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Old Feb 23 2020, 01:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Margatta of Fort Weyr

Originally Posted by Kennet View Post
Total population of a Weyr at the end of a Fall would be about 600: 360 riders, 40 or so Hatch/Year/Weyrlings, and 200 Lower Cavern folk. The isolated location of the Weyr impedes outside romantic attachments, and the LC folk may not have been told exactly what was going on. All they would know was that the dragons were going away somewhere.
I always thought Weyr might have a couple of thousand people (location depending) so it's interesting to see different takes.
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