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Old Sep 1 2010, 11:54 AM   #16
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Default Re: Clutch sizes

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Originally Posted by semantre View Post
That would be very helpful, Hans. I'm trying to estimate how many riders would logically be dying from old age each Turn, based on what the clutch sizes would have been during the Interval, with an average lifespan of 60 Turns, just to give myself a baseline to calculate the ages of a group of riders headed into a Pass.
Oh... I did some work on that with and based on the research done by Hartley Patterson (who discontinued his Pern pages because of what he saw as Anne's endorsement of the Scientology Church).

He did quite some research on dragonrider demography and together we looked at clutches and losses of dragons/riders during Passes. I remember the death rate is staggering to arrive at results based on figures given in the books.

I'll see if I can dig that up, too.
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