Nordland

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"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 [1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Nordland
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General data
TypeMinor faction
CategoryThe Empire
RulerTheoderic Gausser
CampaignsThe Old World
Mortal Empires

Nordland is a minor Empire faction introduced in Total War: Warhammer. It is led by Theoderic Gausser and can be found on the northern shores of the Empire.

Background[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Starting territory[edit | edit source]

The Old World
Mortal Empires

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 as of The Empire Undivided Update.

Starting agreements[edit | edit source]

The Old World
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Mortal Empires

Diplomatic traits[edit | edit source]

The Old World
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Mortal Empires
  • Underdog