The Royal Court expansion is one that is centered on ruling realms that encompass multiple cultures, religions, and regions. Developers are going all-out, in thinking of every possible aspect to add to the game and increase the immersion.
Now, one of the hardest things to do if you want to have self-rule in your lands is actually finding someone of the correct culture. To remedy this problem, Paradox have added two new buttons to the ‘Grant to…’ window. When giving away a County or Barony, you can now choose to grant it to a noble of your culture, or a noble of the local culture.
This is an option that players have been waiting for a long time and is considered the highlight of this week's winter teaser, though it was not its focus.
With the Cultural Rework, Paradox are making it more viable to rule a large and culturally diverse empire, as you all surely know. To enhance this playstyle they have devised a new Dynasty Legacy that focuses on strengthening multicultural realms! If you own the Royal Court expansion, you’ll get access to the new ‘Customs’ Dynasty Legacy!
The first legacy reinforces the link between learning languages and acceptance by adding a Cultural Acceptance bonus on completion for members of your dynasty. Quite a powerful opener, as it gives you a tool for improving acceptance with cultures outside your own realm (albeit a small one, though depending on how spread out your dynasty is, it can be more or less powerful.
The second legacy improves the effectiveness of the Council Job, simple but effective. Having an extra slot for Learn Language schemes means that you can always have one running while keeping your ‘normal’ personal scheme slot open for Swaying vassals or Seducing siblings.
Paradox have added a few more of these, but you get the theme they are going for here. The Royal Court expansion is one of intrigue.