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[CK2] House Irae - Updated 24SEP21

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House Irae



House Irae brings the world of the dark elves to CK2. Conquer the world as the Matriarchal Lolth religion or the Patriarchal Vhaeraun religion, or just enjoy equality with the Eilistraee religion.





  • Added the offmap empire, House Irae, to buy and trade from.
  • Added a gamerule to allow the spawning of a certain long-lost family member of House Irae to make a violent reappearance in the world.
  • 52 new portraits, 26 for each gender. One portrait for children. Dynamic portraits for all dark elves, static portraits for half-elves.
  • Added new retinues and feudal/tribal buildings for dark elves.
  • New minor titles.
  • Added a gamerule to start as a dark elf with or without the new religions.
  • Religious events for all three religions.
  • A book of lore (decision) that gives the player more in-depth detail of the lore behind the mod.







CK2 3.1+

Holy Fury is suggested, but not required.

Bigger Interface mod is suggested, but not required.




Download the file

Unzip into your My Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings II/mod/ folder. Windows' built in zip extractor is garbage and will not work. Use 7zip instead.

Mark the House Irae checkbox in the launcher

If upgrading from 1.4 or 1.4.1, delete the /HouseIrae/ folder BEFORE unzipping the file.

If a file says "hotfix" in it, you will need to download and install the previous version first.



If you find yourself running into major problems, perform the following:

1. Be absolutely sure you have the most up-to-date version of Crusader Kings II on Steam.

2. Delete the House Irae folder in your /My Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings 2/mod/ folder.

3. Unzip the latest version to that same directory.

4. Uncheck ALL mods in the launcher except for House Irae.

5. Restart the game.

If the problem no longer persists, then it was either an old version you were using, or there was a conflict with another mod. All versions of House Irae are tested for blank events and crashes, and if these are happening to you but not to me, then there is a problem on your end. For quicker troubleshooting, join the discord via the link above and post your problem in the #house_irae channel. Do NOT post problems in #general, I have that channel on mute and there's a good chance I won't see it when I'm modding or when I wake up from sleeping.



Luxuria Fantasia: Full compatibility.



Wait, didn't I see this somewhere before? 

Yes, yes you did. Dark World Tweaks (my other mod), had this included. I have now separated the two in case players wanted one or the other.


I chose the Dark Elf Start campaign but I cant pick Vhaeraun as my god! 

Males can't choose Lolth as their starting goddess, females cant choose Vhaeraun. You are going to have to use the in-game force convert mechanics if you want those religions but aren't the right gender.



Offmap Empires cluttering up the minimap?

Click here!



ngppgn - For providing LL with the Bigger Events mod. https://www.loverslab.com/topic/74137-bigger-events/

elQuanto - For providing the portrait files and event picture for the half elves

lonelyneet - For providing the Mandarin Chinese translation


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Edited by lockeslylcrit

What's New in Version



Bug Fixes:


Fixed a localisation error in the artifact code.




Bug Fixes:


Lolth kicked out all the men from her priesthood. (Credit to Füchsingeist)




Culture seeding now seeds the dark elf race too.


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