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Upon the death of an emperor the Imperial Council gathers. The Electors, who are the most influential, powerful, and important individuals of the whole Empire, will then choose the new emperor.
The Electors can also de facto depose a weak emperor.
Formerly there were only 12 Elector Counts, the hereditary rulers of the provinces. Today there are 15 Electors, and only 10 of them are Elector counts. Two provinces were lost together with the respective ruling families.
The Ar-Ulric, head of the cult of Ulric, eventually became an Elector. Even more successful was the cult of Sigmar; for not only the Grand Theogonist but also the two Arch-Lectors of Sigmar became Electors.
This development increased the natural rivalry between these two cults due of political ambitions and rivalries between its leaders. This rivalry is an ever-present and important factor during most elections.
Under normal circumstances the clerics of Sigmar will cast their votes for the counts of Reikland who live in Altdorf, centre of the cult of Sigmar.
The Ar-Ulric will usually vote for the counts of Middenland, who are devout followers of Ulric and live in Middenheim, home of the cult of Ulric.
|Elector count of Averland||Marius Leitdorf (deceased)||Averheim||no clear heir, position is currently disputed|
|Elector count of Hochland||Aldebrand Ludenhof||Hergig|
|Elector count of Middenland||Boris Todbringer||Middenheim||Middenheim is a city-state and centre of the cult of Ulric|
|Elector count of Nordland||Theoderic Gausser||Salzenmund|
|Elector count of Ostland||Valmir von Raukov||Wolfenburg|
|Elector count of Ostermark||Wolfram Hertwig||Bechafen|
|Elector count of Reikland||Karl Franz (current emperor)||Altdorf (current capital of the Empire)||Altdorf is a city-state and centre of the cult of Sigmar|
|Elector count of Stirland||Alberich Haupt-Anderssen||Wurtbad|
|Elector count of Talabecland||Helmut Feuerbach (missing)||Talabheim||Talabheim is a city-state|
|Elector countess of Wissenland||Emmanuelle von Liebewitz||Nuln||Nuln is a city-state|
|Ar-Ulric||Emil Valgeir||Middenheim||leader of the Cult of Ulric|
|Grand Theogonist||Volkmar||Altdorf||leader of the Cult of Sigmar|
|Elder of the Moot||Hisme Stoutheart||?||representative of the Halflings|
|Elector count of Solland||Eldred||slain by Orc Warlord Gorbad Ironclaw||province was later annexed by Wissenland|
|Elector count of Drakwald||unclear, Konrad Aldrech or Vilner||unclear||province was later divided between Middenland and Nordland|
|Elector Count of Marienburg||unknown||unknown||province seceded later becoming The Wasteland|