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Mositius (Duchy of)
Location: Island off the southeastern coast of the continent of Brun, east of Hattias, south of Carytion. OW
Area: 1,232 sq. mi. (3,190 sq. km.).
Population: 20,900 including the town of Argevin (pop. 8,400).
Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect), Elvish (Vyalia dialect).
Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (pp), lucin (gp), justiciar (ep), asterius (sp), denarius (cp).
Taxes: 20% income tax collected quarterly on the aristocracy, nobility, and wealthy; 15% 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: Light agriculture, fishing, oil, magic, tourism, trade, wine.
Important Figures: Triella Tien-Tang (Duchess), Allatine Proavistes (Lord), Frederick Beckman (Provost Marshal), Dong Luc-Thu (Priest).
Flora and Fauna: Grape vines, olive trees, date palms, cedar, peach, pear, orange, and cherry fruit trees in cultivated orchards. Bees kept for honey. Pegasi, griffons, rocs, ruby, gold, and white dragons as well as other aerial mounts are sometimes found as mounts for tourists. Merrow, dolphins, and other aquatic life off the coasts.
Further Reading: Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, DDA1 Arena of Thyatis, DDA2 Legions of Thyatis, previous almanacs.
Last Year's Events: None to report.