Paradox Interactive announces Monks & Mystics, a new expansion coming to
Crusader Kings II. They say this is coming soon, and in the meantime
offer an announcement
trailer and these details:
The bells of the abbey summon monks to
prayer while, a continent away, the faithful are summoned by a muezzin’s call.
Religious practice imposes a schedule on the chaos of medieval life, and the
routine adds harmony to a divided realm.
Routine and harmony. We can’t have that, can we?
Monks & Mystics is the latest expansion to Crusader Kings II, the hit medieval
grand strategy role-playing game from Paradox Development Studio. In Monks &
Mystics, the religious aspect of the game is further explored with new mechanics
and character associations that can tie a faith closer together or render it
The major feature of Monks & Mystics is the addition of Societies – secret and
otherwise. Characters can join monastic orders, secret cults and Gnostic
heresies. As the society gains members, it gains power and prestige for its
leaders. Societies open new actions for characters and can lead to new event
As well as the chance for your ruler to explore forbidden knowledge:
Monks & Mystics includes:
Monastic Orders: With lay offices available to
non-clerical characters, monastic orders will increase your character’s
piety - but they have expectations.
Cults: Gnostic heresies may flourish and its is
rumored that the worship of Satan continues in the darkened fringes of the
Climb the Ranks: Characters work their way up the
ladder of Societies, unlocking new abilities and triggering new event chains
Hunt for Heretics: Send your chaplain out to find
secret societies that undermine the holy church and your realm. But what if
the hunter is guilty himself?
Other New Councillor Actions: Your councillors
have a fourth action that will make them more powerful and integral to sound
And much more: Assassins, archaeological
expeditions, holy relics, great treasures and more
Crusader Kings II: Monks & Mystics is coming soon to major digital retailers,
including the Paradox Store.