|Location||Old World, Empire of Man, Averland|
|Allegiance||Averland Elector Count (vacant)|
|Industry||Regional trade, cattle|
Heideck is an Imperial town located at the crossroads of the Old Dwarf Road just before reaching the capital of Averheim. Built as a way station at the height of the Dwarf Empire, Heideck was in ruins when humans first occupied the area in the first millenium. It has since become an important crossroad for traffic from the Upper Reik via Agbeiten and from Black Fire Pass to Averheim and vice versa. A solid, if dull place, it has a cattle market for those who do not want to go all the way to Averheim. Scholars come to Heideck to examine the remaining Dwarf ruins, and treasure seekers often visit to find the way into lost Dwarf catacombs, reportedly sealed long ago and filled with riches. Whether these catacombs exist, the Heideckers make a fair bit of coin selling "authentic" maps to credulous visitors.
Like Averheim, control of Heideck is contested by several elements. Local politicians and bailiffs work to realise the greater schemes of nobles, merchants and idealists and radicals. Some believe that Heideck will sell its support in return for a Charter of Independence, whilst others think the town will remain loyal to the Leitdorf family.
- Sigmar's Heirs (2nd Edition) -- pg. 46.