Ottilian Emperor

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The Ottilian Emperor was one the claimants for the imperial throne during the Age of Three Emperors, the centuries-long civil war that engulfed The Empire.

Overview

This line started in 1359 IC as Ottilia, Countess of Talabecland, refused to acknowledge the election of the Count of Stirland. In the following year she proclaimed herself Empress Ottilia I and won a major victory over her rival.[1]

The claim to the imperial throne was passed on in a hereditary tradition. A woman could rule by her own right and this line produced several female rulers.

Their main rivals were the elected Emperors and the Wolf Emperors, joined later by the Elector Counts of Marienburg and the Reikland pretenders. There was also a persistent personal enmity with the Counts of Stirland which was passed on to the next generations.

This line of claimants officially relinquished their claim to the throne upon the re-unification of The Empire and election of Magnus the Pious in 2304 IC[2]

Line of Ottillians

known Ottilian Emperors & Empresses
name reign notes sources
Ottilia I 1360 - ? The Empire at War, Chapter "Guile - the Battle of the Talabec"
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pgs. 10, 30
Frederik V unclear, around 1547 refused to step down in favour of Count Siegfried of Middenland who became the first Wolf Emperor Terror in Talabheim - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (2nd Edition), pg. 5
Horst the Cautious unclear, around 1750 Refused to attack an invading army. Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 17
Helmut II 1750 - ? Launched a coup against Horst the Cautious, but only managed to take Talabheim. For a brief time there were two Ottilian Emperors. Sigmar's Heirs,pg. 17
Oskar III unclear, around 1979 Death on the Reik pg. 45
Ottilia III unclear, around 2010 ruled at the start of the Wars of the Vampire Counts Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition), pg. 26
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (5th Edition), pg. 22
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition), pg. 14
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (8th Edition), pg. 12
Ottilia IV ? - 2100 Was assassinated at the Battle of the Four Armies by order of Lutwik Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition), pg. 26
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (5th Edition), pg. 22
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition), pg. 14
Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (7th Edition), pg. 14

See also

Notes

  • It is unknown if an equal Wikipedia:Primogeniture is the norm in Talabecland; it is possible that the eldest daughter inherits only if she has no brothers to claim the title.

Sources