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Rockhome (Kingdom of)

Location: East of Darokin and Aengmor, south of Ethengar, west of the Northern Reaches and northwest of Ylaruam. OW

Area: 41,140 sq. mi. (106,555 sq. km.).

Population: 989,500 dwarves (population is down from many recent wars), plus a very few humans who have been permitted to stay.

Languages: Dwarvish (Rockhome dialect), Thyatian (which many dwarves learn during their trade dealings with the outside world).

Coinage: Sun (10 gp), trader (gp), moon (10 sp), star (sp), stone (cp).

Taxes: Annual (Kaldmont 1) 100% income tax collected by clan, which is then redistributed by the clan head according to need and productivity. Roughly 35% of the collected sum is paid as taxes to the king. Foreigners have a 5% sale tax on all goods purchased in Rockhome, as well as a 25% income tax on all wages earned in Rockhome.

Government Type: Monarchy, heavily influenced by clan leaders.

Industries: Mining (precious metals and iron), metalworking, stoneworking, crafts.

Important Figures: Everast XVI (King).

Flora and Fauna: Wild horses, deer, mountain lions, wolves, and yetis. Rampaging goblinoids found throughout Rockhome in recent years have been mostly killed or driven out, though the occasional small tribe or marauding band can still make travel unsafe.

Pine forests seem to be the only type of forest that can make a living in the area.

Further Reading: GAZ6 The Dwarves of Rockhome, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: The Rockhome dwarves were furious to learn that the much-despised Modrigswerg were active in the Northern Reaches, where they were trying, with some success, to be recognised as legitimate jarls. Rockhome sent a force to Vestland and Soderfjord to put an end to it, but the Modrigswerg were expecting such a move and were ready, and they crushed Rockhome's advanced force.