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Canium (Barony of)

Location: Continent of Brun, Isle of the Dogs, about 120 miles southeast of Oceansend. NW

Area: Approximately 5,000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km.); there has been no official mapping of the islands that compose the barony as of yet.

Population: 1,500.

Languages: Thyatian.

Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (5 gp), 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: Barony. Member of the Thyatian Empire

Industries: Trade, fishing.

Important Figures: Honorine Canolokarius (Baron).

Flora and Fauna: Standard for its northern climate. The county is also home to a large population of wild dogs-that the Thyatians hope to tame-from which the island takes its name.

Further Reading: CM1 Test of the Warlords.

Last Year's Events: The Thyatians established the Barony of Canium on the Isle of the Dogs, in order to expand their influence, mostly through economic dominance, in the Norwold region. The barony successfully repelled an attack by Ersenbal, and its presence was acknowledged by the Heldannic Knights and Alpha, and by the petty dominions near Oceansend. The barony began a process of establishing trade agreements with several regional dominions, small and large, and of influencing others.