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GREENSPUR (Kingdom of)

Location: Southwest spur of the floating continent of Alphatia, west of Arogansa. HW

Area: 90,787 sq. mi. (235,140 sq. km.).

Population: 565,000, including Eagret (pop. 90,000). [Population figures are tentative, pending census. Ed.]

Languages: Alphatian (Eagren dialect).

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp). Greenspur mints platinum staters and electrum spurs as well.

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. Fees are also imposed on the purchase of arms and armour (though these taxes are waived for soldiers serving in the kingdom's or empire's forces) and excise fees on agricultural exports.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of the Alphatian Empire.

Industries: Agriculture, military.

Important Figures: Sildreth II (King).

Flora and Fauna: See Alphatia.

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

Description by Zweibelterm.

One of the embodiments of Alphatia's might, Greenspur's capital of Eagret is home to the largest skyship base in the entire world. Greenspur cleaves close to Alphatian traditions-while the warriors serving Alphatia are treated justly according to their due, they are still kept at hand and not allowed to get above their station as in benighted Stonewall. Greenspur thus achieves the proper balance of things, keeping to the laws and maintaining the natural order and not losing the appropriate distinction between respected servants and the master-classes. Greenspur can thus serve as an example for places like Stonewall that have nearly Thyatianised, and be a model for a successful and prosperous kingdom, while these other places are just hives of teeming and hungry rabble. Greenspur's lands resemble its other fine features, consisting as they do of fertile lowlands, gently rolling hills, and pleasant forests and glades. The fertility of the land is brought to fruition on the plantations by diligent and obedient slaves and servants. This kingdom and its capital of Eagret are one of the true showcases of Alphatia.

A note to travellers destined for Greenspur. Every inhabitant and visitor must carry identification papers indicating their name, location of residence, current job, and (for guest-papers) duration of visit. The kingdom's guards and security forces can demand that these papers be produced at any time (though they usually only do so when they believe something untoward is happening). So be sure to keep your papers on you at all times during your stay here.

Don't Miss

The imperial skyship base at Eagret. Though for obvious reasons of national security, especially to prevent additional skyjacking attempts, access to the base itself is limited, one can still get a good view of it from afar. There you shall see the manifest might of Alphatia, the rows of ships under construction or maintenance in the docks. If you are fortunate, you shall see one or two flying aloft, sailing the very skies.