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Ottoman missions

This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

The Ottomans have 19 unique missions that will help them to shape the heart of the nation in Anatolia, and expand in Greece, the Balkans and the Middle East.

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Reinforcing your grab on Anatolia

Vassalise Candar

The Thunderbolt[1] was the first Sultan to seek to bring the Beys of Anatolia under Ottoman control. Through war or guile, the Bey of Candar must acknowledge our superiority. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Candar:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Candar: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Candar is a vassal of the Ottomans.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Candar is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Candar does not exist.

Reward:


Annex Candar

Although the Bey of Candar has wisely decided to acknowledge the Sultan’s superiority, there are still those who caution that he might prove faithless. Let us bring the lands into our control. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Candar:
    • is a vassal of the Ottomans.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
    • is in the same religious group as the Ottomans.
    • owns the province Kastamon (325).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of at least 100 with Candar: ×2
    • have relations of at least 200 with Candar: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Kastamon (325).
  • Candar does not exist.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Candar is not in the same religious group as the Ottomans.
    • Candar does not exist.

Reward:


Vassalise Karaman

The Bey of Karaman outrageously claims to be at least the equal to the Ottoman Sultan due to their familly’s marriage to the daughter of Murad I[2]. We must show this upstart who is the more important. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Karaman:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Karaman: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Karaman is a vassal of the Ottomans.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Karaman is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Karaman does not exist.

Reward:


Annex Karaman

Having brought the Beydom of Karaman to heel by ensuring they recognise the Sultan as their overlord, now is the time to end their pretensions once and for all. We must absorb the Beydom into the Empire proper. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Karaman:
    • is a vassal of the Ottomans.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
    • is in the same religious group as the Ottomans.
    • owns the province Karaman (324).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of at least 100 with Karaman: ×2
    • have relations of at least 200 with Karaman: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Karaman (324).
  • Candar does not exist.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Karaman is not in the same religious group as the Ottomans.
    • Karaman does not exist.

Reward:


Vassalise Duldakir

Duldakir sets on the border between Asia Minor and Syria. Its strategic location means that the Ottoman Sultan cannot ignore this otherwise minor state. We must bring them into our orbit. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Duldakir:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Duldakir: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Duldakir is a vassal of the Ottomans.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Duldakir is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Duldakir does not exist.

Reward:


Conquer Smyrna

The Beydom of Adyin has rashly decided to break free from the Sultans control. We must show them our strength and conquer them. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Aydin: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • None

Success conditions:
  • own Smyrna (318).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Another country owns Smyrna (318).

Reward:


Convert the infidel

The lands of Asia Minor are at the very core of the Empire where the Sultan draws the large percentage of his manpower. The large scale communities of Christians and other faiths of the Book are considered a subversive danger, let us send forth our teachers and give them the chance to submit to God’s will. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not at war.
  • own the province Thrace (151).
  • Byzantium does not exist.
  • own at least one province in Asia Minor that is Christian.
Acquisition chance: Temporary effects:
  • None

Success conditions:
  • Every province owned by the Ottomans in Asia Minor is Muslim.
  • Thrace (151) is Muslim.
Failure conditions:
  • are not Muslim.

Reward:



Seizing Greek lands

City of the World’s desire

The last orders of the great prophet were to sent forth the warriors of the faith to bring the Romans into the house of submission. We must do what no other Ghazi has done and conquer the city in the name of the Prophet. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Byzantium:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • owns the province Thrace (151).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 5000
    • Ruler is military leader: ×2
    • It’s at least 1500 A.D.: ×5
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Thrace (151).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Byzantium is a vassal.
    • Byzantium is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:

Comment: This mission was changed with Divine Wind patch 5.2. Owning Trace (151) and having a core on it is required to Make Constantinople Capital (decision).


Conquer southern Greece

The states in Southern Greece could acts as stepping-stones for the infidels to lead a crusade against us. We must secure our southern flank to ensure that the true leader of Islam prospers. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • do not own at least 1 of the following provinces: Athens (146), Achaea (1773) and Morea (145).
Acquisition chance: Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Morea - casus belli
  • Conquest of Athens - casus belli
  • Conquest of Achaea - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • own Athens (146), Achaea (1773) and Morea (145).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:

Comment: The reward of this mission was changed with Divine Wind patch 5.2. The infamy reduction was added.


Conquer Kaffa

The Fortress of Kaffa has long been used by Christian Pirates to plunder the Black Sea. To prevent that we must control this city. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • do not own the province Kaffa (285).
Acquisition chance: Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Kaffa (285).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


Conquer the last crusader bastion

Through the will of God, the forces of Islam were able to drive the infidel Frank crusaders out of the Holy Land. They remain on the island of Rhodes, harbouring dreams of fresh crusades. The Holy city of Jerusalem, where the prophet ascended to heaven, must be secured from their clutches. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • are at war with the Knights: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Rhodes (320).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Another country owns Rhodes (320).

Reward:


Conquer Crete

The island of Crete is used by infidel pirates as a base to prey upon our shipping. We must conquer the island and protect our shipping. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance: Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Crete (163).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Another country owns Crete (163).

Reward:



Expanding in the Balkans

Conquer Serbia

Ever since the Hungarian King Sigmund[3] led a force of Frankish crusaders against the Ottoman forces, we have not been secured. Although Allah granted us victory that day, we must push further into the Balkans to ensure our lands are protected in the future. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • own at least 1 province in the region Greece.
  • Serbia:
    • owns the provinces Serbia (141) and Kosovo (1766).
    • is not a vassal of the Ottomans.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Serbia: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Serbia - casus belli
  • Conquest of Kosovo - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • own Serbia (141) and Kosovo (1766).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Serbia does not exist while another country owns Serbia (141) or Kosovo (1766).

Reward:

Comment: The reward of this mission was changed with Divine Wind patch 5.2. The infamy reduction was added.


Conquer Bosnia

Reports have reached us that the King of Bosnia is conspiring with the Pope to ferment trouble in the Balkans. God willing, we will ensure that these plots are not allowed to succeed. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Bosnia:
    • owns the provinces Hum (139) and Bosnia (140).
    • is not a vassal of the Ottomans.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Bosnia: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Hum - casus belli
  • Conquest of Bosnia - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • owns Hum (139) and Bosnia (140).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Bosnia does not exist while another country owns Hum (139) or Bosnia (140).

Reward:


Vassalise Wallachia

The Prince of Wallachia rules relatively poor land that the Sultan has no interest in ruling himself. However they do border our lands and it would be unwise to allow them to remain independent of us. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Wallachia:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • owns the province Wallachia (161).
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Wallachia: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Wallachia is a vassal of the Ottomans.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Wallachia is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Wallachia does not exist.

Reward:


Vassalise Transylvania

Our efforts to drive back the crusader Franks have led us to capture yet more Balkan lands from the house of war. We now have a border with the Prince of Transylvania and it must acknowledge our overlord ship for the security of the house of submission. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Transylvania:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • owns the province Transylvania (158).
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
    • has less cities than the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Transylvania: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Transylvania is a vassal of the Ottomans.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Transylvania is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Transylvania does not exist.

Reward:



Expanding in the Middle East

Annex Egypt

The Mamluk Sultan remains a dangerous opponent and may well be tainted with the Shia heresy. We must use what ever means necessary to end his independence. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 100 with the Mamluks: ×2
    • have relations of less than 0 with the Mamluks: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own the province Cairo (361).
  • The Mamluks do not exist.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • are not a neighbour of the Mamluks.

Reward:


Protect Medina

Medina[4] is the second holiest city of Islam, and the site of the tomb of the Prophet[5] himself must be protected. Only the great Ottoman Sultan is capable of doing this. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union
  • do not own the province Medina (384).
  • own at least 1 neighbouring province of Medina (384).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Medina (384).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:

Medina (384) becomes a core province.


Defend the pilgrimage

The Holy pilgrimage to Mecca[6] is one of the sacred duties of a Muslim can perform. The pilgrim caravans are under constant threat from local nomads, we must establish control of the area to ensure they are protected. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union
  • do not own the province Mecca (385).
  • own at least 1 neighbouring province of Mecca (385).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Mecca (385).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:



Heir to the throne

City of the World’s desire

The last orders of the great prophet were to sent forth the warriors of the faith to bring the Romans into the house of submission. We must do what no other Ghazi has done and conquer the city in the name of the Prophet. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Byzantium:
    • is not a vassal.
    • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
    • owns the province Thrace (151).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 5000
    • Ruler is military leader: ×2
    • It’s at least 1500 A.D.: ×5
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own Thrace (151).
  • Byzantium does not exist.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Byzantium is a vassal.
    • Byzantium is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • does not own Thrace (151) and Byzantium does not exist.

Reward:

Comment: One has to annex Byzantium to succeed, so one has to conquer any other provinces they own first (or let that job to someone else) before you can take Thrace. Owning Trace and having a core on it is needed to Make Constantinople Capital (decision).


Conquer Bosnia

Reports have reached us that the King of Bosnia is conspiring with the Pope to ferment trouble in the Balkans. God willing, we will ensure that these plots are not allowed to succeed. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • are not a vassal.
  • are not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • Bosnia:
    • owns the provinces Hum (139) and Bosnia (140).
    • is not a vassal of the Ottomans.
    • is a neighbour of the Ottomans.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with Bosnia: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Hum - casus belli
  • Conquest of Bosnia - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • owns Hum (139) and Bosnia (140).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Bosnia does not exist while another country owns Serbia (141) or Kosovo (1766).

Reward:

Comment: Wrong provinces in failure conditions - corrected with Divine Wind patch 5.2, see above.


Bring down the Mamluks

Egypt used to be home of the Shia Fatimids[7]. We believe even today that the Shia heresy still has official support in Egypt. We must make the Mamluk Sultan bend his knees to us so we can make sure he remains on the true path. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 0 with the Mamluks: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • are the overlord of the Mamluks.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • The Mamluks are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • The Mamluks do not exist.

Reward:

Comment: This mission was removed with Divine Wind patch 5.1. — Check the enemy size before declaring war because even with the 50% cost of the subjugation casus belli, the Mamluks are usually still too big to be forced-vassalised. In that case, try diplomacy, or let them release Syria first (through rebellions or in peace treaty) and conquer some of their lands before trying to subjugate them.


Annex Egypt

The Mamluk Sultan remains a dangerous opponent and may well be tainted with the Shia heresy. We must use what ever means necessary to end his independence. Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
    • have relations of less than 100 with the Mamluks: ×2
    • have relations of less than 0 with the Mamluks: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • own the province Cairo (361).
  • The Mamluks do not exist.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • are a vassal.
    • are a junior partner in a personal union.
    • are not in the same religious group as the Mamluks.
    • The Mamluks do not exist.

Reward:


Footnotes

  1. ‘Thunderbolt’, Ottoman Turkish ‘Yildirim’, is the nickname of Bayezid I (*1354 – †1403)
  2. Murad I (*1326 – †1389)
  3. Sigismund of Luxemburg (*1368 – †1437)
  4. Medina
  5. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi
  6. Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca: The Hajj
  7. Fatimid Caliphate