I'm currently playing a Viking campaign and it's been quite an emotional experience. As the Welsh I've had the great king Cardoch I who united wales, built a great navy to protect his people from the Vikings and established a dynasty on the isle of Manau to assert his lordship over the seas. Manau had the most magnificent huts the British Isles had ever seen, his lands were rich and his swords strong. Then the land (and I) sighed as it witnessed the decline of his line into violent madmen, as all the while the Saxons gained power.
A dreadful war ensued that nearly wiped out the welsh. At it's climax, when I thought all was lost, there was a rebellion amongst all the titled men still left and the king lost his throne to his uncle. Despite being mad himself King Howell III defeated the infamously cowardly Saxon king in three great battles against the Saxon hoardes, until the golden haired daemon was cornered at the tip of Wales and finally slain in battle. Having no heirs the Saxons all turned into rebels and I could breath again.
Good times (minus the couple of thousand dead on my side alone)
Anyway there was me hoping to rebuild peacefully with the allies my new found influence has bought me, when a couple of turns later one of the huge Rebel stacks in Devon attacks Cornwall. Not all of it, the army split and sent a smallish force (still 400 men) to attack my sole surviving faction heir no less (he repelled them, just).
I didn't know rebels could be so proactive.
Has anyone seen this behaviour before? Do rebels ever attack the AI, or even each other?
(sorry about the long post but I couldn't resist a little narrative)