Hoenheim, the “City in the Sky” is the capital city of the Kingdom of Altaria. It isn’t truly know how old it truly is, but its roots stretch as far back as the Kingdom itself. It was formally known as the floating city because it was built atop lake Hoenheim. Thanks to technological advances and the unfettered ambition of King Edgar Von Elric, the city has since taken flight. Literally.
Hoenheim is constantly in a state of metamorphosis, It boasts the best of every aspect of Altarian society. It is the center of government, learning, and art. Hoenheim is the center of everything. Poverty, crime, and even illness have virtually been eliminated. There is some question as to how exactly this happened, but most just take their existence as it is. Much credit is given both to the Altarian Royal Guard, who are charged with both the security of the Royal family and the security of the city at large.