Elector Count of Marienburg

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The Elector Counts of Marienburg, also sometimes called the Elector Counts of Westerland or Baron of Westerland, were the rulers of Marienburg. How this noble line acquired a Runefang is unknown, but its possession strongly implies that they were Elector Counts of their own right.

History

The Elector Counts of Westerland originally ruled only the ancestral homeland of the Endals, around Marienburg. However, in 501, Emperor Sigismund II conquered Jutonsryk, the land of the Jutones, to the north of Marienburg, added it to Westerland.[2], and made their king the Baron of Westerland.[3]

In 1109, Norscans raided Westerland. Snorri Half-hand took Marienburg and declared himself Jarl of Vestland. However, the de jure Baron was able to hold out on Rijker's Isle, in Marienburg. Prompted by the outbreak of the Black Plague in 1110, the Norse left in 1111.[3]

In 1979 IC, during the Age of Three Emperors, those Electors who still participated in the imperial elections chose the underage Countess Magritta of Marienburg as elected Empress. Many (probably most) of the Electors had been bribed by wealthy Marienburg merchants[1]

The Grand Theogonist refused to acknowledge the election; his refusal de facto ended the line of elected Emperors.

Supported by Marienburg merchants, the Countess later advanced her claim for the imperial throne. Her claim was later passed on to her heirs, who were counted among the main candidates for the imperial throne besides the Reikland pretenders, the Wolf Emperors and the Ottilian Emperors.

Paulus van der Maacht, the last Elector Count died during the Great War Against Chaos in 2302. Three years later, Emperor Magnus the Pious changed Westerland from a barony to a province, meaning it was governed by a council of burghers rather than an Elector Count.[3]

In 2429, the burgomeisters of Marienburg bribed Dieter IV in exchange for the independence of the Wasteland. The Elector Count of Nordland currently holds the title of Prince of Marienburg but is forbidden to even enter the city upon pain of death.

Known Counts

known Elector counts & countesses of Marienburg
name reign notes sources
Marbad 1 - ? King of the Endals, first Elector Count. The Empire at War p.82
Sigmar's Heirs p.13
Bram 501 - ? King of the Jutones. Marienburg: Sold Down the River p.18
Arnout van Daalen unclear Married to the daughter of the Duke of Mousillon in 936 Marienburg: Sold Down the River p.21
Roelandius van Buik unclear, around 1604 Grants seats on the City Council to merchants and shipowners, beginning democratic government in Marienburg. Marienburg: Sold Down the River p.21
Magritta 1979 - ? Technically the last elected Empress. Imperial claimant. Background material of Mordheim: City of the Damned, Needs Citation
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 31
Helmut ? - 2100 Father of Helmar, killed and turned into a zombie by Konrad von Carstein. Imperial Claimant Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition), pg. 29
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (5th Edition), pg. 25
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (6th Edition), pg. 8
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition), pg. 31
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 13
Helmar 2100 - ? "Released" his father, killed Konrad von Carstein. Imperial Claimant. Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition), pg. 29
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (5th Edition), pg. 25
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (6th Edition), pg. 8
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition), pg. 31
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 13
Matteus van Hoogmans Unclear, around 2150 Opened up trade with the High Elves Marienburg: Sold Down the River p.19
Paulus van der Maacht ? - 2302 Dies in the Great War Against Chaos. Last ruler. Marienburg: Sold Down the River p.21

See also

Notes

  • The identity of the runefang is a mystery. It is sometimes speculated that it is the runefang now in the hands of the Elector Count of Nordland.

Sources