Trail of the Unblinking Eye
Welcome to the Reikland, and the Empire
Reikland is the most influential Duchy in the Empire, and the richest.
It’s wealth is built upon the trade that flows up and down the mighty river Reik. Ores and gems from the misty mountains, food stuffs and wine from the fertile temperate valleys, lumber and furs from the great Reikwald forest. And most of these resources are only just beginning to be tapped now. It’s free cities are havens of trade and commerce, providing finished goods to the rest of the world.
(Marcus Volstagg, from ‘The Creation of Wealth in Free City States’, written whilst in prison for tax evasion)
Danger lurks on all the Empires borders, Greenskin hordes threaten to sweep from the mountains, skaven from the sewers beneath our feet, and chaos hordes from the northern wastes.
(Helmar Fross, warrior priest of Sigmar)
More dangerous than all the armies of chaos, greenskins and skaven combined is the corruption that festers at the heart of our beloved empire, chaos has taken hold in all of our institutions and we ignore it. The witch hunters kill the poor, the sick and the desperate in the villages and backwaters of the empire, while cults and secret societies practice their foul rites under the very noses of the so called saviours of the empire.
(Gretta Scholtz, testimony from her trial as a witch, she was burned as a heretic)
Reikland is the safest of the duchy’s, protected by its neighbours and the grey mountains.
Altdorf the capitol city of Reikland, and the Empire, is the largest city in the known world, it has over 200 miles of sewer’s and the largest guild of rat catchers in the Empire, and consequently the most rats…and the most poo! (Frederick Kugrer, guild master of the rat catchers brotherhood)