Tales of the Old World
The Comedy of Marius
Two years ago, the Elector of Averland, Marius Leitdorf, was slain in the Third Battle of Black Fire Pass. Although he died a hero, Leitdorf had been known in his lifetime as the Mad Count and was as renowned for his melancholy, mania, and black rages as for his brilliance, wit, and skill with a sword. Furthermore, he left no clear successor, and so this is an uncertain time for Averland.
City of Antiquity
Averheim, the capital of the Grand County of Averland, is one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the Empire. It is also amongst the oldest. Averheim was an important settlement for the Brigundians, with a founding that dates back to the time before Sigmar.
Most Averheimers still regard the Leitdorfs as the most important noble family in Averland, and expect them to decide on the next Elector. But some would point out that the von Alptraum family, who ruled Averland prior to the rise of Marius is still very much a force to be reckoned with. The von Alptraums own large estates in the country surrounding Averheim, and have invested much over time to the city’s economic success.
For the time being the situation seems to be one of interminable political deadlock.