Estalia

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A map of Estalia
Estalia is located in the Old World's southwestern peninsula (far left).

Estalia was a nation in the World that Was, politically divided into several small kingdoms and lacking a central government.

Geography

Estalia was bordered to the northeast by Bretonnia. Its natural borders were the Irrana and Abasko Mountains to the east, the Great Western Ocean to the north and west and the Southern Sea to the south.

The northern kingdoms of the Irrana mountains were barren lands populated by fierce and tough hill-fighters, and where solid fortresses guarded the mountain passes, while the kingdoms along the south coast were prosperous trading states whose ships plyed the Southern Sea as far as Araby.

Estalian cities were solidly built and well-fortified, and of a generally younger foundation than those of the north. The two largest cities, along with both being port cities, also represented the two most important and powerful city-state kingdoms. The rivalry between these two port cities - Bilbali on the north coast and Magritta on the south - and between each and their Tilean neighbours, for that matter - has endured for centuries.

History

Estalia was invaded in 1448 by Sultan Jaffar of Araby. After its conquest, many Estalians were enslaved. However, Estalia was later liberated by a combined force of Imperial and Bretonnian knights.

Shortly before the End Times, the Estalians established a colony by the name of Santa Magritta in Lustria.

However, by 2525, Estalia had been totally conquered and overrun by the Skaven.[2]

Politics

Situated far to the south of the Old World, Chaos was too remote to be taken as a serious danger. With no external threat to unite the people until it was too late, the region remained politically fractured, with rival kingdoms warring against each other, as well as against the neighbouring city-states of Tilea, the Arabians and the Bretonnians.

Society

Estalians were a hardy people, and claimed to be the first humans to have settled the Old World, although this claim was not taken seriously outside Estalia. Those within the cities made their living with fishing and trade. Estalians took great offence to being confused with Tileans, and it was said they would slay any man who mistakenly addressed them in the Tilean language.

Estalia was renowned for its Diestros, skilled duellists who plyed their trade across the Old World.

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