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Execution

Action execute.png Execution is a diplomatic action that can be used on one's prisoners. It is the most basic of the actions that kill prisoners.

When a character is executed, their titles and wealth are passed down normally, as if they died by any other means.

(Their artifact would not be passed down, a.k.a. they will disappear if they don't have any heir)

Executing a relative or dynast will give your character a Kinslayer trait if you are eligible.

Executions:

  • cost 20 piety for members of your religion (zero for infidels)
  • invokes -10 tyranny. The penalty stacks if you execute multiple characters, or otherwise invoke tyranny. Executing characters captured in war is tyranny-free (as long as you are still at war), as is executing leaders of triggered revolts. Lowborn characters can also be executed free of tyranny.

If the DLC icon Conclave.pngConclave DLC is active, a ruler may choose to allow the council to vote on whether a person should be executed or not.

Execution methodsEdit

  The Reaper's Due[1] introduces 31 different kinds of execution. The various kinds of execution are randomised from the list of possible execution methods. It is hence not possible to decide in which way a prisoner is to be executed, but a random method will be chosen (unless you are a cannibal and devour your prisoner). Each method has a weight for use in the randomisation. There can then be additional modifiers for the weight; and some methods are limited to certain regions/traits/religions. Note that unless explicitly specified then having one of the required traits or one of the required religions will make the execution method able to trigger. Otherwise everything required is needed; except for hung, drawn, and quartered where having one of the required traits or a West Germanic culture is sufficient. The weight modifiers have their requirements written next to them.

Weight Weight modifier Region Trait Religion Government Culture/culture group
Crushed to death 200 Cruel, wroth Aztec, Aztec reformed
Suffocation in ash 300 2, victim is homosexual Aztec, Aztec reformed
Burnt at the stake 150 4, heretic

2, female, kinslayer, the ruler having one of the following opinion modifiers of the executee: Traitor, rebel traitor, regicide traitor, killed close kin, witch, takfir, unfaithful wife, cuckolded, charge heresiarch, charge infidel, charge deviant, charge traitor

Not nomadic
Hung, drawn, and quartered 200 0.5, kind, temperate, charitable

4, the ruler having one of the following opinion modifiers of the executee: declared war, dishonorable, traitor, rebel traitor, regicide traitor, killed close kin, refused abdicate title, refused order, witch, takfir, unfaithful wife, cuckolded, charge heresiarch, charge infidel, charge deviant, charge traitor, charge slanderer, abuse of office.

Cruel, wroth Not Aztec, not Aztec reformed Not tribal, not nomadic West Germanic
Mauled by bear 50 8, hunter

3, cruel

Not India, not Africa
Mauled by lion 100 8, hunter

3, cruel

Africa
Snake pit 50 2, deceitful Not nomadic
Disembowelment 200 Cruel, wroth Aztec, Aztec reformed Not nomadic
Boiled to death 200 Europe, India Cruel Not nomadic
Sawed in half 200 Cruel Not nomadic
Hunted 400 Hunter, Game Master
Buried alive 200 3, gardener Gardener, cruel, wroth
Hung 200 2, kind, temperate, charitable

4, victim is lowborn

Not Aztec, not Aztec reformed Not nomadic
Walled up alive 200 3, architect, Murder-Builder bloodline Wroth, cruel, architect, Murder-Builder bloodline Not nomadic, not tribal
Beheading 300 3, kind

2, temperate, charitable

Not lowborn Not nomadic
Drowned in wine 250 Hedonist, drunkard; also requires not lowborn Not Aztec, not Aztec reformed
Slowly flayed to death 200 2, hunter Hunter, cruel; also requires not kind Not nomadic
Impaled on a stake 1200 Impaler
Mauled by tiger 50 8, hunter

3, cruel

India
Execution by elephant 200 10, victim controls religion

2, emperor, king

India, Persia, East Africa, Arabia
Pierced on a growing bamboo 300 India Cruel, wroth
Stoning 100 2, cruel, wroth

4, victim is homosexual

Aztec, Aztec reformed, Christian, Muslim
Crucifixion 200 Muslim, Not Christian Persian, Roman
Blood eagle 200 2, cruel, wroth

5, rival

Germanic, Germanic reformed
Scaphism 250 2, cruel, wroth Persian
Drowned 250 Not nomadic, not tribal Celtic, Norse
Garotting 300 Iberian
Trampled to death by horses 300 4, rival Nomadic
Back breaking 700 Not lowborn Nomadic
Breaking wheel 250 Europe Cruel Not nomadic, not tribal
Gored by boar 50 8, cruel

3, hunter

Europe

ReferencesEdit

  1. See in 00_execution_methods.txt
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