Path of Destruction and Whateley's made up islands

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #2648 by Cryptic
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I'm sicking a hurricane or two on Karedonia and I'd prefer to keep with the real storms so I've been looking at their plotted paths to find the ones that strike me as closest to where the island is supposed to be. I wouldn't mind some second options on Karedonia's local if you all don't mind.

In 2001 Hurricane Iris and TS Jerry seem like they have the right paths:
Iris
Jerry

For 2002 only Isidore fits my criteria, thought her early path strikes me as a little low.
Isadore

So help/thoughts?

I am a caffeine heathen; I prefer the waters of the mountain over the juice of the bean. Keep the Dews coming and no one will be hurt.
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4 years 9 months ago #2652 by Sir Lee
Sir Lee replied the topic: Path of Destruction and Whateley's made up islands
Well, it all depends on where you are assuming Karedonia is located. The canon authors have been somewhat vague about that. I think the best we got from them is that it's one of the Lesser Antilles, but I could be wrong.

Anyway, we do know that it is on some sort of volcanically active zone, which limits the choices -- the only significant volcanic activity in the region is along an arc of the Lesser Antilles, going from Saba at the northern end to Grenada at the southern end.

For my map, I ended up using Saba as an expy for Karedonia, but that's just my guess. So far there's no corroborating canon info.

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4 years 9 months ago #2702 by amratner
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From "Saks and Violence":

"Mount Wilkins,” Jobe provided. “It’s six thousand, four hundred feet high, more than twice the height of Mt. Aripo on Trinidad, and the highest point in the Caribbean.”

“No, that would be Pico Duarte, in the Dominican Republic. We’ve HAD this conversation before, Jobe.”

“Okay, okay – the highest point in the Lesser Antilles…”

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4 years 9 months ago #2720 by Sir Lee
Sir Lee replied the topic: Path of Destruction and Whateley's made up islands
Good point, when I copied the info from that story into the Wiki I for some reason missed a number of important data -- like island size, height of the mountain etc.

I went to fix that... and ran into a problem: the math in that passage does not make sense. Look:

“Well, not the whole island,” I hedged, “and even that’s not the real point. The real point is that the ‘new land’ is roughly the size of Trinidad, which is just shy of two thousand square miles. I think that Karedonia is — what, sixteen hundred and change? — square miles, high and wide, and the highest point—


That is, how come four-fifths (fraction of Karedonia known to be raised seafloor) of 1600 equals 1841 (actual area of Trinidad)? I chose to interpret it as She-Beast being a bit unclear, and that those 1600 square miles correspond to the highlands area of Karedonia, not to the entire island. I hope Bek will clarify this.

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