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Ankh Morpork is a city state and therefore regarded as a country in its own right. According to the Discworld Mapp, published by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs and subtitled "Being the Onlie True & Mostlie Accurate Mappe of the Fantastyk & Magical Dyscworlde", the city is bordered on the hubward side by Quirm and Sto Lat, with the Sto Plains ...


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In Voyager's first episode, "Caretaker", Janeway fetches Tom Paris from the Federation Penal Colony in New Zealand.


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In the first episode of Enterprise, Capt. Archer travels to Brazil to persuade Hoshi Sato to leave her teaching post early to join the crew of the Enterprise. She is shown teaching a language class outdoors in a heavily wooded area.


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TL;DR Version To sum up the points below: Westeros is roughly equal to size of South America in our world as per the author. Essos is equal to Europe and Asia combined according to the author. And no, GRRM doesn't want you to be sure how long will it take to travel from point A to B. But he has given a pointer to roughly estimate the size if you really ...


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System Down has sufficiently answered this question. This is merely to add graphical representation to add more clarity to the situation. Situation before the crossing Before Robb made his crossing of the Trident, the situation was following. Jaime's host had besieged Riverrun from multiple directions. (Shown as three hosts because Riverrun had to be ...


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If I remember correctly, here is the situation before the "split": Jaime Lannister is besieging Riverrun. Tywin Lannister leads a separate force, conquering the rest of the Riverlands. Robb Stark's host coming in from the North While Robb has to negotiate passage with the Freys in order to cross from east of the river to west, Tywin doesn't have that ...


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I think you have mixed the armies up. Lord Beric Dondarrion was not sent to oppose the Lannister forces, he was sent out to deal with Gregor Clegane, who was assumed to be acting on Lord Tywin's orders, though in truth no one had any proof of that. Ned Stark saw this as an attempt by Tywin to goad the Riverlords into starting the war, by taking their revenge ...


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It's a continent, bounded by ocean on the west and more land on the east, much like Europe. Here's a map of Alagaesia: North and south, and more importantly east and west, of this continent are all unknown territory. To the west is (as usual in fantasy novels) an unexplored ocean, possibly with other land on the far side. To the east is wasteland, beyond ...


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Yes, this girl in this scene. In a flashback seen in TNG "Violations", we see Keiko Ishikawa interacting with a Japanese cup used to wash calligraphy brushes by her Obachan(grandmother). This is clearly Japanese culture. And it almost certainly occurs in Japan. In "Emissary": O'BRIEN: When my wife Keiko saw our quarters, she started talking about ...


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That's because Robert's allies were up north and he did not want to get surrounded by Armies of Crownlands, Highgarden and Dorne. Geography of Westeros In Westeros there are nine administrative units which can be seen here: As you can see, Stormlands are surrounded: In North, there are Royal fiefs of Crownlands. In East there is the Narrow Sea. In West,...


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From "AskAMathematician"; For someone around 5’6″ tall, if the Earth were perfectly flat the horizon would be about 0.04° higher. That’s about the width of a (mechanical) pencil lead held at arm’s length. Unless you have short arms, in which case you’ll need to shave down the lead a little. So, even assuming a completely flat plane your view ...


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Judging from this map is approximately +/- 1,000 miles from Moat Cailin to Castle Black and Mole's Town is just to the south. You might be able to get 100 miles per day out the best horses, if you have access to them. This would put the journey at around 10 days, maybe a fortnight if we assume a bit slower pace. Changing mounts would always be an option ...


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In a word, yes. They're the same river, albeit I think we can assume that it's joined by tributaries (or possibly is itself a tributary) as it progresses through the Ramtops and out onto the Sto Plains. As proof we have the Mapp above (from The Discworld Atlas) as well as the following footnote in The Shepherd's Crown ‘River’ as a term doesn’t quite ...


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Tethis (a sea troll) tells us about the Circumfence in The Colour of Magic. It's not small. “It could be extended for a couple of miles, if you found enough rocks and things,” said the wizard. “Ten thousands of miles. I just patrol this league.” “That’s a third of the way around the Disc!” You can see it on the authorised Discworld Mappe. Not quite a ...


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In Catelyn POV in the first book we know that Lady Catelyn reached from Kings Landing to the Trident crossroads in 14 days. We learn the location at (p 277): And the time it takes at (p 280): In a weird way, Lady Catelyn and Ser Rodrik perfectly fits your definition. It appears the distance between Moat Cailin and Mole Town is about 2.5 times that of Kings ...


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All of the below have Quidditch teams of their own. So, they would have atleast a large enough magical population: Argentina Armenian junior Australia Africa Has the Uagadou School of Magic Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Canada Chad China Cote d'Ivoire England Egypt In GoF, the Quidditch referee Hassan Mustafa is Egyptian The third book ...


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The Prelude Uncle Edmure had sent Lord Vance and Lord Piper to hold the pass At the beginning, Lannisters amassed a large host at Casterly Rock. Upon hearing about Lannister mobilization, Edmure Tully also called his banners and sent a small force Commanded by Lords Vance and Piper to guard the pass at Golden Tooth. This was necessary because Golden ...


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I don't read the series, so I may be mistaken in a few things, but I can see 3 possible misunderstandings based on the quote and map: First, there's no indication of the duration of the battle at the pass south of Golden Tooth. This isn't important on its own, but is important when taken with the second point: Second, it looks like horseback is the main ...


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Jaime's force was in and around Casterly Rock when Robb's men entered the passes near the Golden Tooth. He brought his army East out of the passes and met this Stark force in battle. Meanwhile, simultaneously, Tywin is marching his force from south of Casterly Rock, probably along the Gold Road toward Kings Landing. Arriving north of that city on the ...


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Based on an eyeball analysis of the official Skull Island poster (which helpfully includes a map scale at the bottom), the island is approximately 51 x 37 miles at its greatest extent. Approximately 60-70%(ish) of the island's area within those bounds is water, giving us an approx landmass of around 1000KM2 or around the same as the small island nation of ...


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Answering my own question: Alagaesia was most likely a continent (using logic). Here's why: 1 - Alagaesia = a continent. 2 = It stretches well beyond the border of the existing map eastwards. 3 = The author hasn't drawn anything beyond the wastelands. -Richard Site: http://www.paolini.net/stuff/articles/article-series-christophers-art/map-alagaesia/ ...


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I think the purpose of the split was to deceive the Lannisters. The part of the army that moved towards Tywin, made Tywin think he was being attacked, so he didn't move positions at all. He decided to take a completely defensive position (he was probably camped in a good spot). This stopped him from moving to help take Riverrun (which I think was his goal, ...


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Memory Alpha tells us a few things about what countries existed on Earth during the eras portrayed in Star Trek. These include the African Confederation, a political entity with member states including Somalia, preceded by the United States of Africa, which was a country in the 23rd century. However, the Memory Alpha pages on Africa, Asia, South America, ...


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Near where I live is a mountain peak with an elevation of almost 7,000 ft. About 100 miles to the west is another peak with an elevation of over 10,000 ft. On a clear day, from the nearer peak, the taller peak is visible, though it does have a significant blue tint. On a hazy day, the mountain can be completely hidden. Given greater distance, eventually ...


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Even under extremely clear conditions, it's unusual to see more than a couple of hundred kilometers. This is due to a variety of very complex effects, but visibility is limited by scattered light in the lower atmosphere due to particles, moisture, etc. http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/atmos_refr/horizon.html Except in cases of significant contrast, ...


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As @Richard pointed out, Author Christopher Paolini offers this information on the map of Alagaësia. Key points: Alagaesia is a continent Alagaesia continues eastwards beyond the border of the map The author hasn't drawn anything beyond the wastelands


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French Wikipedia has an interesting, although unsourced, hypothesis. Périgord department, where the author lived. Now known as Dordogne department. Many locations in the novel are strangely reminiscent of local landmarks. L'action se situe dans le Périgord, où vit l'auteur. Les lieux cités font étrangement penser à des lieux existants. Ainsi Malevil ...


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A review of the 3rd book in the series says "Gallica takes both its name and its approximate language from medieval France in the age of chivalry circa 1300"


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