Stamus Contra Malum: 1013 YE
Travel and Vehicles
The Empire’s paved roads, said to be over five thousand miles in total length, have been maintained for centuries. The Imperial Cartography Service maintains extensive maps of the countryside, roadways, and even street maps; much of the Empire is correspondingly easy to get around within, or was until recently.
Travel along the roads is commonly by foot or horse. Wealthier citizens may also travel by servant-borne litter or by chariot or covered carriage. Merchants generally rely on large, four- or six-wheeled wagons drawn by teams of horses or oxen.
On the sea-lanes, most merchant vessels are square-rigged sailing ships, while warships are generally galleys with three to five sets of oars for increased maneuverability and speed.