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    Any Suggestions woulld be appreciated. My current crop leave alot to be desired.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Give them titles, ie make them governors. Build lots of buildings so your king gets the Builder series of virtues, those improve loyalty. Always keep the king in a province that`s in contact with the rest of your empire. Those are the first three things that I`d try.
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    Welcome aboard ninjaboyelroy. Good question and some good suggestions from Spetulhu. I understand your problem. The generals I'm getting in my current campaign only seem to excel at brown-nosing the king.
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    Do any of the buildings and/or upgrades contribute to the greater loyalty of the units produced? I run out of titles long before I run out of disloyal generals.

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    An emissary placed in each province improves the loyalty of each general. I have tested this out; leaving an emissary improves the loyalty of a general by one shield and after a time by more. Ideally, the king must have an unbroken connection with the general, either by provinces or by ships if overseas.

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    Use a spy to try a few for treason, that'll soon have them kissing your royal butt.

    Also make sure you ransom back any that get caught in battle even if you don't want them particularly.




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    i find that getting your king to lead and win battles increases your generals loyalty... and if you fight with them a lot then they get better as well
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    You can also marry a loyally challenged general to one of your princesses. And if you really don't want to trust him, place the general/governor in question into the castle by himself (in case he does get bribed) and put one of your heirs to the throne in the province to keep an eye on him.
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    Thank you all for the good advice. It looks like all my provinces are going to get their own emissary ASAP. I had considered assasination but I was afraid if I had disloyal generals already, killing them off might trigger a rebellion rather than encouraging the rest as the old joke goes. I'm playing the Egyptian faction right now so the wedding option was unavailable.
    Thanks again for all your help.

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    It sounds like you have a lot of generals with loyalty problems. In my experience this only happens when you do not ransom back your soldiers after a losing battle. You lose a lot of loyalty when you do not pay the ransom for even 1 lousy peasant. Pass on the ransom 3 times and all your generals are down to 1 or 2 shields. Now I always pay the ransom, and have high loyalties even before I get built up enough to spare the resources to build emissaries.

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    If your playing a catholic faction, a grand inquisitor can 'fix' any loyalty problems without affecting other generals and governers.

    Dumb question for anyone reading this - How do I strip a general of a title?
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    Qilue:

    Drop an emmissary on him and you'll get the option to strip him of his titles. I usually only do this if I'm going to give him another title to increase his stars or use his great acumen in a newly acquired, richer province. If he's an average Joe I simply disband him.
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    From recent thread about princess, looks like it is what the best use of princess: give her to the general would improve loyalty.

    There are 1 or 2 builder grade, the lower one adds 1, the higher one add 2 to all generals' loyalty.

    Win battle also improves loyalty over time.

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    Thank-you
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