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The Crusader Kings II encyclopedia that you can edit.

About this site

Crusader Kings II is a grand strategy game with RPG elements developed by Paradox Development Studio. This Crusader Kings II Wiki is a repository of Crusader Kings II related knowledge, useful for both new and experienced players and for modders.

Anyone can contribute to the wiki. If you want to become a contributor please register (though you can also edit anonymously), and check out the work needed page. If you spot anything in need of improvement, don't hesitate to make an edit.

Useful guides

Basic.png Learn how to play the game with our beginner's guide

Important character.png Looking for a character to play? Check out interesting characters guide and walkthroughs

Marry.png Want to learn how to expand with advanced marriage techniques?

Medium.png Want to play a small nation? Read the advanced small start guide

Ambition.png Looking for goals? Check the game achievements

Slow.png Stuck? See how to use console commands

Advanced.png Wondering about something else? Look at our guide overview

Major DLCs

Scholar.png Read the patch notes

Administrator.png Read the dev diaries

Dlc icon sword of islam.png Playing a Muslim character? Read about decadence, polygamy and Sword of Islam DLC

Dlc icon legacy of rome.png Learn about recruiting retinues and Legacy of Rome DLC

Dlc icon the republic.png Playing as a Doge? Read about merchant republics and The Republic DLC

Dlc icon the old gods.png Playing as a Pagan? Read about raiding, reformation and The Old Gods DLC

Dlc icon sons of abraham.png Read about the College of Cardinals, holy orders, heresies and Sons of Abraham DLC

DLC rajas of india.png Playing as an Indian? Read about the Indian religions and Rajas of India DLC

DLC icon Charlemagne.png The Charlemagne expansion released October 14th, 2014

DLC icon Way of Life.png The Way of Life expansion released December 16th, 2014

DLC icon Horse Lords.png The Horse Lords expansion released July 14th, 2015

DLC icon Conclave.png The Conclave expansion released February 2nd, 2016

Important concepts

Icon realm hierarchy.png Understand the Feudal system with its provinces, duchies, kingdoms and empires.

Holding.png Learn how to best construct your holdings.

Diplomatic actions.png Check the list of diplomatic actions.

Combat.png Going to war? Read up on Casus Belli, claims, warfare and maximizing levies.

Character button.png Discover how traits and objectives make characters so alive.

Catholic.png Study the intricacies of religion.

Marry.png Want to get married and start a family?

Raised.png Learn how to best educate your heirs.

Dynasty heir.png Nearing death? Read up on dynasty and succession.


Paradoxwiki.png Visit the Paradox Wikis portal

Working.png Help us improve the wiki

Gregarious.png #paradox Join the unofficial IRC chat channel

Diligent.png Learn more about modding and find interesting mods

Forum paradoxplaza.png Read our thread

Honest.png Don't understand the Forumite lingo? Check out the jargon page