Realm laws

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Realm laws are laws concerning how the realm is governed.

They require the DLC icon Conclave.pngConclave DLC, and replace both demesne laws and crown authority when the DLC is active.

Note that nomads only have the "Status of Women" law and vassal obligation laws available to them.

Laws which are unchanged[edit]

Viceroyalty and centralization laws remain unchanged, but are now found on this tab.

Laws controlling title revocation and inheritance by characters outside the realm are now passed separately, rather than being components of crown authority.

Vassal obligations[edit]

The new laws allow rulers to shift the focus of the obligations of the realm's vassals, between more taxes or more levies. Thus, they trade off taxes vs levies, rather than taxes and levies vs opinion. Obligation laws now determine the minimum vassal levies, replacing one of the features of crown authority.

Nobles prefer tax-shifted obligations, while burghers prefer levy-shifted obligations. These tend to be the opposite of what their lieges prefer. Opinion bonuses and penalties from law changes are only temporary, however. Iqta government do not have Noble and Church obligation laws. Similarly, Feudal governments and Theocracies do not have Iqta obligation laws.

Note that at the default level, Nobles do pay some tax, which is not the case if Conclave is not active.

For all but Tribal Obligations, Legalism 5 and 6 is needed for the Focused and Heavily Focused obligation on either side, respectively.

Since tribal rulers can't collect taxes or levies from tribal vassals, Tribal obligation laws are effectively useless until you reform to another government type.

Subtype Heavily Tax Focused Tax Focused Slightly Tax Focused Tax Shifted Balanced Levy Shifted Slightly Levy Focused Levy Focused Heavily Levy Focused
Feudal
  • +40% Noble Vassal Tax
  • -80% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +35% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +10% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -70% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +30% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +20% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -60% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +25% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +30% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -50% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +20% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +40% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -40% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +15% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +50% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -30% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +10% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +60% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -20% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +5% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +70% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -10% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +80% Noble Vassal Min Levy
Iqta
  • +45% Noble Vassal Tax
  • -85% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +40% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +5% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -75% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +35% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +15% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -65% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +30% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +25% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -55% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +25% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +35% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -45% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +20% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +45% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -35% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +15% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +55% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -25% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +10% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +65% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -15% Noble Vassal Max Levy
  • +5% Noble Vassal Tax
  • +75% Noble Vassal Min Levy
  • -5% Noble Vassal Max Levy
Burgher
  • +50% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • -100% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +45% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • -80% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +40% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +10% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -70% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +35% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +20% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -60% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +30% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +30% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -50% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +25% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +40% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -40% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +20% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +50% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -30% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +15% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +60% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -20% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
  • +10% Burgher Vassal Tax
  • +70% Burgher Vassal Min Levy
  • -10% Burgher Vassal Max Levy
Church
  • +70% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • -100% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +60% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • -90% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +50% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • -80% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +40% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • +10% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -70% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +30% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • +20% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -60% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +20% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • +30% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -50% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +10% Clergy Vassal Tax
  • +40% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -40% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +50% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -30% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
  • +60% Clergy Vassal Min Levy
  • -20% Clergy Vassal Max Levy
Tribal
  • +40% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • -100% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +35% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • -90% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +30% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • -80% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +25% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • +10% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -70% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +20% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • +20% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -60% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +15% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • +30% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -50% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +10% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • +40% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -40% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +5% Tribal Vassal Tax
  • +50% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -30% Tribal Vassal Max Levy
  • +60% Tribal Vassal Min Levy
  • -20% Tribal Vassal Max Levy

Tribal organization[edit]

To increase tribal organization, a tribal ruler must be independent and have at least a ducal title.

For the effects of this law without conclave enabled, see Demesne Laws.

Law Privileges Penalty
Min Tribal organization
  • Unreformed pagan tribals +5 opinion


Low Tribal organization
  • Enables low centralization
  • Implements Empowered council (aka voting on laws)
  • Implements War declaration committee
  • Unreformed pagan tribals -5 opinion
Medium Tribal organization
  • Enables medium centralization
  • Implements Title revocation committee
  • Implements Title grant committee
  • Unreformed pagan tribals -10 opinion
High Tribal organization
  • Enables high centralization
  • Implements Imprisonment committee
  • Implements Banishment committee
  • Implements Execution committee
  • Unreformed pagan tribals -20 opinion
Max Tribal organization
  • Enables absolute centralization
  • Allows adopting of Feudalism
  • Allows founding of Merchant republic
  • Unreformed pagan tribals -30 opinion

Administration type[edit]

Law Privileges Other effects Requirements ID
Feudal Administration ze_administration_laws_0
Late Feudal Administration ze_administration_laws_1
Imperial Administration
  • Free revocation of viceroyal duchies
  • Free revocation of duchies (without Charlemagne)
  • Free retraction of vassals, even from kings
  • Also enacts Duchy Viceroyalties law
  • +25 vassal limit; net vassal limit increase is +15
  • -10 vassal opinion
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Vassal wars[edit]

Law Description Opinion Requirements ID
Allowed Vassals may fight against enemies both within and without the realm so long as Realm Peace is not enforced. vassal_wars_law_0
External Vassals are forbidden from declaring war on enemies within the realm, but may attack external enemies so long as Realm Peace is not enforced. -5 feudal opinion Imperial Administration vassal_wars_law_1
Illegal Vassals are forbidden from declaring war both within and without the realm. -10 feudal opinion Imperial Administration vassal_wars_law_2

Realm peace can be temporarily enforced via the Council tab regardless of the standing law.

Advantages of restricting vassal wars[edit]

  • Peace improves the economy, especially with prosperity (The Reaper's Due) and the Silk Road (Horse Lords or Jade Dragon)
  • Vassals' levies contribute to siege defense
  • May help keep any one vassal from growing too powerful
  • Restricting internal wars may encourage vassals to focus on external wars, which expand your realm
  • Restricting external wars prevents vassals from launching holy wars, which risks tanking the religion's moral authority if they lose.

Advantages of allowing vassal wars[edit]

  • Faction rebellion is less likely, because:
    • Feudal vassals have increased opinion
    • Faction members have decreased strength due to war losses
    • Faction leaders cannot issue ultimatums while they are at war
    • A faction to "increase council power" is less appealing when it only increases council power. (It can also nullify vassal war laws.)
  • External vassal wars can expand your realm without incurring as much threat
  • May choose to allow vassal wars that benefit you, while intervening in wars that do not
  • May revoke titles from vassals who refuse individual demands for peace (with DLC icon Reaper's Due.pngThe Reaper's Due and at least Late Feudal Administration)
  • More characters gain leadership traits by participating in battles

Status of Women[edit]

Through legislation, it is now possible to empower women by allowing them to take positions on the council. Most council positions first become available to women related to the ruler (dynasty members, close relatives, wives, and concubines), landed vassals, and in some cases nuns.

At the second highest level, it is possible for Muslims and nomads to pass Agnatic-Cognatic succession, which in turn allows matrilineal marriage. At the highest level, it is possible to pass the Absolute Cognatic succession law, and female rulers do not suffer opinion penalties. These changes are more significant to Muslims and nomads, who previously could only use Agnatic succession and patrilineal marriage. The ability to appoint female commanders expands your talent pool as well.

Level Technology Opens position To these women Other effects
Traditional Obj become spymaster.png Spymaster Wife, Mother
Marginal Tolerance III Advisor Landed vassals
Obj become spymaster.png Spymaster Relatives, landed vassals, nuns
Significant Tolerance IV Obj become chancellor.png Chancellor
Obj become treasurer.png Steward
Relatives, landed vassals, nuns
Notable Tolerance V Obj become marshal.png Marshal Relatives, landed vassals Allows agnatic-cognatic succession for Muslims and nomads
Full Tolerance VI All positions above;
Status commanding.png Commander
All women Allows cognatic succession
No opinion penalty for female ruler
No opinion penalty for female heir
Female rulers are less vulnerable to weak claims