A lot of wives, lovers and 170 some children later I finally got an heir I liked to take over my empire
By - Zariash7
Holy hell Genghis Khan, really spreading out those genes Huh?
Omg, with just 6 lovers? Your chad emperor really spread his seed very well
Well a lot of my lovers kept getting executed by their husbands
Indeed an Army of lovers
One could say they were crucified.
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
The whole problem with insular are too many heirs that fracture Ireland after you die
Turn them into monks or give them land.
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.
Give them virtues you impious fuck.
Exactly we’re not breeding for best personality over here
Wait, you people INTENTIONALLY give your kids bad personalities?
Is THIS why all your kids keep murdering people during a hunt!?
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.
outside of pious, what virtues would you give them to have them accept being a monk?
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.
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!
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.
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.
if a few of them die. Literally all of you shall die of stress.
Except for that one sociopathic callous mf who then inherents all the titles
Talk about a mass suicide
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?
Didn’t they cap the amount of stress a character could get in a year from dead relatives because of that?
Isn't that a mod?
The stress chain will wipe a lot of fucking people
Yeah, that's absolutely a ticking time bomb. Like a tantrum spiral, but CK3 style.
Wasn't there a limit of about 15 kids max except event ones?
Wait what? Why?
Save state and performance. There's soft limits for each tier and if you are a player.
Ah, well that makes sense I guess.
Does the limit apply if the player doesn't have a son after 15 daughters?
I think you can get around that by taking multiple lovers and getting rid of them when they hit their max number of kids?
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.
Yes a simple mod to remove that, I just wanna be on tlc
What is the mod called?
Remove child cap 😌
What’s the mod called?
Wait, the Hauteville Threshold is hardcoded?
What dynasty are you?
I ask because i like the CoA
I made a ruler! Started as a count
bruh how do you have that many children though? (asking for a friend)
Well, when a boy and a girl like each other very much...
girls. many girls.
Jokes aside, mods to cheat the system essentially.
lol that's amazing.
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?
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.
I see. thanks. So much for having sex with anything that moves and inflating your dynasty that way
Would you give a benefit to having a bastard at all?
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.
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.
ah good to know
Your poor, poor CPU.
It only hurts if I open the family tree 😥
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…
He's playing as the Byzantines, and they start with primogeniture. So partition shouldn't be an issue
Right, so he’s either conquered or revoked titles and distributed them. That’s a lot of action!
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.
Why are your monarchs so hot
Several hundred years of eugenics programme, I guess.
Still got a way to go till you beat ol' Ismael the Bloodthirsty
Wow! This guy deserve a Ironman achievement in bed!
How did you get them all as monarchs? Conquer then grant independence?
Just did a lot of vassal murdering and marrying
When nepotism meets darwinism
You essentially made the "Evil Lesbian Villain" trope in an old spy movie
She must be magnificent to rise to the top of a 170-person ladder.
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)
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
She still has like 24 kids now so maybe she’s just a team player