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Very bad Urithiru mockups

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Heyy all

 

From reading the descriptions of Urithiru, I couldn't quite get my head around how it actually looks, so I tried to create it using a CAD program called SketchUp (formerly of Google).

 

From this, I have created a few low quality pics of the layout of Urithiu,

The tower is an odd shape (its actually modelled by using an exponential function). This is due to each level of the tower jutting further out than the one above. This is just my interpretation, Brandon almost certainly has it differently. And the Oathagtes are too small. Perhaps the whole tower is too small, I can't quite tell from the book descriptions.

 

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The tower is 500m and the bottom level has a radius of 500m. The total platform that Urithiru sits on is 1500m in radius, and the Oathagtes are 50m in radius (as I mentioned perhaps too small).

 

If anyone is at all interested, the calculations for the level radii are here.

 

Is this anything like how you imagined Urithiru looked? What do you think about the odd shape and proportions?

 

PS I know these don't look great but when I am feeling more creative I want to do a few sketches of Urithiru in situ, which will hopefully make it look much better. I just thought people might like to see what I spend my spare time doing  :wacko:

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I actually never thought about it. Looks pretty though.

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I think each level has more of a difference than that--Shallan mentions that she thinks the levels were used to grow food, so they'd need to be wide enough to accommodate gardens and the like.  Otherwise, cool work on that :)

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i imagine something like this, but between the highest mountains in roshar. 

 

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Nicely done!

 

Personally, Id think it would need either a wider base, or perhaps that it is not quite that high. this to give larger "gardens" on the balkonies.

 

and yeah, oathgates prolly need to be a tad larger. It was several thousand men alive still(dont remember exact number, that fit on the plateu all together, and with armour and stuff, more then perhaps 3 ppl per m2? 50 meter in diameter = 500 m2. 1500 ppl perhaps, if tightly packed. But it was uneven ground too wasent it? That would mean some area wasted so need more then. 

 

so Id think abit bigger.

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I think each level has more of a difference than that--Shallan mentions that she thinks the levels were used to grow food, so they'd need to be wide enough to accommodate gardens and the like.  Otherwise, cool work on that :)

 

I know. The problem with that is that if the levels were say, each 1 meter further out than the one above, Urithiru would quickly become 

a) rather squat and

2) absolutely massive, with the bottom have a radius of about a kilometre.

 

By my model Urithiru is already larger by floorspace than any building on Earth - if Urithiru was as described then it would be mind numbingly big. I already have a hard time seeing it situated in the mountains tbh.

 

Nicely done!

 

Personally, Id think it would need either a wider base, or perhaps that it is not quite that high. this to give larger "gardens" on the balkonies.

 

and yeah, oathgates prolly need to be a tad larger. It was several thousand men alive still(dont remember exact number, that fit on the plateu all together, and with armour and stuff, more then perhaps 3 ppl per m2? 50 meter in diameter = 500 m2. 1500 ppl perhaps, if tightly packed. But it was uneven ground too wasent it? That would mean some area wasted so need more then. 

 

so Id think abit bigger.

Yeah that is a good point. I have the Oathagtes at being 50 meters radius or 100m in diameter, giving an area  of 2500*pi meters, which at 3 people per square meter would be about 21000. My maths seems to have gone wrong somewhere as that actually sounds sensible ... ish...

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Hey I knocked this up in Minecraft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYUbBUzWHHg.

 

I can totally agree with the scale issues, mine is without balconies and only half the height it should be, and 1/4 of it is still underground. 

 

These pictures are still nice though, have you done any other stormlighty sketching?

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I know. The problem with that is that if the levels were say, each 1 meter further out than the one above, Urithiru would quickly become 

a) rather squat and

2) absolutely massive, with the bottom have a radius of about a kilometre.

 

By my model Urithiru is already larger by floorspace than any building on Earth - if Urithiru was as described then it would be mind numbingly big. I already have a hard time seeing it situated in the mountains tbh.

The descriptions in WoR do suggest that it's enormous, though - I mean, they're housing multiple entire armies inside by the end.  And technically speaking, Urithiru is a city, so it can't really be compared to buildings in the first place.  'Absolutely massive' sounds about right to me.

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