Thread: Clutch sizes
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Old Sep 1 2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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Default Re: Clutch sizes

Originally Posted by Kath View Post
For a constant population size spanning a fairly uniform range of ages - what you have in an Interval Weyr - the death rate is a function of the lifespan of the riders, and not moderated by the clutches that their dragons hatched from.
I'm not saying that the clutches have anything to do with rider deaths, but I'm trying to estimate how many riders will be in specific age groups during different timespans and in turn how many are dying from 'natural causes' under specific circumstances - during the Interval, and then during a Pass, based on when they Impressed. Larger clutches = more riders, which means more people who have to die eventually, and in turn, be replaced by younger riders.
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