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Always fighting each other, these Lyonens. Sometimes their schemes get so elaborate that they’re actually fighting themselves. Plenty of work if you have wits and discretion.
~ Marietta, Tilean mercenary.[1]
Not to be confused with Chevaliers de Lyonesse.

Lyonesse is a minor Bretonnia faction introduced in Total War: Warhammer. The land of Lyonesse is situated on the northwestern shores of Bretonnia, neighboring Mousillon and King Louen Leoncoeur's Bretonnia faction.


The Heraldry of Lyonesse was originally adopted by Thierulf, the most devoted of Gilles le Breton’s Grail Companions. In the years before the Great Battles, Thierulf of Lyonesse married Gilles’ sister and became his brother-in-law’s most trusted friend. He would later be one of the two Companions blessed by the Lady alongside Gilles himself, going on to fight victoriously in all twelve of the Great Battles with him. Lyonesse's Lion-symbol represents Thierhulf’s courageous nature in battle, and also the beast that he and his brother are said to have miraculously slain as children.[2]

Starting territory[]

The Old World / Mortal Empires

Eye of the Vortex

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Diplmatic traits:

  • Defensive
  • Underdog