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Distance to AM?

Someone has the mentionings of how far Pseu is from AM? From the Mapp I gather it's about 500 miles and a bit, CoM states something similar if I remember correctly but recently I continuously find it being 'half a day's ride' away (which is about 20-40 miles). Which books states which distance and which is broadly correct (correct in average value for all books a distance is given)--LilMaibe 18:28, 25 July 2011 (CEST)

I wouldn't trust the Mapp. Reasons here. Most of the references to Pseudopolis, outside of Unseen Academicals, are in the earliest books in the series, at which point no bright obsessive had come forward to even try and compile a Map;: so it all gets a bit vague, really. I'm trying to re-draft the Mappe as time allows (presumptuous, me) as I'm sure it's woefully out of scale. Howondaland should be a lot bigger, for one thing, if only to accomodate all the things the Canon explicitly says are in there! (like Africa, deserts, sub-sahaharan areas, wild tropical jungles, then plains and veldts. Populated by Arab-like people, African-like people.... and, after Reaper Man, also by Red Indians...... And that's even before the tantalising possibility that the books hint at, of the survival of a forgotten colony of white-skinned colonists on the Rim of the continent...--AgProv 22:25, 25 July 2011 (CEST)

I believe Quirm is described canonically as sixty miles from A-M, and Pseudopolis shouldn't be a whole lot farther. The Mapp indicates absurd distances to both of them. --Old Dickens 00:29, 26 July 2011 (CEST)
Thanks you two :) Guess, as I also need it for my recent fanfiction aside from satisfying my curiousity (I'm a horrible person, I know), I'll go for something I wanted to avoid actually and put Pseu about a day worth travelling away, for the sake of it. It's a different Trouserleg to begin with anyway --LilMaibe 00:34, 26 July 2011 (CEST)