Saturday, June 30, 2012

Comparing Dominion Stats -- Updated July 25th

Now looks like a good time to compare a few dominion stats.  We have six regional provinces whose numbers are available.  Comparing their land areas, populations, armies, and relative wealth may give some idea of the dynamics of their politics.  The use of their lands and how their populations fit within them yield interesting insights.

Settled refers to the amount of land that is more fully inhabited (as opposed to borderland or wilderness).

Urbanization indicates how much of the total population resides in cities, towns, and villages.  The remainder basically work the farms, hunt in the wilderness, etc.

July 25th Update -- Added Statistics from the Realms of Vertiloch, Theranderol, and Arogansa.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dominion Stats -- Haven

At last, after counting many, many, many hexes and re-counting them until I became cross-eyed, here are the statistics for this big, great province.

Aasla's population corresponds to DotE figures, but the overall number for the land is almost twice as high.  Although the map looks busy, more than 60% of the land is wilderness, and another 30% (+) borderland.  Even with a total population density of about 10 people per square mile, we still have more than two million Havenites.  As much population as farmland can support is urban (about 25%).  The good news is that Haven's agriculture is sufficient but, alas, it does not permit exporting much food.  As can be expected, the cost of living in Haven is rather high.  Fortunately, business and industry are healthy, and the political regime remains fairly stable.

Not surprisingly, much of the realm's income originates from road and port duties.  Revenues from urban income taxes rate close second, the vast majority of which can be traced back to the immense and wealthy city of Aasla and its sprawling sea port.  Haven cannot afford to leave this city unprotected, which explains the large military force stationed there, and of course the large share of its navy, including four out of seven 12HD water elementals watching the harbor.  The other three are located at Goltar, Songodir, and Palvaton.