Other World Kingdom

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Other World Kingdom

Flag of OWK
Flag
Coat of arms of OWK
Coat of arms
Motto: Women over men
Anthem: OWK Anthem/State Hymn
StatusCurrent as an Internet club (no longer has its former landed estate)
CapitalBlack City[1]
Official languagesCzech/English[2]
Ethnic groups
European/American
Organizational structureAbsolute monarchy/Matriarchy
Based on BDSM and Male Sexual slavery
• Queen
Patricia I
Establishment
• Declared
June 1, 1996
Purported currencyDOM

The Other World Kingdom (frequently abbreviated OWK) is a large, commercial BDSM and femdom facility, resort, and micronation, which opened in 1996 using the buildings and grounds of a 16th-century chateau located in the municipality of Černá in Žďár nad Sázavou District, Czech Republic.[3] Although not recognized by any other country, it maintains its own currency, passports, police force, courts, state flag and state hymn.[1]

History[edit]

The Other World Kingdom was officially founded on June 1, 1996,[1] and was open to visitors by the spring of 1997, after two years of construction costing £2 million.[3]

It provides a dominance and submission environment of a size and consistency not available at any other facility in the world.[4]

The land and buildings were offered for sale in 2008 with an asking price of eight million euros.[5][6] The sale particulars suggested the property was suitable for use as a hotel, restaurant, residence, or old people's home.[7] As of 2016, it was still for sale.[8] As of 2020 the OWK still owns the building [9] and organizes regular events at the property.[10]

Government[edit]

The OWK styles itself as a matriarchy, where women rule. It also has strong BDSM and female dominance themes. The state's goal "is to get as many male creatures under the unlimited rule of Superior Women on as much territory as possible."[1] The OWK had always billed itself as a state; it is, however, a private for profit enterprise with no connection to, nor sanctioning by, any recognized sovereign state.

The OWK is supposedly ruled by Queen Patricia I, an absolute monarch whose coronation took place on May 30 and 31, 1997.[4][11] She was able to amend laws and other legal issues. Her other roles include "Sublime Supreme Administrator" ("supervision over all activities within the Area and the Office of the Supreme Administrator"), "Sublime Administrator of the Treasury" (Financial issues) and of the Queen's court and the Queen's guard.[1][12]

Below the Queen was a series of different classes. The first was the "Sublime Ladies" or "Ladies citizens," who form the Kingdom's nobility. To become a citizen, a woman had to fulfill certain criteria. These were:

  • The woman must have reached the age of consent.
  • The ownership of at least one male slave.
  • Obeying the principles and laws of the OWK.
  • Sending an application for citizenship.
  • Spending at least five nights in the Area of Queen's Palace.[1][13]

The next class was the Queen's subjects. These were men who followed OWK law, obey the Queen and pay her taxes, but have some rights such as "freedom to travel, own property and deal with such property, have children, change employment, enterprise and state his opinion." The lowest class is the "Slave" class. This was a male class who had forfeited all rights, were property of the Queen or Sublime Ladies and were considered to be "on the level of a normal farm animal".[1]

Facilities[edit]

Other World Kingdom
Micronation
Other World Kingdom is located in Czech Republic
Other World Kingdom
Other World Kingdom
Former location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°25′25″N 15°51′43″E / 49.42361°N 15.86194°E / 49.42361; 15.86194Coordinates: 49°25′25″N 15°51′43″E / 49.42361°N 15.86194°E / 49.42361; 15.86194

The site is 3 hectares (7.4 acres) in area, with several buildings, and a 250-meter (820 ft) oval track, small lake and grassed lawns. The main building was the Queen's Palace, which was the residence of the monarch, and contains a banqueting hall, library, throne room, torture chamber, schoolroom, gym, and extensive basement prison, the cells of which could be hired. Additional visitor accommodation is provided in the Long House, including the Countess Elizabeth Báthory Chambers complete with two torture chambers. This building also contains a swimming pool, pub, restaurant, and the Wanda Nightclub. The outdoor facilities are supplemented by a sawdust-covered indoor riding hall and stables.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Exit to Eden - Anne Rice's novel describing a fictional BDSM resort
  • Story of O - featuring the chateau of Roissy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Who We Are". Other World Kingdom. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  2. ^ Queen Patricia I (2001-09-25). "Founding Charter of the OWK". Other World Kingdom. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  3. ^ a b "Kingdom Come". Skin Two 23. 1997. pp. 18–19.
  4. ^ a b c "Back in the OWK". Skin Two 43. 2003. pp. 76–78.
  5. ^ "Another World for sale for two million". Hospodářské noviny. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  6. ^ Petr Weikert (8 September 2008). ""Jiný svět" je na prodej za dvě stě milionů" ["Another World" is for sale at two hundred million]. Hospodářské Noviny (in Czech). Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Castle complex nearby Prague". Glo-Con Castles. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  8. ^ "Dominy a otroci opustili sadomasochistický zámek. Zůstal nahnutý kříž" [Dominas and slaves left the sadomachist château]. iDNES.cz (in Czech). 14 March 2016. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  9. ^ "Informace o pozemku" [Information about the property]. Czech State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre (in Czech). 2020-09-15.
  10. ^ "Events". Other World Kingdom. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  11. ^ Hay, Mark (2015-03-25). "Welcome to the Other World". Good Worldwide. Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  12. ^ "Queen's Court". Other World Kingdom. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  13. ^ "Sublime Lady Citizens of the OWK". Other World Kingdom. Retrieved 2008-03-08.

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