War of the Roses

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War of the Roses
Following the death of our monarch our kingdom is being torn apart by supporters of two junior branches of the royal dynasty.

The War of the Roses[1] is a Disaster.pngdisaster in Flag of England England during the Age of Discovery.png ‘Age of Discovery’.

Prerequisites[edit]

This country:

If these prerequisites are met, the monthly progress can begin.

Monthly progress starts if Monthly progress halts if

Flag of England England:

It is currently the Age of Discovery.png ‘Age of Discovery’.

Monthly progress Flag of England England:
+3.0%
  • has a ruler with the modifier “Low Fertility”[2] or the ‘Infertile’ personality and it is the year 1455.
+1.0%
+0.5%
+0.5%
  • is not ruled by the Lancaster dynasty.
+0.5%
+0.5%
+0.5%
+0.5%
at least one of the following is true for Flag of England England:
  • has an ongoing disaster.
  • has an heir.
  • has a regency council.
  • is the lesser partner in a personal union.

Start[edit]

If the progress reaches 100%, the disaster will start with the following event:

Msg event.pngWar of the Roses


[Root.Monarch.GetName] has suddenly died! As the nation mourns, two junior branches of the old House of Plantagenet, the House of Lancaster and the House of York, both claim to be the rightful heir to the throne of England. Sporadic fights between their supporters have already broken out in a number of provinces around the country. Their heraldic symbols, a red rose and a white rose, have already become synonymous with the conflict now commonly known as the War of the Roses.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the start of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Support the House of Lancaster

Flag of England England:

  • loses Manpower.png manpower worth 25% of maximum manpower reserve.
  • supports the House of Lancaster during the ‘War of the Roses’.
  • gets a new ruler of the Lancaster dynasty, aged 31.

If the Rights of Man.png ‘Rights of Man’ is enabled

  • then the ruler gets the ‘Well Connected’ personality.

If England owns Yorkshire (245) and there are no units in the province then:

  • Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3) led by ‘Richard York’ rise in revolt and occupy Yorkshire (245).

If England owns Yorkshire (245) and there are units in the province then:

  • Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3) led by ‘Richard York’ rise in revolt and occupy in a random province of England in Britain (region).

The revolting province gets the modifier “Supports House of York” for 10 years, giving the following effect:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest.
Event button 547.png
Support the House of York

Flag of England England:

  • loses Manpower.png manpower worth 25% of maximum manpower reserve.
  • supports the House of York during the ‘War of the Roses’.
  • gets a new ruler of the York dynasty, aged 31.

If the Rights of Man.png ‘Rights of Man’ is enabled

  • then the ruler gets the ‘Tactical Genius’ personality.

If England owns Lancashire (244) and there are no units in the province then:

  • Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3) led by ‘Edward Lancaster’ rise in revolt and occupy Lancashire (244).

If England owns Lancashire (244) and there are units in the province then:

  • Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3) led by ‘Edward Lancaster’ rise in revolt and occupy in a random province of England in Britain (region).

The revolting province gets the modifier “Supports House of Lancaster” for 10 years, giving the following effect:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest.

While the disaster is ongoing, Flag of England England gets:

  • Available mercenaries.png +12.5% available mercenaries,
  • Goods produced modifier.png −10% goods produced modifier.

Also the following Msg event.pngevents are triggered by a monthly pulse.

Monthly events[edit]

The weight that no event is triggered is 1000 and for each monthly events it is 100.

Msg event.pngSupport for $DYNASTY$


Local support for $DYNASTY$ in the War of the Roses keeps growing among the people as peasants and nobles alike rally to our banner!


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England owns at least 1 province:

  • is not overseas,
  • does not have any of the following modifiers:
    • “Local Support”
    • “Supports House of Lancaster”
    • “Supports House of York”
    • “Disgruntled Nobles”
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
This is most welcomed

1 random non-overseas province of England and every neighboring province of it owned by England which all:

  • do not have any of the following modifiers:
    • “Local Support”
    • “Supports House of Lancaster”
    • “Supports House of York”
    • “Disgruntled Nobles”

gets the modifier “Local Support” for 10 years, giving the following effect:

  • Local unrest.png−3 local unrest.

Msg event.pngDeclaration for the Lancaster Pretenders!


The nobility of one of our provinces has long been divided over the War of the Roses, and now there are further nobles proclaiming for House of Lancaster.


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England:

  • supports the House of York.
  • owns at least 1 province that:
    • is not overseas.
    • is not the capital.
    • does not have any of the following modifiers:
      • “Local Support”.
      • “Supports House of Lancaster”.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Dire news

1 random non-overseas province of England and every neighboring province of it owned by England which all:

  • do not have any of the following modifiers:
    • “Local Support”
    • “Supports House of Lancaster”

gets the modifier “Supports House of Lancaster” for 10 years, giving the following effect:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest.

Msg event.pngDeclaration for the York Pretenders!


The nobility of one of our provinces has long been divided over the War of the Roses, and now there are further nobles proclaiming for House of York.


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England:

  • supports the House of Lancaster.
  • owns at least 1 province that:
    • is not overseas.
    • is not the capital.
    • does not have any of the following modifiers:
      • “Local Support”.
      • “Supports House of York”.
Is triggered only by
  • the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.

Event button 547.png
Dire news

1 random non-overseas province of England and every neighboring province of it owned by England which all:

  • do not have any of the following modifiers:
    • “Local Support”
    • “Supports House of York”

gets the modifier “Supports House of York” for 10 years, giving the following effect:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest.

Msg event.pngNobles Disgruntled


The nobles have so far stood by the crown during the War of the Roses, expecting to be generously rewarded. But there is a growing opinion among many of them that there has so far been little recognition of their loyalty.


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England:

  • owns at least 1 province that has the modifier “Local Support”.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
These gifts should show our gratitude

England:

  • loses Gold Icon.png25% of a yearly income.
Event button 547.png
It is nothing but their duty

1 random province of England that has the modifier “Local Support”:

  • loses the modifier “Local Support”.
  • gets the modifier “Disgruntled Nobles” for 5 years, with the following effect:
    • Local unrest.png +1 local unrest.

Msg event.pngSoldiers Desert


War exhaustion in the form of plague and starvation is not only affecting the civilian population but our armed forces as well and the number of deserters keeps growing.


 
Trigger conditions

This event happens only once during a campaign.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
There is nothing we can do

England:

  • loses Manpower.png manpower worth 25% of maximum manpower.
  • loses Icon legitimacy monarchy.png5 legitimacy.
Event button 547.png
Import food from abroad

England:

  • gets the modifier “Importing Food” for 5 years, with the following effects:
    • National unrest.png −1 national unrest,
    • National tax modifier.png −25% national tax modifier.
Event button 547.png
Let them take from the local peasants

England:

  • gets the modifier “Plundering Soldiers” for 5 years, with the following effects:
    • National unrest.png +2 national unrest,
    • Autonomy.png +0.05 monthly autonomy change

Msg event.pngLegitimacy Questioned


Even our own commanders and soldiers are starting to question the legitimacy of the current rulership.


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England:

  • has a legitimacy of less than 50.

This event happens only once during a campaign.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Buy their continued support

England:

  • loses Gold Icon.png25% of a yearly income.
Event button 547.png
How dare they question me?

England:

  • gets the modifier “Legitimacy Questioned” for 5 years, with the following effects:
    • Morale of armies.png −10% morale of armies,
    • Recruitment time.png −10% recruitment time.

Msg event.pngRumors of Large Revolt in the Continent


Many of those who have been forced to flee the country during the War of the Roses have sought refuge at the Continent and the local authorities report rumors that an armed rising might be imminent. If we do not stop this, we will end up with a stronghold there, providing support for further insurrection.


 
Trigger conditions

Flag of England England owns at least 1 province that:

  • is not in Britain (region).
  • has at least 3 local unrest.
  • has the modifier any of the following modifiers:
    • “Supports House of Lancaster”'
    • “Supports House of York”
  • is not controlled by rebels.

This event happens only once during a campaign.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Send money to help the local authorities

England:

  • loses Gold Icon.png75% of a yearly income.
  • loses Diplomatic power.png50 diplomatic power.
Event button 547.png
The money is better needed closer to home

Pretender rebels.png Pretender rebels (size 2) rise in revolt in 1 random province of England that:

  • is not in Britain (region).
  • has at least 3 local unrest.
  • has the modifier any of the following modifiers:
    • “Supports House of Lancaster”'
    • “Supports House of York”
  • is not controlled by rebels.

This province gets the modifier “Rebel Refugees” for 10 years, with the following effects:

  • Local unrest.png +10 local unrest,
  • Local tax modifier.png −50% local tax modifier,
  • Local manpower modifier.png −50% local manpower modifier.

Finishing conditions[edit]

If Flag of England England:

  • does not own rebel controlled provinces.
  • does not have spawned pretender rebel.
  • has a stability of at least 1.
  • is either not a monarchy or has an heir and no regency council.

then it loses the above-mentioned effects and the following event is triggered:

Msg event.pngThe End of the War of the Roses


The armed conflict over the succession to the English throne is finally over as the ruling dynasty defeats the rebels!


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster.


Immediate effects

Flag of England England:

  • loses the modifiers “Low Fertility”, “Importing Food”, “Plundering Soldiers” and “Legitimacy Questioned”.

All provinces owned by England:

  • lose the modifiers “Supports House of York”, “Supports House of Lancaster”, “Local Support”, “Rebel Refugees” and “Rebel Stronghold”.

The War of the Roses ends.[3]


Event button 547.png
Order has finally been restored

Flag of England England:

  • gains Prestige.png50 prestige.

If England has a stability of less than 3,

  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

If England supported the House of York during the ‘War of the Roses’,

If England supported the House of Lancaster during the ‘War of the Roses’,


If the rebels win the War of the Roses one of the following events will occur.

Msg event.pngHouse of Lancaster wins the War of the Roses


The War of the Roses finally comes to an end as [Root.Monarch.GetName] succeeds in claiming the throne, becoming the new ruler of [Root.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of England England.
  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
  • supports the House of York.
  • has a ruler of the Lancaster dynasty.
Is triggered only by

a new monarch.


Immediate effects

Flag of England England:

  • loses the modifiers “Low Fertility”, “Importing Food”, “Plundering Soldiers” and “Legitimacy Questioned”.

All provinces owned by England:

  • lose the modifiers “Supports House of York”, “Supports House of Lancaster”, “Local Support”, “Rebel Refugees” and “Rebel Stronghold”.

The ‘War of the Roses’ disaster ends.
The War of the Roses ends.[3]


Event button 547.png
Long live the House of Lancaster!

Flag of England England:

  • loses Prestige.png50 prestige.

If England has a stability of less than 3,

  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Every country that had the event ‘Support House of Lancaster’ and chose to support the rebels

Msg event.pngHouse of York wins the War of the Roses


The War of the Roses finally comes to an end as [Root.Monarch.GetName] succeeds in claiming the throne, becoming the new ruler of [Root.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of England England.
  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
  • supports the House of Lancaster.
  • has a ruler of the York dynasty.
Is triggered only by

a new monarch.


Immediate effects

Flag of England England:

  • loses the modifiers “Low Fertility”, “Importing Food”, “Plundering Soldiers” and “Legitimacy Questioned”.

All provinces owned by England:

  • lose the modifiers “Supports House of York”, “Supports House of Lancaster”, “Local Support”, “Rebel Refugees” and “Rebel Stronghold”.

The ‘War of the Roses’ disaster ends.
The War of the Roses ends.[3]


Event button 547.png
Long live the House of York!

Flag of England England:

  • loses Prestige.png50 prestige.

If England has a stability of less than 3,

  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Every country that had the event ‘Support House of York’ and chose to support the rebels

If another dynasty gains the throne then the following event is triggered:

Msg event.pngHouse of [Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] ends the War of the Roses


The War of the Roses finally comes to an end as [Root.Monarch.GetName] succeeds in claiming the throne, becoming the new ruler of [Root.GetName]. With the ascension of the [Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] dynasty the old conflict between Yorkists and Lancasters is now a thing of the past and both factions have resolved to passively work against the [Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] dynasty for now.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of England England.
  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
  • does not have a ruler of the Lancaster or York dynasty.
Is triggered only by

a new monarch.


Immediate effects

Flag of England England:

  • loses the modifiers “Low Fertility”, “Importing Food”, “Plundering Soldiers” and “Legitimacy Questioned”.

All provinces owned by England:

  • lose the modifiers “Supports House of York”, “Supports House of Lancaster”, “Local Support”, “Rebel Refugees” and “Rebel Stronghold”.

The ‘War of the Roses’ disaster ends.
The War of the Roses ends.[3]


Event button 547.png
Long live the House of [Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName]!

Flag of England England:

  • loses Prestige.png50 prestige.
  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability.

Lancashire (244) and Yorkshire (255) if owned by England:

  • get the modifier “Rebellious People” for 10 years with the following effect:
    • Local unrest.png +5 local unrest.


Further events[edit]

Msg event.pngProvince icon.pngRebel Leaders Captured


At the Battle of PROVINCENAME several leaders of the revolt was captured by our forces. What should we do with them?


 
Trigger conditions

The province owner:

  • is Flag of England England.
  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
Is triggered only by

a won battle against rebels in this province.


Event button 547.png
Pardon them

Flag of England England:

  • loses Icon legitimacy monarchy.png10 legitimacy.
  • gets the modifier “Benign Ruler” for 5 years, with the following effect:
    • National unrest.png-1 national unrest.
Event button 547.png
Execute them

Flag of England England:

  • gains Icon legitimacy monarchy.png+10 legitimacy.
  • gets the modifier “Rebel Leaders Executed” for 3 years, with the following effect:
    • National unrest.png+3 national unrest.


Msg event.pngProvince icon.pngLancaster Stronghold


After having won the siege of PROVINCENAME, the rebel forces now have complete control of the entire province and have turned it into a stronghold for supporters loyal to the House of Lancaster.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • has the modifier “Supports House of Lancaster”.
  • has the modifier “Rebel Refugees”.
Is triggered only by

a lost siege against rebels in this province.


Event button 547.png
This is a serious threat

The province gets the modifier “Rebel Stronghold” for 5 years, with the following effects:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest,
  • Local tax modifier.png−100% local tax modifier,
  • Local manpower modifier.png−100% local manpower modifier,
  • Local defensiveness.png+200% local defensiveness,
  • Local autonomy.png+0.25 monthly autonomy change.

Msg event.pngProvince icon.pngYork Stronghold


After having won the siege of PROVINCENAME, the rebel forces now have complete control of the entire province and have turned it into a stronghold for supporters loyal to the House of York.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • has the modifier “Supports House of York”.
  • has the modifier “Rebel Refugees”.
Is triggered only by

a lost siege against rebels in this province.


Event button 547.png
This is a serious threat

The province gets the modifier “Rebel Stronghold” for 5 years, with the following effects:

  • Local unrest.png+10 local unrest,
  • Local tax modifier.png−100% local tax modifier,
  • Local manpower modifier.png−100% local manpower modifier,
  • Local defensiveness.png+200% local defensiveness,
  • Local autonomy.png+0.25 monthly autonomy change.

Related events[edit]

Msg event.pngSupport House of Lancaster


A civil war over the succession to the throne is raging in England, a conflict that has become known as the War of the Roses. The revolting House of Lancaster is seeking foreign aid and has sent us an envoy with a request for troops. Should they succeed in claiming the throne our help would surely be remembered and increase the relations between England and COUNTRYNAME.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of England England:

  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
  • supports the House of York.
  • owns at least 1 province that:
    • either has a port or is neighbouring this country.
    • is not under siege.
Mean time to happen

60 months

Modifiers

England has the modifier “Rebel Leaders Executed”: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
Send them a token force

The country:

  • loses Manpower.png3000 manpower.

England:

Event button 547.png
Send them some money

The country:

  • loses Gold Icon.png50% oy a yearly income.

England:

Event button 547.png
We will not support rebels

The country:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.

Msg event.pngSupport House of York


A civil war over the succession to the throne is raging in England, a conflict that has become known as the War of the Roses. The revolting House of York is seeking foreign aid and has sent us an envoy with a request for troops. Some support might be a way to prevent a strong and unified England from waging war on us, and should the rebels succeed in claiming the throne our help would surely be remembered and increase the relations between England and COUNTRYNAME.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of England England:

  • has the ‘War of the Roses’ disaster taking place.
  • supports the House of Lancaster.
  • owns at least 1 province that:
    • either has a port or is neighbouring this country.
    • is not under siege.
Mean time to happen

60 months

Modifiers

England has the modifier “Rebel Leaders Executed”: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
Send them a token force

The country:

  • loses Manpower.png3000 manpower.

England:

Event button 547.png
Send them some money

The country:

  • loses Gold Icon.png50% oy a yearly income.

England:

Event button 547.png
We will not support rebels

The country:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.

Msg event.png[From.GetName] Intervenes!


The rebels have sought foreign support for their revolt and have managed to convince COUNTRYNAME to aid them with some troops!


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the Msg event.pngevents ‘Support House of LancasterorSupport House of York’.


Event button 547.png
How dare they!

If Flag of England England owns a province that is neighbouring the intervening country and not under siege:

  • then Flag of Pretender rebels Pretender rebels (Size 1) friendly to the intervening country rise in revolt in a random province of England that is neighbouring the intervening country and not under siege.
  • else if England owns a coastal province that is not under siege
    • then Flag of Pretender rebels Pretender rebels (Size 1) friendly to the intervening country rise in revolt in a random coastal province of England that is not under siege.

Msg event.pngRelations Deteriorate with England (Lancaster lost)


With the rebellion of the House of Lancaster finally crushed, COUNTRYNAME has now turned his attention to those who supported the revolt, both internally and externally.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the event ‘The End of the War of the Roses


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: this country had the event ‘Support House of Lancaster’ and chose to support the rebels.

Event button 547.png
Oh...

England gets the opinion modifier “Supported Rebels During War of the Roses” towards this country,

  • worth Opinion.png −50 opinion for 50 years with a decay of +1.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: this country had the event ‘Support House of Lancaster’ and chose not to support the rebels

Event button 547.png
Good thing we didn't!

England gets the opinion modifier “Did not Support Rebels During War of the Roses” towards this country,

  • worth Opinion.png +25 opinion for 25 years with a decay of −1.

Msg event.pngRelations Deteriorate with England (York lost)


With the rebellion of the House of York finally crushed, COUNTRYNAME has now turned his attention to those who supported the revolt, both internally and externally.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the event ‘The End of the War of the Roses


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: this country had the event ‘Support House of York’ and chose to support the rebels.

Event button 547.png
Oh...

England gets the opinion modifier “Supported Rebels During War of the Roses” towards this country,

  • worth Opinion.png −50 opinion for 50 years with a decay of +1.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: this country had the event ‘Support House of York’ and chose not to support the rebels

Event button 547.png
Good thing we didn't!

England gets the opinion modifier “Did not Support Rebels During War of the Roses” towards this country,

  • worth Opinion.png +25 opinion for 25 years with a decay of −1.

Msg event.pngImproved Relations with England


The new ruler of England, [From.GetName], has not forgotten our help during the War of the Roses. As expected the relations between our countries have greatly improved.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

one of the following events:


Event button 547.png
Good news

England gets the opinion modifier “Support During War of the Roses” towards this country,

  • worth Opinion.png+50 opinion for 50 years with a decay of −1.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. See in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/war_of_the_roses.txt and for the events in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_ENG_WarOfTheRoses.txt.
  2. The modifier “Low Fertility” is set by the event ‘Lack of an Heir.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 England gets the flag: “had_war_of_the_roses”.