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Kingdom rankMainz
Primary culture
Rhenish (Germanic)

Capital province
Mainz (78)

TheocracyGovernment theocracy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Divine ideas

For ChristianityChristian 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

Mainz is a one province Theocracy in Franconia, a region in Southwestern Germany. It starts as an elector of the Holy Roman Empire.


 Gutenberg and the Printing Press

In 1450, Johan Gutenberg, an upper-class merchant in Mainz, applied his knowledge from his father's work as a goldsmith, and created the world's first printing press. The first thing printed was a German Poem, but Gutenberg had greater ambitions than that, as he aimed to print a Bible. This effort lead him to bankruptcy, and his financiers took over his business, creating the fist printed Bible in 1457. The world would never be the same again!
What shall we do?

Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is   Mainz
  • Owns the province   of Pfalz

Any of the following:

  • The advisor   Johannes Gutenburg does not exist
  • Johannes Gutenburg is employed as advisor  
  • The year is at least 1457
Mean time to happen

12 months

Support this marvelous invention!


  •  -25% years of income
  • Gain 50 administrative, 50 diplomatic and 50  military power.
This will just cause instability...


  • gains  1 stability.

Note: The starting events of the event chains “Legatus Natus” and “Primas Germaniae” are also exclusively for Mainz.


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