Uniforms and Heraldry of the Empire

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Stirland is r ooor orovincc and ttiilald 9thc rusric customs of its pcoplc arc thc targct for snidc commclts

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forcigncrs. Many

of its soldicrs bcar simplc arms and atmour and thcrc arc many rcgimcnts that vear rhc Srirland colours of grccn and ycllow only in a tokcn fashion, thcir garb oficn vcll-vorn

or prtchcd ovcr. In

cootrastsome Srirland noblcs ovcrcompcnsatc rnd cquip thcir soldicrs as lavishly as any city-statc. Thc Banncrof Stirland shovs a skclcton soundinga hunting horn, signifying a call to battlc. Thc skclctol irsclf is a common symbol of thc lands, an cxprcssionof borh thc Stirland battlc cry 'victory or dcaih- and a grim rcmindcr of thc lands of Sylvania.ostcnsibly parr of Srirlard. bur in rcality a dangerousrnd ncar-dcscrtcdprovilcc vhcrc thc dcad notoriously do Dot rcst.

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