Papacy

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For the country itself, see the Papal States.

The Papal Controller is a title held by the Catholic nation with most Controlled (loyal) Cardinals in the Curia simultaneously.

Benefits

The Papal Controller will gain following bonuses:

Excommunicate

The Curia controller can excommunicate an enemy. This requires the enemy to be Catholic, and for the Papal States to have an opinion of -50 of the enemy. Excommunication gives every other Catholic nation a Casus Belli against them and increases yearly decay of prestige.

Excommunication 'Bonuses'

  • Yearly Prestige : -2
  • Tolerance of the True Faith : -3
  • Monthly Papal Influence : -5

Call a crusade

The Curia controller can also call a crusade against a single target. This target must be a heathen and the Papal States must have an opinion of -50 of the target. Catholic nations that border the crusade target receives a Casus Belli against it, and all Catholic nations at war with the crusade target receive bonuses to manpower, morale, prestige and yearly papal influence}} while they are at war with them.

Crusade Bonuses:

  • National Tax Modifier Bonus : +10%
  • Morale of Armies : +10%
  • National Manpower Modifier : +30%
  • Yearly Prestige : +1
  • Monthly Papal Influence : +2

The Curia

The Curia is made up of seven Cardinals who, once chosen, remain in the Curia until death.

Controlled Cardinals

Cardinals maintain a loyalty to the country that has invested the mostPapal influence.pngpapal influence in them; a country's loyal cardinals are referred to as Controlled Cardinals. Once a Cardinal enters the Curia, he can no longer be influenced, and remains loyal to the same country.

For each controlled Cardinal you get the following benefits:

Future Cardinals

There are also five Future Cardinals, awaiting entry to the Curia once another Cardinal dies. These Cardinals can be swayed towards a country by investing papal influence into them. Cardinals can only be influenced in increments of 5. A list of all influencers displays when hovering over the Future Cardinal's current controller.

When a Cardinal in the Curia dies, a random Future Cardinals is chosen to succeed him. He is replaced by a new, randomly generated Future Cardinal.

Cardinals have a country of origin, and that country gains a starting bonus to influence him. Which nation the Cardinal comes from is related to their annual papal influence gain; the higher the gain, the more likely a nation is to receive initial control of the Cardinal. The formula for how much influence is initially invested in the owned cardinal is as follows:

floor( (Yearly PI gain - Bonus from opinion with the Papal States) * 3 )

Papal influence

Papal influence, used to gain the loyalty of Cardinals, accumulates on a monthly basis.

NB: Papal influence does not determine when a Future Cardinal enters the Curia.

The following modifiers affect the total yearly gain of papal influence: