Throal

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Bonhumm
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Throal

Post by Bonhumm » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:43 pm

Hello.

I've gone through the Throal book and there is still a few details that eludes me, specifically about the (physical) size of it.

First, for clarity purposes, when I refer to 'the map', I mean the Throal map at page 98 of the Third Edition Throal book.

1- Does anybody know if there is canon data on how far the Mines are from the Gates?
  • The book seems to imply that people from the Dahnat are working daily in the Mines and/or Crystal Greenhouses which would mean that the distance is 'walkable' on a daily basis.
but
  • When looking at the relative size of the inner cities that would mean that they walk the equivalent of about 6-8 'inner cities' both ways, every day.
I also seem to remember that the 'introduction quest' to the game module 'Burning Desires' was to escort something from Bartertown and Oshane and that it took a couple of days at least (of juts walking).


2- I'm a bit unsure of the difference of colors (light grey versus deep-grey) of the map between the 'south' and 'north' of it. I originally though that it meant that the light-grey area was the original kaer while the deep-grey had only been excavated later once they begun the creation of the inner cities but then... the Greenhouses and the Mines are WAY past that zone and existed before/during the Scourge so that would mean this area 'existed' at that time too (minus the inner cities) so are the passages in the 'deep-grey' area also part of the Halls of Throal (i.e. inhabited) or are they just mostly empty road linking the inner cities?


Any thoughts?

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Re: Throal

Post by Belenus » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Bonhumm wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:43 pm
  • The book seems to imply that people from the Dahnat are working daily in the Mines and/or Crystal Greenhouses which would mean that the distance is 'walkable' on a daily basis.
but
  • When looking at the relative size of the inner cities that would mean that they walk the equivalent of about 6-8 'inner cities' both ways, every day.
I'd guess they work shifts. Meaning they work and sleep in the mines for lets say a week and then change shift with other people while they have a week free to go home. Something like that ^^

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Re: Throal

Post by feston » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Thanks for the clarification!

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