Sergeant Knight at Arms
These things come in threes, I'm sure Frenzied will add Lancers or make Lancer Mercs a possibility.
Clinging to the border coast and the snowy tundra lands north east of the Vaegir Tzardom is the nation of Gottemark. The people of Gottemark are descended from a combination of Vaegir nobility exiles, Sea Raider tribes of the north and a hodge podge of former steppe peoples who have nothing to do with the former nomad culture of the Khergits. Led by King Sigmund Vesa II, the descendent of a famous general who fought for the UPN in their Independence Wars of the 17th century and a minor elected government staffed by a middle class of Vaegir exiles and Calradian Nord nobles pushed out of the UPN, the nation of Gottemark strives to try and survive these modern times, which is increasingly difficult in their chosen location.
One of the ways of survival and growth is of course trade, staying on the good side of the UPN by learning from them the ways of nautical overseas trade and having a small but efficient navy of shallow draft built gunboats and brigs designed to navigate and defend the coastal fjords of the nation. Thanks to the UPN support in the south Gottemark for the time being is well protected from Imperial Vaegir ambitions and the revolutionary chaos of the Vilinchian horde. It even has it's own Imperial ambitions to the barely guarded Daneschwing Pass, which leads directly into the Vilinchian lands, providing a perfect invasion route.
Their army is made for brutal weather of the deep Vaegir arctic coast, they're trained to survive long marches and vicious winter nights, and have bred bulky Fjordling horses from Nordland exclusively to survive the weather. The bitter cold has turned these people into strong, tough soldiers, capable of fighting in any weather.
The Gottemark politics are fairly stable for an Eastern nation, the king is said to be competent, and kind to the people, despite being borderline mad. The aristocracy has shown a level of distaste for him, since he was born to an upper middle class merchant family, and often partakes in the management and maintainence of his personal estate, but their dislike only goes as far as sly and harsh remarks, for they fear the public and military who are loyal to the throne.
Map of Settlement and Fortress Locations here!
Image gallery show casing the soldiers of the army of Gottemark!
Please note the lack of hats for some in the screenshots is a glitch that was fixed. Everything is a WIP always in development with us.