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A lot of wives, lovers and 170 some children later I finally got an heir I liked to take over my empire

A lot of wives, lovers and 170 some children later I finally got an heir I liked to take over my empire

orcmasterrace

Holy hell Genghis Khan, really spreading out those genes Huh?


TorcedordoVasco

Omg, with just 6 lovers? Your chad emperor really spread his seed very well


Zariash7

Well a lot of my lovers kept getting executed by their husbands


TorcedordoVasco

Indeed an Army of lovers


TheDogeOfVenucci

One could say they were crucified.


thedrunkentendy

Best thing to do when you have a female title claimant. Seduce her then one day when that threshold is at 98% and their forces triple yours, it'll wi disappear and the claimant gets executed for adultery with you lmao


Cons3quence092

The whole problem with insular are too many heirs that fracture Ireland after you die


IplayCK3

Turn them into monks or give them land.


nordic-nomad

I didn’t manage to get one to accept becoming a monk in my Ireland play through. They’re all like but I want to be king and don’t have the temperament and have a wife and kids. Blah blah.


WhereAreDosDroidekas

Give them virtues you impious fuck.


tatloani

never


nordic-nomad

Exactly we’re not breeding for best personality over here


lunasmeow

Wait, you people INTENTIONALLY give your kids bad personalities? Is THIS why all your kids keep murdering people during a hunt!?


nordic-nomad

Not intentionally, but usually not looking at personality traits when marrying. Often in my Scandinavian play throughs virtues are different, and the things that I marry for like prowess are benefited by the same kind of things that make child serial killers I think.


magnoliasmanor

outside of pious, what virtues would you give them to have them accept being a monk?


WhereAreDosDroidekas

Depending on your flavor of jesus, forgiving, compassionate, temperate, and humble will all increase their acceptance. Content also across the board increases it as does just. Imo it's a very important thing to educate children to you ultimately want to force out of inheritance yourself. So you can make them more likely to join holy orders or become clergy.


magnoliasmanor

I just educate them as they come along. not planning far enough it I gess... need to trim the chaf if I can. thank you!


GaiusJuliusCaesar7

Make them content cravens, that usually does it. If they're martial, make them brave and/or zealous. Usually do this with 2nd sons on (if their traits are good they get a duchy) and keep my realm together.


cywang86

Whole of Body and you'd be outliving most of your children. Know Thyself so you know when to go on a revoke spree to give all eligible heirs a duchy. Make sure you have tons of criminal records on your vassals so there's no tyranny penalty on revoke. You're also allowed to go on a tyrannical revoke spree before you die, because opinion of predecessor decays in 4 years anyway.


MeekLeaf

if a few of them die. Literally all of you shall die of stress.


Lucky_Numbr_7

Except for that one sociopathic callous mf who then inherents all the titles


lost-generation203

Talk about a mass suicide


CaoMengde220

When are they gonna fix that though? Is it a mechanic to make things run smoother or something so there aren't as many characters taking up memory?


GamingFlorisNL

Didn’t they cap the amount of stress a character could get in a year from dead relatives because of that?


BenoBoy

Isn't that a mod?


NostroDormammus

The stress chain will wipe a lot of fucking people


Palidor206

Yeah, that's absolutely a ticking time bomb. Like a tantrum spiral, but CK3 style.


Zeikhyt

Wasn't there a limit of about 15 kids max except event ones?


ApprehensivePiglet86

Wait what? Why?


gr770

Save state and performance. There's soft limits for each tier and if you are a player.


ApprehensivePiglet86

Ah, well that makes sense I guess.


krall1

Does the limit apply if the player doesn't have a son after 15 daughters?


gr770

Yes


xThoth19x

I think you can get around that by taking multiple lovers and getting rid of them when they hit their max number of kids?


gr770

15 is the absolute max with all the extensions for one char. Your thinking of the max of 5 per women due to the fertility loss per child. Max kids is solely per character based on tier, wives/concubines/lovers and if they are a player.


Zariash7

Yes a simple mod to remove that, I just wanna be on tlc


Swedishboy360

What is the mod called?


Zariash7

Remove child cap 😌


Ronin_Ryker

What’s the mod called?


Tsurja

Wait, the Hauteville Threshold is hardcoded?


jkercenneck

What dynasty are you?


jkercenneck

I ask because i like the CoA


Zariash7

I made a ruler! Started as a count


chubboturtle

bruh how do you have that many children though? (asking for a friend)


BikerJedi

Well, when a boy and a girl like each other very much...


OUTLAW-LOLI

girls. many girls.


Blazerer

Jokes aside, mods to cheat the system essentially.


chubboturtle

lol that's amazing.


MetaDragon11

I have a noob question since I havent done this myself yet but do your illicit affairs that lead to children count as your dynasty?


RileyTreason

They do not. If the woman is unmarried the child will be a bastard and may start their own house. If the woman is married the child will be of the house of their believed father. Now this doesn’t apply if (A) you claim the child as your own or (B) someone outs your secret. Then the child is yours and a part of your house.


MetaDragon11

I see. thanks. So much for having sex with anything that moves and inflating your dynasty that way


magnoliasmanor

Would you give a benefit to having a bastard at all?


RileyTreason

Late reply, but yes. Having a bastard can be useful for spreading your genetics. If you have a Catholic ruler, for example, you can marry your heir to the bastard with amazing traits for a very minor prestige loss. After all, they aren’t related ;) You can also use a bastard to make a vassal for yourself. By educating them you can give them optimal vassal traits (craven, content, etc.) and then land them into a powerful duke or king that loves you.


Kairne686

They do if you have the No Bastards Doctrine in your religion I don't know what default religions have it selected from the get go though so it's usually only present if you reform and select it.


MetaDragon11

ah good to know


Jhawk163

Your poor, poor CPU.


Zariash7

It only hurts if I open the family tree 😥


Goodlake

Is your character still alive at this point? Or did you just die with 50 titles and partition distributed them? Because if the former, I’m impressed you had that many titles to dole out to your kids…


AntonMikhailov

He's playing as the Byzantines, and they start with primogeniture. So partition shouldn't be an issue


Goodlake

Right, so he’s either conquered or revoked titles and distributed them. That’s a lot of action!


Zariash7

I did a lot of conquering, I took France, the Holy Roman Empire, and Hungary. It took a while but my original dude had alot of intrigue so I kept using the kidnap and declare war move.


Dunerot

Why are your monarchs so hot


GaiusJuliusCaesar7

Several hundred years of eugenics programme, I guess.


LjSpike

Still got a way to go till you beat ol' Ismael the Bloodthirsty


Bjornklo

Wow! This guy deserve a Ironman achievement in bed!


GaiusJuliusCaesar7

How did you get them all as monarchs? Conquer then grant independence?


Zariash7

Just did a lot of vassal murdering and marrying


Khaldrunko420

When nepotism meets darwinism


MichioKotarou

You essentially made the "Evil Lesbian Villain" trope in an old spy movie


Metz77

She must be magnificent to rise to the top of a 170-person ladder.


Zariash7

Patricia is doing nicely [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrusaderKings/comments/or1u3z/my_170_kids_heir_winner_seems_to_be_doing_alright/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


BuyouShounen

I didn't realize they weren't her kids at first and was really starting to think that the sexual orientation on there was glitched or something


Zariash7

She still has like 24 kids now so maybe she’s just a team player


ecmrush

THICC eyebrows.