I'm curious what causes the extreme warmonger penalty when taking a city. I expect it when I'm ruthlessly going for dom and taking a civs last city but in my current game it happened in a situation that didn't really make sense. Here's the situation, playing Immortal FWIW. My continent was me (Spain), Japan, England, India. So Oda was warmongering it up and really starting to pose a threat. He captured one of Indias cities and burnt another one to the ground. He also took over CS (not allied with India, he just DoW'd it). So at this point he has 5 cities, 3 of his own, an Indian city, and a CS. England, India, and myself denounce him, then England and I DoW him. I take his capital, burn one of his cities, liberate the Indian city, then I go to take his city and save the CS for last so I can liberate it and erase my warmonger penalty. Now I didn't check what the penalty for taking his city, at this point I just assumed it would be major. However, as I go to raze his city I notice when I moused over raze that I picked up the extreme warmonger penalty for taking this city. So fine whatever I go to liberate the CS and it's only a major liberation bonus so everyone but England hates me. I was kinda like are you effing kidding me? I take out a blatant warmonger and I'm the one who gets the extreme warmonger penalty. Ghandi denounced then DoW's me about a dozen turns after I just saved his hide and liberated his city. Thanks bud. Anyway I'm really wondering how I picked up the extreme penalty. I know I should've checked before I took that city but I wasn't expecting it at all. I've warmongered far harder than that (DoW'ing a civ I had a DoF with) in previous games and not gotten the extreme penalty. Also, I had no DoF with Japan at the time I Denounced/DoW'd him.