Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II

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Jewish Kings

Description
With this mod I aim to make Jewish characters more interesting and historically accurate. "Jewish Kings" adds new Israelite cultures, names, dynasties, events, decisions, titles and more.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/53v95b/the-16-year-old-modder-who-decided-crusader-kings-ii-wasnt-jewish-enough

Please report all bugs, and make suggestions to help me improve the mod. Thank you!

Major changes:

- New Israelite cultures: Mizrachi, Hebrew.
- Karaites and Samaritans now have their own heads of religion, with unique flags.
- New events that spawn Mizrachi characters at courts in Middle East, Persia, North Africa and India (but mostly Middle East).
- New events that spawn Hebrew characters at courts in Europe (but mostly Italy before the year 900).
- Modified existing events to make Ashkenazi courtiers spawn only in Europe (but mostly in Germany) and Sephardi courtiers around the Mediterranean (but mostly Iberia). This happens only after 900.
- New events in which The Jewish High Priesthood (if exists) punishes murderers, adulterers and members of secret religions in Jewish countries.
- New decision that allows independent Jewish rulers to overrule Sanhedrin, making them immune to Sanhedrin investigations for a period of 10 years. The decision also grants rulers the ability to designate up to 5 "Honourary Peers," using minor titles, so that they will also become immune to the Sanhedrin.
- New Yom Kippur decision w/ events.
- New events where rabbis try to make Jews more religious and improve their traits.
- New event where the Khazars convert to Judaism (in 769 they start as pagans).
- New Jewish sect: The Chasidim (referring to the Medieval "Hasidim," not the 18th century ones).
- New decision for Jewish group, similar to Byzantine "Mend Great Schism Decision" (if it's too offensive or dumb, please let me know and I will remove it).
- EU4 converter.
- Old, unmarried Jewish rulers will now marry a Jewish lady of an Israelite culture, and Jewish courtiers will occasionally ask their liege for permission to do the same
- New Jewish dynasty Coats of Arms.

Minor changes:

- New first names and dynasty names for all Israelite cultures.
- Old dynasties changed so now you don't get something ridiculous like "Rivkah Ben Aharon" (Rebecca son of Aaron).
- Unique modifiers for Jewish religion and Israelite cultures.
- New honourary title only for Jewish characters: Shtadlan.
- New characters: Rambam, his father Maimon, and his son Avraham. Rambam and his son appear as courtiers in the court of Saladin.
- New event that spawns Karaite courtiers in courts of Karaite rulers.
- New event that spawns Samaritan courtiers in courts of Samaritan rulers.
- The Jewish High Priesthood, Karaite Exilarchy, and Samaritan High Priesthood (Ahr-Gerizim) all have history.
- New event in which Jews migrate to a random province, causing the province's culture and religion to change (unless you choose to stop them). This begins to happen after the year 900.
- Samaritan priests now wear white robes and hats, as in real life.
- New localisation for Israelite religions and cultures for more historical accuracy.
- Karaites and Samaritans can now marry up to 2 wives.
- Jewish group no longer allows matrillineal marriages.
- Jewish group no longer allows uncle/aunt and nephew/niece marriages.
- New event where zealous Jew tries to tell liege about Judaism.
- New Middle-Eastern province names for Arabic and Israelite cultures (parts of my mod are now in the game itself)
- New flag for Duchy of Semien. Semien strengthened a bit so they don't get destroyed immediately.
- New decision to spend money to convert capital province to own culture and religion.
- Jewish rulers displayed in 936 bookmark with some historical background

NOTE: The first screenshot is from a playthrough of mine. This mod does not turn half the world Jewish.

Pronounciation of Hebrew/Yiddish names and titles:

- e sounds like "e" as in "end."
- i sounds like "ee" as in "see."
- a sounds like "A" as in "America."
- ai / ay sounds like "eye."
- ei / ey sounds like "ay" as in "say."
- ch / kh sounds like the ch in Scottish "Loch."

Credits:

- Samaritan flag from Frostschaden's Judaism mod. https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/judaism-the-diaspora-the-exilarchs-and-the-khazars.651947/
- Yom Kippur decision icon by Walrus (Steam name)
- Karaite Exilarchy flag, Semien flag and Chasidish flag by Hart (Steam name)
- Some ideas and inspiration from The Aliyah (The Return) mod by ThePatriot1776 (a.k.a Preacher)
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411 Comments
LoudQuacc Dec 2, 2020 @ 8:47pm 
no
I am a Dinosaur Oct 31, 2020 @ 9:19am 
Not compatible with HIP. Just giving you lads a heads up.
✡Sam✡ Oct 14, 2020 @ 8:01pm 
No
lalarukh3 Oct 14, 2020 @ 6:39pm 
Is there any way to make this compatible with HIP? It seems to use a lot of the same files, hence the problems described above. Would it be enough to just merge the ones in question?
nigerian black prince ﷽ Aug 11, 2020 @ 11:53am 
Thank You, Mr. Koresh!
David Koresh Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:03am 
No
pinebox.hunter Jul 31, 2020 @ 9:23am 
Is this mod compatible with When the World Stops Making Sense?
Blazefox Jun 16, 2020 @ 2:20pm 
Thanks dude, ive played in all religious groups exept the jewish, i hope to get a lot of fun with your mod.
✡ Gefilte Fish ✡  [author] Jun 2, 2020 @ 11:09am 
@nlinzer Feel free to do what you want with the mod. I would certainly appreciate a credit :)
Jad May 8, 2020 @ 9:34am 
niece should be allowed