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Imperial Taxation


Taxes were collected during the Month of the Monkey [1] every harvest season, usually a 60% of everything the farmer had produced that year. [2]

Creation Edit

Emperor Hantei Bosai managed to fulfill his father Hantei Ningi's wishes and established a fully organized tax assessment of the entire Empire. [3]

Top to Bottom Edit

Each Clan Champion had a family daimyo, which had several provinces each. In each province was a provincial governor in charge of collecting the taxes and handing them over to the daimyo. There were a bunch of magistrates located in the cities, who in turn collected the taxes and handed them over to the provincial governor of his city's province. [4]

Tax collectors Edit

The tax collector worked on the behest of the Daimyos, who governed the territory given by the Emperor, enforcing his laws and assuring they were obeyed. In exchange, they had gained the right to lax the land they governed. [5] When the Emerald Champion's magistrates brought in the collected taxes, they were counted in the Hub Villages. [6]


  1. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 16
  2. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 29
  3. Sword and Fan, p. 158
  4. GM's Survival Guide, p. 11
  5. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 23
  6. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 235

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