Bielefeld doesn't exist in a single static location and moves as is needed. It borders Florida, Kentucky, Maine, and Minnesota all at once while still being found in the Sea of Japan, a few miles off the northern shore of South Africa, knocking Germany aside to hump France, and then pretending to be a tropical island. It moves on its own wont and does so with such grace that the inhabitants are completely unaware of the change. If faced with absolute absolute danger, it lifts its skirts and trots even further away. Its current location is between the UK and Denmark.
|Location||Current: Northern Europe|
|Highest elevation||2997 m|
|The Sovereign State of Bielefeld|
|Capital city||Bielefeld City|
|Population||1,349,115 (as of 2014)|
The Sovereign State of BielefeldEdit
The Sovereign State of Bielefeld is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Parliament with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.3 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
Parliament juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bielefeld City. The average income tax rate is 6%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism industries.
The Sovereign State of Bielefeld's national animal is the honey badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion isn't determined, and its currency is the Bielefeld Standard Dollar.The National Government Seat is located Downtown in the Government District. Parliament meets daily to discuss issues.
Primary Members of Parliament
- Prime Minister - Madam Thalia Heiss
- Minister of Law and Order - Mr. John Banks
- Minister of Finance - Mr. Alfred Marquet
- Minister of Defense - Mr. Gregory Hemsig
- Minister of Transportation - Ms. Yvette Main
The City of BielefeldEdit
The City of Bielefeld is a tiny gem which sits on the nation's western coast. The City was constructed after the third Drone invasion devastated the old city (Vaffelhelm) and much of the planet.
The city has its own branch of government which oversees daily administration. The local government facilities and courthouse are in the Government District downtown.
- Mayor of Bielefeld - S. Ivan Kepler
- Chief of Police - Anderson Thompson
- Sheriff - James Braun
Bielefeld is culturally rich. The city boasts many to entertain citizens and tourists alike.
- Six Flags Thunder & Buttons - located near Raptor Lake.
- Blue Bay Water Park - located near Raptor Lake.
- Downtown Aquarium
- Capitol Movie Theatre - downtown. Rocky Horror shown every Tuesday at midnight.
- United Artists Movie-Plex - eastern part of the city.
- Fantazzle - drive-in theatre located on the north end of the city near the airport.
- The Museum of Fine Arts - downtown.
- The Museum of Natural History - downtown.
- Vafflehelm Memorial Museum - downtown. Offers relics, photographs and history of Vafflehelm prior to the Drone invasion which destroyed the city.
- Bielefeld Observatory sits high atop Cerillium hill. It is open to the public but those interested in using the facilities for research must pay for time on the telescope. Run by Tech-Priests (Cer), it also provides the city with accurate weather reports. Tours available on request.
- The Bielefeld Opera House, located Downtown, is one of the most exquisite buildings boasted by the city. The grand lobby greets visitors each night and there aren't any bad seats in the house. The stage is fully modernized and able to support a wide variety of shows.
- Memorial Park at Ocean Point - Located in the Market District, this park is dedicated to all those who have lost their lives during the various disasters and invasions. A memorial wall stands in tribute to all those souls lost during prior invasions. A single tree stands in the very center to commemorate the loss of the Conservators killed in the last invasion. The park also features a massive giraffe statue.
- Point Park - Located at the western corner of Subabsurdus and Main, this park features walking trails, a children's play area, and access to the beach.
- Bielefeld State Park - Located north of the city, this park surrounds Raptor Lake. Campgrounds, picnic areas and cabins are available (in season) through the Department of Parks and Recreation. There is a collection of small bronze statues near the main pavilion, each dedicated to fallen velociraptor clones.
- Lake Pearlelei - This lake is a stunning jewel set amidst a lush forest. Lake Pearlelei doesn't offer camping but there are various meditation spots and prayer gardens dedicated to a variety of pantheons. The lake itself is named after the goddess Pearlelei and a small shrine rests near one shore. A mural is also located in this park: it represents friendship and was the first mural ever drawn by the godling Giovenith upon her arrive in Vafflehelm. The mural once adorned a wall in the old Building on Subabsurdus, and was restored piece by piece from the ruins after the Drone invasion.
- The Bielefeld Zoo has recently completed a fennec exhibit as well as added to their honey badger exhibit. Located downtown (see large circle on the map), it promotes conservation and offers classes for young children.
- University of Bielefeld - downtown.
- Gateway Community College - downtown.
- Strauss High School - Market District.
- Cherry Creek High School - Downtown.
- St. Stephens High School - private Catholic School.
- Warwood Middle School - Market District.
- Evar Middle School - Downtown.
- University of Bielefeld Hospital (UBH) - The world-class faculty of the Hospital of the University of Bielefeld is dedicated to superior care, education and research for a better future. The Hospital is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. It boasts a stellar cardiac care facility and oncology center. Located downtown and with various smaller emergency clinic scattered throughout the city, this hospital is also prepared to handle mass casualties due to invasions.
- Bielefeld Public Library offers a wide variety of services, to include genealogical assistance, a reserved reading room, a collection of rare books and a small children's library. The main library is located downtown however there are branches spread throughout the city.
- Buddhist: The Buddhist Temple is nestled in the Market District not far from Mei Garden.
- Catholic: The heart of the diocese is Saint Evan-Andrew *Cathedral. Located downtown, the Roman Catholic cathedral hosts custom stained glass depicting the life of Christ which was donated by Charumati Thriller after the Drone invasion.
- Chaos: Yes, there's an open-air shrine. It's nothing fancy. That's how they prefer it - understated.
- Hindu: The Hindu Jain Temple, located downtown, was built with a goal of providing a place of worship for all religious beliefs of Indian origin.
- Islamic: The Bielefeld Islamic Institute is located downtown.
- Jewish: The Jewish Synagog is located downtown.
The Ministry of Public Transportation (MoT) provide a variety of options for citizens and visitors alike.
- Larry Foulke International Airport - located north of Bielefeld City.
- Bielefeld Airport - a small airport south of the city, Agricultural District.
- Trains - High speed trains offer convenience to commuters. The main railway station is downtown but there are stations scattered along the line. It covers the outer area of the city before moving on to other parts of the sovereign state.
- Subway - There's also a subway system for local commutes in the inner core. This system mainly covers the market district, downtown district, industrial district and loops through the residential areas. It's restricted to just the city of Bielefeld. There are some tunnels made for defense purposes but those dark areas aren't accessible.
- Bus Lines -In addition, there are buses and cabs.
- Streetcar (Market District only) - The market district has an old-fashioned streetcar that travels back and forth on the main street (no other vehicles are permitted on that coastal road.)
- Privately owned taxi services. Rates may vary.
City History - Major EventsEdit
- 24 April, 2013: Bio/Chem hazards scrubbed. Environment restored. City Planners meet to discuss rebuild. Other nations beginning to send construction materials, etc. (Ideas for structuring in OOC.)
- 26 April, 2013: Construction begins on underground areas; utility, roads, railways mapped out by city planners; supplies begin to arrive in tent city proper. It is decided (OOC) that the city will be modern rather than futuristic.
- 27April, 2013: Underground construction completed. Buildings soon to go up. Military base and airport construction starts.
- 28 April, 2013: Upon the Giraffe Statue and matters of description.
- 14 May, 2013: The Residents return to the Building.