Airships

First developed in the mountains of northwestern Bachra, airships are now a relatively common sight in the northern skies.
Utilizing a variety of lift gasses and propulsion, airships can remain aloft almost indefinitely, making long voyages much more comfortable and quick.

The costs associated with airship construction can be extrapolated from the shipbuilding costs listed in Arrowflight, page 109. Using the basic costs will get you the gondola, or passenger area of the craft. The purchase of the lift gasses and propulsion is additional, as are any options listed here. Other options may be found in the Arrowflight rulebook equipment section, pages 107-118.

Remember, use common sense and GM discretion.
Item
Description
Cost
Perpetual Flame
Brazier
Rising air from permanent fire brazier lifts vessel. Fire can be reduced, but not extinguished - and can ignite combustible materials (like the ship frame or gas bag). One brazier lifts 10'x10' frame, gas bag and two humanoid passengers up to 5,000 feet
500g
-
To add lift capability to Perpetual Flame Brazier, each 10'x10' of frame, 2,000 feet altitude and 2 passengers - OR - 6 passengers and 2,000 feet altitude.
250g
-
Vehicle uses no propulsion other than passive wind current.
0
Sail Adjustable sail for speed and maneuverability.
+1 SPD & MAN
100g
Steam Engine Dwarf-built steam engine drives large propeller. +2 SPD Counts as 4 passengers (including consumables) and must be continuously stoked.
250g
Clockwork Engine Gnome-built clockwork engine drives twin propellers. +2 SPD Counts as 2 passengers and must be wound every 2 hours
450g
Lateral Vent Apparatus controlled from cockpit vents gas from the gas bag, increasing lateral thrust. +1 MAN per vent, craft will decrease altitude every time a vent is used.
100g
Control System Either wheel or whipstaff drive connects to vehicle systems, giving extra control to craft maneuverability. +2 MAN
925g
Armor Panel Lightweight wicker and rawhide shields protect the vehicle with AV3. If layered, AV is doubled at the cost of -500 feet altitude.
Price is per 10'x10' of frame.
75g
each
Armor Weave Fabric reinforcement for gas bag, AV3.
475g
Grapnel & Line 100' nautical-grade line with metal grapnel
150g
Safety Net Raised in flight to keep passengers from falling and repel boarders.
200g
Ram Prow Lightweight wooden prow for ramming. (front), WR5
180g
Ram Spikes Lightweight wooden spikes (4 per side) for protection. AV5 (side), WR3
100g

Stats and Combat rules coming Soon!