As some of you might know, I’ve been at a loss as to how one might explain the “history” and origins of my own Grand Duchy of Stollen (and its enemy the Electorate of Zichenau). What has given me problems is that Stollen et al are located to the northeast of extreme eastern
My rationale for Stollen and Zichenau? Their origins can be traced to the crusades of the Teutonic Knights, during the 1200s, to Christianize the pagan Slavic tribes in the area – the Prussi, Letts, Livs, et al. In the centuries that followed, people from
Hansa merchants from prominent trading centers like Lübeck,
So, there is the nugget of my historical narrative for the Grand Duchy of Stollen campaign. More to follow once I have some time to do a bit more research and thinking about how to "tweak" it. Special thanks to Jeff Hudelson, the man behind Saxe-Bearstein, for his assistance!