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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 want ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I know it’s been a while since this thread was started, but I have something to add. I am actually the author of that Reddit post you linked. (I’m glad you found it interesting.) Since then, we've come a long way— and actually have a definitive answer. Through datamining, there is the extremely helpful BotW Object Map. It’s mostly used for the locations of ...


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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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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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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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84 square kilometers is roughly 9.16km to a side (5.6mi). Eyeballing the map, this seems reasonable. However, the average walking speed of a human is about 5km/hr, which means you should be able to cross the map in about 2 minutes Real Time. If it takes about one day/night cycle in-game to cross the map, this would imply that the map is 120 kilometers ...


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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/ Using ...


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I think that the Saugus River is the best choice considering the description in the original post. Other reasonable choices are the Merrimack River, Crane Brook plus Crane River, and Mystic River. That doesn't mean that any of these are compatible with canon. In particular, I don't know how far north any of these towns are, or how far west Dunwich is. I ...


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No The Miskatonic River starts in north central Massachusetts and flows into the sea in Massachusetts. No river matches that description. Supporting quotes All quotes are from Lovecraft's works online. The Miskatonic starts in north central Massachusetts When a traveller in north central Massachusetts takes the wrong fork at the junction of 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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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 serait ...


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The Na valley is indeed the Napa Valley and some places of note are listed below. Compare satellite imagery for the locations with the Nine towns of the River map of the Valley (available here, but unreadable: https://www.ursulakleguin.com/kesh-maps – you can find it on page 374, at least in in my edition). Telína: A corruption of St. Helena https://goo.gl/...


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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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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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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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The Miskatonic probably does not accurately represent any real New England river. (The name itself is suggestive both of the real Mystic River as well as a Iroquoian origin.) However, I rediscovered today that Lovecraft does actually trace its course through (or near) the emphatically real town of Bolton, Massachusetts. In "Herbert West—Reanimator," some ...


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