Units of measurements

Islands and creatures on Dracca use the Global Dragonic Unit System (GDUS), since more than four centuries. Still, some rare places prefer their own independent system.

Weight

These units are based on crystal and mineral references, making these very accurate.

Unit weights on Dracca
UnitValue
(skaljas)
Equivalent
Pollhen1/100th10mg
Karat1/5th200mg
Skalja11g
Rokail500500g
Ovail40004kg
Dragail256000256kg

Length

Height

The height of a living element (vegetal or animal) is based on “spike”. Its multiples are based on dragons members, making these easy to use units, even if they are not very accurate.

Size and height units
UnitValue
(spikes)
Equivalent
Scale0.1251.25mm
Spike11cm
Claw88cm
Blade6464cm
Crest
or Tail
2562m 56cm

Distance

Distance units come from the marine and aeronautics.

Distance units
UnitValue
(toises)
Equivalent
Ghemme32/10000e3,2mm
Claw2/100e4cm
Paw3/50e12cm
Toise
ou Brasse
12m
Arpent1632m
Lieue10242km 48m
Encablure93186m
Mile9261km 852m

Time

Time units are based on the very regular movements of the stellar system.

Time units
UnitValueEquivalent
Second11s
Minute64 seconds64s
Hour64 minutes1h 08m 16s
or 4096s
Day24 hours1d 03h 18m 24s
or 98304s
Octain8 days9d 2h 27m 12s
or 786432s
Season25 octaines227d 13h 20m 00s
or 19660800s
An4 seasons2,5years
or 78643200s

Area

Area are rarely measured, and they usually only serve to talk about the size of a clan’s land, or a cave and home in general.

Area units
UnitValue
(acre)
Equivalent
Acre14m²
Vergée2561024m²
Region4096about 1ha
or 16384m²
Land16777216about 67km²

Volume

Liquids

Liquids units are based on the size of a drop of melted Topaz at the surface of the planet. They are also used for gas.

Liquids and gas volume units
UnitValue
(drops)
Equivalent
Drop11cl
Roquille33cl
Demiard
ou Demi
2424cl
Chopine4848cl
Pinte1001L
Quade2002L
Velte8008L
Feuillette12800128L
Dragette160000016m3

Solid

Solids are based on gems size, and are only used to measure volume of the solids.

Solid units
UnitValue
(minots)
Equivalent
Minot11mm3
Mine1024about 1cm3
Pierret1048576about 1000cm3
Roket1023410176about 1m3

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