Crusader Kings Chronicle

Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 4

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Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 3

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Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

Last week, I threw off the chains of the oppressive Haraldr Fairhair, derailing Norwegian history irreparably and setting up the House of Stórr to one day rule the entire country. Then, out of nowhere, the Swedish king Björn Ironside, son of Ragnarr Loðbrok, declared a subjugation war on me and my people. We take up our swords for freedom once again! Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 2

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Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

Last time, I set sail as Chief Þórólfr of Nordland to raid the Baltic coasts. The plunder I brought back would allow me to hire mercenaries, and begin my bid to become King of Norway. My plans had to change, however, when Haraldr Fairhair dishonorably attacked my lands while my men were away, forcing me to swear fealty to him. The House of Stórr will not bow for long, however, and already the flame of freedom smolders. Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicles: Lords of the North, Chapter 1

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Victory or Valhall! With the release of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, the time has come once again to weave a stirring saga of war, love, betrayal, and adventure. This is the Crusader Kings Chronicle: Lords of the North.

This introductory chapter will bring you up to speed on what you need to know about Crusader Kings II if you’re new to the game, as well as introducing the starting characters and briefly touching on some of the new expansion mechanics. Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 7: The Conclusion

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For glory! We've arrived at the final chapter of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II. I, King Murchad I of Ireland, have made a bid by right of birth on the Kingdom of England, and my armies are on the march to secure the throne of the long-embattled realm. Here the story ends, in victory or in death. Onward!

Get caught up: The Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. Also check out the Strategy Chronicles Hub, which will be updated regularly.


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 6: 1128-1160

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. After a bloody and damaging succession war, I have emerged as Queen Áine I of Ireland. It falls to me to heal the broken nation my grandfather united and secure its independence. And, you know, if we end up conquering mainland Britain along the way, all the better. Onward!

Get caught up: The Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Also check out the Strategy Chronicles Hub, which will be updated regularly.


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 5: 1112-1128

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. I have just been crowned King Brian I of Ireland, and gathered the Lords of the Emerald Isle to offer them vassalage. Can I unify the realm and secure its independence? It's a mystery only time can reveal. Onward!

Get caught up: The Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Also check out the Strategy Chronicles Hub, which will be updated regularly.


The Strategy Chronicles, collected edition

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For the past 16 weeks, I've been chronicling the rise and fall of tribes, kingdoms, and great heroes in historical strategy games. It all started in Civilization V with The Celtic Chronicle, and has made its way to the currently-running Crusader Kings Chronicle. The feature is taking a week off, so between now and next Wednesday is the perfect time to go back and get caught up, or just reminisce about all of the epic moments of ages past. You'll find links to every entry ever, with clip show-esque highlights, inside.


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 4: 1095-1112

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. I am Duke Brian II ua Brian of Munster, and I have one goal: unite Ireland under one High King and secure its independence, laughing in the Norman face of actual history. Last week, I put down four (count 'em, four!) rebellions and expanded my realm, but I need one more important claim before I can declare myself king. Onward!

Get caught up: The Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 3: 1086-1096

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. I am Duke Brian II ua Brian of Munster, and I have one goal: unite Ireland under one High King and secure its independence, laughing in the Norman face of actual history. Last week, I conquered County Connacht, but managed to spur two rebellions in the process. Now I must fight a war on two fronts against a bannerman and a sister in law I once trusted if my realm is to survive. Onward!

Get caught up: The Prologue, Part 1, Part 2.


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 2: 1076 - 1086 A.D.

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. I am Duke Murchad I ua Brian of Munster, and I have one goal: unite Ireland under one High King and secure its independence, laughing in the Norman face of actual history. Last week, I made my first steps toward the throne by uniting the Duchy of Munster. I've still got a long way to go to forge a crown, though. Onward!


Crusader Kings Chronicle, part 1: 1066 - 1076 A.D.

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For glory! I'm currently in the middle of an epic undertaking: chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II, with a new entry every Wednesday. Last week, I took control of House ua Brian of Munster with one goal: unite Ireland under one High King and secure its independence, laughing in the Norman face of actual history. My banners are raised, and my rightful claim on County Desmond awaits as the first step toward forging a crown. Onward!

In case you missed it, here's The Prologue.


Crusader Kings Chronicle: The Prologue

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For glory! This week begins an epic undertaking of chronicling an alternate history of Europe in Paradox’s Crusader Kings II! Betrayals! Betrothals! Beheadings! Other things that start with be-! Will I lead my small noble house to power and renown on the world stage? The journey begins...