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2014-05-19 03:36:00 PM  
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Well, you know, since this is another world in a different universe there Could be a terrible miscalculation of scale.
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2014-05-19 12:53:16 PM  
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//too high
2014-05-19 07:32:51 PM  
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imgod2u: Doc Batarang: To The Escape Zeppelin!: onzmadi: is it just me or does that seem impossibly large for the size of westeros i mean mostly people just walked i mean only merchants and nobles have horses.
it would take forever to walk from one end to the other.

If it's anything like real history people without horses aren't traveling anywhere. I believe that the average travel speed on horse is 21 miles a day. So it takes 142 days to travel 3000 miles at a leisurely pace and a lot less with a dedicated relay system. Its a huge area but with a centrally located capitol and a lot of local authority that's not an unreasonable administrative area to govern.

In real history, people walked everywhere. It's a persistent myth that has no basis in reality, even in medieval Europe and Asia.

What I actually don't believe is that Westros has a population of 42 million. In the 10th century, the population of Earth was around 310 million and nearly every inhabitable place already had people there. It doesn't seem plausible that even a land area the size of the US could have about 14% of the total population, especially if the weather at northern latitudes is cyclically super screwy ("winter is coming"). There should have been a decrease in population during the last "winter" cycle, and I contend that the total global population of this planet should overall be smaller than Earth's at the same level of social complexity.

I thought I read some place that they weren't on a planet per se. How one can have an atmosphere with no planetary body is largely attributed to "magic". But I think it's implied that there's only Westeros and the eastern lands and nothing beyond that.


What, are they the serious part of Discworld?
2014-05-19 06:24:04 PM  
1 votes:
I don't follow the show, so I must assume this is what's on the other side of the wall.

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2014-05-19 05:56:36 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-05-19 05:46:15 PM  
1 votes:

Doogles4221: To The Escape Zeppelin!: onzmadi: is it just me or does that seem impossibly large for the size of westeros i mean mostly people just walked i mean only merchants and nobles have horses.
it would take forever to walk from one end to the other.

If it's anything like real history people without horses aren't traveling anywhere. I believe that the average travel speed on horse is 21 miles a day. So it takes 142 days to travel 3000 miles at a leisurely pace and a lot less with a dedicated relay system. Its a huge area but with a centrally located capitol and a lot of local authority that's not an unreasonable administrative area to govern.

Time can be hard to tell from the books, but it did take multiple months to travel from Winterfell to King's Landing during the first book


To me it felt like it took Arya a damn decade to get where she was going
2014-05-19 04:36:46 PM  
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MurphyMurphy:  How many giants did egypt have?

All of them.
2014-05-19 01:35:56 PM  
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2014-05-19 01:23:12 PM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: //too high


All in all I agree
 
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