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Old Aug 22 2006, 08:23 PM   #41
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A few more size references:

SoP online: "Tai vaulted between the last 2 neck ridges...". p. 124 paperback...

I think Tai is tall, so maybe that helps.

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p. 160. "[Lorana] crouched by Arith's head and [scratched her eye ridges]."

I know DB is faulty.
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Old Aug 23 2006, 12:42 PM   #42
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Oh, how marvelous, Alessan!" Moreta swung her right leg over and behind her and dropped down Arith's side. Fortunately, for Arith was rather higher than she had thought, Alessan caught her about the waist and eased her to the ground.
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Oooh, great one! That seems to fit in with a 30 foot long blue, if Alessan reached all the way up to where Moreta was sitting on Arith's neck.
It seems to me that she jumped without judging, and he caught her on the way down.
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Old Sep 21 2006, 09:14 AM   #43
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I have been wondering about this question in ages.
I have read somewhere on the net, that Ramoth should be 45 feet long.

(She could just have written it in one of the books!)
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Old Sep 24 2006, 05:03 PM   #44
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While I know this is not helpin' much, it seems plausible to me....

COLOR LENGTH WINGSPAN HEIGHT
Gold 38 - 42 m (125 - 140 ft) 63 - 70 m (210 - 230 ft) 16 - 18 m (53 to 57 ft)
Bronze 35 - 38 m (115 - 125 ft) 58 - 63 m (190 - 210 ft) 15 - 16 m (49 to 53 ft)
Brown 30 - 35 m (100 - 115 ft) 50 - 58 m (165 - 190 ft) 13 - 15 m (42 to 49 ft)
Blue 25 - 30 m (82 - 100 ft) 41 - 50 m (135 - 165 ft) 11 - 13 m (35 to 42 ft)
Green 20 - 25 m (66 - 82 ft) 33 - 41 m (110 - 135 ft) 9 - 11 m (28 to 35 ft)

http://dragonridersclub.com/
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Old Sep 24 2006, 05:36 PM   #45
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yeah, that's the sizes given in Moreta and the DLG, which Anne has since said are entirely wrong, they were meant to be in feet not meters.
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Old Sep 24 2006, 05:39 PM   #46
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Oooohh...*bangs head* Makes sense. Thankee.
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Old May 11 2007, 06:57 PM   #47
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*resuscitates discussion*

Some of you on the KT may have already seen this, but here's a chart I made a while ago, (sorry for the small font size, if you click "download" to the left, you'll see it larger) incorporating as many quotes as I could find and trying to find a way to make as many as possible fit together.

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Old May 14 2007, 06:12 AM   #48
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Wow!
That's a good chart and it even matches the mansize head references for Ramoth (What I use during my abortive attempts to draw more of a dragon)
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Old May 14 2007, 07:04 PM   #49
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Actually, in that picture her head is more like 8 feet long, rather than 6 as stated in the book, but to make it fit with everything else, some things have to be bent a bit. And I doubt that Anne had any visual charts to refer to, otherwise there wouldn't be so many contradictions So there has to be a little wiggle room in some of her descriptions where they may not have been spot on.
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Old May 15 2007, 04:28 AM   #50
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ah ha- my faulty vision then
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Old Sep 27 2007, 04:25 PM   #51
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Look, this letter is from me:

http://toddmccaffrey.org/todd/?p=853

I have not visited Todd's site in a while, so today I decided to, and found out that Tood has answered a letter from me (Asta) about the sizes of dragons.

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Old Oct 21 2007, 01:25 PM   #52
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Look, this letter is from me:

http://toddmccaffrey.org/todd/?p=853

I have not visited Todd's site in a while, so today I decided to, and found out that Tood has answered a letter from me (Asta) about the sizes of dragons.

Hmm, it seems he doesn't quite give an answer. But he does have a point about the movie. It's going to be interesting to see how big the dragons are in the movie.

Personally, I've never given it much thought exactly how big the dragons are. I think I picture them in the most apropriate size for the task at hand. If it's a bathing scene then they aren't too big, and if they are flying they are quite bigger.
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Old Apr 13 2017, 05:13 PM   #53
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*resuscitates discussion*

Some of you on the KT may have already seen this, but here's a chart I made a while ago, (sorry for the small font size, if you click "download" to the left, you'll see it larger) incorporating as many quotes as I could find and trying to find a way to make as many as possible fit together.

Thoughts?
I actually think there shouldn't be that much difference in size between the gold and bronzes and the other colors. I especially think the blues and greens are WAAAAY to small. Think about it this way. If there really was such a size difference between the bronzes and blues and greens, then there would have been no possibility of greens and blues being ridden for many, many years. You have greens as half the size of golds and about 40% smaller than bronzes. Now, translate that into the sizes of the original dragons. If Carenath is the same height as Cricket, who was 16 hands (or 64 inches), then a green, at 40% his size, would only be 9.6 hands (or 38.4 inches). That's only a little over 3 feet tall! That would be like an adult trying to ride a Shetland pony.

It makes more sense if the size difference between each color is the same as that between a gold and a bronze, or about 5%, so that greens are only 15-20% smaller than bronzes. Blues would be closer to the size you have browns. With that size ratio, the earliest greens would be about 13.6 hands (or 54.4 inches), the size of a pony, which would be very feasible for riding, considering that the first green riders were female.
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I actually think there shouldn't be that much difference in size between the gold and bronzes and the other colors. I especially think the blues and greens are WAAAAY to small. Think about it this way. If there really was such a size difference between the bronzes and blues and greens, then there would have been no possibility of greens and blues being ridden for many, many years.
And not to put too fine a point on it, with that level of disparity, a bronze mating with a green (which happens, especially with the female-ridden greens) would be...uncomfortable. Not to mention unlikely--the green would be so small the bronze would literally have trouble maneuvering in a mating flight. Yes, you get small dog/large dog or pony/horse crosses, but it's rarely a case of a huge male assaulting a tiny female. At those proportions bronze/green would be like a Belgian stallion trying to breed a Hackney pony.
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Does this answer from Todd to another fan letter where he mentions Ruth help at all?

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I will say, that when I was flying my Piper Tomahawk, I had a feel for what it would be like on something as small as Ruth. (One of these days we’ll get a flying blog set up and I’ll upload some pictures.)
http://pernhome.com/tjm/?p=38
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