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Hattias (Duchy of)

Location: Large island off the southeastern corner of the continent of Brun, south of the city of Thyatis, east of Minrothad. OW

Area: 12,980 sq. mi. (33,620 sq. km.).

Population: 420,000 including the city of Hattias (pop. 31,500) and the towns of Port Hatti (pop. 10,500), Vinton (pop. 5,300), Pilion (pop. 10,500), and Gray Bay (pop. 7,900) and Fort Southpoint (pop. 1,300). Population change due to emigration of Hattians to Heldannic lands and re-settlement of Milenian refugees from Davania, as well as some Thyatians from elsewhere within the empire.

Languages: Thyatian (Hattian dialect), dialects of Milenian spoken as well..

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: Agriculture, ale & beer, animals (especially sheep & goats), crafts, fishing, oil, privateering, trade, wine, wool.

Important Figures: Thyarius Palykratidius (Duke,), Eugenos (Lord).

Flora and Fauna: Mulberry trees (for sericulture), grape vines, olive trees, cedar, peach, pear, orange, and cherry fruit trees in cultivated orchards. Herds of cattle, sheep, horses, goats, swine, and mules. Bees kept for honey. Bears, boars, centaurs, lycanthropes, mountain lions, foxes, dryads, wolves, unicorns and goblinoids can be found in the wilds of the empire.

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

Last Year's Events: New roads and an academy were the outward signs of the improvements in Hattias, though the assimilation of the Milenians does not always go without prejudice in Hattias.