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Duchy rankAlbania
Primary culture
Albanian (South Slavic)

Capital province
Lezhë (4175)

Despotic Monarchy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Albanian ideas
Ambox outdated info.png Please help with verifying or updating this infobox. It was last verified for version 1.34.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Manpower recovery speed
+20% Fort defense

Land force limit modifier.png All Lands Under Skanderbeg

+20% Land force limit modifier

Land leader maneuver.png Land of Ambushers

+1 Land leader maneuver

Yearly prestige.png Kingdom of Albania

+1 Yearly prestige

Cavalry flanking ability.png Hit and Run

+50% Cavalry flanking ability

Stability cost modifier.png Land of the Eagles

−10% Stability cost modifier

Tolerance heretic.png Albanian Tolerance

+1 Tolerance of heretics
+1 Tolerance of heathens

National manpower modifier.png Break The Power Of Princes

+15% National manpower modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−1% Yearly army tradition decay

Albania is a two province minor in Eastern Europe. It starts out surrounded by Flag of Serbia Serbia, Flag of Venice Venice and Flag of Ottomans Ottomans. The latter two countries each own one of its core provinces.

Although Albania is Catholic, its capital province is Orthodox. It does start out with a very good leader, a 6/5/6 who is also a 5/5/5/0 general.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Albanian missions

Events[edit | edit source]

Those are events added by the free Women in History DLC and concern Flag of Albania Albania specifically: [1]


Msg event.pngNora of Kelmendi

Abandoned at an orphanage, adopted by her aunt and raised as a boy, Nora's life did not exactly begin happily. Her father was a noble warrior who fought against the Ottoman Empire and desired a son to help him fight against the oppressors and was disappointed when Nora was born. His sister secretly adopted Nora and when her brother desired to train the young 'boy' as a fighter, she gave her approval. Nora was trained by her father and turned out to be the most beautiful girl in the country. Her beauty has been compared to that of a mountain fairy, a Zana. Her father regretted abandoning her at the orphanage and they reconciled. When Nora was visiting a city where a pasha resided, the pasha saw her and fell madly in love. He sent a trusted man to Nora's house and asked for her hand, by the laws of the Albanian Kanun, but Nora's family refused, stating that the Albanian Kanun did not allow for marriages with non-Albanians. The pasha did not take this well, unaccustomed with such refusal and raged, 'Either Nora will become my wife or I will burn all of Malsia to ashes.'. In order to break the siege the pasha had led to her town, Nora devised a plan to kill the pasha. She went to the pasha pretending to want to marry him. After the pasha, joyous with her presence, had sent his troops away she stabbed him with a dagger, kicked him and chocked him so that he could not scream. The pasha did not die, for he fell on the ground and as it is dishonorable for an Albanian to strike a man that is not standing or not fighting back, Nora fled before she could kill him. The Albanian army attacked, and Nora returned with an army of 300 women, killing the pasha in a duel.

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1630 and 1700.

Mean time to happen

200 months

Event button 547.png
As a reward for her bravery, make her an advisor.
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Army organiser female.PNG army organiser with skill 2 named Nora of Kelmendi.
  • If this country is the Emperor of China,
  • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
Event button 547.png
She has already proven herself as a leader, now make her a general.

Gain a new female General.png general named Nora of Kelmendi with:

  • 2 Land leader fire.png fire,
  • 3 Land leader shock.png shock,
  • 4 Land leader maneuver.png maneuver,
  • 5 Leader siege.png siege.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Albania. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

Albanian starting position is known for its encirclement by Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and Flag of Venice Venice, but godlike ruler and general Skanderbeg.

Cores of Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and Flag of Venice Venice make Flag of Albania Albania desirable to conquer. You must secure alliances with Flag of Hungary Hungary and Flag of Aragon Aragon to make Flag of Byzantium Byzantium more desirable. After this you can change your religion to Orthodox if you want. You will benefit from it internally but diplomacy will suffer.

In scenario where Flag of Ottomans Ottomans attack Flag of Byzantium Byzantium who is allied to Flag of Serbia Serbia , your first move is conquering Zeta. This should provoke Flag of Venice Venice to attack Flag of Serbia Serbia. It is easy to white peace Serbian ally Flag of Bosnia Bosnia. When you occupy Smederevo, take Zeta, Kosovo and Raska and vassalize Flag of Serbia Serbia to get into defensive war against Flag of Venice Venice. After you and your allies occupy as many provinces as you can or you see ottoman forces near your borders, sue for peace with Istria as must have.

If they don't attack, great. But if they do, you must rapidly make spy network, take icon of St. Michael and Military commander advisor. You must fight many battles on defensive terrain, occupy Selanik and hold your capital. Sue for peace if you see that your your allies can not endure more warfare or if Skanderbeg dies.

After this war, you shall seek alliance with Flag of Austria Austria, Flag of Muscovy Muscovy or some of western great powers, but main exit to safety is joining into HRE. Consider moving capital to Istria.

Expansion should lead you to Gulf of Venice, Flag of Bosnia Bosnia or you could stack galley to obtain naval dominance and defeat Flag of Ottomans Ottomans by good old blockade of sea of Marmara.

After you take out the Ottomans, you should be concerned of Muslim Nations that would create coalitions against you and you should rapidly expand into the caucuses before Russia does or else it would be difficult to obtain the Albania or Iberia achievement and need help at least 3 nations

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Albania or Iberia icon
As Albania, own or have a subject own Iberia and the Caucasus.
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  1. The script code of the events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/WomenInHistory.txt.