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Thyatian Hinterlands (Exarchate of)
Location: Continent of Davania, Jungle Coast region. DV
Area: Approx. 92,315 sq. mi. (239,095 sq. km.). Total area gained from annexations in AC 1017 have yet to be tallied accurately.
Population: 206,000 (31,500 in Raven Scarp, 36,300 living in scattered Thyatian villages and towns, roughly 36,700 Milenian refugees settled in Davania Superior and Inferior, 101,500 Thyatianised Hinterlanders scattered throughout jungles, unknown number living deep in the wilderness).
Languages: Thyatian (official), Thratian. Some Milenian dialects spoken as well.
Coinage: Thyatian Standard: emperor (5 gp), lucin (gp), justiciar (ep), asterius (sp), denarius (cp).
Taxes: 20/25% income tax collected quarterly (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.
Government Type: Exarchate, member of the Thyatian Empire.
Industries: Agriculture (primarily fruits and grains), cattle, mining, sheep, war.
Important Figures: Leilah ben Nadir (Exarcha).
Flora and Fauna: The Thyatian Hinterlands are rife with jungle flora of every sort. One can find here almost any specimen imaginable, from mangroves along the coasts, to cypress, olive, banyan, and sequoia trees inland. In the jungles themselves, the vegetation overhead forms a complete canopy, so that very little grows at ground level save for creepers, shrubs, fungus, and so on. In areas where there is no cover of foliage, tall grasses predominate. Scattered among these plants are the more fantastic forms of plant life, from grab grass in open lands, to amber lotus flowers, archer bushes, strangle vines, and whip weeds in the forest.
In terms of animal life, the Hinterlands are likewise endowed. The jungles hold all manner of beasts, including apes, tigers, snakes, wild boars, rodents, and birds of every sort. Likewise, the open areas have gazelles, lions, aurochs, zebras, and other animals. The more fantastic creatures include displacer beasts, blink dogs, chimerae, centaurs, harpies, and even black and green dragons deep in the interior.
Further reading: Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.
Last Year's Events: General Leilah ben Nadir is Exarcha of Davania Superior, the coastal territory lying west of River Torion. Other Hinterlands territories include Davania Inferior (east of the River Torion), the Barony of Fiorenza, the Barony of Cittanova, the Territory of Torionensis, and the Territory of Thratia. The new lands conquered during the failed Hinterlander invasion of AC 1017 have been added to Thratia.