Re: Historical population of Genertela
This is correct. Greg and I worked out how quickly various poulation groups would double in population given a number of variables (Theyalans, hostile neighbors, room to grow, etc). Growth slowed after about 100 or 150 as the easiest good land was already claimed.
> On 12/29/2012 1:42 AM, Stephen Tempest wrote:
> > Of course, a 2% growth rate will not be sustainable indefinitely;
> > there will be wars, plagues and famines reducing the rate or even
> > turning it negative for a while. But just after the Dawn, when
> > Glorantha is almost empty and waiting for people to fill it up, an
> > even higher rate might be sustained.
> The Dawn Age Figures in History of the Heortling Peoples give the
> following growth rates (assuming 125 years of growth)
> Berenethtelli: 1.67%
> Forosvuli: 1.62%
> Infithetelli: 1.62%
> Liornvuli: 1.67%
> StravulI: 1.44% - lost a war with the Liornvuli.
> Koroltes: 1.65%
> Orgovaltes: 1.60%
> Garanvuli: 1.30% - living tough at the edge of the Print.
> Penentelli: 1.62%
> Vanch: 1.34% - tough living near Alkoth.
> Sylila: 1.11% - tough living near Alkoth.
> Esrolia: 1.64%
> Assuming a shorter growth period (ie a century) and the highest growth
> rate is on the order of 2.1%. I assume the growth rates will decline
> after another century or two as the easiest land has been developed and
> the wars begin.
> --Peter Metcalfe
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