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Artifacts

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.

Contents

Obtaining artifactsEdit

  • 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  Monks 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, 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 artifactsEdit

If you're not Zunist  , your councillor   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 20 (x1.4).
  • When searching with stewardship, passive gain is more likely if the character has a   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  , 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 artifactsEdit

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 artifactsEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Acquisition
  '+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.
Has a purple name by default. This colour can be changed when renaming the axe by doing the following: When renaming the axe, you can use backspace to remove the name, and then one more time when the name is already removed (and not more than that, or it won't work). This final backspace will remove an invisible letter. A new invisible letter can be written such as "W" for white, or "R" for red, or "P" to make it purple as it was originally (amongst other possibilities). After the invisible letter, you can write a name for the axe as you would do normally.

  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.

  The Necronomicon necronomicon 4

-1 diplomacy
+5 learning
-2 Monthly Piety

Cursed and cannot be gifted

Build an observatory and study the weird
  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 cursed_diamond_crown crown 4 +3 stewardship
+1 Monthly Prestige
  Skull trophy rival_skull 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige The Reaper's Due, rob a rival's grave
  Magnificent Painting magnificent_painting 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige Rare events; more frequent for cultists
  Avant Garde Painting avant_garde_painting 1 -1 diplomacy
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
  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  .

ProstheticsEdit

With  The 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
  Gold Hand prosthetic_hand_gold Passive 2 +5 Sex Appeal
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
One-handed  
  Iron Hand prosthetic_hand_metal Passive 2 +15 Personal Combat Skill One-handed  
Cannot have Gold Hand
  Prosthetic Leg prosthetic_leg_artifact Passive 2 +10 Sex Appeal
+25 Personal Combat Skill
One-legged  

MNM artifactsEdit

Many types of artifacts require the Monks and Mystics expansion.

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other
  Head of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_head 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
  Tongue of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_tongue 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
  Tongue of an Unbeliever infamous_tongue 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
  Hand of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_hand 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
  Arm of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_arm 1 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
  Foot of a [This.GetArtifactSourceCap] famous_foot 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige
+5% Movement Speed
  Ancient Rusty Weapon famous_ancient_weapon ceremonial_weapon 1 +0.05 Monthly Prestige

Religious ArtifactsEdit

ChristianEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active Spawn
  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
     100% chance
before 1066: Kingdom of Italy
after 1066: Holy Roman Empire
  Shroud of Jesus shroud_of_jesus 5 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+5% National Levy Size
    
  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
     Siege and capture the barony of Jerusalem during a Crusade. Can only happen once.
  Holy Grail holy_grail 5 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+4 Health
+5 Same Religion
     Siege and capture the barony of Caesarea (in county of Acre) during a Crusade with supernatural events activated. Can only happen once.
  Holy Grail holy_chalice 5 +2 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Health
+10 Same Religion
     Siege and capture the barony of Caesarea (in county of Acre) during a Crusade without supernatural event. Can only happen once.
  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
     100% chance
Papal State
  Crown of Thorns crown_of_thorns 4 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
-3% National Revolt Risk
     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 seamless_robe_of_jesus 4 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+10% National Tax Modifier
     100% chance
County of Trier
  Nail of the True Cross fragment_of_true_cross 3 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
     100% chance
Byzantine Empire
  Holy Prepuce holy_foreskin 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+15% Fertility
+0.5 Health
     2 can exist
75% chance
any landed Christian ruler
  Saint's Fingerbone fingerbone_of_saint 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
     10 can exist
100% chance
any landed Christian ruler
  Chains of St. Peter chains_of_st_peter 2 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige      50% chance
any landed Christian ruler
  Right Hand of St. Demetrius right_hand_st_demetrius 2 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige      50% chance
County of Thessalonike
  Veil of Veronica veil_of_veronica 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-1% National Revolt Risk
    
  Image of Edessa image_of_edessa 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+0.25 Health
+5% National Tax Modifier
    
Not Iconoclast
  Remains of St. Cessianus remains_of_st_cessianus 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
    
  Weeping Statue weeping_statue 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5% National Tax Modifier
    
Not Iconoclast
3 can exist
75% chance
any landed Christian ruler

JewishEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active Spawn
  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
    
   
 
  King David's Harp davids_harp 5 4 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
    
   
 
  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
    
 
100% chance
County of Aksum
  Seal of Solomon seal_of_solomon 4 4 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Immune to Possessed  
    
   
 
 
  The Tabernacle tabernacle 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-2% National Revolt Risk
    
 
  King David's Sling davids_sling weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+2 Vassal Opinion
+10 Personal Combat Skill
    
 

MuslimEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active Spawn
  Seal of Mohammad seal_of_mohammad 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
-5 Short Reign Years
+10 Same Religion
 
 
 
20% chance
Arabian Empire
  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
 
 
 
20% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
  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
 
 
 
20% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
  Sword of Mohammad sword_of_mohammad weapon 4 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+16 Personal Combat Skill
 
 
 
Adult
5 can exist
75% chance
Arabian Empire
any landed Muslim ruler
  Blessed Sandals blessed_sandals 4 +1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Health
 
 
 
  Letter of Mohammad letter_of_mohammad 3 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
 
 
 
20% chance
any landed Muslim ruler
  Cloak of Mohammad cloak_of_mohammad 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
-2% National Revolt Risk
 
 
 
100% chance
County of Bukhara
  Mohammad's Bowl mohammads_bowl 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Same Religion
-1% National Revolt Risk
 
 
 
  Hair from the Beard of Mohammad mohammads_beard 2 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
 
 
 
100% chance
any landed Muslim ruler
  Water of the Blessed Mantle water_of_blessed_mantle 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
+0.25 Health
 
 
 
  Tooth of Mohammad tooth_of_mohammad 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+10% Leading the Center
 
 
 

ZoroastrianEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  Cup of Jamshid cup_of_jamshid 5 1 1 1 1 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Health
+5 Same Religion
 
  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
 
Iranian Culture Group
  Derafsh Kaviani derafsh_kaviani 4 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Vassal Opinion
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Morale Defence
 
Iranian Culture Group
Holder of Empire of Persia
Holder of Kingdom of Persia
  Cyrus Cylinder cyrus_cylinder 3 1 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
-10% Build Cost Modifier
-10% Build Time Modifier
 
Iranian Culture Group
  Haoma Sapling haoma_sapling 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
+10% Fertility
+0.25 Health
 
  Branch of the Keshmar Cypress keshmar_cypress_branch 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige  

PaganEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  Mjolnir mjolnir weapon 5 3 +20% Heavy Infantry
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
+3 Martial
+5 Same Religion
+20 Personal Combat Skill
  
Adult
  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
  
  Gjallarhorn gjallarhorn 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+20% Morale Damage
+20% Morale Defence
  
  The Fetish of Souls fetish_of_souls 5 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+1 Monthly Piety
+10 Same Religion
  
  Sampo sampo 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+20% National Tax Modifier
+5 Same Religion
  
  Axe of Perun axe_of_perun weapon 5 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+18 Personal Combat Skill
+20% Light Infantry
+5 Same Religion
  
Adult
  Axe of Perkunas axe_of_perkunas weapon 5 5 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+16 Personal Combat Skill
+5 Same Religion
  
Adult
  Yada Tashy yada_tashy 5 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10% National Tax Modifier
+10 Same Religion
  

EasternEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  The Tooth of Buddha buddhas_tooth 5 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Monthly Piety
-5 Short Reign Years
+10 Same Religion
    
  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
    
  Jewelled Danda elaborate_danda scepter 3 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+10% National Tax Modifier
    
  Sarira sarira 2 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.5 Monthly Piety
+5 Same Religion
    
  Sariraka Bone sariraka_actual_body_part 3 3 +0.1 Monthly Prestige
+0.25 Monthly Piety
    

Hermetic SocietyEdit

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

Magnum OpusEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  Magnum Opus on Ritualistic Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_ritual_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  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
  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
  Magnum Opus on Contemplative Theurgy magnum_opus_theurgy_contemplation_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  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
  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
  Magnum Opus on Stellar Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_stars_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  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
  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
  Magnum Opus on Planetary Astrology magnum_opus_astrology_planets_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  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
  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
  Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_2 2 2 Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  Magnum Opus on Universal Panacea magnum_opus_alchemy_panacea_4 4 2 +1 Health Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_1 1 1 Learning at least 12 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_2 2 1 1 Learning at least 16 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_3 3 1 1 1 Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Magnum Opus on Transmutative Alchemy magnum_opus_alchemy_transmutation_4 4 1 2 1 Learning at least 25 or
Member of the Hermetic Society

InventionsEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  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
  Magnetic Compass hermetic_compass 3 2 2 +0.5 Monthly Prestige Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Radius Astronomicus radius_astronomicus 3 3 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+5% Technology Spread Rate
Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  Cipher Disc hermetic_cypher_machine 2 2 1 +10% Plot Power Learning at least 20 or
Member of the Hermetic Society
  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
  Spectacles hermetic_glasses 1 2 +0.25 Monthly Prestige Older than 40

TextsEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality           Other Active
  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

IngredientsEdit

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

Smithed artifactsEdit

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 JewelsEdit

Christian/Jewish setsEdit

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

Muslim/West African setsEdit

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

Eastern setsEdit

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

Zoroastrian/Zun setsEdit

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

Norse setsEdit

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

Sets for other religionsEdit

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

Crafted WeaponEdit

SwordsEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Arming Sword sword_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  Longsword sword_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Heavy Infantry
+10% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  Heartseeker sword_tier_3_heartseeker weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  Vengeance sword_tier_3_vengeance weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  Fury sword_tier_3_fury weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  Dragonseeker sword_tier_4_heartseeker weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  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
  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

ScimitarsEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Scimitar scimitar_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  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 scimitar_tier_3_golden weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Actual Light Infantry
Adult
  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
  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
  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 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
  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

LancesEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Lance lance_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Pikemen
Adult
  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 lance_tier_3_impaler weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Pikemen
Adult
  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 lance_tier_3_piercer weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Pikemen
Adult
  Bleeding Lance lance_tier_4_trident weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult
  Death Strike lance_tier_4_piercer weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult
  Ascalon lance_tier_4_impaler weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Pikemen
Adult

AxesEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Throwing Axe axe_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
  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 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_tier_3_ravager weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Light Infantry
+15% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
  Marauder axe_tier_3_marauder weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Light Infantry
+15% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
  Darkbringer axe_tier_4_marauder weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Light Infantry
+20% Actual Heavy Infantry
Adult
  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
  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

MacesEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Mace mace_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Light Cavalry
Adult
  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 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 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 mace_tier_3_shatterer weapon 3 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Heavy Infantry
+15% Light Cavalry
Adult
  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 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 Giant Shatterer mace_tier_4_shatterer weapon 4 2 +1.00 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Heavy Infantry
+20% Light Cavalry
Adult

BowsEdit

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   Other Active
  Self Bow bow_tier_1_new weapon 1 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
+10% Archers
Adult
  Composite Bow bow_tier_2_new weapon 2 1 +1 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
+10% Archers
Adult
  Silent Wind bow_tier_3_silent_wind weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
  Lightning bow_tier_3_lightning weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
  Eagle bow_tier_3_eagle weapon 3 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Mounted Troops
+15% Archers
Adult
  Death Wind bow_tier_4_silent_wind weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult
  Lightning Strike bow_tier_4_lightning weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult
  Ice Eagle bow_tier_4_eagle weapon 4 2 +1 Monthly Prestige
+15 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Mounted Troops
+20% Archers
Adult

Crafted ArmorEdit

ArmorEdit

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

Horse ArmorEdit

Image Name Command Slot Quality   Other Active
  Mail Horse Armor horse_armor_tier_1 torso 1 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
Horse
  Heavy Mail Horse Armor horse_armor_tier_2 torso 2 1 +0.5 Monthly Prestige
+7 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Mounted Troops
Horse
  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
  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
  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 artifactsEdit

Chinese artifactsEdit

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 jade_dragon Passive 5 +2 Diplomacy
+10% Tax Modifier
+1 Monthly Prestige
Always
  Dragon Amulet chinese_dragon_amulet Neck 4 +1 Stewardship
+5 Vassal Opinion
+0.75 Monthly Prestige
-10% Build Cost
Always
  [offmap_china.GetShortName] Artwork [offmap_china.GetShortName] Artwork chinese_artwork Passive 2 +0.75 Monthly Prestige
+0.1 Monthly Piety
Always
  [offmap_china.GetShortName] Calligraphy [offmap_china.GetShortName] Calligraphy chinese_calligraphy Passive 2 +2 town_opinion
+0.35 Monthly Prestige
Always
  [offmap_china.GetShortName] Sculpture [offmap_china.GetShortName] Sculpture chinese_sculpture Passive 2 -5% Build Time
+0.35 Monthly Prestige
Always
  Ceremonial Robes chinese_ceremonial_robes Ceremonial Gown 3 +1 Diplomacy
+0.5 Monthly Prestige
Adult
  Silk Shroud silk_shroud Ceremonial Gown 3 +2 Intrigue
+0.6 Monthly Prestige
Adult
  Water Clock water_clock Passive 4 +2 Learning
+0.5 Monthly Piety
Always
  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 Figurine Figurine of [offmap_china.PrevRuler.GetFullName] chinese_prev_emperor_sculpture Passive 1 +0.15 Monthly Prestige Always
  Chinese Arm Protector [offmap_china.GetShortName] Arm Protector chinese_arm_protector wrist 2 +0.4 Monthly Prestige
+10 Sex Appeal
Always
  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 chinese_ji weapon 3 +2 Martial
+0.65 Monthly Prestige
+8 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Cavalry
+7.5% Heavy Infantry
+7.5% Pikemen
Adult
  Zhuge Crossbow chinese_crossbow weapon 3 +2 Martial
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
+8 Personal Combat Skill
+15% Defensive Plot Power
+10% Light Infantry
Adult
  Bronze Sculpture [offmap_china.GetShortName] Bronze Sculpture chinese_bronze_sculpture Passive 3 +1 Stewardship
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
  Painting of Shanguang Tí chinese_painting_of_glitterhoof Passive 1 +0.1 Monthly Piety
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
  Tapestry Depicting Trade Tapestry of [tapestry_target.GetName] chinese_tapestry Passive 2 -2% Build Cost
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Always
  Chinese Tapestry [offmap_china.GetShortName] Tapestry chinese_tapestry_grand Passive 3 -2 Short Reign Length
+0.3 Monthly Prestige
Always

Books from ChinaEdit

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

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
  The Art of War art_of_war 5 +5 martial
+1 monthly prestige
Always
  Classic of Poetry classic_of_poetry 5 +3 learning
+0.5 monthly piety
Always
  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 [offmap_china.GetShortName] Treatise on Law chinese_book_law 3 +5 vassal opinion 6 learning
  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 [offmap_china.Governor.GetFirstName]'s Chronicle of Economic Principle chinese_book_economy 3 +1 stewardship
+1 monthly wealth
6 learning
  Chinese Journal The Journal of [Root.GetFirstName] chinese_journal 3 +0.5 health (Depressed   or
Stressed  ) and not Cynical  

Compose a BookEdit

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 warEdit

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
  How To Hold a Sword how_to_hold_a_sword 1 +4 Personal Combat Skill
  A Soldier's Life a_soldiers_life 2 +1 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Morale Defense
+2.5% Land Organization
  A History of Armor a_history_of_armor 2 +2.5% Siege Defense
+15% Morale Defense
  The Life of [Root.GetBestName] the_life_of_root 2 +15% Morale Defense
+2.5% Army Morale
  Military Strategy, according to [Root.GetBestName] military_strategy_guide 3 +10% Levy Reinforcement Rate
+2.5% Siege Speed
+5% Morale Damage
  The Fechtbuch [Root.GetFirstName]'s Fechtbuch my_fechtbuch 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Narrow Flank
  Codex [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] codex_dynasty_name 3 +2 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Narrow Flank
  The Sword and Buckler Manual the_sword_and_buckler 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Duelist   or
Hunter   or
Strategist   or
Martial education  
  Lessons Inspired By My Enemy lessons_taught_to_me_by_rival_1 1 +1 Martial
  Lessons Taught Me By My Enemy lessons_taught_to_me_by_rival_2 2 +1 Martial
+4 Personal Combat Skill
  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
  The Wisdom of the Heavens the_wisdom_of_the_heavens 2 +3 Vassal Opinion
+6 Personal Combat Skill
  Ordinary Beasts and How to Avoid Them ordinary_beasts 3 +6 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Plot Power Defense
  The White [Root.GetRegionalBigAnimalCap] The White [Root.GetRegionalBigAnimalCap] the_white_animal 3 +3 Vassal Opinion
+5 Sex Appeal
  The Bestiary the_bestiary 4 +5 Vassal Opinion
+10 Sex Appeal
  The Book of Shadows the_book_of_shadows 3 +10 Personal Combat Skill
+10% Murder Plot Power
  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 administrationEdit

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

Books about religionEdit

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

Books about relationshipsEdit

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Quality Effects Active
  Court Etiquette - Volume 1 court_etiquette_1 1 +10 Liege Opinion
  Court Etiquette - Volume 2 court_etiquette_2 2 +10 Plot Discovery Chance
  Court Etiquette - Volume 3 court_etiquette_3 3 +5 Vassal Opinion
+10% Plot Discovery Chance
  How To Compose A Letter how_to_write_a_letter 2 +2 General Opinion
  Notes From A Kitchen notes_from_a_kitchen 2 +10% Fertility
+5 Sex Appeal
  Fifty Nuances of [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] fifty_shades_of_root 2 +25% Fertility
-0.1 Monthly Prestige
  Kama Sutra kama_sutra 3 +20 Sex Appeal
+25% Fertility
+0.25 Monthly Prestige
Indo-Aryan culture group
  In Honor of My Beloved My Beloved [dedication_target.GetFirstName] in_honor_of_roots_beloved_1 1 +5 Sex Appeal
  To My Beautiful Love To the Beautiful [dedication_target.GetFirstName] in_honor_of_roots_beloved_2 2 +0.15 Monthly Prestige
+7 Sex Appeal
  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
  How to Make Allies and Influence Vassals how_to_make_allies 2 +5 Vassal Opinion
  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
  The Hunchback The Hunchback of [Root.Capital.Capital.GetName] the_hunchback_of_capital 3 +1 Diplomacy
+10 General Opinion
Hunchback   or
Dwarf   or
Scholar  
  The [Root.GetFirstName]iad the_illiad 3 +1 Diplomacy
+1 Martial
  The [Root.GetFirstName]ey the_odyssey 4 +2 Diplomacy
+3 Martial
  Contracts of the [Root.Culture] contracts_of_the_romans 3 +1 Stewardship
-2.5% Build Cost
  Speculum Regale speculum_regale 4 +1 Diplomacy
+20 Child Opinion
+5 Vassal Opinion
  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
  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 dynastyEdit

Image Name Command Quality Effects Active
  To My Descendants, by [Root.GetDynName] to_my_descendants 1 +5 Dynasty Opinion Same dynasty as author
  Records of the [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] records_of_roots_dynasty 2 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Piety
Same dynasty as author
  The [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] Records the_legend_of_roots_ancestors_1 1 +2 Dynasty Opinion
+0.1 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
  Legends of the [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] the_legend_of_roots_ancestors_2 2 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
  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
  The Annals of [Root.GetOnlyDynastyName] the_annals_of_roots_dynasty 4 +1 Diplomacy
+15 Dynasty Opinion
+0.2 Monthly Prestige
Same dynasty as author
  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
  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
  A Story About My Aunt a_story_about_my_aunt 3 +5 Dynasty Opinion
+15 Female Dynasty Opinion
Same dynasty as author
  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 ArtifactsEdit

Crown JewelsEdit

Image Name Name for dynamically
renamed Artifacts
Command Slot Quality Effects Active
  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
  Imperial Diadem crown_byzantine Crown 5 +1.5 Monthly Prestige
+1.4 Monthly Piety
+4 Stewardship
Government is Feudal
Is Basileus of Byzantine Empire
  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
  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
  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
  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 FetishesEdit

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

Image Name Command Slot Quality Effects Active
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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 ArtifactsEdit

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
  Knife of the Plains weapon 1 +0.25 Monthly Prestige
+5 Personal Combat Skill
+5% Leading the Center
Adult
  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
  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
  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 ArtifactsEdit

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
  Finger of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_finger Finger of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 1 +.03 Monthly Piety Is Christian
  Bone of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_bone Bone of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 2 +.05 Monthly Piety
+1 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
  Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_skull_tier_1 Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 3 +.08 Monthly Piety
+2 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
  Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_skull_tier_2 Skull of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 4 +.10 Monthly Piety
+3 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian
  Tongue of [found_saint.GetTitledName] saintly_tongue Tongue of [found_saint.GetTitledName] 4 +.15 Monthly Piety
+4 Same Religion Opinion
Is Christian

Pagan ReformationEdit

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
  Fylkirian Crown crown_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Fylkir of   The Fylkirate
  Tengrikutan Crown crown_tengri_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Diplomacy
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tengrikut of   The Sky-Temple
  Tietajan Crown crown_finnish_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tietaja of   The Sacred Woods
  Whispering Crown crown_west_african_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Grand Saltigue of   The African Congregation
  Solar Crown crown_zun_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Dastur of   The Church of Zun
  Ancient Crown crown_slavic_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Stewardship
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Chernoban of   The Slavic Church
  Mystic Crown crown_romuva_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Intrigue
+2 Stewardship
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is First Vaidila of   The Romuvan Congregation
  Tlatoanic Crown crown_aztec_fylkir Crown 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Martial
+2 Intrigue
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Tlatoani of   The Aztec Church
  Scepter of Tranquility scepter_bon_fylkir Scepter 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Stewardship
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Dalai Lama of   The Sacred Bön Hierarchy
  Pontifical Scepter scepter_hellenic_fylkir Scepter 4 +.4 Monthly Prestige
+.7 Monthly Piety
+2 Diplomacy
+2 Learning
+10 Tribal Vassal Opinion
Is Pontifex Maximus of   The Collegium Pontificum

Random World ArtifactsEdit

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]   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 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
 

 

 

 

 

 
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]
 

 

 
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]
  3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+1 Learning
+1 Personal Combat Skill
Is an Adult
random_world_mythological_blood Blood of a [GetRandomMythologicalCreature]   3 +1 Monthly Prestige
+4 Learning
+0.5 Health
Is an Adult
random_world_mythological_eye Eye of a [GetRandomMythologicalCreature]   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
  3 +1 Monthly Wealth
+1 Stewardship
Learning at least 3

Great Works ArtifactsEdit

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

Great LibraryEdit

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 FortressEdit

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.

BellsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 alsoEdit