Crusader Kings II

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Reformation Reform
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May 15, 2019 @ 12:27pm
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Reformation Reform

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Dragatus' Pagan Reformation Collection
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tl;dr: new doctrines, more interesting heresies, more viable unreformed paganism.


This started out as a simple balance mod for the various natures and doctrines, but grew over time into an overhaul of the reformation system and a comprehensive rebalance of most of the game's religions. It's not finished, but it's sufficiently developed to release it to the public. If you have any constructive criticism or suggestions you wish to share feel free to do so.


1) In the new reformation interface natures and doctrines have been merged into a single category called doctrines and you get to pick three of them. Basic features previously determined by nature (such as whether AI characters will convert provinces they own) are now inherent in the reformed religions themselves.
2) Instead of having a unique doctrine pagan faiths now have 1 inherent doctrine that is built into the reformed religion itself and you get it for free when you reform (Sea-Bound for reformed Norse, Ancestor Veneration for reformed Romuva, etc.)
3) Rebalanced existing doctrines and leadership types and added 13 new doctrines and 1 new leadership for a total of 36 doctrines and 5 leadership types to choose from.
4) Reformed pagan religions lose raiding and concubines to make them balanced, but both can be re-enabled with new doctrines. Reformation is intended to allow you to customize the religion to match your needs rather than to be a straight upgrade and unreformed pagan religions should be more viable in the long term. They can now also subjugate non-pagans of lower tier (so an unreformed pagan emperor could subjugate a Catholic king).
5) Added features to bland heresies and rebalanced religions in general.
6) Localized into French, German, and Spanish. I know German so it should be fine, but French and Spanish translation was done with Google translate and is likely pretty bad. If you speak either language and wish to help I would be grateful.

The full list of all the changes turned out to be too long to post in the mod's description, but you can read it here:

I do have enough space to list just the new doctrines though so here they are:
- God-king (leadership): temporal religious leader that is considered to be the high god of the religion and has special feudal/tribal government that allows holding temples in addition to castles/tribes and allows free revocation of all vassal titles; requires Divine Marriage doctrine; doesn't automatically enable great holy wars; replaces Dogmatic + Divine Marriage + Temporal synergy
- Holy War: special doctrine that enables great holy wars for God-king leadership
- Unity: +10 same religion opinion, lose piety if attacking same religion
- Kinship: +10 dynasty opinion
- Consorts: allows taking concubines/consorts
- Free Love: +10% Fertility and followers can become Lustful by decision
- Joy of Life: enables a decision that removes Stressed/Depressed or gives an event modifier bonus to diplomacy/fertility/dynasty opinion
- Temple Builders: +10 temple vassal opinion and -25% temple holding construction cost (stacks with monastic order bonus)
- Untamed: raiding is allowed, ignore defensive attrition
- Horse Cult: +20% attack and defense bonus for Light Cavalry, Horse Archers, Camel Cavalry
- Warrior Elite: +20% attack and defense bonus for Heavy Infantry, Heavy Cavalry, War Elephants; incompatible with Populism
- Populism: +20% attack and defense bonus for Light Infantry, Archers, Pikemen; incompatible with Warrior Elite and God-king
- Anti-feudal: enables special new government type called Religious Community that replaces feudal; allows holding castles, temples, and cities without penalty and +20 vassal limit, but can't usurp or create kingdoms and empires, can't imprison without reason, and forced to use a special new elective succession (focused on Piety and learning of candidates); requires Populism and Autonomous leadership
- Holy Warriors: enables two retinues that can be hired with Piety; type of retinues is based on the terrain of your capital; synergy with Enatic Clans also allows hiring Amazon retinues (Archers or Horse Archers); requires Legacy of Rome DLC

Holy Warriors retinues by capital province terrain:
- Plains: Light Cavalry and Heavy Cavalry
- Farmlands: Heavy Infantry and Heavy Cavalry
- Forest: Archers and Pikemen
- Hills: Pikemen and Heavy Infantry
- Mountains: Light Infantry and Heavy Infantry
- Steppe: Light Cavalry and Horse Archers
- Jungle/Marsh/Arctic: Light Infantry and Archers
- Desert: Light Infantry and Camel Cavalry


This mod is not ironman compatible and will not allow you to get achievements.

The mod modifies religions, reformation features, the reformation interface (this includes mods that give you more doctrines), succession laws, voting rules, government forms, societies, and several decisions (from the dynasty, minor, and realm decision files). Any other mod that changes any of these things is almost certainly going to be incompatible. Mods that add entirely new societies should be fine though.

This means the mod is not compatible with HIP, CK2+, AGOT, After the End, or any other major overhaul mod along those lines.


PDX forum thread:
Manual download (outdated):
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Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:13am
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Dragatus  [author] Jun 18, 2021 @ 1:23pm 
No. I'm also done modding CK2 and just got very busy IRL so making a variant mod that just adds the doctrines is not an option. Sorry.
TurtleShroom Jun 18, 2021 @ 10:53am 
Do you have a version that adds JUST the doctrines?
Dragatus  [author] Mar 14, 2021 @ 10:34am 
Ah, that would do it, yes. And no problem. It was my pleasure.
worldmerger Mar 14, 2021 @ 10:12am 
Ahh, i had a mod that gave me more reformation slots. I thought i uninstalled said mod but it was still enabled. Thank you again for the speedy responses, and thank you for a great mod.
worldmerger Mar 14, 2021 @ 10:09am 
i don't believe so, no overhauls, no other reformation mods. I'm going to do some mod configuration. See if i can identity the problem.
Dragatus  [author] Mar 14, 2021 @ 9:28am 
That's strange. I tried reproducing the bug, but everything worked fine on my end. Are you using any other mods that might affect reformation?
worldmerger Mar 14, 2021 @ 8:29am 
using the steam workshop version.
Dragatus  [author] Mar 14, 2021 @ 6:37am 
I don't see any obvious causes in that screenshot. I'll reinstall the game and look at the files. Are you using the Steam Workshop version of the mod or the manual download? The manual download is outdated.
worldmerger Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:27pm 
i appreciate the speedy response.
worldmerger Mar 13, 2021 @ 3:26pm 
the first one has a different leadership type, still the same issue occurs. The second one is the desired docs.