In phase 1.5, a 10% tax will be collected on all resource production (Grain, SPS, and Research) by the local Castles & Keeps. The taxes go towards paying for the infrastructure and shared services provided by the Castles & Keeps in each region. The owners of the Castles & Keeps will have the opportunity to capture a portion of these taxes, and the rest will be burned.
In phase 2, it is planned that players within each region will have the opportunity to contribute resources to upgrade sub-buildings in their local Castles & Keeps which will allow them to reduce the overall tax rate and/or earn some of the income themselves.