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Carytion (County of)

Location: Island off the southeastern coast of the continent of Brun, south of Tel Akbir, east of Lucinius. OW

Area: 2,160 sq. mi. (5,595 sq. km.).

Population: 31,500 including the town of Torion (pop. 1,500) and Carytion Naval Fort (pop. 1,300).

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, crafts, fishing, oil, tourism, wool.

Important Figures: Coltius Torion (Count), Theodorus Metopatius (Fort Commander), Callistita Cataoloia (Magist), Bessarine Hydrosius (Prelate).

Flora and Fauna: Mulberry trees (for sericulture), grape vines, olive trees, date palms, cedar, peach, pear, orange, and cherry fruit trees in cultivated orchards. Herds of cattle, sheep, horses, goats, and mules. Bees kept for honey. Bears, boars, centaurs, foxes, dryads, wolves, and unicorns. Pegasi, griffons, rocs, ruby, gold, and white dragons as well as other aerial mounts are sometimes seen at the various estates.

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

Last Year's Events: A colonisation effort was undertaken to bring this county's population to the standard of mainland Thyatian counties.