Having read through both the Empire and Vampire Count army books and poured over the tales of the vampire wars and their aftermath I find myself struggling to believe that the armies of Stirland, the outwardly poor province that absorbed Sylvania after the death of Mannfred, do much to protect the denizens of their inherited state. As evidence I would quote the following passage from the 7th ed. Empire army book, pg. 13:
"Though ostensibly part of Stirland, Sylvania is, in reality, an abandoned province..."
So what of Sylvania's people? If the many horrific events in the timeline on pages 30-31 of the same army book can stand as a witness, it is evident that if nothing else the people of the Empire are stubborn and difficult to eradicate. We therefore know that some foolish people live there, but by what means do they defend themselves from the terrors that lurk in the woods?
It is my hope that the army to be built in this log will answer this very question. Tomorrow evening I will have much to share, but for now; a parting image:
Until tomorrow, gentlemen.