Espionage idea group events

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Espionage idea group events[1] are the part of the idea group events which require to have unlocked the espionage idea group.

Five years pulse events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngNew Spy techniques


Our Espionage system is performing and our agents have found new ways to spy on people. Sooner or later our 'friends' and enemies will find out, but for the moment we have an edge.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Enhanced Spies”.
  • does not have the modifier “Spy Defections”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
I like edges

This country gets the modifier “Enhanced Spies” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Spy network construction.png +20% spy network construction.
id

Msg event.pngSpy Defections


Some of the spies in our espionage system are defecting to other countries. This could hurt us in the short term.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Enhanced Spies”.
  • does not have the modifier “Spy Defections”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Let the disloyal elements go

This country gets the modifier “Spy Defections” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Spy network construction.png −50% spy network construction.
Event button 547.png
A small cash sum might change a few minds

This country:

  • gains Corruption.png0.5 corruption.
  • loses Gold Icon.png10% of annual income.
id

Msg event.pngA man in the General Staff


With the help of an easily bribed man in the General Staff of our enemy, we have secretly laid open the war plans and placement of enemy troops. Our spies have yet again proved their worth.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • is at War.png war with any rival.
  • is not AI-controlled.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
This will be to our advantage

The fog of war of a random rival that

  • is at War.png war with this country

is lifted for 3 months for this country.

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Msg event.pngOur activities are hidden...


Due to our excellent spies, our espionage activities are carefully hidden and sealed from both enemy and allied eyes alike. This has proven very useful in the past, and will surely be especially useful in the future.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Hidden Agents”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
We can surely exploit this

This country gets the modifier “Hidden Agents” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Covert action relation impact −50% discovered relations impact.
id

Msg event.pngMore Efficient Support for Rebels


Our spies have presented us with a way to efficiently support rebels in rival or enemy countries with a lower risk of getting discovered. The details are long and boring, but the spies have a persuasive way of explaining the new method.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Efficient Dealings with Rebels”'.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
As long as our hands do not get dirty...

This country gets the modifier “Efficient Dealings with Rebels” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Rebel support efficiency.png +50% rebel support efficiency.
id

Msg event.pngDiplomats Exposed


As our diplomats are sometimes engaged in a bit shadier aspects of international diplomacy, they have gained a certain reputation. This is now having an impact on our nation's prestige.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
That's bad news

This country:

  • loses Prestige.png25 prestige.
id

Msg event.png$MONARCH$ is a womanizer!


When you have a diplomatic corps that is experienced with finding information, they find stuff internally as well. It seems our beloved $MONARCHTITLE$ has not been doing his duties to his wife, but instead been out seducing young noblewomen. He has even gotten one of them with child.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • is a Government monarchy.png monarchy.
  • is not the lesser partner in a personal union.
  • does not have an heir.
  • is not in a regency.
  • has a male ruler.
  • is Christian.
  • does not have the modifier “Focused Activities”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Nudge $MONARCH$ to the marriage bed

This country gets the modifier “Focused Activities” until the ruler changes with the following effect:

  • Chance of new heir.png +50% Chance of new heir.
Event button 547.png
Legalize the Bastard!

This country gets a new heir of the ruling dynasty with:

  • Icon legitimacy monarchy.png 10 legitimacy,
  • Administrative power.png 3 administrative skills,
  • Diplomatic power.png 3 diplomatic skills,
  • Military power.png 3 military skills.
id

Msg event.pngEspionage takes effort!


There has been some irritation among the diplomatic corps lately regarding our focus on covert actions. The diplomats feel that this focus limits their ability and demand that we find more uses for them, some that do not involve covert actions, or else...


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
  • does not have the modifier “Covert Actions”.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
Curses!

This country gets the modifier “Covert Actions” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Diplomatic relations.png −1 diplomatic relations.
id

Msg event.pngOur spies discover a good bureaucrat


Our diplomats are always on the lookout to find good and competent workers for the good of the realm. Now one of our diplomats has found a truly gifted low-born who can be employed in a department of our government.
Where shall we employ him?


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • has enabled the Espionage idea group.png espionage ideas.
Is triggered only by

the five year pulse.

Base weight: 100

Event button 547.png
...in Administration

This country:

  • gains Administrative power.png 25 administrative power.
Event button 547.png
...in Diplomacy

This country:

  • gains Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power.
Event button 547.png
...in the Military

This country:

  • gains Military power.png 25 military power.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. These events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/ideagroups.txt.