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Terentias (Grand Duchy of)
Location: Island off the southern coast of Thyatis, south of Kerendas and north of Minrothad. OW
Area: 520 sq. mi. (1,345 sq. km.).
Population: 31,200 (60% human, 40% elven, some hin) including the town of Crossbones (pop. 6,200).
Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect), Elvish (Meditor/Verdier 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: Light agriculture, crafts, fishing, oil, magic, privateering, shipbuilding, trade.
Important Figures: Derentarius (Archduke), Vaanes Ornogorius (Commodore), Phoebammon (Magist), Zemarchus Raetelarius (Priest).
Flora and Fauna: Mulberry trees (for sericulture), grape vines, cedar, teak and mahogany cultivated for woodwork, sheep and goats. Bees kept for honey. Sea creatures off the shores of the island.
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.