Is there something wrong with either the scale or population of Altaruk as presented in Forest Maker?
We have 100 kank stabled in a 20x60 space. That’s only 12 sq feet per kank (and I thought poultry farming was bad). I like the idea of a multi-story hive-like stable for kanks but unless the stable is higher than the city walls (15 feet) that gives us only one additional floor so 24 sq feet per kank (that’s without interior walls). Kanks grow up to 8 feet in length but only 4 feet in height so maybe we can fit three stories on our ‘stable hive’. That would give us 36 sq feet per kank --cozy but doable?
We have 1200 people residing on 7800 sq feet of land. There are 12 buildings against the west wall so that’s an average 100 people per building. If these are two story buildings and my math is right, that’s just 13 square feet per person.
The guards on the opposite side of fort in the barracks have spacious accommodations in comparison. Assuming two story barracks they’ll have more than twice the space the residents have (almost 28 square feet per guard). Even if it’s just one story and half the space is taken up by bunk beds then we’ve still got almost 21 square feet per person.