Tales of the Old World
Foremost of the provinces is Reikland, sheltered by the Grey Mountains and carpeted by the Reikwald Forest. The wide River Reik is the province’s lifeblood, and a constant traffic of barges carry goods and people to and from every corner of the Empire. The Imperial capital, Altdorf, greatest city in the Old World, sits where the Talabec converges with the Reik. The Emperor, Karl Franz, Elector Count of Reikland, rules from here, a champion of Sigmar and embodiment of the Empire’s might.
Altdorf ’s coffers bulge from the passing trade, and many of the Reikland’s towns and villages thrive. Trade flourishes with neighboring Bretonnia and wealthy Marienburg, a city-port beyond the edge of the Empire where the Reik meets the sea. Nobles and merchants bask in their riches, and hardworking folk scratch a comfortable living, but the poorest Reiklanders teeter at the brink of the gutter.