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Old Apr 27 2019, 01:30 AM   #56
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Default Re: Dragon size references

In regards to the ship reference about size: The Bluenose, a Canadian fishing and racing schooner, was 34 m at the waterline and had a crew of twenty. A twenty-five meter ship could have a crew of 14-15 for fishing trips, but a skeleton crew of four could sail it, if needed.

I suspect that a 'dragon length' as a unit of measurement first arose during the construction of the weyrs. The miners wanted to know how big to make the individual weyr and were told that the largest size would be about 20m, nose to tail. Each dragon chamber, therefore, was cut a 'dragon length' deep.
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