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Septentriona (Province of)

Location: Northern half of the Shadow Coast, west of the great escarpment on the Isle of Dawn. SD

Area: 95,775 sq. mi. (248,055 sq. km.).

Population: 25,800 including the capital of Rialtos (pop. 2,600) and the town of Laticea (pop. 2,100).

Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect, Redstone dialect also 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, logging, mining.

Important Figures: Deitica Baralius (Governor-General).

Flora and Fauna: Septentriona has the usual sorts of the normal animals and plants found for lands of its climate and weather. The black dust desert is known to be the home of several sorts of dragons, and evil fairies plague the dark forests along the southern coasts.

Further Reading: M5 Talons of Night, Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.