Nicknames

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Nicknames are a type of title given to your character when he/she fulfils certain criteria, or by random chance while meeting the requirements for a given nickname.

Nicknames in CK2, being actually descriptive epithets rather than true "nicknames," appear after the character's given name, such as in "Jarl Erik the Heathen" or "King Harald Hårdråde". To get a nickname the character must be a count or higher.

Nicknames are only localized when received[1], which allows to use localization commands such as "The Sacker of [Root.Location.GetName]" since patch 2.3.

List of obtainable nicknames[edit]

Below is a list of available nicknames with the vanilla game:

Nickname Given By Requirements Base factor Inhibitors
the Conqueror Trigger Win a war you declared with the (Christian) 'Invasion' casus belli or the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli. Also given to Muslim winners of decadence revolts and successful adventurers.
the Holy Trigger Fulfill the 'Become Paragon of Virtue' Obj become parangon of virtue.png ambition.
Trigger Win a war with the 'Crusade' casus belli, either as the most-participating attacker or as the primary defender.
the Great Trigger By decision, create the Kingdom of León, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Roman Empire, or the Holy Roman Empire.
Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' or 'Crusade' casus belli, either as the attacker or defender.
Rule Ruled 10 years, 2000 Prestige, higher tier than count. Chance increases at 4000, 8000, and 15000 prestige. 1
the Effeminate Event Male, adult, chaste , has a rival At war, in command, or 200 prestige
the Clueless Created New character from by event "A Lord Returns to Sing about the Queen of Elfland"
the Saint Trigger As Byzantine Emperor, mend the Great Schism.
the Glorious Trigger As Byzantine Emperor, restore the Roman Empire.
Trigger Win a war with the 'Crusade' casus belli, either as the attacker or defender
the Saoshyant Trigger As a Zoroastrian, restore the Persian Empire.
the Liberator Trigger Given to successful leaders of nationalist revolts.
the Lisp and Lame Traits Age at least 16, Lisp and Clubfooted . 5
the Able Traits Age at least 20, Diligent and Ambitious . 1
the Kind Traits Age at least 20, Charitable and Kind . 1
the Good Traits Age at least 20, Charitable and Just . 1
the Troubadour Traits Age at least 20, Poet and Gregarious . 1
the Strong Traits Age at least 20, Strong and either Brave or Ambitious . 1
the Magnanimous Traits Age at least 20, Charitable and Brave . 1
the Simple Traits Age at least 20, Humble and Slow . 1
the Merry Traits Age at least 20, Gregarious and Kind . 1
the Noble Traits Age at least 20, Diplomacy at least 9, Intrigue at least 8, education at highest or second highest level (Diplomacy, Martial or Intrigue). 1 Not a Bastard
the Blind Traits Age at least 20, Maimed or Inbred or Leper , or Blinded . 1
the Leper Traits Age at least 20, Leper 3
the Gentle Traits Age at least 20, Kind and Gregarious . 1
the Proud Traits Age at least 20, Proud and Envious . 1
the Silent Traits Age at least 20, Shy and either Patient or Humble . 1
the Bastard Traits Age at least 10, male Bastard or Legitimized bastard . 1
the Gouty Traits Age at least 40, Infirm . 1
Half-Hand Traits Age at least 10, Maimed . 1
the Chaste Traits Age at least 15, piety at least 50, either Chaste or Celibate . 2
the Hunter Traits Age at least 15, Hunter 3 None of Infirm , Incapable or Blinded .
Created Assigned to a Lowborn courtier met at random during the "Epic Hunt" event chain.
the Fowler Traits Age at least 15, Hunter or Falconer 2 None of Infirm , Incapable or Blinded .
the Just Traits Age at least 15, Stewardship at least 5, Just . Chance increases with higher Stewardship (up to 9) and having the Honest trait. 1 None of Deceitful , Imbecile , Slow , or Incapable
the Lame Traits Age at least 15, Clubfooted or Inbred . 3
the Handsome Traits Age 15 to 59, Attractive male 1 None of Dwarf , Inbred , Harelip , or Hunchback .
the Fair Traits Age 15 to 49, Attractive female 1 None of Dwarf , Inbred , Harelip , or Hunchback .
the Mad Traits Age 15, Lunatic 5
the Fat Traits Age at least 15, one of Gluttonous , Hedonist , or Drunkard . Chance increases with having more of the listed traits. 2
the Drunkard Traits Age at least 15, one of Gluttonous , Hedonist , or Drunkard . Chance increases with having more of the listed traits, highest chance with the Drunkard trait. 1
the Cruel Traits Age at least 20, one of Cruel , Wroth , or Impaler . Chance increases with each of these traits and Envious , Deceitful , and/or Greedy . 1 None of Kind nor Charitable
Trigger Torture a prisoner.
the Wise Traits Age at least 20, Quick or Genius or Just or Patient , Scholar . Chance increases with each additional trait you have from this second list. 1 None of Arbitrary , Wroth , Slow , Imbecile , Inbred , nor Incapable
Trigger Fulfill the 'Become Paragon of Enlightenment' Obj become paragon of enlightenment.png ambition.
the Accursed Piety Age at least 20, one of Piety under -50, Possessed , Kinslayer . Chance increases with lower piety (down to -300) and worse traits ( Hedonist , Gluttonous , Greedy , Envious , Cynical ). 1
the Wicked Piety Age at least 20, one of Piety under -50, Possessed , Kinslayer . Chance increases with lower piety (down to -300) and worse traits ( Hedonist , Gluttonous , Greedy , Envious , Cynical ). 1
the Bewitched Piety Age at least 20, one of Piety under -50, Possessed , Kinslayer . Chance increases with lower piety (down to -300) and worse traits ( Hedonist , Gluttonous , Greedy , Envious , Cynical ). 1
Priest-Hater Piety Age at least 20, piety under -100, Cynical . Chance increases with lower piety (down to -200) and worse traits ( Hedonist , Gluttonous , Greedy , Envious , Arbitrary ). 1
Trigger Chance to acquire after choosing to publish your findings at the end of the Scholarship focus event chain
the Pious Piety Age at least 20, Piety of at least 1000. Chance increases at 2000, 4000, and 6000 piety. 1
the Apostle Piety Age at least 20, Piety of at least 1000. Chance increases at 2000, 4000, and 6000 piety. 1
the Blessed Piety Age at least 20, Piety of at least 1000. Chance increases at 2000, 4000, and 6000 piety. 1
the Confessor Piety Age at least 20, Piety of at least 1000. Chance increases at 2000, 4000, and 6000 piety. 1
the Monk Piety Age at least 20, Piety at least 500, Celibate or Chaste . Chance increases at 1000, 2000 and 4000 piety. 3
Ironside Rule Ruled for 15+ years, Prestige at least 50, either Brave or Strong . Chance increases with age below 20. 2 Not Weak
the Lion Rule Ruled for 15+ years, either Brave or Strong , either Skilled tactician or Brilliant strategist . 3 Not Weak
Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the defender.
the Lionheart Rule Ruled for 15 years, either Brave or Strong , either Skilled tactician or Brilliant strategist . 4 Not Weak
Trigger Win a war with the 'Crusade' casus belli, either as the attacker or defender
the Bold Rule Ruled for 10 years, Piety at least 50, either Brave or Strong . 2 Not Paranoid
Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' as the defender.
the Unready Rule Age at least 11, ruled for 1 year, Arbitrary . Chance increases with age below 15. 2
the Ill-Ruler Rule Age at least 11, ruled for 1 year, Arbitrary . Chance increases with age below 15. 2
the Terrible Rule Age at least 30, ruled for 10 years, one of Wroth , Lunatic , Cruel , or Impaler , has incurred tyranny. 2
Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' as the attacker.
the Magnificent Rule Age at least 30, ruled for 15 years, Quick or Genius , education at the highest or second highest level (Diplomacy, Martial or Intrigue). 2 Not Slow or Imbecile (which are normally mutually exclusive with Quick and Genius ).
Trigger Win a war with the Muslim invasion casus belli as either defender or attacker.
the Quarreller Rule Age at least 30, ruled for 15 years, Arbitrary . 2
the Devil Rule Ruled for 10 years, Wroth , one of Kinslayer , Excommunicated , or Impaler . Chance increases with both Kinslayer and Excommunicated . 2
the Dragon Rule Ruled for 10 years, Wroth , one of Kinslayer , Excommunicated , or Impaler . Chance increases with Kinslayer . 3
Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the attacker
Trigger Eat a prisoner.
the Careless Rule Age at least 30, ruled 10 years, Weak or Content . Chance increases with Incapable , Deceitful Envious , Cynical , and Kinslayer traits. 3 Not Diligent nor Ambitious
the Young Rule Age less than 20, ruled 10 years. Chance increases while under age 15. 2
the Old Rule Age at least 55, ruled 20 years. Chance increases at age 65 and 75, and at 30 and 40 years as a ruler. 5
the Hunchback Rule Age at least 20, Hunchback . 1
the Scholar Traits Age at least 20, Scholar . Chance increases at 20 learning and 26 learning. 1
the Black Traits Christian and either Kinslayer , Excommunicated , Impaler or Wicked Priest Bad priest christian.png 3
the Unfaithful Trigger Unfaithful spouse who was discovered cheating
the Beguiling Trigger Seductress with Seduction focus
the Temptress Trigger
the Wicked Trigger
the Seducer Trigger Seducer with Seduction focus
the Lewd Trigger
the Lecher Trigger
the Unchaste Trigger Unfaithful spouse who was discovered cheating
of the Wilds Trigger Hunting focus
Created Assigned to a Lowborn courtier met during the "Epic Hunt" event chain
the Culture Trigger
the Religion group Trigger
the Shadow Trigger Intrigue focus
the Whisperer Trigger
the Spider Trigger
the Impaler Trigger Intrigue focus
Trigger Applied by event to a Germanic pagan shieldmaiden with Impaler
Trigger Execute a character by impalement.
the Pilgrim Trigger On successful crusade
the Victorious Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the attacker.
the Avenger Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the defender.
the Brave Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the defender.
the Hammer Trigger Win a war with the 'Tribal Invasion' casus belli as the defender.
Trigger Win a war with the 'Crusade' casus belli, either as the attacker or defender.
the Usurper Trigger On successful claim war against liege, as attacker. Can also be acquired by a lower-ranked claimant having his/her liege press their claim.
the Viking Trigger On successful prepared invasion or when raiding
the Decadent Trigger On decadence invasion defeat
Bloodaxe Trigger On successful pagan holy war
Trigger Applied by event to a female appointed a shieldmaiden by a Germanic pagan
the Sword of God Trigger On successful pagan holy war
the Shrewd Trigger Family focus , when gaining the game master trait
the Wily Trigger
the Fox Trigger
the Lucky Trigger
the Jovial Trigger Family focus , when gaining the socializer trait
the Jolly Trigger
the Gracious Trigger
the Affable Trigger
the Rash Trigger Rulership focus
the Lawgiver Trigger Rulership focus With Stewardship Learning Trait increase Midas Touched learning trait or non-stewardship learning trait
the Headless Trigger War focus
the Beheader Trigger
the Ruthless Trigger
the Strange Trigger Scholarship focus
the Wolf Traits either (Christian + Gluttonous + Greedy ) or (Hunter + Impaler ) or (Altaic culture group + Brilliant Strategist ) or Has Wolf Blood
the Alchemist Created Applied to Cleopatra, a character that may be created in the Immortality event chain in The Reaper's Due.
the Shieldmaiden Trigger Applied by event to a female appointed a shieldmaiden by a Germanic pagan
the Survivor
the Clumsy
the Valkyrie
the Defender
the Legendary
the Fearless Applied by event to a Brave female appointed a shieldmaiden by a Germanic pagan
the Destroyer Trigger Pillage a holding as a nomad
the Terror of Province
the Culture Marauder
the Slayer of Culture Trigger Pillage a holding as a nomad. Target must not be another nomad, or of your culture.
Win a war with the "Nomad Invasion" casus belli.
the Scourge of God Trigger Pillage a holding as a nomad. Target must not be another nomad, or of your religion.
Win a war with the "Nomad Invasion" casus belli.
the Cleansing Flame Trigger Be Zealous and have at least 100 Piety. Execute a character not of your religion by burning.
the Witch Hunter Trigger Be Zealous and have at least 100 Piety. Execute a female suspected of witchcraft by burning or drowning.
the Vengeful Trigger Execute a rival.
the Betrayer Trigger Execute a friend.
the Titleslayer Trigger Execute a character ranked king or emperor.
the Son of Evil God Trigger Perform an execution while Possessed and Kinslayer and having at least -50 Piety.
Trigger Mutilate a prisoner.
the Tyrant Rule Execute a character with tyranny. (Does not require the execution itself to be tyrannical, only that you perform an execution while any vassal has the tyranny opinion malus towards you.)
the Oppressor
the Witch Rule Age at least 16, Piety less than -50. Mystic or Renowned Physician . Has Tyranny. 3
the Undying Rule Age at least 60, ruled at least 30 years. Is immune to at least two epidemic diseases. Scarred . Has at least one of One-eyed , One-handed , One-legged , Mangled , Blinded , Eunuch , Disfigured , or Infirm . Chance increases at age 65 and 75. 15 Not Stressed , Depressed , or Craven .
the Flayer Trigger Execute a character by flaying.
the Evil Trigger Torture or mutilate a prisoner.
the Tormentor
the Mutilator
the Depraved Trigger Torture a prisoner.
the Cannibal Traits Age at least 16. Crazy Cannibal. 10
Trigger Eat a prisoner.
the Abomination Trigger Eat a prisoner.
the Monster Trigger Mutilate or eat a prisoner.
the Eastern Wind Trigger Win a war with the "Nomad subjugation" or "Nomad invasion" casus belli as attacker.
the Despoiler
the Culture Marauder Not given if target is another nomad, or is of the same culture as the attacker.
the Bane of Realm Not given if target is another nomad, or is of the same culture as the attacker.
Iron Hand Trigger Get an iron prosthetic hand by an event.
Peg Leg Trigger Get a peg-leg by an event.
the Resilient Traits Age at least 15. Is immune to at least two epidemic diseases. Chance increases at three and four immunities. 1
One-Eye Traits Age at least 16. One-eyed . 1
One-Hand Traits Age at least 16. One-handed . 1
One-Leg Traits Age at least 16. One-legged . 1
of a Thousand Faces Traits Age at least 16, Intrigue at least 10. Disfigured , Deceitful , Envious . 5
the Frail Traits Age at least 16. At least one of Cancer , Infirm , or the "is weak" trigger has fired. 1
the Weak
the Brute Traits Age at least 16, Martial at least 12. At least one of Strong or Robust . At least one of Cruel , tribal or nomadic government, or pagan religion. 3
the Plaguebearer Traits Age at least 16. Has at least two epidemic diseases. Chance increases if the character has bubonic plague . 5
the Perservering Traits Age at least 16. Has at least two of Mangled , One-eyed , One-legged , One-handed , or Disfigured . Chance increases with Brave or Scarred . 2 None of Stressed , Depressed , Incapable , Lunatic , Possessed , or Severely Injured .
the Mule Traits Age at least 16. Stubborn . Chance increases with Wroth . 1 None of Gregarious , Just , Shy , or Humble .
the Wealthy Traits Age at least 16, Stewardship at least 10, at least 1000 Wealth. Greedy . Chance increases at 2000 and 3000 Wealth, or if the character is a Patrician.
the Loyal Traits Age at least 16. Trusting , Content , and Just . 3 Not an independent ruler.
the Lord of Realm Traits Age at least 16. Count-rank ruler with at least 3 vassals and 10 realm size. At least one of Just , Kind , Diligent , or Gregarious . Grey Eminence or Midas Touched . Chance increases if female. 2
Twistedbeard Traits Age at least 16, male of Breton culture. Have warscore be 50% in your favor when defending in a war against a Germanic or Reformed Germanic attacker. 30
the Bear Traits Age at least 16, male, Martial at least 12. At least one of Strong , Robust , or Fair . At least one of Shrewd , Quick , or Genius . Capital is not in the India or Africa regions. Chance increases if Suomenusko or Reformed Suomenusko . 5
the Boar Traits Age at least 16. At least one of Strong or Robust . At least one of Ugly or Disfigured . At least one of Hedonist or Gluttonous . 5
the Faceless Traits Age at least 16. Disfigured and Shy . 2

List of historical nicknames[edit]

The following nicknames are not yet obtainable through in-game events. However, some historical characters may start with them. They may also be assigned with the 'nickname' console command.

Nickname Who has this nickname
the Crusader Svend Estrid, son of King Svend II of Denmark, died 1097, not to be confused with his brother Svend the Usurper; King Sigurd I of Norway, died 1130; Count Gaston of Béarn, died 1112; Raimond de Narbonne, died 1143
the Fearless Duke Richard of Normandy, died 996; Count Gaston II of Foix, died 1343
the Martyr Several Armenian, Irish, Levantine and Saxon characters have this nickname.
the Unlucky Unused.
the Restorer King Gartzia VI of Navarra, died 1150; King Kazimierz I of Poland, died 1058
the Ill-Tempered Unused.
the Heathen Jarl Erik of Uppland (1066 start)
Hårdråde King Harald of Norway (1066 start)
the Jackal Unused.
Loðbrok Ragnarr af Munsö, the historical (really, legendary) father of Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Whiteshirt and Sigurdr Snake-in-the-eye. Exists in the 769 start as the child son of Jarl Sigurdr Ring of Uppland (769 start).
the Boneless Petty King Ivar of Suðreyar (867 start)
Bluetooth Haraldr Blåtand, king of Denmark, and the first Catholic King of Norway, died 970
Snake-in-the-eye Petty King Sigurdr of Sjælland (867 start)
Fairhair Petty King Haraldr of Ostlandet (867 start)
Whiteshirt Petty King Halfdan of Jorvik (867 start)
the Stranger Petty King Dyre of Könugarðr (Kiev) (867 start)
the Bald King Charles of West Francia (867 start)
the Stammerer King Louis of Aquitaine (867 start)
the German King Ludwig of East Francia (867 start)
the Younger King Ludwig III of Bavaria (867 start)
Hardeknud King Knud II of England and III of Denmark, died 1042 (normally rendered Harthacnut in English).
the Maid Given to a female general generated by event (Jeanne the Maid) (SoA)
d'Arc Given to Jean the Maid after she's been knighted through event (Jeanne d'Arc). (SoA)
the Master of Hungary Given to the leader of the Shepherds' Crusade (SoA)
Wartooth Jarl Haraldr Skjöldung of Sjælland (769 start)
Ring Jarl Sigurdr af Munsö of Uppland (769 start)

References[edit]

  1. Forum:774248
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