Monday, May 7, 2012

Eh? How much did you say?

I found these imaginary measuring systems on my computer, dating back to 1998.  I'm not sure I published them on earlier Mystara forums.  I thought some of you might get a kick out of that stuff!

RW1/RW2: these are Real World equivalents, one being metric, the other Anglo-Saxon. Use either one or the other. RW1 and RW2 are not meant to be conversions of each other.  For that matter, many of the units expressed here are highly approximate and listed essentially for color.

Darokin*
Nithia
Milenia
Ochalea*
Renardy
Rockhome
RW1
RW2
Point

Poil Speck
1 mm
1/18 in
Line
Kondylos Fēn Griffe Fragment
5 mm
½ in
Digit
Dactylos Cùn Doigt Piece
1 cm
1 in
Palm Choryos Hemipodion
Patte Chisel
10 cm
6 in
Foot

Podos

Chǐ Botte Mallet
30 cm
1 ft
Elbow Cubit Pygme
Queue Hammer
50 cm
18 in
Step
Hema
Petit Pas Maul
75 cm
2 ft
Pace Theb Metron 1/2 Bù Grand Pas Ledge
1 m
1 yd
Run Khet

Stadion

30 Zhàng Trotte Shaft
100 m
100 yd
March
Hippicon 2 large Borne Tunnel
1 km
1 mile
League
Skoinos
Lieue Chasm
5 km
3 miles
Patch

1/6 Lí Perche Divot
1 m2
1 sq.yd.
Plot Set
2/3 Fēn Arpent Cave
100 m2
100 sq.yd.
Tract
Stremma Shí Piece Hill
1 ha
2 acres
Knight’s Fee
Khilioi Qǐng Terroir Range
1 km2
1 sq.mi.
Dominion**


Domaine Clan Hold
188 km2
73 sq.mi.
Grain
Calc Obole Grain
0.05 g
1 grain
Scruple
Gramma 2 Fēn Denier Pinch
1 g
15 grains
Ounce Kedet Drachma 1/2 Liǎng Once Pellet
25 g
1 oz
Quarter Deben Tetradrachm 2 Liǎng Marc Pebble
100 g
4 oz
Pound Sep Mna Jīn Livre Stone
500 g
1 lb
Talent Talent” Talanton 2 Dàn Quintal Block
25 kg
50 lbs
Burden


Fardeau Boulder
250 kg
500 lbs
Thimble
Cochliarion 1/10 Gě Poisson Drop
1 cl
1 fl.oz.
Goblet Henu Xeste 5 Gě Chopine Hornful
50 cl
1 pt
Carafe Khar Litra Shēng Pinte Helmful
1 L
1 qt
Urn Hekat Konge
Velte Crockful
4 L
1 gal
Keg Artaba Amphora 2 Dǒu Tonnelet Kegful
20 L
5 gal
Hogshead
Baryos 5 Dàn Tonneau Barrelful
500 L
125 gal


(*) Darokin's standard includes the Shires, Ierendi, Minrothad Guilds, Heldannic Territories, and parts of Glantri. Likewise, Wendar's standards includes most elven communities of the Known World. Rockhome's includes dwarves (and gnomes.)  Ochalea would also be in use in the Ethengar Khanates.

(**) A dominion is equal to an eight-mile wide hex in game terms.

There's more. . .

Darokin*
Thyatis
Torreón
Ylaruam
Wendar
RW1
RW2
Point Puncta Punto
Point
Needle
1 mm
1/18 in
Line Linea Línea Chabba Thorn
5 mm
½ in
Digit Digitus Pulgada Assbaa Petal
1 cm
1 in
Palm Palma Palmo Cabda Bloom
10 cm
6 in
Foot Pes Pié
Foot
Leaf
30 cm
1 ft
Elbow Cubitus Codo Deraga Stem
50 cm
18 in
Step Passus Vara Kathoua Vine
75 cm
2 ft
Pace Gradus Paso Cassaba Branch
1 m
1 yd
Run Stadium 15 Cuerdas
Cavalcade
Flight
100 m
100 yd
March Mile-Passum Milla Parasang Path
1 km
1 mile
League Schoenus Legua Marhala Trail
5 km
3 miles
Patch Pes Estadal Cassaba Shade
1 m2
1 sq.yd.
Plot Scrupulus
Khedem Grove
100 m2
100 sq.yd.
Tract Actus 2 Aranzadas Feddan Forest
1 ha
2 acres
Knight’s Fee Heredium Caballeria Krak Woodland
1 km2
1 sq.mi.
Dominion** Centuria Dominio Wahat Clan Hold
188 km2
73 sq.mi.
Grain Obolus
Kambeh Thought
0.05 g
1 grain
Scruple Scrupulus Ochavillo Hebbeh Sigh
1 g
15 grains
Ounce Uncia Ochavo Dirhem Acorn
25 g
1 oz
Quarter Quadrans Cuartillo Wukiyeh Fruit
100 g
4 oz
Pound Libra
Minah Basket
500 g
1 lb
Talent Talentum 2 Cuartillas Kikkar Log
25 kg
50 lbs
Burden Onus ½ Fanega Heml Tree
250 kg
500 lbs
Thimble Hemina Copa Hadd Tear
1 cl
1 fl.oz.
Goblet Scyphus Cuartillo Sip Ripple
50 cl
1 pt
Carafe Urceus ½ Azumbre Drink Wave
1 L
1 qt
Urn Urna Cuartilla Waterskin Pool
4 L
1 gal
Keg Amphora Cántara Bahr Stream
20 L
5 gal
Hogshead Dolium Bota Birket River
500 L
125 gal