## Vaelor / Thyl'ith / Lotharia Campaign

## Guidelines to City Walls

Note: The rules for freestanding walls in the guidebook are very fluffy and inaccurate! Don’t use them!

**1 – Determine City Size**

Each stronghold space supports roughly 2.5 individuals, their employment and living requirements.

Stronghold Space |
~ | Maximum Population |

500 SS | ~ | 1,250 population |

1,000 SS | ~ | 2,500 population |

2,500 SS | ~ | 6,250 population |

5,000 SS | ~ | 12,500 population |

7,500 SS | ~ | 18,750 population |

10,000 SS | ~ | 25,000 population |

**2 – Determine Wall Material**

*See Page 37 of the SBG and multiply the values by 2.*

Material |
Width |
Base Cost per Section |

Wood | 1’ | 200gp |

Masonry | 2’ | 500gp |

Superior Masonry | 2’ | 600gp |

Reinforced Masonry | 2’ | 900gp |

Hewn Stone | 6’ | 1,200gp |

**3 – Determine Wall Width**

To make walls wider you simply multiply the Base Cost by the amount you want to make the walls wider.

Example: A 10’ wide masonry wall is 2’ wide. To make it 10’ wide – multiply the base cost by 5. Thus, 5 × 500gp = 2,500gp per section.

**4 – Determine Wall Height**

All free standing walls are assumed to be 10’ high. For every additional levels of height an additional level of width needs to be added to all supporting levels.

Example: A 30’ masonry wall would have a 0’ to 10’ layer of 3 sections. A 10’ to 20’ layer of 2 sections, and a 20’ to 30’ layer of 1 section. See page 36 of the SBG for an illustration.

Height |
Additional cost per section |

10’ | None |

20’ | +2x Width Cost |

30’ | +5x Width Cost |

Example: A 10’ wide and 20’ fall masonry wall would have a cost per section of 2,500gp (width) + 5,000gp (height) = 7,500gp per section.

**5 – Determine Gates, Towers & Wall Sections**

You need 1 wall section per 500 SS.

On average you need roughly 1 tower per wall section plus an additional tower at the end of a wall, however, more or fewer may be needed depending on the terrain. You must have enough towers to connect all wall sections (you don’t have to have towers on a wall which abuts a natural feature).

You need a gatehouse for 10’ walls.

You need a gatehouse + towers for 20’ walls.

You need a gatehouse + 2 towers + barbican for 30’ walls.

**6 – Calculate Workers**

Each Wall Section is equivalent to 2 SS for construction purposes.

Total Workers = # of Wall Sections x 2 + SS of Gates & Towers.

**7 – Calculate Costs**

- Gates (as needed – including gatehouses, gate towers and barbicans)
- Towers (as necessary to join wall sections)
- Wall Sections (Width/Height cost per section * City Size SS / 500 )
- Workers

**Examples**

**Zazesspur City Walls**

City Size |
20,000 SS |

Wall Material |
Reinforced Masonry (2’, 900gp) |

Wall Width |
8’ (900gp x 4 = 3,600gp) |

Wall Height |
20’ (3,600gp + 7,200gp = 10,800gp) |

**Totals**

Component |
Number |
Cost per Component |
Total |

Wall Section | 40 | 10,800gp | 432,000gp |

Gatehouses | 6 | 500gp | 3,000gp |

Barbicans | 6 | 500gp | 3,000gp |

Towers | 34 | 1,300gp | 44,200gp |

Total |
482,200gp | ||

Workers |
126 |

**Port Kir City Walls**

City Size |
7,000 SS |

Wall Material |
Hewn Stone (6’, 1,200gp) |

Wall Width |
12’ (1,200gp x 2 = 2,400gp) |

Wall Height |
20’ (2,400gp + 4,800gp = 7,200gp) |

**Totals**

Component |
Number |
Cost per Component |
Total |

Wall Section | 14 | 7,200gp | 100,800gp |

Gatehouses | 2 | 500gp | 1,000gp |

Barbicans | 2 | 500gp | 1,000gp |

Towers | 18 | 1,300gp | 23,400gp |

Total |
126,200gp | ||

Workers |
50 |

**Mosstone Palisade Walls**

City Size |
500 SS |

Wall Material |
Wood (1’, 200gp) |

Wall Width |
1’ (200gp) |

Wall Height |
20’ (200gp + 400gp = 600gp) |

**Totals**

Component |
Number |
Cost per Component |
Total |

Wall Section | 2 | 600gp | 1,200gp |

Gatehouse | 1 | 500gp | 500gp |

Towers | 3 | 1,300gp | 3,900gp |

Total |
5,600gp | ||

Workers |
8 |