Crafts of the Atha'an Miere
Atha'an Miere PSW
General Info Seafolk
Role Play Information
"A ship is alive... treat him well and care for him properly and he will fight for you against the worst sea." ~ Sea Folk saying
To the Atha'an Miere, a ship is a living spirit, gifted with a man's heart and a man's courage. Thee ships are as much a part of the Sea Folk family as any human. The new crew themselves oversee the construction of their ship, doing most of the skilled labor themselves. The result is that every ship leaving the Atha'an Miere shipyards has been lovingly made, from the laying of the keel to the final rigging and caulking, by the very folk that will sail him.
Atha'an Miere Ships are far superior to any other oceangoing vessels in both speed and manageability and are key to the Atha'an Miere's unquestioned dominance of the sea trade. Spared the ravages of both the Trolloc Wars and the War of the Hundred Years, they were able to develop their seafaring technology undisturbed. Now, that technology, coupled with the paralyzing conservatism of the mainlanders, maintains their edge.
The main Atha'an Miere vessels are:
Anything smaller than a Darter is considered a boat, not a Ship.
The ships vary in their rigging.
High-rigged means that the major sails on every mast are square sails.
Half-rigged means that at least one, but not all, masts carry no major square sails, but rather gaff sails.
Low-rigged means that all masts carry gaff sails as the major, or only, sails.
Portal Stone World
Weapon + OP System