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Buhrohur (County of)

Location: Southeastern continent of Brun, along the southern range of the Altan Tepes Mountains, east of Biazzan and south of Ylaruam. OW

Area: 4,368 sq. mi. (11,315 sq. km.).

Population: 30,900 including the town of Makrast (pop. 5,200). About 90% dwarven.

Languages: Thyatian (Hattian dialect), Dwarvish (Buhrohur 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 (principally subterranean), mining, metallurgy, gem-cutting.

Important Figures: Gilla Blyskarats (Countess), Thadrik Karstone (High Priest), Wagton Blyskarats (General).

Flora and Fauna: Pine trees and aspens in the Southern Altan Tepes Mountains. Herds of sheep, 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. Pegasi, griffons, rocs, ruby, gold, and white dragons in the mountains.

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.