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EADRIN (Kingdom of)

Location: Southeast rim of the floating continent of Alphatia, wedged between Arogansa in the west and Randel in the north. HW

Area: 49,883 sq. mi. (129,195 sq. km.).

Population: 90,000, including Archpoint (pop. 15,000). [Population figures are tentative, pending census. Ed.]

Languages: Alphatian (Arogansan dialect).

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher. Slaves are counted as the property of the owner and the product of their labour is taxed as income for the owner. Additional taxes include a lodging tax, though it is lower than that found in Arogansa.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of the Alphatian Empire.

Industries: Agriculture (especially grain), tourism.

Important Figures: Idon II (King).

Flora and Fauna: See Alphatia.

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

Description by Zweibelterm.

Eadrin is what happens when an elf is selected to do an Alphatian's job. The result is a kingdom that is nothing more than a pale imitation of the splendour and success of Arogansa. Everything is like Arogansa, only not quite as much, and even the plantations are not as well kept. Even the food is bland and mediocre (yes, I did taste it once, and learned from that experience not to let it pass my palate again!). As a result of this deficiency in quality, Eadrin has to cater to wealthy but unsophisticated common rabble. It's a nice enough place for such people I suppose, more even than they deserve. But people of true taste and refinement will pass Eadrin by, and stick with Arogansa. The inhabitants of Eadrin seem to sense their inferiority by comparison with Arogansa, and there is disaffection from them, and an effort to try and surpass them. But it remains the case that what can be found in Eadrin can be found in superior form in Arogansa. Therefore, I shall not waste any further space on this poseur-kingdom.

Note that the capital's name used to be Archport, but the king changed it recently as there is no longer a sea for it to serve as a port of. Archpoint thus more accurately describes its present condition, as a point sticking out over the void. [I've always found Eadrin to be a likeable place. It lacks the luxury of Arogansa, but then it also lacks the extreme attitudes of Arogansa's aristocracy and harsh treatment of the commoners, which has often kept me away from Arogansa as I found myself unable to close my eyes to the hardships that the lower classes were subjected to there and which then ruined the time I spent there. Eadrin has less luxury and the landscapes aren't as beautiful as in Arogansa, but in my eyes that has always been a strength here, as the landscape wasn't as manipulated or engineered as in Arogansa, which gives it a much more realistic feel and natural beauty. Eadrin is really quite a beautiful place in its own right, and I've always had a better time there than in Arogansa myself (and their food really isn't as bad as Zweibelterm suggests). Most foreigners would find Eadrin a nice place to visit, I think. Aritmanes.]