The Empty Waste
Travel time and Map Scale
The maps as provided are based on a 20 square mile per square. So from the top to bottom of the square is 20 miles and diagonally is roughly 28.28 miles.
Desert travel creates several difficulties. First, there are no roads. For the purposes of travel times, we will consider two types of desert. Primarily sandy deserts are similar to difficult terrain. There is no path and the sand is hard to walk on. Rocky deserts are easier to walk on, but still no path is readily identifiable. Finally, the heat of the desert requires further rest stops and restricts the travel time.
Each table below is based upon sunny and dry weather conditions.
|Unencumbered Person||Encumbered Person||Unencumbered Horse/Camel||Encumbered Horse/Camel|
|Flat Roads||24 miles||16 miles||40 miles||28 miles|
|Rocky Desert||18 miles||12 miles||30 miles||21 miles|
|Sandy Desert||12 miles||8 miles||20 miles||14 miles|
A camel travels the same distance as a horse but does not fatigue as easily as a horse in the desert.
After the first day, travel times go down slightly.
A wagon can travel 16 miles a day. For this reason, most small towns are about 5-10 miles from the large town, so they can bring their goods in a single day.
In the maps provided, always assume there are good roads from each city to the next within a country. There is a well maintained road between Dunya and Furat with numerous Waystations along the way. Further, all satellite towns are connected to the main town by good roads.
Sample travel times*:
Wildekeep to Celedon – 7 days by horse. 12 by foot.
Wildekeep to Hegelyn – 5 days by horse. 9 by foot
Celedon to Westerholt (Note, the road goes around the hills) – 8 days by horse. 14 by foot.
Westerholt to Southshore – 6 days by horse. 11 by foot.
Celedon to Woodmere – 9 days by horse. 15 by foot. Dunya to Furat – 6 days by horse. 11 by foot.
*All travel times are based on unencumbered travel.