish

Yes Capital is in Ireland region

Yes Owns the Kingdom of Ireland In 867 High Chieftain Áed mac Gormlaith offers the best start and has casus belli to conquer all other Counties. 1.0 E


Fine Print icon
Fine Print
Use a hook to modify a feudal contract
Yes Modified a vassal contract with a hook. In 1066 King Harold II Godwineson of England starts with a Strong Hook on a Vassal. 1.0 E


Moving up in the World icon
Moving up in the World
Increase your rank
Yes Gain a title that is a higher rank than previous title. In 867 Jarl Rurik Rurikid of Novgorod starts with the land and gold required to create the Kingdom of Novgorod. 1.0 E


Not So Feudal System icon
Not So Feudal System
Use the Claim Throne scheme successfully
Yes Gain a claim on a title with a scheme. The Claim Throne scheme requires the Meritocracy perk which in turn requires the Stewardship lifestyle. 1.0 E


Seductive icon
Seductive
As any one character, successfully seduce ten people
Yes Successfully seduce 10 characters. Using the character finder (hotkey C) on the selection screen allows searching for characters with the Seducer trait, meaning they completed the perk tree with the same name. 1.0 E


Stressful Situation icon
Stressful Situation
Suffer from a Mental Break
Yes Gain a Stress level. A Mental Break can be triggered as soon as the game starts by resetting Lifestyle perks. 1.0 E


The Succession is Safe icon
The Succession is Safe
Have ten living children
Yes Have 10 living children. In 1066 King Svend of Denmark starts with 14 children. 1.0 E


The Things Love Does for Us icon
The Things Love Does for Us
Have a lover save you from a murder attempt
Yes A lover saved the player from a murder attempt. You will need at least one lover, who is not a ruler (landed or otherwise), for this to trigger. The Mortal Adoration perk is not necessary but greatly increases the odds.

In 1066 King Alfonso VI has his own heir, King Sancho II, as his rival who will want to kill him for his titles. Make Alfonso's high intrigue lover, Urraca, as his spymaster to protect him until he has the needed perk and other lovers. Then break up with her to make her angry. She will likely join Sancho's plot and thus making the assassination attempt significantly more likely to succeed. Do not marry for legal children or legitimize bastards, as this may cause Sancho to not attempt an assassination plot as he will no longer be Alfonso's heir.

1.0 E


The Things We Do for Love icon
The Things We Do for Love
Murder your lover's spouse
Yes Murder a lover's spouse. The Seduction perk tree will help greatly in seducing someone already married. 1.0 E


Turning to Diamonds icon
Turning to Diamonds
Reach the highest possible Stress level
Yes Have max stress. In 867 Jarl Björn of Uppland starts with the Honest personality trait and can immediately reach the highest possible Stress level by starting 10 Murder Schemes. 1.0 E


Way of Life icon
Way of Life
Complete an entire Lifestyle (all three trees)
No Does not have the full set of lifestyle traits in a tree: Yes Has a full set of lifestyle traits in a tree: Use the Ruler Designer to create an 18-year-old character with the highest Education Trait and Genius. This greatly speeds up perk acquisition while giving you plenty of time to complete the three trees. If you don't plan on doing anything else in the playthrough, the Learning education and perk trees are recommended for the health boosts. 1.0 E


A Legacy to Last the Ages icon
A Legacy to Last the Ages
Complete an entire Dynasty Legacy
No Dynasty does not have a legacy Yes Dynasty has a legacy If an AI character becomes Dynasty Head it will try to complete the most currently-unlocked legacy. 1.0 M


An Unfortunate Accident icon
An Unfortunate Accident
Inherit a title from someone you murdered
Yes Murder a character whose heir is the player. Starting as an Heir Vassal and murdering a disliked parent (e.g. heir of Abbasid, Bulgaria or Hungary) is the easiest way to gain the achievement. 1.0 M


Bad Blood icon
Bad Blood
Go to war with one of your siblings over a Claim
Yes Declare war against a sibling with the Claim Casus Belli Rulers of the Karling dynasty in 867 can declare such a war as soon as the game starts. 1.0 M


Celebrity icon
Celebrity
Reach the highest possible Prestige Level
Yes Have Icon prestige 05.png max prestige level. In 867 Count Hæsteinn of Montaigu starts with the Exalted among Men level of Fame. 1.0 M


Followed by Shadows icon
Followed by Shadows
Know ten secrets simultaneously
Yes Know 10 secrets. Each seduced character will grant a secret. See the Seductive achievement for tips. 1.0 M


For the Faith! icon
For the Faith!
Take part in a successful Great Holy War, on either side
Yes Win a defensive or offensive Great Holy War. Being a Temporal Head of Faith allows declaring Great Holy Wars at will. 1.0 M


Frankokratia icon
Frankokratia
As a French Catholic, hold the Kingdom of Thessalonika without being vassalised to Byzantium
Yes Completely controls the Kingdom of Thessalonika

Yes Is French
No Is not Orthodox
No Is not Iconoclast
No Does not own the Byzantine Empire
No Does not own the Roman Empire
No A liege does not own the Byzantine Empire
No A liege does not own the Roman Empire

Note that you don't need to be independent or hold the Kingdom of Thessalonika title and, differently from what the description says, you don't need to be Catholic. You can be from any faith except Orthodox or Iconoclast.

This achievement is easiest obtained by starting as Jarl Haesteinn in 867. He can convert to French culture right from the start, which conveniently also gives access to siege weapons. Conquer the County of Napoli to be within range of Byzantium and prepare to invade them. If Byzantium allies with West Francia, swearing fealty to the French will prevent them from defending their Byzantine allies when you declare war. Then use the Conquer Kingdom (Thessalonika) Casus Belli.

It is possible to do this achievement by starting as the Byzantine Empire, obtaining a second Empire title, and destroying the Byzantine Empire title. Then send your heir to be educated as French Catholic and wait until you play as them.

1.0 M


Going Places icon
Going Places
As Haesteinn of Nantes in 867, hold any Kingdom tier title
Yes Is playing Count Hæsteinn of Montaigu in 867 and is still alive. Yes Own a Kingdom title or higher. Simply declare war on Cornwall using the Conquer Duchy Casus Belli. You should have no problem winning the war unless the Cornish get a strong ally (just restart if that happens). Move your capital to Cornwall, convert to the local culture, then use the special decision to restore the Cornish Kingdom. 1.0 M


Keeping it in the Family icon
Keeping it in the Family
Have a child with the Inbred trait
Yes A child has the Trait inbred.pngInbred trait In 1066 King Alfonso VI of León and Infanta Urraca Fernandez of León are both full siblings and lovers. 1.0 M


Know Your Place icon
Know Your Place
Defeat a faction in war
Yes Win a civil war. A Peasant Rabble revolt will not count for this achievement. 1.0 M


Land of the Rus icon
Land of the Rus
Starting as Rurik the Troublemaker in 867, lead your dynasty to rule the Empire of Russia
Yes Is playing Duke Rurik Rurikid of Novgorod in 867 Yes Owns the Empire of Russia The Kingdom of Novgorod can be created right from the start.

You can start multiple murder plots to stress suicide Rurik, allowing you to play as his only heir, a 17 year old who also uses the martial tree. This allows a fairly easy compleation of the achievement in one lifetime so sucession isn't a problem.

1.0 M


Monumental icon
Monumental
Fully upgrade a duchy capital building anywhere in your personal domain
Yes Has a directly owned province with a fully upgraded duchy building. A Tax Office duchy capital building allows for easier cost recovery. 1.0 M


Non Nobis Domine icon
Non Nobis Domine
Found a Holy Order
Yes Create a holy order. King Louis II of Italy in 867 comes closest to meeting the creation requirements. 1.0 M


Norman Yoke icon
Norman Yoke
Starting as William in 1066, win the Invasion, become English, and have only English vassals
Yes Is playing Duke William the Bastard of Normandy in 1066 Yes Win the Norman Conquest

Yes Is English
Yes Owns the Kingdom of England
Yes Any de jure vassal is English

Moving the Realm Capital within the de jure territory of Kingdom of England enables the Embrace English Culture decision. A strategy you can use to get this fast is to apply the "North Korea" strategy, where you imprison and revoke all land from all your vassals until none are left anymore, in which the achievement will be triggered and earned. A bit simpler approach is to revoke all the duchies of non-English vassals and transfer non-English counts to English dukes if you have at least one in the realm - the achievement checks direct vassals only. 1.0 M


Royal Dignity icon
Royal Dignity
Starting as Vratislav Přemyslid in 1066, lead your Dynasty to rule Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire
Yes Is playing Duke Vratislav Přemyslid of Bohemia in 1066 Yes Owns the Kingdom of Bohemia

Yes Owns the Holy Roman Empire

The de jure territory of Kingdom of Bohemia starts controlled entirely but more Gold and another Duchy title is needed to create it. 1.0 M


Saint icon
Saint
Reach the highest possible Piety Level
Yes Have Icon piety christian 05.png max piety level. In 867 King Louis II of Italy starts with the Faithful level of fame. 1.0 M


Seven Holy Cities icon
Seven Holy Cities
As a Hindu ruler, hold all seven Hindu Holy Sites at the same time
Yes Is Hindu

Yes Owns or is liege of the owner of the Counties of:

In 867 Maharaja Bhoja of Pratihara starts in control of all but one of the Holy Sites and needs only to gain a casus belli against a Duke Ruler. 1.0 M


The Emperor's New Clothes icon
The Emperor's New Clothes
While holding any empire title, be naked
Yes Own an Empire title.

Yes Is naked.

The easiest way to obtain the achievement is by using the ruler designer to replace an emperor (such as the Holy Roman Emperor) with an Adamite character. 1.0 M


Trapped in the Web icon
Trapped in the Web
Have strong hooks on three direct vassals
Yes Has 3 strong hooks on vassals. Using the predominant Homosexuality game rule, choose a ruler under a faith which criminalizes it—Björn Ironside in 867 is a safe option—then wait a few years for vassals to start their criminal love affairs for you to find. Also, with the Truth is Relative perk, your spymaster can fabricate Strong Hooks with the Find Secrets task. The task typically fabricates Hooks on courtiers, not rulers, but you can use it to get Hooks on your own courtiers and then land them. 1.0 M


A Name Known Throughout the World icon
A Name Known Throughout the World
Have your dynasty reach the highest possible Level of Splendor
Yes Have Icon dynasty prestige 05.png max splendor level for the dynasty. In 1066, members of the Pugyel Dynasty in Tibet start with Famous Level of Splendor. 1.0 H


Al-Andalus icon
Al-Andalus
Starting as an Iberian Muslim, control Iberia and take the Avenge the Battle of Tours decision
Yes Is Castilian, Basque, Portuguese, Catalan, Andalusian, Visigothic or Suebi[1]
Yes Is a Muslim

Yes Capital is in Iberia[2].

Taken the Avenge the Battle of Tours decision.
Any Muslim starting with the right culture and their capital in Iberia can do this achievement. Note: This is not possible to achieve currently with most Iberian Muslims in 867 start as they're Bedouin culture. 1.0 H


Beacon of Progress icon
Beacon of Progress
Have your culture unlock all innovations, excluding regional and culture-specific innovations
Yes Have all Innovations for a culture. Indian cultures in 1066 offer the best start. 1.0 H


Blood Eagle icon
Blood Eagle
Starting as any child of Ragnarr Lothbrok, conquer all of the British Isles
Yes In 867 is playing as either:
Yes Completely control the Empire of Britannia Children of Ragnarr Lothbrok are present in 867:
  • Jarl Ivar 'the Boneless' of the Isles, Scotland
  • Jarl Björn 'Ironside' of Uppland, Sweden
  • Ubbe Ragnarrson Ubbing (unlanded; court of Halfdan)
  • Jarl Halfdan 'Whiteshirt' of Jórvík, England
  • Jarl Sigurd 'Snake-in-the-Eye' of Sjealland, Denmark
1.0 H


End of an Era icon
End of an Era
Play until 1453
Date is 1453.1.1 Starting in 1066 reduces the necessary time. Playing a game for this long makes most of the milestone achievements, such as Saint, Monumental or Prolific, rather easy to get, so consider combining all of them in a single playthrough. 1.0 H


From Rags to Riches icon
From Rags to Riches
Starting as a Count, lead your line to rule an Empire
Yes Highest ranked title is a County. Yes Own an Empire title. The easiest way to obtain the achievement is by starting as the heir of Seljuk in 1066. 1.0 H


Kings to the Seventh Generation icon
Kings to the Seventh Generation
Starting as Eudes Capet in 867, lead your Dynasty to rule the Kingdom of France
Yes Is playing Count Eudes Robertine of Anjou in 867 Yes Owns the Kingdom of France Start by obtaining the Duchy of Anjou. Use the Abduct Scheme in the Intrigue branch to Abduct whoever is king of France right after you declare a Claim Throne war using the Stewardship Branch. Once your war enemy is your prisoner, you get 100% war score. 1.0 H


Last Count, First King icon
Last Count, First King
Starting as Duke Nuño of Portucale in 1066, form Portugal
Yes Is Playing Duke Nuño Mendez of Portucale in 1066 and is still alive. Yes Owns the Kingdom of Portugal Sometimes the character starts with the Meritocracy perk, allowing the Claim Throne scheme to be used from the start with adequate success chance. 1.0 H


Paragon of Virtue icon
Paragon of Virtue
Have three or more virtuous traits
Yes Have 3 virtuous traits. Use the character creator to create a new ruler and give them the virtuous traits of their faith. 1.2 H


Prolific icon
Prolific
Have one hundred living dynasty members
Yes Have 100 living members of the dynasty. The Seljuk dynasty in 1066 offers both the best start and the fastest progression. 1.0 H


Reconquista icon
Reconquista
Starting as an Iberian Christian, convert all of Iberia to Christianity
Yes Is either from the Iberian culture group or has Andalusian culture.

Yes Is Christian

Yes Completely controls the Iberia region

Yes All counties in the Iberia region is Christian
Yes Is from the Iberian culture group or Andalusian
Yes Is Christian

This achievement does not require being Catholic, only Christian. It can be faster to complete this by converting to or creating a new Christian faith that has faster conversion tenets and doctrines and higher fervor.

The Theologian tree in the Learning lifestyle offers 20% faster conversion and the ability to ignore fervor when converting. Landing learning lifestyle characters can make the process of conversion faster as well, if they take those perks.

Don't forget about the islands (e.g., Ibiza) east of the Iberian Peninsula.

1.0 H


Sibling Rivalry icon
Sibling Rivalry
Starting as any of the Jimena siblings in 1066, become Emperor of Spain
Yes In 1066, is playing either:
Yes Owns the Empire of Hispania The achievement does not require total control of Spain, only enough to create the Empire of Hispania title. Alfonso of León is a high Intrigue character—with some luck and preparation you can kill your two brothers within two years to get their kingdoms (you might need to wait a few months after starting the game before agents are willing to join your murder plots). Then, press your claim on the Kingdom of Navarra. At this point, you can use the Unite the Spanish Thrones decision to unite León, Galicia, Castille and Navarra, giving you a strong core from which you can expand into the rest of the Iberian peninsula. 1.0 H


Wily as the Fox icon
Wily as the Fox
Starting as Robert the Fox in 1066, rule Sicily, hold a Greek Kingdom, and convert it to Catholicism
Yes Is playing Duke Robert de Hauteville of Apulia in 1066 Yes Owns the Kingdom of Sicily

Yes One of the following:

Start by obtaining enough gold to create the Duchy of Calabria and then the Kingdom of Sicily, then focus on Kingdom of Epirus.

The achievement does not require you to be independent, so it is possible to swear fealty to the Byzantine Empire, obtain the Religious Rights feudal contract via hook, and conquer and convert the required provinces as a vassal.

1.0 H


Give a Dog a Bone icon
Give a Dog a Bone
Starting as Matilda di Canossa in 1066, rule Italy, have 50 Dynasty members, and found a Holy Order
Yes Is playing Duchess Matilda di Lucca of Tuscany in 1066 Yes Any dynasty member owns the Kingdom of Italy

Yes Have 50 living members of the dynasty.
Yes Create a holy order.

Start by obtaining the Duchy of Lombardy. 1.0 H


A Perfect Circle icon
A Perfect Circle
Have only two distinct parents, grandparents, and great grandparents
Yes Missing unique ancestors is 50 or more. Does not require two distinct grandparents or great-grandparents. Requires having no more than 12 unique characters among the player's parents through great-great-great-grandparents (the maximum possible is 62; 62 − 50 = 12). If there is no recorded parent, as for lowborn, it's counted as a whole tree of unrelated ancestors.

Start in Iceland with the restricted diplomatic range rule, where you're rather isolated and can be left alone. Use the Ruler Designer to create a character of the Messalianism faith with the Divine Blood trait, then inbreed siblings for three generations. The greatest threat to this achievement is cuckoldry. Playing a female ruler (easy as Messalianism is gender-equal) together with the predominant Homosexuality or Asexuality rules can alleviate this.

1.0 VH


Carolingian Consolidation icon
Carolingian Consolidation
Starting as a Karling, be the only independent Karling to hold a landed title
Yes Is playing someone in the Karling Dynasty Yes Is independent

Yes All dynasty members except the player is not landed or an independent ruler

In 1066 Count Herbert of Vermandois, a vassal of France, is the only landed Karling. Playing as him, focus on getting the Kidnapper perk and then kidnapping the French king, your liege. Before that, you can fabricate a Hook on the king to become his spymaster when you're ready to abduct him, for greater Scheme Power. Once he's in jail, start an independence faction and immediately send an ultimatum—the king won't be able to refuse, as he's your prisoner. This makes you an independent Karling count, which technically counts as consolidation. 1.0 VH


Mother of Us All icon
Starting as Daurama Daura, have your line reform an African faith, and convert all of Africa to it
Yes Is playing Countess Daurama Daura of Kano in 867 Yes Has reformed and converted all African Counties to one of the following religions: Reforming the Faith with the Fundamentalist doctrine and the Mendicant Preachers, Reincarnation and Sanctioned False Conversions tenets will increase the realm's conversion speed and resistance. Revocable Clergy appointment doctrine allows you to select a priest with higher learning to speed up manual conversion. Try not to overuse Holy Wars, for they decrease fervor and at 40% or less there can be a heresy outbreak. Also, ensure that all of the vassals in your realm (at every level) are converted to the proper faith. 1.0 VH


Rise from the Ashes icon
Rise from the Ashes
Restore the Roman Empire
Yes Own the Roman Empire. Must either be the Byzantine Emperor or Emperor of Italia and have taken the Unify Italy Major Decision. Must be feudal, a republic or a clan government. Must be an independent capable adult. Must not be imprisioned. Must have 5000 prestige, completely control the duchies of Latium, Venice, Romagna, Sicily, Genoa, Capua, Apulia, Thrace, Antioch, Palestine, Athens, Tunis, Croatia and Thessalonika. Must either be Christian or Hellenic faith or Roman culture.

The easiest start is 1066 Byzantium - after surrendering to the Seljuks, you can declare De Jure wars for Croatia, the Sicilian counties and Venice; Holy wars for the African/Middle East ones. Claim Latium manually - wait for the Duchy claim event and be swift before the Pope hires too many mercs. Rush Divine Right to get both Genoa and Romagna (they need to be claimed manually as well) in a single war with the HRE.

1.0 VH


What Nepotism? icon
What Nepotism?
Have your Dynasty rule ten independent realms of at least Kingdom tier simultaneously
Yes At least 10 dynasty members are independent and own a Kingdom title or higher. The Karling dynasty in 867 offers the best feudal start. This is probably easier to do while tribal, though, because it grants you extra CBs and the confederate partition is no problem. 1.0 VH


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