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Arogansa (Kingdom of)

Location: Southern central rim of the floating continent of Alphatia, south of Theranderol, west of Greenspur and east of Eadrin. HW

Area: 139,666 sq. mi. (361,735 sq. km.). The flooded lowlands of Eadrin (and to some extent Arogansa) are now know as Lake Deipan, belonging to Arogansa.

Population: 140,500, including Bluenose (pop. 46,300).

Languages: Alphatian (Arogansan dialect).

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp). Arogansa also mints platinum argers worth 50 gp each and electrum porpoises (ep).

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. Hospitality industries catering to tourists have additional taxes-lodging taxes per diem are imposed, as are meal taxes at restaurants. These are low as a percentage of the total cost, but due to the volume of tourism used to bring in much revenue. With tourism sluggish lately, the revenue has declined, and the queen is said to be interested in finding means of making up the shortfall.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of the Alphatian Empire.

Industries: Agriculture, tourism, exploitation of magic.

Important Figures: Detteria Scarback (Queen).

Flora and Fauna: See Alphatia.

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

Last Year's Events: The invasion of Eadrin appeared to head toward a long drawn-out affair, until a group of Arogansan wizards led by former Queen of Randel Junna diverted the Thera River and flooded the conquered lowlands. The "lake" turned out to be quite different from what they expected though-more like a dirty swamp than a sandy-shored vacation spot.