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Imperial Empire of Germania
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Red core Empire, while blue equals client state.
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Type of Goverment Senatorial Dictatorship
Head of State Karl Franz
Secondary Leaders Elector Counts
Location Northern Europe
Capital Aldorf
Languages Germanic
Demonym Emperian
Religion Cult of Sigmar
Races, and Ethnicity Vast Majority are Teutonic but sizeable numbers of Slavic in the east, Fraks throughout the west and other Germanic variants in the south make it more distributed then most would think.
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The Imperial Empire of Germania or the "The Empire" is the largest and most powerful Human Nation in Europe, where it is located in Europe, and extends far west into parts of France, while south it goes as far as the mountains of Lucerne, and East it goes as far as Kizlev.

The Empire is the home, and central location of the vast population of the germanic tribe of the Teutons. One of the oldest German tribes the Teutons have maintained there hold over The Empire through wars, and migrations and are one of the most powerful ethnic groups in Europe as a result. The Teutons have become known for their nearly fanatical nationalistic approach to foreign policy and they have little to no acceptance to outsiders outside of the outlying regions of The Empire. In the western province of the Lowlands the only non Teutonic Majority exists in the form of the Franks of whome are the only non-Teutonic Elector Count that exists in The Empire.

The Imperial Empire of Germania is dominated religiously by the Cult of Sigmar of which dominates nearly every province within the Empire outside of five of the provinces in the form of Wissenland, Middenland, Slovakia, Saxony, and Brandenburg of whom follow minority religions. While the Cult of Sigmar is the dominent fixture of the religion of the Empire the second most powerful is the Church of Ulric of whom are dominent in the central regions and also control a seat at the Imperial Senate. Christianity exists in a majority in the east spurred by the ministry work of the Christians of Poland, while there are Taal 

The current Empire is Karl Franz, of whome is a member of the very powerful European House Franz of which started in Hannover but swiftly took control of The Empire when they felt the time was right. Karl Franz gained a swift and powerful reputation as a brilliant diplomat and administrator but his overall reputation was tarnished after the small Kingdom of Hogwarts defeated a large force of Emperian troops and then destroyed a large town as retribution. He has attempted to raise the tension in Europe in order to makehimself more popular amongs the Teutons that have lost faith.

Originally founded by Sigmar following the Chaotic days of the Trolloc Wars, the Empire would eventually become one of the strongest Kingdoms in Europe, and would begin to push its beliefs on all that surrounded them. Sigmar became extremely powerful after being uplifted by the Titans as one of their Man Gods, and he was the only one of the Man Gods that was not killed by the intervention of one of the Gods of Chaos, and his actual whereabouts are unknown after he left his crown behind and travelled east for tasks unknown. Following his departure the Teutons would follow a system of goverment that he left behind for them, and this would lead them with little internal problems until the rise of House Franz led to a civil war which eventually changed the balance of power towards the powerful House Franz. House Franz would complete the conquests that were started in eastern Europe and would expand so far that they connected themselves with their ally in Kizlev greatly increasing the power of Kizlev.



Red as the Empire, and blue being client states

There are ten provincial states in the Empire, each ultimately ruled by an Elector Count who owes his or her power to the unifying figurehead and ultimate authority of the Emperor. Alongside this their is the province of Toppenheim of which basically rules itself and has an elector count.

It should be noted that the Empire is not truly a single, centralized nation, but instead a confederation of individual, feudal states united only by a shared language, religion (Empire Worship ) and culture. The Imperial states correspond roughly to the ancient tribal territories brought together by Sigmar when he united the tribes of Man beneath one crown.

The life of a citizen of the Empire of Man is a perilous one, for there are foes within every shadow and enemies around every corner. Secret Chaos cults abound, or at the very least, there are rumors of them running rampant. No one is certain who is trustworthy, and fear and paranoia are omnipresent in the isolated settlements that dot the Empire's provinces


Main Article : Timeline of The Empire

Early History

The Empire was originally founded in the German region of Europe . Once Germany had been a paradise for Humans of the Numerian Empire , and this changed little following the Fall of Numeron. The change in the region came about when the Humans of Germany allowed their greed and selfishness to take over from unity. The precursor Kingdom was called Amania , and its fall allowed many creatures and monsters to take over control of regions of Germany. This would continue for almost a hundred years until the Trolloc Wars which ended when the first Atlantians arrived in Europe.

Empire of Numeron

Main Article : Empire of Numeron

The Rise of Sigmar

Main Article : Sigmar

See Also : Man Gods

The First Dark Crusade

Main Article : The First Dark Crusade

Asavar Kul the first Everchosen

The first main threat to the Empire during Sigmar's reign was in the 9th year of the Imperial Calendar, when a massive Norsii invasion ravaged the Imperial lands north of Middenhiem. A climactic battle occured outside Middenheim at the height of the fighting, with Dwarf and Human troops battling the invading Norse. A Daemon Prince named Azur Kul led the Norse armies, protected by magical wards that stopped it from being harmed, but said wards were undone by the first Runefang Blodambana, or Bloodbane, wielded by Count Myrsa of Middenhiem , allowing Sigmar to kill the Daemon Prince outright.

The Skaven

See Also : The Skaven

After the defeat of the Norsii, however, Sigmar's army were set upon by Skaven ratmen emerging from the tunnels under the Faushlag Rock, but through sheer perseverance, the Skaven were defeated. It was during this time that Sigmar's brother, Pendrag, and his love, Ravenna were killed by the swordsman Gerron, who escaped to the Norsii lands. Afterwards, Sigmar led a year-long crusade against the Norsii tribes, wiping out village after village, yet also searching for Gerron, in revenge for his betrayal.

Golden Age

Following the Empire's victory of Azur Kul, and the later victory over the Skaven horde Sigmar instigated a period that can only be described as the Golden Age of The Empire. During this time he put in place the Elector Counts, set up the provinces, and created many of the cities and fortresses that still stand to this day.

Sigmar Leaves

In the fiftieth year of his reign, Sigmar put by his crown and set off into the east. Sources conflict on the details of what precisely motivated Sigmar to do this; some accounts claim he set off to return Ghal Maraz to the Dwarfs. The sudden method of his departure was only ofset by the fact that Sigmar had placed such rules in place that his death had already been accounted for and thus the Empire held its first elections and named their first Emperor in Krelle Van Transe.

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The Second Dark Crusade

Main Article : The Second Dark Crusade

Following the departure of Sigmar from the Empire of Man the Empire became threatened by a new enemy who was the second chosen one of Chaos. Chaos this time had come together

much better then they had the first time, and although Malekane was not as godlike as Kul he was believed to be powerful enough to take the Empire, but his real strength lay in his intelligence. Malekane was imbued with all the skill and stength of the gods, and with this he gathered his forces and begin moving on Kislev, as all Chaos attacks must do.

Instead of becoming bogged down in a conflict against Kislev he knew his real target was The Empire and because of this he continued to move westward eventually reaching the most eastern

section of The Empire in the province of East Prussia. East Prussia was constructed by Sigmar as a fortress province and in the way of Malekane was the Fortress of Wolfenstein which had been constructed and designed by Sigmar himself and even Kul had been forced to bypass the massive fortress. Malekane was not Kul and he would not accept that Wolfenstein could not be taken by his forces, so he put the fortress under siege. He knew that to attack it like this would be suicide but in the siege he could wear the fort down while he ran around west of Prussia.

War in Arnor

Main Article : Arnor War

Valerian Incident

War with Hogwarts

Main Article : The Hogwarts Empire War

Following the Civil War that rocked Hogwarts, and then the War with the Malfoy's and their allies Hogwarts was believed by the Malfoy's to be very vulnerable. Because they had lost so many of their vasals when they attacked Hogwarts the Malfoy's were not strong enough to attack again, so they went to an outside source in The Empire.

The Empire was offered free trade through their connection if they would destroy Hogwarts. The Empire was a very supersticious land as it was so the chance to destory a Magi city, as well as gaining free trade was too much for them to pass on. Unfortunatly for The Empire Hogwarts had not been as badly damaged as the Malfoy's had believed, and in fact had become stronger since the attack due to much of the gained experiance during the war. Specifically Harry Potter , Hermione Granger , and Ron Weezly were quickly becoming some of the greatest wizards in the entire continent.

The Empire sent an army under the command of the Emperor at the time's son. This army was made up of well over 45,000 men and the small 4,000 Hogwarts should have been no match for them the commanders believed.

Destruction of Greenhop

Conflict with Arnor

Dead Invasion of Germania

Main Article : Dead Invasion of Germania

Arthas Invades Germania
This monster has crushed all resistance before him. He defeated the Austrians at Nuln. Crushed the wolves of Middenland at their own capital. Broke our army at Castle Nunenstein. Tell me my Emperor. How can we stop him? What do we do?

Following the Battle of Fornost the army of Arthas Menathil would move northward gathering significant reinforcements from the casualties of the Fornost region and then increasingly more as they moved through the war torn regions of Arnor. The rapidly expanding army of Arthas Menathil carves its way through Arnor, and Priam secretly commands the forces of Austria to do there best to avoid conflict with his army and instead begs for assistance from Karl Franz of whom begins rallying forces with the nearby forces of Slovakia, and Ostmark of whom were already rallying troops.

Galindus Vapnisson would despite his own strong desire to not remain be left behind as the regent of Kosice when his father Edgin Vapnisson and elder brother Volham Vapnisson rallied much of there forces to join the army of Slovakia in resisting the invasion of Arthas, and thus would be within the walls of Kosice when a small splinter force of Arthas Menathil put Kosice under siege.

Battle of Nuln

Pushed back at great cost from the inner gatehouse leading to the main city, the forces of Arthas would retreat out of Nuln but he left a splinter force behind with commands to kill and burn as much of the taken portion of the city as possible while the majority of the army retreated northward.

Massacre at Fratenjortz

Main Article : Siege of Fratenjortz

It was Janus Frandsen who was still living at his estate when the forces of Arthas Menathil came to Austria and while the main forces marched towards the major cities small splinter forces moved against some of the smaller villages including the villages looked over by Janus Frandsen, and it was here where he would make his power known. While his families home of Fratenjortz was under siege nearby it was Janus that was attacked at his estate by Magnus Fargriever a Liche in the Scourge army, and Magnus attacked directly towards the estate seeing it as the only defensible position in the area and arriving at the walls it was Janus who came to meet him with his guard. At first attempting to force a surrender out of Janus it was Magnus who became overcome with pain and begin to lose control of his skeletal forces as Janus came near him and realizing it was his powers doing this Janus entered his dream world and was able to pull Magnus from the Fade obliterating his soul and leaving him a soulless husk back in reality. With the death of Magnus the force with Magnus collapsed around him and with victory at hand he traveled to the local villages and had them retreat into the forests while he gathered what men he could and traveled towards Fratenjortz. After defeating the Scourge force attacking his land he would travel with his personal forces to Fratenjortz where he would attack the Scourge siege forces while they were attacking the walls and with an attack so unexpected he was able to get into the command structure of the sieging Scourge army and using his pariah gene he would obliterate the entire command structure of the attacking army leaving the skeletons and the entire army to collapse around him and breaking the siege.

Relief of Nuln

Following his breaking of the siege of Fratenjortz it was Janus that was taken by his sister Aristea Frandsen of whom was now all but ruler of House Frandsen with their father Conrad a sickly old man and she took him alongside much of the army of Fratenjortz towards Nuln where she planned to break the siege there. Arriving at Nuln the main force of Arthas had already left for the north but the remaining Nuln forces were struggling to break the remaining attackers and the forces of Fratenjortz would smash into them and using Janus they targeted the Liches all across the field of battle and were able to shatter the remaining Scourge forces who begin surrendering as they realized the weapon that Janus was.

Invasion of Slovakia

Main Article : Arthas Invasion of Slovakia

It was Wolfram Hertwig III., and his son Wolfram Hertwig IV. that would lead the forces of Slovakia into the defense of the border of Slovakia when it was assailed by a dead army of Arthas moving into their province and the Slovakian forces would split their forces into two with one force led by Wolfram defending Castle Orava while a force led by Edgin Vapnisson would defend Orava Bridge. While these preperations were being made it was Galindus Vapnisson that would despite his own strong desire to not remain be left behind as the regent of Kosice when his father and elder brother rallied much of there forces to join the army of Slovakia in resisting the invasion of Arthas, and thus would be within the walls of Kosice when a small splinter force of Arthas Menathil put Kosice under siege. Gaining victory at the Battle of Castle Orava it was Wolfram who rallied his forces and moved towards Talabheim where the dead army fresh from victory at the Battle of Orava Bridge had put the city under siege, and joined by the forces of Galindus Vapnisson they prepared the army for the Battle of Talabheim. Following the defeat of the force besieging Talabheim it would be Galindus that rallied the broken forces of House Vapnisson following the defeat of his father and brother and led them north where they would fight at the Battle of Middenheim where he would be horrified to discover his brother and father had been reanimated and now fought for Arthas and although he was able to end his brother his father would escape the battle with Arthas.

Invading the Lands of Ulric

Following the Battle of Nuln and with the city nearly defenseless the movement of Arthas north would finally cause the forces of Middenland and the Ulric worshipers to make a move to truly enter the conflict. The army of Arthas would move directly through the center of Wissenland forcing the Elector Count there in the form of Alberich Anderssen to raise his armies, but not having enough forces ready that quickly he could not engage the skeletal army of Arthas and instead followed it as it moved through central Wissenland and north into Middenland.

Chaos Allies

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You should have died with your brothers and sisters back during the fall of your pantheon. To see you like this now is a travesty to their memory.
As Arthas and the Scourge made there way into central Middenland it was the fallen titan Elric that met with the scourge leadership and attempted to make an arrangement with them which he hoped would lead to them helping him in releasing Daena from imprisonment. Helgi would travel into Germania at the command of her father following the movement of Arthas into the lands and having with her a group of Valkyrie and several dozen she would arrive in Middenland as Arthas entered the land, and once she had she sensed the summoning of a spell in the area and brought her forces to the location. Coming out of hiding in order to summon demons to the side of Arthas he would be set upon by several Titans who were in the area trying to work against Arthas and fighting a battle against them he realized they were going to beat him and thus he turned on his scourge allies using them as a shield and then escaped back into Drakwald Forest.
Battle of Middenheim

Main Article : Battle of Middenheim

The combined forces of Middenland, Wissenland, and a small force from the Kingdom of Galia would mass outside of the city of Middenheim for the defence of the Ulric capital of which the Arthas army finally seemed intent on a fight as it moved towards the army. Following the defeat of the force besieging Kosice it would be Galindus that rallied the broken forces of House Vapnisson following the defeat of his father and brother and led them north where they would fight at the Battle of Middenheim where he would be horrified to discover his brother and father had been reanimated and now fought for Arthas and although he was able to end his brother his father would escape the battle with Arthas.

Battle of Nunenstein Castle

Main Article : Battle of Nunenstein Castle

Battle of Aldorf

Main Article : Battle of Aldorf

Following the forces of Arthas breaking through the fortress of Nunenstein Castle the army of Bavaria would be marshaled in its entirety and moved itself to Aldorf. While the Bavarians were mobilizing the long awaited reinforcements of Hannover moved into the province arriving west of Aldorf bolstering the defenders, but still paling in comparison to the forces they knew would be arrayed by Arthas Menathil.

The Aftermath

Volham Vapnisson having been found dying on the field by his brother he would die in his brothers arms and then taken back to Kosice where unlike their father he was put to rest in the ground and not raised in undeath like their father Edgin had been by Arthas.

Breaking out of Denmark

Defeated for the first time at the Battle of Aldorf the dead army of Arthas would make a move northward towards Denmark with their diminished forces, with this movement unable to be chased by the Hannover, and Bavarian Army due to the casualties they had suffered themselves. Isabella Rasmussen would during the movement of Arthas through Denmark become responsible for his escape when she met with Arthas in the Fade and mistakenly came to believe that his intentions were honorable, but after telling her father this and having him listen to her it was Arthas who came to her once again in the Fade and revealed that he would return in time and kill everyone in Denmark.

Conflict with Lucerne

William Lovie and Karl Franz had started their relationship in a generally positive way. When William was crowned the two sent letters back and forth, and so this led to a lot of positive thoughts for what their first meeting would be like. When the two did meet it was a month before the Invasion of Westbridge, and it was in the southern part of Westbridge.

When the two met they nearly immediatly didn't get along, and past the customary kindness to a fellow leader the two were trading insults, and threats throughout the entire conversation. This eventually led to William Lovie storming out, and threatening that any attack on Arnor would be counted as a direct attack on Lucerne.

Proxy War

Following their massive disagreement the forces of Lucerne attacked and took over the vitally important city of Westbridge as what Andrew wrote in a letter was a threat that they had best not attack Arnor.

Political Geography

Provinces in The Empire

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Always remember my son that The Empire will always make their appearance as if they are the strongest of the world. They believe there size gives them the strength that noone can ever curtail them. But look closer son. They are but a series of kingdoms held together by the simple fact that a god once stuck them all together. The first chance they get to split they will.
William Lovie III. to William Lovie IV.

The Empire is not a centralised nation, but rather a feudal confederacy of 14 large and semi-independent provinces, bound together by common interests, history, language, religion, and culture. Somewhat outside of the rule of the nobility are the semi-independent city-states. There the burgers choose their own Burgomeisters. It's very likely that the richest and most influential merchants have the greatest influence over the whole process but precise details are currently unknown.

Of the fourteen provinces of the The Empire only nine of the provinces hold to the worship of the Cult of Sigmar, with the other five holding to the worship of several other religions including the Church of Ulric, Temple of Taal, and in the east the worship of Christianity has also risen.

Name Capital Elector Count Religion Ethnicity
Bavaria Aldorf Karl Franz Cult of Sigmar Teutonic
Denmark Copenhagen Fermund Habsburg Cult of Sigmar Tuetonic
Middenland Middenheim Boris Todbringer Church of Ulric Utogens
Western Prussia Ahlbeck Theoderic Gausser Cult of Sigmar Teutonic
Eastern Prussia Kronisburg Valmir Von Rauken Cult of Sigmar Asaborns
Austria Nuln Priam Troy Church of Anvien Tuetonic
Lowlands Marrianburgh Magritta Tovendown Cult of Sigmar Taleutons
Hannover Berlin Liam Odrell Cult of Sigmar Swabians
Wissenland Wirtbad Alberich Anderssen Church of Ulric Utogens
Slovakia Talabheim Wolfram Hertwig III. Temple of Taal Menotens
Ostmark Mordheim Aldebrand Ludenhof Cult of Sigmar Teutonic
Solland Ahlbeck Konrad Aldrech Cult of Sigmar Teutonic
Saxony Magdeburg Cerradoc Andomeran Christianity Saxons
Brandenburg Potsdam Christianity Saxons

City States of The Empire

Name Capital Duke Religion Ethnicity
Toppenheim Pfieldorf Temple of Taal Atlantians
Southern Austria Fornost Dragonoph Atlantians
Flanders Gravensteen Cult of Sigmar Taleutons

Cities of the Empire

Unique Area

Name Location Notes
Drakwald Forest Middenland


Main Article : Goverment of The Empire

The Empire is led centrally by an elected Emperor, and controlled provincially by Elector Counts. Although the Emperor is both head-of-state of the Empire and commander-in-chief of its armies, the real power within the Empire is held by the 10 Elector Counts, of which the Emperor is one. Upon the death of an Emperor the throne does not automatically pass to his heir. An election is held with 15 Electors, 10 of which are Elector Counts. Each of them casts a vote, and the candidate with most votes becomes Emperor. The Emperor is largely the leader of the Elector Counts, who are extremely powerful and independent. His power is severely limited by the inability of enforcing his edicts within the semi-independent provinces, as the Elector Counts can effectively choose to largely ignore most of his edicts. A wise emperor will realise that trying to subdue the Elector Counts through force and/or threats is a very dangerous errand, which all too easily ends up in open rebellion and civil war. Gaining their respect and loyalty through example and fair leadership tends to be the best solution. Even this has sometimes not been enough to maintain control, and because of this the Empire has been prone to civil wars, and the rule of the central goverment is strong in some areas while nearly completely non-excistent in other areas.

The Emperor

The Emperor is one of the most feared human beings in the entire world. At his word kingdoms die. At his word entire bloodlines are lost or reborn. It is the voice of the Emperor that is feared above all others.
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The Emperor is the leader and ruler of The Empire. He is chosen from the Elector Counts by the 15 Electors and crowned by the Grand Theogonist. The first Emperor was Sigmar and his crowning started the reckoning of the Imperial Calendar. Following Sigmar there have been a substancial number of Emperors of which at certain points there have been more then to over the course of a year based off civil war, or death of the Emperor in battles. Whoever the Empire may be it is known by nearly everyone throughout the continent of Europe as the most important and powerful figure in the entire continent and for many the most powerful leader on Earth outside of perhaps the Sultan of Nehekhara or the Emperor of Cathay.

List of Emperor's

Name House Seat Reign
Sigmar None Berlin 2182 - 2215
Siegrich Rauken House Rauken Ahlbeck 2218 - 2227
Siegrich Rauken II. House Rauken Ahlbeck 2227 - 2228
Contested Contested Contested 2228 - 2241
Fredrik Odrell II. House Odrell Berlin 2241 - 2301
Gregorich Odrell IV. House Odrell Berlin 2301 - 2319
Mandred Gausser House Gausser Ahlbeck 2496 - 2527
Mandred Gausser II. House Gausser Ahlbeck 2527 - 2549
Mandred Gausser III. House Gausser Ahlbeck 2549 - 2610
Mattheus Franz II. House Franz Aldorf 5067 - 5105
Luitpold Franz House Franz Aldorf 5105 - 5122
Karl Franz House Franz Aldorf 5123 - Current

The Elector Counts

This position is hereditary, and usually passed from father to eldest child. This is obviously unlike the elected position of the emperor and for this reason many of the Elector Counts have been in the same family since they were founded by Sigmar. As a badge of office each Elector Count wields a Runefang: one of the 12 magic swords forged by Alaric the Mad, a Dwarf Runesmith. At the beginning of The Empire there were 10 Elector Counts, but over the centuries two of the provinces have split creating two new Elector Counts and conquering lands has led to two more bringing the current count to fourteen Elector Counts.

Technically the Emperor rules over the whole Empire, and the Elector Counts owe him their loyalty. In reality however the true power belongs to the Elector Counts as each province is usually very independent and far more loyal to its local ruler. On many issues the Emperor is but the 'first among equals. As rulers of their provinces the Elector Counts must defend them from internal rebellions and outside threats. Most of them are experienced and able generals, while those who aren't will pass such responsibilities to a hopefully loyal and adequate substitute. Many Elector Counts are quite warlike and, on occasion, even wage war against each other. Their title is stripped only in cases of high treason or extreme incompetence. This is always a last resort measure because of the threat of a civil war.

Elector Counts of the Empire
Provincial Elector Counts
Title Current Holder Seat Runefang Notes
Elector Count of Bavaria Karl Franz Aldorf
Elector Count of Denmark Fermund Habsburg Copenhagen
Elector Count of Austria Priam Troy Nuln
Elector Count of Hannover Liam Odrell Berlin
Elector Countess of the Lowlands Magritta Tovendown Marianburg Only female Elector Count in The Empire
Elector Count of Eastern Prussia Valmir Von Rauken Warsaw
Elector Count of Western Prussia Theoderic Gausser Ahlbeck
Elector Count of Slovakia Wolfram Hertwig Talabheim
Elector Count of Middenland Boris Todbringer Middenheim
Elector Count of Wissenland Alberich Haupt-Anderssen Wirtbad
Elector Count of Ostmark Aldebrand Ludenhof Hergig
Elector Count of Solland Konrad Aldrech Ahlbeck

The Council of State

State Councilers
Title Current Holder Seat Role Notes
Divine Chancellor Emil Valgeir Middenheim
Grand Theogonist Volkmar Aldorf
Arch Lector of the Law Emmanuelle von Liebewitz Aldorf
Arch Lector of Coins Helmar Tovendown Marrianburg
Arch Lector of the Fleet Vasilly Saukov Copenhagen
Supreme Patriarch of Magi Balthasar Gelt Aldorf
Arch Lector of Prussia Oleg Feuerbach Brass Keep
Elder of the Moot Hisme Southeart The Moot
Grand Diplomat Kaslain Krupp Aldorf
Grand Master Assasin Aglim Kassal Aldorf




The Imperial Empire of Germania is devided between several different religions with the majority of the Empire worshipping Sigmar through the Church/Cult of Sigmar, but there are several other prominent religions in the form of the Church of Ulric, Temple of Taal, Christianity, and Dragonoph.

Religion Share of Population
Church of Sigmar

Temple of Ulric

Temple of Taal

Sigmar Worship

Main Article : Emperor Worship

Emperor Worship or "The Cult of Sigmar" is the dominent religion of The Empire, and many nations of northern Europe and eastern Europe. Emperor Worship is founded around the belief in the Man God Sigmar, and its adherents believe him the son of God in much a similar way as Jesus is held in the view of Christians. Many faithful Sigmarites are deeply concerned with the role of the Sigmarite cult in politics. They feel that the political dimension of the Sigmar religion impairs their personal beliefs. Thus, they seek other ways to express their piety, abdicating personal goods and riches to live as eremites or beggar monks or sign up in the armies to spread their god's word. However, generals usually don't like to have religious zealots amongst their ranks, so these people often form their own war parties or even become Flagellants.

There is some political conflict between the leaders of the cults of Sigmar and Ulric - the northern god of winter, wolves, and war - but within the armies of the Empire followers of both cults are often found fighting side by side. Temples of Sigmar can be found throughout the Empire, with the largest located in Altdorf: the Great Temple of Sigmar. Another temple of Sigmar is located in Black Fire Pass, on the site where Sigmar made his historic pact with the Dwarfs. The head of the Cult of Sigmar is the Grand Theogonist, who is assisted by two Arch Lectors of Sigmar, who act as the Grand Theogonist's surrogates, and each of these positions holds a vote in the Electoral Council to determine a new Emperor.


Population Centers

Military of the Empire

The armies of the Empire are massive and diverse fighting forces, having a wide range of available units while the Imperial Navy patrols the mighty rivers of The Empire besides protecting the northern coast of Denmark. Each of the Elector Counts, including the Emperor, maintains their own standing armies, called State Troops, which are largely composed of infantry. These forces are supplemented during war by various forms of militia, such as peasant levies and mercenary bands. In addition to these forces are the various secular and religious Knightly Orders which will form most of the cavalry.

Knightly Orders

Main Article : Knightly Order of The Empire

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The Empire is home to the many Knightly Orders that protect its boundaries and peoples. These are cults and brotherhoods of elite, armoured warriors that recruit from the sons of Imperial nobles. An Empire army is as reliant on its heavy cavalry provided by the Knightly Orders as it is the solid blocks of infantry and devastating war machines. The noble-born warriors of the Empire do not form part born of any state's standing army, for to do so would mean to rub shoulders with the common soldiery. Instead, they typically fight for one of the Knightly Orders of the Empire; heroic brotherhoods of warriors who ride into battle atop mighty barded warhorses. 

A part of the Empire that is purely Teuton is the creation and maintenence of the Knightly Orders. The Knightly Orders of The Empire are religious, and aristocratic in a way that is unlike the rest of Europe, and was a hot bed of contention between the Knights of Bretonia and The Empire during their times together. There are basically three kinds of Knightly Orders in The Empire in the form of the Religous Orders, Military Orders, and Aristocratic Orders. The Religious Orders are based around the specific different religous that exist within the Empire and for this reason they are vastly Sigmar related throughout, but with a concentration of Ulric in the province of Middenheim. The Military Orders are usually created by High Rankings commanders in order to defend specific areas, or people and in this way they are perhaps the most powerful of the three kingds of knightly orders. The third and final are the aristocratic and these are the orders that the richest members of Emperian society send their children into in order to gain a reputation for their children.

Imperial Navy

Main Article : Navy of The Empire

The Imperial Navy is the smallest segment of the Empire's military and is basically responsible for defending the trade routes that exist in the northern sea. The only place where the navy exists in huge numbers is in the province of the Lowlands where the region has become a centerpiece of the western European trade routes, while in Denmark and the eastern provinces the navy seemingly clings to life and attempts each day to defend the massive coastlines against an endless horde of Andals and other invaders. The Imperial Navy protects the shores and sea trade routes of the Empire. Most of its ships constantly patrol the Sea of Claws protecting the coastline of Nordland and Ostland from the incursions of Norse pirates. Some ships patrol the rivers.

Political Orders in The Empire

Cult of Sigmar

Main Article : Cult of Sigmar

The Cult of Sigmar is a very powerful religious and political organization within The Empire that leads the Sigmar Worshippers within the land, and also pushes for its growth amongst foreign nations. The Cult of Sigmar is led by the Grand Theogronist of whom is widely regarded Sigmar's representative on earth, and as a consequence holds great religious and political influence within The Empire. Together with his two Arch Lectors, the Grand Theogonist commands three votes on the Council of Electors making him an extremely powerful member of the goverment of The Empire.

The Cult of Sigmar was established within The Empire in the years following Sigmar's abdication and disappearance as a means to first find him. The cult quickly grew into a fully-fledged religion, venerating Sigmar as the founder of The Empire and their role diminished in the attempts to find Sigmar and they moved towards venerating him as a god. Becoming known as the Sigmarite Church, the cult was officially organised in IC 73 by the first Grand Theogonist Johann Helsturm and under the Emperor at that time they were given a vote on the Elector Council, and two other votes in subsequent years as well.

Foreign Relations

The Empire's Expansionist policy has meant that Kingdoms, and principalities that surround it are often very hostile towards them. This hostility towards it also has to do with the fact that The Empire has engaged in war with three of the major powers that surround it.



The only true ally that The Empire has. While every other relationship is a client to master relationship, the long history between Kizlev and The Empire has meant that the two are very close, and all Emperor's are meant to continue this relationship for as long as it is possible.