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Caerdwicca (Barony of)

Location: Southern coast of the Isle of Dawn, southwest of the Great Escarpment, north of Aegos. SD

Area: 17,459 sq. mi. (45,220 sq. km.).

Population: 5,200, including 1,600 in the town of Caerdwick; about twice that if you count the numerous pirates that answered the baron's call last year, and are anchored at the town of Caerdwick or elsewhere in the barony.

Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian and Redstone dialects both common), Alphatian (Hillvale dialect), Klantyre (among the McRhomaag clan members).

Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (pp), lucin (gp), justiciar (ep), asterius (sp), denarius (cp). Alphatian Standard also very common: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).

Taxes: 25% income tax collected quarterly on the aristocracy, nobility, and wealthy; 20% 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, part of the Province of Meridia, member of the Thyatian Empire.

Industries: Agriculture, trade, piracy.

Important Figures: Uthgaard McRhomaag (Baron).

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.