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West Portage (Barony of)
Location: Western half of the neck of the Isle of Dawn. SD
Area: 9,977 sq. mi. (25,840 sq. km.).
Population: 10,300, including 5,200 at the capital of West Portage.
Languages: Thyatian (Thyatian dialect official, Redstone dialect also common), Alphatian (Hillvale dialect), Thothian.
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: Trade, especially portage of goods from West Portage to East Portage.
Important Figures: Jules Docerius (Captain of the Garrison), Periandra Docerius (Baroness).
Flora and Fauna: Due to its proximity to the Great Escarpment, all manner of creature types may be found wandering into the barony.
Further Reading: M5 Talons of Night, Dawn of the Emperors boxed set, previous almanacs.
Last Year's Events: None to report.