About the Project
Elder Kings 2 is a fan-based, non-profit community project by the Elder Kings Development Team. We aim to bring the world of Elder Scrolls, Tamriel and eventually all of Nirn, to the Grand Strategy Game Crusader Kings 3 by Paradox Interactive.
The mod is set within the Elder Scrolls universe created by Bethesda Softworks and has been in active development since September 2020, the same year Crusader Kings 3 was released. Elder Kings 2 features an entirely new world map covering the landmasses of Tamriel and Yokuda based on both official lore sources and many high quality fan sources.
The aim of the mod is to deliver a great strategy experience to CK3 players set in the world of The Elder Scrolls. Choose any tribal or feudal ruler in the year 2E 440 or 2E 450 and guide your dynasty through the turmoil of the Interregnum.
The mod will be completely free for Crusader Kings 3 players. Donations toward the project have never been solicited nor accepted and never will be.
The original idea of an Elder Scrolls mod for Crusader Kings 2 came to be in a Paradox Forum thread, shortly after the release of both The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim in 2011. Around May the name 'Elder Kings' was first mentioned by WildPeacock, a name that should stick until today. In August of the same year, the first pre-alpha of Elder Kings 1 was released by Ratel. Over the years, many new developers joined the team, while others retired, turning it into a multi-generation modding team.
When Crusader Kings 3 was announced in October of 2019, the Team instantly started theorising how to bring Elder Kings to the new game. Without access to the game however, actual pre-production started around July 2020 when TheynT began working on a new map outline and the team set up a joint Design Document.
Just 4 days before the game released, Elder Kings 2 was announced. With the release of CK3, the Team also grew rapidly over the following months.
The Elder Kings II Team is neither directly nor indirectly related to Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Online Studios, nor its parent company ZeniMax Media Inc., in any way, shape, or form, neither does the Elder Kings II Team claim any representative rights to such. The Elder Kings II Team is an entirely non-profit initiative and currently maintains no monetary value. Its purpose is to celebrate The Elder Scrolls lore in an alternative medium and is not intended to infringe upon the copyrights of Bethesda Softworks, nor their parent and affiliate companies. The same disclaimers apply in relation to Paradox Interactive AB, and its subsidiaries or affiliates.
This is a non-profit fan project, by the community for the community. Donations toward the project have never been solicited nor accepted and never will be. This project merely wishes to celebrate The Elder Scrolls.