john95davidson Apr 19, 2013 @ 6:32pm
Handing away Kingdoms, Good? Bad? Bit of both?
Sorry if TLDR help much appreciated!

So as Emperor of Britiania I hold several Kingdoms (the de jure ones, Brittany, and a few in spain) I am dealing with a lot of vassals some of whom are rebellious. I was wondering if handing a kingdom out to trusted nobles might held with the situation (much like handing out dutchies without the added help of losing the "holds to many dutchies" debuff)? I understand this may be a really bad idea that only comes to full effect several hours of play down the line (progress i'd rather not replay) or it could really cut down on the factions I have to deal with. Hopefully you guys have anwsers!
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alexraoul Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
I prefer to destroy all my kingdom titles, it seems to keep the dukes from lusting after them. I only do that when I'm really old or got hit in the head with a mace and am at death's door.
Valvrave Apr 19, 2013 @ 11:50pm 
i handed out kingdoms. so i dont get bothered by them. as long you are an empire and hold land u should be fine :P
Fluxive ^.^ Apr 20, 2013 @ 5:16am 
alex that is not smart it works like the rest in the game you have a good relation with only your direct vassals and if you get kings they will be 3 kings instead of 7 dukes to have a good relation with even though they got alot of power it is definitely worth giving them away but keep one to ensure own power
alexraoul Apr 20, 2013 @ 8:38am 
I prefer to have good relations with 7 dukes than bad relations with 3 kings. It's easier for an Emperor to have good relations with Dukes than with Kings.
prince_of_arfon Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:01am 
It depends on the state of your vassal relations. When I was emperor of Hispania, I gave out a few kingdom titles to relatives and another trusted guy, and that worked pretty well. I still held at least two kingom titles myself, so I was strong enough to discourage plots and most factions. And once you give a way a kingdom title, that king will love you. Of course, once he or you dies, the relationship between king and emperor changes and that bonus goes away. So it can be risky. But kings in empires are usually too busy keeping their dukes in line to be a severe threat to their emperor liege. Usually.
Axebite Apr 21, 2013 @ 8:46pm 
I found that a Low Crown Authority, many-King state is pretty self-contained. The kings are usually squabbling with eachother over this bit of land or that and very rarely find common ground long enough to pick a fight with you. You just have to monitor them closely and, should a king get too powerful, use the first legal opportunity to imprison him. If a kingdom gets too large (enough to be 33% of your forces kinda large,) strip the title from the king and reasign it. The new king will only gain the de jure territories.
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Date Posted: Apr 19, 2013 @ 6:32pm
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