- +1 Missionary
- +15% Manpower recovery speed
- +5% Discipline
- −10% Stability cost modifier
- −10% Core-creation cost
- +25% Fort defense
- +2% Missionary strength
- +10% National garrison growth
- +10% Garrison size
- +1 Attrition for enemies
- +10% National tax modifier
- −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 Teutonic Order to the southwest, Lithuania to the south, Novgorod to the east, and contains Riga as an enclave within its borders. It is a historical friend of the Teutonic Order and Riga.
The Livonian Order is able to form Kurland.
Reform into Kurland
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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.
Kurland does not exist.
If the country is AI-controlled then:
If Mitau (1935) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:
Every neighbouring monarchy:
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.