|We differentiate between two
kinds of movement during the game, the strategic and the tactical manoeuvres.
Strategic movement results in this description to long distances and long
durations, whereas tactical movement is the propagation on short distances
for a short time, i.e. a chase through a castle or the narrow streets of
Distances are measured in miles in Arkania (1
Arkanian mile=1 kilometre) and in steps (1 step=1m).
The strategic movement - you could as well call them speed
of travel - is important, when you want to measure the distance a gang
of heroes can walk or ride during one day. Unfortunately, the speed of
travel is always the speed of the slowest group member. Good average values
per day are:
These are the distances people can travel at slightly
quick pace without spending all the travellers' ot the animals' energy.
If time is short and the group wants to travel faster they can, but beware
|Group of travellers walking: 30 miles
Group of travellers riding: 50 miles
Important: A march or drive can only be carried
out every other day.
|Group of travellers marching: 45 miles
Travellers driving their horses: 70 miles
Travelling at normal speed you have to think about
the surrounding nature and terrain.
|Bad terrain slows down the
pace of the brave heroes. Therefore there is a modificator on the main
Imperial Road 110%
Open fields 100%
Open forest 75%
Dense forest / Jungle: 10%
Means of transport:
Oxcar 25 miles/day
Horsecar 30 miles/day
Travel coach 50 miles/day
Stage-caoch 120 miles/day*
Barge upstream 20 miles/day
Barge downstream 40 miles/day
Sailing boat 140 miles/day
*frequent use of horses enables the stage-coach to go
that fast, it uses nearly only imperial roads
Tactical movement is normally only interesting if the
situation of a chase arises and somebody has to catch somebody else. How
long will it take ? Does it happen ? So what we need to know for it is
the maximum speed a creature can go and its stamina (i.e. how long it can
go that fast).
Maximum speed: In the following we proceed on
the assumption that a sporty, agile human being (which is the group that
most of the heroes belong to) can easily obtain a maximum speed of 8 steps
per second or very agile heroes (AGILITY 16-20) may even reach speed of
up to 9 steps/second whereas less agile heroes (AGILITY 8-10) make only
7 steps/second. Dwarfs are limited because of their short legs to 5 steps/second.