Elector Count of Middenland

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The Elector Count of Middenland is the ruler of Middenland, a powerful province of The Empire. This noble title is usually passed on in a hereditary fashion.

History

Being one of the fifteen Electors, the counts of Middenland cast one of the votes in the election of a new Emperor. Being Elector Counts makes them one of the major candidates for the throne; indeed, some Middenland counts were elected by their peers.

After the Count of Middenland declared himself Emperor in 1547 IC [4a] and began the Age of Three Emperors, a centuries-long civil war, they were known as the Wolf Emperors, leaders of a major faction.

Middenland was separated from Middenheim in 1550[1a]. A marriage between the Countess von Bildhofen of Middenland with Boris Todbringer of Middenheim reunified the two states under a single ruler in 2371 IC. [2]

Since then the Elector Counts of Middenland have resided in the semi-independent city-state of Middenheim, Middenland's capital. The current Elector Count of Middenland is Boris Todbringer II[3][1b]

Known Counts

known rulers of Middenland
name reign notes sources
Artur unclear, around - 50 IC chief of the Teutogens, founded Middenheim Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition) p.30
Sigmar unclear, before 1 IC Defeated Artur in single combat, king of the Unberogens and of the Teutogens The Life of Sigmar, Needs Citation
The Empire at War, chapter Unity of Forces - The Battle of Black Fire Pass
Pendrag 1 IC Pendrag appointed as first Count of Middenheim, safeguarding the northern lands. Legend of Sigmar (anthology): Empire (Novel), Chapter Three: Reckonings, pg. 363
Myrsa  ? Warrior Eternal, named as successor by Pendrag Legend of Sigmar (anthology): Empire (Novel), Chapter Twenty Two: The Doom of Men, pg. 638
Gunthar unclear, around 1111 Helped Middenheim avoid the Black Plague by enforcing isolationism. Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 21
Dead Winter (Novel) pg.67
Mandred Skavenslayer ? - 1152 defeated a massive Skaven invasion, elected as Emperor, was later murdered by a Skaven assassin. Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 7, 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pgs. 10, 30
Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th Edition), pg. 11
Reinhart 1152 Baron of Carroburg. Claimed to be Madreds's heir. Killed by Erich. Warhammer Chronicles (2004), pg 4
Erich 1152 - ? Baron of Middenheim. Conquered Carrobug, slew Reinhart and took the title. Warhammer Chronicles (2004), pg 4
Lothar Metternich unclear, around 1244 Fought in the Battle of Beeckerhoven Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition), pgs. 31, 55
Faulk unclear, around 1265 Suffered a major defeat at the hand of beastmen Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th Edition), pg. 11
Heinrich unclear, around 1360 Enmity between Heinrich and the Ar-Ulric Krieger influences the latter's decision to move to Talabheim and support the Ottilian Empress. Warhammer City pg. 7,
Warhammer Chronicles (2004), pg 4
Siegfried ? - 1550 First Wolf Emperor. In 1550, Middenland rebelled against Middenheim with the Drakwald Runefang. However, the Wolf Emperors retained Middenheim. 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, 31
Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th Edition), pg. 11
Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 17
Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook, pg. 42[*]
Karl-Heinz unclear, around 1812 nearly conquered Middenheim Warhammer City pg. 9
Luitprand II unclear, around 2111 Hanged the entire town of Rotebach for "Chaotic Allegiance." Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 21
position vacant unclear, around 2304 The Great War against Chaos slew all heirs of the title. Liber Mutatis, pg. 12
Gunthar von Bildhofen unclear, around 2304 to 2369 Brother of Magnus the Pious. Created Grand Duke after the Great War Against Chaos Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 22
Liber Mutatis, pg. 12
? von Bildhofen unclear, around 2371 Gunthar von Bildhofen's granddaughter, a marriage with Boris Todbringer of Middenheim re-unified Middenland and Middenheim under a single ruler Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th edition), pg. 11
Sigmar's Heirs, pg. 22
Berthold Todbringer unclear son of the Countess von Bildhofen and Boris Todbringer Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th edition), pg. 11
Boris Todbringer II 2506 - present great-grandson of Berthold Todbringer, current ruler of Middenland Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire, pgs. 9, 23, 26
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pg. 22
Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th edition), pg. 11
Ashes of Middenheim, pg 7

See also

Notes

*: the Tome of Salvation (and apparently most RPG material) uses the name Heinrich instead.

Sources