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Albia, sometimes called Old Albia, was a region of Terra during the Age of Strife. Bordering Northern Atlan and known for its ancient warlike Clans, the regions of Albia consisted of towering soot-blackened castram-cities. Albia is known to have clashed frequently with the Panpacific Empire under the rule of the Unspeakable King and were aided by the forces of the Emperor. However the Albians refused to kneel before the Emperor and met his Thunder Warriors with their own proto-dreadnoughts and armored ironside soldiers. In battle after battle, the Albians managed to hold back the Emperor's forces but only at staggering cost for the defenders.[1]

Admitting the martial temper and indomitable spirit of his foe, the Emperor called a ceasefire and sought a diplomatic solution. The Emperor appeared before the Albian Clan Lords unarmed and clothed in white and crimson, speaking of his vision of a unified mankind. He offered them glory among the stars and redemption. To the shock of many, the warlords of Albia, seeing the Emperor as different from past tyrants, accepted terms and soon became one of the most zealous supporters of unification.[1]

Working with the Emperor, the Ironside Clans of Albia provided some of the original recruits to the Death Guard, Night Lords, and Iron Hands.[1]

Trivia

Albia was the Roman name for the River Elbe, likely indicating that the Terran state of Albia was located within Central Europe.

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