Description

Constance I was the rightful heiress of the Norman kings of Sicily, but was not immediately recognized by the aristocracy following her father’s death. In 1186, she married Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and took her place as Queen Regnant of Sicily. During later conflict, Constance joined the rebellion against Henry VI, and ensured her son took the Sicilian throne, breaking ties between Sicily and the Holy Roman Empire.

Constance can be obtained from the Expedition.


Skills

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Struggling Poison
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Deals direct damage to the target and deals extra damage per second for 3 seconds.

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Additional Damage Factor: 50 / 70 / 90 / 120 / 150

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The Regent
Passive Skill

Troops led by this commander gain increased wood gathering speed, and increases food and stone gathering speed.

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Bonus Gathering Speed (Wood): 3% / 6% / 10% / 15% / 20%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Food and Stone): 2% / 4% / 7% / 10% / 15%

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Loving Mother
Passive Skill

Troops led by this gommander gain increased load.

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Load Bonus: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%

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Queen of Sicily
Passive Skill

When finished gathering resources from a resource point, receive extra amount of resources gathered in resource packs. [Currently the former skill description is active: receive an extra amount of resources after completion of gathering].

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Resource Bonus: 2% / 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%

Background

Constance was the rightful heiress of the Norman kings of Sicily, but was not immediately recognized by the aristocracy following her father’s death. In 1186, she married Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and took her place as Queen of Sicily. However, Henry’s Tyrannical rule over the kingdom lead to revolts in Catania and southern Sicily. Henry attempted to placate the rebels by having Constance rule in his stead, but the Sicilians considered the change to be of little substance. Infuriated by Henry’s neglect of her and mistreatment of her people, Constance herself joined the uprising. The rebels eventually besieged Henry and forced him to sign a treaty. In 1197, Henry died suddenly during a visit to Sicily—poisoned by Constance, according to some sources. The following year Constance arranged for her infant son Frederick II to be crowned King of Sicily with herself as Queen Regent, and broke the ties her late husband had formed between Sicily and the Holy Roman Empire. While retaining her status as Empress Dowager of the Holy Roman Empire, Constance was content to see her son succeed only the Sicilian throne, with no desire to claim kingship over the Germans. Constance died suddenly that November, and did not live to witness her son’s great achievements. In her will, Constance established the Council of Regency for Sicily and named Pope Innocent III as guardian to young Frederick, ensuring the safety of her son’s inheritance.

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