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Biazzan (County of)

Location: Southeastern corner of the continent of Brun, along the southern range of the Altan Tepes Mountains, north of Kerendas, south of Ylaruam. OW

Area: 7,392 sq. mi. (19,145 sq. km.).

Population: 31,200 including the city of Biazzan (pop. 15,600; 90% human, 5% elven, 3% dwarves, 2% hin), Fort Nicos (pop. 1,300).

Languages: Thyatian (Kerendan dialect).

Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (pp), lucin (gp), justiciar (ep), asterius (sp), denarius (cp).

Taxes: 20% income tax collected quarterly on the aristocracy, nobility, and wealthy; 15% income tax collected quarterly on everyone else (Va. 1, Ya. 1, Fy. 3, and Ei. 1). Thyatians abroad must still pay their taxes. Expensive and magical items are also taxed 25% of their worth. 10% imperial commercia sales tax on all goods except food, clothing, and fixed assets; levied on imports, rebated on exports. Tax on slave owning equal to 50% of the slave's value annually. Property tax levied based on quality of land, roughly 6% of its value annually.

Government Type: Dominion, member of the Thyatian Empire.

Industries: Light agriculture, crafts, scholarship, silk, spices (including tea), trade.

Important Figures: Babrak Biazzan (Count), Gallia Biazzan (Countess), Himerius Biazzan (Heir), Batzas Daphavkarius (Prelate), Damianus Hermongenes (Magist).

Flora and Fauna: Mulberry trees (for sericulture), grape vines, olive trees, date palms, cedar, peach, pear, orange, and cherry fruit trees in cultivated orchards, maple, birch, and oak trees, pine and aspens in the Southern Altan Tepes Mountains. Herds of cattle, sheep, horses, goats, and mules. Bees kept for honey. Bears, boars, centaurs, lycanthropes, mountain lions, foxes, dryads, wolves, unicorns and goblinoids can be found in the wilds of the empire. Hill giants and ogres in the hills.

Further Reading: Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, DDA1 Arena of Thyatis, DDA2 Legions of Thyatis, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.