|“||Tradition is there for a reason: it was found good and worth keeping. Change for change’s sake is a sign of Chaos, don’t you agree?||„|
|~ Stirlander noble|
The Grand County of Stirland is a major and founding Imperial Province that lies within the eastern territories of the Empire of Man. Stirland is a rugged highland province famous for its rural backwater society and the province's close affiliation with death. Such attitude stems from the province close association with the province of Sylvania, a land perpetrated with misty forests and ancient castles resting on the craggy peaks like circling vultures.
Ever since the end of the Vampire Wars, the province of Stirland has been given the rights to all the lands of eastern Sylvania. This essentially doubled the size of the province, but did little to improve the provinces fortunes. Indeed, the province of Stirland is a relatively poor country in comparison to its surronding southern neighbors such as Averland or Wissenland. The citizenry of Stirland are a conservative and superstitious lot, known for their backwards outlook and religious intolerance. The Banner of Stirland shows a skeleton sounding a hunting horn, signifying a call to battle. The skeleton itself is a common symbol of the lands, an expression of both the Stirlander battle cry "Victory or Death" and a grim reminder of the lands of Sylvania that they share borders with.
|Stirland||The Old World|
Stirland does not start with any treaties already in effect.
This message is a part of the confederation offer played when their Fealty level with you reaches 10.
Historically, Stirland had the ignominy of sharing terrain with the realm of the Vampires in its easternmost areas. Despite this, its capital Wurtbad is known as the wine capital of the Empire, since Stirland's highest-quality wines are sold there, attracting traders from across the Empire.
Due to its proximity to the Vampire-controlled lands of Sylvania, Stirland often finds itself besieged by the undead.
- With the Doomsayers Update to Total War: Warhammer II, two settlements were added to the province of Stirland: Flensburg and Niedling.