Pre-order bonus crusader kings III: garments of the Holy Roman Empire Pack
Make a choice a royal or noble house from a variety of realms on a map that stretches from Iceland to India, from the arctic circle to central Africa. Guide a dynasty through the centuries, ensuring the security and power of every new generation. Gather new lands and titles to cement your legacy. Be a pious King to bring the religious powers to your side, or strike out by yourself, designing your own splinter religion and earning everlasting fame or Eternal damnation. Knights, Peasant revolts, pilgrimages, Viking Raiders…Experience the drama and pageantry of the middle ages.
use your Spy master to discover plots against your dynasty and your rule. Recruit Agents to help your schemes to undermine or murder someone who stands between you and power. Seduce other characters for love or political power. Gather information for blackmailing purposes or Call in favours each time your plans need an extra bit of influence.
adopt one of five different lifestyles, perfecting your skills in military strategy or kingdom management. Acquire character traits on the way to guide your actions, but beware if you act against your nature! The stress from denying your truest self could bring a new host of troubles! Make a choice appropriate Guardians for your heirs, or train them yourself. But what do you do if the Legal Heir isn’t fairly up to the job? Violent characters may develop a fearsome reputation, cowering your timid subjects into obedience with the dread you inspire.
Recruit man-at-arms units and powerful Knights to supplement your royal levies. Research new technologies to increase the wealth and military might of your realm. Hire mercenaries and Holy orders for your major Wars. Supplement your income with ransomed prisoners or Raiding parties on neighbouring realms.