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From:     Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu>
Date:     Mon, 18 Mar 1996 00:00:38 -0500
Subject:  Re: Draven Furances
>>To add another note to this discussion (I'm glad the list is becoming a bit
>>more active:)):
>>How does the creative energies of the working dwarves translate into SJ
>>power?  Are their power receptacles spread throughout the foundry?
>>Finished products are the by products of the forge,  but is a foundry just
>>a magical set of blacksmiths tools?  What does the "bridge" look like,  are
>>there levers and wheels to turn the ship?  Is speed controled by the number
>>of dwarves working or the pace at which they work?
>>I'm trying to answer these myself with no luck,  anyone else want to try?
>
>Actually, I believe a foundry (real world) is used for smelting ore, and
>pouring metal into molds. I think. Whereas a forge is for assoted types of
>smithing. I've seen the dwarf engine refered to as both, but forge seems more
>common.
>
>As far as what determines speed: I always used SR = # of dwarves/100, but
>couldn't remember why.
>
>Ya made me have to go an look it up.
>
>>From the Concordance: Page 37: 2 tons required for every 50 dwarves involved,
>for every 100 dwarves, it give an SR of 1. Minumum size of ship 100 tons, max
>700.
>
>Ain't looking it up grand? But if the original poster HAD, the list would
>have stayed dead.

Well,  that wasn't exactly what I meant.  I realize that a ship's max SR is
1 per 100 dwarves on the forge,  so that a "typical" small 300 ton citadel
has a max 3 SR.  But,  if the vessel chooses to move at SR 1 does that mean
200 crewmen are free to fight or crew weapons?  Or does it simply mean the
workers on the forge are working slower?

>BTW, 14 tons is enough for maximum speed.
>
>
>Thank You For Your Time,
>
>Thomas O Magann Jr
>http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

"We look on the same stars,  the sky is common,  the same world surrounds
us.  What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth?  We
can not attain to so great a secret by one road..."
Symmachus,  "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of
Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD)

westermeyer.3@???.edu
Paul William Westermeyer




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Draven Furances    Maxwell C. Dancer    17 Mar 1996 01:10:45
Re: Draven Furances    Eugene Shumu1insky    17 Mar 1996 23:56:15
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 00:04:51
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 00:17:04
Re: Draven Furances    Paul Westermeyer    18 Mar 1996 03:54:02
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 04:00:02
Re: Draven Furances    Paul Westermeyer    18 Mar 1996 05:00:38
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 05:03:50

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