Demographics of Solethanian Wizards
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I was curious about how many wizards of each level exist in the world of Solethania. I know that there is a total population of 500 million (this encompasses all sentient life born from the Material Plane). Of whom only 7.5 million (1.5%) are both capable of, and desire to become, a Wizard.
Evenly distributing the levels 1-20 leaves an absolutely absurd number of level 20 Wizards (375,000). And I wanted to have high level (10+) wizards to be much rarer than lower level ones. So I decided it should probably be done with exponential decay. Pria Tama’s player was kind enough to calculate this out for me, because I am not very good at math. I chose to end the calculation with one Level 17 wizard, because that’s the first level that can cast 9th Level spells, and I arbitrarily chose to have only one Level 17, 18,19, and 20 Wizard currently existing in Solethania.
Honestly I think only Wizards, Fighters, and possibly Clerics can really be calculated this way, because of the nature of how other classes gain their powers and abilities. Maybe Rangers too, if I go by the number of wilderness explorers/mountain men of the early United States as a subset of the total population.
The number of Wizards per level in the world of Solethania:
|Level 1||4,584,551||Can cast 1st level spells|
|Level 3||682,164||Can cast 2nd level spells|
|Level 5||95,132||Can cast 3rd level spells|
|Level 7||13,267||Can cast 4th level spells|
|Level 9||1,850||Can cast 5th level spells|
|Level 11||258||Can cast 6th level spells|
|Level 13||36||Can cast 7th level spells|
|Level 15||5||Can cast 8th level spells|
|Level 17||1||Can cast 9th level spells|