Table of laws
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Absolutism gives +2 demesne limit, and is one of the requirements for Imperial Administration. Each level of council empowerment beyond the first gives +2 vassal limit, for a possible total of +14 vassal limit. Other benefits to lieges from empowering the council are marked with 👑.
"Laws" is always the first level and "Wars" is always the second. Once these two are in place, all subsequent levels can be passed in any order.
Passing laws which favor the council gives a temporary opinion boost (+5) with all vassals; consider passing a law if an opinion boost is enough to stave off a revolt which you cannot handle.
- Non-tribal realms have little to lose by granting the first two laws; if the realm starts with absolutism, consider giving in to an ultimatum from the "increase council power" faction. Note that tribal realms will automatically pass council laws in favor of the council as Tribal Organization is increased; only upon reaching Absolute Tribal Organization can the ruler propose for individual powers to be returned to the ruler. Nomads start with a fully empowered council (but has no "council authority" law, allowing the Khagan to fire powerful councilors), and powers cannot be returned to the Khagan at all.
- Realms with viceroyalty laws or Imperial Administration can consider passing "title grants".
- Realms which do not intend to use feudal elective or to change out of feudal elective can consider passing "council authority". This has the added effect of preventing you from accidentally firing powerful vassals, as fired councilors may not be reappointed for some time after dismissal. However, you can always fire councillors via events or imprisonment.
A faction to Increase council authority can be formed to force the passing of the first seven voting powers, in the order shown above. If the liege accepts the ultimatum of this faction, two laws will be passed in the council's favor. As more laws are passed in the council's favour, the chance of this faction forming will decrease.
Only a faction to Overthrow the ruler can force the implementation of the last council power, "Full Council Authority".