Base Name: The Palace of Opferstein
Base Creator: @BBBadger
Opferstein is a German-speaking microstate in Alpine Central Europe. The principality is a monarchy headed by either a Golden King or Golden Queen - a title that has been passed down from parent to child since the founding of the country in 1918, shortly after the end of World War I.
Prior to the rise of German fascism in 1933, the county put in place a series of magical barriers to keep anyone from entering or leaving. And all through the second World War, the country remained silent to both sides.
While the barrier remains in place today, a small contingent of government officials have left the micro-nation to negotiate trade deals. While much of the nation still remains a mystery, those few who have seen it have claimed it's a rich nation with happy citizens. Of course, those with a magical bent also whisper of dark magics corrupting the sealed land.
Can You Enter?
The palace is still under renovations but you are absolutely welcome to drop by, ICly or OOCly. The kingdom has recently opened up the palace to visitors (though, only the palace at this point).
Just know that while I haven't placed IC guards, they are around and very observant. So, no destroying the palace, no fighting in the palace, and absolutely no stealing. If you DO want to do any of these things, you have to ask @BBBadgerfirst.
Interesting Facts About the Opferstein
Opferstein is currently controlled by the Golden Queen and her King (Both NPCs). The country has a Princess and Prince. The Prince is in line to take control of the throne once the Queen passes.
Opferstein citizens all use a tattoos imbued with magic in order to enhance themselves in some way. Actual wizards who are able to cast spells free of these tattoos are rare and in high demand. What fuels their magic? They claim minerals but don't go into specifics.
Opferstein citizens all have no pupils. They claim this is a genetic mutation past down from their founders, but that seems rather unlikely given the short amount of time that the country has been around. This odd "mutation" doesn't seem to affect the actual eyesight of the citizens.
Opferstein's mystical barriers have been breached prior to them reaching out to the world. The Rikti were able to apply enough force to disrupt one of their 'War Walls' during the Rikti War. This has been repaired but some whisper that this has caused some hidden passages to remain open so people can enter and exit Opferstein undetected.
Opferstein is currently applying to be part of NATO. They are also looking to open up trade talks with most major powers of the world including both the US and Etoile. The country's main export seems to be their tech-magic hybrid inventions.
Only a handful of Opferstein officials are currently allowed to leave the country. This would be their ambassadors and their guards. Each of these individuals wear heavy purifying artifacts on their person at all times. They claim it's for religious reasons.