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Alphas'ar (Kingdom of)

Location: Center of the floating continent of Alphatia, between Blackheart and Shiye-Lawr in the east, Foresthome and Bettellyn in the west, and Vertiloch in the south. HW

Area: 111,239 sq. mi. (288,110 sq. km.).

Population: 72,000, including Andaire (pop. 35,000).

Languages: Alphatian (Vertilian dialect).

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp). Alphas'ar mints the imperial standard only.

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher. Slaves are counted as the property of the owner and the product of their labour is taxed as income for the owner. Additional taxes include duties on parchments and writing materials. Under discussion also is a property tax, but for now this has been put off to encourage people to move here to settle the kingdom.

Government Type: Monarchy under the direct rule of the empress, member of the Alphatian Empire.

Industries: Logging, military, government sinecures, fur trading.

Important Figures: Eriadna (Queen).

Flora and Fauna: See Alphatia.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.