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Crusader Kings 3 Northern Lords: How To Use Varangian Adventure As Casus Belli

Here's how to start using Varangian Adventure in Crusader Kings 3.

Crusader Kings III, the long-awaited sequel to Crusader Kings II is the answer to every fan’s prayers. And now with the release of the DLC Northern Lords, and free update 1.3, we have many improvements in game-like winter, new music, and graphical improvement. Northern Lords DLC gives you the opportunity to use a new Casus Belli, Varangian Adventure. You need to meet prerequisite conditions to start a war with Varangian Adventure. Also, this option will only be available for the Viking tribes. So today we will be looking at how to start the Varangian Adventure in Crusader Kings 3, in detail. So pick up your Dane axes, sharpen your Ulfberhts, and set sail on Longships to new realms, father has plans for us.

How to Start War Using the Varangian Adventure in Crusader Kings 3?


To start a war using the Varangian Adventure as Casus Belli in Crusader Kings 3, you need to a Germanic tribe lord, have 1000 Prestige, and reach fame level 3. Once you have these simple wage a war against the land you need and use Varangian Adventure as the reason. This option will be only available through the Northern Lords DLC, and only the North Germanic tribes can use this justification for war.

CK3 Varangian Adventure

Casus Belli (cause of war) in Crusader Kings 3 is justification or the goal for your nation to wage war against another kingdom. Varangian Adventure allows you to move your capital and people from your cold north to fresh arable land lands in England or Russia or any other nation. Varangian Adventure cannot be used against other culturally similar Germanic tribes. You can activate the cause as much as you like against other countries. But bear in mind that the cost for each Varangian Adventure will increase. It will go up by 1000 Prestige more than the last activation.


Once you start Varangian Adventure, you will receive an instant army of 200 Vikings containing Levies and Varangian Veterans. By the time you reach 10 Counties, this great army will spawn 2700 soldiers including Bondi, Vigmen, and Huscarls.

That’s everything you need to know about how to start the Varangian Adventure in Crusader Kings 3. While you are here, check out our Video Game Guides for more tips and tricks in all the latest games.