It's not what I'd call a finished mod, need more work and be aware of any mistakes or bugs. Mod provides only English localization. I'd be happy to get any suggestion around the mod and reasonable critics.
Instructions to install the mod:
extract zip file;
put everything you get in your C:\Users\<your user here>\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings III\mod
enable mod in the launcher;
enjoy :) (or comment to get help if something went wrong)
IT IS ILLEGAL TO PUBLISH OR USE THE MOD TO INCLUDE IN OTHER WORKS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!!!
* New Caucasian cultures added as Caucasian culture group: Circassian, Durdzuk (Vainakh), Dagestani ( just an umbrella term for many local ethnicities there), Caucasian Albanian ( present day Udi people). Culture group doesn't include already existing Alan, Georgian and Armenian cultures.
* Border changes:
county of Imereti created from parts of Odishi, Svaneti and Guria;
county of Racha ( important feudal entity in medieval Georgia) created from eastern parts of Svaneti.
county of Odishi shrinked to only 2 coastal baronies, mountainous barony transferred to Svaneti.
capital of Abkhazeti changed to Anacopia ( it was the capital of Abkhazeti instead of Tskhumi in early medieval period).
barony of Speri transferred to county of Tao from Theodosiopolis ( Bagrations claim their origin is from Speri and it was considered part of their realm)
kingdom of Albania created from parts of kingdom of Daylam and Armenia.
duchy of Khachen created taking counties of Khachen and Suenik ( Suenik took barony of Ktis from Khachen)
duchy of Ardabil created taking counties of Ardabil, Talish and Mugan.
Ardabil took 2 border baronies from Tabriz while Tabriz took 1 barony from Urmya.
duchies of Khachen, Shirvan and Ardabil transferred to kingdom of Albania.
duchy of Circassia created from parts of Alania and Azov.
Tmutarakan county transferred to Circassia, it's 2 northern baronies to bordering county of Khumar.
duchy of Circassia including counties of Tmutarakan, Zichia and Maghas.
counties of Durdzukia and Khundzia created from parts duchies of Ciscaucasia and Alania.
duchy of Alania expanded eastwards.
Circassian culture in duchy of Circassia
Durdzuk culture in Durdzukia.
Dagestani culture in Khundzia.
Caucasian Albanian culture in duchies of Shirvan and Khachen.
Georgian culture in counties of Tbilisi and Lori in both starting dates. duchy of Chaldea now has Georgian culture because this area was populated by Laz people. Although kind of hellenized in that area, Laz people still represented Georgian culture more than Greek one. (people there still speak Laz language, related to Georgian, to this day).
Bagrationi dynasty split between Bagratuni and Bagrationi. Armenian Bagrations were called Bagratuni, Bagrationi is Georgian branch name. Game has it's localization for Bagratuni dynasty but they didn't use it here just like in CK2. I renamed Bagrationi dynasty to Bagratuni and keep it to Armenians while created new dynasty named Bagrationi and gave it to Georgian branch. I had to create a new dynasty because Armenian branch still controls some lands in Armenia in 867 and Georgian monarchs tend to create a cadet branch, also Bagrationis are mostly known for their Georgian branch and I decided to create a separate dynasty rather than cadet branch for them, idk, I might change it in the future. Coat of Arms for Bagrations are same just flipped the colors.
Circassian dynasties are represented by their 12 tribes. You can suggest any changes to that.
example: dynasty of Natukhai
Durdzuk dynasties are represented by modern day tukkhums ( kinda like tribes). You can suggest any changes here as well.
exaple: dynasty of Sharoy
Dagestani dynasties are represented by modern day ethnicities of Dagestan. I know it isn't perfect representation and I'd like to get any suggestions about this one the most.
example: dynasty of Tsakhur
Caucasian Albanian dynasties are the least diverse, I couldn't find any source for Albanian medieval houses so I just put in random dynasty names. ( I used wikipedia to see some notable people of Albanian (Udi) descent and used reasonable last names too).
All the names for Circassians, Durdzuks and Dagestanis are just copied from Alan culture. Caucasian Albanian names are copied from Armenian culture.
Northern Lords, a DLC adding Vikings and other Northern powers to the Crusader Kings 3 sandbox, has made a console release. Available on PC for some time, PC players may not have a lot of kinship with this news, but worry not - for modding communities are apt enough at creating their own content packs to explore, so here's five Crusader Kings 3 mods so you can join in the fun!
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