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Horken (Kingdom of)

Location: Bellissaria, west of southern Skothar, southeast of Aquas. AS

Area: 103,258 sq. mi. (267,438 sq. km.).

Population: 31,000 (5,200 in Horken).

Language: Alphatian (Bellissarian dialect).

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

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher, and an import/export tax of 2% on magical items and components, and 1% on all other goods (Naycese kingdoms, Karameikos and Thyatis excluded). 10% of tax revenue goes to the Naycese treasury, and an additional 10% is spent on military forces in the name of the confederation.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of Nayce.

Industries: Agriculture, shipbuilding.

Important Figures: Villiun (King).

Flora and Fauna: The grasslands common to northern Bellissaria can be found here. To the south the land has more hills and the far south contains mountains of the Surkarian Mountain Range. Most creatures found in Bellissaria can naturally also be found here, though the chance to meet beings summoned by magic, though still possible, is not great, since Horken has relatively few spellcasters. Other animals and plants are fairly common for the type of land.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.