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« on: 15 December 2009, 11:51:45 »

OK so I was having a hard time imagining how big our world is in "real" terms.  How far apart are these cities?  How many amazing beasts could fit into this little area.  Can all these tribes really fit and still have such diverse cultures?  etc. etc.

So I did an overlay of a few Santharian areas onto my beloved country (and one of Middle Earth).  What I discoverd is that Santharia is pretty big.  Especially if you are traversing it on foot or horseback.  This is good to know as we develop more and more stuff.  Hope you find it useful.
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« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2009, 12:14:46 »

Awesome! Thanks for the comparisons, Seeker! :D
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« Reply #2 on: 15 December 2009, 20:40:36 »

A good idea, Seeker! And now for Europe, please!

Maybe I should add something like this to my distances thread as well, and if only for the development forum. Maybe if I add them with an external link, they are not really on the site..

And finish it for the non-Santharian areas also!

PS: If you need to take distances, take them from the Manthria map, the other might not be valid/precise  anymore.

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« Reply #3 on: 15 December 2009, 23:44:07 »

Is Nybelmar really that small? !
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« Reply #4 on: 15 December 2009, 23:46:08 »

Yep. It is about the 1/3 of the size of Sarvonia, even when looking at the maps directly and not the US comparison. It just doesn't have the length the main continent has.
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« Reply #5 on: 15 December 2009, 23:53:33 »

Wow...looking at that, I can see the Mists region alone is larger than most of the individual New England states!  speechless
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« Reply #6 on: 16 December 2009, 00:15:54 »

Yeah, Nybelmar is about 2500 by 1500 km (strals)

In comparison, South Sarvonia is about 1200 by 2500 (not that much smaller, but rotated 90 degrees)

and North Sarvonia is.. well.. friggin HUGE :P (I estimate it to be about 2,5 times larger than its southern half.
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« Reply #7 on: 16 December 2009, 00:17:17 »

But of course, i'm open to the idea of enlarging Nybelmar a bit, if you all think it's to small :P
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« Reply #8 on: 16 December 2009, 00:48:42 »

No Mira, not with me! If you send me some cookies though, I might do a greater error bar and trim the size in your requested direction ;)  buck
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« Reply #9 on: 16 December 2009, 01:35:01 »

*points at his ongoing Nybelmar Map project* I could just double the scale on the new map  evil
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« Reply #10 on: 16 December 2009, 02:12:31 »

Pah, more pixels, but not more strals!  :P
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« Reply #11 on: 16 December 2009, 03:20:57 »

Wow- thankyou, seeker :) That's really incredibly useful. Now, I knew santharia was big but I've got to admit I didn't picture it being that big speechless Having a brain tuned to the european scale of things, where france seems huge, and all :D
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« Reply #12 on: 16 December 2009, 04:00:14 »

I meanth altering the numbers on the scale stick Talia.. gods know i dont need more pixels than i already have..
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« Reply #13 on: 21 December 2009, 00:37:34 »

oh dear... OH dear... Oh DEAR... OH DEAR!








*this ruins everything*

All those tribes cannot possibly fit into that space. I need to cut the ones we mentioned down to one third - and that is being generous.






*signs himself up for a meditation retreat somewhere far far away*

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« Reply #14 on: 21 December 2009, 00:39:44 »

I don't suppose I could say, due to its closeness to the Void, it takes longer to walk within the continent than to sail around it, thus accounting for the sizes shown on the maps? :D
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