Genoese events

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This is a list of all Flag of Genoa Genoa's events:[1]

Cyprus[edit]

id

Msg event.pngCyprus takes control of Famagusta

In 1464, the Cypriotes evicted the Genoese from Famagusta, getting full control over the Island. This reduced the power of the Genoese trade in the Eastern Mediterranean drastically.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the Cypriot event 'The Question of Famagusta' - options "It is ours!" or "Let Venice in now"


Event button 547.png
They will pay for it!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Prestige.png5 prestige.
  • gets “Famagusta Lost” in the Alexandria trade node for 10 years worth −5 Trade power.png trade node power.
id

Msg event.pngWe can trade in Famagusta!

To our surprise and delight, the Cypriotes decided to let us have favored trading status in Famagusta. This is a benefit we will enjoy in our quest for dominance of the Mediterranean.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the Cypriot event 'The Question of Famagusta' - option "The Genoese can stay"


Event button 547.png
Good News!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Prestige.png5 prestige.
  • gets “Control of Famagusta” in the Alexandria trade node for 20 years, worth +1 Trade power.png trade node power.

Ottomans and the Black Sea[edit]

id

Msg event.pngFall of Constantinople


With the fall of Constantinople to the Turks, Genoese trade from the Black Sea was threatened. The economic influence of Italian merchants diminished after the Ottoman gained control of the inlet to the sea, and the final provinces were lost in 1455.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:

  • exists
  • have owned Constantinople (151) for less than 5 years.
Mean time to happen

6 months


Event button 547.png
Demand free access from the Ottomans

The Ottoman Empire may respond with a declaration of War, if they feel offended.
The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans get the event 'Demands from Genoa'.

Event button 547.png
There is nothing we can do

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.

All provinces of Flag of Genoa Genoa in the Crimea (area):

id

Msg event.pngDemands from Genoa

An emissary from the Merchant Republic of Genoa has appeared at the court. They are asking for exclusive trading privileges through the Bosphorus. They claim that it is their right and that we will prosper by their proposal.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Genoese event 'Fall of Constantinople' – option “Demand free access from the Ottomans”


Event button 547.png
This is an outrage!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Denied exclusive trade privileges through the Bosphorus” towards the Ottomans for 25 years, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
  • (hidden)
    gets the event 'The Ottomans refuse!'.

The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans gain claims on Azov (286) and Caffa (285).

Event button 547.png
Might be an opportunity...

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Granted exclusive trade privileges through the Bosphorus” towards the Ottomans for 50 years, worth Opinion.png+10 opinion.
  • (hidden)
    gets the event 'Privileged Trade Granted!'.

There will be a small increase in Genoese Trade Power in Constantinople.

id

Msg event.pngThe Ottomans refuse!

The Ottoman Empire refused our demands to give us privileged trade access through the Bosphorus. They are outraged about our lack of understanding of politics, and there were some advisors urging the Sultan to start a war
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

event 'Demands from Genoa' - option “This is an outrage!”


Event button 547.png
Lets hope they don't start a war...

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.

The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans get the opinion modifier “Denied exclusive trade privileges through the Bosphorus” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 25 years, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.

id

Msg event.pngPrivileged Trade Granted!

The Ottoman Empire has granted us privileged trade access through the Bosphorus to support our merchants at the Black Sea.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

event 'Demands from Genoa' - option “Might be an opportunity...”


Event button 547.png
Good News

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gets “Access to the Black Sea” in the Constantinople trade node until event Loss of Black Sea Trade! worth +5 Trade power.png trade node power.
id

Msg event.pngLoss of Black Sea Trade!

Our access to the Black sea has been lost, and we are no longer able to benefit from our privileged trade through the Bosphorus.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Genoa Genoa.
  • has the “Access to the Black Sea” modifier in the Constantinople trade node.

Any of the following:

  • The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans do not own Constantinople (151).
  • Genoa is at war with Ottomans.
  • Genoa does not own any province in Crimea (area).
Mean time to happen

1 month


Event button 547.png
This is bad news...

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses the “Access to the Black Sea” modifier in the Constantinople trade node.
id

Msg event.pngAccess to the Black Sea Restored

With Constantinople once again free of Turkish control we now enjoy unhindered access to the Black Sea again.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Genoa Genoa.
  • is a Merchant Republic.
  • owns at least 1 province with the modifier “Lack of Support from Genoa”.

Any of the following is true:

  • Constantinople (151) is not owned to the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans.
  • Constantinople (151) is owned by Flag of Genoa Genoa or one of its subjects.
Mean time to happen

6 months


Event button 547.png
Great!

Every province of Flag of Genoa Genoa with the modifier “Lack of Support from Genoa” loses this modifier.

id

Msg event.pngRelocation to Crimea

As we no longer control any land in Italy our Crimean traders are no longer suffering as directly from the loss of access past Constantinople.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Mean time to happen

6 months


Event button 547.png
Great!

Every province of Flag of Genoa Genoa with the modifier “Lack of Support from Genoa” loses this modifier.

Other events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngBankruptcy of the Casa San Giorgio

In 1407, Ufficio di San Giorgio began a banking business, lending money to its shareholders and providing services such as bills of exchange. By 1437, the bank also managed the mint. Continued state borrowing and undercapitalization brought the bank down in 1444.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The year is between 1444 and 1446.

Mean time to happen

8 months


Event button 547.png
Save the bank!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Inflation reduction.png3 inflation.
Event button 547.png
Let it die...

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Republican tradition.png10 republican tradition.
id

Msg event.pngThe Guelph-Ghibelline Feud

The division between the Pope and the Emperor had started in the late 11th century, and technically ended in 1122, but the division between Guelphs and Ghibellines persisted in Italy for centuries afterward, being a constant factor in dividing the city-states internally and keeping Italy weak. The Guelphs were the supporters of the Pope, while the Ghibellines supported the Emperor. In the 15th century, the Guelphs had switched allegiance to the French instead, as they started to take an interest into Italy.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of France France:

  • exists.
  • is not the Holy Roman Emperor.
  • has at least 15 cities.

The Holy Roman Empire has at least 10 members.
The year is before 1550.

Mean time to happen

12 years
Repeatable


Event button 547.png
Side with the Guelph

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Republican tradition.png1 republican tradition.

Flag of France France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Supporting Guelphs” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 10 years, worth Opinion.png+20 opinion with a yearly decay of −2.

The Holy Roman Emperor:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Against Ghibellines” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 10 years, worth Opinion.png−30 opinion with a yearly decay of 3.
Event button 547.png
Favor the Ghibelline

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Republican tradition.png1 republican tradition.

The Holy Roman Emperor:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Supporting Ghibellines” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 10 years, worth Opinion.png+20 opinion with a yearly decay of −2.

Flag of France France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Against Guelphs” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 10 years, worth Opinion.png−30 opinion with a yearly decay of 3.
Event button 547.png
Let them argue

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Republican tradition.png2 republican tradition.
id

Msg event.pngThe Admiral Andrea Doria

Andrea Doria belonged to a branch of the old de Auria family. He lost his noble parents at an early age and became a soldier of fortune, serving first the Pope and then the French. He became famous as a naval commander, waging war on the Turks and the Barbary pirates. He was behind the rise of the Genoese republic after years of occupation by French and Imperial forces.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The year is at least 1520, but before 1540.

Mean time to happen

12 months


Event button 547.png
He will lead our navy!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Diplomatic power.png25 diplomatic power.
  • gets an admiral named 'Andrea Doria' with:
    • Naval leader shock.png4 naval leader shock,
    • Naval leader fire.png4 naval leader fire,
    • Naval leader maneuver.png5 naval leader maneuver.
Event button 547.png
We do not need his services

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Republican tradition.png5 republican tradition.
id

Msg event.pngMONARCHTITLE Andrea Doria

Andrea Doria refused several offers to become Doge of Genoa, but eventually accepted the position of perpetual censor, and exercised a significant influence in the councils of the republic. He was given several palaces and many other privileges for his service to the Republic, and even the title of Liberator et Pater Patriae.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Mean time to happen

12 months


Event button 547.png
He will make a good MONARCHTITLE!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Republican tradition.png20 republican tradition.
  • gets a new ruler named 'Andrea Doria' of 'Doria' dynasty with:
    • is an Admiral.png admiral,
    • 5 Administrative power.png administrative skill,
    • 5 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill,
    • 6 Military power.png military skill.
    • has the Autonomy.png ‘Lawgiver’ personality
Event button 547.png
He will become a Perpetual Censor!
If Flag of Genoa Genoa has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
id

Msg event.pngThe decision of Genoa

Genoa was a small merchant republic on the Mediterranean, while France and Spain grew into powerful nations with great interest in Italy. The famous condottieri Andrea Doria of Genoa served first France and then Spain in various wars.\nWhat shall we do?
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of France France:

Flag of Spain Spain:

  • exists.
  • has provinces in the Italy (region).
  • has at least 20 cities.
Mean time to happen

48 months


Event button 547.png
Side with France

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Prestige.png5 prestige.

Flag of France France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Legacy of Andrea Doria” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 25 years, worth Opinion.png+25 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
Event button 547.png
Side with Spain

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • gains Papal influence.png10 papal influence.

Flag of Spain Spain:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Legacy of Andrea Doria” towards Flag of Genoa Genoa for 25 years, worth Opinion.png+25 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
id

Msg event.pngThe Golden Age of Genoese Bankers

The Genoese bankers financed many of the Spanish crown's foreign endeavors. Some historians even called this period of time the Age of the Genoese. Several brilliant palaces were built during this era along the Strada Nuova, but it did not last forever, as when the Turks took Chios, then Genoese trade empire in the eastern Mediterranean collapsed.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The year is between 1557 and 1627.

Mean time to happen

120 months


Event button 547.png
This will last forever!

Flag of Genoa Genoa:

  • loses Inflation reduction.png5.00 inflation.
  • gains 10 months of income from the capital's trade node.

Province Genoa (101):

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.


  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorGEN.txt.