New patch came out, fixed a few of the little 1.09 bugs (like the Tanistry one). I'm happily playing as a Genoese dude, decide to not buy the election and let some other dude run the republic for a bit. He does a shitty job, everyone starts revolting, but I stay out of it. I decide to join a Crusade that the Pope starts up. Other people in the Crusade: No one. Just me and the Pope. I, of course, don't notice this until after I show up with some Templars and mercs, and proceed to take over all of Andalusia. Crusade over, I get the win, and because you get King-level titles in a Crusade, I LEAVE the Republic of Genoa and get 4 new Patrician families. Whoops, didn't remember that was going to happen. So all the time I spent to install my family in Genoa now means... ? The succession in Genoa still has me as #1, but I got another message saying that another Patrician family has popped up in Genoa. Perhaps I'll throw in on the side of my other family dudes and fracture Genoa more, then pick up all the pieces.