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Last updated 11th June 2006 by Bree

Distances and Location Relationships

Basic Distance Information

Runnerbeasts can travel an average of 50 miles (80.45 kilometres) per day, which translates to about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) per candlemark/hour.

Walking distances for strength training on Terra are 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in 30 minutes, so on Pern, 1 mile (1.609 kilometres) would be easy for a quarter candlemark/hour walk.

The Air Force (generally the least physically intense American military branch) requires men to run 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in 18 minutes, women in 20 minutes.

Dragons can fly straight (no /betweening/) for 30 miles (48.2 kilometres) in a candlemark/hour.

To give members a perspective of the area covered by Triad Weyrs, the following approximate distances are provided.

From Dragonsfall Weyr to:

Opal Cove Hold - 50 miles (80.45 kilometres)
Amethyst Cliff Hold - 600 miles (965 kilometres)
Dolphin Cove Weyr - 5,000 miles (8,045 kilometres)
River Bluff Weyr - 1,600 miles (2,574 kilometres)

From Dolphin Cove Weyr to:

Topaz Sea Hold - 500 miles (804 kilometres)
Emerald Falls Hold - 1,700 miles (2,735 kilometres)


From River Bluff Weyr to:

Garnet Valley Hold - 500 miles (804 kilometres)
Jade Harbor Hold - 750 miles (1,206 kilometres)

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