Artifacts

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Open inventory button.png Artifacts are relics and other special objects.

Most artifacts confer some kind of bonus to their owner. To get the bonus, you may have to meet its activation requirements (such as being Christian to benefit from a saint's remains) or equip the item in an appropriate slot.

Players can gift artifacts to other characters for an opinion bonus. Some artifacts have restrictions on who can receive them as gifts, often the same as the activation requirements. It is not possible to give away a skull trophy, magnum opus or necronomicon.

Obtaining artifacts[edit]

  • Use the character finder to search for the name of an artifact. You may be able to invite courtiers or exhaust the line of succession of vassals.
  • With DLC icon Monks and Mystics.pngMonks and Mystics:
  • With either Monks and Mystics or Holy Fury:
    • Artifacts can be stolen by sieging capital holdings (warfare).
  • With either Monks and Mystics or Jade Dragon.pngJade Dragon, use the "Search for a smith" decision. You may only select Crown Jewels option if you don't have any of crafted crown jewels (even you don't have a full set, for example inherited, or captured from raid; non-crafted crown such as Iron Crown of Lombardy doesn't count for this one), consider gifting away such extra artifacts before selecting the decision. You may only select weapon option if you don't have any crafted weapon, the Chinese Ji, the Chinese Serpent Spear, or the Chinese Zhuge Crossbow (they all have combat_weapon flag, the Chinese sword Jian doesn't stop you from crafting a weapon ). You can select the armor option if you don't have any crafted armor (Hermetic armor doesn't count).
  • With Jade Dragon, use the "Compose a book" decision.
  • Contribute to a Christian Crusade for a fraction of the Crusade War Chest.
  • Some Great works and their upgrades grant artifacts through event chains.

Search for artifacts[edit]

If you're not Zunist , your councillor Obj become chancellor.png may hear a rumor of an artifact. You can authorize him to search for the artifact or select another councillor. Rumors come in 3 flavors : minor, medium and major. They require to have reached 8, 14 or 20 points from events, then the artifact will be found. You can only hear a rumor if you don't have all of certain same level artifacts. For example, if you have all three of the bones of St Peter, the staff of Moses and David's harp, and if you're Christian, then you can't hear about a major rumor.

The councilor will choose a random skill to find a point in order to progress through the events. He will be incited to use the skill relevant to his councilor job (5x as likely) but this is not guaranteed. He will also be incited to use the skills in which he has 10 skill points or more (3x likely). He will report in to you every 80 days until he finds the artifact, dies or lost his track completely.

There are several outcomes. It is possible to get 1 progress point through passive gain. Using the same skill as the councillor job (1.5x), and having more than 18 skill points (x3.95) makes this more likely.

  • When searching diplomatically, a pleasant personality helps (x1.5), that's having any of (Honest , Gregarious , Trusting , Socializer , Charitable , Patient , or Kind ) and NOT having any of the "unpleasant traits" (Deceitful , Shy , Paranoid , Cruel , Stubborn , Impaler , Greedy , Wroth , Envious ).
  • When searching via Martial, there are two sets of bonus increase passive point gain (making this the best choice if you can find the right candidate): the first is for having the Brave trait (x1.4), the second is for having a Personal Combat Skill of at least 2 (x1.4).
  • When searching with stewardship, passive gain is more likely if the character has a Icon wealth.png monthly income of at least 3 (x1.4).
  • When searching using intrigue, passive gain is more likely if the character has an unpleasant personality (x1.4), this means having any "unpleasant trait" and no "pleasant traits" mentioned in the diplomacy part previously.
  • When searching using learning, being particularly learned helps passive gain (x1.4). This means having any of the following traits: Erudite , Scholar , Scholarly Theologian Scholarly theologian.png, Mastermind Theologian , Renowned Physician , or Faqih .

The councilor may ask for help. This is more likely if he has at least 8 skill points (x1.4), and he is using his councillor skill (x1.5) while searching. Granting help increases progress by a whopping 5 points. Disagreeing will decrease progress by one point. Once you agree to help, as long as the modifier is on (for 5 years), you won't be asked to help for the same skill again. Diplomacy costs -15 general opinion. Martial cost 25% global levy. Stewardship costs 5% city vassal tax, -20 mayor opinion, +25% build time. Intrigue costs -50% plot power, -50% plot discovery. Scholarship costs -25% tech progress rate. The modifier is removed if you found the artifact or if the quest is abandoned.

It's possible to have a setback (rare, weight 1 among 32 at base). Having a medium or major rumor makes this more likely (x1.25 for medium, x1.5 for major). Not using the councillor's relevant skill also increases this by x1.5. Having less than 8 skill points increases by x2.5 times. Having any "dumb" traits (dull , slow , imbecile ) increases this outcome by x1.5 times.

Human players (AI rulers cannot lose councilors in this manner) can also have their councilor killed while searching (rare, weight 1 among 32 at base). Not using the councillor's relevant skill also increase this by x1.5. Having less than 8 skill points increases it by x1.5 times.

The councilor may have other outcomes that is not searching with a skill. He can ask for money (50% of annual income, at least 30 coins). This is x2 more likely if he is greedy, deceitful, slothful or your rival. 8/9 of the time this adds 3 points to the progress bar, but 1/9 (increased x1.5 if greedy, deceitful or rival) of the time the councilor will pocket the money instead. This is an imprisonable offense. The councilor may mess up badly, removing 3 points from the progress bar, this is more likely to happen if Dumb , less likely if Smart . Fortunately, he cannot mess up again for 10 years. He may also do nothing for 80 days. He may also suggest to upgrade for a better rumor. This will remove half of the progress bar and gives 20% of the time Stressed .

Beware, if the councilor dies, is imprisoned, leaves of fired from the council, he cannot continue his search, all the progress points will be wiped.

Thus, the best artifact hunter could be a councilor, who has 18 in the skill associated with that council position, without any of the dumb traits. It is suggested alternatively to use a smart character with at least 8 skill points in each area.

Loss of artifacts[edit]

If your capital is sacked or sieged, your artifacts may be stolen unless you arrange to be in a different province when the holding is breached.

After inheriting an artifact, there is a 5% chance that it will require maintenance. The cost to keep the artifact ranges from 30% yearly income for Q1 artifacts to 100% yearly income for Q4+ artifacts.

When a non-ruler dies, their artifacts are inherited by their employer, but destructible artifacts have a 50% chance to be destroyed instead. (Indestructible artifacts are exempt.)

Pre-MNM artifacts[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Acquisition
Plus2 axe.png '+2' Axe loot_axe weapon 2 +2 martial The Old Gods, loot a holding.

Must not already have a '+2' Axe in your Treasury (if '+2' Axe is given away as a gift you can quickly loot a new one).
AI characters will never get this through looting.
Can be given to an AI character as a gift and they can pass it on to other AI through inheritance.

Strange chest.png Strange Chest strange_chest Loot more to find a key (or a dynasty member may find a key for you).

Finding a key destroys the chest and grants 200 gold, 10 gold, or nothing.

The Old Gods, loot a holding. Not for AI.

Must not already have a Strange Chest in your Treasury.

Book sinister.png The Necronomicon necronomicon 4

-1 diplomacy
+5 learning
-2 Monthly Piety

Cursed and cannot be gifted

Build an observatory and study the weird
Gem diamond.png Cursed Diamond cursed_diamond 3 +10% National Tax
+1 Monthly Prestige
Rajas of India, capital in India, not AI, once per game

Begins a "curse" event chain when first found.

Cannot be destroyed, gifted, or inherited
Cursed diamond crown.png Cursed Diamond Crown cursed_diamond_crown crown 4 +3 stewardship
+1 Monthly Prestige
Saints skull.png Skull trophy rival_skull 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige The Reaper's Due, rob a rival's grave
Magnificent painting.png Magnificent Painting magnificent_painting 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige Rare events; more frequent for cultists
Magnificent painting improved.png Avant Garde Painting avant_garde_painting 1 -1 diplomacy
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
Saints bone finger.png Finger of St. John finger_of_st_john 2

Only active for Christians

+1 learning
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Faster province conversion
May heal ill
May reduce revolt risk

Sons of Abraham, adult Christian ruler

Rare events, more frequent if at war and leading troops; choices between obtaining at the cost of 10 gold, or becoming cynical .

Prosthetics[edit]

With DLC icon Reaper's Due.pngThe Reaper's Due, it is possible to get a prosthetic hand or leg. These artifacts are non-stacking and cannot be gifted or inherited.

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Prosthetic hand gold.png Gold Hand prosthetic_hand_gold Passive 2 +5 Sex Appeal
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
One-handed
Prosthetic hand metal.png Iron Hand prosthetic_hand_metal Passive 2 +15 Personal Combat Skill One-handed
Cannot have Gold Hand
Prosthetic leg.png Prosthetic Leg prosthetic_leg_artifact Passive 2 +10 Sex Appeal
+25 Personal Combat Skill
One-legged

MNM artifacts[edit]

Many types of artifacts require the Monks and Mystics expansion.

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other
Saintly Skull.png Head of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_head 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
Saintly Tongue.png Tongue of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_tongue 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
Saintly Tongue.png Tongue of an Unbeliever infamous_tongue 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
Saints bone finger.png Hand of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_hand 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Saints bone femur.png Arm of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_arm 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
Saints bone femur.png Foot of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_foot 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
+5% Movement Speed
Sword rusty.png Ancient Rusty Weapon famous_ancient_weapon ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige

Religious Artifacts[edit]

Christian[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active Spawn
Iron crown of lombardy.png Iron Crown of Lombardy iron_crown_of_lombardy crown 4 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-5 Short Reign Years
+10 Vassal Opinion
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 100% chance
before 1066: Kingdom of Italy
after 1066: Holy Roman Empire
Shroud of jesus.png Shroud of Jesus shroud_of_jesus 5 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+5% National Levy Size
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Spear of destiny.png Lance of Longinus spear_of_destiny weapon 5 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Morale Defence
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite Siege and capture the barony of Jerusalem during a Crusade. Can only happen once.
Cup holy grail.png Holy Grail holy_grail 5 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+4 Health
+5 Same Religion
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite Siege and capture the barony of Caesarea (in county of Acre) during a Crusade with supernatural events activated. Can only happen once.
Cup fancy.png Holy Grail holy_chalice 5 +2 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Health
+10 Same Religion
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite Siege and capture the barony of Caesarea (in county of Acre) during a Crusade without supernatural event. Can only happen once.
Saints bone femur.png Bones of St. Peter bones_of_st_peter 5 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+10 Same Religion
-10% Build Cost Modifier
-10% Build Time Modifier
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 100% chance
Papal State
Crown of thorns.png Crown of Thorns crown_of_thorns 4 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
-3% National Revolt Risk
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 100% chance
before 1066: County of Jerusalem
before 1238: Byzantine Empire
after 1238: Kingdom of France
Can also be obtained randomly through societies events at any date if not already present
Seamless robe of jesus.png Seamless Robe of Jesus seamless_robe_of_jesus 4 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+10% National Tax Modifier
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 100% chance
County of Trier
Nail of the true cross.png Nail of the True Cross fragment_of_true_cross 3 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 100% chance
Byzantine Empire
Pouch.png Holy Prepuce holy_foreskin 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+15% Fertility
+0.5 Health
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 2 can exist
75% chance
any landed Christian ruler
Saints bone finger.png Saint's Fingerbone fingerbone_of_saint 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 10 can exist
100% chance
any landed Christian ruler
Relic box simple.png Chains of St. Peter chains_of_st_peter 2 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 50% chance
any landed Christian ruler
Saints bone finger.png Right Hand of St. Demetrius right_hand_st_demetrius 2 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite 50% chance
County of Thessalonike
Veil of veronica.png Veil of Veronica veil_of_veronica 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-1% National Revolt Risk
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Image of edessa.png Image of Edessa image_of_edessa 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+0.25 Health
+5% National Tax Modifier
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Not Iconoclast
Relic box simple.png Remains of St. Cessianus remains_of_st_cessianus 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Weeping statue.png Weeping Statue weeping_statue 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5% National Tax Modifier
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Not Iconoclast
3 can exist
75% chance
any landed Christian ruler

Jewish[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active Spawn
Royal scepter.png Staff of Moses staff_of_moses weapon 5 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Morale Damage
+10% Morale Defence
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
SunniShiiteIbadi
Jewish
King Davids Harp.png King David's Harp davids_harp 5 4 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
SunniShiiteIbadi
Jewish
Ark of the covenant.png Ark of the Covenant ark_of_the_covenant 5 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
+10 Same Religion
+10% Morale Damage
+10% Morale Defence
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Jewish
100% chance
County of Aksum
Seal of solomon.png Seal of Solomon seal_of_solomon 4 4 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Immune to Possessed
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
SunniShiiteIbadi
Jewish
Mystic.png
Relicbox iron.png The Tabernacle tabernacle 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-2% National Revolt Risk
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Jewish
Davids Sling.png King David's Sling davids_sling weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+2 Vassal Opinion
+10 Personal Combat Skill
CatholicOrthodoxNestorianMiaphysite
Jewish

Muslim[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active Spawn
Seal of Mohammad.png Seal of Mohammad seal_of_mohammad 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
-5 Short Reign Years
+10 Same Religion
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
20% chance
Arabian Empire
Holy Banner of Mohammad.png Holy Banner of Mohammad holy_banner_of_mohammad 5 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
+15% Morale Damage
+15% Morale Defence
-2% National Revolt Risk
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
20% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
Blessed mantle.png Blessed Mantle blessed_mantle 5 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+10% National Tax Modifier
Can create an additional artifact,Water of the Blessed Mantle
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
20% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
Sword of Mohammad.png Sword of Mohammad sword_of_mohammad weapon 4 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+16 Personal Combat Skill
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
Adult
5 can exist
75% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
Relic box.png Blessed Sandals blessed_sandals 4 +1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Health
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
Relic box.png Letter of Mohammad letter_of_mohammad 3 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
20% chance
any landed Muslim ruler
Cloak of Mohammad.png Cloak of Mohammad cloak_of_mohammad 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-2% National Revolt Risk
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
100% chance
County of Bukhara
Relic box.png Mohammad's Bowl mohammads_bowl 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
-1% National Revolt Risk
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
Pouch.png Hair from the Beard of Mohammad mohammads_beard 2 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
100% chance
any landed Muslim ruler
Cup holy grail.png Water of the Blessed Mantle water_of_blessed_mantle 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
+0.25 Health
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi
Pouch.png Tooth of Mohammad tooth_of_mohammad 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+10% Leading the Center
Sunni
Shiite
Ibadi

Zoroastrian[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Cup holy grail.png Cup of Jamshid cup_of_jamshid 5 1 1 1 1 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Health
+5 Same Religion
Zoroastrian
Leopard skin cloak.png Babr-e-Bayan babr_e_bayan 5 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Health
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+1% National Levy Size
+5 Zoroastrian Opinion
Zoroastrian
Iranian Culture Group
Heroic banner derafsh.png Derafsh Kaviani derafsh_kaviani 4 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Vassal Opinion
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Morale Defence
Zoroastrian
Iranian Culture Group
Holder of Empire of Persia
Holder of Kingdom of Persia
Relic box.png Cyrus Cylinder cyrus_cylinder 3 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
-10% Build Cost Modifier
-10% Build Time Modifier
Zoroastrian
Iranian Culture Group
Haoma sapling.png Haoma Sapling haoma_sapling 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+10% Fertility
+0.25 Health
Zoroastrian
Branch of the cypress of keshmar.png Branch of the Keshmar Cypress keshmar_cypress_branch 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Zoroastrian

Pagan[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Mjölnir.png Mjolnir mjolnir weapon 5 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+20 Personal Combat Skill
+20% Heavy Infantry
+5 Same Religion
GermanicReformed Germanic
Adult
Andvaranaut.png Andvaranaut andvaranaut wrist 5 4 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+20% National Tax Modifier
+4 Stewardship
+5 Same Religion
-1 Health

Cursed, cannot be destroyed or gifted to Chinese emperor
GermanicReformed Germanic
Gjallarhorn.png Gjallarhorn gjallarhorn 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Morale Defence
GermanicReformed Germanic
Branch of the cypress of keshmar.png The Fetish of Souls fetish_of_souls 5 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Monthly Piety
+10 Same Religion
West AfricanReformed West African
Sampo.png Sampo sampo 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+20% National Tax Modifier
+5 Same Religion
SuomenuskoReformed Suomenusko
Axe of perun.png Axe of Perun axe_of_perun weapon 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+18 Personal Combat Skill
+20% Light Infantry
+5 Same Religion
SlavicReformed Slavic
Adult
Axe of perkunas.png Axe of Perkunas axe_of_perkunas weapon 5 5 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+5 Same Religion
RomuvaReformed Romuva
Adult
Yada Tashy.png Yada Tashy yada_tashy 5 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10% National Tax Modifier
+10 Same Religion
TengriReformed Tengri

Indian[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Pouch.png The Tooth of Buddha buddhas_tooth 5 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
-5 Short Reign Years
+10 Same Religion
HinduismBuddhismJainism
Gem diamond.png The Mountain of Light mountain_of_light_diamond 5 3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
-10% Build Cost Modifier
-10% Build Time Modifier
-1 Health
HinduismBuddhismJainism
Royal scepter.png Jewelled Danda elaborate_danda scepter 3 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+10% National Tax Modifier
HinduismBuddhismJainism
Gem sapphire.png Sarira sarira 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
HinduismBuddhismJainism
Saints bone femur.png Sariraka Bone sariraka_actual_body_part 3 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
HinduismBuddhismJainism

Hermetic Society[edit]

These artifacts can be created by members of the Hermetic society.

Magnum Opus[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Ritualistic Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_ritual_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Ritualistic Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_ritual_2 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Ritualistic Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_ritual_3 3 1 1 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red glow.png Magnum Opus on Ritualistic Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_ritual_4 4 1 1 1 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Contemplative Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_contemplation_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Contemplative Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_contemplation_2 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red.png Magnum Opus on Contemplative Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_contemplation_3 3 2 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book red glow.png Magnum Opus on Contemplative Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_contemplation_4 4 1 2 +0.5 Monthly Piety Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Stellar Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_stars_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Stellar Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_stars_2 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Stellar Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_stars_3 3 1 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue glow.png Magnum Opus on Stellar Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_stars_4 4 1 1 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Planetary Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_planets_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Planetary Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_planets_2 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue.png Magnum Opus on Planetary Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_planets_3 3 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book blue glow.png Magnum Opus on Planetary Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_planets_4 4 1 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_2 2 2 Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_3 3 2 +0.5 Health Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green glow.png Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_4 4 2 +1 Health Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_2 2 1 1 Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green.png Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_3 3 1 1 1 Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Book green glow.png Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_4 4 1 2 1 Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society

Inventions[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Handgun.png Handgun hermetic_handgun weapon 3 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+25 Personal Combat Skill
+20% Morale Damage
Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Compass.png Magnetic Compass hermetic_compass 3 2 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Relic box simple.png Radius Astronomicus radius_astronomicus 3 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+5% Technology Spread Rate
Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Relicbox iron.png Cipher Disc hermetic_cypher_machine 2 2 1 +10% Plot Power Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Suit of armor gold.png Plate Armor hermetic_plate_armor torso 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Morale Damage
Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
Relic box simple.png Spectacles hermetic_glasses 1 2 +0.25 Monthly Prestige Older than 40

Texts[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Diplomacy Martial Stewardship Intrigue Learning Other Active
Emerald tablet.png Emerald Tablet emerald_tablet 4 2 +5% Technology Spread Rate Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society AND
a society rank greater or equal to 3

Ingredients[edit]

Image Name Command Effect Quality
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Hibiscus ingredient_herb1 Healthy (+1 to Potion of Eudaimonia Quality), Antipyretic (currently does nothing) 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Ginger Root ingredient_herb2 Healthy, Antipyretic 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Mandrake ingredient_herb3 Unhealthy (-1 to Potion of Eudaimonia), Sleep Inducing (Used for Lab Infiltration) 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Lemon Grass ingredient_herb4 Healthy, Antipyretic 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Nettles ingredient_herb5 Healthy, Antipyretic 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Wormwood ingredient_herb6 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Valerian ingredient_herb7 Healthy, Sleep Inducing 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Violet ingredient_herb8 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Yarrow ingredient_herb9 Healthy, Sleep Inducing 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Gall Bladder ingredient_animal1 Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Kidney ingredient_animal2 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Eyeballs ingredient_animal3 Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Cloven hooves ingredient_animal4 Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Antlers ingredient_animal5 Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Snout ingredient_animal6 Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Heart ingredient_animal7 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Liver ingredient_animal8 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Intestines ingredient_animal9 Healthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Silver ingredient_metal_exotic1 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Mercury ingredient_metal_exotic2 Healthy, Unhealthy (it has both properties) 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Aqua Regia ingredient_metal_exotic3 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Aqua Fortis ingredient_metal_exotic4 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Sulphur ingredient_metal_exotic5 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Gold ingredient_metal_exotic6 Healthy, Antipyretic 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Copper ingredient_metal_exotic7 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Iron ingredient_metal_exotic8 Healthy, Unhealthy 1
Pouch of ingredients.png Ingredient: Tin ingredient_metal_exotic9 1

Smithed artifacts[edit]

Available with either Monks and Mystics or Jade Dragon, through the "Search for a Smith" decision.

  • Requesting a tier 3 weapon or armor requires emperor rank and costs 3.5 yearly income (min 300, max 3000).
  • Requesting a tier 2 weapon or armor requires king rank and costs 2.0 yearly income (min 150, max 500).
  • Requesting a tier 1 weapon or armor costs 1.0 yearly income (min 50, max 100).

The costs for crown jewel sets are similar but not exactly the same.

While smithing a Tier 3 artifact, the smith may have an event where he asks for 2 yearly income (min 300, max 1000) gold in order to import special materials to create an improved Tier 4 artifact. This will only happen if the smith DOES get the smith_fail flag. The chance for smith_fail is higher when the smith has low stewardship (under 10) and the charitable or content traits. The chance for smith_fail is lower when the smith has high stewardship (over 10) and the greedy, diligent, patient, genius, quick, or shrewd traits. Additionally, the smith is more likely to steal the artifact if he has the ambitious, envious, or deceitful traits. [1]

Crown Jewels[edit]

Christian/Jewish sets[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Crown gold fancy.png The Crown of Majesty (lv 4) crown_of_majesty_2 crown 4 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Scepter emerald.png Emerald Scepter (lv 4) emerald_scepter_2 scepter 4 +0.4 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Sword of heroes.png Sword of Heroes (lv 4) sword_of_heroes_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.4 Monthly Prestige 4 7 3
Crown gold fancy.png The Crown of Majesty crown_of_majesty crown 3 +0.4 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Scepter emerald.png Emerald Scepter emerald_scepter scepter 3 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Sword of heroes.png Sword of Heroes sword_of_heroes ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 3 6 2
Crown of pearls.png Crown of Pearls crown_of_pearls crown 2 +0.2 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Sceptre ruby.png Ruby Scepter ruby_scepter scepter 2 +0.2 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Sword golden.png Golden Sword golden_sword ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.2 Monthly Prestige 2 4 2
Crown of lilies.png Crown of Lilies the_lily_crown crown 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1
Royal scepter.png Noble Scepter noble_scepter scepter 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1
Sword engraved.png Engraved Sword engraved_sword ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige 1 2 1

Muslim/West African sets[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Inscriped dagger.png Dagger of Glory (lv 4) dagger_of_glory_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 7 3
Andvaranaut.png Ruby Bracelets (lv 4) ruby_bracelets_2 wrist 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Inscriped dagger.png Dagger of Glory dagger_of_glory ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 6 2
Andvaranaut.png Ruby Bracelets ruby_bracelets wrist 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Indian dagger.png Bejeweled Dagger bejeweled_dagger ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 4 2
Bracelet gold.png Golden Bracelets golden_bracelets wrist 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Simple dagger.png Engraved Dagger engraved_dagger ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 2 1
Bracelet silver.png Silver Bracelets silver_bracelets wrist 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1

Indian sets[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Inscriped dagger.png Dagger of Glory (lv 4) dagger_of_glory_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 7 3
Indian necklace.png Celestial Necklace (lv 4) celestial_necklace_2 neck 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Inscriped dagger.png Dagger of Glory dagger_of_glory ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 6 2
Indian necklace.png Celestial Necklace celestial_necklace neck 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Indian dagger.png Bejeweled Dagger bejeweled_dagger ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 4 2
Necklace of radiance.png Necklace of Radiance necklace_of_radiance neck 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Simple dagger.png Engraved Dagger engraved_dagger ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 2 1
Pearl necklace.png Collar of Pearls collar_of_pearls neck 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1

Zoroastrian/Zun sets[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Bracelet jeweled silver.png Heavenly Circlet (lv 4) circlet_of_the_heavens_2 crown 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Sceptre ruby.png Staff of Majesty (lv 4) staff_of_majesty_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Bracelet jeweled silver.png Heavenly Circlet circlet_of_the_heavens crown 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Sceptre ruby.png Staff of Majesty staff_of_majesty ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Andvaranaut.png Circlet of the Sun circlet_of_the_sun crown 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Royal scepter.png Golden Staff golden_staff ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Bracelet silver.png Circlet of Twilight circlet_of_twilight crown 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1
Royal scepter.png Silver Staff silver_staff ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1

Norse sets[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Sword of heroes.png Sword of Heroes (lv 4) sword_of_heroes_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.4 Monthly Prestige 4 7 3
Crown gold.png Crown of Crows (lv 4) crown_of_crows_2 crown 4 +0.9 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Sword of heroes.png Sword of Heroes sword_of_heroes ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 3 6 2
Crown gold.png Crown of Crows crown_of_crows crown 3 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Sword golden.png Golden Sword golden_sword ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.2 Monthly Prestige 2 4 2
Crown silver.png Crown of the Sea crown_of_the_sea crown 2 +0.4 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Sword engraved.png Engraved Sword engraved_sword ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige 1 2 1
Crown silver.png Iron Crown iron_crown crown 1 +0.15 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1

Sets for other religions[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Other Feudal Vassal
Opinion
Tribal Vassal
Opinion
City Vassal
Opinion
Crown gold fancy.png Hero's Crown (lv 4) heros_crown_2 crown 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 3 3
Viking axe.png Axe of the Ancestors (lv 4) axe_of_the_ancestors_2 ceremonial_weapon 4 +0.7 Monthly Prestige 4 7 3
Crown gold fancy.png Hero's Crown heros_crown crown 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 2 2
Viking axe.png Axe of the Ancestors axe_of_the_ancestors ceremonial_weapon 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige 3 6 2
Crown gold.png Amber Crown amber_crown crown 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 2 2
Viking axe.png Obsidian Axe obsidian_axe ceremonial_weapon 2 +0.3 Monthly Prestige 2 4 2
Crown silver.png Engraved Crown engraved_crown crown 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 1 1
Viking axe.png Ceremonial Axe ceremonial_axe ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige 1 2 1

Crafted Weapon[edit]

Swords[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Sword.png Arming Sword sword_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T2.png Longsword sword_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Heavy Infantry
+10% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow purple.png Heartseeker sword_tier_3_heartseeker weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow green.png Vengeance sword_tier_3_vengeance weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow red.png Fury sword_tier_3_fury weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow purple.png Dragonseeker sword_tier_4_heartseeker weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow green.png Heaven's Vengeance sword_tier_4_vengeance weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword T3 glow red.png God's Fury sword_tier_4_fury weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult

Scimitars[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Scimitar T1.png Scimitar scimitar_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Scimitar T2.png Fine Scimitar scimitar_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Heavy Infantry
+10% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
The golden scimitar.png The Golden Scimitar scimitar_tier_3_golden weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Scimitar T3.png Scimitar of Fortune scimitar_tier_3_fortune weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword muslim.png Scimitar of Conquest scimitar_tier_3_conquest weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
The golden scimitar.png Golden Vengeance scimitar_tier_4_golden weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Scimitar T3.png Scimitar of the Night scimitar_tier_4_fortune weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Sword muslim.png Scimitar of Death scimitar_tier_4_conquest weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult

Lances[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Lance.png Lance lance_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Pikemen
Adult
Twohanded lance.png Twohanded Lance lance_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
+10% Pikemen
Adult
The impaler.png The Impaler lance_tier_3_impaler weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Pikemen
Adult
The trident.png The Trident lance_tier_3_trident weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Pikemen
Adult
The piercer.png The Piercer lance_tier_3_piercer weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Pikemen
Adult
The trident.png Bleeding Lance lance_tier_4_trident weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult
The piercer.png Death Strike lance_tier_4_piercer weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult
The impaler.png Ascalon lance_tier_4_impaler weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult

Axes[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Axe tier 1.png Throwing Axe axe_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Viking axe.png Battle Axe axe_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Light Infantry
+10% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Cleaver.png Cleaver axe_tier_3_cleaver weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Light Infantry
+15% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Ravager Axe.png Ravager axe_tier_3_ravager weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Light Infantry
+15% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Marauder.png Marauder axe_tier_3_marauder weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Light Infantry
+15% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Marauder.png Darkbringer axe_tier_4_marauder weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Light Infantry
+20% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Ravager Axe.png Heaven's Devastator axe_tier_4_ravager weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Light Infantry
+20% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
Cleaver.png The Dragon Cleaver axe_tier_4_cleaver weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Light Infantry
+20% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult

Maces[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Mace tier 1.png Mace mace_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Light Cavalry
Adult
Mace.png Iron Mace mace_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Heavy Infantry
+10% Light Cavalry
Adult
The foe hammer.png The Foe Hammer mace_tier_3_foe_hammer weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Light Cavalry
Adult
The bone breaker.png The Bone Breaker mace_tier_3_bone_breaker weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Light Cavalry
Adult
The shatterer.png The Shatterer mace_tier_3_shatterer weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Light Cavalry
Adult
The foe hammer.png The Skullcrusher mace_tier_4_foe_hammer weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Light Cavalry
Adult
The bone breaker.png The Twilight Hammer mace_tier_4_bone_breaker weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Light Cavalry
Adult
The shatterer.png The Giant Shatterer mace_tier_4_shatterer weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Light Cavalry
Adult

Bows[edit]

Bows are the preferred weapons of nomads: they provide more prestige than other types of crafted weapons and help when leading mounted troops.

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Self bow t1.png Self Bow bow_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
+10% Archers
Adult
Recurve bow.png Composite Bow bow_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
+10% Archers
Adult
Silent wind.png Silent Wind bow_tier_3_silent_wind weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
Lightning.png Lightning bow_tier_3_lightning weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
Eagle.png Eagle bow_tier_3_eagle weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
Silent wind.png Death Wind bow_tier_4_silent_wind weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult
Lightning.png Lightning Strike bow_tier_4_lightning weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult
Eagle.png Ice Eagle bow_tier_4_eagle weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult

Crafted Armor[edit]

Armor[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Chain mail.png Chain Mail armor_tier_1 torso 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Adult
Splint mail.png Splint Mail armor_tier_2 torso 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Offensive Morale
Adult
Guardian armor.png Guardian armor_tier_3_guardian torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Offensive Morale
Adult
Champion armor.png Champion armor_tier_3_champion torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Offensive Morale
Adult
Warden armor.png Warden armor_tier_3_warden torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Offensive Morale
Adult
Guardian armor.png Angelic Guardian armor_tier_4_guardian torso 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Offensive Morale
Adult
Champion armor.png Green Armor armor_tier_4_champion torso 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Offensive Morale
Adult
Warden armor.png Immortal armor_tier_4_warden torso 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Offensive Morale
Adult

Horse Armor[edit]

Image Name Command Slot Quality Martial Other Active
Horse armor T1.png Mail Horse Armor horse_armor_tier_1 torso 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Horse
Horse armor T2.png Heavy Mail Horse Armor horse_armor_tier_2 torso 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
Horse
Horse armor T3 glow blue.png Golden Stallion Armor horse_armor_tier_3_golden_stallion torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
Male Horse
Horse armor T3 glow green.png Gilded Mare Armor horse_armor_tier_3_gilded_mare torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
Female Horse
Horse armor T3 glow red.png Ornate Steed Armor horse_armor_tier_3_ornate_steed torso 3 1 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
Horse

Jade Dragon artifacts[edit]

Chinese artifacts[edit]

Some of the major Chinese artifacts can only be obtained through events, such as diplomat visits. The dragon amulet can be given by a courtier escaping death from China if you let him stay. You may buy a weapon while visiting China. The minor artifacts (quality 3 or less) can be requested from China using the grace interaction

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Jade dragon.png Jade Dragon jade_dragon Passive 5 +2 Diplomacy
+10% Tax Modifier
+1 Monthly Prestige
Always
Dragon amulet.png Dragon Amulet chinese_dragon_amulet Neck 4 +1 Stewardship
+5 Vassal Opinion
+0.75 Monthly Prestige
-10% Build Cost
Always
Chinese artwork.png [offmap_china.GetShortName] Artwork [offmap_china.GetShortName] Artwork chinese_artwork Passive 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+0.1 Monthly Piety
Always
Chinese calligraphy.png [offmap_china.GetShortName] Calligraphy [offmap_china.GetShortName] Calligraphy chinese_calligraphy Passive 2 +2 town_opinion
+0.35 Monthly Prestige
Always
Chinese sculpture.png [offmap_china.GetShortName] Sculpture [offmap_china.GetShortName] Sculpture chinese_sculpture Passive 2 -5% Build Time
+0.35 Monthly Prestige
Always
Chinese robe.png Ceremonial Robes chinese_ceremonial_robes Ceremonial Gown 3 +1 Diplomacy
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
Adult
Silk shroud.png Silk Shroud silk_shroud Ceremonial Gown 3 +2 Intrigue
+0.6 Monthly Prestige
Adult
Water clock.png Water Clock water_clock Passive 4 +2 Learning
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Always
Jian sword.png Jian jian_sword Weapon 4 +2 Martial
+1 Monthly Prestige
+12 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+12.5% Light Cavalry
+12.5% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
Small chinese figurine.png Small Figurine Figurine of [offmap_china.PrevRuler.GetFullName] chinese_prev_emperor_sculpture Passive 1 +0.15 Monthly Prestige Always
Chinese arm protector.png Chinese Arm Protector [offmap_china.GetShortName] Arm Protector chinese_arm_protector wrist 2 +0.4 Monthly Prestige
+10 Sex Appeal
Always
Serpent spear.png Serpent Spear chinese_serpent_spear weapon 2 +1 Martial
+0.4 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Cavalry
+3.5% Heavy Infantry (inc Pikemen?)
+3.5% Pikemen
Adult
Ji.png Ji chinese_ji weapon 3 +2 Martial
+0.65 Monthly Prestige
+8 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Cavalry
+7.5% Heavy Infantry
+7.5% Pikemen
Adult
Relic box simple.png Zhuge Crossbow chinese_crossbow weapon 3 +2 Martial
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
+8 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Defensive Plot Power
+10% Light Infantry
Adult
Chinese bronze statue.png Bronze Sculpture [offmap_china.GetShortName] Bronze Sculpture chinese_bronze_sculpture Passive 3 +1 Stewardship
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
Painting of shanguang ti.png Painting of Shanguang Tí chinese_painting_of_glitterhoof Passive 1 +0.1 Monthly Piety
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
Chinese tapestry.png Tapestry Depicting Trade Tapestry of [tapestry_target.GetName] chinese_tapestry Passive 2 -2% Build Cost
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
Chinese tapestry.png Chinese Tapestry [offmap_china.GetShortName] Tapestry chinese_tapestry_grand Passive 3 -2 Short Reign Length
+0.3 Monthly Prestige
Always

Books from China[edit]

These books are non-stacking (except the history book).

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
Art of war.png The Art of War art_of_war 5 +5 martial
+1 monthly prestige
Always
Classic of poetry.png Classic of Poetry classic_of_poetry 5 +3 learning
+0.5 monthly piety
Always
Chinese compendium of medicine.png Chinese Compendium of Medicine [offmap_china.GetShortName] Compendium of Medicine chinese_book_health 3 +0.5 health
+15% fertility
6 learning
Chinese treatise on law.png Chinese Treatise on Law [offmap_china.GetShortName] Treatise on Law chinese_book_law 3 +5 vassal opinion 6 learning
Chinese history book.png Chinese History Book History of [offmap_china.GetShortName] chinese_book_history 1 +0.1 monthly prestige
+5% fertility
6 learning
(can stack)
Chinese economic chronicle.png Chinese Economic Chronicle [offmap_china.Governor.GetFirstName]'s Chronicle of Economic Principle chinese_book_economy 3 +1 stewardship
+1 monthly wealth
6 learning
Book chinese diary.png Chinese Journal The Journal of [Root.GetFirstName] chinese_journal 3 +0.5 health (Depressed Depressed.png or
Stressed Stressed.png) and not Cynical Cynical.png

Compose a Book[edit]

Starting with the "Compose a Book" decision, you may write about any field in which you have a related education or 10 skill. For the topic of religion, being a member of a monastic society is also sufficient. You also have the option of writing about your dynasty.

The possible quality levels are determined based on your education, relevant skill(s), and traits:

Quality initially possible Always Writing about [attribute] Writing about dynasty
Q1 Dumb or any lv1 education Any relevant skill below 5 Three skills below 8
Q2 Any lv2-lv3 education At least 7 or 8 skill Three skills at least 12
Q3 Smart 15 skill or lv4 education in relevant field Three skills at least 20 or any lv4 education

A progress event will present options that may affect the possible quality levels. In one of the events, it helps to have a councilor in a relevant field whose skill is at least 3 higher than yours (4 higher for writing about dynasty).

When you finish the book, if multiple quality levels are possible, factors such as those listed below determine the likelihood of each quality level.

Topic Available (10+ or relevant education) Additive factors for Q3
War Martial
  • Martial education and level
  • Martial skill (10, 15, 20)
  • Martial lifestyle
  • Martial focus (war, hunting)
  • Have 2 leadership traits
  • Personal combat skill
Administration Stewardship
  • Stewardship education
  • Stewardship skill (10, 15, 20)
  • Stewardship lifestyle
  • Stewardship focus (rulership, business)
Religion Learning or member of a monastic society
  • Learning education
  • Learning skill (10, 15, 20)
  • Learning lifestyle
  • Learning focus (theology, scholarship)
  • Member of a monastic society
Relationships Diplomacy or intrigue
  • Diplomacy or intrigue education
  • Diplomacy or intrigue lifestyle
  • Diplomacy or intrigue skill (lowest below 10; highest at least 10, 15, 20)
  • Specific focuses: intrigue or family
Dynasty Always available

No final quality factors

Composed books are stacking, but some cannot be written by a character who already has a similar book.

Books about war[edit]

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
Book martial a1.png How To Hold a Sword how_to_hold_a_sword 1 +4 Personal Combat Skill
Book martial a2.png A Soldier's Life a_soldiers_life 2 +1 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Morale Defense
+2.5% Land Organization
Book martial b2.png A History of Armor a_history_of_armor 2 +2.5% Siege Defense
+15% Morale Defense
Book martial a2.png The Life of [Root.GetBestName] the_life_of_root 2 +15% Morale Defense
+2.5% Army Morale
Book martial a3.png Military Strategy, according to [Root.GetBestName] military_strategy_guide 3 +10% Levy Reinforcement Rate
+2.5% Siege Speed
+5% Morale Damage
Book martial a4.png The Fechtbuch [Root.GetFirstName]'s Fechtbuch my_fechtbuch 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Narrow Flank
Book martial a5.png Codex [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] codex_dynasty_name 3 +2 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Narrow Flank
Book martial b5.png The Sword and Buckler Manual the_sword_and_buckler 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Duelist Duelist.png or
Hunter Hunter.png or
Strategist Strategist.png or
Martial education Tough soldier.png
Book martial b1.png Lessons Inspired By My Enemy lessons_taught_to_me_by_rival_1 1 +1 Martial
Book martial b2.png Lessons Taught Me By My Enemy lessons_taught_to_me_by_rival_2 2 +1 Martial
+4 Personal Combat Skill
Book martial b3.png Lessons Taught Me By My Enemy, by [Root.GetTitledFirstName] lessons_taught_to_me_by_rival_3 3 +1 Martial
+1 Intrigue
+6 Personal Combat Skill
Book martial a2.png The Wisdom of the Heavens the_wisdom_of_the_heavens 2 +3 Vassal Opinion
+6 Personal Combat Skill
Book martial a3.png Ordinary Beasts and How to Avoid Them ordinary_beasts 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Plot Power Defense
Book martial b4.png The White [Root.GetRegionalBigAnimalCap] The White [Root.GetRegionalBigAnimalCap] the_white_animal 3 +3 Vassal Opinion
+5 Sex Appeal
Book martial b5.png The Bestiary the_bestiary 4 +5 Vassal Opinion
+10 Sex Appeal
Book martial a4.png The Book of Shadows the_book_of_shadows 3 +10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Murder Plot Power
Book martial b3.png On [Root.Government.GetName] Warfare On [Root.Government.GetName] Warfare on_government_type_warfare 3 +1 Martial
+10% Morale Damage
+10% Morale Defense
Has matching government type as author

Books about administration[edit]

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
Book cutlery 01.png A Culinary Diary, by [Root.GetFirstName] culinary_diary 1 +5 City Vassal Opinion
-5 Temple Vassal Opinion
Book cook blank 00.png Yes, I Ate That yes_I_ate_that 1 +5% Plot Power Defense
-5 Sex Appeal
Book chef 01.png The Well-Dressed Chef the_well_dressed_chef 1 +5 Sex Appeal
Book cook blank 01.png The Big Book of Meat big_book_of_meat 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.1 Monthly Wealth
Not publically Jain Jain.png
Book radish.png A Book of Vegetables a_book_of_vegetables 1 +5 City Vassal Opinion
Book apple.png Fruits - The Book fruits_the_book 1 +2 City Vassal Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Wealth
Book rat.png Shoddy Recipe Collection, by [Root.GetTitledFirstName] shoddy_recipes 1 +0.2 Monthly Prestige
Book cutlery 02.png Decent Cookbook decent_cookbook 2 +0.5 Monthly Wealth
Book cook blank 02.png Honest Recipes honest_recipes 2 +1% National Tax Modifier
Book cook blank 03.png Gastronomic Tonics gastronomic_tonics 2 +5% Plot Power Increase
Book chef 02.png The Omnivore the_omnivore 2 +3 Stewardship
+2 Intrigue
-10 General Opinion
Cannibal Cannibal.png
Book chef 03.png The [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] Cookbook, by [Root.GetFirstName] the_dynasty_cookbook 3 +1 Stewardship
+5 Dynasty Opinion
Same dynasty as author
Book cook blank 04.png Modest Measures modest_measures 3 +1 Stewardship
+1 Monthly Wealth
Book cutlery 03.png Feeding a Realm good_cookbook 3 +3 Monthly Wealth
Book cook roman.png Apicius cookbook_3_roman 3 +2 Stewardship
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Latin culture group
Book cook arabic.png Kitab al-Tabikh cookbook_3_arabic 3 +2 Stewardship
+1 Learning
Arabic culture group
Book cook china.png Yinshan Zhengyao cookbook_3_chinese_group 3 +1 Stewardship
+0.5 Health
Chinese culture group
Book cook german.png Das Buch von guter Speise cookbook_3_central_german 3 +1 Stewardship
+5 Vassal Opinion
Central Germanic culture group
Book fish 01.png Fishing with [Root.GetFirstName] bad_fishing_book 1 +1 General Opinion
Book architect 01.png On [Root.Culture] Architecture on_culture_architecture 3 -10% Build Cost
Book architect 02.png How to Build A Well how_to_build_a_well 3 -20% Build Time
Book bigflower.png Gardens of the Moon Gardens of [Root.GetRandomPlanetName] gardens_of_planet 3 +1 Stewardship
+1% National Tax Modifier
Book fish 02.png A Treatise of Fishing with an Angle treatise_on_fishing 4 +1 Diplomacy
+1 Stewardship
+5 General Opinion

Books about religion[edit]

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
Book point 01.png In Honor of [Root.Religion.HighGod] in_honor_of_highgod 1 +1 Monthly Piety
Book learnblank 01.png Faith Eternal faith_eternal 1 +5 Temple Vassal Opinion
Book learnblank 02.png What Do Monks Wear what_do_monks_wear 2 +2 Same Religion Opinion
+0.25 Monthly Piety
Book point 02.png Hymns to [Root.Religion.HighGod] hymns_to_highgod 2 +10 Temple Vassal Opinion
Book learnblank 03.png Choice Passages, by [Root.GetTitledFirstName] choice_passages 2 +5 Church Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Piety
Book learnblank 04.png A History of Temples a_history_of_churches 3 +1 Stewardship
+3 Same Religion Opinion
+5 Temple Vassal Opinion
Book eye 01.png How to Worship [Root.Religion.HighGod] how_to_worship 3 +10 Church Opinion
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Book eye 02.png [Root.Religion.ScriptureName] Improved the_not_actual_holy_book 3 +3 Intrigue
+5% Plot Power Defense
-5 Same Religion Opinion
-10 Temple Vassal Opinion
Lunatic
Book eye 03.png The Spirits Among Us the_spirits 3 +1 Learning
+0.75 Monthly Piety
Pagan religion group
Book lang 01.png The [Root.Culture] Language, Volume I learning_languages_1 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
Book lang 02.png The [Root.Culture] Language, Volume II learning_languages_2 2 +2 General Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Book lang 03.png The [Root.Culture] Language, Volume III learning_languages_3 3 +5 General Opinion
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Book lang 04.png The [Root.Culture] Language, Volume IV learning_languages_4 4 +1 Diplomacy
+5 General Opinion
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
Book republic.png The [Root.Government.GetName] Realm The [Root.Government.GetName] Realm the_republic 3 +2 Diplomacy
-1% National Revolt Risk
Has matching government type as author
Book learnflower 01.png Unnatural History unnatural_history 2 +1 Learning
-5 Temple Vassal Opinion
+5 Sex Appeal
Book learnflower 02.png The Confessions of [Root.GetDynName] the_confessions_of_root 3 +2 Learning
-20% Fertility
Book health 03.png Kitab al-Shifa the_book_of_healing 4 +1 Intrigue
+1 Learning
+0.25 Health
Muslim religious group
Book health 02.png Human Anatomy human_anatomy 2 +0.1 Health
+5% Fertility
Book health 01.png Common Maladies and their Remedies maladies_and_remedies 2 +1 Health Malaise Malaise.png or
Fatigue Fatigue.png or
Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain.png or
Headache Headache.png or
Rash Rash.png or
Cramps Cramps.png or
Chest Pain Chest pain.png or
Vomiting Vomiting.png or
Diarrhea Diarrhea.png or
Fever Fever.png or
Cough Cough.png or
Ill Ill.png or
Lover's Pox Lovers pox.png or
Flu Flu.png
Book poetry.png The Comforting Boulder comforting_poetry 3 +0.5 Health Depressed Depressed.png or
Stressed Stressed.png
Book.png Equine Maxims Equine Maxims, in honor of [dedication_target.GetFirstName] equine_maxims 2 +3 City Vassal Opinion
+15 Horse Opinion
Book green.png Equine Sequins equine_sequins 3 +1 Learning
-5% Build Time
+15 Horse Opinion

Books about relationships[edit]

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
Book etiquette 1.png Court Etiquette - Volume 1 court_etiquette_1 1 +10 Liege Opinion
Book etiquette 2.png Court Etiquette - Volume 2 court_etiquette_2 2 +10 Plot Discovery Chance
Book etiquette 3.png Court Etiquette - Volume 3 court_etiquette_3 3 +5 Vassal Opinion
+10% Plot Discovery Chance
Book write letter.png How To Compose A Letter how_to_write_a_letter 2 +2 General Opinion
Book diplo simple.png Notes From A Kitchen notes_from_a_kitchen 2 +10% Fertility
+5 Sex Appeal
Book fifty shade.png Fifty Nuances of [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] fifty_shades_of_root 2 +25% Fertility
-0.1 Monthly Prestige
Book kamasutra.png Kama Sutra kama_sutra 3 +20 Sex Appeal
+25% Fertility
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Indo-Aryan culture group
Book honor root 1.png In Honor of My Beloved My Beloved [dedication_target.GetFirstName] in_honor_of_roots_beloved_1 1 +5 Sex Appeal
Book honor root 2.png To My Beautiful Love To the Beautiful [dedication_target.GetFirstName] in_honor_of_roots_beloved_2 2 +0.15 Monthly Prestige
+7 Sex Appeal
Book honor root 3.png A [Root.Culture] Tale A [Root.Culture.GetName] Tale, or '[Root.GetFirstName] and [dedication_target.GetFirstName]' in_honor_of_roots_beloved_3 3 +1 Diplomacy
+10 Sex Appeal
Book make allies.png How to Make Allies and Influence Vassals how_to_make_allies 2 +5 Vassal Opinion
Book art love.png The Art of Love Ars Amatoria, or The Art of Love in [Root.Capital.Capital.GetName] the_art_of_love 3 +1 Diplomacy
+15% Fertility
+5 Sex Appeal
Book hunchback.png The Hunchback The Hunchback of [Root.Capital.Capital.GetName] the_hunchback_of_capital 3 +1 Diplomacy
+10 General Opinion
Hunchback Hunchback.png or
Dwarf Dwarf.png or
Scholar Scholar.png
Book illiad.png The [Root.GetFirstName]iad the_illiad 3 +1 Diplomacy
+1 Martial
Book odyssey.png The [Root.GetFirstName]ey the_odyssey 4 +2 Diplomacy
+3 Martial
Book contracts roman.png Contracts of the [Root.Culture] contracts_of_the_romans 3 +1 Stewardship
-2.5% Build Cost
Book speculum regale.png Speculum Regale speculum_regale 4 +1 Diplomacy
+20 Child Opinion
+5 Vassal Opinion
Book rhcc.png Book on Courtesy [Root.RelHead.Culture.GetName] Courtesy religious_head_culture_courtesy 4 +1 Diplomacy
+1 Learning
+15 Church Opinion
Has matching religion as author
Book govt court.png Keeping A Court Keeping [Root.Government.GetName] Court keeping_government_court 4 +15 Liege Opinion
+5 Vassal Opinion
+1 Stewardship
+1 Intrigue
Has matching government type as author

Books about dynasty[edit]

Image Name Command Quality Effects Active
Book roots crown 01.png To My Descendants, by [Root.GetDynName] to_my_descendants 1 +5 Dynasty Opinion Same dynasty as author
Book roots crown 02.png Records of the [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] records_of_roots_dynasty 2 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Piety
Same dynasty as author
Book roots tree 01.png The [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] Records the_legend_of_roots_ancestors_1 1 +2 Dynasty Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
Book roots tree 02.png Legends of the [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] the_legend_of_roots_ancestors_2 2 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
Book roots tree 03.png The Legendary [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] the_legend_of_roots_ancestors_3 3 +10 Dynasty Opinion
+5 Child Opinion
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
Book roots tree 04.png The Annals of [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] the_annals_of_roots_dynasty 4 +1 Diplomacy
+15 Dynasty Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
Book roots tree 04.png The Legendary [From.OriginalOwner.GetOnlyDynastyName] [From.OriginalOwner.GetWarriorRoleCap]
or
The Legendary [warrior_relative.GetOnlyDynastyName] [warrior_relative.GetWarriorRoleCap]
the_legendary_dynasty_warrior 4 +5 Brave Opinion
+15 Dynasty Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
Book cook blank 03.png The Virtues of [saintly_relative.GetFirstName] the_saintly_relative 4 +5 Zealous Opinion
+5 Dynasty Opinion
+5 Christian Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Piety
Same dynasty as author
Book roots crown 03.png A Story About My Aunt a_story_about_my_aunt 3 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+15 Female Dynasty Opinion
Same dynasty as author
Book roots crown 04.png The Secret History of the [Root.Culture] the_secret_history_of_culture 4 +10 Dynasty Opinion
+10 Vassal Opinion
+1 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author

Holy Fury Artifacts[edit]

Crown Jewels[edit]

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Crown hre.png Reichskrone crown_hre Crown 5 +1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
+4 Diplomacy
+10 Temple Vassal Opinion
Government is Feudal
Publicly follows Catholic or Fraticelli
Has been Crowned
Crown byzantine.png Imperial Diadem crown_byzantine Crown 5 +1.5 Monthly Prestige
+1.4 Monthly Piety
+4 Stewardship
Government is Feudal
Is Basileus of Byzantine Empire
Crown pahlavi.png Karen Crown [pahlavi_creator.GetOnlyDynastyName] Crown crown_pahlavi Crown 5 +1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
+2 Diplomacy
+2 Stewardship
+10 Vassal Opinion
Government is Feudal
Is Emperor of the Persian Empire
Crown crusader king.png Sacred War Crown crown_crusader_king Crown 3 +15% Damage Against Religious Enemies
+.05 Monthly Piety
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows Christian Religion
Crown winged helmet.png Winged Helmet [Root.GetDynName] Crest crown_winged_helmet Crown 2 +5% Damage Against Religious Enemies
+.01 Monthly Piety
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows Christian Religion
Has Martial Education
Crown wrapped helmet.png Shrouded Helmet crown_wrapped_helmet Crown 2 +5% Damage Against Religious Enemies
+.01 Monthly Piety
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows Christian Religion
Has Martial Education

African Warrior Lodge Fetishes[edit]

Obtained by the Tier 4 West African Warrior Lodge decision, Create Fetish

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Crown african mask 1.png Spirit-Mask of Bravery crown_african_mask_1 Mask 3 +20% Morale Defence
+5% Leading the Center
+.25 Monthly Piety
+3 Martial
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+10 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 2.png Spirit-Mask of Terror crown_african_mask_2 Mask 3 +5% Pursuit
+20% Morale Damage
+.50 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+10 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 3.png Spirit-Mask of Determination crown_african_mask_3 Mask 2 +10% Defence
+5% Siege
+.25 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 4.png Spirit-Mask of Ruthlessness crown_african_mask_4 Mask 2 +10% Morale Damage
+5% Flanking
+.25 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 5.png Spirit-Mask of Trickery crown_african_mask_5 Mask 2 +10% Experimentality
+5% Retreat
+.25 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 6.png Spirit-Mask of Anger crown_african_mask_6 Mask 1 +5% Movement Speed
+5% Damage
+.05 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 7.png Spirit-Mask of Staunchness crown_african_mask_7 Mask 1 +5% Morale Defence
+5% Leading the Center
+.05 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Crown african mask 8.png Spirit-Mask of Flight crown_african_mask_8 Mask 1 +5% Movement Speed
+5% Retreat
+.05 Monthly Prestige
+1 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Scepter african 1.png Carved Totem scepter_african_1 Scepter 2 +10% Movement Speed
+10% Experimentality
+.15 Monthly Prestige
+3 Intrigue
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Scepter african 2.png Ivory Idol scepter_african_2 Scepter 2 +10% Damage Against Religious Enemies
+10% Narrow Flank
+.10 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion
Scepter african 3.png Rainstick scepter_african_3 Scepter 1 +.5 Monthly Prestige
+1 Stewardship
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+20 Days of Supply
Is an Adult
Publicly follows West African or Reformed West African Religion

Warrior Lodge Artifacts[edit]

Obtained by special events when leading a flank while in a warrior lodge and gained/upgraded in an event during the warrior lodge's Legendary Journey

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active Spawn
Sword.png Knife of the Plains weapon 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Leading the Center
Adult
Sword T3 glow red.png Masterful Short-Sword weapon 3 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Leading the Center
Adult Gained by special event when leading a flank or on a Warrior Lodge Legendary Journey
Sword T3 glow red.png Knife of the Terrain weapon 3 +0.80 Monthly Prestige
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+30% Leading the Center
Adult Upgrade to Masterful Short-Sword when on a Warrior Lodge Legendary Journey
Cup fancy.png Skull Cup 2 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
+5 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Cruel Opinion
Upgrade to a skull artifact when on a Warrior Lodge Legendary Journey

Saint Relic Artifacts[edit]

Obtained by a Cynical , Greedy , or Arbitrary christian character leading the capture of a province with the Tomb of the Saint modifier (either historical or from canonization during the game).

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Saints bone finger.png Finger of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_finger Finger of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 1 +.03 Monthly Piety Is Christian
Saints bone femur.png Bone of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_bone Bone of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 2 +.05 Monthly Piety
+1 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
Saintly Skull.png Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_skull_tier_1 Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 3 +.08 Monthly Piety
+2 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
Saintly Skull.png Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_skull_tier_2 Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 4 +.10 Monthly Piety
+3 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
Saintly Tongue.png Tongue of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_tongue Tongue of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 4 +.15 Monthly Piety
+4 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian

Pagan Reformation[edit]

Only obtained when Reforming a Pagan Religion with Temporal Leadership (including Germanic without HF). These artifacts are indestructible and cannot be gifted.

Image Name Religion Command Slot Quality Effects Active
Crown fylkir.png Fylkirian Crown
Reformed Norse.png
crown_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Fylkir of D norse pagan reformed.png The Fylkirate
Crown tengri fylkir.png Tengrikutan Crown
Reformed Tengri.png
crown_tengri_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Diplomacy
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tengrikut of D tengri pagan reformed.png The Sky-Temple
Crown finnish fylkir.png Tietajan Crown
Reformed Suomenusko.png
crown_finnish_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tietaja of D finnish pagan reformed.png The Sacred Woods
Crown west african fylkir.png Whispering Crown
Reformed West African.png
crown_west_african_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Grand Saltigue of D west african pagan reformed.png The African Congregation
Crown zun fylkir.png Solar Crown
Reformed Zunist.png
crown_zun_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Dastur of D zun pagan reformed.png The Church of Zun
Crown slavic fylkir.png Ancient Crown
Reformed Slavic.png
crown_slavic_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Stewardship
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Chernoban of D slavic pagan reformed.png The Slavic Church
Crown slavic fylkir.png Mystic Crown
Reformed Romuva.png
crown_romuva_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is First Vaidila of D baltic pagan reformed.png The Romuvan Congregation
Crown aztec fylkir.png Tlatoanic Crown
Reformed Aztec.png
crown_aztec_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Intrigue
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tlatoani of D aztec reformed.png The Aztec Church
Scepter bon fylkir.png Scepter of Tranquility
Reformed Bön.png
scepter_bon_fylkir Scepter 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Stewardship
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Dalai Lama of D bon reformed.png The Sacred Bön Hierarchy
Scepter hellenic fylkir.png Pontifical Scepter
Reformed Hellenic.png
scepter_hellenic_fylkir Scepter 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Diplomacy
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Pontifex Maximus of K hellenic pagan.png The Collegium Pontificum

Random World Artifacts[edit]

Spawned on world generation of an Alternate Start campaign. Depending on game settings selected,they may be more or less likely to spawn (i.e. artifacts are restricted to spawning on duke rank and higher rulers, at 200 distance from each other - depending on the frequency of titles selected in the Alternate Start settings, this may lead to fewer spawned artifacts).[2]

Some of these artifacts have multiple different names, descriptions, and pictures which they can be generated with, but their abilities will remain constant. It will also be visible as to their internal name by searching their command name within the Character Finder or via the debug_mode console command.

Command Dynamic Potential Names[3] Dynamic Potential Images Slot Quality Effects Active
sword_great_conqueror Sword of [great_conqueror.GetFullName] Sword T3 glow red.png Weapon 4 +10% Morale Damage
+10% Morale Defence
+0.75 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+15 Personal Combat Skill

Indestructible

Spawned with the great conqueror (with a bloodline to match) when a Shattered Invasion Alternate Start is generated.
Is an Adult
crown_unicorn_helmet Unicorn Flair Crown unicorn helmet.png Crown 4 +5% Damage Against Religious Enemies
+0.01 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill

Indestructible

Spawned with a Horse character bloodline in an Alternate Start.
Is an Adult

Is a Horse
random_world_sword Sword of [GetRandomPlanetName]

Sword of [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetRandomEvilGodName]

Sword of [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetHighGodName]

Sword of [random_world_artifact_holder.Capital.GetName]

Sword of the Lost [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetPriestTitle]

Sword of the [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetName] Faith
Sword golden.png

Sword of heroes.png

Sword engraved.png

Sword T3 glow green.png

Sword T3 glow purple.png

Sword T3 glow red.png
Weapon 4 +10% Morale Damage
+10% Morale Defence
+0.75 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+15 Personal Combat Skill

Indestructible
Is an Adult
random_world_armor Armor of [GetRandomPlanetName]

Armor of [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetRandomEvilGodName]

Armor of [random_world_artifact_holder.Religion.GetHighGodName]

Legendary [random_world_artifact_holder.Culture.GetName] Armor

Armor of the [random_world_artifact_holder.GetRegionalBigAnimalCap]
Guardian armor.png

Warden armor.png

Champion armor.png
Torso 3 +10% Morale Damage
+0.75 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+10 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
random_world_mythological_heart_1 Heart of a [GetRandomMythologicalCreature]
Mythological beast heart.png 3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Learning
+1 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
random_world_mythological_blood Blood of a [GetRandomMythologicalCreature] Mythological beast blood.png 3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+4 Learning
+0.5 Health
Is an Adult
random_world_mythological_eye Eye of a [GetRandomMythologicalCreature] Fake eye.png 3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
random_world_book_of_dev Book of Daniel

Book of Alexander

Book of Milla

Book of Arthur

Book of Linda

Book of Magne

Book of Flavio

Book of Joachim

Book of Joel

Book of Bjarne

Book of Matthew

Book of Henrik

Book of Gustav

Book of Björn
Book red glow.png 3 +1 Monthly Wealth
+1 Stewardship
Learning at least 3

Great Works Artifacts[edit]

These artifacts are granted by event chains enabled through controlling a Great Work with the appropriate feature.

Great Library[edit]

These are books granted by events related to the Great Library book collection feature.

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active Great Work
Lost Poetry Masterpiece antiquity_book_poetry library 3 +3 Learning
+0.10 Monthly Prestige
+0.50 Monthly Piety
Learning at least 6 Great Library with Poetry and Drama Collection
Lost Play antiquity_book_play library 3 +3 Intrigue
+1 Stewardship
+0.10 Monthly Prestige
Intrigue at least 3
Learning at least 6
Great Library with Poetry and Drama Collection
Lost Book of Medicine antiquity_book_medicine library 3 +0.5 Health
+15.0% Fertility
+0.10 Monthly Prestige
Learning at least 6 Great Library with Natural Science Collection
Lost Philosophy Book antiquity_book_philosophy library 3 +2 General Opinion
+3 Vassal Opinion
+0.20 Monthly Prestige
Learning at least 6 Great Library with Math and Philosophy Collection
Lost Architecture Book antiquity_book_architecture library 3 -10.0% Local Build Time Modifier
-10.0% Local Build Cost Modifier
+10.0% Economy Technology Spread Rate
+0.10 Monthly Prestige
Learning at least 6 Great Library with Architecture Collection
Book on Ancient History antiquity_book_history library 3 +3 Martial
+3 Intrigue
+3 Diplomacy
+0.10 Monthly Prestige
Learning at least 6 Great Library with History Collection
Lost Astronomy Book antiquity_book_astronomy library 3 +2 General Opinion
+3 Christian Opinion
+3 Learning
Learning at least 6 Great Library with Natural Science Collection
Clever Forgery antiquity_book_fake library 1 +1 Intrigue
+1 Learning
Learning at least 6 Great Library with any collection (discovered books have a chance to be forgeries)

Grand Fortress[edit]

The Grand Fortress Armory unique feature grants access to the Zweihander. The given name varies for each one that is made. Example names include <culture name> Broadsword and Silver-Hilted Greatsword.

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active Great Work
Zweihander zweihander_sword weapon 2 +15% Heavy Foot Troops
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Light Infantry
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
+5 Vassal Opinion
+15 Personal Combat Skill
Germanic, Latin, Iberian, or Celtic cultural group
20 Personal Combat Rating, or Strong, Giant, or Brawny trait
Grand Fortress with Armory unique feature, through the Search for a Smith decision and choosing to use local smiths (second option).
Must be Germanic, Latin, Iberian, or Celtic cultural group and non-Muslim, non-Dharmic religion.

Bells[edit]

Bells can be looted from some Great Works

Image Name Command Quality Effects Active
Bells wonder_artifact_bells 3 +0.50 Monthly Prestige Not Christian Religious Group

References[edit]

  1. [Reddit user /u/Aruemar on getting 4th tier smithed artifacts]
  2. Described in detail at /Crusader Kings II/common/scripted_effects/02_scripted_effects_alternate_start.txt with the spawn_one_artifact_effect trigger.
  3. From /Crusader Kings II/localisation/HolyFury.csv.

See also[edit]