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  • Empire

    Total Census Population: 528,877 Of all the countries in the Old World, the Empire is the largest and most prosperous with a culture and technology comparable to an early renaissance age: knights co-exist with gun and cannon. It comprises a vast …

  • Altdorf

    Ruler: Emperor Karl-Franz I Census Population: 15,000 !(media-item-align-center)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/132719/altdorf_cilindr0d511mlo_ch.jpg(Altdorf, by cilindr0-d511mlo)! !(media-item-align-right)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/ …

  • Coach and Horses Inn

    The Coach and Horses is similar to thousands of other coaching inns found throughout the Empire. It lies on the Middenheim-Altdorf Road, about 2 days' travel from [[Altdorf]], on the side road to [[Delberz]], and is a key stop-over point on the land route …

  • Sigmar

    Sigmar Heldenhammer is the patron god of the [[Empire]]. His sign is a two tailed comet. About 2500 years before the present time, he was a barbarian warlord who united several tribes and founded a new nation. !http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq70/ …

  • Josef Bugman

    Josef Bugman is a [[Dwarves|Dwarf]], and a famous brewer of beer, well established in the [[Empire]]. He has produced some of the most famous ales in the Old World. As he and his helpers were away on business, his [[Bugman's Brewery|brewery]] - located …

  • Views on Magic

    The [[Schools of Magic|Orders of Magic]] are still a new political institution, at only a few hundred years old, and most folk are still not convinced they're safe. Wizards are a weakness in the membrane between the real world and the Realm of [[Chaos]]. …

  • Bögenhafen

    !(media-item-align-right)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/73971/bogenhafen.jpg(Bögenhafen)!Bögenhafen has a population of about 5,000, and sits at the highest point of the [[Bögen River|river Bögen]] which is navigable by large, river-going vessels. …

  • Castle Grauenburg

    Seat of the von Saponatheim family of Reikland, Grauenburg is built at the confluence of the [[Bögen River]] and the Grauen River (little more than a mountain stream). The Grafschaft of Saponatheim, including the towns of [[Bögenhafen]] and [[Weissbruck …

  • Weissbruck

    Weissbruck is a growing village of some 272 inhabitants (mostly peasant farmers, miners and boatmen) and ruled by the Gruber family. The Grubers made their fortune by establishing a network of mines in [[Delfgruber]] and commissioning the construction of …

  • Delfgruber

    A coal mine and the surrounding mining village, Delfgruber is wholly owned by the Gruber family, who maintain residences both here and in [[Weissbruck]], where they oversee the [[Weissbruck Canal]] that contributed greatly to the success of their mine. …

  • Snotball

    !(media-item-align-right)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/170212/snotball.jpg(Snotball)!Also known as Snotling Football. This is a game played in several parts of the [[Empire]] where greenskin incursions are common, and it is particularly popular in …

  • Middle Mountains

    The Middle Mountains are a mountain range in the [[Empire]]. The greater part of the mountains are located in [[Ostland]], but some portions lie within the boundaries of [[Hochland]] and [[Middenland]]. Covered by dense forests, the mountains are the …

  • Bugman's Brewery

    Josef Bugman's father Zamnil set up in the family trade in the eastern forests of the [[Empire]]. He built a stout brewhouse beside the crystal clear waters of the river Sol where it cascades down from the foothills of the [[Grey Mountains]]. In order to …

  • History of the Empire

    h6. The Legend of Sigmar Heldenhammer Some 2,500 years ago, the north-eastern lands of the [[The Nature of the Olde Worlde|Old World]] were inhabited by numerous barbaric, feuding tribal groups. The development of these early [[Humans]] had been rapid …

  • Middenheim

    Ruler: Graf Boris Todbringer Census Population: 15,000 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124584/m2470089_Middenheim_art.jpg(Middenheim uniform colours)!Middenheim is second only to [[Altdorf]] in importance (and size) in the …

  • Nuln

    Ruler: Countess Emmanuelle von Liebewitz Census Population: 85,000 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/64165/ulm-in-winter.jpg(Nuln in winter)!Nuln is the third city of the [[Empire]] and is famous most of all for the Imperial …

  • Talabheim

    Ruler: Duchess Elise Krieglitz-Untermensch Census Population: 72,000 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124587/m2470092_Talabheim_art.jpg(Talabheim uniform colours)!Talabheim, sometimes also known as the "Eye of the Forest", …

  • Averland

    Ruler: Grand Countess Ludmilla von Alptraum Census Population: 29,759 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124588/m2470028_Averland_art.jpg(Averland uniform colours)!The River Aver marks the province’s northern border and the …

  • Averheim

    Averheim is the capital of [[Averland]]. The town is located on a steep hill south of the [[Aver River]], and the [[Old Dwarf Road]] passes through it. Averheim has been the chief city of the land between the Aver and the [[Reik River|Reik]], since before …

  • Hochland

    Ruler: Baroness Hildegarde Tussen-Hochen Census Population: 10,605 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124589/m2470012_Hochland_art.jpg(Hochland uniform colours)!The Barony of Hochland is governed by Baroness Hildegarde Tussen …

  • Middenland

    Ruler: Grand Duke Leopold von Bildhofen Census Population: 48,306, including [[Middenheim]] !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124590/m2470088_Middenland_art.jpg(Middenland uniform colours)!The Grand Duchy of Middenland is …

  • Carroburg

    The city of Carroburg, known for its famous Greatswords regiment, lies in the south of [[Middenland]] on the [[Reik River|River Reik]]. Carroburg has been the site of many battles between warring Middenland nobility, and has at times served as the …

  • Delberz

    Situated on the [[Delb River]] along the Middenheim-Altdorf road, Delberz is a prosperous mercantile community, well known for the quality of its local wines. Several inns dot the town; some have large stables attached that cater to caravans, while others …

  • Moot

    Ruler: Elder Hisme Stoutheart Census Population: 6,109 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124605/m1250606_99060214038_ColWHLumpinBlisterMain_873x627.jpg(Moot uniform colours)!The Moot or the Mootland is an autonomous region …

  • Nordland

    Ruler: Baron Werner Nikse Census Population: 15,084 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124591/m2470010_Nordland_art.jpg(Nordland uniform colours)!The Barony of Nordland is the northernmost province of the [[Empire]] and lies …

  • Ostermark

    Ruler: Chancellor Maximiilian Dachs Census Population: 13,456 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124592/m2470019_Ostermark_art.jpg(Ostermark uniform colours)!The League of Ostermark occupies the eastern edge of the [[Empire]] …

  • Mordheim

    The ruined city of Mordheim is located on the border of [[Ostermark]] and [[Stirland]]. The city was destroyed at the stroke of midnight that marked the beginning of the Imperial year 2000 by a twin tailed comet that had been believed to herald the second …

  • Ostland

    Ruler: Grand Prince Hals von Tasseninck Census Population: 9,375 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124593/m2470014_Ostland_art.jpg(Ostland uniform colours)!Ostland lies on the other side of the [[Middle Mountains]] and is …

  • Reikland

    Ruler: Emperor Karl Franz I Census Population: 162,210, including Altdorf !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124594/m2470022_Reikland_art.jpg(Reikland uniform colours)!The mighty [[Reik River]] marks the northern boundary of …

  • Signal Towers

    A system of experimental towers built between [[Altdorf]] and [[Nuln]] at the Emperor's command, allowing for quick transmission of simple messages by fire signals and "semaphore":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semaphore_line.

  • Stirland

    Ruler: Graf Alberich Haupt-Anderssen Census Population: 25,147 !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124595/m2470026_Stirland_art.jpg(Stirland uniform colours)!The Grand County of Stirland lies in the middle of the [[Empire]] …

  • Sylvania

    Sylvania enjoyed a period of stability when Vlad von Carstein took over the rulership of the province from the insane Von Draks and for two hundred years Sylvania became a productive realm. Yet there was another agenda. Vlad was merely making Sylvania …

  • Talabecland

    Ruler: Grand Duke Gustav von Krieglitz Census Population: 95,040, including Talabheim !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124596/m2470016_Talebecland_art.jpg(Talebecland uniform colours)!The autocratic duchy of Talabecland is …

  • Wissenland

    Ruler: Count Bruno Pfeifraucher Census Population: 113,786, including Nuln !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/124597/m2470087_Wissenland_art.jpg(Wissenland uniform colours)!The County of Wissenland borders the [[Grey …

  • Grissenwald

    Grissenwald is a small, friendly settlement situated where the [[Grissen River|River Grissen]] joins the [[Reik River|Reik]]. It is a favourite stopping place for riverfolk and boasts a number of wharfside inns. Much of the fertile woodland between the …

  • Emperor Magnus

    !http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq70/cdsham/warhammer/Magnusthepious_zpscutmdojf.jpg! Magnus von Bildhofen, commonly called Magnus the Pious, was one of the greatest leaders and heroes of the [[Empire]]. He was elected Emperor in 2304 IC and ruled …

  • Emperor Karl Franz

    Karl Franz Holswig-Schliestein, formally known as Karl Franz I, Protector of the [[Empire]], Defier of the Dark, Emperor Himself and the Son of Emperors, Elector Count of [[Reikland]] and Prince of [[Altdorf]], is the current Emperor of the Empire. He is …

  • Armies

    The armies of the [[Empire]] are massive and diverse fighting forces, having a wide range of available units. Each of the Elector Counts, including the Emperor, maintains their own standing armies, called State Troops, which are largely composed of …

  • Lock, Stöck and Barl

    A law firm based in [[Bögenhafen]], with offices near the [[Journey's End Inn]]. The party approached them to collect on the [[Handout 4 | Lieberung inheritance]]. [[:dieter-barl | Dieter Barl]] had to explain that the letter they had was definitely a …

  • Journey's End Inn

    The inn and tavern in [[Bögenhafen]] at which the party stayed during the Schaffenfest. Prices were notably high, and the inn was packed due to visitors coming for the Schaffenfest. The Youngstars arrived early enough to secure a room to themselves, but …

  • Crossed Pikes Inn

    An inn in [[Bögenhafen]], with a cellar that connects to the town sewers. The inn's muscular and shadowy staff, headed by owner [[:fran-baumann]], did not take kindly to the party intruding into their cellar, and forcibly ejected them. The next day, …

  • Karl Teugen

    Formerly a councillor of [[Bögenhafen]] and head of the Teugen merchant house, Karl died in 2510, possibly of [[Purple Brain Fever]]. After this, his younger brother [[:johannes-teugen |Johannes]] took over the family business, assumed control of the town …

  • Watch

    Every large city, most towns and a few wealthier or better organised villages will have dedicated watchmen to protect the community from outside attack and to police against crime and disorder. A few smaller communities may instead rely on ad hoc …

  • Roadwardens

    The Roadwardens of each province are paramilitary groups who constantly patrol the roads searching for signs of bandits, [[Beastmen]], [[Goblins]] and simple road damage. Most often, they act as police, keeping the peace and investigating crimes, …

  • Weissbruck Canal

    A major artificial waterway, the Weissbruck canal creates a significant shortcut between the [[Reik River]], just North of [[Altdorf]], and the upper reaches of the [[Bögen River]], at the small town of [[Weissbruck]]. Construction of the canal was …

  • Schulz and Friedman

    One of the larger printing presses in [[Bögenhafen]], Schulz and Friedman print all manner of documents, from books to pamphlets to posters. They will print for a discounted price if they can add their business name to the printed work, to advertise them …

  • Golden Trout Inn

    The most expensive inn and winery in [[Bögenhafen]], the Golden Trout caters to the town's wealthy merchants and visiting aristocrats. The Baron of [[Middenland]] and [[:wilhelm-von-saponatheim | Graf von Saponatheim]] had their entourages stay there …

  • Warehouse 13

    A large warehouse, built mainly of local stone, along the wharf of [[Bögenhafen]]. Warehouse 13 was one of several owned by [[:johannes-teugen]], and was the site chosen by him to replace the [[:franz-steinhager | Steinhäger]] cellar as the venue for the …

  • Captain Josef Quartjin

    An old friend and traveling companion of [[:erykah-valaziha | Erykah]]'s, Josef has been trading on the [[Empire|Empire's]] rivers for years. He captains a cargo barge, the [[:berebeli]]. As he was carrying a cargo to [[Bögenhafen]] at the time of the …

  • Ernst Heidlemann

    Ernst was first encountered at the [[Coach and Horses Inn]], on his way to study medicine in [[Altdorf]].

  • Gustav Fondleburger

    A large, friendly man, middle-aged, with a large moustache, Gustav runs a [[Coach and Horses Inn|coaching inn]] along the Altdorf-Middenheim road, not far from [[Delberz]].

  • Kastor Lieberung

    A man found dead with other victims of a coach ambush by mutants along the Altdorf-Middeheim road. He looked remarkably like Otter, but with a beard and far finer clothes. On his person were also [[Handout 2 | certain documents]], taken by Otter. His body …

  • Adolphus Kuftsos

    Initially sighted in [[Altdorf]], first making contact with two men making strange signs, then later that night, killing them from the rooftops with a crossbow. Kuftsos followed the party to [[Weissbruck]], where he hired the local muscles, [[:bengt]], …

  • Graf Wilhelm von Saponatheim

    Graf Wilhelm resides at [[Castle Grauenburg]], from where he rules the Grafschaft of Saponatheim, which chiefly includes the town of [[Bögenhafen]]. As the party first approached [[Bögenhafen]] up the [[Bögen River | Bögen]], they called in at Castle …

  • Councillor Franz Steinhäger

    A wealthy merchant and statesman in [[Bögenhafen]]. In trying to investigate a shrine hidden below his offices, the party broke into the office, robbed it and burned it down. The shrine and [[Handout 5 | documents]] found in his office were the first …

  • Councillor Friedrich Magirius

    Friedrich Magirius was a moderately successful merchant on the town council in [[Bögenhafen]], and a member of the inner circle of the [[Ordo Septenarius]]. The party abducted him during the 2512 Schaffenfest, to interrogate him about the cult, and he …

  • Councillor Johannes Teugen

    A wealthy, powerful merchant and statesman from [[Bögenhafen]], who headed the town council. The party met with him in his office in the town hall, where he complained of a headache and aversion to light. He reportedly returned from university studies …

  • Captain Reiner Goertrin

    Captain of the town watch in [[Bögenhafen]]. He arrested Otter (as Kastor) when the party was framed for the murder of [[:friedrich-magirius |Magirius]].

  • Gunnar Kutscher

    A coach driver for the Ratchett Lines company of [[Altdorf]]. He drove the coach that took the party from the [[Coach and Horses Inn]] to Altdorf.

  • Janna Dienerin

    The nervous servant accompanying [[:isolde-von-strudeldorf | Lady Isolde von Strudeldorf]] on the road to [[Altdorf]].

  • Marie Leibwacher

    Toweringly tall and personal bodyguard to [[:isolde-von-strudeldorf]], Marie was killed by [[Mutants | Chaos mutants]] on the road from the [[Coach and Horses Inn]] to [[Altdorf]], while trying to help the party clear away the ambush.

  • Rolf Hurtsis

    A thief from [[Delberz]], known to both Otter and Berthold, Hurtsis became very unsuccessful in 2511, when a terrible skin condition made it hard for him to go unnoticed. Eventually he went missing from the town completely. He was next sighted working …

  • Max Ernst

    A professional bully, employed by bored and drunken young noblemen of [[Altdorf]], looking for fights. The party encountered him in exactly this manner, the evening that one of these nobles was killed.

  • Bengt

    A dockworker from [[Weissbruck]], hired by [[:adolphus-kuftsos]] to attack the party aboard the [[:berebeli]]. He fled the town when this failed, along with [[:gurt]] and [[:willie]].

  • Gurt

    A dockworker from [[Weissbruck]], hired by [[:adolphus-kuftsos]] to attack the party aboard the [[:berebeli]]. He fled the town when this failed, along with Bengt and Willie.

  • Willie

    A dockworker from [[Weissbruck]], hired by [[:adolphus-kuftsos]] to attack the party aboard the [[:berebeli]]. He fled the town when this failed, along with [[:bengt]] and [[:gurt]].

  • Elvyra Kleinestun

    A [[Halflings | Halfling]] herbalist and merchant, encountered by the party at the [[Bögenhafen | Bögenhafen Schaffenfest]]. She seemed to be one of the few selling working potions, including a beard-growth ointment used by [[:erykah-valaziha | Erykah]]. …

  • "Crusher" Braugen

    Fighting challengers in [[:klaus-shattiger | Schattiger's]] muddy wrestling ring at the [[Bögenhafen]] Schaffenfest, Crusher easily trounced Otter (as Kastor) on his first attempt at a challenge. The next day, [[:erykah-valaziha | Erykah]] challenged him …

  • Klaus Schattiger

    Schattiger ran the competitive wrestling ring, and the associated gambling, at the [[Bögenhafen | Bögenhafen Schaffenfest]], with [[:crusher-braugen | "Crusher" Braugen]] as his main champion.

  • Dieter Barl, Esquire

    Barl was one of the senior partners of [[Lock, Stöck and Barl]], based in [[Bögenhafen]]. He easily recognised that the [[Handout 4 | inheritance letter]] found on [[:kastor-lieberung]] was a fraud, and advised the party to avoid involving themselves in …

  • Doctor Malthusius

    Doctor Malthusius brought his Zoocopeia to [[Bögenhafen | Bögenhafen's]] Schaffenfest, which chiefly featured a [[Goblins | three-legged goblin]], which was able to escape into the town sewers. He offered to pay the party to retrieve it for him, and was …

  • Fran Baumann

    Briefly encountered kicking the party out of the cellar of the [[Crossed Pikes Inn]], the party later returned to Baumann to ask for her help in investigating the strange goings on in [[Bögenhafen]]. She was willing to trade information and some …

  • Ulthar Ünstabbal

    A disturbed and unsociable citizen of [[Bögenhafen]], dressed in muck and rags, Ulthar "the Unstable" was frequently seen yelling warnings about evil and [[Chaos]], often at nobody in particular. Some investigation revealed that he had formerly been a …

  • Father Mori Stonelifter

    The head priest of [[Sigmar]] in the town temple of [[Bögenhafen]], Father Mori had spoken with the party on several occasions, and even invited [[:erykah-valaziha | Erykah]] and Eldideth to done with him. He died when Erykah attempted to use this …

  • Gideon

    Reportedly the cousin of the [[Bögenhafen]] Teugens, and deputy leader of the [[Ordo Septenarius]], Gideon initially appeared to the party as a younger version of [[:johannes-teugen | Johannes Teugen]]. But when the party tried to foil the Ordo's ultimate …

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