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The Domesday Book

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...

Land Mass

The population density of , due to factors such as climate, geography, and political environment, is persons per km.

occupies km ( 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 Universities.

supports head of livestock:
fowl (e.g. chickens, geese, ducks).
dairy and meat animals (e.g. cows, goats, pigs, sheep).

Castles and Fortifications

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.)

Towns and Cities

A settlement (e.g. ) in with a population of will occupy roughly km2 ( acres).

A settlement this size with 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.)

Apothecaries Fishmongers Priests
Bakers Furriers Pursemakers
Barbers Glovemakers Roofers
Bathers Harness-Makers Ropemakers
Beer-Sellers Hatmakers Rugmakers
Blacksmiths Hay Merchants Saddlers
Bleachers Illuminators Scabbardmakers
Bookbinders Inns Sculptors
Booksellers Jewelers Shoemakers
Buckle Makers Lawyers/Advocates Spice Merchants
Butchers Locksmiths Tailors
Carpenters Maidservants Tanners
Chandlers Masons Taverns/Restaurants
Chicken Butchers Mercers Watercarriers
Clergy Noble Households Weavers
Coopers Old-Clothes Wine-Sellers
Copyists Painters Woodcarvers
Cutlers Pastrycooks Woodsellers
Doctors Plasterers  

Revised 2012-08-30 by Brandon Blackmoor
Based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross

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