As with any medieval ruler, monarchs in The Royal Court are vain creatures. It’s not enough to control the largest or best-developed realm, you have to have the largest palace, the fanciest food, and so on, and that includes you.
Try saying the title a couple of times, it really is a tongue-twister. Paradox Interactive are, in their upcoming expansion for Crusader Kings 3, called the Royal Court, adding events of holding said court, and doing so in its 3D Court model.
When times are that hard for you as the ruler of your nation, and you really need just an immediate distraction from the flaws in your life, it’s important to spend some time indulging those with lives even harder than yours. Like nearly everyone else. For times when you feel like slumming it amongst the weird and wonderful characters of your realm, you can Hold Court, as mentioned.
This repeatable decision lets you hear a number of requests from various characters, listening to petitioners seeking your aid and legal ruling on many subjects. They might be guests, courtiers, neighboring rulers, vassals, spies, or the odd bumbling peasant.
At present, you’ll receive three such petitioners each time, with all events delivered in the new courtly event style.
After you’ve made your ruling in each case, in addition to the effects of each turn, you’ll gain some court grandeur to bolster your overall supply. There is just shy of a hundred or so of these events alone, so there should be a goodly amount of variety for most playstyles.
This system models a task that would’ve been a pretty big part of the day-to-day for many rulers, and developers have put a lot of effort into getting plenty of alternate events to keep it as varied as possible for as long as possible.