: Konrad Strauch - Arch Lector of HelmgartFlag
: Governed Territory
: Arch Lector Strauch does not hold any territory. He has, however, been ordered to the region to rout out the evil that spreads in the neighbouring regions. The fortress of Helmgart consists of three great sets of curtain walls, carved directly out of the granite mountainside. Another wall runs from the fortress to the other side of the valley. Anyone travelling Axe Bite Pass must pass through this wall, which has only a single gate. The fortress has a commanding view of the surrounding area, and an uninhibited line of fire at a long stretch of the Axe Bite Pass road.
Helmgart is garrisoned by numerous regiments, the most famous of which are the handgunners known as Mackensen's Marauders. The responsibilities of Helmgart's garrison include manning the fortress's walls, patrolling the pass, and protecting trade caravans from bandits and greenskins.
However, Helmgart is not only an important fortress, it is also a major trade town. In Helmgart's Marketplace can be found Bretonnian merchants selling brandy, wine, fabrics, and arms; Dwarfs selling ingots of silver, lead, and iron mined in the Grey Mountains; as well as Reiklander merchants selling the goods of that province.Character
That was what they called him behind his back. The name did not bother him, indeed it was among the more accurate of the monikers that he had been given during his short time on earth. Zeal was something he understood and displayed through unwavering service to Sigmar. Merciless.
This too was true. There could be no reconciliation or peace with the undead or servants of chaos. They must be hunted down, and torn out by root and stem. He had once fought two days with an arrow through his left testicle to see the destruction of a Beastman warband through to the end. Friend of Man.
Of all his nick-names, this one was certainly among the most relevant in his mind. Though a servant of the Empire, he did not count the Kislevites or Brettonians among his enemies. His disregard to the politics of men in the savage pursuit of evil was well known among all the realms of men and he, along with those who served him, had always found themselves welcome. Though young, by an average reckoning of most Arch Lectors, he is nonetheless considered among the most powerful of his kind. Economy/Resources
: As an Arch Lector, Strauch can draw directly upon the coffer of the Emperor and the Church of Sigmar. He trades in the blood of his enemies. Active Service
: Strauch draws levy forces from regions around him when required but he usually operates with a small but elite fighting force drawn from the Knights Griffon, the Order of the Fiery Heart, and even Knights Errant of Bretonnia. Never one to turn down a friend of humanity, he has welcomed Sisters of Sigmar, Sons of the Dawi, and even Elves into his ranks should their goals align. Foreign Policy
: Strauch seeks out and destroys evil wherever it may be found. This rarely includes men as the Empire has its own method of policing its people. His task is simple, find the enemies of Sigmar and destroy them. Notable locations
: The Fortress of Helmgart.