Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Birth of an Imagi-Nation

What follows is the earliest history of the Duchy of Hefeweizenbach.

Hefeweizenbach is part of Greater Bierbauen and in the earliest references it is mentioned as the primary hub of commerce in the larger county of Unterfrappén. Sometime around 1031, Goodenfreud, duke of Unterfrappén, builds a castle on the site. It was destroyed by the emperor's troops when Goodenfreud’s son Goodenfreud the Unhinged rebelled in 1054. He returned to favor and was made duke of Unterfrappén in 1065, and rebuilt castle Hefeweizenbach. He was succeeded as duke by his son Gilbert the Crooked Nose. In 1083, Cube de Bouillon, son of Comte de Boulogne and Gouda of Ardenne, and nephew of Gilbert, inherited the duchy of Unterfrappén. He left no direct heirs upon his death in 1113, and his only brother, Dersquere, died later in 1126. A collateral heir, Lugar, count of Spielmachen, seized Hefeweizenbach in 1128. Bishopric of Dunkelberg retook Hefeweizenbach by force in 1141 following some form of land contract dispute dating back before Lugar, and the emperor confirmed the Dunkelberg rights to Hefeweizenbach in 1155.

Some time during the tumultuous Thirty Years War, Hefeweizenbach became its own ducal rank state within Unterfrappén as the influence of the Bishopric had greatly suffered during this time.

In subsequent study, more recent events in the history of Hefeweizenbach will be examined, including the ongoing animosity with the Principality of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt and the possibility of open conflict with the Grand Duchy of Erdbeerefelder.


  1. Welcome to imaginationhood. may your nation blossom into an extrodinary cosmic force. Huzzah Hefeweizenbach. Es ist ein guten Zeit zu lieben.

  2. Greetings and felicitations from the Reich Duchy of Beerstein....

  3. Mike,

    Welcome to the world of 18th century Imagi-Nations.

    -- Jeff

  4. Greetings from Duke Karl Frederick of Tradgardland and Duke Peter of Saschen-Vindow!

  5. The Presipality of Monte-Cristo, being of a friendly and peaceful natures, welcomes the Duchy of Hefeweizenbach as warmly as the Principality of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt.

  6. Gentlemen, thank you for the warm welcome!


  7. The Hurtshog has been in intermittent exile, but Frankszonia definitely welcomes you into the commerce of nations .... after all, we are a commercial enterprise ourselves!
    May you enjoy some good brats and fine wines.

    L'Comte d'Beauphaup