Crusader Kings II has 136 different achievements, all using the Steam achievements mechanics. Achievements have no in-game effects; the achievement just pops up in-game, and is then added to the player's Steam profile. It is possible to see the achievements sorted by the percentage of users that managed to complete each achievement by going to the game's global achievements at Steam.
The difficulty of each achievement varies; some achievements are very easy (e.g. Marrying another character), while some are more difficult (e.g. Reconquering all historical Roman territories). The below list groups the various achievements by a difficulty level as assessed by the wiki editors (uncategorized - UC - achievements haven't been assessed yet).
Achievements can only be gained in single-player Ironman games. You cannot unlock achievements if you used the Ruler Designer to start a campaign. They can be earned while playing older versions of the game as long as said achievements were present in that version. Playing game in offline mode (saving game in offline even once) permanently disables achievements for this savegame. Certain game rules will also disable achievements for the savegame; usually, such rules make the game easier.
It is not possible to gain achievements if the checksum has been changed - either by tampering with game files, or by running the game using mods that affect gameplay mechanics (graphical mods do not affect checksum), or a corrupted installation (the Ironman mode icon will change to reflect this).
List of achievements
The "Notes" column lists helpful short tips/strategies.
The Starting conditions column may denote the requirements needed for the player character before the achievement requirements are fulfilled.
The Religion column denotes achievements which can't be completed without the specified religion. (currently 31 out of 136). Multiple religion icons mean either can be used.
The "Ver" column indicates in which version a certain achievement was added. Achievements cannot be earned prior to the version they were added in.
The "DI" column is for difficulty as assessed by wiki editors. VE = Very Easy, E = Easy, M = Medium, H = Hard, VH = Very Hard, I = Insane, UC = Uncategorized.
|There are 2 people with a claim on the Papacy||Start in the High Middle Ages bookmark as an independent ruler other than the HRE. Wait for someone to create an antipope, then create your own.||2.0||VE|
| Does not have a vassal with a
claim on the Papacy
|Created a vassal with a claim on the Papacy||Have 500 prestige to spare and a Bishop who likes you more than the Pope. Go to "Religion" tab and select "Make Antipope" button.||2.0||VE|
|Gain 1000 prestige while Become Exalted among Men Ambition is selected.||1066 bookmark. Play as the Holy Roman Emperor and set the ambition. It should be fast.||2.0||VE|
| has the Conclave DLC enabled
Child's educator is the player
|Child's traits changed via event||Educate a child whose childhood traits can be steered to match your own traits. For example, if you are Ambitious , educate a Haughty child.||2.5||VE|
|Make 5 children||Likely to happen with any character who marries young. Muslims and other religions/government types which allow concubinage can take extra wives or concubines to reach this faster. You have to actually sire the children; pre-generated children from the history files do not count.||2.0||VE|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||Built a level 1 Hospital||Hospitals are built in the extended province window, like Trade Posts and Forts. Don't pick a nomad. Pick a Christian or Muslim ruler and borrow from the Jews to expedite this.||2.6||VE|
| has the Conclave DLC enabled
Created a Mercenary Company
|AI hired the Mercenary Company||Send your courtier to establish a mercenary band and wait for someone to hire them. Costs 50 .||2.5||VE|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||Selected the Go into seclusion decision.||Don't start as a tribe or as nomads. Restart until your character has the paranoid trait, then shut your gates. Alternatively, wait for an epidemic to hit your county, and then close the gates.||2.6||VE|
|Breed a child with the Inbred Trait||1066, Countess Urraca of Zamora can immediately marry her cousin, King Antso IV of Navarra. Or play a Zoroastrian.||2.0||VE|
|Win a Patrician Election||Invest in the election fund until you have the most Respect for any candidate and then wait for the Doge to die or have him killed.||2.0||VE|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled||Council is not content||Upset your council by acting against their vote. Or, wait for a succession||2.5||VE|
|Gain 500 piety while Become Paragon of Virtue Ambition is selected.||"The Alexiad" bookmark. Set the ambition, win the crusade.||2.0||VE|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled|| Owns Mercenaries
enforce demands during a war.
|Win a war, while you have hired Mercenaries.||2.5||VE|
|Completed the Go on Pilgrimage Decision||Decision available in the Intrigue Interface (requires Theology focus selected if Way of Life is enabled).||2.0||VE|
|Does not have a score of 10,000||Has a score of 10,000||2.0||VE|
|Sent a eunuch to the Chinese Emperor||Very easy to achieve. The character you send doesn't have to have the Eunuch trait . The actual procedure for characters without it is done in China.||2.8||VE|
|Is not married||Is married||Click the "Arrange Marriage" rings next to your portrait on your character's screen. Marry somebody.||2.0||VE|
|Completed the Go on Hajj to Mecca Decision||On the Intrigue Interface, click "Go on Hajj to Mecca" when prerequisites are fulfilled.||2.0||VE|
|is Catholic||A priest:||2.0||VE|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||have 3 symptoms||2.6||VE|
|Player has killed their spouse.||Marry a low-intrigue foreigner. To speed this up, select "Intrigue" as your focus (if you have Way of Life) and imprison them first.||2.0||VE|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled||have a character owe a favor to the player||You can simply buy a Favor for Gold. Courtiers are cheapest.||2.5||VE|
|Establish a trade route via business focus events.||Requires Business focus . More likely to succeed if the opinion is high at the end of the event chain.||2.3||VE|
|Have a Level 4 or 5 Artifact||Sent an artifact to the Chinese Emperor||The Byzantine Emperor can send the Crown of Thorns right away in 1066.||2.8||E|
|Primary title is a County||Primary title became a Duchy||
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||died while having the Plague||Don't go into seclusion when the Black Death arrives so you can catch the disease. The Plague gives your character -7 health which will most likely kill him or her. If you have the Way of Life DLC try switching out of focuses that increase your character's health to increase the probability of dying.||2.6||E|
|has the Rajas of India DLC enabled||The ruler of the Tughluq Khaganate in 1337 already fulfills the conditions, as do several others in other start dates. This achievement does not check by region: the title must be in de jure Rajastan, Deccan Empire, Bengal Empire, or Empire of India.||2.1||E|
|Is Female|| Have 3 spouses who are:
|Does not have 15,000 Prestige||Have 15,000 Prestige||Doable as any large empire. Creating Jerusalem gives 5K lump prestige. Alternative: As a Norse ruler, unite an empire (Scandinavia or Britannia should be easy) and run amok across Europe and Asia—conquer and raid from the sea.||2.0||E|
|Asked for an Imperial marriage from the Emperor of China||Start as Konstantinos X of the Byzantine Empire in 1066. Immediately send the Crown of Thorns to China, then request an Imperial Marriage. You're married, so pick someone else in your court. Also earns the A Curious Trinket achievement.||2.8||E|
|Win a Crusade||"The Alexiad" bookmark. A crusade for Greece is quickly called.||2.0||E|
|Does not have a score of 50,000||Has a score of 50,000||2.0||E|
|Does not have a fully upgraded Family Palace|| Have a fully upgraded Family Palace
||Venice in the Hundred Years' War bookmark requires only one more upgrade to their palace.||2.0||E|
|have 7 courtiers with the Dwarf Trait||Wait 50–100 years into the game for lots of courtiers to appear. Enter "dwarf" as a search term in the Character Finder. Marry, tutor, bribe and invite, or simply imprison eligible characters.||2.0||E|
|Selected the Hold Tiger Hunt Decision then find and kill a tiger via event chain||Has about a 25% chance of triggering each time you use the Tiger Hunt decision as an Indian.||2.1||E|
|Divorce someone who is:||The future divorcée must have Lombard culture and her father must be a king or emperor. As Charlemagne, marry one of the King of Lombardy's unmarried daughters on Day 1. Attempt divorce as soon as you reach 50 Piety. Or, follow Charlemagne's event chain for marrying and then divorcing a Lombard princess. Without the Charlemagne DLC, this may be easiest coupled with Iron Crown, as Lombard culture is nearly extinct in 1066. Does not actually require being a Christian.||2.2||E|
|Primary title is a County||Primary title became an Empire||Start as the Count of Kaliopolis in 1205, attempt (and fail) to imprison a vassal, and surrender. You will abdicate and end up playing the Emperor of the Latin Empire. Alternatively, in 769, Al-Mahdi of Jibal is a son of Caliph Al-Mansur and usually inherits the empire.||2.0||E|
|Primary title is a County||Primary title became a Kingdom||Start as the Count of Nájera in 1066, attempt (and fail) to imprison a vassal, and surrender. You will abdicate and end up playing the King of Navarra.||2.0||E|
|Does not have 20,000 Gold||Have 20,000 Gold||Probably simplest as a Muslim emperor or a merchant. Achievable in less than 20 years as Venice in 1337. Also easy as Norse; with enough troops (particularly retinues) and enough vassal fleets, just go raiding until you fill your coffers. Can easily also give the Viking Raider achievement. With Horse Lords or Jade Dragon expansions holding Silk Road Trade posts will fill your coffers rapidly.||2.0||E|
|Have 10 or more prisoners||Selected the mass Execute button on the Intrigue window||Requires the prisoner management feature of Monks and Mystics.||2.7||E|
|Start date is 1066.9.15 High Middle Ages (1066)|| William the Bastard owns the
Kingdom of England
|have 3 demesne provinces with Trade Posts that are level 3||Requires all three trade posts to be in your demesne. Building and upgrading them all yourself is not actually necessary. The revamp in patch 2.8 only requires you to have level 3 Major Silk Road City in the 3 trade posts; Tughluq in 1337 holds many eligible counties.||2.4||E|
|Start date is 867.1.1 Viking Age (867)||Date is 1452.12.30||Cannot be combined with Seven Centuries.||2.0||E|
|Has the culture of Russian||
|Does not have 10,000 Piety||Have 10,000 Piety||Start as a late-game republic and spam donations to holy orders||2.0||E|
|Start date is 769.1.1 Early Middle Ages (769)||Date is 1452.12.30||The game tends to run slower the more holdings there are in your realm (and the more large realms there are generally), so when combining this achievement (or Persistent Survivor) with grand conquest, it may be best to grant independence to many vassals in the late game.
Alternatively, you can play as a nomad with HL (Khazaria would be the fastest) and burn the world, so there are less and less courts (so less and less characters to slow the game down). With this method you will likely spend a busy 200-300 first years and then you can just set the game at max speed and wait for the end. If you have The Reaper's Due, setting both the Black Death and Minor Epidemics to "Deadly" and "More" respectively will make severe cuts in the number of characters alive, improving performance.
|Selected the Build an Observatory Decision and follow the event chain.||Requires Scholarship focus . Take the decision in the Intrigue menu.||2.3||E|
|Start date is 1066.9.15 High Middle Ages (1066)||Date is 1452.12.30||Must begin with the High Middle Ages bookmark.||2.0||E|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||Kicked out someone while at seclusion via event if they don't have the Plague||They must have a disease, just not the Black Death.||2.6||M|
|Is a member of the Lucifer's Own||Is Grandmaster of the Society||As a demon child, be Grandmaster of Lucifer's Own. A special event "Demon Child" from SoA can happen once in one gametime (MTTH = 500 years), which will turn one of your child under age 3 into a demon child. When the demon child turns 16, he will automatically become Grandmaster of Lucifer's Own and have unbelievable attributes. One method to unlock this achievement is to make sure the demon child is your heir, then retire your current character before the child turns 16. Inheriting as a character who has already done this will *not* unlock the achievement. Though it is possible to leave the society, rejoin, and become Grandmaster again.||2.7||M|
|Eat a person with the Bön religion via event Execution||Try starting as a Bön ruler in a secure position, such as the ruler of Ü-Tsang in 867, and go into seclusion () as soon as possible. Eventually, you will run out of food and have the option to eat a courtier.||2.8||M|
|Seduce 10 people||Requires Seduction focus . Succeeding to an heir who has done this will unlock it instantly.||2.3||M|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||Kicked out someone while at seclusion via event if they have the Plague||They must have the Black Death, not just any disease.||2.6||M|
|Start date is 1066.9.15 High Middle Ages (1066)||owns the Kingdom of Jerusalem||Creating the Kingdom of Jerusalem requires Christian religion, but the achievement itself has no religious requirements. A non-Christian can inherit or usurp the title if it exists.
Easiest as HRE or Byzantium. Can also start as Fatimids and then have heir taught by a Christian.
|Is a member of the Demon Worshippers||Is Grandmaster of the Society||Be Grandmaster of the Cult of Kali Purusha, the Plaguebringers, the Cold Ones, The Fellowship of Hel, or Lucifer's Own. Inheriting as a character who has already done this will *not* unlock the achievement.||2.7||M|
|Enforce a demand defending in a Decadence Invasion||Must not be a merchant republic or nomadic. Fatimids in 1066 have high decadence. Stockpile money to hire mercenaries so that you can beat the revolt.||2.0||M|
|Does not have a score of 100,000||Has a score of 100,000||Fairly easy as a Norse realm—getting > 100,000 from 867 to 1100 is fairly easy if you conquer and raid a lot.||2.0||M|
|6 close relatives are friends||Requires six close relatives as friends. Use the Carousing focus and party without aiming for gamer or flings. If a character has an outlined blood drop in their portrait, he is a close relative (other characters might count as well). You can only carouse with people in the same realm, so avoid marrying close relatives in ways that have them leave the realm.||2.3||M|
|has the Rajas of India DLC enabled||Only requires the provinces of de jure Rajastan outside your realm to be Muslim. The easiest way to fulfill this is simply to completely control Rajastan, so this achievement may be easily combined with Samrat Chakravartin, or Saint Thomas's Dream. You must hold Rajastan and be Muslim yourself. The quickest way is Tughluq in 1337: just four counties to claim with de jure CBs. If you become Samrat Chakravartin, and Rajastan no longer exists, the achievement is still possible: but the scope is the Empire of India instead.||2.1||M|
|Start date is 15.9.1066 High Middle Ages (1066)|| Harald Hårdråde owns the
Kingdom of England
|is Lombard||The last Lombard province disappears in the year 1147. Starting as the King of Sicily in 1146 and converting (with RoI) to Lombard will ensure that you will get the achievement if you simply lay low and survive for 153 years. Without RoI, it may be easier to play as the last Lombard ruler available, the Count of Capua from 1092 through 1097, or as his larger but Norman neighbor the Duke of Apulia, who can try to turn his heir into a Lombard through education.
|Start date is 769.1.1 Early Middle Ages (769)|| Completely controls the Counties of:
||This is most easily attainable by waiting for the Saxon invasion event as Charlemagne. The requirement is for any culture besides Saxon: Anglo-Saxon culture will still net you the achievement if you want to get both this and "Saxons Everywhere, Unite!".||2.2||M|
|Is a member of the Assassins||Is Grandmaster of the Society||This achievement is pretty self explanatory. Can also be done when secretly muslim.||2.7||M|
|win a war against a sibling with a Rivalry Casus Belli||When your sibling is your rival, and an independent ruler, declare war using this CB, and win. Also possible to achieve as a defender. Fastest as Charlemagne or Carloman in 769. If playing as Charlemagne, don't send your mother to him or you'll have to win before he dies.||2.4||M|
|Get the Hedonist Trait via the Carousing focus events.||Requires Carousing focus . After your third party, choose the option that mentions carousing.||2.3||M|
|Slander 20 people||Requires Intrigue focus . Spy on the lowest intrigue characters in your realm with the aid of the character finder, for a greater chance of success. Any kind of event which spreads rumors, uncovers plots, or uncovers dirt in some way will count. Use the option to stop spying on characters who haven't given any results for a while.||2.3||M|
|Reformed a Pagan Religion||Probably easiest as Sviþjod or Ostlandet in the 867 start, or as Genghis Khan in the 1220 start.||2.0||M|
|Selected the Adopt Feudalism Decision||See Adopting Feudalism. Start as the chief of Ångermanland in Northern Sweden in the Late Middle Ages bookmark, borrow from the Jews (requires Son of Abraham DLC), start building the last level of the hillfort, and reform. You can do all of this without unpausing.||2.2||M|
|Selected the Adopt Republicanism Decision||See Founding a Merchant Republic. Start as the High Chief of Mann (coastal and ducal) and upgrade your Market Village to the max.||2.2||M|
|does not have character modifier Wolf Blood or Wolf Child||have character modifier Wolf Blood or Wolf Child from Wolf events||Have a culture from the Altaic group other than Khitan, and wait for wolf-related events to occur. Eldest children of players have a 5% chance of being born with Wolf's Blood (you find out within a year), and a further chance of gaining it between ages 5 and 10. Childless rulers have a passive chance of adopting one. So you have to keep your heirs childless until they inherit. When you have one, just make sure the wolf-like child inherits. Wait until you can adopt a wolf child via event. Do not marry and wait for your adopted son to inherit.||2.4||M|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||have the traits:||As a Tengri, Slavic, Suomenusko, West African, or Baltic (Romuvan) character use the ancestor worship intrigue decision, and choose to sacrifice a part of your body. The sacrifice will be a hand, a leg, or an eye. After performing this action three times, you will gain the achievement. As performing the sacrifice also gives a severe wound, it is beneficial to do this with a young, healthy ruler (such as the High Chief of Prussia in 1066) and select the Hunting focus for the health boosts, which includes the base +1 and the +1 from the hunting dog.||2.6||M|
| Requires settling a mercenary, not just any adventurer. Does not actually require him to have over 20 martial.
To settle a mercenary they must be your friend. There is an event chain for a hired mercenary to become your friend. It fires for you, not the mercenary leader, so hiring multiple mercenaries does not make it fire faster. It won't fire unless the ruler who sent the mercenary away (generally his father) is still alive, and the mercenary is residing in your capital, which happens when he is removed from leading troops. Once he is your friend, dismiss him and then use the "Settle Adventurer" diplo-action on him. In the 769 start as Charlemagne/Karl, wait for Roland to join your court and wait until the event fires for you to become friends. Once you are friends, have him assemble a mercenary company (50 gold) by right-clicking his portrait, and then you can settle him straight away by right-clicking his portrait and awarding him one of your counties (not through "Grant Landed Title", you need to choose the "Settle Mercenary" option).
| owns the Kingdom of Frisia
Completely controls the Counties of:
|You do not need to have Frisian culture to get this achievement, thus it is possible in any start date.
|has the Conclave DLC enabled||If primary title is:||The "Greatest of Khans" has a huge boost to loyalism in his council. So play the historical Temujin after 1206, or else take the decision as another nomad ruler. Hire and fire non-loyalist councilors until you get the whole set. Look for characters with high opinion of you, who are content, and/or are close relatives, with low relative size and strength (or simply courtiers). Trusting characters and same-dynasty characters have a smaller boost. Your council must be empowered and full (i.e. 5 members as a count/duke, 6 as a king, 7 as an emperor).||2.5||M|
|Does not have a total of 80 Trade Posts||Have a total of 80 Trade Posts||You cannot unlock this by starting with 80 trade posts or more, like in the 1337 Venice start. You have to first have less than 80 trade posts, and then have 80 or more. Genoa in May 1274 has 79 trade posts, building a trade post in Abkhazia costs about 250 gold which can be obtained with a loan from Jewish merchants.||2.0||M|
|Owns the Kingdoms:||
|Is North Germanic Culture Group||Have 1000 loot||You must have Norse (Germanic) religion and North Germanic culture group, but you do not need the Viking trait. The loot must be returned all at once, so you'll need a fleet of at least 100 ships. Open the economy map view, identify green zones, send your raiders there.||2.0||M|
|Capital Province is:||Playing as a tribal Muslim, educate a heir with Norse culture. After the heir takes over, use the Steward action Settle Tribe to slowly convert any province you control to your culture. Alternatively, capture a Muslim woman as a raiding Norse Viking and convert to her religion before using your Court Imam to convert your capital province.||2.2||M|
|Event Second Landing of the Aztecs has fired|| Character who owns the Aztec Empire:
||Triggered when Aztecs lose all territory and all event armies. Make sure all Aztec armies are destroyed before imposing victory that removes their last territory. Does not actually need player involvement.||2.0||H|
||the character owns the Papacy||You must corrupt the target first, then he must become Pope, by any means. It's possible to corrupt a bishop, make him an antipope, and then press the antipope's claim.||2.7||H|
|Win 7 duels.|| Requires War focus . The important value for duel success is the combat modifier , which is given in the crossed-swords tooltip in the character window.
Duel decadent characters as a zealous Muslim, or have a vassal Patriarch/Pope and ask them to excommunicate weak/craven/blinded characters. Alp Arslan, Seljuk Sultan in 1066, has many traits suitable for dueling, except zealous—so take the Scholarship focus, pursuing astronomy, and burn your research when you have the chance for an automatic zealous trait. Germanic characters can get the Holmgang event, increasing the frequency of duels.
|Get the Theologian Trait via the Theology focus events.||Requires Theology focus for a long time. It's best to start on a young character and keep the focus for a long time.||2.3||H|
|Game Rule for Gender Equality must not be set to all||Is Female||You, your mother, and your maternal grandmother must all be empresses (alive or dead). It is okay if you play other characters in between, or even if one of the ancestors was a member of another dynasty ruling a different empire. The game rule for Gender Equality must not be set to "All".
Use absolute cognatic elective succession and ensure your daughter is your heir. Alternatively, excommunicate, imprison and castrate your sons as the Byzantine emperor. As a Muslim realm, you'll be able to give land to daughters after getting absolute cognatic succession.
|Own the County of Gotland||Created the Empire of Scandinavia||From 1097-1161 and from 1285-1337 the holder of Gotland is also the king of Sweden. In 1337, he is also king of Norway, needing only 7 more counties to create the empire, and having CBs on 4 right away.||2.7||H|
|Trigger the Actually finds and kills animal event||Requires Hunting focus . Investigate the rumors of the legendary animal, and set out on the hunt (NOT the Grand Hunt event found on the Intrigue menu). Has about a 1% chance of succeeding. Cannot be killed if your character already has a lifestyle trait from another way of life. Note: Lower chance to kill the white stag when having Kind trait. Succeeding to an heir who has done this will unlock it instantly.||2.3||H|
|Start date is 769.1.1 Early Middle Ages (769)||Selected the Form the Holy Roman Empire Decision||As Karl, wait for an event to marry a Lombard princess. When the events occur, divorce her, and send your mother to Carloman. When Carloman dies, you will gain a strong claim on the realm where the princess will flee towards a short time after the divorce. This realm will likely be Lombardy, but not always. (If all this hasn't happened by 772, the events have probably been derailed by someone's death.) The war for Lombardy ought to be easy. After doing this, you should have fulfilled all prerequisites, save perhaps the +25 opinion of the Pope. (If necessary, just grant him some land.) The Empire must be formed via the decision.||2.2||H|
|As a Germanic:|| As a Germanic:
As a Aztec:
|Starting as the Byzantine Emperor in 867, educate your heir with a Varangian Germanic pagan (but not in your court). Arrest the Ecumenical Patriarch and sacrifice him after succession. Alternatively, as a minor Norse power, swear fealty to the Pope and use Intrigue focus to imprison him.||2.0||H|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled|| Liege owes favor to the player
| have the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled
Have the Plague
|Recovered from the Plague with waiting or with the Court Physician|| Trivial as someone who has the Immortal trait: Immortal characters still get diseases, but they can't die from them - just beware your Court Physician, because he doesn't know this.
Can also be achieved via risky treatment, costing your character a limb or earning them a lunatic trait. Note, that getting cured by any source other than physician or disease timer running out does not give the achievement.
|Selected the Hold Kali Puja Feast Decision after imprisoning a king or an emperor||Character must not have Kind trait.
Start as Muhammad Tughluq in 1337, move your capital to one of the Hindu provinces, wait for 1000 Prestige in order to convert to local religion (Hindu), then simply imprison one of your several vassal kings. Secret conversion to Hinduism and then openly worshipping the faith is also a solution. Alternatively, play a character under a king and use Intrigue focus to imprison the king. Release all other prisoners except the king. Select Kali as your patron deity via decision. Next select Hold Kali Puja Feast via decision, then choose "Let's do something extra this year..." during event chain.
|Selected the Restore Roman Empire Decision||Legacy of Rome walkthrough. The conquests can be done as a nomad, but the nomad must settle down and become feudal in order to get the achievement.||2.0||H|
|Is playing Carloman of Middle Francia||Is playing Carloman of Middle Francia||As Carloman, with enough vassal support and mercenaries, you can take your brother's lands in a single war, giving you enough land to found Francia. Alternatively, you can take the war focus and immediately duel your brother, who is railroaded into becoming your rival. However, note that Karl's personal combat skill may be better than you.||2.2||H|
|has the Rajas of India DLC enabled||The Seljuks in 1066 have 15,000 men. Stockpile money for mercenaries and use the Invasion CB into Rajastan. Still possible after becoming Samrat Chakravartin: just hold both the Persian Empire and the Empire of India.||2.1||H|
| is not Mongol
||You must be the primary aggressor or primary defender in both wars, not an ally. You cannot yourself be Mongol culture. One war must be against anyone of Nahua culture, and the other war must be against anyone of Mongol culture.||2.2||H|
|Selected the Become Samrat Chakravartin Decision||Completely control all kingdoms in the Empire of Rajastan, Deccan Empire, and Bengal Empire. Select the decision "Become Samrat Chakravartin". Requires Indian religion, feudal government, and a primary title inside India. The conquests can be done as a nomad, but the nomad must settle down and become feudal in order to get the achievement.||2.1||H|
| is Turkish
|| Must control the county of Constantinople while having Turkish culture and Nomadic government.
While it is not absolutely necessary to start as a Turkish character, note that having a different culture disqualifies a character from inheriting a nomadic clan. The Yabguids in 769 is a reasonable start.
| Has Government type Nomadic
Have a Population of 150,000
|Population and Manpower Guide for Newly Nomadic Players||2.4||H|
| is Orthodox
Owns the Provinces of:
|Easiest as Byzantium in 867.||2.0||H|
|is Catholic||Does not require starting as a Catholic. Expand until you're close enough to interact with the southernmost Miaphysite rulers (the simplest way is to win the First Crusade or start as the Kingdom of Jerusalem while it is held by a Catholic) then fabricate a claim.
The Tulunids in 867 start very close to Abyssinia. Become guardian to both your sons, then have them educated by a Catholic (but not in your court). In the meantime, holy war your way down to Abyssinia. If neither of your sons becomes Catholic by adulthood, restart. If only your younger (non-heir) son becomes Catholic, make him the heir by granting him more titles than the existing heir. Take rulership focus for an easy way to get the depressed trait, then commit suicide to abdicate to your Catholic son. Alternatively, start as a Miaphysite neighbor of Abyssinia, and convert to Catholicism by marrying a Catholic and converting secretly by spending 250 Piety.
|have the Conclave DLC enabled||Has 5 children with one of each education traits:||Use Seduction focus to have lots of children, or start with Svend II of Denmark in 1066. Select different childhood focus for each child and then education focus according to child's childhood traits. It is preferable to choose an unmarried young ruler with fertility bonus, for example, Kamarupa 1066. Once married, groom a heir ambition increases fertility. Bastards do count for this achievement.||2.5||H|
| Owns the Provinces of:
||Abbasids in 867 have claims on Mecca or may be able to vassalize its holder. Subjugate Tunisia to get in range to declare war for Rome. Alternatively, start as the HRE in 1066, create the Kingdom of Italy to have a de jure claim on Rome, earn Jerusalem in the First Crusade, then win a Holy War for Medina. This is also easily achievable when restoring the Roman Empire. The Abbasid Empire from the 769 start data controls Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem so fabricating a claim and going to war over Rome can get you this achievement as well.||2.0||H|
|is Anglo-Saxon or Saxon||owns the Kingdom of England and Saxony||Requires starting the game as Anglo-Saxon or Saxon, but does not require remaining such. Since the Kingdom of Saxony only exists in 769 and the Catholics surrounding Saxony are very strong, it may be easier to start this as an Anglo-Saxon and create the Kingdom of England and then work into Saxony. Note that creation of the Kingdom of Saxony title requires Saxon culture (not Anglo-Saxon). It is a good idea to turn off the Charlemagne events in the game rules so the Karl (or Carloman if Karl is dead) doesn't get a strong claim on Saxony. Alternatively, as Saxony, subjugate Denmark and convert to Norse culture for the ships. Once the Germanic coastal CB becomes available, conquering England is easy.||2.2||H|
|Primary Title is the Kingdom of Frisia||Try Charlemagne. Switch your kingdoms to elective, create Frisia, and destroy West Francia and Middle Francia. You must control the duchies for 100 years while having the kingdom of Frisia as primary title.||2.7||H|
|Start date is 1066.9.15 High Middle Ages (1066)|| Svend II owns the
Kingdom of England
|Is a member of the Assassins||Has murdered someone who:||Must be a member of the Assassins. The target must be a king-tier Christian who either is located in the Middle East region, controls a title in the Middle East region, or is fighting in a crusade or jihad targeting a kingdom in the Middle East region. You can kill the target in any way that marks you as the killer, e.g., capturing and executing. Plotting to kill becomes easier after ranking up once, as you can invite other Assassins to your plot. If your capital is in Middle East, any prisoner will be considered as "in Middle East" on execution, which means that executing any imprisoned Christian King will give this achievement.||2.7||H|
| owns an Empire
||Can be cheesed as the Abbasids: conquer the Zunists and their holy sites, move your capital to Zunist territory, and convert. Stockpile enough piety to immediately reform the religion after converting. You will need to give away the Caliph title for the decision to convert to show up.||2.2||VH|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||An Immortal character is murdered by player||Must become immortal first. Then, imprison vassals until they revolt, and surrender, thus abdicating to your heir. Plot to kill your immortal predecessor. The only other practical way is to kill the mystic by whom you achieved immortality (the mystic will also gain the immortal trait if you are successful in the immortality event chain). The third, more unlikely option is to wait for the immortal rival event chain to randomly occur, then kill your rival.||2.6||VH|
| Has Government type Nomadic
||Vassalize holdings on the Baltic or the Black Sea to gain ships. The Nomadic Invasion CB has a very long range, use it to gain a foothold in the British Isles. The tributary ruler's primary title must be in the Britannia region. Your government must be nomadic, but it is not necessary to be based in the Steppes or have Mongol culture.||2.4||VH|
|Selected the Create Israel Decision||Khazaria 867 start; be sure to settle feudal in Jerusalem to avoid using the slow conversion to Judaism (or simply pillage all holdings in Jerusalem). Any other horde in 867 can use Khazar missionaries or concubines to convert.
Start as the Tulunids, move your capital to Semien and use your holy war piety to convert to Judaism. Also works with the Abbasids in 769, though it is necessary to give away the Caliph title in order to convert. (Then grant the new caliph independence and holy war the land back.)
|is Norse|| is Norse
||Requires both starting and finishing as Norse culture. Norse religion is not required. The primary title kingdom must be in the India region. If you acquire any empire titles, you will need to lose them to be able to set a kingdom as primary title. The main mechanism here, assuming you're not forming an intercontinental empire, is to use the coastal conquest CB available to Norse characters.||2.7||VH|
| is Norse
||Norse culture is required, not Norse religion. Does not require starting as Norse. If going from west to east, it might be easier with Horse Lords disabled, as the steppes would then be tribal.||2.4||VH|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||survived the end of days events.||The End of Days event chains can trigger when the Black Death is present in your realm.||2.6||VH|
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||One of the following characters has been executed by elephants:||This execution method is available for anyone with a capital in the India, Persia, Middle East, or East Africa regions. Execution methods are random, but when the target is a religious head, elephants are especially likely. Valid targets are the Pope, the Fraticelli Pope, the Sunni Caliph, the Shia Caliph, the Ibadi Caliph, and the Kharijite Caliph. The Miaphysite Pope and Monophysite Pope do not count, nor do anti-popes. An extremely easy way to accomplish this is by selecting Seljuk in 1066 in the High Middle Ages bookmark, imprisoning the Sunni Caliph and executing. With Ghilman and initial available troops, rebellion is futile and guarantees easy imprisonment.||2.6||VH|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled||Enforced Realm Peace for 6 vassals.||Require actually ending at least 6 ongoing vassal wars. They can be revolts, faction or otherwise, as long as the two primary participants are both your direct vassals (whether temporarily because of the war, or not). Encourage vassal wars by transferring non-de jure counts, granting other duchies to counts under their de-jure duke, landing people with claims, pressing claims, etc.||2.5||VH|
|has the Rajas of India DLC enabled||Can be done quickly by settling feudal in the county of Mecca as an Indian religion nomadic horde, if you have . As a nomad, completely destroying all holdings in Mecca will also change the county's religion.||2.1||VH|
| has the Rajas of India DLC enabled
||Only requires the provinces of a held kingdom or empire outside your realm to be Christian. The kingdom or empire must be in the India region. The easiest way to fulfill this is to completely control any Indian kingdom as a Christian. (Use the "De jure Kingdoms" map mode to find small kingdoms.) As any large southern Indian realm, conquer Mahodayapuram, secretly convert to Nestorian, and personally adopt the faith.||2.1||VH|
|Is playing Count Khon Sherab Tsultrim of Sakya|| Primary title is a Kingdom or an Empire
|Try to marry/seduce your neighbor Tibet Queen (historical route by checking history in 1337). She won't accept a marriage at first though.||2.8||VH|
|has the Conclave DLC enabled|| is not independent
||If a councilor will not let you buy a favor, try raising his opinion of you or perhaps changing your position. Your liege, the most expensive one, is more likely to accept when he is low on cash and at war. Buy favors from other powerful vassals and any heirs involved (which is cheapest), and try to get them on the council by killing or waiting out the intransigent ones. As a Companion (Level 2) member of the Assassins, the Intimidate Ruler option becomes available. Try a start with a relatively young ruler with a lot of land to tax, such as the Duke of Aquitaine in 1066. Or, start as an independent king and swear fealty to the HRE or ERE, but beware opinion maluses for different culture and religion. Requires the council be empowered and the Advisors owe you favors as well as the five normal positions.||2.5||VH|
|Completely control all Duchies of Historical Roman Empire||SPQR walkthrough. You must have Christian religion. The conquests can be done as a nomad, but the nomad must settle down and become feudal in order to get the achievement. The achievement only requires the Roman Borders event which may be triggered with owning either the Byzantine Empire or the Roman Empire.||2.0||VH|
| Has Government type Nomadic
||Have Nomadic government and control the Steppes region. To check the territory, you actually need to press the Find Title or Region button in the lower right corner, under the map and type Steppe region. If you think you should have gotten the achievement check again carefully every single barony/county for independent ones (Religious Orders etc.).||2.4||VH|
| A Theocratic vassal must have:
||the Theocratic vassal became Pope via succession.||You must contribute to the election fund, and the bishop must remain your vassal until he is made Pope. See Papal succession#Strategies or follow Elvaril's walkthrough.||2.0||VH|
|Has an Indian Religion.||Is Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain||Start as a Germanic character, use prepared invasion and county conquest CB to work your way to the Emperor of Britannia. Send troops to raid in India until you have captured a female Hindu, Buddhist or Jain prisoner. Take concubine and convert by decision when you're ready. Alternatively, play as a nomadic horde with HL and use missionaries or concubines to convert.||2.1||VH|
|Start date is 15.9.1066 High Middle Ages (1066)|| is independent
owns an Empire
|Expand in Fatimid territory if they falter. The Seljuks have a tendency to fall apart once Alp Arslan dies.||2.0||VH|
|is Norse||is English|| BEFORE you begin, set the Culture Conversion game rule to "Faster Melting Pots." First, rule French/Occitan/Breton provinces before 1150 to become Norman, then rule Anglo-Saxon provinces in the de jure Kingdom of England (NOT Wessex) after 1100 to become English. Note that you may not get an alert for the English culture event, so keep checking the eligible provinces when the time comes. Note also that the culture events can happen in any province in your entire kingdom, not just the ones you own.
Those who wish to skip pagan or tribal gameplay can start as the Duke of Holland in 867. Haesteinn of Nantes in 867 is another good start, as he can easily take all of Brittany and then prepare an invasion of Western Francia without too much difficulty. If conquering England early, be sure not to eradicate Anglo-Saxon culture before 1100.
|Selected the Become Saoshyant Decision||Zoroastrian strategy
Alternatively, if you have Rajas of India, you can do this even faster by starting as Seljuk in 1081, revoking a Zoroastrian county, and decision-converting (only if patch version is before the further expansion of the Persian Empire is introduced.)
|has the The Reaper's Due DLC enabled||gain the Immortal trait via the immortality events||The eternal life event chain has a MTTH of 250 years, but this is lowered by old age, disease, or poor health to a minimum of 50 years. The supernatural events game rule must be left on.||2.6||VH|
| has the Horse Lords DLC enabled
Is a Patrician
|Your capital must be in the Europe or Asia Minor regions. Before patch 2.8, there are five coastal Silk road provinces in India, visible on the trade routes map: Debul, Navasarika, Mahoyadapuram, Vijayawada, and Candradvipa. You need to have trade posts built on the provinces for the achievement to fire. The revamp in patch 2.8 adds more counties: Goa, Cholamandalam, Kataka, and Samatata (replaces Candradvipa).||2.4||VH|
|Is playing Count Thakur Toramana of Mohadavaska|| Primary title is a Kingdom or an Empire
|Get the Legendary Wisdom modifier via the Rulership focus events.||Requires Administrator lifestyle and 12 stewardship, (has an yearly pulse). Pick up the lifestyle with success in Rulership focus . Alternatively, the Bey of Daylam in 1066 starts with the lifestyle trait, which may make it slightly easier to get the achievement.||2.3||VH|
|is Han||is Han
||Must completely control the North Africa region. (There is no Maghreb region.) Requires Han culture at start and at end, but not in between. Han duke of Jiuquan in 867 is a good choice. He can break out of tributary immediately (civil war in China) and Tibet Empire is fragmented. Taoist religion cannot declare holy war, so becoming Sunni through marriage and later Shia, by joining the Assassins allows faster conquest. All playable Han rulers are either Taoist or Buddhist, and RoI DLC unlocks both, so the JD DLC is not required.||2.8||I|
|Is playing Emir Mu’nis of Galilee||Is playing Emir Mu’nis of Galilee|| Must be done as Mu'nis, in his lifetime. Easiest as the Emperor of Abyssinia.
A quick strategy is to expand into East Africa since it is fragmented, try to first fabricate a claim on Trinkitat (in Blemmyia). Pick Theology focus for more Piety. Seek opportunity to invade Egypt when you have enough gold (preferably more than 2500) for hiring mercenaries. Finally, get independent and create the title.
|Start date is 1220.2.1 Age of the Mongols (1220)|| owns the Mongol Empire
Completely Controls the Empires of:
|Requires that all the counties and baronies be within your realm, within the empires of Russia, Tartaria, Wendish Empire, Carpathia, HRE, Italia, Byzantium, Francia, and Hispania. If you believe you should get the achievement, but you haven't, check the ledger for the Independent States. If there are any realms there other than yours, check them to see if they picked up a random barony and you have a county claim casus belli on them.||2.0||I|
|Primary title is in Western Europe||Completely controls the Eastern Steppe Region (Mongolia)||Requires starting as a character with primary title in the Western Europe region, and controlling the Eastern Steppes region. Might be easier with Horse Lords disabled, as the steppes would then be tribal.||2.4||I|
||Hold the counties of Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Constantinople directly, and leave wrong-religion bishops in the temple holdings, until you have all five and meet the other conditions. Then, revoke the temples. Lower the moral authority of the three Christian religions to help heresies to appear, or adopt the Christian religion and ask your Court Chaplin to research technology.||2.7||I|
|Primary title is a Kingdom or an Empire|| Use the Your Dynasty page of the Ledger and sort by realm size.
Abbasids in 769 have a lot of dynastic members and could create a lot of kingdoms. You can become Christian in order to create Jerusalem and grant your kinsmen independence.
|has the Rajas of India DLC enabled||With Horse Lords, conquer the county of Rome and the county of Constantinople as an Indian religion nomadic horde, releasing all other non-nomadic land, and then settling feudal in one of the provinces. As long as population is over 1000 times the number of baronies in the other province, it will convert to your culture and religion. As a nomad, completely destroying all holdings in the two counties will also change the counties' religion.||2.1||I|