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Re: Known Mystara Skyships (and other flying vessels)

Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:50 am

Unnamed NAYCE skyship was also built in Aeria on Nuwmont, 23th, 1013, accordinf to the 1014 fan almanac here: http://pandius.com/nacetime.html

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:51 pm

Also in the Almanac 1017 on Ambyrmont 14, AC 1017 three skyships, The Aran, the Cloud Kin and the Madgyn's Revenge are sent from Hollow World Alphatia to the New Alphatian Empre in the Outer World.
A fourth, the Dervish, crashed in the anti magic zone of the Hollow World.
http://pandius.com/1017amb.html#amb14d

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Post by Robin » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:33 pm

The list becomes larger
and a whole airfleet becomes known.
Nice

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Thanks, but I'm just looking at the almanacs for Threshold issue 11 :)
This was in the Announcements of 1017 Almanac:
"Announcement: Magus Qerturo of Aeria announces the commissioning of the skyship Muse Augur to travel through Naycese lands offering displays of the visual and written works of the reclusive Alphatian artist, Missaterra. The displays will offer public and private showings, as well as readings of her poetic prose. It is rumoured that the Myazza Company will even perform their theatrical interpretation of Missaterra's epic Tales of Old, Legends of New series of poems at several coinciding stopovers. Patrons should be vigilant of local posting announcing the tour dates and sites."
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Post by Sturm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:10 pm

Found also a new mention of the Imperial Eagle, later called just The Eagle here in Almanac 1019: http://pandius.com/1019nuw.html

Nuwmont 13, AC 1019

Eagle's Flight.

Location: City of Edairo, Kingdom of Thothia, Nayce, Isle of Dawn. SD

Description: The skyship Eagle takes flight, heading west over the Great Escarpment, destination unknown. (See Nu. 21, Va. 2.)

What This Means: The Eagle was built for the Thyatians during their brief occupation of Aeria, and captured by their enemies during the war for control of the Isle of Dawn. It is not known what is going on here, but some would be interested in finding out. Perhaps the Thothians are out to explore the Great Escarpment.

What the PCs Can Do: Characters interested in a voyage over the Great Escarpment might find a place as guards.

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Post by Sturm » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:22 am

The Eagle was returned by Thothia to Thyatis here: http://pandius.com/1019vat.html#vat2b

The Eagle Has Landed.

Location: City of Thyatis, Duchy of Thyatis, Thyatian Empire. OW

Description: The Thothian skyship Eagle and a Thyatian airship sail over Vanya's Girdle, and land in the parade field in the Zendrolion, where they are met by a Thyatian delegation. The Thothians turn the ship over to the Thyatians, and proceed to several large warehouses nearby, where the Thyatians turn the contents over to the Thothians. (See Nu. 13, Nu. 21; Va. 9.)

What This Means: When she entered Thyatian airspace, the Eagle was escorted by a Thyatian airship as she flew up Vanya's Girdle till she reached the city of Thyatis. Thothia has made a trade with Thyatis: In exchange for the Eagle, the Thyatians have given the Thothians the hulls of six Alphatian skyships that were grounded in Thyatis when magic failed at the end of the Great War. These ships are damaged, but can be repaired (at some cost). For reasons of prestige, Eusebius would rather regain control over the Eagle than repair these Alphatian skyships especially since Alphatian windriders do not fit with Thyatis's current airship doctrine.

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Post by Havard » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:16 am

Added to the list of Ship Types:
  • Voidship (Champions of Mystara)
  • Pyrithian Pirateship (Champions of Mystara)
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Re: Known Mystara Skyships (and other flying vessels)

Post by JTrithen » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:51 pm

Havard wrote: VESSEL TYPES
[*]Oostdok Airship (Champions of Mystara) - Built by House of Nevriens on Oostdok in the Hollow World
Is this the dirigible-type airship that features in the DRAGON Magazine article (#162).

There are also 2 airships described in DRAGON Magazine #181 (p. 48-49, in the Letters section of the VotPA article).

The letter touches on "a few tantalizing hints about dirigibles" in D&D and AD&D sources. The writer asked for statistics on "airships," meaning "the mostly nonmagical kind like those used by the gnomes of the floating island of Oostdok in DRAGON issue #162).
This is the answer provided:
"Small airship: cost: 20,000 gp; crew: 1 gnome engineer; marines: 5 gnomes and their gear (no space for cargo); capacity: 5,000 cn; MV 120 miles/day or 180'/round; hull points: 20-40; AC 9.
Great airship cost: 200,000 gp; crew: 5 gnome engineers; marines: 50 gnomes and their gear (no space for cargo); capacity: 50,000 cn; MV 80 miles/day or 120'/round; hull points: 70-80; AC 9."
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Re: Known Mystara Skyships (and other flying vessels)

Post by hyrieus » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:02 am

There's loads in Bruce's overview of Alphatia on his website, He starts adding them kingdom by kingdom.
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Post by ripvanwormer » Sat May 07, 2016 10:21 pm

Havard wrote:[*]Planar Spider Ships (Source?)
There are flying saucers piloted by planar spiders in IM1 on the Astral or Ethereal Plane, and in IM3 on the plane of Morcellate.

IM1: "Each is about 60 feet in diameter, shaped like a large lens, with bright flashing red and white lights and a few tubes emitting fire and a bit of smoke."

IM3: "[Mazikeen] is alarmed by the planar spider’s facility with technology. The flying saucer is a perfect example, capable of four times the speed of the fastest incorporeal Immortal, and sporting daunting ray weapons."

IM1 also has flying saucers piloted by meks.
[*]Flying Barge (Source?) - Often used by the Master of Hule
This must be a reference to the flying ship in X5. It's encounter 4 in the Dark Wood, simply called the Ship. It's described as a "small boat" and a "magical flying ship" manned by 20 skeletons. The skeletons operate the ship on their own without the need for a living pilot.

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Post by Robin » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:17 pm

As to the search of Gnome information for this post viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16001 I found also this complete information about their flying contraptions.
http://6inchnails.deviantart.com/art/Planes-617573539
Pflanger-Skyratchet MK VII Fighter Bomber
Two Seater Biplane AC 4, AV4, HP 110 Original 20 existent, 4 destroyed, 11 copied totaling now 25.
Forward Air Speed 360’/ round (-5’/round per bomb) Tank capacity 360.000 feet (360 HD magic)
MF 1 with bomb load over 250 cn. MF 2 with Bomb load less than 250 cn
Typical Weaponry; Top Wing Synchronized Cross bows, Gunner’s Cockpit lightning Gun and Snooze Gun, Propeller; Caltrop Cannon, Bomb Bay(Below Gunner; 6 bombs 150 cn each).

Smurfri-Lodestar F3F Cloud Clipper
Eleven-seat Biplane enclosed cabin AC 4, AV4, HP 135
Forward airspeed 400’/round unloaded (-5’/round /passenger or 1000cn load), Tank capacity 500.000 feet, (500 HD magic). MF 1, Original 10 existent, 6 destroyed, 8 copied totaling now 12.
Weaponry (typical); Synchronized twin-propeller spike guns, Crossbow box (16 crossbows& Bolts for passenger usage—locked in cabinet near pilot’s seat. ; no bomb bay.

MK VI Polecat
Triplane AC2 AV4, HP 85 Original 20 existent, 4 destroyed, 16 copied totaling now 30.
Forward Air speed 480’/round, MF3, Tank Capacity 190.000 Feet (190 HD Magic).
Weaponry (typical); Topwing; Fireball Gun, Middle wings; Synchronized Crossbows, Propeller; Caltrop Cannon, No bomb bay

MK IIa
Two-seater biplane AC3 AV4, 105 HP, Original 20 existent, 12 destroyed, 32 copied totaling now 40.
Forward Air speed 450’/round, MF 2, Tank capacity 220.000 feet. (220 HD magic)
Weaponry (Typical); Topwing; Heavy Ballista, Gunner’s Cockpit; Lightning Gun and Auxiliary Heavy Crossbow, Propeller; Spike Gun. No bomb bay

And thus my creation
74656 Delta Flyer
Two-seater biplane AC3 AV9, 350 HP, Original 20 existent, 19 destroyed, 0 copied totaling now 1.
Forward Air speed 450’/round.,Space speed 14 Mile/second MF 2, Tank capacity 1 light Year (6 trillion miles) Many!! HD magic). (unused sofar—if used tank would be filled with a minimum of 1 HD per 1000 feet, thus 1 mile=5280 ft thus needs 6 HD-rounded up)
Weaponry (Typical); None,(originally 1 Heavy Blaster (see page 1507). no bomb bay (max load 4 persons) Air generator on tank.
Currently not in use yet, as flying mechanism and generator is currently not understood.
Unable to copy, or repair other examples, as no important parts can be made or found (they all corroded beyond usefulness).
Has a 40 mile teleporter on board (1 person only—controlled by one person). Teleports as normal Spell, but without ending in solid matter chance, by teleporting too low. (Too high is still possible though).
Board computer currently offline, if online, not intelligent, used only for controlling flight and onboard mechanisms.
Can generate Shield modulator; in effect equal to a Shield and protection from normal missiles spell.
Originally targeted use; main vessel to planet transport, where teleport fails.
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Re: Known Mystara Skyships (and other flying vessels)

Post by Havard » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:09 pm

B MODULES
  • The Motherlode Rover (B8, p20) - Created by the Gnome Robern "The Stubborn" Sternslate - this ship is described as a seagoing vessel, but since its creator has never seen an ocean, he has been unable to test it. As a non-canonical suggestion, perhaps Sternslate added flying capabilities later in his career? Might help him find that Ocean at some point?
Minor addition there. I also feel this is worth noting since there aren't nearly enough Mystara sources that detail Gnomes.

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