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Redstone (County of)

Location: Western spur in the center of the Isle of Dawn, adjacent to Westrourke and West Portage. SD

Area: 57,864 sq. mi. (149,670 sq. km.).

Population: 62,000 including 26,000 in and around Redstone Castle.

Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect and Redstone dialect are both common), Alphatian (Hillvale dialect).

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 (grains, vegetables), trade, military concerns, sheep, pigs.

Important Figures: Anaxibius Torion (Count), Stefania Torion (Countess).

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

Last Year's Events: None to report.