Nuln is the third city of the Empire and is famous most of all for the Imperial School of Gunnery, where all the greatest gunnery captains and artillerists are schooled. The ruler of the city-state of Nuln is the young Countess Emmanuelle von Liebewitz. She is, perhaps sadly, more famous for her lavish parties than her policies. As the saying goes amongst the educated in Nuln "the Countess' head is as empty as her manifesto." This is usually greeted with roars of laughter amongst the opposition, though not in the Countess' presence.
Nuln lies at the southern tip of the great forest, at the focus of four provinces: Reikland, Sudenland, Averland, and Stirland. Until 100 years ago Nuln was the Imperial capital of the Empire not Altdorf. It was also renowned for having the finest universities in the Old World. What hasn't changed is the imposing temple to Verena located facing the main gateway.
Roots: Most of the Reikland area, including Nuln, was settled by the Unberogens - Sigmar's tribe.
Historical Notes: In 1359 IC the Grand Duke of Stirland was elected Emperor in Nuln and a year later Grand Duchess Ottilia declared herself Empress in Talabheim. The elected Emperor attempted to wage war on Empress Ottilia but was attacked by Middenland in the same year. For 200 years there was civil war in the Empire with no conclusive outcome. Elected Emperors continued to be crowned in Nuln while Ottilia's crown was passed on to her descendents. It was in Nuln that Magnus the Pious addressed the city's nobles for unity against the Incursions of Chaos. When he was elected Emperor, Magnus made Nuln the centre of the Empire.
Regional Saints and Heroes: Of all the heroes of Nuln the best known is, of course, Magnus the Pious; the Temple of Sigmar reckon that he will attain sainthood in another one-hundred years time. Magnus was an exceptional orator and marched from city to city and town to town gathering support for the war against Chaos in 2302 IC. With this army, together with Dwarfs and Elves, Magnus went to the aid of Kislev and routed the Chaos hordes. After the Incursions of Chaos Magnus was elected Emperor and ruled for sixty-five years.
Military Colours: Black.
|Settlement Name||Size||Pop||Wealth||Source of Wealth||Garrison/Militia||Notes|
|NULN||CS||12,500||5||Trade, Metal, Govt., Wine||300a/4500b||Imperial School of Gunnery.|
|Ambosstein||V||80||3||Trade, Agriculture||15b||Local agriculture market.|
|Furtzhausen||V||74||3||Agriculture, Trade||15b||"Friendly Hearth" Halfling inn, first stop on the way to the Moot|
|Konigsdorf||V||52||2||Agriculture, Woodcarving||Emperor Magnus the Pious spent the night here once|
|Kotzenheim||V||61||3||Agriculture, Fishing, Trade||Ferry. Coaching inn|
|Krauthof||V||42||2||Agriculture||Pickled cabbage famous throughout the Empire|
|Wurstheim||V||78||2||Agriculture||Signal Tower. Famous for smoked sausage|
CHARACTERS FROM NULN CITY-STATE
Nulners are intensely proud of their city and some of them boast that they live in the 'true' capital of the Empire, which it was only 100 years ago. This ensures that they have a rivalry with anyone from the Reikland, especially from Altdorf. Nuln also has arguably the finest schools of military training in the Empire, or they certainly rival those of Altdorf. Because of this, the city has one of the most professional armies in the Empire. Good fighters have a real chance of following Soldier careers here.
Nuln is principally a city of learning and trade, which ensures that there are many students and traders. It is sometimes said that a Nulner will try to sell everything, even his own grandmother, for a few gold crowns. What is true is that most Nulners are exceptional hagglers and will always try to knock the price off an item even if it means by just a few brass pennies. This does not endear them to other people from outside Nuln, who regard them as very mean and selfish and never want to buy the next round of drinks - a tip for the barmaid or barman is very much out of the question!
NULNER WARRIOR BASIC CAREER CHART
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NULNER ACADEMIC BASIC CAREER CHART