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Borydos (Protectorate of)

Location: Island off the southeastern coast of the continent of Brun, east of Mositius, west of the Sea of Dawn. OW

Area: 560 sq. mi. (1,450 sq. km.).

Population: 5,200 including Fort Borydos (pop. 4,100).

Languages: Thyatian (Hattian 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, magic, military, shipbuilding.

Important Figures: Iohannes Angelikos (Curator), Hermann Veseldorf (Commandant), Euphemia Gundesvinda (Sanctifier).

Flora and Fauna: Sea monsters in the surrounding waters.

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.