I have 4 castles on an island but I've lost my influence majority. Carolus Magnus lands, I'm third in influence but the other 2 players are tied. What happens?
Do I remove my castles or, since no player has a majority, everything stays unchanged and I get to keep them?
mmmh I am confused by your "I have 4 castles".
The rules state " ...To determine this, each player counts the paladins of colors he controls. The one who controls the most paladins in a region without a castle
, builds a castle..."
Right, but even after you build castles in an area, you have to maintain control over that area by maintaining control of the cubes in that area.
If you own four castles in an area, but there are three yellow cubes and two red cubes in an area, and you don't control yellow and red, when Charlemagne lands on that area, your four castles will be replaced by the castles of the person who does control them.
(For this reason, creating ties can be helpful.)
Four castles in one area seems to suggest that the game is drawing toward a close, so you could lose the game by losing those castles.