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#'''Grand Duke Leopold von Bildhofen''' of Middenland, age 46, named heir is his younger brother, Baron Siegfried
#'''Grand Duke Gustav von Krieglitz''' of Talabecland<ref>Grand Duke Gustav has territorial designs on southern Ostland. A shrewd opportunist, he is willing to exploit traditional Sigmarite-Ulrican rivalries; Gustav hopes to influence Middenland, which has strongly anti-Sigmarite elements (with Middenland an ally, his territorial claims would have more support and he could launch a two-pronged attack against Ostland).</ref>, age 22, no named heir
#'''Grand Baroness Etelka Toppenheimer''' of Sudenland<ref>The Barony of Sudenland passed to the Toppenheimer family after the destruction of the (assumedly) entire von Mecklenberg family (the province's former rulers) over ten years ago.</ref>, age 51, named heir is Baron Olaf Sekliebe, the adopted son of distant relative
#'''Graf Alberich Haupt-Anderssen''' of Stirland, age 15, no named heir
#'''Grand Countess Ludmilla von Alptraum''' of Averland, age 77, named heir is her eldest daughter, Baroness Marlene
The primary division of the Empire are the 11 semi-independent Electoral Provinces, whose rulers all hold the position of Elector. The remaining 5 provinces making up the Empire are all attached to an Electoral Province. The rulers of these non-electoral provinces are responsible first to the relevant Electoral ruler and secondly to the Emperor.
Some provinces are more independent than others due to privileges granted to particular provinces by previous Emperors. For example, the City States of Middenheim and Talabheim some provinces send no taxes to the Empire's coffers, and or are called upon to provide soldiers troops only when the other provinces are exhausted.
;The Electoral Provinces
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