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

Estalia is a nation in the Old World, politically divided into several small kingdoms and lacking a central government.[4a][8]

Geography

Estalia is bordered to the northeast by Bretonnia. Its natural borders are 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 are barren lands populated by fierce and tough hill-fighters, and where solid fortresses guard the mountain passes, while the kingdoms along the south coast are prosperous trading states whose ships ply the Southern Sea as far as Araby. [4a]

Estalian cities are 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. [4a]

History

Estalians claim to be the first humans to have settled in the Old World. [4a][8]

In ancient times, the land was plagued by Basilisks and Cockatrice with heroes being gifted with magical Scintillating Shields that could deflect their malign gaze. [9]

Estalia was invaded in 1448 IC 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.

In 1750 IC Nourgul a Necrarch Vampire Lord invaded and razed the lands between the Southern Sea and the Irrana Mountains, forcing the various princes to combine forces against him. However their combined forces were defeated in three successive battles, forcing the survivors to reteat to Magritta where they were beseiged. The city fell after a three month seige and Nourgul made for the temple of Myrmidia, slaying the priests when they tried to stop him. However on hearing a night piercing scream, the survivors emerged to discover that the undead had collapsed and the vampire mere ashes next to the alter of the goddess. [3a]

Battles between the armies of the Lichemaster and the Necrarch Brachnar rage across Estalia between 2415 IC and 2419 IC. [7a]

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

End Times

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

Language

The Estalians have a nasel, sing-song accent with the speech of those in the northern hill states being especially difficult to understand, often being full of idioms from a past age. [8] Estalians took great offence at being confused with Tileans, and it is said they will slay any man who mistakenly addresses them in the Tilean language.[5a]

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.[4a][8]

Sailors

Estalian sailors are well known across the Old World as some of the best and also especially zealous in their prosecution of pirates and many have fought to defend Magritta around the Bay of Quietude. Although they can command high prices, most are too loyal to their home to do so. [6a]

Society

Estalians are a hardy people, and claimed to be the first humans to have settled the Old World, [4a] although this claim was not taken seriously outside Estalia. Those within the cities made their living with fishing and trade. [5a]

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

Trade

The warm and dry climate helps produce fruit, olive oil and wine for the export trade, much of it heading south to Araby. [8]

Miniatures

Sources

Estalia
Units Estalian Caballero - Estalian Hombres Villanos
Characters Alphonso Garracha - Desa Donalba - Don Jurno Esparo - Emeric Gorge - Esteban - Frederico - Guillermo Cardonzo - Hermione von Auerbach - Hernan - Juana la Roja - Luciana von Eckstein - Mendoza - Roque Santiago Delia Fortuna - Sycamo - Xavier Esteban de Souza
Cities and Colonies Aguilas - Bilbali - Magritta - Porto Real - Santa Magritta
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