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Stonewall (Kingdom of)

Location: Ledge wedged between the Kerothar Mountain Range and the eastern central rim of the floating continent of Alphatia, south of Limn and north of Stoutfellow. HW

Area: 15,963 sq. mi. (41,345 sq. km.). This area does not include lands seized in Arkan or northern Haven.

Population: 1,080,000 including Draco (pop. 405,000), Rustus (pop. 11,200), and Tarazif (pop. 9,000). Many Stonewallers have left the country to flee the famine (many have died from it), mainly to settle fertile areas of Arkan and northern Haven. Also, a good portion of the army is currently abroad, in Arkan and Haven, though it is still included in the figure for Stonewall.

Languages: Alphatian (Dracos dialect)

Coinage: Alphatian Standard: crown (gp), mirror (sp), judge (cp). Stonewall mints no other coins.

Taxes: 15% income tax on everyone of servant status or higher. Slaves are counted as the property of the owner and the product of their labour is taxed as income for the owner.

Government Type: Monarchy, member of the Alphatian Empire.

Industries: Military.

Important Figures: Koblan Dracodon (King).

Flora and Fauna: See Alphatia.

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

Last Year's Events: Though a few other kingdoms delayed Stonewall's efforts by their interventions, diplomacy worked out-despite the bias toward the commoner kingdom-and Stonewall seized control of enough agricultural lands in Arkan that should relieve the famine. Several powerful aristocrats or kingdoms vehemently opposed the Stonewallers, like the Havenites blaming them for all the problems that arose in their kingdom-up to the point where they started arresting refugees that had peacefully or not-so-peacefully settled in Haven, some of them driven out of Stonewall due to the famine; of course Stonewall did not plan on standing by idly while Haven was mistreating its subjects in exile, so they invaded northern Haven, officially to protect them.