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The succession to the Imperial throne is not a hereditary affair. Instead, a new emperor is elected, and does not inherit the throne from his father. 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.

Membership

Formerly there were only twelve Elector Counts, the hereditary rulers of their provinces. Today there are fifteen Electors, only ten of whom are Elector Counts. Two provinces were lost, together with their respective ruling families.

The Ar-Ulric, head of the cult of Ulric, eventually became an Elector. Even more successful was the Cult of Sigmar, as the Electors include not only the Grand Theogonist but also the two Arch-Lectors of Sigmar. This development increased the natural rivalry between these two cults, which is an ever-present and important factor during most elections. Under normal circumstances, these electors will vote for those Elector Counts from the provinces and cities that are home to their respective cults: Reikland/Altdorf (Sigmar) and Middenland/Middenheim (Ulric).

In 1010 IC Emperor Ludwig the Fat awarded an Electoral vote to the Elder of the Moot, the representative of the Halflings.

Known Electors

Elector Counts
position current holder residence notes
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 Liebwitz Nuln Nuln is a city-state
"new" Electors
position current holder residence notes
Ar-Ulric Emil Valgeir Middenheim leader of the Cult of Ulric
Grand Theogonist Volkmar Altdorf leader of the Cult of Sigmar
Arch Lector Aglim Talabheim
Arch Lector Kaslain Nuln
Elder of the Moot Hisme Stoutheart ? representative of the Halflings
lost positions
position last Count circumstances notes
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

Version Differences

Older sources describe a different set of 15 electors, including city-states[1].

Elector Counts
position named holder residence notes
Grand Prince of Reikland Karl Franz (current emperor) Altdorf (current capital of the Empire) Altdorf is a city-state and centre of the cult of Sigmar
Grand Theogonist Yorri XV Altdorf leader of the Cult of Sigmar
Arch Lector Aglim Talabheim
Arch Lector Kaslain Nuln
Ar-Ulric Emil Valgeir Middenheim leader of the Cult of Ulric
Grand Price of Ostland Hals von Tassenick Wolfenburg
Grand Duke of Middenland Leopold von Bildhofen Carroburg
Grand Duke of Talabecland Gustav von Kreiglitz Castle Schloss
Grand Baroness of Sudenland Etelka Toppenheimer Pfieldorf
Graf of Stirland Alberich Haupt-Anderssen Wurtbad
Countess of Averland Ludmila von Alptraum Averheim
Graf of Middenheim Boris Todbringer Middenheim Middenheim is a city-state and centre of the cult of Ulric
Duchess of Talabheim Elise Kreiglitz-Untermensch Talabheim Talabheim is a city-state
Countess of Nuln Emmanuelle von Liebwitz Nuln Nuln is a city-state
Elder of Mootland Hisme Stoutheart ? representative of the Halflings

Sources

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