Talabecland is named for the Nature-God, Taal, and as it lies at the heart of the Empire, so it also forms the centre of the Great Forest, which stretches from Kislev to Altdorf. Because of this, it is one of the most sparsely populated provinces in the Empire. Its settlements are mostly spaced along the River Talabec at its northern border and the River Stir at its south. Every citizen of Talabecland is an adept woodsman, and because of that, its armies are perhaps the best in the Empire at operating within the confines of the deep forests of the Old World.