Welcome to Paradise
Initially founded in the Middle Ages by wandering merchants and gypsies as a safe haven for trade and commerce, Elysia boomed into a sprawling metropolis in the shadows of the mountain ranges both to the north and south. Due to its open policy towards all religions, beliefs, and practices, Elysia became a nation of prosperity in the dark ages of intolerance that followed. Its neighbors in Croatia and Romania were always looking to destroy their smaller and - in their minds - pathetic sister nation.
Several wars came to Elysia's borders despite the mountains overlooking the many villages and towns. However, no matter how numerous the invading army stood, Elysia could not be conquered. Through accepting magic in its national policy of defense, Elysian forces managed to repel and outright obliterate those enemies who sought to undermine their homeland.
Its kings never wanted to fight wars of expansion. It simply endured battles for survival.
These attacks continued well into the modern age, with fascist troops from Nazi-controlled Croatia and Romania making their moves to exterminate the Elysians once and for all. With German engineering available to them, they actually managed to penetrate into Elysian territory by a larger margin than before. However, the king of Elysia at the time - a young Otto von Doom the First - taught them once more the meaning of pain. None were spared in the counterattack.
Jews and other undesirables to the Nazi cause fled to Elysia and were harbored in the island of acceptance in a raging inferno of hatred and intolerance. Millions owed their survival and families to Otto von Doom in these terrible times. These families remember Doom as a kind king who helped their ancestors endure the Holocaust. He is venerated throughout the nation almost like a god, but he refuses to be acknowledged as one. Personally, he finds it beneath him.
Today, Elysia is one of the most technologically-advanced nations on Earth. It boasts a super-soldier project that ensures border safety and maintenance as well as a Doombot armada capable of immediately responding to any threat, potential or otherwise. Combined with an undeniable effective security force, Elysia also boasts a series of powerful force shields developed to withstand any sort of intense bombardment.
Its capital lies in Doomstadt, named after the illustrious House von Doom.