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KILDORKAK (Dwarven Barony of)
Location: Continent of Brun, north of Oceansend. NW
Area: 498 sq. mi. (1,290 sq. km.).
Population: 2,500 dwarves.
Languages: Dwarvish (Kildorkak dialect).
Coinage: Gems or barter commonly used.
Taxes: 30% income tax collected yearly. 20% tithe to the Heldannic Knights collected every four months.
Government Type: Barony (formally allied with the Heldannic Territories, maintains a clanmaster, although his actions are overseen by an Heldannic Governor).
Industries: Mining, crafting (gems, silver and gold).
Important Figures: Gard Rocktooth (Clanmaster), Niddrow (Forge Keeper), Hölger Scholz (Heldannic Overseer).
Flora and Fauna: The mountains north of Oceansend are home to many mountain felines, including intelligent ones such as rakasta. Other wildlife includes bears, moose and ibexes, the latter especially found at higher heights. Yeti, sasquatches and snow apes can also be found, as well as cave dwellers such as ropers, hulkers and giant spiders. Other monstrous beings that can be found in this region include the occasional white dragon, some mountain giants, and dragonnes. Plants are abundant in the valleys and foothills of the Icereach, but the soil becomes barren beyond 7,200' of altitude, with only scrubs and thorn bushes resisting the chilly winds and the colder atmosphere.
Further Reading: CM1 Test of the Warlords, previous almanacs.
No description this year. [Adik and Arcadius provided us with basic dominion information, but no insight-watch for more next year. Ed.]