Empire under Seige
The Empire is the largest and most powerful realm in the Old World. It’s vast expanse stretches from the rolling green hills of Bretonnia in the west to the sweeping steppes of Kislev in the east. The pride of the nation is undoubtedly the cosmopolitan cities where the pinnacle of human achievements can be found. Legendary institutions such as universities, academies, the Imperial College of Engineers and the Colleges of Magic attract the brightest of mankind the world over to study and learn. Conversely, the Empire is also a brooding land of ignorance and fear, a land where vast forested tracts are overrun by lawless banditry or worse. Out in this wilderness the widespread villages are like small isolated islands amidst a veritable sea of dangerous forest. Superstition in these smaller hamlets is rife and who is to say if the rituals of the rural peasantry don’t actually ward off lurking threats? For even in the Empire, mightiest of mankind’s realms, there prowl many great and unfathomable evils.