Art of War events

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Generic events added to the game with Art of War.png 'Art of War' DLC and Patch 1.8[1].

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Msg event.pngThe Plight of province

All of nation suffers in war, but those provinces which lie in the path of the enemy suffer worst. What appears to a soldier or commander as a convenient source of supplies is often all the common people have. The outskirts of capital have been plundered in this war to the point of starvation. They are now reaching out for the government to aid them in recovering, lest the suffering of country drag on for years past the eventual peace.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has been looted
  • Does not have province modifier “Famine Refused Aid”

The country:

  • Is at war
Mean time to happen

240 months
Modifiers
Any owned province has province modifier “Famine Refused Aid” : ×1.5


Event button 547.png
Whatever is necessary, we will provide.

The country:

  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.1 years of income
Event button 547.png
That money is better spent winning this war.

The province gets “Famine Refused Aid” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:

  • Goods produced modifier.png −25% Trade goods produced


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Msg event.pngSpread of Pestilence

The war has worsened the spread of diseases, and what once started as a local epidemic centered around a siege has now spread further. Dislocated civilians as well as troop movements, both difficult to avoid in wartime, has facilitated this and now province has also fallen victim to the illness.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Neighbours any province with province modifier “Lingering Plague”

The country:

  • Is at war
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Curse this war...

The province gets “Lingering Plague” for Time Icon.png 3 years, giving:

    • Supply limit modifier −50% Supply limit
    • Local manpower modifier.png −50% Local manpower
    • Local tax modifier.png −50% Local tax
    • Goods produced modifier.png −50% Trade goods produced


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Msg event.pngCruelty of Mercenaries

War is seldom without brutality. Soldiers are not known for their mercy, but this war has seen some exceptionally vile behavior on part of our occupying forces. It appears that mercenaries, unsatisfied with the wages we provide them with, have resorted to robbing the civilian population. Extortion by means of terror and torture has become commonplace, our soldiers are reviled as well as feared and stories of their atrocities spread beyond the borders of the war.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Home province of any hired mercenary company:

  • Is not owned by us
  • Owner is at war with us
  • Any province in the area:
    • Is owned by defender
    • Is controlled by us
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
We should prevent this from happening in the future.

The country:

  • Gain Army professionalism.png 2% Army professionalism
  • Gets “Curtailed Mercenaries” for Time Icon.png 3 years, giving:
    • Mercenary maintenance.png +30% Mercenary maintenance modifier
    • Mercenary cost.png +10% Mercenary cost
Event button 547.png
Bellum se ipsum alet! Let them take what they want.

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige

All controlled provinces owned by the defender in the area of the home province of the mercenary company:

  • Hidden: 25% chance of: Gets the Msg event.png event "Mercenary Bands Raid a province" in 30 days
  • Gets “Terrorized by Mercenaries” for Time Icon.png 3 years, giving:
    • Local unrest.png +8 Local unrest


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Msg event.pngMercenary Bands Raid a province

The enemy occupation of province came at a great cost for its people. Whether driven by greed or desperation, soldiers of fortune working with the occupying forces plundered and terrorized local civilians in an attempt to extort money and resources.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Is owned by us
  • Is controlled by attacker
  • Has province modifier “Terrorized by Mercenaries”
  • Does not have province modifier “Plundered in War”
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Cruelty of Mercenaries" - option "Bellum se ipsum alet! Let them take what they want." (25% chance)


Event button 547.png
Greed corrupts men's hearts...

All owned provinces controlled by the enemy in the area:

  • Gets “Plundered in War” for Time Icon.png 3 years, giving:
    • Local manpower modifier.png −50% Local manpower
    • Local tax modifier.png −50% Local tax


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Msg event.pngDisplaced Refugees from a province

The lingering effects of the war still plague country. Some areas have been destroyed to the point of becoming nearly uninhabitable, and people have been forced to move around to survive under these conditions. Some people have left homes entirely, settling in neighboring provinces where the war has left less scars.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has at least Base tax.png 2 Base tax
  • Has at least one following modifier:
    • “Lingering Plague”
    • “Plundered in War”
    • “Famine Refused Aid”

The country:

  • Is not at war
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
The war may be over, but our troubles are not.

The province:

  • Lose Base tax.png 1 Base tax

One random neighbouring owned province:

  • Gain Base tax.png 1 Base tax


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Msg event.pngThe Families Left Behind

The recent war took a heavy toll on our people. Many were called, few returned. The families of nobles and commoners alike toiled as they waited for soldiers to return home, but the war ended and they never did. Now the toiling continues, many being so preoccupied with the work to make up for the lost pair of hands that they barely have time to grieve. Of the ones who have time to think, many are increasingly thinking that we have been throwing away lives too carelessly.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Has less than Manpower.png 10% maximum manpower reserves
  • Was at war within the last Time Icon.png 3 months
  • Is not at war
  • Does not have any of following country modifiers:
    • “Post-War Tax Relief”
    • “Decreased Drafting”
    • “Suffering Bereaved”
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
We can ease the tax burden on the bereaved.

The country gets “Post-War Tax Relief” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:

  • National tax modifier.png −15% Global tax modifier
Event button 547.png
Let us be more lenient drafting for the army in the future.

The country gets “Decreased Drafting” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:

  • National manpower modifier.png −20% National manpower modifier
Event button 547.png
This is the price that must be paid for our glorious nation.

The country gets “Suffering Bereaved” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:

  • National unrest.png +2 National unrest


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Msg event.pngWitchcraft

The people of the war-torn capital are looking for reasons for the misfortunes that have befallen them. Fortunately, they have not found them to be related to our rulership, but unfortunately, what they have found has caused quite a stir. The prolonged effects of the war and how they seem to affect some more than others, they claim, can only be the work of those practicing witchcraft and sorcery.

Accusations have been leveled generously, and there are local authorities willing to organize proper trials for these crimes. As proper as trials for magic get in our country, anyway.

 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has at least one of following modifier:
    • “Lingering Plague”
    • “Plundered in War”
    • “Famine Refused Aid”
  • Does not have modifier “Local Witch Hunts”

The country:

  • Is not at war
  • Is Christian
  • Does not have country modifier “Forbade Witch Hunts”
  • Does not have country modifier “Nationwide Witch Hunts”
Mean time to happen

480 months
Modifiers

  • Is a Government theocracy.png Theocracy: ×0.75
  • It is the Age of Discovery.png Age of Discovery or Age of Reformation.png Age of Reformation: ×0.75
  • It is the Age of Revolutions.png Age of Revolutions: ×2

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Allow them to proceed with the local trials.

The province:

  • Gets “Local Witch Hunts” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:
    • Local unrest.png −3 Local unrest
    • Local autonomy.png +10% Local autonomy
  • Hidden: Gets the Msg event.png event "Witch-hunt" in 3 to 16 years
  • Hidden: Gets the Msg event.png event "A Witch from Foreign Lands" in 3 to 16 years

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Has an Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor advisor

Event button 547.png
Inquisitor can see to these matters in a more organized fashion.

The country gets “Nationwide Witch Hunts” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:

  • Missionary strength.png +2% Missionary strength
  • National unrest.png −1 National unrest
  • Tolerance heretic.png −3 Tolerance of heretics
  • Tolerance heathen.png −3 Tolerance of heathens

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Such foolish superstitions have no place in our country!

The country gets “Forbade Witch Hunts” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:

  • National unrest.png +2 National unrest


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Msg event.pngWitch-hunt

Since the long-suffering people in a province received the blessing of the state and church to prosecute those who allegedly brought famine and disease upon them by means of witchcraft, they have made good use of it. While once only the obviously suspicious were pointed out, witches now appear to be everywhere. The crowd calls for the spilling of peasant and noble blood alike, and even some of the local clergy may not be trustworthy.

This abundance of satanic practices certainly goes a long way to explain the post-war hardships of a province, but the mass trials that have followed are going out of hand. We might consider the possibility that some are innocent.

 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has province modifier “Local Witch Hunts”

The country:

  • Is not at war
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Witchcraft" - option "Allow them to proceed with the local trials."


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Cease this madness!

The country:

  • Lose Administrative power.png 80 administrative power

The province:

  • Remove province modifier "Local Witch Hunts"

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Intervene on behalf of the nobles.

Anti tax rebels.png Peasant rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in the province


Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Intervene on behalf of the commoners.

Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in the province


Event trigger.pngEnabled if: The province:

  • Is not the capital
  • Has less than Local autonomy.png 80% local autonomy
Event button 547.png
Let them exact justice as they see fit.

The province:

  • Gain Local autonomy.png 25% local autonomy


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Msg event.pngA Witch from Foreign Lands

Being able to recognize witches and sorcerers with certainty is a rare gift, which we do not know on whom God will bestow. Fortunately, being able to recognize them with uncertainty based on strange or unusual behavior or successes is a very common gift with the added benefit of more consistently targeting people who are somewhat maladjusted.

Sometimes, however, it can be inconvenient. Locals have recently pointed out a foreign noblewoman as a witch. Prosecuting her might cause a diplomatic incident, but not intervening might be seen as a sign of lacking faith.

 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has province modifier “Local Witch Hunts”

The country:

  • Is not at war
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Witchcraft" - option "Allow them to proceed with the local trials."


Event button 547.png
This fear of the unfamiliar must be stopped.

The country:

  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
Event button 547.png
Witches, spies, who know what they're up to?

One random neighbouring country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Accused Compatriot of Witchcraft” (Opinion.png −30 Opinion / +3 Yearly decay) towards us


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Msg event.pngA Highly Troubling Accusation

Under the watchful eye of inquisitor, trials for sorcery and heresy have proceeded under relatively controlled circumstances. Inquisitor would not be at our court if we did not trust the advisor, after all. A recent event has complicated this, however, as inquisitor has challenged our trust of another. Advisor, who has aided our country greatly in foreign relations, has been accused of witchcraft, a testament to no one being truly unquestionable.

Advisor claims that inquisitor is supporting these accusations out of pure jealousy. Political drama may be behind all this, but then again, we have trusted our inquisitor so far.

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Has country modifier “Nationwide Witch Hunts”
  • Has an Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor advisor
  • Has at least one Advisor:
    • Advisor Statesman.png Statesman
    • Advisor Trader.png Trader
    • Advisor Spymaster.png Spymaster
    • Advisor Diplomat.png Diplomat
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
  • Advisor Statesman.png Statesman dies
  • Advisor Trader.png Trader dies
  • Advisor Spymaster.png Spymaster dies
  • Advisor Diplomat.png Diplomat dies
Event button 547.png
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  • Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor dies
  • Remove country modifier "Nationwide Witch Hunts"


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Msg event.pngThe Fires of Hell

Inquisitor has been diligent. With the ruler's support, those who practice witchcraft are condemned and burned, on Earth as it is in Hell. Our merciless prosecution of these crimes has put our religious devotion beyond reproach.

Still, there are moments of doubt. One day, your young heir watches the public execution of a witch for the first time. You see heir's eyes fill up with terror in the firelight, and before it's through, your child is begging for the witch to be spared. Your attempts to explain do nothing to stop the tears, and eventually you find yourself at a loss to justify this to an innocent mind. Perhaps the convicted is innocent too, and you will once burn yourself, eternally.

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Has country modifier “Nationwide Witch Hunts”
  • Has an Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor advisor
  • Has an heir of 6 to 16 years old
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
The child is right. We have been blinded by our zeal.
  • Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor leaves the court
  • Remove country modifier "Nationwide Witch Hunts"
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 Diplomatic power
Event button 547.png
Hush child, and hope no one heard that...
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power
  • Heir loses 10 Claim strength


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Msg event.pngUnknown Shooter

Our country has a recent history of war, and the people increasingly doubt its purposes, but the ruler persists in leading the army ever forward. The soldiers are weary, with many wishing to return home. We have never had reason to consider how badly.

Until this day. While the troops prepared to face the enemy, a shot rang out, and the king fell to the ground, dead. An enemy sharpshooter? A plot by claimants for the throne? Or maybe this was just how badly someone wanted to leave all this behind.

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is at offensive war
  • Has at least War exhaustion.png 10 War exhaustion
  • Has at least War score.png 10% War score
  • Is not a lesser partner in a Personal union.png personal union
  • Ruler is a Ruler general general
  • Has a Military technology.png Military technology of at least level 9
Mean time to happen

240 months
Modifiers
Has at least War exhaustion.png 15 War exhaustion: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
We may never know.
  • Ruler dies
  • Lose War exhaustion.png 5 war exhaustion


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Msg event.pngA Change of Character

After the war ended, our ardent diplomatic advisor has repeatedly implored ruler not only to shift foreign policy to avoid future bloodshed, but even suggested that we should change priorities as a ruler.

'As long as the people see their ruler preparing for war, how can they do anything but blame us when war is upon them?' advisor asks. 'It is not merely what the people want. It is what this nation needs.'

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is not at war
  • Has at least War exhaustion.png 8 War exhaustion
  • Has a Advisor Diplomat.png Diplomat advisor
  • Ruler's Monarch military skill military skill is at least 2
  • Ruler's Monarch diplomatic skill diplomatic skill is not 6
Mean time to happen

240 months
Modifiers
Has at least War exhaustion.png 15 War exhaustion: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
You are right, country needs peace.

The ruler:

  • Gain Monarch diplomatic skill 1 diplomatic skill
  • Lose Monarch military skill 1 military skill
Event button 547.png
Forsake the spirit that called me to war? Ridiculous.
  • Advisor Diplomat.png Advisor Diplomat leaves the country's court
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power


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Msg event.pngThe Faithful in Enemy Lands

Many soldiers see our ongoing war as a conflict of faiths. This has led to some debate around one of our ongoing sieges, where the local population are good believers. Normally, our troops would supply the siege by taking what we need from the locals, but the pious in our army think we should spare our brothers and sisters, even at the cost of the siege dragging out for longer. Which comes first among the nation, faith or war?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is at war

Any country we are at war against:

  • Owns any province which:
    • Is under siege by us
    • Has same religion as us
    • Does nothave same religion as owner
    • Is in the same religion group as owner
    • Is not Religious Center
    • Does not have province modifier “religious_center”
    • Saved as event target province
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
Spare the faithful.

Event target province:

  • Lose Siege ability.png 2 siege progress
Event button 547.png
No mercy for enemies of us!

Event target province:


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Msg event.pngProvince Betrayed by Brothers in Faith

When the heretic fools of province were first attacked by our enemies, they shared their faith, despite our best efforts to make them see the light. Now, having suffered the brutal onslaught of the war, they have seen just how shallow the morality of their religion really is. After being besieged and raided by the people they trusted, they have bitterly thrown aside their old beliefs, and swore allegiance not only to our country, but to our religion.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "The Faithful in Enemy Lands" - option "No mercy for enemies of us!"


Event button 547.png
We will show them the our faith has more integrity than that.

The province:

  • Change religion to that of owner


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Msg event.pngUnbelievers in province Waver

While most of our nation fears the heretic invaders, a few citizens seem to welcome them. After province fell to the enemy, its inhabitants seem to have started considering if they'd be better off in a country headed by rulers of their own faith. In an effort of mitigate this betrayal, the local rulers have sent a messenger to our court, requesting promises of a more hands-off approach to religious matters in the province. Otherwise, the enemy may already have a hold on the province.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Is not controlled by us
  • Is not controlled by Flag of Rebels Rebels
  • Does nothave same religion as us
  • Is not a core of controller
  • Has same religion as controller

The country:

  • Is at war
Mean time to happen

640 months
Modifiers
Tolerance to this religion is:

  • at least 0: ×1.5
  • at least 1: ×2

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Is not the capital

Event button 547.png
We will reward loyalty with respect.

The province:

  • Gain Local autonomy.png 30% local autonomy

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
We will not accept disloyalty.

The controller country:



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Msg event.pngReligious Defectors

The wise and spiritually enlightened people of province have found, after we occupied their land, that they might benefit from joining us. After all, their country is a heretic country, with little understanding of their ways. If the war goes well, this will certainly help.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Unbelievers in province Waver" - option "We will not accept disloyalty."


Event button 547.png
We may be able to accommodate them...

The controller country:

  • Gain a core on this province


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Msg event.pngBelievers of the province Betray Us!

Our war against the heretics has not gone unnoticed by their local supporters. In the province, traitors who hold faith before country have taken the opportunity to rise up and attack us, perhaps hoping to aid the enemy or encourage other heretic nations to join the war.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Does nothave same religion as us
  • Is controlled by us

The country:

  • Is at war against a country which has same Religion as this province
  • Has less than 0 Tolerance to this province religion
Mean time to happen

800 months


Event button 547.png
Faith determines the path of all, even the wicked.

Religious rebels.png Religious zealots (size 2) rise in revolt in this province


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Msg event.pngStruggle Without, Struggle Within

Sometimes, we see conflicts on the international stage mirrored within our own borders. Today, we received news that our war with the heretics has brought about a religious conflict in the province, where the faiths exist side by side. People who used to be neighbors and friends are attacking each other over what they perceive as the differences between us and our adversaries.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Does not have same religion as us
  • Is controlled by us
  • Is not Religious Center
  • Does not have province modifier “religious_center”
  • Any neighbouring province:
    • Is owned by us
    • Has same religion as us
    • Is not a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
    • Is not Religious Center
    • Saved as targeted province

The country:

  • Is at war against a country which has same Religion as this province
Mean time to happen

800 months


Event button 547.png
Like the war, this conflict must take its course.

The country:

  • Lose Manpower.png 4 000 manpower

One of the following at random:

  • 75% chance of: The province change religion to ours
  • 25% chance of: Targeted province change religion to event province religion
Event button 547.png
Unite against the true enemy! You are all [Root.Owner.GetAdjective]!

The country:

  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power


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Msg event.pngCountry Before Faith

Our relation to the religious dissidents in the province has varied, but at least some of the local heretic citizens seem to appreciate our leadership. 'Seem to' may be a key phrase in the situation, because they have recently approached us with an offer to use their religious ties in one of our rival countries to strengthen our international spy network. Provided that they can be relied upon, they could provide a rare and valuable asset...
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Does nothave same religion as us

The country:

  • Has a rival that follows this province religion
  • Does not have country modifier “Loyal Unbelievers”
  • Does not have country modifier “Disloyal Unbelievers”
Mean time to happen

1600 months


Event button 547.png
We will trust them to remain loyal to us.

One of the following at random:

  • 75% chance of: The country gets “Loyal Unbelievers” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:
    • Spy network construction.png +30% Spy offense
  • 25% chance of: The country gets “Disloyal Unbelievers” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:
    • Foreign spy detection.png −30% National spy defence
Event button 547.png
There is no need for such underhanded tactics... or risks.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige


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Msg event.pngWarriors of the true Faith

The more zealous among the true believers of province have long kept watch at the border, suspicious of the motives of the unbelievers on the other side. Now, they find their suspicions confirmed by the open declaration of war. Prepared and willing to give their lives for the religious cause, their local militia has joined our forces in the battle against the invading army.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has same religion as us
  • Is not Confucianism Confucian, Buddhism.png Theravada nor Mahayana.png Mahayana
  • Is not under siege
  • Is controlled by us
  • Any neighbouring province:
    • Is owned and controlled by an attacker in a war against us
    • Has same religion as its owner
    • Does not have same religion as this province
Mean time to happen

1200 months


Event button 547.png
Forward, sentinels of the truth!

Spawns Infantry.png 4 Infantry regiments in the province


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Msg event.pngEarly Reformers

When news of the our faith spread to our land, we were among the first to accept it. We know where the future of the Christian faith lies and while less enlightened nations may take their time to get there and need to be dragged along, we march proudly towards it.

Fortunately, we are not surrounded by these fools on all sides. The rulers of a neighboring country have taken the same admirable path, freeing themselves from the clutches of the Pope and educating themselves in true theology. The Church of our country may hold the foremost scholars, but there may yet be much to learn from others.

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Christian
  • Owns any province with a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation

Any neighbouring country:

  • Does not have opinion modifier “Reformation Pioneers” towards us
  • Has same religion as us
  • Owns a province that :
    • Is a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
    • Has same religion as us
  • Saved as event target country

The Protestantism Protestant religion has not existed for at least Time Icon.png 50 years

Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Together we will spread God's true message!

Event target country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Reformation Pioneers” (Opinion.png +60 Opinion / −2 Yearly decay) towards us
Event button 547.png
The Church of our country stands alone.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 15 Prestige


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Msg event.pngNeither True Faith nor Catholic

Our preachers are not the only ones to stand up against the Catholic Church. Scholars from different movements are questioning their corrupt doctrine, perhaps not in perfect tune with our own criticism, but nevertheless highly relevant. One of our neighboring nations is home to one such movement. In these tumultuous times, can we really afford to quibble over theological disagreements when we could work together? It could benefit us, if they show the same open-mindedness.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Protestantism Protestant, Reformed.png Reformed, Anglican.png Anglican or Hussite Hussite
  • Owns any province with a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation

Any neighbouring country:

  • Is Protestantism Protestant, Reformed.png Reformed, Anglican.png Anglican or Hussite Hussite
  • Does not have same religion as us
  • Owns a province that :
    • Is a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
    • Does not have same religion as us
  • Saved as event target country
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
We will stand with them against the Pope, if they stand with us.

Event target country:

Event button 547.png
They spread lies, merely different lies.

Event target country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Renounced as Heretics” (Opinion.png −40 Opinion / +2 Yearly decay) towards us


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Msg event.pngHeretic Neighbors Reach Out

The Church of neighbours is far from being in full agreement with the Church of True Faith in many spiritual matters, but in one worldly matter we agree: the hegemony of the Pope and the Patriarchs cannot be accepted by true Christians. This, to them, is clearly sufficient reason to cooperate, despite them being heretics and us being true believers. What takes precedence, the political reality of our common enemy, or our church doctrine?
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Neither True Faith nor Catholic - option "We will stand with them against the Pope, if they stand with us."


Event button 547.png
Together, we can return Christianity to what it was meant to be.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige
  • Gain opinion modifier “Reformation Pioneers” (Opinion.png +60 Opinion / −2 Yearly decay) towards originator country

Orginator country:

Event button 547.png
The last thing we need is theological confusion in our own ranks.

The country:

  • Gain Administrative power.png 20 Administrative power
  • Gain opinion modifier “Renounced as Heretics” (Opinion.png −40 Opinion / +2 Yearly decay) towards originator country

Orginator country:


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Msg event.pngHeretic Neighbors Accept

Our generous gesture towards [From.GetName] has paid off. Despite our differences, their [From.Religion.GetName] leaders have conceded that we, as the vanguard of the Reformation, should attempt to unite our causes for the greater good.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Heretic Neighbors Reach Out - option "Together, we can return Christianity to what it was meant to be."


Event button 547.png
The pious of both countries will remember this day.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige
  • Gain opinion modifier “Reformation Pioneers” (Opinion.png +60 Opinion / −2 Yearly decay) towards originator country


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Msg event.pngHeretic Neighbors Reject Our Charity

The foolishly dogmatic heretics are apparently too set in their ways to do diplomacy with those who try to aid them. Maybe our religious ways seem just as misguided to them as the policies of the Holy See.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Heretic Neighbors Reach Out - option "The last thing we need is theological confusion in our own ranks."


Event button 547.png
Do they not know to love their neighbor as themselves?

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 15 Prestige


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Msg event.pngHeretics Encroach On Our Land

While we have worked hard to root out the heretical confusion that seeks to undermine the Christian faith, just across our borders, a nation has embraced it. Perhaps they think we've failed to notice that they have allowed those who reject the Catholic Church to set the agenda in their capital, spreading their lies rapidly from it. Perhaps they think we've failed to notice that our own country has seen provinces turned from the true faith. Have we?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Has country modifier “Counter-Reformation”
  • Owns any province that:
    • Is Protestantism Protestant, Reformed.png Reformed, Anglican.png Anglican or Hussite Hussite

Any neighbouring country:

  • Is Protestantism Protestant, Reformed.png Reformed, Anglican.png Anglican or Hussite Hussite
  • Owns any province with a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
  • Saved as event target country
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
No, we can see all too well what must be done.

The country:

  • Gain Casus belli.png 'Border Friction' casus belli against event target country
Event button 547.png
We can certainly pretend to.

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 Diplomatic power


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Msg event.pngThe Cause of the Protestant Plague

Normally, each nation's rabble is their own concern. Not so when another nation openly espouses the same spiritual rot as the rabble. Many among both the clergy and military draw a straight line between the Protestant revolters we fight today and the dedication to the Protestant cause shown by our neighbors. We cannot remain a respected and feared nation in the eyes of others if we do not confront them about their support, explicit or implicit, of the heretics who assault our lands.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Has spawned Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots

Any neighbouring country:

  • Is Protestantism Protestant
  • Owns any province with a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
  • Saved as event target country
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
They better have an answer for us!

Event target country:

Event button 547.png
Let us not stir up more trouble over this.

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige


id

Msg event.pngThe Cause of the Calvinist Plague

Normally, each nation's rabble is their own concern. Not so when another nation openly espouses the same spiritual rot as the rabble. Many among both the clergy and military draw a straight line between the Reformed revolters we fight today and the dedication to the Reformed cause shown by our neighbors. We cannot remain a respected and feared nation in the eyes of others if we do not confront them about their support, explicit or implicit, of the heretics who assault the our lands.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Has spawned Reformed rebels.png Protestant zealots

Any neighbouring country:

  • Is Reformed.png Reformed
  • Owns any province with a Center of reformation.png Center of Reformation
  • Saved as event target country
Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
They better have an answer for us!

Event target country:

Event button 547.png
Let us not stir up more trouble over this.

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige


id

Msg event.pngNeighbour Confronts Us About Rebels

Apparently, the heretic government's decision to enforce the Catholic faith in their lands has been a mistake in more ways than one. Their subjects have revolted against them, which more than a few of those affected blame on our support of the true faith.

Now, an ambassador from a country has openly confronted us about this issue, and rather imperiously demanded that we renounce the rebels and their struggle. While we certainly would like to see the spread of the true faith, this is a diplomatic issue more than a religious one. What is our stance on these foreign rebels?

 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Event button 547.png
Cuius regio, eius religio. They should respect the will of their rulers.

The country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Renounced Heretic Rebels” (Opinion.png +30 Opinion / −3 Yearly decay) towards originator country
  • Gets “Abandoned Religious Rebels” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:
    • Tolerance of the true faith.png −2 Tolerance of the true faith

Originator country:

Event button 547.png
We demand that you cease your oppression of these poor subjects!

The country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Defended Heretic Rebels” (Opinion.png −30 Opinion / +3 Yearly decay) towards originator country
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 15 Prestige

Originator country:

Event button 547.png
We will support the faithful against you, openly and gladly!

The country:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Roused Heretic Rebels” (Opinion.png −40 Opinion / +3 Yearly decay) towards originator country
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.2 years of income

Originator country:


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Msg event.pngNeighbour Renounces heretic Rebels

Whatever troubles we may have with the heretic scum within our own borders, we can console ourselves with the fact that the international leaders of their faith distance themselves from this rebellion. They have promised us that regardless of their own beliefs, they consider the revolt against our rule unacceptable.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Neighbour Confronts Us About Rebels" - option "Cuius regio, eius religio. They should respect the will of their rulers."


Event button 547.png
Let us hope this is not just duplicitous talk.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 15 Prestige


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Msg event.pngNeighbour Defends heretic Rebels

Apparently the heretics in our neighbour are more brazen about the trouble they cause than we thought. When confronted about the fact that their brothers and sisters in faith are rioting in our streets, their response was that we brought this upon ourselves by disrespecting their heretical beliefs.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Neighbour Confronts Us About Rebels" - option "We demand that you cease your oppression of these poor subjects!"


Event button 547.png
If that's how they see things, they can hardly hope to retain our respect.

The country:

  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige


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Msg event.pngNeighbour Funds heretic Rebels!

Our efforts to get neighbour to take responsibility for the heresy they spread seem to have backfired. Not only have they embraced the rebel movement against our state religion, they have openly incited more riots, causing the heretics to grow even more confident in their cause. Every drop of Catholic blood spilled on our soil by these maniacs is now on their hands.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event "Neighbour Confronts Us About Rebels" - option "We will support the faithful against you, openly and gladly!"


Event button 547.png
There can be no absolution for those who persist in sin.

The country:

  • Gain Casus belli.png 'Diplomatic Insult' casus belli against originator
  • If originator country is Protestantism Protestant
    • Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots (size 2) rise in revolt in a random appropriate owned province
  • If originator country is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots (size 2) rise in revolt in a random appropriate owned province


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Msg event.pngCardinal Across the Border

Sometimes, we have the chance to set something into motion without seeming to have done anything. One such chance has arrived recently, when a cardinal living on the soil of one of our neighbors admitted to an agent from us that he would consider moving across the border and support us in the Curia for a price. While this may be tempting, there may be a greater price to pay if we take advantage of this: the wrath of the country he deserts.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Is not Flag of The Papal State The Papal State
  • Has less than Cardinal icon.png 7 cardinals
  • Any owned province (saved as targeted province):
    • Has at least Development.png 10 Development
    • Does not have a cardinal
    • Is Catholicism Catholic
    • Any neighbouring province:
      • Has a Cardinal icon.png cardinal
      • Is not owned by us

Papal interaction is active.

Mean time to happen

480 months
Modifiers
Has at least Cardinal icon.png 5 cardinals: ×1.2


Event button 547.png
We will take our chances that they never find out.

The country:

  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.05 years of income
  • Gain Corruption.png 0.5 Corruption

Targeted province:

  • Gain a Cardinal icon.png cardinal
  • The neighbouring province, as described:
Event button 547.png
It is not worth risking, but the man who found him deserves a promotion.
  • Advisor Spymaster.png Spymaster advisor with reduced cost will become available


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Msg event.pngCardinal Bribed to Move

A cardinal who had previously stayed in a province, close to the border, has now moved out of our nation entirely and shifted his allegiance to our neighbors. The agents who bribed him to betray us probably thought we would not notice their hand in the matter, but they were wrong. This intentional sabotage of our influence in the Curia is unacceptable and will not stand unchallenged.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event Cardinal Across the Border - option "We will take our chances that they never find out." (50% chance)


Event button 547.png
It is an affront to both us and our Church.

The country:

  • Gain Casus belli.png 'Diplomatic Insult' casus belli against originator country
  • Gain Corruption.png 1 corruption
  • Gain opinion modifier “Bribed Cardinal” (Opinion.png −30 Opinion / +2 Yearly decay) towards originator country


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Msg event.pngThoughts of Heresy

The cardinal in a province has lived close to the heretics in our nation and rather than condemn them, he has tried to understand them. While a sympathetic course of action, he has recently approached one of our ministers confessing that he has himself started to doubt Church doctrine. If this came to the Pope's knowledge, he would no longer be allowed to serve in the Curia, but perhaps we could convince him to keep this to himself for a few ducats.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has a Cardinal icon.png cardinal
  • Any neighbouring province:
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
Faith cannot be bought, but silence can.

The country:

Event button 547.png
It's unfortunate, but he is ill suited for his position if he has doubts.

The province:

  • Lose its cardinal


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Msg event.pngPope Discovers Duplicity

The cardinal we bribed to keep silent about his doubts of Church doctrine unfortunately still believed in confessing his sins. Even more unfortunately, the manner in which he did this to the Pope has not granted him forgiveness, perhaps because he does not truly regret his doubts. While he does regret taking our bribe, this too has come to the knowledge of the Holy Father, who is displeased with us as much as the now former cardinal.
 
Trigger conditions

Flag of The Papal State The Papal State exists

Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event Thoughts of Heresy - option "Faith cannot be bought, but silence can." (40% chance)


Event button 547.png
Is it too late for us to ask forgiveness, too?

Flag of The Papal State The Papal State:

  • Gain opinion modifier “Bribed Cardinal” (Opinion.png −30 Opinion / +2 Yearly decay) towards originator country


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Msg event.pngCardinal Distrusts Heathens

The cardinal in a province has been loyal to ruler so far, but is starting to have doubts about his continued stay here after seeing heathens living so close to his home city. In a letter to the ruler, he has claimed that these people cannot be trusted and requested that they be subject to much more stringent regulations than our other citizens.
 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • Has a Cardinal icon.png cardinal
  • Owns any neighbouring province that is not Christian

The country:

  • Does not have country modifier “Distrusts Heathens”
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
If we cannot judge someone's character by faith, what else?

The country gets “Distrusts Heathens” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:

  • Tolerance heathen.png −2 Tolerance of heathens
Event button 547.png
We have no intentions of limiting their rights because of one man.

The province:

  • Lose its cardinal


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Msg event.pngContacts in the Holy See


Our advisor, being a wise and respected Catholic, has maintained good relations with cardinals and other people in the Church even outside the borders of our country. They recently discovered that a man who has just been promoted to cardinal, who is also a good friend of theirs, is considering moving to our country to facilitate their mutual work on a theological text. If we aided this process, we would have a cardinal in the Curia who is not only loyal to our advisor, but also to ruler.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Is not Flag of The Papal State The Papal State
  • Has less than Cardinal icon.png 7 cardinals
  • Has a Catholicism Catholic Advisor Theologian.png Theologian or Advisor inquisitor.png Inquisitor advisor
  • Any owned province (saved as targeted province):
    • Has at least Development.png 10 Development
    • Is in Europe;
    • Does not have a cardinal

Papal interaction is active.
There is less than Cardinal icon.png 49 cardinals in the world.

Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
Whatever we can do to help, we will.

The country:

  • Lose Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power

Targeted province:

  • Gain a Cardinal icon.png cardinal
Event button 547.png
Our administration has other priorities than nepotism.

The country:

  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power


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Msg event.pngCardinal Minister

One of the cardinals in our country has proven to be a skilled administrator and already provides useful advice to the ruler. At this point, making him a minister in our government would almost be only a formality, but an important formality nonetheless, since he may grow more powerful yet. Having a cardinal in our service would certainly lend us credibility with the Pope and strengthen the sentiment that our country is a Catholic nation first and foremost.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Does not have country modifier “Cardinal in Administration”
  • Has at least Cardinal icon.png 1 cardinal
Mean time to happen

480 months


Event button 547.png
He has aided us well so far, so let us get the formality over with.

The country gets “Cardinal in Administration” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:

  • Missionary strength.png +1% Missionary strength
  • Papal influence.png +0.5 Yearly papal influence
  • Stability cost modifier.png −5% Stability cost modifier
  • Tolerance of the true faith.png +1 Tolerance of the true faith
  • Tolerance heretic.png −2 Tolerance of heretics
  • Clergy influence.png +5 Clergy influence, if exists
  • as long as religion is kept
Event button 547.png
Our ruler does not need his advice to rule our country.

The country:

  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 Prestige


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Msg event.pngCardinal's Policies Upset Nobles

Since we made one of our cardinals a minister in our government, he has gone far beyond providing theological insights and innovated significantly in the administration. Unfortunately, his suggestions of centralizing power are not possible without removing some authority from the nobles, who have begun to see him as an opportunist. At this point, trying to remove him from office over this dispute would probably mean we lost his loyalty altogether, but the nobles who stand to lose from his plans consider this a sacrifice easily worth making.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Has country modifier “Cardinal in Administration”
  • Does not have country modifier “Increased Centralization”
  • Has at least Cardinal icon.png 1 cardinal
Mean time to happen

1200 months


Event button 547.png
The minister is showing us the path to the future.

The country gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:

  • Autonomy.png −0.05 Monthly autonomy change
  • National unrest.png +1 National unrest

Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 2) rise in revolt in a random owned province neighbouring our capital

Event button 547.png
He has overstepped his authority and should be dismissed.

The country:

  • Remove country modifier "Cardinal in Administration"

One random owned province that has a Cardinal icon.png cardinal:

  • Lose its cardinal


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Msg event.pngCardinal Sins

While conducting espionage in one of our neighboring countries, our operatives shadowed a powerful man, a cardinal, and discovered that although his loyalty appears incorruptible, his morals are already corrupt beyond what the Church can possibly imagine. Although the details of his transgressions are not of interest to us, they may be of interest to the Pope and give us a chance to weaken our neighbor's influence in the Curia. On the other hand, having a hold on a man of his rank could be useful in many situations.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • Has activated Espionage idea group.png 'Espionage' Ideas
  • Is Catholicism Catholic
  • Does not have country modifier “Blackmailing Cardinal”

Any neighbouring country:

  • Has at least Cardinal icon.png 1 cardinal
  • Saved as event target country
Mean time to happen

1200 months


Event button 547.png
The Holy See must be informed of his actions.

Event target country:

  • Gets the Msg event.png event Cardinal Exposed the next day
  • Gain opinion modifier “Exposed Cardinal” (Opinion.png −30 Opinion / +3 Yearly decay) towards us
Event button 547.png
We can use this as blackmail to improve our spy network.

The country:

  • Gain Corruption.png 0.5 corruption
  • Gets “Blackmailing Cardinal” for Time Icon.png 5 years, giving:
    • Spy network construction.png +25% Spy offense


id

Msg event.pngCardinal Exposed

The cardinal in a province has been rumored to be of weak character, but has always been discrete enough not to warrant further investigation. Now it appears that foreign spies who have had their eye on him put an end to this and exposed his sins to the Pope. His days as a cardinal are numbered, and our power in the Curia will be weakened due to this untimely intervention.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

The Msg event.png event Cardinal Sins - option "The Holy See must be informed of his actions."


Event button 547.png
What an underhanded way of getting at our influence.

The country:

  • Lose a cardinal
  1. /Europa Universalis IV/events/AoWEvents.txt