Mercenary events

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This is a list of events relating to mercenaries.[1]

Events[edit | edit source]


id

Msg event.pngDiscontent Among the [patriotic_mercs.GetName]


Many of the [patriotic_mercs.GetName] have developed baseless sentimental feelings towards their pathetic home country of [merc_home_country.GetName]. A sizable portion of their men are deserting, horrified by the thought of seeing [merc_home_province.GetCapitalName] in flames.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
    • Home province:
      • Has less than 3 Local unrest.png local unrest
      • Owner is at war with us
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Their hearts are weak.
  • Mercenary company described in trigger conditions:
    • Lose 25% Mercenary manpower.png mercenary manpower
    • Hidden effect: Mercenary leader dies

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Home province of mercenary company described in trigger conditions:
    • Culture icon.png Culture is Highlander or Scottish
Event button 547.png
Gold is what the Scots truly love.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 5 ducats


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Msg event.pngThe Enemy of Their Enemy


The soldiers of the [bloodthirsty_mercs.GetName] gleefully anticipate the chance to battle their hated enemies, the [bloodthirsty_mercs_enemy.GetAdjective]. It would appear that the bitter feud between [bloodthirsty_mercs_home.GetName] and [bloodthirsty_mercs_enemy.GetName] extends even to hired swords.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Does not have country modifier “Enemy of Their Enemy”
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
    • Home province:
      • Has less than 3 Local unrest.png local unrest
      • Any rival's owner is at war with us
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
A happy coincidence.
  • Gain country modifier “Enemy of Their Enemy” for 10 years, giving the following effects:
    • +10 Morale of armies.png Mercenary Morale

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Owns the home province of mercenary company described in trigger conditions
Event button 547.png
A sentiment shared by all true [Root.GetAdjective] men.
  • Gain country modifier “Enemy of Their Enemy” for 10 years, giving the following effects:
    • +5 Morale of armies.png Morale of armies


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Msg event.pngPayment in Plunder


Several mercenary companies under our employ are becoming dissatisfied with the terms of their employment. The riches of enemy cities such as [rich_enemy_province.GetName] hardly compare to their meager salaries, or so they argue. [loot_mercs.Leader.GetName], Captain of the [loot_mercs.GetName], has taken a stand and demanded that a large portion of the spoils of war be reserved for him and his men.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is at war
  • Has hired at least 2 mercenary companies
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
  • Does not have country modifiers:
    • “Looting Privileges”
    • “Bonus Pay”
    • “Restricted Looting”
  • Any country in the world:
    • Is at war with us
    • Any owned province Development.png development is at least 20
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Event button 547.png
Let them take a share of the plunder.
  • Lose 5 Yearly prestige.png prestige
  • Gain country modifier “Looting Privileges” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • -50% Looting speed.png loot amount
Event button 547.png
Deny plunder but increase their pay.
  • Gain country modifier “Bonus Pay” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • +10% Mercenary maintenance.png Mercenary maintenance modifier
Event button 547.png
How dare they make demands of us!
  • Gain country modifier “Restricted Looting” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • −10 Morale of armies.png Mercenary morale


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Msg event.pngVeterans Flock to the [veteran_mercs.GetName]


[Root.GetName] is highly regarded among mercenary captains both for our international prestige and, most importantly, for our reputation for paying mercenary soldiers on time and at the agreed rates. An influx of foreign veterans have joined the [veteran_mercs.GetName], hoping that they will find steady work under our employ.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is at war
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
    • Has less than 25% of their mercenary manpower
  • Yearly prestige.png Prestige is at least +50
  • Is not running a deficit
  • Is not bankrupt
  • Does not have country modifier “Veteran Mercenaries”
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Event button 547.png
Who wouldn't want to fight for [Root.GetName]?
  • The mercenary company described in trigger conditions:
    • Its mercenary manpower is fully replenished
  • Gain country modifier “Veteran Mercenaries” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • +50% Mercenary manpower.png Mercenary manpower


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Msg event.pngElephants!


The following description is used if:

  • Technology group is Indian technology group Indian
For the first time since the days of Hannibal and the Punic Wars, war elephants have returned to Europe under the command of [Root.GetAdjective] generals. Our enemies cower in fear before these massive, majestic beasts outfitted in armor and adorned with the symbols of war.

The following description is used if:

  • None of:
    • Technology group is Indian technology group Indian
For the first time since the days of Hannibal and the Punic Wars, war elephants have returned to Europe under the command of the [elephant_mercs.GetName]. Our enemies cower in fear before these massive, majestic beasts outfitted in armor and adorned with the symbols of war.''

 
Trigger conditions
  • Does not have country modifier “Elephants in Europe”
  • At least one of:
    • All of:
      • Technology group is Indian technology group Indian
      • Any country in the world:
        • Is at war with us
        • Any owned province:
          • Continent is Europe
          • At least 1 of our Cavalry.png cavalry is present
    • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
      • Home province is in India
        • Owner is at war with us
        • Any owned province:
          • Continent is Europe
          • At least 1 of our Cavalry.png cavalry is present
Mean time to happen

3 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Technology group is not Indian technology group Indian
Event button 547.png
Let them tremble before the [elephant_mercs.GetName].
  • Gain country modifier “Elephants in Europe” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • Cavalry combat ability.png +15% Mercenary Cavalry combat ability

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Technology group is Indian technology group Indian
Event button 547.png
Let them tremble before us.
  • Gain country modifier “Elephants in Europe” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • Cavalry combat ability.png +15% Cavalry combat ability


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Msg event.pngThe [Root.GetAdjective] Amazons


After years of mandatory service in the [Root.GetAdjective] army, a group of veterans have banded together to charter a mercenary company led entirely by female lieutenants. Based in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName], the soldiers of the [Root.GetAdjective] Amazons are ready to fight for gold and glory.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Did not have this event before
  • Has enacted the policy “Mandatory Service”
Mean time to happen

36 months


Event button 547.png
How very novel.
  • Can now hire the mercenary company "Amazons"


id

Msg event.pngHigh Demand for the [popular_mercs.GetName]


As conflicts that ravage our corner of the world rage on, the services of mercenary companies are high in demand. The [popular_mercs.GetName] have found that their particular talents are especially suited to the situation at hand and have been contracted by multiple warring states.

When soldiers of the [popular_mercs.GetName] return home to [popular_mercs_origin.GetName] they bring with them the spoils of war, including both their contractual salary and whatever riches they were able to plunder during their campaign. This influx of wealth has stimulated the local economy and encourages further recruitment for the [popular_mercs.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least 3 foreign mercenary companies:
    • Own and controlled their home province
    • Have been hired by any known country
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Encourage recruitment in [popular_mercs_origin.GetName].
  • Home province of random described foreign mercenary company:
    • Gain Manpower.png 1 base manpower

Event trigger.pngEnabled if:

  • Does not have province modifier “Mercenaries Bring Prosperity” already
Event button 547.png
Let the wealth flow.
  • Home province of random described foreign mercenary company:
    • Gain province modifier “Mercenaries Bring Prosperity” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
      • Local tax modifier.png +20% Local tax modifier
      • Local development cost−15% Local development cost


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Msg event.png[long_time_hires.Leader.GetName] of the [long_time_hires.GetName]


Captain [long_time_hires.Leader.GetName] of the [long_time_hires.GetName], pleased with our prompt payments and courteous relationship, has approached us with an offer of service. [long_time_hires.Leader.GetSheHeCap] wishes to become a General in the service of the [Root.GetAdjective] army, lending us [long_time_hires.Leader.GetHerHis] extensive tactical experience on a permanent basis.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not bankrupt
  • Has less than 10 Corruption.png
  • Has less than 10 loans
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 6 months
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Event button 547.png
He will make a fine addition to our roster.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 50 ducats
  • The mercenary company described in trigger conditions:
    • Their leader becomes our General.png general
Event button 547.png
Thanks, but no thanks.
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige


id

Msg event.pngWar has Changed


The advent of the widespread use of firearms has radically changed the face of war in Europe. A number of new mercenaries companies have been founded, armed with modern weapons and employing modern tactics, while others have been unable to adapt and have fallen from relevance in this new era of sophisticated warfare.


 
Trigger conditions
  • It is currently the Age of Absolutism.png Age of Absolutism or the Age of Revolutions.png Age of Revolutions
  • Global flag new_european_mercs is not set
  • Owns at least one of:
    • Niederhessen (1762)
    • Inverness (252)
    • Bihar (157)
Mean time to happen

60 months


Event button 547.png
Out with the old, in with the new.
  • Set global flag new_european_mercs


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Msg event.pngMercenary Fervor


The [pious_mercs.GetName] take their [Root.Religion.GetName] faith very seriously indeed, at least by the standards of hired swords. Emboldened by our righteous cause, the Company is in high spirits as they prepare to do battle with the godless [pious_mercs_enemy.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
    • Their home province religion is our religion
  • Is at war as attacker leader
    • Casus Belli is either Holy War, Defender of the Faith, Cleansing of Heresy or Excommunication War
  • Does not have country modifier “Mercenary Fervor”
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Event button 547.png
Our cause is righteous!
  • Gain Monthly fervor.png 15 fervor
  • Gain country modifier “Mercenary Fervor” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • Morale of armies.png +10 Mercenary morale


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Msg event.pngDelayed Payments


The [unpaid_mercs.GetName] complain that they have not received the full salary that was agreed upon for their services. Their Captain, [unpaid_mercs.Leader.GetName], accuses us of corruption and dishonorable conduct and threatens to march [unpaid_mercs.Leader.GetHerHis] men away if payment is not delivered.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Has hired any foreign mercenary company:
    • For at least 3 months
    • Own and control their home province
  • At least one of:
    • Has at least 5 loans
    • Corruption.png Corruption is at least 10
    • Yearly prestige.png Prestige is lower than 0
  • Does not have country modifier “Delayed Payments”
Is triggered only by

the bi-yearly pulse IV.

Base weight
100

Event button 547.png
They'll get paid. Eventually.
  • Gain country modifier “Delayed Payments” for 20 years, giving the following effects:
    • -25% Mercenary manpower.png mercenary manpower
Event button 547.png
A simple clerical error, we have the money.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.15 years of income
Event button 547.png
They can take what they're given or they can leave.
  • Lose Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Disband the mercenary company described in trigger conditions


Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/events/MercenaryEvents.txt