Re: City Outline & Neighbourhoods - Sketch Map

From: Jonathan Quaife <jonathan.quaife_at_...>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 00:36:56 -0000

I'm with you on the mines.... but do feel that a client farming population, in the valleys outside of the defensible parts, should still be a factor. These would explain a large population figure for the city while at the same time make absolutely no difference to the practicable defensible size of the bit we're all discussing here. IMO Gloranthan cities can often be a bit too small....



I don't think Whitewall was reoccupied for any reason other than its defensibility. Hendreik and the early Hendreiki kings took up residence at Whitewall after the Gbaji Wars, but then abandoned it because of it inaccessibility. Centuries later Hardrand the Green relocated the Volsaxi capital to Whitewall during his war with the Pharaoh and King ***** of Heortland (I really ought to name the guy). Whitewall is extremely defensible, but economically useless.

Let's not have mines or other economically valuable reasons to be there - its a big, easily defended, fortified but barren rock. You'd never locate there for any reason other than defensibility. That's why it keep getting abandoned.

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      In message <001e01c40b96$1270d180$29ac32d2_at_vinga> "John Hughes" writes:

>> I think that most of Whitewall is empty space and rock.
Prior to 1617,

>> I think it had a population of about 1200. It may have
actually picked

>> up some population during the civil war - in part because it
is such a

>> safe refuge and in part because Broyan is gathering warriors.
>The spooky thing is, both the UW Heortland map and the DP:LOT
map specify it

>as 5-10,000 souls. In this case I simply can't believe the
figures, unless

>someone can tell me what possible economy sustains that many
people in an

>isolated and rugged locale.

      Mining for some rare mineral? If those mines are a royal monopoly the

      king could well site his court nearby and so traders would concentrate


      Donald Oddy

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