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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[1]
For the province named Stirland, please see: Stirland (province).
General data
TypeMinor Faction
RulerAlberich Haupt-Anderssen
CampaignsThe Old World
Mortal Empires
Starting territory
Mortal Empires

Stirland is a minor Empire faction introduced in Total War: Warhammer. It is led by Alberich Haupt-Anderssen and can be found in the eastern parts of the Empire, close to the borders of Sylvania.

Background[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Event Province Region Neutral.pngStarting Territory[edit | edit source]

Campaign Territory Region
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Mortal Empires

  • Icon Marker Settlement.pngWurtbad
    • Flensburg
    • Niedling


  • Icon Marker Settlement.pngThe Moot
The Old World

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Event General News Neutral.pngStarting Treaties[edit | edit source]

Stirland does not start with any treaties already in effect.

Confederation Message[edit | edit source]

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.[3]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Due to its proximity to the Vampire-controlled lands of Sylvania, Stirland often finds itself besieged by the undead.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • With the Doomsayers Update to Total War: Warhammer II, two settlements were added to the province of Stirland: Flensburg and Niedling.