Dhrystone

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The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed (which is itself a pun on the word "whetstone".)
The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed (which is itself a pun on the word "whetstone".)
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Additionally, Drystone (without the 'h') refers to construction using cut or uncut rocks without mortar or cement, just fitting together.
[[Category:Cities of Erfworld]]
[[Category:Cities of Erfworld]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Real World References]]
[[Category:Real World References]]

Revision as of 06:28, 5 November 2009

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Proposed Canon

Dhyrstone is one of three Level Five Jetstone cities.

At level five, it can pop a stack of eight pikers or one of six stabbers per turn, or one Gump every third turn. Ossomer feels an deep emotional attachment to this city. If he's ever forced to make a last stand, he hopes it will be in Drystone.

Description

"A sprawling stone citadel with an equally impressive garrison, its mossy gray ramparts rose up out of the dense pine forest with serene grace...

...tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent."

Speculation

Dhyrstone pops regular infantry of a higher quality than any other Jetstone city or any of its known neighbors. They may begin at a higher level or have above-average stats for units of their type and level.

Real-World References

The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed (which is itself a pun on the word "whetstone".) Additionally, Drystone (without the 'h') refers to construction using cut or uncut rocks without mortar or cement, just fitting together.

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