Penned by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross
Here is subscribed the inquisition of lands as the barons of the king have made inquiry into them...
The population density of , due to factors such as climate, geography, and political environment, is
10 (Barren, Desolate)
15 (Rocky, Chilly)
20 (Cool, Dry; Swampy)
30 (Hilly, Temperate)
40 (Abundant Arable Land)
45 (Fertile, Warm, Idyllic)
persons per km2 .
occupies km2 ( hexes, each km across and roughly km2 in area). Roughly of this is arable land, or km2. The remaining km2 is divided among wilderness, rivers, lakes, and the like.
's population is approximately persons.
residents are isolated or itinerant.
residents live in villages.
residents live in towns.
residents live in cities.
residents live in big cities.
The average distance between villages is km.
The average distance between towns is km.
The average distance between cities (including big cities) is km.
supports head of livestock:
fowl (e.g. chickens, geese, ducks).
dairy and meat animals (e.g. cows, goats, pigs, sheep).
About big cities...
Large population centers of any scale are the result of traffic. Coastlines, navigable rivers and overland trade-routes form a criss-crossing pattern of trade-arteries, and the towns and cities grow along those lines. The larger the artery, the larger the town. And where several large arteries converge, you have a city. Villages are scattered densely through the country between the larger settlements.
The inhabitants of have been building castles for the last years.
There are approximately standing fortifications in .
castles are in active use.
castles are ruined or abandoned.
castles are located in settled areas.
castles are located in remote areas, unsettled areas, or wilderness.
(All numbers are approximate, particularly where ruins and wilderness are concerned.)
A settlement (e.g.
) in with a population of will occupy roughly km2 ( acres).
A settlement this size with
little to no
law enforcement will probably have armed agents of the ruling authority (guardsmen, watchmen, etc.).
This settlement will probably have the following businesses and services available. (A percentage chance is indicated where no certainty exists.)
Revised 2012-08-30 by Brandon Blackmoor
Based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross