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Arkan (Kingdom of, a.k.a. Ar)

Location: New Alphatian Sea, then above the Yannivey Islands. AS

Area: 100 sq. mi. (259 sq. km.), plus the 33,920 sq. mi. (87,853 sq. km.) of the Yanniveys.

Population: 51,250 (25,600 in Skyreach), plus 5,000 of the Yanniveys.

Language: Alphatian (Arkan dialect), Elvish (Shiye-Lawr dialect).

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

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher, 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 Nayce.

Industries: Military, air magics, ocean harvesting.

Important Figures: Qissling (King), Qirklin (Prince).

Flora and Fauna: With their aerial nature, the islands of Floating Arkan see an abundance of flying creatures. Dragons, djinn, efreet, air elementals, griffons, hippogriffs, pegasi, and pegataurs are but a few of the more spectacular flying creatures. Other, land-bound creatures include bears, big cats, boars, sheep, and horses. Down on the Yannivey Islands, one can see additional creatures such as wolves. The surrounding waters see the usual bevy of fishes and aquatic predators. With the islands having to fend for themselves more in regards to food, the once lavish gardens, parks, and unused lands have found themselves under the plough. It should also be noted that as with any Alphatian domain, the land may be filled with any sort of summoned, created, or captured monsters.

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

Last Year's Events: Arkan suffered from the financial trouble in Nayce, as it hit Arkan's most famous industry: skyship production.