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Meriander (Kingdom of)

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

Area: 92,034 sq. mi. (238,368 sq. km.).

Population: 103,000 (15,500 in Alchemos).

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, alchemy, education.

Important Figures: Hubertek (King and General).

Flora and Fauna: As with all Bellissarian kingdoms, there are no indigenous monsters, most animal life being brought in from elsewhere. Of course the presence of the mages in Alchemos may warrant more unusual creatures due to summoning and creation magics.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.