swi7ch Feb 20 @ 8:18pm
won against an earl, he became my vassal, now he's mad at me (-56 opinion)
I'm a newbie at this game. :)

I won a war against an Earl and I became the Petty King or something like that, yay! He became my vassal but he's very mad at me (-56 opinion). What do I do to make him happy?

I thought about revoking his title but I'll get a -20 opinion penalty from my other vassals and I don't want that.

Should I just let the years go by until he likes me or should I do something else (like kill him)? This is the first time this has happened to me in the game so I'm clueless on what I should be doing. :/
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markdb92 Feb 20 @ 9:00pm 
You upsurted his title and declared war on him why to expect. Revolk his ♥♥♥ his family will just cause problems. You just became a duke nice counts are no threat to you. You can be a tyrant all you want as a duke.
Perel Feb 20 @ 9:04pm 
well you can send him a gift or get him to declare war on you or arest him for ploting then revoke him no one will care after that
Grey Buddhist Feb 20 @ 9:07pm 
I'm new to this game also but here are some things that 'usually' help make people happier toward you (or get rid of them safely without penalty):

1 - have the person educate one (or more) children in your court. when it works it gives +20 per kid educated

2 - give gift (aka-bribe) them with money. amounts can be big or small, and results vary but are usually good

3 - put him in charge of a SMALL army of yours and send him to fight a BIG army. Chance are he could die or get imprisoned, just keep in mind losing fights causes you to lose a little warscore and some other things (nothing too major...but every little bit counts)

4 - Marry him off to another court (you have to check the box so that when he marries he becomes part of the wifes dynasty...not yours). When he marries, he leaves. Problem solved.
Lightsong Feb 21 @ 9:40am 
it sounds like you won a de jure war. Wait until he rebels, win the war,and take his title without incuring penalty with other vassals.
Lightsong Feb 21 @ 9:40am 
with -56, he's bound to rebel against you
Lightsong Feb 21 @ 9:40am 
But, clarify, is he still an earl or is he in your court?
swi7ch Feb 21 @ 10:43am 
Originally posted by Lightsong:
But, clarify, is he still an earl or is he in your court?

Can't remember... I think he was still an earl. I managed to kill him though last night and his sister (a countess) took over and she liked me at first (+80 opinion) but today it's down to just +13

I think I should just revoke the title, take the -20 opinion penalty from my other 3 vassals, and give the title to one of my sons.

Also, the next time I take over a county, what should I do? Should I kill the previous rulers and put my guys in charge or should I try to win them over or what?
Last edited by swi7ch; Feb 21 @ 10:51am
Jaguar Skills Feb 21 @ 10:54am 
my stance would be wait for him to rebel, i'd even name him a jester to help things along and stick the spymaster in his county to sow dissent, or id just kill him.
Jaguar Skills Feb 21 @ 10:57am 
next time... dont worry about it, but if your doing du jure claims then you get this issue, an alternative is to go to the county page (via the flag, click on claiments get one in your court and happy , fulfill marrige, send gift etc, then press his/her claim on the county instead. if you are du jure liege once youve won, they takeover and become your vassal.
swi7ch Feb 21 @ 11:05am 
Originally posted by Jaguar Skills:
an alternative is to go to the county page (via the flag, click on claiments get one in your court and happy , fulfill marrige, send gift etc, then press his/her claim on the county instead. if you are du jure liege once youve won, they takeover and become your vassal.

Oooh, didn't know about that... I like this idea, thanks!
petri.piira Feb 21 @ 11:25am 
Doesn't the claimant need to already be your vassal (give him a barony) or of your dynasty? If you just press claim without those, he would become independent. But might accept an offer of vassalization, as he would love you, and you would be his de jure liege.
Jaguar Skills Feb 21 @ 11:25am 
Originally posted by swi7ch:
Originally posted by Jaguar Skills:
an alternative is to go to the county page (via the flag, click on claiments get one in your court and happy , fulfill marrige, send gift etc, then press his/her claim on the county instead. if you are du jure liege once youve won, they takeover and become your vassal.

Oooh, didn't know about that... I like this idea, thanks!

No probs - just remembered you get +100 boost for pressing someones claim so don't worry to much about keeping the claiment happy, unless your an inbred, dwarf homosexual you should be BFF's forever :-)
Jaguar Skills Feb 21 @ 11:29am 
Originally posted by petri.piira:
Doesn't the claimant need to already be your vassal (give him a barony) or of your dynasty? If you just press claim without those, he would become independent. But might accept an offer of vassalization, as he would love you, and you would be his de jure liege.

I thought the same but last night was pressing claims and it said 'if du jure liege youre all good'. might be an update or it could be because i picked up the SoA DLC but it deff said it.

although with the +100 they'll be chomping at the it to join your side anywho.
aaronmv Feb 21 @ 11:30am 
It seems like a lot of work to invite someone when you're already the de jure liege of a county. Just take it over - if the guy doesn't like you he will present you with a solution shortly, in the form of a rebellion...
Theodon Feb 26 @ 1:37pm 
Use holy wars if possible (they kick the guy outa his seat and the other vassals he has too), its real great for expanding. hate the fact you can't use it on christains, so I just bypass by making a hellenic ruler (DLC)
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