The Last Hurrah
(Typical English Translation: The People’s Sorcerers)
Long before Germany was united politically, the Germanic people, stretching from the melting pot of Schleswig-Holstein to the southern reaches of Austria, were united in their beliefs. They shared stories, and so they shared their protectors. They have gone through many guises, The Holy Praetorian Guard, Der Schwarzwald Jaegeren, Die Wilde Jagd. Political strife between the many states ebbed and flowed, but they never disrupted the working of these brave men and women, in their silent guardianship. However, since German unification, they have settled into the form of the Volkzauberen, with the German segment dominant over the Austrian.
German nationalism has forged something strong and proud in its defenders, empowered by the great figures of their folk and fairy tales, not the gods of the ancient tribes. You are far more likely to find a champion of Siegfried or Snow White than Wotan or Frigg. Still in their traditional home, hidden behind layers of magic, somewhere in the impenetrable heart of the Black Forest, they maintain the safety of their people, Das Volk.