The Grand Duchy of Talebecland
The autocratic duchy of Talabecland is ruled by Grand Duke Gustav von Krieglitz from the provincial capital of Castle Schloss. Talabecland lies in the heart of the Empire with Stirland to the south, the Reikland to the west, Ostermark to the east (Ostermark is attached to Talabecland) and Middenland and Hochland to the north. The von Krieglitz family has been in the office of Talabecland for the last two centuries although they have experienced much greater heights. It was Emperor Dieter von Krieglitz who was deposed by the Electoral Council after "conniving" with the Burgomeisters of Marienburg thus ensuring the city-ports succession from the Empire. As a lesser punishment the von Krieglitz family was sent to the office of the Grand Duke of Talabecland.
Two-hundred years ago a warpstone meteorite ploughed into the part of Talabecland now known as the "Devil's Bowl". All that remains is a crater and Druidic Priests have since place a stone circle around its perimeter to stop the resultant Chaos debris from polluting the land. Unfortunately the druidic protection has only gone so far and the effects of the meteorite has blighted the land for many miles around. Living things continue to grow in the hills but they are far from natural. This place is roughly three or four days travel from the village of Unterbaum.
Roots: The Talabec tribe occupied the land around the River Talabec before Sigmar's victory over the goblin hordes. Afterwards the chief of the tribe, Krugar, was granted more land, which is approximately the size of Talabecland today. The Talabec tribesmen were devout followers of Taal and of Karnos the Hunter and they bred swift and fearsome hunting dogs to help them catch food in the forests.
Historical Notes: In 1360 Grand Duchess Ottilia declared herself Empress in Talabheim and outlawed the Cult of Sigmar in Talabecland (a source of much antipathy between the the cults of Ulric and Sigmar even today) by recommendation from the High Priest of Ulric. This resulted in many Sigmarite temples being desecrated and the Clerics being pursued and subsequently murdered by Witch-Hunters. The elected Emperor in Nuln began to gather his forces to wage war on the Talabheim "she-devil" but was himself invaded by Middenland.
In 1550 Talabecland was at war with Middenheim.
In 2302 although the anti-Sigmar witch-hunts had subsided somewhat they were still prevalent throughout Talabecland. However, it was Magnus the Pious who finally brought some stability to the troubled duchy. Thus he declared to Talabecland, and all the provincial rulers of the time, "All true sons and daughters of Sigmar unite! We must take up arms as one great people, lest the Chaos hordes o'erwhelm us all and the final darkness consume the world".
Regional Saints and Heroes: Krugar, and sometimes his son Talcred, are worshipped as gods in their own right in the more remote parts of Talabecland.
Military Colours: Red and yellow.
|Settlement Name||Size||Pop||Wealth||Source of Wealth||Garrison/Militia||Notes|
|CASTLE SCHLOSS||F||400||4||Trade, Govt.||50a/200b||Capital of Talabecland|
|Unterbaum||V||83||2||Agriculture||5c||See Death on the Reik|
CHARACTERS FROM THE GRAND DUCHY OF TALABECLAND
TALABECLANDER WARRIOR BASIC CAREER CHART
TALABECLANDER RANGER BASIC CAREER CHART
TALABECLANDER ROGUE BASIC CAREER CHART
TALABECLANDER ACADEMIC BASIC CAREER CHART