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The Domain and Realms National Site

"There's magick in believing..."

The Imperial District of Fantasia

Named after the city of Fantasia from "the Neverending Story", Fantasia is the Imperial District of the Domain and Realms. 

Once located in - and doing double duty as Royal District for - the Realm of Snowdonia in the first years of the Domain (occupying the counties of Baraga, Houghton, Keewenaw, and a section of Marquette), it became the Royal District for the Realm of Sil Magra after the Troubles of 2004, before being permanently set in Ireland: occupying the Irish Counties of Dublin, Meath, and Louth, in 2005. It is from Fantasia and the permanent High Court of Caer RivenMyst that ur-Lord ShadowDarkFyre sets the seat of guardianship and rule of the Domain.

With the permanent setting of the High Court and Imperial District, the Imperial Rule has become much like the Irish High Kings of old, in that they often travelled the kingdoms, returning to the capital periodically. It is in this way that the ur-Lord conducts his rule: residing with his family in the Realm of the Dells. Since the first visit to the High Court in December of 2005, Lord Shadow returned ten years later in 2015. More frequent visits to Caer RivenMyst and the Temple Bar Stronghold are planned in the future. 

Places of Interest, Power, and Enchantment

Dublin Castle

Set at the confluence of the Rivers Liffey and Poddle, there has always been a fortification of some sort set at the Black Pool that gives the city and castle their name. (Dubh Linn - Black Pool - Dublin) The circular Castle Gardens, with its Celtic knotwork design set into the 

lawn, sets above the Black Pool itself,... or at least where it once sat. It, and the Poddle run under the streets of Dublin and under the castle, before emptying into the Liffey.

The Hill of Tara (Irish: Teamhair or Cnoc na Teamhrach)[2] is a hill and ancient ceremonial and burial site near Skryne in County Meath, Ireland. According to tradition, it was the inauguration place and seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and it also appears in Irish mythology. 

Tara consists of numerous monuments and earthworks—from the Neolithic to the Iron Age—including a  passage tomb(the "Mound of the Hostages"), burial mounds, round enclosures, a standing stone (believed to be the Lia Fáil or "Stone of Destiny"), and a ceremonial avenue. There is also a church and graveyard on the hill.

Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú[1] or Brú na Bóinne)[2] is a  prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne.[3] It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

The site consists of a large circular mound with an inner stone passageway and chambers. Human bones and possible grave goods or votive offerings were found in these chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front, made mostly of white quartz cobblestones, and it is ringed by engraved kerbstones. Many of the larger stones of Newgrange are covered in megalithic art. The mound is also ringed by a stone circle. Some of the material that makes up the monument came from as far away as the Mournes and Wicklow Mountains. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it is believed that it had religious significance. Its entrance is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice, when sunlight shines through a 'roofbox' located above the passage entrance and floods the inner chamber

It is the most famous monument within the Neolithic Brú na Bóinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many smaller archaeological sites such as henges, mounds and standing stones situated in the .75 km between Newgrange and the Boyne.[8] Newgrange consists of approximately 200,000 tonnes of rock and other materials. It is 85 metres (279 ft) wide at its widest point.[9]

After its initial use, Newgrange was sealed for several millennia. It continued to feature in Irish mythology and folklore, in which it is said to be a dwelling of the deities, particularly The Dagda and his son Aengus.

Full Name: The Imperial and Independant District of Fantasia

Demonym: Fantasian

Population(current): 1

Ruler: ShadowDarkFyre Erebus Olorin Arthur Pendragon Daeron the LordVengeance, ur-Lord

Flag: the Darkness and the Light Reborn - A tricolor flag: the top stripe representing Darkness and the mysteries & truths within, the bottom stripe representing the Light and the mysteries & truths without, and the middle stripe representing the Shadows and the mingling of both the Darkness and the Light. The Binary in the center representing Fantasia, I.D. and its stance as guardian of the Domain.

Anthem: "Awake and Alive", by Skillet

High Court: Caer RivenMyst(Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland)

Imperial Home: the Temple Bar Stronghold