One of the counties in each empire is the capital and is normally held by the ruler of that empire. If that county's capital is a city or temple then the realm is a republic or theocracy respectively.
To create a de jure empire, 2 kingdom titles and a minimum of 80% of the de jure territory of that empire is required. A certain amount of gold and piety is also required. For certain empires, there may also be cultural or other requirements.
Most empire-rank titles are known as the Empire of X (e.g. Empire of Abyssinia). However, some of the titles are known as X Empire (e.g. Byzantine Empire); in this case the word empire appears in the title of the article relating to that empire.
For rulers of Altaic cultures, empire-rank titles usually known as the Empire of X are instead known as the Khaganate of X (e.g. Khaganate of Tartaria).
For rulers of empire-rank theocracies, empire-rank titles usually known as the Empire of X are still known as this, but the variation for rulers of Altaic cultures still applies.
For rulers of empire-rank republics, empire-rank titles usually known as the Empire of X are instead known as the Principality of X.
List of EmpiresEdit
As of patch 2.1, the game's 18 de jure empires are:
- Arabian Empire
- Bengal Empire
- Byzantine Empire*
- Deccan Empire
- Holy Roman Empire
- Persian Empire
- Wendish Empire
The titular empires are:
(*) In Rajas of India DLC a decision is available to the leader of united Deccan, Bengal and Rajastani empires to create India.