A vassal is a country under the power of other country, made by the player or by the AI.
Ways to get a vassal Edit
- Peace Negotiations.
- Offer Vassalization.
- Having a nonexistent country's capital (only AoC).
The vassals will always have their lord's flag aside from their name, and the type of government's image will be modified. They can be called for fight in a war, like allies and it's much easier to make unions with them.
Lords can tax their vassals, which is called a Tribute. The lords can change the amount of taxation on their vassals, but this can affect the Liberty Desire. Any country can have a vassal, so a lord can be also a vassal from another country.
Since AoC 2, the vassals are independent from the lord (the player cannot control them), have their own wars and being capable of expanding.
Liberty Desire Edit
A characteristic from AoC 2; every vassal has it: Liberty desire. Depending on the lord's relations before the vassalization, the initial Liberty Desire can be 0% when they had a good relationship (like +30) or 55% because of their very bad relationship (like -25).
Once that the Liberty Desire is very high, the lord will have the involuntary option of declare the vassal's independence or declare war.
Liberty Desire can change with actions made by the player, making a possitive relationship and a more cheap tribute can decrease the Liberty Desire, but making the contrary can increase it.
Vassal's liberation Edit
In AoC 2, a country can stop being a vassal if:
- The lord accepts the independence
- The lord liberate the vassal
- Another country declares an ultimatum of liberate their vassals and accept it