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Revision as of 02:45, 28 August 2014

Barony of Rosewood
—  Barony, municipality  —
Nickname(s): Rosewood
Established 19 February 2013
 - Baroness Kara, Baroness Rosewood
 - Total 4

The Barony of Rosewood or Rosewood is the capital of the Kingdom of Überstadt and a subdivision of the Duchy of Edmount. It was declared as such on 19 February 2013 by King Adam's first royal decree. Rosewood is home to all residential citizens of Überstadt, with a population of four. It is the political and economic capital of Überstadt.


Rosewood's name is derived from multiple sources, all relating to the barony's foliage. Roses were raised in the Residency's front garden for many years until their relatively recent removal. Despite the digging up of the plants' roots, two volunteer rose bushes have grown in their place. Besides the presence of actual roses, Rosewood gained its name in part due to the rich shades of red that the leaves of the western trees turn in the autumn.


Rosewood shares the early history of the other parts of Überstadt, having originally been settled by White loggers in the nineteenth century. The land on which Rosewood sits was once part of an airstrip used during World War II. The Royal Residency was built during either the 1950s or 1960s in the wake of the postwar baby boom. It was purchased by King Adam's expectant parents in 1994, and has been the monarch's home since. The grounds of the house have been supplemented over the years by assorted gardens and outbuildings, and the Residency itself was expanded over several years during the 2000s to its present size and layout.


Rosewood is located three and a half miles east of Puget Sound and within the climatic convergent zone of the northern sound, which makes it prone to overcast, and often wet, weather. East of the Residency, native trees and shrubs rise prominently above the grass, but the western zone is vegetated by introduced ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as by extensive mossy growth among the grass. The royal gardens are also found to the west. The northern and eastern borders are bound by fences, while the southern and western borders are not obstructed in any way.


Because the entirety of Rosewood's permanent population consists of the Royal Family, the barony is not very diverse. All residents of Rosewood are descended primarily from Germanic peoples and speak English as their native language. Half the population also speaks Spanish with varying degrees of competence. In terms of religion, all residents are Latter-day Saints. All residents are adults under Überstadti law; under international standards, one is still a child.


Rosewood is the economic center of Überstadt. All three of the public cooperatives are headquartered there. Western Rosewood is the heart of Überstadti agriculture, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. All native handicrafts are also produced in Rosewood, usually inside the Royal Residency. As the commercial center of the country, almost all shipments into and out of Überstadt pass through the capital.

Points of interest

A number of important Überstadti sites are located in Rosewood. The Chambers of Parliament are in the public area of the Royal Residency. It is here that Parliament and the Cabinet meet. The Independence Spire, erected on the nation's third anniversary, is in the eastern part of the barony. On the opposite side is the site where King Adam was crowned in 2011.