Prologue: Rise To Power
Upon starting the game, you will play through a short choose-your-past section in which you’ll shape President Rayne’s life before being elected. Simply make your choices and proceed.
Chapter I: President Rayne
The first year of Rayne’s term. You will focus on setting the general direction of your policies and start working on getting the country out of recession.
Chapter II: A New Sordland
The second year of Rayne’s term. You will focus on first steps on the world stage while pushing to reform Sordland’s constitution…or not.
Chapter III: Victim of Changes
The third year of Rayne’s term. With the new political reality of Sordland, you’ll make more hands-on decisions to further shape the country and its status in the world.
Chapter IV: Checkmate
The fourth and final year of Rayne’s term. The decisions you have made will show their final results, both internally and on the world stage, you will be driving your re-election campaign, and face a tense foreign relation situation. The game will end after this, no matter what.
Grand National Assembly
You need to pa*s your reform package through the Assembly by achieving a 2/3rd majority. You have several options how to approach this – listen to the demands of those whose support you need and don’t go against them unless you can negotiate an alternative – e.G., the conservatives will never accept you privatizing both healthcare and education, but might be willing to compromise on the election threshold. You can also spend your personal wealth on lobbying for support.
Every Vote Matters
You need to go the way of democratic reform, against the Old Guard. Let Monica speak at the Benfi festival, and stand up for her. Privatize healthcare and education; and support the Bluds. Spend 2 wealth on lobbying, and split the privatization shares evenly between Tusk and Koronti. There are still many variables, but this should get you close.
The Constitution of ’56
After pa*sing the Assembly, you need to pa*s your reforms through the Supreme Court. You have several options again, depending on what kind of reforms you’re pursuing. Again, listen to those whose support you need and do what you can to convince them. Some Justices are corrupt and will fall in line if you investigate them with the Anti-Corruption Police, Garaci can be persuaded to backstab Hawker as long as you promise him to make him next Chief Justice, and Edmonds can be persuaded by careful dialogue. Once the Court pa*ses the reforms, congratulations! You created a new Constitution!
When Hawker and Garaci appear to try and pressure you into dropping your constitutional reforms, be receptive to their arguments. Eventually, Hawker will suggest declaring a national emergency and suspending the Constitution so that you can rule by decree with support of the Old Guard. Go along with his plan and do so. In your speech emphasize the necessity of the Emergency Act to tackle internal and external threats.
After declaring the emergency, you will have two points in the game where you’ll be asked to either extend or revoke it. In order to get this achievement, you need to extend it twice. The first time you do, the opposition will put a motion in the Assembly to overrule you, but as long as you can convince enough of your party that the emergency decree is necessary, they should not have the required 2/3rd majority. Afterwards, they will push your decree to the Supreme Court for review – at this point, Garaci will show up with additional demands. Go along with them, otherwise the court will not support you and you will be impeached. The second extension comes late in the game, and with no extra ha*sle.
Freedom and Justice
You need to take the path of democratic reforms. At some point the PFJP leader Frens Richter will come to you in order to negotiate his support for your package. As long as your reforms are sufficiently democratic and you can guarantee that your own party will support them, you can offer him an alliance in the next election. In order to get the achievement you need to actually confirm your alliance after the reforms have pa*sed and not go back on your word.
You need to take the path of autocratic reforms. At some point the NFP leader Kesaro Kibener will come to you in order to negotiate his support for your package. As long as you promise to work with him against the Bluds and the Malenyevists, and guarantee that your own party will support them, you can offer him an alliance in the next election. You can also propose a 15% election threshold which would leave his party out of the Assembly with its current support – he will oppose that, but if you point out that he could ally with you in order to bypa*s that threshold, he will do it. Again, you need to stay true to your word and not break the alliance in order to get the achievement.
Cause the Bluds to try an uprising. If you antagonize and provoke them at every turn, pa*s the laws that target them, insult them and generally treat them as second-level citizens, they’ll take up arms. It doesn’t matter how you resolve that, you’ll get the achievement.
Revenge of Izzam
When the BFF takes over Soll Dam, provoke them further and dismiss their demands. Don’t send the military either, if you do, the resistance will be crushed and they won’t get the chance to bomb it.
We Are All Citizens of Sordland
Act amicably towards the Bluds, develop Bergia, veto the laws that target them, respect their customs and be conciliatory at the Aschraf ceremony. You can annoy them with one or two choices if you’ve generally been improving their overall situation. Leke will approach you with the request to form the Commission, promise him support, and sign the bill into law when it pa*ses the Assembly.
Down With Rayne!
Let the protests get out of hand. Don’t try to calm the situation after the Circas a*sa*sination, wreck your economy, and generally do things that will make the Sordish lives worse. Don’t suppress the protests with force either, if you retaliate too strongly, they won’t grow into general unrest.
First, veto the very first blll in the game. Reducing the threshold to 3% is a tough undertaking and you will need to make many concessions. It’s very likely that you’re not going to be able to get the Conservative wing on board, so your best bet is making an alliance with PFJP and bribing Calvin to get the Reformist wing of the USP to support you as well.
Merkopa’s Most Unfair Election System
Sign the very first bill in the game for starters. Increasing the threshold is going to be very difficult too. NFP will only support you if you offer them an alliance so that they can bypa*s the 15% mark, and convincing both Tory and Calvin will take concessions and bribes.
This one is self-explanatory, strike down 5 bills. Playing a Reformist run gives you several chances to veto laws targeted against Bluds, women, or religious freedom.
Make sure you sign 8 bills. You might have to pa*s a couple you don’t like just in case. A Malenyevist run will give you a chance to sign some taxes into laws, along with the Worker’s Rights BIll puts you on the halfway mark, but from then of you’ll need to avoid vetoing a few unfair ones.
Man of the People
Best done on a Malenyevist run, since all the requirements align heavily with Malenyevist idealism. Veto the first bill pa*sed by the Assembly, when given a chance pay out stimulus to the people rather than bail out businesses, sign the Workers’ Rights, and improve the welfare through funding education and/or healthcare.
Grand H-3 Opening
At the beginning of the game, you will have a choice to invest in an infrastructure project. Do it, and at the meeting go with the highway plan proposed by Lileas Graf. You don’t need to finish on time in order to get this achievement.
Grand L-1 Opening
At the beginning of the game, you will have a choice to invest in an infrastructure project. Do it, and at the meeting go with the railway plan proposed by Gus Manger. You don’t need to finish on time in order to get this achievement.
Most easily done in a quick throwaway playthrough. Don’t spend any money, at the budget meeting defund everything, end turn, and voilá. In a normal playthrough it makes little sense to try and accumulate government budget, not only does that lock you out of options to improve your economy and living standards, it can trigger the superpower trade war which will wreck you even further.
Sordish Economic Recovery
Towards the end of your term, you’ll have an economy meeting with Symon Holl where he will explain what your economic decisions have brought to the country. If you made good choices – invest in infrastructure but don’t go too far into debt, make sure your investment synergize with each other, negotiate favorable trade deals, etc. – your economy should recover regardless of whether you’ve gone planned or free market.
Towards the end of your term, you’ll have an economy meeting with Symon Holl where he will explain what your economic decisions have brought to the country. If your economic plans were a flop – went too far into debt, triggering Black Tuesday, economically isolating Sordland, antagonized the Oligarch too hard so they bail out their wealth, etc. – your economy will crash regardless of whether you’ve gone planned or free market.
Diplomacy and Warfare
“Through Broken Shackles”
You need to impress Chancellor Hegel of Valgsland to offer you an alliance. You have some wiggle room and you don’t necessarily need to do everything on his list, but the most important issues to him are: Eastern/Malenyevist alignment, planned economy with a lot of regulation to ensure the rights of workers, women, etc., allow Red Youth to exist, support the Valgish claim to Heljiland. Negotiating a trade deal with Lespia is a definite deal-breaker, however.
During the trade negotiations with Valgsland, share some vodka with Comrade Hegel.
Support the Valgish claim to Heljiland whenever and wherever you can – in the trade negotiations, in the interview with Sacker, and at the AN summit. Make sure there is no doubt that Sordland stands with Valgsland on this one, even if it means getting involved with the military.
“Fortune, Strength, Liberty”
You need to impress President Alvarez of Lespia to offer you an alliance. You have some wiggle room and you don’t necessarily need to do everything on this list, but the most important issues to him are: Western/Capitalist alignment, free market and privatization, do not make a trade deal with Wehlen and definitely don’t support their operations, support Agnolia in the Heljiland dispute. Negotiating a trade deal with Valgsland is a definite deal-breaker, however.
“Freedom or Peril”
Prime Minister van Hoorten will be amicable to you if you developed the H-3 Highway, relaxed your immigration laws, and treated him respectfully during the negotiations (don’t overpower his handshake, don’t give him an insulting gift, etc.). Supporting Agnolia in the Heljiland dispute will win you additional points with him, but at the cost of alienating Valgsland.
United Against Capitalism
After you seal an alliance with Valgsland, you will be approached by United Contana offering a visit from Chairman Malenyev. Accept the visit, and accept his offer to join the CSP. Malenyev is a simple man, make it a simple reception.
United against Communism
After you seal an alliance with Lespia, you will be approached by Arcasia offering a visit from President Walker. Accept his visit, and accept his offer to join the ATO. Walker is an extravagant and boisterous man, make it as fancy as you can.
Operation Bear Trap
During the negotiations with Wehlen, offer President Smolak full support in his anti-Blud operation. Do not try to negotiate it, accept right away, otherwise you’ll only participate pa*sively and it won’t count.
No Friends but Sords
Reject any alliance that was offered, or spoil any attempt to even get one. Focus on neutrality and non-alignment in your foreign policy. You can still have trade deals, but do not ally anyone. Wehlen is a bit of an odd one in this case, since President Smolak will not offer you an official alliance, but if you helped them with Operation Bear Trap, he’ll still help you in the potential war – that will not invalidate this achievement, however.
Sordish War Machine
Trade diplomatic insults with Rumburg on a quid pro quo basis – up until the point when they shoot down a Sordish plane. At that point, declare that was the last straw and call for war. When your advisors try to talk you down, don’t relent. If you act diplomatic and conciliatory towards Rumburg you might not have a chance for this, so make sure to always respond in kind.
World at War
Rumburg will not declare war on you if you are allied with a superpower (member of ATO or CSP), but if you declare war yourself as in the previous achievement, the opposite faction will intervene and support Rumburg, setting of the powder keg. Holsord will get nuked and the cold war between Arcasia and United Contana will turn hot.
Vectern Sis Da!
Win the war against Rumburg. To make it easier, you’ll want one of the big allies (either Lespia or Valgsland). It’s possible to win alone, but you need to play very carefully with your military, economy, and strategic decisions, so play it safe and align yourself with one of the factions. Do not join ATO or CSP, that will either bypa*s the war altogether or end with you getting nuked.
Hail the Queen
Lose the war against Rumburg. Go at them alone, even if you have allies, don’t call them, defund the military and go into a war of entrenched attrition with a smaller army despite Iosef’s warnings…this war is a lot easier to lose than it is to win.
Avoid the war with Rumburg without antagonizing them or turning them into a pariah state. Downplay the threat at every opportunity, send the whistleblower back. When you expose the spy scandal, focus on your own failure to protect your government rather than antagonize Rumburg. Finally, pay reparations. When your plane is shot down, de-escalate. That will make the Queen call for a peace meeting with you at the Alliance of Nations. Accept that, and seal the deal with her in the phone call. And so a third faction to rival the superpowers might begin forming.
Sollism is state capitalism with the focus on traditional Sordish values. Promote planned economy, nationalize private companies, keep the Constitution largely untouched, expand the military, sign and veto bills accordingly to keep the status quo, do not modernize, choose SSC for infrastructure projects. Near the end of the game, Deivid will call you a hardcore Sollist. You need to confirm to get the achievement.
Don’t go too far into any direction. Balance out any Capitalist action with a Malenyevist one, and balance out any Reformist action with a Sollist one. Be the kind of president that tries to please everyone, and ends up making little difference. Near the end of the game, Deivid will call you a Centrist. You need to confirm to get the achievement.
Reform the country in a democratic way – lower the election threshold and empower the Assembly, improve the position of Bluds and women, defuse the political chaos with non-violent methods, and focus in democratic progress whenever you have the chance in dialog choices. Near the end of the game, Deivid will call you a hardcore Democrat. You need to confirm to get the achievement.
Promote free-market economy, privatize everything you can, veto bills that would increase equality or living standards at the cost of inconveniencing businesses, give large corporations tax cuts, pick Underhall for your infrastructure projects. Near the end of the game, Deivid will call you a hardcore Capitalist. You need to confirm to get the achievement.
Malenyevism is a mix of Marxist/Socialist ideologies. Promote planned economy, nationalize private companies, pick SSC for your infrastructure projects, focus on the rights of the working cla*s, women, and on general welfare, focus on socialism and the people’s revolution whenever you have the chance in dialog choices. Near the end of the game, Deivid will call you a hardcore Malenyevist. You need to confirm to get the achievement.
It seems as if it’s a substitute for “Centrist” in the Emergency Decree route – being an autocratic President while not being a Sollist. Banning Young Sords, attending the funeral of Circas, and taking down the portrait of Soll at the school are some things you can do that will move you away from Sollism while not changing your authoritarian rule.
In the prologue, choose to have been a member of Red Youth. Late in the game, you will be given the option to privately found the organization, do so. Don’t ban them in the meantime, obviously, and make sure you have at least 2 personal wealth to spare.
New Generation of Sords
In the prologue, choose to have been a member of Young Sords. Late in the game, you will be given the option to privately found the organization, do so. Don’t ban them in the meantime, obviously, and make sure you have at least 2 personal wealth to spare.
First Step to Golconda
When attending the ceremony for the Day of Descension, follow the instructions Lucian gives you at the beginning of the scene. Write them in the in-game notebook, or just do as follows: Scepter left hand, altar right hand. Kneel. Sword with right hand. Scepter to the Archpriest. Sword to disciple.
Speaking Louder Makes You Right
During the Assembly vote on your reform proposal, PICK THE VERY LOUD OPTIONS FOUR TIMES IN A ROW!
By Any Means
You’ll need the Secret Police for this achievement, and you’ll get many chances to call for someone to be “taken care of”. Give the order and have the troublemakers removed by any means necessary.
You’ll need the Secret Police. When the Rumburg spy scandal is exposed, order the secret execution of your VP and the spy to cover it up. Later, when Petr’s widow gets suspicious of his disappearance, have Karl stage a suicide scene. And then give him a fancy state funeral, talking about how he was your best friend forever and how crushed you are by his sudden suicide.
Just Another Funeral
Attend the funeral of Bernard Circas, Peter Vectern and Serge Volkner. The first one is a*sa*sinated early in the game through the plot. Petr will kill himself if you pushed all the blame on him after the spy affair scandal without telling him; or if you have the Secret Police, you can have him a*sa*sinated and then fake his suicide when his ex-wife gets suspicious. To have Serge die, you need to annoy the military enough so that they try to a*sa*sinate you on the parade, Serge sacrifice himself to save you.
Say “A mogna ves core!” seven times; but WIP on where to get them all.
Alexis Maximus Reginald The Third
This happens if you try to send the Secret Police to a*sa*sinate Chief Justice Hawker. Since the Secret Police is headed by Lileas, a staunch Old Guard, your attempt will fail, as she will not direct a successful one against one of her allies.
Early in the game, Walter Tusk will come by and try to bribe you in order to make sure his preferred choice gets picked for your infrastructure project. You could accept right away and get the achievement, but you can make him double his bribe for fun and profit first. If you didn’t invest in infrastructure at all, he will try to bribe you to issue corporate bailouts instead; same procedure applies.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse
Early in the game, you’ll get a call from Marcel Koronti. Agree to meet with him, and at the meeting, agree to his proposal to “cooperate”. You can betray him later if you wish, making the deal is enough to get the achievement.
You need to have invested in the L-1 railway, issued corporate bailouts, or lowered corporate taxes – if you went completely anti-oligarch, you will not get this option. You need to have also taken the offer from Gus Manger when to invest in Arcasian stocks. At Petr’s private party, Gus will approach you again with new investment options. Choose the FC Anrica. Make sure you have 2 personal wealth to spare.
Giralt of Ribery
You need to have invested in the L-1 railway, issued corporate bailouts, or lowered corporate taxes – if you went completely anti-oligarch, you will not get this option. You need to have also taken the offer from Gus Manger when to invest in Arcasian stocks. At Petr’s private party, Gus will approach you again with new investment options. Choose the vineyard that was previously owned by totally-not-the-Witcher. Make sure you have 1 personal wealth to spare.
Underhall Again #1
You need to have invested in the L-1 railway, issued corporate bailouts, or lowered corporate taxes – if you went completely anti-oligarch, you will not get this option. You need to have also taken the offer from Gus Manger when to invest in Arcasian stocks. For this one, you also need to have awarded the infrastructure project (you DID invest in it, right?) to Underhall. At Petr’s private party, Gus will approach you again with new investment options. Choose Underhall Construction. Make sure you have 2 personal wealth to spare.
Rags to Riches
Easiest way to get 5 personal wealth is to pick the wealthy background, invest 3 wealth into Arcasian stock, avoid triggering the trade war, and spend no wealth until the investment doubles. Use a throwaway game, since saving personal wealth instead of spending it limits your options.
At the dinner with the Business Club at the fancy restaurant, order pasta and rice. The waiter will complain that you can’t do that because two carb dishes together are just wrong. But since you’re the president, you can do whatever the hell you want. Go ahead and tell him that.
This Can’t Go On Like This, Anton
Antagonize your wife when it comes to her political aspirations, cling to traditional gender roles, and veto the Women’s Rights bill if it goes through the Assembly. Monica will divorce you.
Yes, I’m Alone, but Then Again, I Always Was
In addition to having divorced from Monica, antagonize your son whenever you can, send him to the military school with bad blood against you, and get Serge killed at the military parade, and have Petr killed or commit suicide. You’ll have a very lonely dinner at home towards the end of the game.
I Still Love You
Support Monica in her political aspirations, and make sure you take the picture from the drawers when Petr invites you to your old office for his confession. When Monica comes home after partying with Ciara over your accomplishments on women’s rights, show her the picture.
When you’re eating dinner with the family towards the end of the game, announce your plan to retire to spend more time with them, and then proceed with your retirement speech. You need to have kept your family together and in good relations throughout all the trials of presidency. Make sure to send Franc to Holsord State when he fails his exams. If he is sent to Arcasia or United Contana, you’ll grow apart by distance, and if you sent him to military school, you’ll grow apart by resentment. Retirement might in fact not be necessary, just your family surviving your term.
State of Sordland
Increase the budget for Law&Order, allocate the funds to the Ministry of the Interior, and, when Lileas proposes it, form the Secret Police, your personal goon squad that can rid you of (almost) any troublemaker.
Drain the Swamp
Increase the budget for Law&Order, allocate the funds to the Ministry of the Interior, and, when Nia proposes it, form the Anti-Corruption police, a formidable force that will make all the shady backroom dealers tremble in their boots.
Increase budget for healthcare and education, go with Paskal and Ciara’s plans to improve the rural areas, sign stimulus checks, lower retirement age, expand welfare programs.
Make pro-military choices (budget increase, follow Iosef’s advice, etc.) and antagonize the Bluds. When they take over Soll Dam, opt to send in the military.
Form the Secret Police, and antagonize the Bluds. When they take over Soll Dam, opt for neutralizing them “quickly and quietly”.
Fate of Tarquin Soll
End of an Era
Remove the immunity clause (or the entire Member of Honor position) from the Constitution, make Supreme Court Justices impeachable, have Orso Hakwer replaced by Ovid Grecer (the “experienced judge”) – this is important, you want a Chief Justice that is not Heron Garaci, and Grecer is the only one with a real chance to be elected instead – and make your intention to put Soll on trial known to your party and the public.
No Sordland For Old Men
Remove the immunity clause (or the entire Member of Honor position) from the Constitution, make Supreme Court Justices impeachable, strengthen presidential decrees. Purge the entire Court and replace it with your loyalists, and use your decree power to reinstate the death penalty. Then make your intention to put Soll on trial known to your party and the public.
Pa*s a constitution that strengthens your office – no limit to your vetos, no impeachment, rule by decree. For a good measure you can also add a clause that makes you a Member of Honor of the Assembly, too. In short – pa*s a more Sollist constitution than Soll himself.
A Morgna Her Coren!
The ending that could be called a “victory” if the game were about winning and losing. Secure the second term as President of Sordland. As long as you improve the living standards of the people, don’t antagonize anyone too much, and save the economy, you should get it. It’s not an easy juggle, but Lucian tends to have good advice. And either don’t piss off the military, or purge it.
A New Hope
You need to lose the party leadership to Lileas, and then go on to form your own party. You then need to lose the election to an authoritarian leader (Lileas with USP, or either Kibener or Holstrom as NFP leader), but have enough support to bring your party into the Assembly where you can fight against the new President. This one is hard.
Piss off the military to the point of them taking over. A good way is to oppose Iosef all the time, align yourself with Malenyevism, and defund the military. At the end, before the election, history will repeat itself.
Lose the party leadership to Lileas, but then either accept to run as her running mate in the next election, or join another party and accept the running mate position with them. You won’t be President again, but as long as your (new or old) party wins, you’ll get this achievement.
Easiest way to do this is to go with Hawker’s plan for the Emergency Decree route, and when the opposition pushes the matter to the Supreme Court and you get a visit from Heron Garaci making new demands for the Court to keep supporting you, go against them. The Court will impeach you.
Retire from politics instead of running for another term, at the end of the game.
Lose the party leadership to Lileas, and go anti-Sollist enough to make the entire party turn on you. Going Malenyevist is a good way to do this.
Just Another Sordish President
Path to Exile
Annoy the military into launching a coup against you (conceding territory to Rumburg is a sure way to do that). Also, at every point be as nice as you can to Deivid Wisci. He will warn you of Iosef’s plot, and then you need to declare that you need to leave the country at the family dinner (if you had one). You need to pick the options that will get you out as fast as possible, and keep your head low when you’re stopped by the police.
Antagonizing the Oligarch and the Bluds too hard will result in both of them trying to a*sa*sinate you. If you haven’t been nice enough to your driver, you’ll be killed.
Thank you, Serge
If you have been nice to your driver – and that means you pay for the education of his kids out of your own pocket – he will give you his father’s watch as a gift and lucky charm. Accept it; and it will save you from the a*sa*sination.
638 Ways to Kill Rayne
You need to be on an the emergency decree route, and upset both the Bluds and the Oligarchs. You can survive the first a*sa*sination by getting the lucky charm from Serge, as described above. The second one will come at the end of the game, and if you’re in an emergency, Karl will take the bullet for you.
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