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This is due in large part to the fact that the province is very difficult to tax. The lord of Fareht has found it impossible to levy an effective merchant’s tax because merchants coming to the kingdom from foreign lands usually only stop in Telac Dai instead of Tadin because of the lower cost of landing at a smaller port, thus the slightest increase in costs could destroy the mercantile income for the region. He has been unable to levy an effective farmer’s tax because of the drastic difference between the yields of the farmers inside and outside the marshes.
Ultimately this leaves the power of the province on the lower side. However, the ruling house of the region, the Garin family, is fairly well respected due to their very old ties to many of the other families in the region. Queen Selessai Tisid is actually of this family, but is believed by many to be on very poor terms with her relatives as she has done very little as queen to help them grow in power in the kingdom. This creates an odd sort of situation in which the city of Fareht and its governed region are generally not spoken of as a great and powerful part of the country by merchants and the common folk, but among nobility a great deal of weight is put behind the movements of its ruling family.