- +15% Trade range
- +10% Trade steering
- +10% Global trade power
- +1 Merchant
- +15% National sailors modifier
- −20% Light ship cost
- −10% Stability cost modifier
- −10% Cost to justify trade conflict
- +15% Manpower recovery speed
- +20% Provincial trade power modifier
- −1 Interest per annum
- +10% Trade efficiency
Lübeck is a trading nation located in northern Germany, bordering both the North Sea and the Baltic. Before patch 1.14, Lübeck existed as the Hansa, but 1.14 dissolved The Hansa into a merchant republic of Lübeck and free Imperial cities of Hamburg and Bremen.
This mission can be found in Hansa_Missions.txt.
End the Sound Toll
Enough is enough. Controlling two pieces of land by sea divided should not imply control over the trade that passes between and through them. Flatter and woo them, or raze their cities and salt the earth. Either way, our trade shall flow freely from The Baltic through The Kattegat.
Base weight: 3000
Lübeck controls either Sjælland (12) or Lund (6).
Lübeck (45) gains the modifier “Free Shipping Through The Sound” for the rest of the campaign:
These events can be found in flavorHSA.txt.
The merchant Georg Giese, who formerly worked in London as a member of the Hanseatic League, has returned to Danzig. He is to marry Christine Krüger, daughter of a prestigious Danzig citizen, and is currently looking for a new opportunity.
An official of the Hanseatic League from Cologne, Heinrich Sudermann, was elected to the post of Syndic in 1556. He became a permanent official with legal training who worked to protect and extend the diplomatic agreements of the Hansa member towns.
We, the Hansa, sell ships everywhere in Europe, including Italy and control most of the shipbuilding market, mainly in Lübeck and in Danzig. Holland wants to favor Bruges as a huge staple market at the end of a trade route and is starting to become a competitor of us in shipbuilding. Should we stop the flow of shipbuilding technology from Hansa towns to Holland?
The year is before 1500.
|Mean time to happen
Stop the flow of shipbuilding technology!
Lübeck gets the modifier “Stop spreading the shipbuilding technology” until the ruler changes which grants:
Spread the shipbuilding technology
As a new ruler, it is customary to hold a Hansetag where the league's members are invited to participate in the central meeting. The member communities have chosen Ratssendeboten or envoys to represent their local consensus on the issue at the Hansetag. This Hansetag brought up some issues with the trade, the economy and the military. As the envoys haven't managed to reach a conclusion as to which of these matters we should address, and although the consensus-building at the Hansetag is supposed to follow the Low Saxon tradition of Einung, it is our duty to decide which matter to address.
|Is triggered only by
a new ruler.
Reform the trade
Reform the economy
Reform the military
These decisions can be found in TheHansa.txt.
With wealth pouring into Lübeck, the port facilities are starting to look under-dimensioned. While it would cost nearly a whole year's income, a Krantor (a massive harbor crane) could greatly improve our trading potential.
On account of the ongoing war in the region, our shipwrights have presented plans for a new warship: The 'Adler von Lübeck'. The ship is massive, with more gunports than any other ship afloat in the Western world. Building it would be expensive, but our navy would be unrivaled in the Baltic for quite some time.
This section may contain outdated information that is inaccurate for the current version of the game. The last version it was verified as up to date for was 1.19.
Lübeck is an interesting country to play as; they start as the leader of the Hanseatic trade league which is excellent for early conquest. A good first move is to ally Austria. When allied, it's unlikely they'll Demand unlawful territory. A possible next direction is to fabricate and annex Mecklenburg and Lüneburg. Lübeck should have disposable income due to trade, this can be used to maintain a large army and construct buildings; Both the Marketplace and Church are good choices. Next Lübeck may ally Bohemia or Poland and annex Pomerania Taking their centre of trade will help ensure Baltic dominance and keep coffers filled. Brunswick is an excellent next target. Try to take breaks in between wars to make sure to avoid falling into a downward spiral from being behind in tech or being overextended. A good option after Brunswick is Saxony, their territory can be useful for access to other, smaller nations. Once the force limit is about 20, Lübeck can start uniting the Hanseatic league formally. Conquer Bremen, Verden and Hamburg and Lübeck will be the dominant force in the Lübeck trade node. Take on smaller countries until Lübeck can face larger nations with the aim of becoming a Great power.