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Kendach (County of)
Location: Centre of the neck of the Isle of Dawn, between East and West Portage.
Area: 6,285 sq. mi. (26,278 sq. km.).
Population: 40,000, including 5,000 in the capital of Kendach.
Languages: Thyatian (Redstone dialect), Alphatian (Hillvale dialect).
Coinage: Emperor (5 gp), lucin (gp), asterius (sp), denarius (cp). Alphatian coins are also very common: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).
Taxes: 25% income tax collected quarterly (Va. 1, Ya. 1, Fy. 3, and Ei. 1). Thyatians abroad must still pay their taxes. 5% imperial sales tax on all goods except food and clothing.
Government Type: Dominion under the jurisdiction of the Empire of Thyatis.
Industries: Agriculture, trade (especially portage of goods from West Portage to East Portage).
Important Figures: Marie Kendach (Countess, human, female, F9).
Flora and Fauna: This Thyatian provinces has the normal animals and plants found for lands of their climate and weather (which are too numerous to all list here).
Further Reading: Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.
Description by Demetius Vannopolus.
This small county is located at the neck of the Isle of Dawn, roughly southeast of West Portage. The settled part of Kendach is mainly fertile farmlands. The southern edge of the county is in fact dominated by marshy wetlands where goblinoids and bandits are known to make their camps. Kendach has always been heavily defended, generally against the Alphatians but lately patrols have increased in the south, to deter raids by the creatures of the Great Escarpment. The fortifications are in top condition, and the town has centred its industry on entertaining the military and provisioning tradesmen and travellers on the Crossdawn Road. The citadel of Kendach itself is a large, imposing structure, second on the isle only to Redstone in size and strength.
As a frontier county, Kendach suffered heavily during the Great War. The arrival of thousands of colonists from the mainland has replaced these losses and more. The town bustles with new life and enterprise. Contrary to previous inaccurate reports, the Kendach plateau still falls under the jurisdiction of the countess, but is unsettled. Some in town think there might be minerals worth developing in the plateau, but no one has done a full geological survey yet.