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Middenland
Middenland
Germania - Middenland - Political
Goverment
Boris Todbringer Cover
Type of Goverment Province
Head of State Elector Count
Secondary Leaders Dukes
Geography
Location The Empire
Capital Middenheim
Population
Languages Germanic
Demonym Middenheimers
Religion Ulric Religion
Races, and Ethnicity Utogen
Population Placeholder

The State of Middenland is a large state/province within the Imperial Empire of Germania. The state colours are blue and white and its capital is the impregnable city-state of Middenheim. Middenland has long been one of the most important of the Imperial provinces, and many Emperors have come from here. Despite this, it is a desolate place of bad soil and unforgiving climate. Impenetrable forests, home to innumerable beastmen, cover much of the land. The Drakwald Forest is particularly notorious; all know the tale of the province of Drakwald’s destruction by beastmen long ago, and few dare walk its shadowed pathways. It is no great surprise that the people of this harsh land favour Ulric above Sigmar. Despite all of the fear and chaos of Drakwald Forest, the province of Middenland is incredibly prosperous, and only these constant attacks make it not one of the most powerful provinces in the entire Empire.

The State of Middenland is dominated by the Utogen people of whom are a nearly homogeneous in the region with the State of Middenland being the centerpiece of the Utogen people.

The State of Middenland is an absolute monarchy of which controls all the decisions of the legislative branch as well as the standing army of the State of Middenland, while also the Elector Count of Middenland has absolute control of revocation of titles with his power only being countered by the emperor of the Imperial Empire of Germania of whom he stands below. Standing beneath the federal branch of Middenland lies the Dukes of Middenland of whom control the five dutchies within Middenland and they hold these titles hereditary but have a large amount of sway within their own dutchies but are required to anwser the call of the elector count whenever he should call.

The State of Middenland is dominated by the Temple of Ulric of whom has an institutional control of the state of Middenland where the Ar-Lector is a near co-leader of the State of Middenland. The State of Middenland has a tiny religious minority of Taal which lies on the southern border with Slovakia where a Slovakian conversion has spread among many villages near that border.

The State of Middenland would be first founded by the legendary figure of Ulric of whom would lead the Utogen people in a massive conquest of the land known as the Crusade of Ulric and at the end of this conquest the lands of Middenland were cleared enough that the Utogen people were able to form themselves a nation under the rule of Ulric and centered out of the fortress of Middenheim. The State of Middenland would be engaged by the forces of The Empire of Numeron but at this time the State of Middenland (known as the Empire of Ulric) would defeat the forces of Numeron and their Teuton allies through the assistance of their god in Ulric and this would lead to the Slovakian region becoming the northern most part of the Empire of Numeron and the Empire of Numeron to end their expansion goals of going further north.

Geography

History

Main Article : Timeline of Middenland

Early History

The State of Middenland would be first founded by the legendary figure of Ulric of whom would lead the Utogen people in a massive conquest of the land known as the Crusade of Ulric and at the end of this conquest the lands of Middenland were cleared enough that the Utogen people were able to form themselves a nation under the rule of Ulric and centered out of the fortress of Middenheim.

Conflict with Numeron

The State of Middenland would be engaged by the forces of The Empire of Numeron but at this time the State of Middenland (known as the Empire of Ulric) would defeat the forces of Numeron and their Teuton allies through the assistance of their god in Ulric and this would lead to the Slovakian region becoming the northern most part of the Empire of Numeron and the Empire of Numeron to end their expansion goals of going further north.

Chaos Invasion

Main Article : The First Dark Crusade

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
Helgi Cover Amazing1
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.
Helgi
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.


Goverment

The State of Middenland is an absolute monarchy of which controls all the decisions of the legislative branch as well as the standing army of the State of Middenland, while also the Elector Count of Middenland has absolute control of revocation of titles with his power only being countered by the emperor of the Imperial Empire of Germania of whom he stands below. Standing beneath the federal branch of Middenland lies the Dukes of Middenland of whom control the five dutchies within Middenland and they hold these titles hereditary but have a large amount of sway within their own dutchies but are required to anwser the call of the elector count whenever he should call.

Elector Count of Middenland

The Elector Count of Middenland is the ruler of Middenland, a powerful province of The Empire. This noble title is usually passed on in a hereditary fashion, and has been in the hands of House Todbringer for generations. Being of the 15 Electors the counts of Middenland cast one of the votes in the election of a new Emperor. Being Elector Counts makes them one of the major candidates; indeed some Middenland counts were elected by their peers. During the Age of Three Emperors, a centuries-long civil war, they were the "Wolf Emperors", leaders of a major faction.

Middenland was separated from Middenheim, for a few years, but a marriage between the Countess von Bildhofen of Middenland with Boris Todbringer of Middenheim reunified the two states under a single ruler. Since then the Elector Counts of Middenland have resided in the semi-independent city-state of Middenheim, Middenland's capital.

Name Family Reign
Boris Todbringer House Todbringer

Divine Chancellor

The Divine Chancellor or Ar-Ulric is leader of the Cult of Ulric, the second strongest religion in The Empire and the most powerful within the province of Middenland. He resides in Middenheim, spiritual centre of the cult, and from here he governs the growth and power of the Church of Ulric. The Ar-Ulric of Ulric is an Elector Count and thus he has a vote on the next Emperor, and since his gaining of this power the Ar-Ulric has always voted for the Elector Count of Middenland as the next Emperor even when the vote is completely against them.

Name Temple Seat Reign
Emil Valgeir Middenheim

Dukes of Middenland

Standing beneath the federal branch of Middenland lies the Dukes of Middenland of whom control the five dutchies within Middenland and they hold these titles hereditary but have a large amount of sway within their own dutchies but are required to anwser the call of the elector count whenever he should call.

Name Family Seat Duke
Dutchy of Carrorburg House Trugnur Carrorburg
Dutchy of Middenheim House Todbringer Middenheim Boris Todbringer
Dutchy of Isenbottel
Dutchy of Basdahl
Dutchy of Drakwald House Nikse Drakwhel Finn Nikse

Demographics

Ethnicity

The State of Middenland is dominated by the Utogen people of whom are a nearly homogeneous in the region with the State of Middenland being the centerpiece of the Utogen people

Religion

The State of Middenland is dominated by the Temple of Ulric of whom has an institutional control of the state of Middenland where the Ar-Lector is a near co-leader of the State of Middenland. The State of Middenland has a tiny religious minority of Taal which lies on the southern border with Slovakia where a Slovakian conversion has spread among many villages near that border.

Population

Population Centers

Name Population Ruler Title Holder
Middenheim

Dutchy of Middenheim

  • House Todbringer
Carrorburg

Dutchy of Carrorburg

Isenbottel

Dutchy of Isenbottel

Basdahl

Dutchy of Basdahl

  • House Dollburg

Culture

Bastardy

In Middenland the bastards of the province are known by the surname of Url, of which has been a common practise since the time of the earliest members of the Temple of Ulric came to the region.

Military of Middenland

Utogar Guard

The Utogar Guard is the elite palace guards of Middenland but under the reign of Anike Todbringer they rose even further then this and currently act as a sort of internal police alongside their already expansive role as palace guards.

Title Title Holder Role
Grand Master of the Utogar Guard Axel Weissberg Overall Leader of the Utogar Guard
Chapter Master of the Redwolf Leonhard Fincke Leader of the Redwolf Inner Circle
Chapter Master of the Fellwolf Leader of the Fellwolf Inner Circle
Chapter Master of the Crying Wolf Leader of the Crying Wolf Inner Circle
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