Score

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An example of the end game screen, showing score


Icon score.png Score is a measure of the greatness of your dynasty, by accumulating the prestige and piety on the death of the successive characters you play.

Score has no impact or importance on the game, other than giving a rough idea of how well your campaign went. A higher score means you played a long time or did well on the prestige and piety front, suggesting a large realm and high dynastic prestige. Few players give it much importance.

On the end game screen, the hypothetical scores of historically successful dynasties during the game timeframe are displayed:

Score Dynasty Interesting characters Description
100 000 House Capet Philippe I Capet House Capet, descended from Robert the Strong who was a power figure during the reign of Charles the Bald. His descendants would be Kings of France in 1066. Although by 1322 the main line would die out, cadet branches still ruled in 1337 as Kings of France, Portugal, Naples, Hungary and Navarre. Cadet branches would also hold the Duchies of Brittany, Burgundy, Bourbon, Provence and Achaea. One further cadet branch would hold the dignity of Emperor as Latin Emperors of Constantinople. Truly the greatest dynasty of medieval Europe.
90 000 House von Habsburg Werner von Habsburg House von Habsburg. One the face of it, things were not looking very good for the Habsburg family in 1066. As minor Swiss counts, their status inside the Empire was fairly negligible compared to great territorial magnates of 11th century Germany. A policy of tactical marriages saw the family lands expand steadily, and it was during the chaos that gripped the Empire in the late 13th and early 14th century that the family were elected to the office of Holy Roman Empire. Although unable to hold the office they were able to use this a springboard to secure the Duchy of Austria for the dynasty. With this power base, the family would go on to dominate the politics of Central Europe until 1918.
80 000 House Rurikovich House Rurikovich, descendants of the Swedish Viking Rurik who established a state in Rus (now in modern Russia and Ukraine) in the 9th century. The policy of dividing lands between heirs led to the state fragmenting and the various family groups would feud with each other. This left them too divided to cope with the 13th century Mongol invasion. The great principalities fell one by one to Batu, grandson of Genghis Khan, and were forced to pay tribute to the victorious Mongols. The family itself survived and would rise again...
70 000 House d'Ivrea House d'Ivrea, a dynasty with illustrious ancestors, but by 1066 very much down on its luck - from Kings of Italy to minor counts in Burgundy. It looked like a dynasty whose day had passed. Then came a lucky marriage and the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon passed into the family holdings, turning House d'Ivrea again into one of the key players on the European stage.
60 000 House Piast Boleslaw Piast House Piast. The eponymous founder of this dynasty was by legend a wheelwright before becoming King of Poland. The family held Poland throughout the period, and despite the Kingdom being split were able to unite the country and make Poland strong again. Other members of the Dynasty were part of the Holy Roman Empire as Dukes of Silesia. In 1337 Poland was ruled by its greatest Piast King and preparing to advance against the Mongols.
50 000 House Komnenos Alexios Komnenos House Komnenos. If we exclude Isaac, who had lanched a successful coup to become Emperor in 1057, the Komnenos family were loyal servants of the Byzantine Empire. In the chaos following the Seljuk victory at Manzikert, the Komnenos family followed that proud family tradition and launched another coup. For the next 100 years the dynasty would halt the decline of the Byzantine Empire under what we know as the Komnenian restoration. Ironically, the family would be toppled in a palace coup, but they would continue to rule as Emperors in Trebizond.
40 000 House Plantagenet House Plantagenet, who started off as a cadet branch of the elder house of Anjou. Geoffrey, the founder of the dynasty, was left with the family lands in France when his father went off to Jerusalem to become King. The Plantagenet family had a power base in France, and through marriages inherited the Kingdom of England and large parts of France. The French inheritance would lead to an ongoing conflict with France and the Hundred Years War.
30 000 House Estrid Svend II Estrid House Estrid. Coming to the throne of Denmark in 1047, the house of Estrid was one of only two royal families to still hold kingdoms in 1337. Although there were several attempts at expansion, Denmark only gained small amounts of land in Estonia, as most would be gained and then lost. The dynasty itself managed to survive and prosper in an era of chaos and turmoil, which is no mean feat.
20 000 House af Bjälbo Birger af Bjälbo House af Bjälbo, who arguably created the modern state of Sweden. Prior to their accession the Swedish state was highly decentralised, where the writ of royal authority barely ran. The Bjälbo Kings regulated things more clearly, conquered Finland and by 1337 had entered a personal union with Norway, leading Sweden to the height of its medieval power.
15 000 House Welf Welf I Welf House Welf, a dynasty very much down on its luck in 1066. By 1100 that had all changed. Control of two of the most powerful duchies in Germany and substantial lands in Italy made them the second most powerful family in Germany after the Hohenstaufen. One member of the Welf family would eventually gain the title of Emperor, but in the struggles would also weaken the family and much of the lands would be lost. The family would consolidate its holdings in Northern Germany as Dukes of Brunswick and remain a player in Imperial politics.
10 000 House de Genève Geraud de Geneve House de Genève, who were counts of Geneva in 1066. The house held this territory throughout the period and were still counts of Geneva in 1337. They never managed to climb any higher, but at the same time were able to cling onto their holdings.
7 500 House von Zähringen House von Zähringen, who were powerful landholders in Southern Germany and holders of the Duchies of Verona and Carinthia, which made the Zähringen family a key power holder in Germany. A failed rebellion against the Emperor saw these titles stripped from the family and other parts of the family lands would be inherited by other dynasties, leaving the family lands shrunk to a few holdings in Swabia.
5 000 House de Montfort Simon de Montfort House de Montfort, who were small scale land holders in France. Through marriage and service the family gained estates in both Normandy and England. It was under the zealous but cruel Simon de Montfort the Elder that the family ascended. Through his participation in the Albigensian Crusade the family would add substantial estates in the South of France. The family reached the height of its power through his son Simon de Montfort the Younger, who became de facto ruler of England. However, all this would prove fleeting and by 1337 the family would have lost it all and gone extinct in the male line.
2 000 House of Godwin Harold Godwinson House of Godwin. On January 5th, 1066, Harold godwinson became King of England. His father had spent much of the reign of King Canute building up the family power base and with the death of Edward the Confessor he was able to assume the throne. However, he wasn't the only claimant... Harald of Norway and William of Normandy both also claimed the title and invaded. Harald was defeated and killed at the battle of Stamford Bridge, but Harold would later be defeated and killed (along with two of his brothers) by William at the battle of Hastings. With his death, the power of the House of Godwin collapsed and its lands were divided amongst the victorious Norman Lords who followed William.
1 000 House Babenberger House Babenberger, which is not to be confused with the slightly more famous von Babenbergs of Austria. This cadet branch of house Capet held minor titles in Franconia. History probably wouldn't remember them if it wasn't for the more famous family with a similar name.