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Sclaras (Protectorate of)

Location: Island off the southeastern corner of the continent of Brun, east of Actius, south of Mositius. OW

Area: 64 sq. mi. (165 sq. km.).

Population: 5,100 (including 250 estate-masters, 1,250 apprentices and family members, 3,100 slaves and servants). Numerous uncounted monsters and creations serve as guards. Population figure is notoriously unreliable when it comes to such servitors.

Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian 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: Specialty agriculture (mostly herbs), crafts, magic.

Important Figures: Demetrion Karagenteropolus (Magist), Triella (Duchess of Mositius), Sarapammon (Magist), Athanasia Romanones (Proctor of the Collegium Arcanum), Philoxenus Scholasticus (Curator of the Great Library), Irene Trenzantenbia Tatriokanita Isaurica (Former Empress), among many others.

Flora and Fauna: Virtually anything can be found here due to the eclectic tastes of the wizards who live here and create menageries according to their tastes.

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.