Quote Originally Posted by Selpharia View Post
question for those who have played through the whole thing:
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What skills should I focus on first to avoid the civil war? It seems like the first 20 weeks' demands are all over the place, but the back 20 is almost all military/lumen
Tons of information under here, so be careful you don't spoil yourself anyway!
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Civil war is mostly based on your choices. Resolving the Ixionite situation to lord Smugington's satisfaction is a good start, and having good conversation skills at the ball is also an easy boost. Setting your agents to watch for noble plots can stop civil war, but makes it much harder to achieve naval victory. The biggest point I know where you can affect things is the issue with young Lord Adair. Sending him to his grandfather's will really annoy Arisse, and likely trigger civil war. Sending him to her is actually a good option for avoiding civil war, but if you've already upset her too much it will make the war harder to win. If you train up divination enough for the owl omen you can get an extra choice that has no downsides, and also helps net you a checklist item.