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Meridia (Province of)

Location: Southwestern coast of Isle of Dawn. SD

Area: 82,160 sq. mi. (212,795 sq. km.), plus Caerdwicca, which is technically considered part of the province.

Population: 3,100, plus Caerdwicca, which is technically considered part of the province.

Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect), Alphatian (Hillvale dialect). An ancient dialect of Ochalean is spoken in some areas of the province.

Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (pp), lucin (gp), justiciar (ep), asterius (sp), denarius (cp). Alphatian Standard also very common: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp).

Taxes: 25% income tax collected quarterly on the aristocracy, nobility, and wealthy; 20% 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, fishing, trade (in general; each dominion of the province might have a few extra industries as will be noted in their description).

Important Figures: Valerion Recebarius (Provincial Legate).

Flora and Fauna: The Provincia Meridia consists largely of sparsely inhabited grasslands in the west, and unsettled forests in the north. The hilly regions to the south of the province are rich with mineral ores, and are a hotly contested area between the settlers in Meridia and those of the County of Furmenglaive to the south. Wild horses roam the grasslands, as well as the usual chickens, goats, pigs, and other sorts of animals. The dark forests are rife with monsters and evil fairy creatures.

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.