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Follow new paths in their search for religious enlightenment and holy blessing.

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For centuries, the abbeys of Europe have had a sacred mission – to keep the flame of holy knowledge burning through an era of strife and to keep the secular powers on a righteous path. To the east, a mysterious new sect seeks out those who stray from the Prophet’s path, using not-so-gentle means to remind the impious of the power of God. And, in the shadows, alchemists and religious usurpers challenge the current order. Rumors of dark sacrifices are whispered in taverns throughout the known world.

In Monks and Mystics, your characters can follow new paths in their search for religious enlightenment and holy blessing, joining sacred societies or secret brotherhoods that open new opportunities for role-playing and story-telling in one of the most popular historical strategy games ever made.

Features of Monks and Mystics include:


  • Characters earn new powers and encounter new events as they climb the ranks of religious societies

Monastic Orders:

  • Stay on the holy path of charity and good works, building churches and serving the poor

Devil Worship:

  • Secretly worship the masters of darkness in a quest for great powers that will smite your enemies and extend your life

Assassins and Hermetics:

  • Join a secret brotherhood of sacred murderers, striking at all who undermine the faith or try to fuse the holy and the mundane through study of alchemy and astrology.

Relics and Special Items:

  • Characters can acquire holy relics, masterwork weapons or elaborate piece of jewelry. Store them in your treasury to gain prestige and other benefits.

New Orders for Councilors:

  • Your closest advisors will never be idle, with new general instructions that let them use their Talents while sitting safe in your castle.

Monks and Mystics also includes new portraits and army designs for English and German cultures.

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    Windows Requirements:Important Notes:
    OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Requires Crusader Kings II to play.
    • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.
    • 3-button mouse and keyboard
    Linux Requirements:Important Notes:
    OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Processor: IntelR PentiumR IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    Memory: 2 GB
    Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce
    > 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required.
    • Requires Crusader Kings II to play.
    • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Linux version.

    Reviews, Ratings & Comments


    From 15 Shoppers

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    1. Both good and bad
      by Oskar T.1, Finland - Mar 3rd 2019

      It would be full on 5 stars if the "secret religion" didn't bug me off the wrong way, having most of your family secretly adopt a pagan heresy and knowing about it without being able to do much unless willing to accept becoming a kinslayer and burning them at the stake like all such worshippers of false gods should.
      Anyway, joining any religious cult definetly adds something for those dull peacefull eras and bring with them both events and perks. The worsts cults like Satanism, the Indian death cult or Assassins do come with quite the high price however, but definetly provide quite the colourfull experience, where as most christian cults reduce your fertility but add to stats and provide you with abilities like telling the future (can be bad) and making medieval anti-depressants by throwing bunch of... Interesting items in a pot.

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    2. Worth
      by Dávid F.33, Hungary - Dec 7th 2018

      It's among the better DLCs. The societies mechanics is pretty cool, but there aren't too many events and it can get stale a little too soon. Artifacts are fun and pretty OP, I find myself rarely joining anything else than the Hermetic society so I can get artifacts. Devil worshipping got nerfed, but it's pretty fun as well.

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