Council laws are laws to determine which actions require a council vote. Requires Conclave DLC to be activated.
Table of laws
| Voting power
|| Other effects
- (Always the first voting power.)
- (AKA "empowering the council", in contrast to "abolishing the council" or "absolute rule".)
- 👑 Ruler can enforce realm peace (when the council is content and with its support)
- 👑 Ruler can propose new laws more often: the cooldown is reduced from 10 years to 5 years. Piety costs for iqta rulers and prestige costs for nomadic rulers are also reduced.
- 👑 King can appoint one additional Advisor, and emperor can appoint two.
- These voting positions can appease major vassals without compromising the competence among your five main council positions.
- Council members can use favors to force votes on some laws (vassal obligations and most levels of council empowerment)
| War declaration
- (Always the second voting power.)
- 👑 Council members cannot join factions (when the council is content and government is not tribal/nomadic)
- Council members can use favors to force a vote on pressing their claim
| Title revocation
- Includes vassal retraction
- Only imprisonment by arrest
| Title grants
- Only permanent grants (not viceroyalties)
| "Council authority"
- (Only available in kingdoms and higher. Council members cannot force a vote on this law.)
- 👑 Can switch to feudal elective even in Muslim and Dharmic realms
- Cannot switch from feudal elective
- Powerful vassals cannot be fired from the council (but can still swap positions)
Absolutism gives +2 demesne limit. Each level of council empowerment beyond the first gives +2 vassal limit, for a possible total of +14 vassal limit. Other benefits to lieges from empowering the council are marked with 👑.
"Laws" is always the first level and "Wars" is always the second. Once these two are in place, all subsequent levels can be passed in any order.
A faction to Increase council authority can pass any of the voting powers (the first seven), in the order shown above.
Only a faction to Overthrow the ruler can force the implementation of the last council power, "Full Council Authority".