|“||Living under the threat of Norscans all the time, it does something to the Nordlanders. They're half-Norscan themselves.||„|
|~ Klaus von Rothstein, Opinionated merchant|
The Grand Barony of Nordland is a major and late-founding Imperial Province that lies directly within the northern shores of the Empire of Man. Since its incoporation as a province, Nordland is famous for housing the Imperial Navy and its heavily tolled coastal roads, which provide both safe passage for rich merchants heading towards the city of Marienburg and the main source of income that funds its economy. Many sea fortresses and watch-towers line the coast of Nordland, as raiders from across the Sea of Claws are an all too common threat that can't be ignored without dire consequences.
The State Troops of Nordland, including the Nordland Marines, wear the distinctive blue and yellow uniforms of their province. The provincial banner on the other hand, bears a depiction of a Sea Eagle clutching a shield with an image of an Imperial warship, the symbol used as the coat of arms by the Elector Count Theoderic Gausser. Traditionally the Elector Count of Nordland is also the Prince of Marienburg as well, and this has been a point of contention since the city has seceded from the Empire in 2429 IC. Other often-seen emblems includes the Imperial Cross, various ships, anchor or fish symbols, and the five-pointed crown of the sea god Manann.
|Nordland||The Old World|
Nordland will start with the following treaties already in effect:
- Defensive Alliance
This message is a part of the confederation offer played when their Fealty level with you reaches 10.
Nordland holds sway over a large territory, but Baron Gausser's rule extends to barely half the lands he claims. Its expansive woodlands are rich in resources such as timber and furs, but the area is also on the Empire's frontline against Norscan raids.
The faction serves as a potential ally for the Empire and a stalwart defender against the Norscan hordes. Nordland starts the game with a defensive pact with Middenland and can be a tough opponent - or valuable friend. It also starts with a relatively high affinity for Karl Franz as Emperor when playing as The Empire.
Baron Gausser of Nordland is one of the more stubborn Elector Counts and will constantly refuse non-aggression pacts and trade agreements seemingly out of spite. They also are the most vulnerable to Chaos, Norsca, and the Skaven of Hell Pit. Confederating their lands will almost always give you control of the frontier of the Empire against hostile factions. As Chaos or Norsca, Nordland is a necessary speed bump further into the lands of the Empire.