Toril must be a Super Earth.

gyor

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Okay so going by size of Faerun, which is not the largest continent on Toril, Toril has to be a Super Earth to fit so many enormous Continents and Oceans.



Some have asked how can so many races, species of Dragons, ect..., in a setting. In this case Toril is likely a super earth (low end of the super earth scale). And that is alot of space for stuff. And that is before you concider Toril's mirror planes, sister planet Abeir, the rest of its solar system, or visitors from other worlds and other planes.
 

lowkey13

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Okay so going by size of Faerun, which is not the largest continent on Toril, Toril has to be a Super Earth to fit so many enormous Continents and Oceans.



Some have asked how can so many races, species of Dragons, ect..., in a setting. In this case Toril is likely a super earth (low end of the super earth scale). And that is alot of space for stuff. And that is before you concider Toril's mirror planes, sister planet Abeir, the rest of its solar system, or visitors from other worlds and other planes.
Is it a Super Earth, or just Obese?

Im guessing that all those settings and concepts Toril has consumed were probably calorie-dense.
 

TwoSix

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Need more numbers. How big is Faerun? How much of the Faerun/Kara-Tur/Zakhara supercontinent does Faerun take up? Maztica looks fairly small in comparison, and the other continent isn't gigantic.

Edit: And let's be honest, it has a rotation and revolution period identical to Earth, and the massive supercontinent and Maztica are obviously Earth analogues. It's a "mirror Earth", like a lot of fantasy settings.
 

Aebir-Toril

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Is it a Super Earth, or just Obese?

Im guessing that all those settings and concepts Toril has consumed were probably calorie-dense.
Hey! I'm offended on principle, despite the fact that my username is an ironic in-joke, but nevermind that.

Other stuff aside:

Abeir-Toril is undoubtedly at least 1.5 times as massive as Earth, in terms of radius, not actual mass (I should stop using the term massive to mean large). It has Faerun, Kara-Tur, Zhakara, Evermeet, and "Unknown Continents".

And, Faerun is massive.

I don't know the exact math, because I need more numbers, but I would guess that Toril/Abeir is definitely a super Earth, and probably a high-oxygen environment, among other things.
 

Oofta

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I'm almost surprised someone hasn't thrown in a hollow-earth type campaign arc into FR. They've got everything else and it would explain the (presumably) earth normal gravity. On the other hand maybe there is no gravity on Toril and the planet just sucks. :unsure:
 

Aebir-Toril

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I'm almost surprised someone hasn't thrown in a hollow-earth type campaign arc into FR. They've got everything else and it would explain the (presumably) earth normal gravity. On the other hand maybe there is no gravity on Toril and the planet just sucks. :unsure:
If it were a super-Earth, there would be way to much gravity, but wait!

Actually, it might be interesting to think of how the Underdark factors into Toril's overall mass as a planet.
 

Oofta

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If it were a super-Earth, there would be way to much gravity, but wait!

Actually, it might be interesting to think of how the Underdark factors into Toril's overall mass as a planet.
I did think of that, but the crust only accounts for 1% of the earth's mass. Of course that doesn't have to be the same on Toril.
 

Aebir-Toril

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I did think of that, but the crust only accounts for 1% of the earth's mass. Of course that doesn't have to be the same on Toril.
Exactly, I have always though it was weird how the Underdark functions. I suspect that, on Toril, the ratio would be the same, because there are still many volcanoes and regular areas of geothermal activity.

It might make a small difference, but probably not significant enough to change gravitational factor.
 

Salthorae

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In Spelljammer’s Realmspace supplements it was classified as a size E planet. Size E had diameters from 6400 - 16k km. Earth is something like 12.7k km in diameter.

Part of the difference is the water surface of Toril which is only 60% of the planet vs. Earths 75% coverage. That’s a lot more land above water to play with even if they’re similarly sized.
 

TwoSix

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Nah, not buying it. According to the WotC website, Faerun is 9.5M sq. mi. Going by that picture, that looks to be about a 1/3 of the area of the supercontinent, which would make it about 28-30M sq. mi. Eurasia + Africa is in the same ballpark at 33M sq. mi.

I'm not buying that Maztica + southern continent + islands so grossly exceeds the 24.8M sq. mi. of the Americas + Australia + Antarctica, enough to justify saying Toril has double the surface area of Earth..
 

Aebir-Toril

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Nah, not buying it. According to the WotC website, Faerun is 9.5M sq. mi. Going by that picture, that looks to be about a 1/3 of the area of the supercontinent, which would make it about 28-30M sq. mi. Eurasia + Africa is in the same ballpark at 33M sq. mi.

I'm not buying that Maztica + southern continent + islands so grossly exceeds the 24.8M sq. mi. of the Americas + Australia + Antarctica, enough to justify saying Toril has double the surface area of Earth..
Hmm... cool, thanks for the information. I had no idea such things could be found so easily.
 

Oofta

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I wonder too if some of the issue is the projection style they use for the maps? Have they ever published a more accurate globe style map?
 

Charlaquin

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Edit: And let's be honest, it has a rotation and revolution period identical to Earth,
Those things don’t really indicate size, though. Revolution period is a function of the mass of the parent object, mass of the orbiting object, and the distance between the two objects. Rotation period is a function of circumference and rotational speed. Mars has a rotation period only 37 minutes longer that Earth’s, and it’s about half the size, where Venus’ rotational period is over a hindered times the length of Earths, and it’s 2/3 the size.
 

TwoSix

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Those things don’t really indicate size, though. Revolution period is a function of the mass of the parent object, mass of the orbiting object, and the distance between the two objects. Rotation period is a function of circumference and rotational speed. Mars has a rotation period only 37 minutes longer that Earth’s, and it’s about half the size, where Venus’ rotational period is over a hindered times the length of Earths, and it’s 2/3 the size.
I know, but when the creator picks a rotation and revolution exactly the same as Earth's, its not really likely he also intended the planet to be twice Earth's size. The setting is fairly obviously intended to be a parallel Earth, which is fairly common for fantasy settings.
 

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