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Aeria (Kingdom of)

Location: Island in the Alatian Islands chain, southeast of the Isle of Dawn, northeast of Aegos. SD

Area: 49,384 sq. mi. (127,905 sq. km.).

Population: 17,300, including 10,100 in Feather Fall (includes 5,000 students), 650 in Anumoneh, 450 in Rabestah, 400 in Tephtah, 300 in Tephotepneh.

Languages: Alphatian (Alatian dialect, with some other dialects among the students). Thothian also spoken in some villages.

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher, plus a 5% tax on the wages of Aeria's wizards and an import/export tax of 2% on magical items and components, and 1% on all other goods (Naycese kingdoms, Karameikos and Thyatis excluded). 10% of tax revenue goes to the Naycese treasury, and an additional 10% is spent on military forces in the name of the confederation.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of the Nayce.

Industries: Agriculture and teaching of magic.

Important Figures: Aiklin (King, General and Headmaster of the University).

Flora and Fauna: The island has normal animals and plants found for lands of tropical plains, hills and forest (which are too numerous to all list here). Most of Aeria is wilderness, and almost any type of monster can be found here due to the presence of the university and the more recent escape of monsters from Gaity, plus many exotic herbs grown for use by the school.

Further Reading: Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.