Northern Lords

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Northern Lords

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Release date / Patch
2021-03-16 / 1.3

Store: Flavor Pack

Northern Lords is the 1st flavor pack for Crusader Kings III. It was announced on 2021-03-13[1] and was released on 2021-03-16 alongside patch 1.3.

DLC features[edit | edit source]

The Vikings have left their indelible mark on the Middle Ages with their fantastic sagas of travel, plunder, and gods. Ferocious raiders from a frigid north or a complex society filled with intrepid explorers, traders, and poets? Discover the true richness of the Norse world.

Northern Lords lets players enhance their base game with a host of new options, including:

  • Norse Adventurer Realms: Famous for their adventuring spirit, Norse characters may uproot their realm, conquer foreign lands, and establish new kingdoms on distant shores with the Varangian Adventure mechanic.
  • New customization options: Get ready for ferocious Viking facial hair or clothe your ruler in historically appropriate wolfskin cloaks. A new background longhouse serves as the perfect scene and setting for your feasts and murderous schemes.
  • Jomsvikings and Shieldmaidens: Holy warriors and stalwart shieldmaidens are ready to take up their arms on your behalf. Equally influential are poet characters who can aid your prestige and diplomacy with their stinging rebukes or swooning romantic ballads.
  • Original Art and Music: A legendary musical score specifically created for this flavor pack hosts four new tracks, serving as the perfect accompaniment to a boisterous Viking adventure. Encounter new 3D models on the map and Norse-themed art adorning everything from loading screens to the user interface.
  • New Culture Content and Options: A host of new game features and options wait to be explored. Discover everything from Blot sacrifices, berserkers, trials by combat, runestones, to new cultural innovations, special Viking dynastic legacies, and a myriad of other new events, decisions, and characters.

Patch features[edit | edit source]

  • Winter is added to the map.
  • Duels between two characters.
  • Become a poet.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Cinematic trailers[edit | edit source]

Northern Lords - Release Trailer. Gather your comrades around the fire to share tales of adventure and songs of victory. Live the life of a Norse ruler in Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords.
Northern Lords - Announcement Teaser. Are you brave enough to live the life of a viking ruler? Write your own saga in Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords.

Video diaries[edit | edit source]

Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords - Feature Breakdown. Join Game Director Alexander Oltner and Community Manager Troy Pruitt to get an in-depth look at Northern Lords and see what to expect in this newest Flavor Pack!

Dev diaries[edit | edit source]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Northern Lords flavor pack and patch 1.3 (aka Corvus) and patch 1.4 (aka Azure).

Patch 1.4 (Azure)
No. Title and Link Description Date
-- Releasing 1.4.2 "Azure" ... 2021-06-22
63 1.4.0 “Azure” Patch Notes Patchnotes for 1.4 2021-06-08
62 Monarch’s Journey unleashed Monarch’s Journey community challenge cosmetics made available and bug fixes 2021-06-01
60 The cost of Warfare Changes to Mercenaries, War Declaration and Factions 2021-05-18
59 Fantastic presets and where to save them Introduction of Presets for Rules and the Character Finder 2021-05-11
58 Stre(ss)tching the traits Changes to Stress in relation to Personality Traits 2021-05-04
57 An Eventful Summer New Lifestyle and Childhood Events 2021-04-27
56 An Azure Summer Preview of Minor Changes coming in 1.4 2021-04-20
55 Modding Improvements Modding improvements for patch 1.4 2021-04-13
Patch 1.3 (Corvus)
No. Title and Link Description Date
54 A Sound Plan Behind the scenes on SFX and music design for Northern Lords 2021-03-30
53 Northern Lords Content Rundown Reflection and retroperspective on content design in Northern Lords 2021-03-23
52 1.3 ‘Corvus’ Patch Notes Full 1.3 patch notes and showcase of more free additions 2021-03-16
51 It’s Time to Duel Introduction of the duel mechanic. More 1.3 patch notes 2021-03-09
50 Poetry to my Ears Introduction of the poet trait and poetry interactions. Sneek peek at 1.3 patch notes 2021-03-02
49 A Cold Embrace Upcoming winter mechanics in Crusader Kings 3 2021-02-23
48 The Team Game developers team status and organization 2021-02-16

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Forum: CK3 - What's Next?, 2021-03-13.