Livonian Order

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Duchy rankLivonian Order
Livonian Order.png
Primary culture
Prussian (Germanic)

Capital province
Livland (37)

Monastic Order Government theocracy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Divine ideas

For Christian Government theocracy.pngtheocracies.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+1 Missionary
+15% Manpower recovery speed

Discipline.png Holy Order

+5% Discipline

Core-creation cost.png Church Administration

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Core-creation cost

Fort defense.png True Defender of the Faith

+25% Fort defense

Missionary strength.png Let No Man Tolerate the Witch

+2% Missionary strength

National garrison growth.png Onward Christian Soldiers

+10% National garrison growth
+10% Garrison size

Attrition for enemies.png Turn the Other Cheek

+1 Attrition for enemies

National tax modifier.png Render onto Caesar

+10% National tax modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Culture conversion cost

The Livonian Order is a large Monastic Order based in the Baltics. It lies on the coast of the Baltic sea and borders Flag of Teutonic Order Teutonic Order to the southwest, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania to the south, Flag of Novgorod Novgorod to the east, and contains Flag of Riga Riga as an enclave within its borders. It is a historical friend of the Flag of Teutonic Order Teutonic Order and Flag of Riga Riga.


The Livonian Order is able to form Kurland.


Execute decision.pngReform into Kurland

The Northern Crusade has long come to an end. Our Crusader identity will soon bring us no more than nothing and maybe one day, it will eventually become a burden... By secularizing the state and reforming it into a duchy which is led by the former Grandmaster and his knights - now the Duke and his vassals - we can rouse the state from decadence and ameliorate our diplomatic situation.

Potential requirements

Flag of Kurland Kurland does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then:

  • it can not be a custom nation.
  • Protestantism Protestant or Reformed.png Reformed religion must be enabled.

The country:


If Mitau (1935) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Mitau (1935):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Kurland Kurland.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.
  • gets the event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’ unless it’s using custom ideas.

If Kurland:

Every neighbouring monarchy:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Secularized Monastic Order” towards Kurland worth Opinion.png25 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.5.


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

You start in a windy corner of Europe hemmed in on 3 sides by some powerful rivals. The Livonian Order is weak early on but if you can get going, your national ideas are extremely powerful.

This may take a few restarts depending on how the AI picks rivals but ally Sweden and Teutonic Order. Build up an army and attack Novgorod. Take a few provinces and money. Build an additional fort on the Lithuanian Border and Diplomatic Annex Riga.

Wait. If Lithuania remains peaceful then don’t provoke them and work on Novgorod. If Lithuania has a bad war going through jump in and take some land. Stay out of Europe as much as possible. Instead roll up Novgorod and then go after Muscovy. Pick an Eastern Ally depending on the specifics of your game. Keep gobbling up Russian Territory. If Lithuania attacks, defend and wait for Sweden to help you out. Aim for White Peaces, you actually want Lithuania as a buffer for later.

For ideas I actually recommend a double Economic start with Trade and Economic followed by Quality and Religious. Keep rolling East and South towards the Crimea. Convert along the way. Your ideas are great for that and you can use your influence to become papal controller.

Once you get going you are basically a strange Russia. If possible you can betray Sweden and take most of Scandinavia. But in general you should focus on heretical nations so you can convert. Later on invade Holy Land.

Expectation wise it's very hard for a Livonian world conquest or mega nation.


Baltic Crusader icon
As Teutonic Order or Livonian Order, own all of Russia as core provinces and convert it to Catholic.
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