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Decisions are unique actions a landed character who is at least Count can take. Most decisions are unavailable if the character has the  Incapable trait. Decisions are not shown unless the character meets one of the more specific requirements.

Major decisions[edit]

Major decisions leave a permanent mark on the world and notify all rulers which may be affected by the decision.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements
Found a New Kingdom

I will unite my realm under a new Kingdom title, to belong to my dynasty for all time.

  • Creates a kingdom title
  • All held duchy titles becoming de jure part of the created title
300 Gold
500 Prestige
200 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes 30 Realm size or at least 3 duchy titles
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Rules.png Custom Kingdoms are enabled in game rules
Found a New Empire

I will create an Empire to outshine all others, and to outlast history itself.

  • Creates an empire title
  • All held kingdom titles become de jure part of the created title
1200 Gold
2000 Prestige
600 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes 120 Realm size or at least 3 kingdom titles and 80 realm size
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • Rules.png Custom Kingdoms are enabled in game rules
Adopt Special Succession Type

Partition succession makes us weak and divided. Perhaps the realm's magnates would accept a historical alternative...

  • Changes the title succession of the primary title to the one specific to the character's culture
  • +30 Opinion with vassals of the same culture for 30 years
300 Prestige
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Goidelic or North Germanic culture group or Anglo-Saxon culture
  • No Year is 1100 or above
Challenge the Ruler

The ruler carries the title as if it is unquestionable theirs; as if it is not skill and strength alone that should decide our leader.
I, [name], question their right to the title, to all of [title], and I will be silent no longer!

  • If victorious take the claimed title and lose -50  Opinion with the former liege for 12 years
  • If defeated lose -30  Opinion with the former liege for 12 years and a Level of Fame
  • Defeated character gets the Wounded trait
    • If they already have the Wounded trait, they get the Severely Injured trait
    • If they already have the Severely Injured trait, they get the Brutally Mauled trait
    • If they already have the Brutally Mauled trait, they are killed
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Vassal
  • Default cb.png Claim on the Liege's title
  • Doctrine gender equal.png Characters have the same gender or faith has the Equal doctrine
  • Yes Liege is adult
  • Can only be tried once every 10 years
Create Cadet Branch

It may be time for my family to abandon the legacy of the House [house] and carve its own path in history, with me as the head of this new branch of our great dynasty.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Yes Creates a Cadet Branch of the current House
None
  • Yes Adult
  • No Tribal government
  • No House head
  • No Third or closer in succession for one of the house head's titles
  • No Court chaplain if faith has the Theocratic doctrine
Consecrate Bloodline

By showing sufficient devotion and gathering the favor of the clergy, I can ensure that my dynasty is forever enshrined as a holy bloodline under divine protection.

  • +500 Renown
  • +25% Fervor
  • Gain the Paragon trait if not Head of Faith
  • Gain the The Savior trait if Head of Faith
2500 Piety
  • Yes At least 3 titles above County
  • Yes Faith is Organized
  • Yes Control a holy site
  • Religious Icon Level of Devotion
  • +75 Opinion with head of faith if one exists
  • Can only be done once per faith
  • No Content trait
  • No Humble trait
Found Witch Coven

Our proud house is united by blood, but the truth divides us. I long for the day when we will no longer live in fear, but be completely open with each other. Our sons and daughter will be raised to embrace their powers and the will of [witch god]. May we serve them well!

  • Modifier outdoors positive.png House gains the Witch Coven permanent modifier
  • All children educated by a character with the Witch trait gain it
  • All characters with the Witch trait are more successful when converting others to witchcraft
None
  • Yes House Head
  • Witch trait or secret
  • Player Heir has the Witch trait or secret known by you
  • At least 60% of House members, but no less than 4 for smaller Houses, have the Witch trait or secret known by you
Adopt Feudal Ways through Liege

As my realm grows, so does the challenge to control it. My liege already follows the feudal system; I could ask their help in restructuring my realm along similar lines.

  • Yes Government becomes Feudal
  • Yes Government of Tribal vassals becomes Feudal
  • Holding castle.png All tribal holdings become castle holdings
150 Prestige
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Faith is Organized
  • Yes Liege with Feudal government
  • NoTribal authority 0.png Disparate Tribes Authority law
Adopt Clan Ways through Liege

'As my realm grows, so does the challenge to control it. My liege already follows the feudal system; I could ask their help in restructuring my realm along similar lines.

  • Yes Government becomes Clan
  • Yes Government of Tribal vassals becomes Clan
  • Holding castle.png All tribal holdings become castle holdings
150 Prestige
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Faith is Organized
  • Yes Liege with Clan government
  • NoTribal authority 0.png Disparate Tribes Authority law
Adopt Feudal Ways

For [title] to keep expanding and developing we must leave the old ways behind and adopt a new method of governance, together.

  • Yes Government becomes Feudal
  • Yes Government of Tribal vassals becomes Feudal
  • Holding castle.png All tribal holdings become castle holdings
200 Prestige
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Faith is Organized
  • All Tribal Era innovations
  • 5 or more Development in the realm capital
  • Tribal authority 3.png Absolute Tribal Authority law
  • Level of Fame is at least Distinguished
  • No Liege with Feudal or Clan government
  • No Islam religion
Adopt Clan Ways

For [title] to keep expanding and developing we must leave the old ways behind and adopt a new method of governance, together.

  • Yes Government becomes Clan
  • Yes Government of Tribal vassals becomes Clan
  • Holding castle.png All tribal holdings become castle holdings
200 Prestige
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Faith is Organized
  • All Tribal Era innovations
  • 5 or more Development in the realm capital
  • Tribal authority 3.png Absolute Tribal Authority law
  • Level of Fame is at least Distinguished
  • No Liege with Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Islam religion
Found Holy Order

There can never be too many warriors dedicated to defending the true faith. I will honor [war god] by giving those who would serve a home and arms!

  • Yes Become the Patron of a newly created Holy Order
500 Gold
1000 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Yes At least one Castle or City holding except the realm capital
  • At least 60 Opinion with the head of faith if one exists
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • No Patron of a holy order
Take Stewardship of the Sacred River

With control over all the lands along the Ganges' flow, I have some authority over which rulers are allowed access to the sacred waters and its rituals. It is time to have the priest formalize this authority as the protector of holiness itself

  • Icon piety eastern 01.png +1 Level of Devotion
  • Modifier learning positive.png Gain the Steward of the Sacred River modifier
    • If another character has the Steward of the Sacred River modifier it is removed and gain -40  Opinion with them
  • Yes Gain the Lord of the Ganges nickname
Icon piety eastern 01.png 350 Piety
Scaled Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Title rank is at least duke
  • Yes Control the region of Ganges Plain
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Ganges Plain
  • Religion shaivism.png Hinduism religion
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Icon piety eastern 01.png Level of Devotion is at least Dutiful
Found University

Learned scholars have been congregating within my realm as of late. Many are sought after as teachers, but to pool — and pass on — their knowledge, they need somewhere to gather.

  • Building university.png Creates a University building on a historical site
  • Yes Gain the Scholar nickname
150 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • At least 40 Development in a historical university site
Reclaim Constantinople

Constantinople is the capital of the Eastern Empire and as such she rightfully belongs to me.

  • Realm capital.png Barony of Constantinople becomes realm capital
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Own the Byzantine Empire title
  • Own or is liege of County of Constantinople
Reclaim Rome

Rome is the ancestral capital of the Roman Empire and as such she rightfully belongs to me.

  • Realm capital.png Barony of Rome becomes realm capital
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Own the Roman Empire title
  • Own or is liege of County of Rome
Repay Loan

To have a debt hanging over me is unbecoming of a [title] – the time has come to repay the money I owe.

  • Yes Removes all negative effects associated with holy order loans
Scaled Gold
  • Borrow Gold from Holy Order decision
Escape from Prison

The same walls, the same routine, the same gruel for food – every day is just like the last. This prison is eating away at me, and I will stand it no longer!

  • 50% chance to escape prison
  • 50% chance to gain -20  Opinion with the jailer and Moderate Health Penalty for 5 years
    • Chance is increased to 66% if the character has the Craven, Trait physique bad 1.png Delicate or Weak traits
    • Chance is increased to 75% if the character has the Trait physique bad 2.png Frail or Trait physique bad 3.png Feeble trait
None
  • Yes At least 10 years old
  • Imprisoned
  • Can only be tried once every 5 years

Unique decisions[edit]

The following major decisions can only be taken once per game, regardless of character.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements
Avenge the Battle of Tours

In 732, the Umayyad forces were defeated by the Franks on the road to Tours. Had things gone differently, all of Europe would be under Muslim rule today.
I will avenge our fallen martyrs and make their dream a reality.

  • +750 Prestige
  • Icon piety islam 01.png +500 Piety
  • +25% Fervor
  • -25% Catholicism faith fervor
  • 33% chance for each vassal or county in Western Europe to convert to the character's faith
  • Yes Gain the Avenger nickname
None
  • Icon piety islam 01.png Islam religion
  • Yes Control the regions of Iberia and Southern Francia
  • Yes Realm capital is near the regions of Iberia and Southern Francia
Become the Saoshyant

By driving out the Muslims and restoring Zoroastrian rule over the entirety of the Persian Empire, a pious ruler may be recognized to be Zoroaster's prophesied Saoshyant — the chosen savior of the world.

  • +15% Fervor
  • Gain the Saoshyant trait
  • Trait saoshyant descendant.png Descendants gain the Saoshyant Descendant trait
  • 35% chance for each courtier to convert to the character's faith
  • Modifier prestige positive.png Dynasty gains the Saoshyant Resurgent modifier for 25 years, giving the following effects:
    • +1 Monthly Renown
    • +0.5 Monthly Prestige
    • Icon piety eastern 01.png +0.5 Monthly Piety
  • Yes Gain the Saoshyant nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Own the Persian Empire title and all its de jure territory
  • Religion urartuism.png Zoroastrianism religion
  • Icon piety eastern 04.png Level of Devotion is at least Paragon of Virtue
Build a Glass Monument

I dreamed of a building all made of glass, where the sun warms like a summer's day even in the deepest of winters, and plants can grow year round!

  • Building generic house.png Creates a Glass Monument building in the realm capital
  • Yes Gain the Man of Glass nickname
150 Prestige
Scaled Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Lunatic trait event
  • Level of Fame is at least Distinguished
Dismantle German Pretenders

Retaking the Italian Peninsula and the Gallic border will allow us to be in a position strong enough to challenge the German pretenders who are wrongfully claiming Imperial dignity.

  • Default cb.png Start a war against the Holy Roman Empire to conquer it
10000 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Own the Byzantine Empire or Roman Empire title
  • Yes Another character owns the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Yes Control the region of Italia
  • Yes Control Brabant, Jülich, Luxembourg, Lower Lorraine and Upper Lorraine
  • The Living Legend Level of Fame
  • Greek, Italian or Roman culture
Dismantle Greek Pretenders

Controlling the Italian Peninsula and gaining a foothold in Greece will allow us to be in a position strong enough to challenge the decaying Empire of the Greeks still clinging to a waning shred of Imperial dignity.

  • Default cb.png Start a war against the Byzantine Empire to conquer it
10000 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Own the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Yes Another character owns the Byzantine Empire title
  • Yes Control the region of Italia
  • Yes Control Achaia, Athens, Cephalonia, Dyrrachion and Epirus
  • The Living Legend Level of Fame
  • One of the following cultures:
    • Any culture in the Central Germanic group
    • Frankish, French or Italian
Dynasty of Many Crowns

One day, our dynasty will rule realms across the world. Through marriage and conquest, the [dynasty] name will be known to all.

  • +75 Renown
  • Modifier prestige positive.png Dynasty gains the Dynasty of Many Crowns permanent modifier, giving:
    • +2 Stewardship
    • +20% Monthly Prestige
    • +10% Levy Size
    • +5 Direct Vassal Opinion
  • Yes 10 Dynasty members are independent kings or emperors
Empower the Sicilian Parliament

By balancing the representative of Nobility, Clergy and Burghers with the old Roman infrastructure, a new advisory body could be organized, for the benefit of both monarch and subjects.

  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law
  • Modifier county development positive.png De jure counties in the realm capital duchy gain the Parliamentary Bureaucracy modifier for 150 years, giving:
    • -5% Building Construction Time
    • -5% Building Construction Gold Cost
    • +10% Monthly Development
1500 Gold 3000 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Feudal government
  • At least 10 Learning
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Central Germanic, Iberian or Latin culture group
  • Own the Kingdom of Naples, Kingdom of Sicily or Kingdom of Trinacria title
  • Yes Control Duchy of Capua or Duchy of Sicily
  • Yes Realm capital is in the Duchy of Capua or Duchy of Sicily
  • NoCrown authority 0.png Autonomous Vassals Law
Inspire Opus Francigenum

A new age of art and discovery awaits us to drag [title] out of these dark times and make our homeland the pulsating heart of European culture.

  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law
  • Modifier county development positive.png Capitals of the required duchies gain the Flourishing Culture modifier for 150 years, giving the following effects:
    • -10% Building Construction Time
    • -10% Building Construction Gold Cost
    • -10% Building Construction Prestige Cost
    • +10% Monthly Development
3000 Prestige
500 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Feudal government
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • At least 10 Learning
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • Knighthood, Royal Prerogative and Windmills innovations
  • Yes Own the Empire of Francia, Kingdom of France or Kingdom of Burgundy title
  • Yes Control one of the following:
    • Yes Duchy of Orleans and Duchy of Valois
    • Yes Duchy of Provence and Duchy of Toulouse
  • Latin culture group
  • No Italian culture
  • NoCrown authority 0.png Autonomous Vassals Law
Mend the Great Schism

The Great Schism saw the Christian Church divided into two branches, but if all five of the Episcopal Sees of the Pentarchy could be restored under the rule of a single Empire under the enlightened leadership of a saintly ruler, there may be a chance to finally reunite Christendom.

  • +25% Fervor
  • -25% Fervor for all other Christian faiths
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Your faith gains Ecumenism if it did not already have it.
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png All other Christian faiths lose the Ecumenism doctrine
  • 80% chance for each character of a different Christian faith to convert to the character's faith
    • All characters with the Cynical trait will convert and all characters with the Zealous that will refuse
  • Yes Gain the Ecumenist nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is emperor
  • Christian religion
  • Icon piety christian 05.png Religious Icon Level of Devotion
  • Yes Directly control Alexandria, Antiocheia, Constantinople, Jerusalem and Roma
Prepare to Cross the Carpathians

Competing tribes on the steppe, especially the marauding Pecheneg warbands that litter our territory, are making life increasingly difficult. Across the Carpathians, however, lie the fertile, wooded valleys and rolling plains of weak Pannonia...

  • Default cb.png Gain the Migrate to Pannonia casus belli
1000 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Year is 911 or above
  • Mogyër culture
  • Liege is Mogyër if not independent
  • No Owns 12 or more county titles de jure in Kingdom of Pannonia
  • No Title rank is emperor
  • NoRules.png Immediate Hungarian Migration game rule
Promote Christian Settlements

By opening the [title] to traders and settlers from nearby Christian realms, I will be able to speed the development of my country and strengthen our bond with the Universal Church.

  • Every Magyar county de jure part of Kingdom on Hungary changed culture to Hungarian
  • Every Magyar county de jure part of Kingdom on Hungary gains 1 development if below 5
  • Every Magyar county de jure part of Kingdom on Hungary may convert to a Christian faith
  • Modifier horse positive.png Every Magyar county de jure part of Kingdom on Hungary gains the Christian Settlers modifier for 100 years:
    • +10% Monthly Development
    • -10% Building Construction Time
    • -10 Popular Opinion
2000 Prestige
500 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Magyar culture group
  • Realm capital has a Magyar culture
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Faith has the Ecumenism doctrine
  • At least 2 neighbor independent rulers are Christian
  • Yes Owns Kingdom of Hungary or Empire of Carpathia
  • No Revive Táltoism
Revive Táltoism

Christianity might have its advantages, but it has caused no end of grief and unrest amongst our subjects. Perhaps it is time to rekindle our connection with the ancient rites...

  • Religion pagan magyar.png Convert to Táltoism
  • Religion pagan magyar.png Close family and vassals may convert
2000 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Feudal government
  • Christian religion
  • Magyar culture group
  • Realm capital has a Magyar culture
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • Early Medieval era
  • Royal Prerogative innovation
  • Yes Owns Kingdom of Hungary or Empire of Carpathia
  • No Did not Promote Christian Settlements
Reclaim Britannia

These lands were once ruled by Celts, and the significance and influence of the culture is once again spreading throughout the lands. As more men and women embrace the Celtic tongue and culture, it is only right to make it official!

  • Modifier county opinion positive.png All counties in the region of Britannia gain the Reclaimed Britannia modifier for 10 years, giving the following effects:
    • Task promote culture.png +1000 Promote Celtic Culture Speed
  • Yes Gain the Tuatha Dé Danann nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Brythonic or Goidelic culture group
  • All powerful vassals belong to Brythonic or Goidelic
  • Yes Control the region of Britannia
Request Claim on Ireland

If the Holy See sanctions a campaign against the barbarous tribes of Ireland, all of the British Isles could become ours to rule.

  • Default cb.png Gain the Laudably Conquer County casus belli for 100 years
1000 Gold
2000 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Feudal government
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Frankish, North Germanic or West Germanic culture group
  • Religion catholicism.png Catholicism faith
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • +80 Opinion with the pope
  • Yes Control Deira, Essex, Lancester and Mercia
  • No Control the region of Ireland
Restore Carolingian Borders

The dream of Charlemagne of a united Europe was unraveled by his sons and the pettiness of German Princes, yet it can still come true if the Franks unite under this single purpose.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Gain the Primogeniture Law
  • Culture gains the Heraldry and Knighthood innovations
  • -50 Opinion with the owner of the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Yes Gain the Great nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Own the Empire of Francia title
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Western Europe
  • Yes The Holy Roman Empire title is owned by another character
  • Yes Control the western half of Europe
  • French culture
  • Christian religion
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
Restore the Ash'ari Caliphate

If a righteous ruler reclaims the holy cities from the clutches of the infidels, the Caliphate could be restored and unite the true worshipers of Allah under a single cause.

  • Icon piety islam 01.png +250 Piety
  • +15% Fervor
  • Yes Gain the Sunni Caliphate title
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Yes Control the County of Mecca
  • Yes Control Hashimid, Oultrejourdain, Palestine and Shammar
  • Religion sunni.png Ash'arism faith
  • Icon piety islam 01.png 3000 Piety
  • Form the Outremer Empire decision
Strengthen Bloodline

Vigor, beauty and intellect are all proof of a bloodline's strength. A dynasty thus blessed will pass these gifts on from generation to generation.

  • Modifier health positive.png Dynasty gains the Strong Blood permanent modifier
None
  • Yes Dynasty Head
  • No Negative congenital traits
  • Yes One of the following traits
    •  Beautiful
    •  Genius
    •  Herculean
  • Yes One positive manifestation of each of the congential traits above
Defenders of High God (Ukko / Rod / Dievas)

Foreign forces are skirting our territories like a pack of hungry wolves. If the ways of old are to survive, I must win the respect of the clans. Together we will raise a glorious war hall in (Perun's / Perkele's / Perkūnas') honor.

  • Building hall of heroes.png Creates a Hall of Heroes on a (Slovianskan / Suomenusko / Vidilist) Holy Site you hold
  • Yes Gain +1 building slot on Holy Site you hold
  • Gain Defender Of The Faith
  • Gain trait Holy warrior
  • +25% Fervor
None
  • Yes Any Holy Site (Slovianskan / Suomenusko / Vidilist)
    • Is held by you.
  • Yes Your level of devotion is Devoted servant (3) or above
  • Yes At least 4 of your Vassals
    • 2 out of 4
    • Is a Powerful Vassal
    • Has at least 60 opinion of you
Unite Africa

The peoples of Africa are proud, brave and strong. Yet, so many are misled and worship false gods. The time has come to unite them all under [god].

  • +750 Prestige
  • +500 Piety
  • +25% Fervor
  • 33% chance for each vassal or county in Africa to convert to the character's faith
  • Yes Gain the Unifier of Africa nickname
None
  • Yes Control the region of Africa
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Africa
  • Any African culture group

Realm founding decisions[edit]

The following unique decisions will result in the creation of a powerful new realm.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements
Become Chakravarti

With the necessary rituals and ceremonies, I will formalize my divine status as the rightful ruler of the entire world.

  • +750 Prestige
  • +2 Levels of Fame
  • +50% Fervor
  • Icon piety eastern 01.png -50% Holy War Piety Cost
  • Gain the Chakravarti trait
  • Deccan Empire, Empire of Rajastan and The Bengal Empire titles are replaced by Empire of India
  • Gain the Empire of India title
  • Yes Faith gains the Rightful Rulers of the World special doctrine
  • 50% chance for each vassal to convert to the character's faith
Icon piety eastern 01.png 500 Piety
Scaled Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Icon piety eastern 05.png Religious Icon Level of Devotion
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of India
  • Yes Control Deccan Empire, Empire of Rajastan and The Bengal Empire
  • Yes One of the following religions
    • Religion lamaism buddhism.png Buddhism
    • Religion shaivism.png Hinduism
    • Religion jainism.png Jainism
Become Greatest of Khans

I am ready to call every clan leader from across my vast realm to a gathering. They will proclaim me the Khan of Khans, lord of all that is under the Sky.
From there, we conquer.

  • Gain the Mongol Empire title
  • Mongol Empire gains High Partition title succession law
  • Gain the Greatest of Khans trait
  • Modifier horse positive.png Gain the The Great Khan permanent modifier
  • Default cb.png Gain the Mongol Invasion of Kingdom casus belli
  • Level of Fame becomes The Living Legend if not already
  • Realm capital gains 3 armies of 300 Horse Archers and 4000 Levies that don't use supply, increased by the following:
    • +500 Levies for each held duchy title
    • +1000 Levies for each held kingdom title
    • +2000 Levies for each held empire title
350 Prestige
Scaled Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Tribal government
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Yes At least 25 realm size
  • Yes Realm capital is in the Steppe region
  • Religion tengri.png Tengriism faith
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • Mongolic culture group
Establish Bactrian Supremacy

For generations, Bactrian kings dominated the crossroad of civilizations. It is time to take up their mantle, and let word spread from caravanserai to oasis that here, under the four corners of the sky, it is we who rule.

  • Gain the Empire of Bactria title
  • Modifier county development positive.png County of Balkh gains the Royal Tolls permanent modifier
350 Prestige
Scaled Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Feudal government
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Bactria
  • Yes Control the region of Bactria
  • Afghan culture
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Yes One of the following religions
    • Religion lamaism buddhism.png Buddhism
    • Religion urartuism.png Zoroastrianism
Form the Outremer Empire

Only once the golden cross shines from Ascalon to Omar and the infidels have been truly cast out of the Holy Land will the sacred mission of the Crusades be achieved.

  • +150 Prestige
  • +100 Piety
  • +15% Fervor
  • -25% Ash'arism faith fervor
  • Gain the Empire of Outremer title
  • Kingdom of Arabia becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer
  • Kingdom of Jerusalem becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer
  • Kingdom of Mesopotamia becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer
  • Kingdom of Syria becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer
  • Kingdom of Egypt becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer if owned
  • Kingdom of Israel becomes de jure part of Empire of Outremer if owned
  • Change culture to Outremer
  • County of Jerusalem changes culture to Outremer
  • Culture gains the Men-at-Arms innovation
  • Destroy the Sunni Caliphate title
  • Religion catholicism.png 35% chance for each owned county to change faith to Catholicism
  • Religion catholicism.png 35% chance for each Muslim vassal to change faith to Catholicism
  • 50% chance for each vassal in the same culture group to change culture to Outremer
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Religion catholicism.png Catholicism faith
  • The Living Legend Level of Fame
  • Yes Control the region of Outremer
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Outremer
  • Yes Crusades are available
Form the Sultanate of Rum

By bringing the Roman heartland of Asia Minor under Faith control, we will create a new, better Rome under the guiding light of [god].

  • +150 Prestige
  • Gain the Kingdom of Rum title
  • If vassal become independent and the former liege gains the following:
    • Unpressed claim on the Kingdom of Rum title
    • -100 Opinion for 50 years
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Control the region of Asia Minor
  • Yes Realm capital is in the regions of Asia Minor or Persia
  • Icon piety islam 01.png Islam religion
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Icon piety islam 03.png Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • Yes One of the following:
    • Yes Independent
    • Icon piety islam 01.png Liege follows Islam religion
  • No Title rank is emperor
  • No Greek culture
Form Portugal

Once I am in control of the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, I can form the Kingdom of Portugal and establish our own unique culture.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Gain the Kingdom of Portugal title
  • Duchy of Algarve becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Portugal
  • Duchy of Beja becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Portugal
  • Duchy of Coimbra becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Portugal
  • Duchy of Portucale becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Portugal
  • All Iberian culture group characters and counties adopt Portuguese culture
  • Culture gains a random Civic and Military Innovation
  • Yes Gain the Great nickname
300 Gold
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Control Algarve, Beja, Coimbra and Portucale
  • Iberian culture group
Found the Kingdom of Aragon

The Aragón river flows through my realm, creating rich and fertile lands. Such a land deserves to be its own kingdom, so I shall make it one!

  • +350 Prestige
  • Gain the Kingdom of Aragon title
  • Duchy of Aragon becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Aragon
  • Duchy of Barcelona becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Aragon
200 Gold
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Control the Duchy of Aragon and Duchy of Barcelona
  • Yes Title rank is count or duke
Found Kingdom of Bosnia[1]

The mountains and forests of central Bosnia flit ceaselessly between lords from the north and south. Perhaps not for much longer...

  • Gain the Kingdom of Bosnia title
  • Duchy of Bosnia becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Bosnia
  • Duchy of Zachlumia becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Bosnia
300 Gold
200 Prestige
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Control Bosnia and Zachlumia
  • Yes Capital is within Bosnia or Zachlumia
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Title rank is count or duke
  • Level of Splendor is at least Reputable
  • Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian culture
  • No Tribal era
Restore Israel

It is time for the Children of Israel to found a new United Monarchy built around Jerusalem and the Promised Land, so that Jews may once more live together in peace and harmony.

  • +150 Prestige
  • +100 Piety
  • +25% Fervor
  • Kingdom of Jerusalem title is replaced by Kingdom of Israel
  • Gain the Kingdom of Israel title
  • 33% chance for each owned county to gain the character's faith and culture
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Religion kabarism.png Judaism religion
  • Religion kabarism.png County of Jerusalem shares the character's faith
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • Yes Control Oultrejourdain, Palestine and Urdunn
Restore the Danelaw

As the laws of the Danes once ruled these lands they shall once again!

  • Kingdom of England title is replaced by Kingdom of the Danelaw
  • Gain the Kingdom of the Danelaw title
  • Kingdom of the Danelaw gains Scandinavian Elective title succession law
  • Yes Gain the Dane nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Control Deira, East Anglia, East Seaxe, Lancester and Mercia
  • North Germanic culture group
Restore the Kingdom of Cornwall

The spirit of ancient Dumnonia has burned in our breasts since Brutus first landed on Britannia's misty shores. It will burn brighter yet.

  • Gain the Kingdom of Cornwall title
  • Duchy of Hwicce becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Cornwall if owned
  • Duchy of Wessex becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Cornwall if owned
300 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Title rank is count or duke
  • Yes Owns Duchy of Cornwall and all its counties
  • Brythonic culture group
  • At least one barony has Brythonic culture group
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • Icon dynasty prestige 02.png Dynasty Level of Spendor is at least 4
Restore the Holy Roman Empire

The true Empire in the West lies in tatters, the legacy of Charlemagne shattered by cruel fate. It would take a strong and godly ruler to return Germany's imperial dignity.

  • +750 Prestige
  • +500 Fame
  • +30 Opinion with current direct vassals for 30 years
  • Gain the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Holy Roman Empire gains High Partition title succession law
  • Completely controlled kingdoms become de jure part of Holy Roman Empire
  • Destroy the Kingdom of East Francia title
  • Yes Gain the Great nickname
500 Gold
200 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Title rank is king
  • Yes At least 120 realm size
  • Owns the Kingdom of East Francia title
  • Own at least 3 kingdom titles
  • Hold or control the the following titles: Duchies of Ostmark, Ostfalen, East Franconia, Bohemia, and the Counties of Trier, Mainz, and Cologne
  • Religion catholicism.png Catholicism faith
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Yes One of the following
    • +60 Opinion with the pope
    • A hook on the pope
  • No Owner of the Byzantine Empire title follows the Catholicism faith
  • No Excommunicated trait
Restore the Roman Empire

If Rome and other key territories of the old empire could be reclaimed, the Byzantine Empire would win recognition in the eyes of the West as the true and rightful continuation of the Roman State.

  • Replace all held empire titles with Roman Empire
  • Roman Empire gains High Partition title succession law
  • Default cb.png Gain the Restore Imperial Province casus belli
  • Gain the Augustus trait
  • Yes Gain the Glorious nickname
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Control the territory of the Roman Empire
  • Own the Byzantine Empire, Holy Roman Empire or Empire of Italia title
  • The Living Legend Level of Fame
  • Yes Religion is one of the following:
    • Christian
    • Religion hellenic.png Greco-Roman
Revive Greater Armenia

Greece and Persia are not the only lands ever to maintain imperial dignity. There was a time long ago, before Rome had ever seen an emperor, when our monarch was King of Kings. That time may yet come again.

  • Gain the Empire of Greater Armenia title
  • All held kingdoms in the region of Armenia become de jure part of Empire of Greater Armenia
2000 Prestige
1000 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Title rank is king
  • Yes Control the region of Armenia
  • Yes One of the following
    • Armenian culture
    • Religion christianity armenian.png Apostolic faith
Form Archduchy of Austria

By gaining enough influence within the Empire, the Austrian Duchy could achieve greater dignity than any other Elector.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Gain the Archduchy of Austria title
  • Gain the Primogeniture Law
  • Duchy of Austria becomes de jure part of Archduchy of Austria
  • Duchy of Carinthia becomes de jure part of Archduchy of Austria
  • Duchy of Salzburg becomes de jure part of Archduchy of Austria
  • Duchy of Steyermark becomes de jure part of Archduchy of Austria
1000 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Control Austria, Carinthia, Salzburg and Steyermark
  • Another member of your dynasty owns the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Christian religion
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
Form the Swiss Confederation

If all the Alpine Cantons are brought together, the Empire will have to recognize their claim as a unified Confederation.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Gain the Kingdom of Switzerland title
  • Duchy of Currezia becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Switzerland
  • Duchy of Savoy becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Switzerland
  • Duchy of Upper Burgundy becomes de jure part of Kingdom of Switzerland
  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law if government is Feudal
500 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • No Does not own a Kingdom title
  • Yes Control Currezia, Savoy and Upper Burgundy
  • Liege owns the Holy Roman Empire title
  • Christian religion
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
  • Frankish, German, Italian, Lombard or Occitan culture
Unify the Burgundies

Ever since being brought under Frankish heel, the lands of the Burgundians have been fragmented, split by foreign Kings. If all the Burgundies were united under the same banner, they could finally reclaim their place as a sovereign power in Europe.

  • +150 Prestige
  • Gain the Kingdom of Burgundy title
  • Change culture to Occitan if not already
  • Culture discovers the Bailiffs, Burhs and Guilds innovations
  • Become independent
  • Former liege gains an unpressed claim on the Kingdom of Burgundy title
  • -100 Opinion with the former liege gains for 50 years
1000 Gold
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Burgundy
  • Yes Control the region of Burgundy
  • French or Occitan culture
  • Liege owns the Holy Roman Empire, Empire of Francia or Kingdom of France title
  • Level of Fame is at least Illustrious
Unify Italy

If the squabbling city-states and barbarous realms of Italy are brought once again under Imperial rule, the entire peninsula will regain its dignity and power.

  • +350 Prestige
  • Kingdom of Croatia and Kingdom of Sicily becomes de jure part of Empire of Italia
  • Culture discovers the Guilds, Men-at-Arms, and Pike Columns innovations
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Own the Empire of Italia title
  • Yes Control the regions of Italia and Illyricum
  • Yes Realm Capital is in the region of Italia
  • Italian culture
  • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • No Restore Carolingian Borders decision
Unite the Slavs

If all of the Slavic peoples unite, there is no one who can stop us. I will bring about the mightiest empire the world has ever known!

  • +750 Prestige
  • Culture gains up to 3 Innovations from other Slavic cultures
  • Gain the Empire of Slavia title
  • All owned Slavic kingdom titles become de jure part of Empire of Slavia
  • Yes Gain the Bogatyr nickname if male
  • Yes Gain the Polyanitsa nickname if female
600 Gold
  • East Slavic, West Slavic or South Slavic culture group
  • Yes Control the region of Slavia
Unite the South Slavs

We were one people when we first came to these lands. Over the years we scattered, dividing ourselves into many tribes.
Now we are surrounded by mighty Empires with strange customs. Due to their influence our own way of life is slowly fading. We cannot let this happen — the time has come to unite once more.

  • +750 Prestige
  • Culture gains a random Civic and Military Innovation
  • All owned South Slavic kingdom titles are merged under the primary title
  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law if government is Feudal or Clan
None
  • South Slavic culture group
  • Yes Control Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldavia, Serbia and Wallachia
  • Yes Primary title is Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldavia, Serbia or Wallachia unless emperor
Unite the West Slavs

We were one people when we first came to these lands. Over the years we scattered, dividing ourselves into many tribes. With foreign forces lurking at our doorstep, it is time to stand together once more.

  • +750 Prestige
  • Culture gains a random Civic and Military Innovation
  • All owned West Slavic kingdom titles are merged under the primary title
  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law if government is Feudal or Clan
None
  • West Slavic culture group
  • Yes Control Bohemia, Great Moravia, Poland and Pomerania
  • Yes Primary title is Bohemia, Great Moravia, Poland or Pomerania unless emperor
Unite the Spanish Thrones

The Spanish Thrones will be united once more, and this time under the banner of [title].

  • +750 Prestige
  • All owned Spanish kingdom titles are merged under the primary title
  • Gain the next level of Crown Authority Law if government is Feudal or Clan
None
  • Iberian culture group
  • Yes Control Castille, Léon and Galicia
  • Yes Primary title is Castille, Léon, Galicia or Portugal unless emperor
  • Yes Year is 1000 or above

Culture creation decisions[edit]

See also: Culture#Creatable_cultures

The following decisions allow characters to create a new  culture.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements
Embrace English Culture

My vassals, my family, and I have lived side by side with Saxons and Celts, and as our language and customs have mixed with theirs, it is time to embrace the fact that we have become one.

  • +150 Prestige
  • Change culture to English
  • Family Members change culture to English
  • Every owned county de jure in Kingdom of England has a 40% chance to change culture to English
  • English culture gains several Norman and Anglo-Saxon culture innovations
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Own the Kingdom of England title
  • Yes Realm capital is in Kingdom of England
  • Frankish culture group
Embrace Outremer Culture

The European incursions in the Levant have brought a multitude of strident cultures together. From their clashes, a new Outremer identity is emerging.

  • Change culture to Outremer
  • Courtiers of the same Dynasty change culture to Outremer
  • Realm Capital changes culture to Outremer
  • Domain counties in the region of Middle-East culture to Outremer
None
  • Frankish culture group
  • Character or liege follows a Christian faith
  • Form the Outremer Empire decision
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Africa, Middle-East or Persia
  • Yes One of the following:
    • Own the Empire on Outremer title
    • Liege owns the Empire on Outremer title
    • Liege belongs to the Outremer culture
    • Level of Fame is at least Exalted Among Men
  • No Roman culture
Establish Norman Culture

Our old traditions do not serve us well in our new home. We should look to the locals and see what we can learn from them.

  • Change culture to Norman
  • Norse and French culture characters in the Northern France region change culture to Norman
  • Culture gains all innovation discovered by the Norse and French cultures
  • Yes Duchy of Neustria is renamed Duchy of Normandy
None
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Own and fully control the Duchy of Neustria
  • Norse culture
  • At least one county de jure part of Duchy of Neustria has French culture
  • No Norman culture doesn't exist

Religious decisions[edit]

These decisions greatly effect at least one faith.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements
Accuse the Krstjani of Heresy

The wild Bosnian highlands have, for years, housed a sect that does not truly belong to East or West, yet both seem content to ignore this growing deviation.\n\nNo longer! We shall have the [religious head] formally declare them heretics, and they will have nowhere to hide!

  • If the head of faith refuses lose -30  Opinion with them and cannot take the decision for 30 years
  • If the head of faith agrees gain +30  Opinion with them and the Krstjani loses the Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Ecumenism doctrine
    • The head of faith always agrees if the character has a  Strong Hook on them
250 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title tier is at least duke
  • Yes Feudal or Clan government
  • Yes Faith has a head of faith
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Character's faith has the Ecumenism doctrine
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Krstjani faith has the Ecumenism doctrine
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • Religion bosnian church.png A neighbor Duke of at least 8 Realm Size practices Krstjani
  • No Excommunicated trait
Restore Ecumenical Patriarchate

Only a pious and influential ruler that holds sway over Constantinople will be capable of cleansing the Patriarchate to restore it to a purer form, devoid of barbarity and iconoclasm.

  • +250 Piety
  • +15% Fervor
  • -30% Iconoclasm Fervor
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Orthodoxy faith gains the Ecumenism doctrine
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Iconoclasm faith loses the Ecumenism doctrine
  • The Ecumenical Patriarchate replaces the Iconoclast Patriarchate
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Own the County of Constantinople title
  • 1500 Piety
  • Religion orthodox.png Orthodoxy Faith
  • No Ecumenical Patriarchate
Establish Iconoclast Patriarchate

Only a pious and influential ruler that holds sway over Constantinople could cleanse the Ecumenical Patriarchate and restore it to a purer form, devoid of idolatry and corruption.

  • +250 Piety
  • +15% Fervor
  • -30% Orthodoxy Fervor
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Iconoclasm faith gains the Ecumenism doctrine
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Orthodoxy faith loses the Ecumenism doctrine
  • The Iconoclast Patriarchate replaces the Ecumenical Patriarchate
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Own the County of Constantinople title
  • 1500 Piety
  • Religion christianity iconoclasm.png Iconoclasm Faith
  • No Iconoclast Patriarchate
Restore the Faith High Priesthood

The office of the [religious head] — the High Priest of Judaism — has been vacant since the destruction of the Second Temple at the hands of the Romans. Yet, if we are able to retake control of enough of our ancestral holy sites, a new priesthood could be established.

  • +300 Prestige
  • +250 Piety
  • +10% Fervor
  • A random character becomes head of faith and vassal
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Control at least 3 holy sites
  • 1000 Piety
  • Yes One of the following:
    • Religion kabarism.png Judaism religion
    • Religion zoroastrian.png Zoroastrianism religion
Dismantle the Papacy

Once the entire Italian peninsula has been brought under [faith] control, we will be able to permanently expunge the Catholic heathens from this world.

  • +500 Piety
  • +50% Fervor
  • -100% Catholicism fervor
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Catholicism faith loses the Ecumenism doctrine
  • Yes The former pope converts to the character's faith
  • Destroy the Papacy title
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Yes Control the region of Italia
  • Yes Realm capital is in the region of Africa, Europe or Middle-East
  • Yes One of the following faiths
    • Religion germanic.png Ásatrú
    • Religion sunni.png Ash'arism
    • Religion hellenic.png Hellenism
    • Religion slavic.png Slovianska Pravda
    • Religion baltic.png Vidilism
  • No The pope is landed
Restore the Papacy

If a pious Catholic were to recover the core territories of Saint Peter's patrimony, the Holy See could be restored once more to its rightful place in the Vatican.

  • +250 Piety
  • +15% Fervor
  • Religious councillor job.png The Court Chaplain gains the Papacy, County of Rome, Duchy of Latinum and Duchy of Spoleto titles
  • Doctrine ecumenical christian.png Catholicism faith gains the Ecumenism doctrine
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Title rank is king or emperor
  • Religion catholicism.png Catholicism faith
  • 3000 Piety
  • Own the County of Roma title
  • Yes Control Ancora, Latinum, Romagna and Spoleto
Faith Cannibalism

Our creator [god] made us in their image. By imbibing the reflection of the divine we grow closer to [god].

  • -50% Piety cost to reform or create a faith with the Ritual cannibalism tenet
  • All close family members gain the Cannibal trait
  • All intimidated vassals gain the Cannibal trait
  • Yes Gain the Devourer nickname
250 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Cannibal trait
  • Court chaplain has the Cannibal trait
  • Level of Devotion is at least Devoted Servant
  • +40 Opinion with head of faith if one exists
  • No Faith has the Ritual Cannibalism tenet

Minor decisions[edit]

The following decisions have a cooldown and do not affect the world at large.

Decision Effect Cost Requirements Cooldown
Search for Physician

A court physician is essential to care for the sick and wounded at my court. I will ask my servants to bring forth a number of suitable candidates.

  • Gain the option to hire one of the following Court Physicians within two weeks:
    • A character with 5-10  Learning
    • A character with 10-15  Learning
    • A character with 1-15  Learning and the Wise Man or Mystic trait if they're in the capital county
    • A character with 15  Learning if the character taking the decision has at least 15  Learning
None
  • None
1 year
Invite Knights

As the [title] of [realm], I need brave knights to defend the realm and conquer new lands. I will send out a herald to let my subjects know I am in search of skilled warriors.

  • Doctrine gender male dominated.png 3 men with 12+ Prowess arrive as guests within the next 3 years if faith has the Male Dominated doctrine
  • Doctrine gender equal.png 3 characters with 12+ Prowess arrive as guests within the next 3 years if faith has the Equal doctrine
  • Doctrine gender female dominated.png 3 women with 12+ Prowess arrive as guests within the next 3 years if faith has the Female Dominated doctrine
150 Prestige
  • None
10 years
Invite Claimants

In order to extend my realm, I must have valid claims on foreign land. Luckily for me, there are many claimants out there who would be willing to become my vassals in return for military support.

  • Yes 3 characters with relevant claims will arrive as guests within the next 5 years
150 Prestige if Count
350 Prestige if Duke
750 Prestige if King
1500 Prestige if Emperor
  • Yes Title rank is at least duke
10 years
Convert to Local Culture

Truth be told, there is little separating my traditions from those of the people in my capital. We observe the same holy days, the same public feasts, and our language has become almost the same.

  • Adopts the culture of the realm capital
  • 20% chance for each vassal to convert to the character's culture
300 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Realm capital has a different culture
Lifetime
Borrow Gold from Holy Order

I am in need of money, and who better to ask for help than the servants of [god]? I can send out letters and hope that I get a response.

  • Gain scaled Gold
  • The holy order will make demands if the loan is not repaid
  • If the character dies the loan is inherited
50 Piety
  • Yes Any holy order with the same faith and enough gold
  • Yes No active loan
15 years
Revoke Holy Order Lease

The Holy Order stationed in the [barony] has done good work, but the holding is now needed for other things.

  • Take a barony title from the holy order
  • -40 Opinion with the holy order grandmaster
  • -20 Opinion with the head of faith if one exists
500 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes At peace
  • Yes Own the de jure county of a holy order barony
None
Submit to the Great Khan

It is time to acknowledge that the Mongols truly are the rulers of the world. I will join their ranks, rather than fight them.

  • Become a vassal of the Mongol Empire
  • War outcome white peace.png All offensive wars end in white peace
None
  • Yes Independent
  • Yes Mongol Empire borders the realm
  • No Title rank is emperor
None
Return Roma

The Holy Father has been vanquished from his seat in Roma. It is my sacred duty as a Catholic to return this most holy of places to its rightful owner.

  • Yes The pope gains the County of Roma title
  • +250 Piety
  • +20 Opinion with the pope
  • +10 Stress if character has the Ambitious trait
  • +30 Stress if character has the Cynical trait
None
  • Yes Independent
  • Own the County of Roma title
  • Religion catholicism.png Catholicism faith
None
Raise a Runestone

My [relation], [ancestor] has passed away. I will raise a runestone to honor them life, and to bring fame to all who bear the name [dynasty]. Future generations will never forget the greatness of [ancestor]!

  • Icon piety pagan 01.png +100 Piety
  • +10 Opinion with vassals of the same faith
  • Modifier social positive.png Capital county gains the Runestone permanent modifier
None
  • Religion germanic.png Ásatrú faith
  • Dead ancestor
None
Determine Bhakti

Every devout [faith follower] should have bhakti, or a devotion to a specific god or goddess who most strongly resonates with their soul.
I should contemplate the various divine beings and decide which one calls to me the most.

  • If faith is or originates from Vaishnavism choose or replace one of the following permanent bonuses:
    • -33%  Stress Gain and Medium Health Boost
    • +10% Domain Taxes from same faith and +20% Stewardship lifestyle.png Monthly Stewardship Lifestyle Experience
    • +2  Martial and +3 Controlled Territory Defender Advantage
    • +2  Learning and +20% Icon piety eastern 01.png Monthly Piety
  • If faith is or originates from Shaivism choose or replace one of the following permanent bonuses:
    • 25%  Fertility Gain, +10 Attraction Opinion and +10 Close Relative Opinion.
    • +4  Prowess and +3 Attacker Advantage
    • +20 Spouse Opinion, +10 Dynasty Opinion and +10 Close Relative Opinion.
    • 20% Focus invalid.png Monthly Lifestyle Experience Gain and +10 Clergy Opinion.
  • If faith is or originates from Smartism choose or replace one of the following permanent bonuses:
    • +2  Stewardship, +5% Domain Taxes and -10 Attraction Opinion
    • +2  Diplomacy and +2  Learning
    • +10 Vassal Opinion and Small Health Boost
    • +10 Dynasty Opinion and +2 Faith Hostility Advantage
Icon piety eastern 01.png 100 Piety if no patron deity
Icon piety eastern 01.png 500 Piety if any patron deity
  • Yes Faith has the Bhakti tenet
None
Divine the Stars

Our destinies are written in the stars themselves. By studying them I may gain some insight into what the future holds...

  • Gain a random modifier for 10 years:
    • +2  Diplomacy, +25% Diplomacy lifestyle.png Monthly Diplomacy Lifestyle Experience and -2  Martial
    • +2  Martial, +25% Martial lifestyle.png Monthly Martial Lifestyle Experience and -2  Learning
    • +2  Stewardship, +25% Stewardship lifestyle.png Monthly Stewardship Lifestyle Experience and -2  Intrigue
    • +2  Intrigue, +25% Intrigue lifestyle.png Monthly Intrigue Lifestyle Experience and -2  Diplomacy
    • +2  Learning, +25% Learning lifestyle.png Monthly Learning Lifestyle Experience and -2  Stewardship
None
  • Yes Faith has the Astrology tenet
None
Give your Ancestor a Sky Burial

My [relation], [ancestor] has passed away. Tradition dictates that they should be given a sky burial, their remains left for the scavengers to feast upon so that they may feed the world which once fed them.

  • Icon piety pagan 01.png +250 Piety
  • +20 Opinion with vassals whose faiths have the same tenet
None
  • Yes Faith has the Sky Burials tenet
  • Dead ancestor
None
Initiate Consolamentum

As the end of my life draws near, I should initiate the Consolamentum ritual to cleanse my soul of sin and move on from this world.

  • Character dies
  • +1 Level of Devotion
None
  • Yes Faith has the Consolamentum tenet
  • Yes One of the following
    • Yes 60 years old
    • Health is Near Death or Dying
    •  Incapable trait
None
Seek Aid of the Spirits

Spirits inhabit the world all around us, some helpful, some malevolent, and some indifferent to human lives.
I can ask my priest to call upon them to aid me in my endeavors, but there is no telling what the outcome will be...

  • Choose an offering
    • A large offering gives +40  Stress if the character has the Cynical or Greedy traits
    • No offering gives +40  Stress if the character has the Generous or Humble traits
  • Gain one of the following:
    • Shrewd trait
    • Strong trait
    • Possessed trait
    • Impotent trait
    • Infirm trait
    •  Ill trait
    • +3  Stewardship and +25%  Fertility for 20 years
    • +3  Intrigue and +25%  Dread Gain for 20 years
    • +3  Learning and -25%  Stress Gain for 20 years
    • +3  Martial and +4  Prowess for 20 years
    • +3  Diplomacy and Small Health Boost for 20 years
    • Lose Dull trait
    • Lose Weak trait
None
  • Yes Faith has the Adorcism tenet
  •  Court Chaplain
  • No Possessed trait
5 years
Take Vow of Poverty

Money is the root of all evil. While I cannot feasibly give away everything and remain [title], I can vow to give a portion of my income away each month.

  • Modifier piety positive.png Vow of Poverty
    • +5 Clergy Opinion
    • +2 Monthly Piety
    • -20% Monthly Income
  • +10 Stress if the character has the Ambitious trait
  • +35 Stress if the character has the Cynical trait
  • +60 Stress if the character has the Greedy trait
None
  • Yes Faith has the Vows of Poverty tenet
None
Renounce Vow of Poverty

There is no getting around the fact that I need a bigger budget to effectively govern my realm. Pragmatism demands the revocation of my vow of poverty.

  • Modifier piety positive.png Lose Vow of Poverty
  • +10 Stress if the character has the Humble trait
  • +35 Stress if the character has the Zealous trait
  • +60 Stress if the character has the Generous trait
100 Piety
  • Yes Faith has the Vows of Poverty tenet
None
Commission Epic

My family history contains many tales of great success and honor. If any of those were composed into a single story, it would certainly reflect very well on myself!

  • Choose who shall write the epic:
    • Choosing the storyteller will give +30  Stress if the character has the Greedy trait
  • Choose a theme:
    • Focusing on the character will grant 150  Prestige and 50  Renown when the poem is complete
    • Focusing on family will grant 75  Prestige and 75  Renown when the poem is complete
    • Focusing on truth will grant 150  Prestige and 250  Piety when the poem is complete
  • +2 Monthly Prestige for 10 years if the epic is regular
  • +5 Monthly Prestige for 10 years if the epic is exceptional
Depends on monthly income
  • Yes Adult
  • Diplomacy lifestyle.png Writing History perk
10 years
Extort Subjects

When I am in need of money, my subjects should be happy to pay their dues! Where would they even be without me, after all?

  • Two events to gain gold in exchange for penalties will take place within the next 5 days
  • +60 Stress if the character has the Generous trait
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Stewardship lifestyle.png It is MY Domain perk
2 years
Sell Minor Titles

Selling titles — of purely symbolic importance — to people of more means than pedigree will bolster my treasury.

  • Scaled Gold
  • One of the following happens in 5 days:
    • Gain random  Gold,  Prestige and a  Weak Hook on a vassal
    • Gain random  Gold and reduce a powerful vassal's feudal taxes
    • Lose random  Prestige and 30  Opinion with a vassal
    • Choose to gain random  Gold or random  Prestige
    • Choose to gain random  Gold or random  Renown
    • Choose to lose random  Prestige or 30  Opinion with a powerful vassal
150 Prestige
  • Yes Adult
  • Stewardship lifestyle.png At Any Cost perk
5 years
Embrace Celibacy

A life devoid of carnal pleasures will bring me peace and satisfaction.

  • Gain the Celibate trait
  • +60 Stress if the character has the Lustful trait
None
  • Yes Adult
  • Learning lifestyle.png Restraint perk
  • No Seducer trait
  • No Eager Reveler trait
  • No Famous Reveler trait
  • No Legendary Reveler trait
1 year
Abandon Celibacy

I have duties to the realm, and to myself... I can no longer live in celibacy.

  • Lose the Celibate trait
  • -35 Stress if the character has the Lustful trait
None
  • Learning lifestyle.png Restraint perk
  • Celibate trait
1 year
Hold Mystical Communion

I will reach for the presence of [god] in transfixed ecstasy.

  • Learning lifestyle.png +300 Learning Lifestyle Experience
  • Modifier stress positive.png Gain the Divine Guidance modifier for 5 years, giving the following effects:
    • +1 Martial
    • +1 Learning
    • -25% Stress Gain
    • +25% Stress Loss
  • 50% change to gain one of the following in 3 days:
    • -20 Opinion with the court chaplain
    • -20 Opinion with a vassal with the Zealous trait
    • -30 Opinion with the head of faith and -1 level of devotion
    • +30 Opinion with a vassal with the Zealous trait
    • +30 Opinion with a vassal, councilor or family member with a required trait
    • Ill trait
    • Ill trait removed
100 Piety
  • Yes Adult
  • Yes One of the following
    • Wise Man trait
    • Mystic trait
    • Miracle Worker trait
5 years
Pet Cat

It is time to take a deep breath and find my trusted four-legged companion cat. Some people say cats are evil and selfish creatures, but no matter how tough life gets I know they will always be there for me!

  • -10 Stress
None
  • Modifier cat positive.png Pet cat
5 years
Pet Dog

It is time to take a deep breath and find my trusted four-legged companion dog. Some people say dogs are base creatures, but no matter how tough life gets I know they will always be there for me!

  • One of the following happens:
    • 98% character gains -10  Stress
    • 1% choice between an  Unpressed Claim on a random neighbor title or +20  Opinion with the title holder
    • 1% character is injured
None
  • Modifier dog positive.png Pet dog
5 years
Attempt Suicide

There is only darkness and pain. People tell me it will get better, but how do they know? And what does that help me in this moment? It is time to shed the trappings of this mortal realm.

  • -1 Level of Devotion
  • 50% chance the following happen
    • Character dies
    • -1 Level of Splendor
    • -30 Opinion with all vassals
None
  • No Faith has the Consolamentum tenet
  • One of the following
    • Cancer trait
    • Melancholic trait
    • Great Pox trait
    •  Incapable trait
    • Leper trait
    • Lunatic trait
    • Stress level 3.png Stress Level 3
    • Best Friend, Soulmate or Child with high Opinion died
5 years

Activities[edit]

Activities are minor decisions which temporarily move the character to a specific location and prevent the character from taking other decisions for a while. Activities are not available if the character is a child, imprisoned, at war or commanding an army.

Activity Immediate effects Cost Additional requirements Cooldown
Activity hunt.png Call Hunt

The untamed wilds are calling, and all manner of beasts are awaiting my spear and arrow!

  • -30 Stress if the character doesn't have the Lazy trait
  • Additional stress lost if character have Diligent, Athletic, Sadistic, Brave or Hunter trait.
  • Additional stress gain if character have Compassionate or Craven trait.
  • Can trigger events with courtiers, vassals and guests
Depends on primary title tier (divide by 1.5) None 5 years
Activity feast.png Host Feast

Cracking open the casks and inviting guests of honor is not only a duty, but an opportunity to reaffirm bonds of loyalty, and often a great pleasure!

  • Icon piety pagan 01.png +100 Piety if faith has the Hedonistic tenet
  • Icon piety pagan 01.png +100 Piety if faith has the Ritual Celebrations tenet
  • -30 Stress if the character doesn't have the Shy trait
  • Additional Stress lost if character have Gluttonous, Gregarious, Drunkard, Comfort Eater, Greedy or Reveler trait.
  • Can trigger events with courtiers, vassals, family, liege and personal scheme targets
Depends on primary title tier None 5 years
Activity meditation.png Meditate in Seclusion

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  • Choose a place to meditate based on what terrain controlled baronies have:
    • If meditating at the castle lose -10  Stress
    • If meditating outside the castle can lose or gain random  Stress, gain  Learning or lose a negative trait
  • Modifier learning negative.png Gain the Meditating in Seclusion modifier for 6 months, giving the following effects:
    • -1 Diplomacy
    • -1 Martial
    • -1 Stewardship
    • -1 Intrigue
  • Each meditation increases the chance of a successful outcome for further meditations
None Yes Faith has one of the following tenets:
  • Asceticism
  • Inner Journey
3 years
Activity pilgrimage.png Go on a Pilgrimage

The holy sites are the places in our world that are closest to [faith]. To see them for myself is to prove my dedication as a [faith adherent].

  • Choose a destination
  • Can trigger various events
  • 50% Chance to gain or upgrade a Mystic trait if faith has the Esotericism tenet
  • Modifier prowess positive.png Upon completion grants the Determined Pilgrim modifier for 10 years if faith has the Armed Pilgrimages tenet, giving:
    • +2% Monthly Piety per Knight
  • Modifier family positive.png Upon completion grants the In the Footsteps of my Forebearers modifier for 10 years if faith has the Ancestor Worship tenet, giving:
    • +10 Close Family Opinion
  • Modifier martial positive.png Upon completion grants the Poverty's Journey modifier for 10 years if faith has the Mendicant Preachers tenet, giving:
    • -33% Holy Order Hire Cost
  • Modifier social positive.png Upon completion grants the The Seats of Bishops modifier for 10 years if faith has the Ecclesiarchy tenet, giving:
    • +10 Clergy Opinion
  • Modifier social positive.png Upon completion grants the Display of Submission modifier for 10 years if faith has the Struggle and Submission tenet, giving:
    • +10 Same Faith Opinion
  • Character may die if they're ill
Depends on distance to destination NoReligion christianity lollard.png Lollardy faith
NoReligion christianity paulicanism.png Paulicianism faith
NoReligion christianity waldensian.png Waldensianism faith
15 years
Activity pilgrimage.png Undertake the Hajj

The Hajj to Mecca is one of the pillars of my faith. The time has come for me to undertake it, and fulfill my duty as a Muslim.

  • Gain the Hajjaj Trait
  • Icon piety islam 01.png +250 Piety if Mecca is nearby
  • Icon piety islam 01.png +375 Piety if Mecca is some distance away
  • Icon piety islam 01.png +625 Piety if Mecca is far
  • Icon piety islam 01.png +875 Piety if Mecca is very far
  • Modifier social positive.png Gain the Display of Submission permanent modifier if faith has the Struggle and Submission tenet
  • Modifier letter positive.png Reaching Mecca grants the option to gain the Halq modifier for 5 months, giving the following effects:
    • Icon piety islam 01.png +5 Monthly Piety
    • +5 Same Faith Opinion
    • -10 Attraction Opinion
  • Character may die if they're ill
Depends on distance to Mecca Icon piety islam 01.png Islam religion
NoReligion alevi.png Alevism faith
NoReligion islam druze.png Druze faith
15 years
Activity witch ritual.png Host Grand Rite

We will worship [witch god] and delve deep into their mysteries! The Grand Rite is an excellent opportunity to socialize and exchange knowledge with my fellow witches.

  • 7 days after starting the activity choose what to perform:
    • Being successful grants +20  Opinion with every participant
    • Being unsuccessful grants -15  Opinion with every participant and +20  Stress
  • Can trigger events with characters with the Witch trait
50 Gold Witch trait
Modifier outdoors positive.png Witch Coven house modifier
Game is in debug mode.
10 years

Coping actions[edit]

Coping actions are decisions available to characters with a coping mechanism trait and reduce  Stress at the cost of various penalties. Each coping action can only be done once every 3 years but has no other requirements.

Decision Stress Cost Required trait Description
Confess -20
  • Expose a secret if the character has any
  • Modifier social negative.png Gain the Disturbing Confession modifier for 2 years if the character has no secrets, giving the following effects:
    • -5 General Opinion
Contrite Few things brings such release and freedom as a confession. By voicing my secrets and faults I can calm my mind.
Consume Hashish Cakes -20
  • Modifier stress negative.png Gain the Hashish Stupor modifier for 2 years, giving the following effects:
    • -1 Stewardship
    • -2 Learning
Hashishiyah Just a few bites, and the stress seems to flow from my body. My mind begins to fog, and a sense of peace and restfulness overcomes me. There is nothing that is quite as relaxing as good hashish!
Flagellate -40
  • Gain the Wounded trait
    • If already Wounded, gain the Severely Injured trait
    • If already Severely Injured, gain the Brutally Mauled trait
    • If already Brutally Mauled, character dies
Flagellant Nothing cleanses the mind like the catharsis of pain. I will apply the whip to my own back until my mind clears.
Indulge in Drink -20
  • -150 Prestige
Drunkard The camaraderie found in the company of fellow patrons of the drinks, the calm that the fog grants... The time has come to indulge in a drinking binge!
Indulge in Food -20
  • Scaled gold
Comfort Eater When everything seems a bit too much I can always count on food to put my mind at ease – a full stomach leads to an empty and calm mind.
Lash Out -20
  • Modifier stress negative.png 50% Chance to gain the Lashing Out modifier for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • -10 Direct Vassal Opinion
  • 50% Chance to lose -40 Opinion with a vassal
    • Friend vassals will only be insulted if the character has no other vassals
Irritable To let go off all this anger and irritation I have been holding in... Oh, there's nothing better than it to clear the mind! Next time an opportunity arises I will not stop myself.
Seclude Yourself -20
  • -150 Prestige
Reclusive To truly center my mind and clear it of thoughts and concerns I have to be left to my own devices. Alone I can focus and heal.
Shun Food -20
  • Modifier food negative.png Gain the Famished modifier for 3 years, giving the following effects:
    • -1 Prowess
    • Moderate Health Penalty
Inappetetic I have too much on my plate at it is, even without counting the literal food sitting there! By skipping meals I can focus on the issues that actually matter to the realm.
Talk to Confidant -20
  • -10 Opinion with all courtiers except one
Confider To truly be listened to is a rare treat. Nothing eases the mind like a good conversation with someone you can trust, and it usually makes problems seem much smaller!
Visit a Brothel -40
  • Scaled gold
  • 20% chance to gain the Lover's Pox trait
  • 5% chance to gain the Great Pox trait
  • 5% chance to be suspected of adultery
Rakish Nothing relieves the mind like some carnal relief.
Visit the Market -20
  • Scaled gold
Profligate Something new, something shiny, something rare... Nothing centers me like a new purchase, and the local market holds many treasures!
Work Off Some Stress -20
  • Modifier social negative.png Gain the Sweaty Stench modifier for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • -5 General Opinion
Athletic Nothing eases the mind like a raised pulse and a healthy sweat! I will work my body until my mind is more at ease.
Write Thoughts Down -20
  • Modifier social negative.png Gain the Occupied Writing modifier for 1 year, giving the following effects:
    • -2 Diplomacy
Journaller I will put my thoughts and burdens down in writing. Nothing clears the mind like some ink and paper can!

Modding[edit]

Main article: Decisions modding

The internal name of a decison in the game's files can be found by following these steps:

  • Take the decision's name.
  • Turn all letters into lowercase (A...Z->a...z).
  • Replace spaces ( ) with underscores (_).
  • Add _decision to the end.

Decisions with in-game names that do not match their internal name are included in the table below:

Decision Internal name
Call Hunt start_hunt
Search for Physician hire_physician
Borrow Gold from Holy Order borrow_from_holy_order
Challenge the Ruler tribal_challenge_ruler
Stop Gaining Weight stop_gain_weight
Stop Losing Weight stop_lose_weight
Attempt Suicide commit_suicide
Return Roma return_rome
Determine Bhakti select_personal_deity
Give Your Ancestor a Sky Burial give_sky_burial
Raise a Runestone raise_runestone
Found Holy Order create_holy_order
Revoke Holy Order Lease cancel_holy_order_lease
Go on a Pilgrimage go_on_pilgrimage
Undertake the Hajj go_on_hajj
Restore the Kingdom of Cornwall restore_dumnonia
Reclaim Constantinople set_capital_constantinople
Reclaim Rome set_capital_rome
Restore the Papacy restore_papacy
Form the Swiss Confederation form_switzerland_kingdom
Form Archduchy of Austria form_austria_kingdom
Dismantle the Papacy dismantle_papacy
Restore Carolingian Borders reform_carolingian_empire
Unify the Burgundies unify_burgundy_kingdom
Unify Italy unify_italian_empire
Adopt Feudalism convert_to_feudalism
Adopt Feudal / Clan Ways through Liege convert_to_feudalism_liege_converted
Adopt Feudal / Clan Ways convert_whole_realm_to_feudalism
Form the Outremer Empire create_outremer_empire
Sell Minor Titles sale_of_titles
Restore the Ash'ari Caliphate restore_sunni_caliphate
Restore Israel create_israel_kingdom
Restore the Faith High Priesthood jewish_restore_high_priesthood
Restore the Faith High Priesthood zoroastrian_restore_high_priesthood
Become the Saoshyant become_saoshyant
Dismantle German Pretenders dismantle_holy_pretender
Dismantle Greek Pretenders dismantle_byz_pretender
Form the Sultanate of Rum form_rum_sultanate
Revive Greater Armenia create_armenian_empire
Consecrate Bloodline declare_bloodline_holy
Build a Grand Church build_grand_church
Faith Cannibalism accept_cannibalism
Request Claim on Ireland england_request_laudabiliter
Inspire Opus Francigenum promote_gothic_innovations
Build a Glass Monument lunatic_building
Promote Christian Settlements promote_hungarian_settlement
Revive Táltoism revive_magyar_paganism
Unite the West Slavs unite_the_western_slavs
Unite the South Slavs unite_the_southern_slavs
Defenders of High God defenders_of_highgod
Found a New Kingdom found_kingdom
Found a New Empire found_empire
Amnesty for False Conversions encourage_confession_of_false_conversions
Restore the Holy Roman Empire restore_holy_roman_empire
Adopt Special Succession Type adopt_special_succession
Found the Kingdom of Aragon form_the_kingdom_of_aragon
Indulge in Drink stress_loss_drunkard
Consume Hashish Cakes stress_loss_hashishiyah
Visit a Brothel stress_loss_rakish
Seclude Yourself stress_loss_reclusive
Lash Out stress_loss_irritable
Flagellate stress_loss_flagellant
Visit the Market stress_loss_profligate
Donate to Charity stress_loss_improvident
Confess stress_loss_contrite
Indulge in Food stress_loss_comfort_eater
Shun Food stress_loss_inappetetic
Write Thoughts Down stress_loss_journaller
Talk to Confidant stress_loss_confider
Work off Some Stress stress_loss_athletic
Accuse the Krstjani of Heresy accuse_krstjani_of_heresy
Prepare to Cross the Carpathians launch_hungarian_migration
Restore the Roman Empire restore_roman_empire (as Byzantine Emperor)
restore_roman_empire_holy (as Holy Roman Emperor)
restore_roman_empire_italian (as Emperor of Italia)
Host Grand Rite host_witch_ritual_decision

References[edit]

  1. game\localization\english\decisions_l_english.yml
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