THE ROYAL TREASURY
Each turn you will receive a summary of the balance in your royal treasury.
Wealth produced in provinces under your control as well as wealth obtained by
other means, such as raiding and trade will automatically be added to your
balance each turn. Likewise, all expenses incurred while maintaining armies
and commanding various actions will automatically be subtracted. The assets
in your treasury are rated according to the Standard Scale. This rating is
defined by comparison to the average wealth for a kingdom of similar size.
As an aid to rulers in overseeing the economic destiny of their kingdoms we have added two economic breakdown graphs to the "Affairs of State" section of each Kingdom Report. The first graph displays the current treasury level as of the end of the current turn versus the treasury level as of the end of the previous turn. This graph is to give players a handle on the proportional change of their treasury over the course of the most recent turn. The second graph displays the revenues versus expenses of your kingdom over the course of the previous turn. This graph, in combination with the itemized listings of revenues and expenses below the display, is intended to provide players with an accounting for the proportional change in their treasury as displayed by the treasury graph. The treasury graph and the revenue vs. expense graph are displayed in different units from one another, so a small drop in treasury will show up as a large column of expenses.
When interpreting these graphs it is important to keep in mind that during
war seasons your kingdom expenses will always be much greater than your
revenues. Provinces provide no revenue except tax during winter, summer, and
spring war seasons. During fall war seasons each province also provides the
kingdom with a harvest. Even during fall war seasons, however, kingdom
expenses will usually far outstrip revenues. Peace Years are the real time of