I'm writing a massive Redwall fan fiction novel as a tribute to Brian Jacques (an epic conclusion to the series… I'm hoping to get his old publisher to accept it), and there is one question that keeps popping up... Distances! There is a massive fluctuation regarding how long it takes to travel various distances, but I can no longer work with that ambiguity.
SO you die-hards get to decide, once and for all, how far apart everything is from each other.
Some of you have probably seen this rough comprehensive map I put together a while ago... http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherlaura/3009948343/
I need distances in "how many days' travel" between the following places:
Holt Lutra to Redwall
Quarry to Redwall
Salamandastron to Redwall
Salamandastron to Floret
Redwall to the eastern sea (where Loamhedge and the ruins of Marshank should be, yes?)
Redwall to Floret (also mark distance to the waterfall in-between)
Castle Floret to Camp of Log-o-Log, South of Floret
I also need to know the distance from Redwall to Noonvale (which is somewhere in the Northeastern Forest, near the Broadstream River http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/Broadstream_River. These details need to be added to the map.)
The abundance of waterfalls on these maps indicates lots of hills and valleys… Meaning that travel is likely to be more difficult going one direction, as opposed to another.
- by river (keep in mind upstream vs. down stream) both by boat and by otter swimming
- As the crow flies (ie, if you're a bird and terrain doesn't matter)
- As a soldier on march
- An inexperienced traveler
Minimum distances - It needs to be at LEAST a two week distance for soldiers rushing between Salamandastron, Redwall, and Floret.
^_^ Who wants to help me?