Thursday, January 26, 2017

Populations and land mass size.

This is to give a general idea of my working population sizes.

Pre-breaking, the population was about 70 million individual humanoids (including individual Dromite drones)

As the war heated up and conflict erupted, this number began to decline, but mostly amongst the human population. By the time that the Zynese King proclaimed himself God-Emperor, the population was approximately 60 million.

As the breaking occurred, the population of Dwarves and Ophiduans are ravaged by the hungering and the tsunami. The number of dromite drones crashed to approximately 10%.

Humans in the Duchies were ravaged hardest by war and the shockwave of the comet, the Imperium was decimated by the Rotting, and Northire was conquered in part and made uninhabitable by the volcano.

With the loss of farmland in northire, Technocticlan, Dorial, Zynos and the Duchies, food shortages quickly struck. Famine lasted a generation for humanity before new methods of farming could be trialled.

75 years after the breaking, the continental population was around 35 million individuals. now, 212 years after the breaking, the population is around 45 million again, as population growth has been slow to recover.

Of those 45 million, a rough estimate is:

55% human (24.75 million)
12% Elven ( million)
10% Hobgoblin (5.4 million)
8% Dwarven  (3.6 million)
7% Ophiduan (3.15 million)
5% Maenad (2.25 million)
2% Dromite (0.9 Million
1% Goblin and blue (0.45 Million)

Elans number in the thousands and are covered under Human as they appear human to the casual observer.

With this population, I have had to come up with a rough size for the continent too, to ensure that these numbers work.

Map dimensions: 55cm x 32cm

Scale 1cm = 40 miles

Landmass: 2.816 million square miles.

With a denser population than some other settings, this means that the settlement size descriptions are adjusted below.

Settlement size descriptions:

Settlement TypePopulation Range
ThorpeFewer than 100
Small town30001-10000
Large town10001–30000
Small city30001-100000
Large city100001–250000
MetropolisMore than 250000

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