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Brian R. James
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Posted - 22 May 2007 :  04:16:03  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I'm seeking all official references to named boats, ships, and other vessels traveling the waterways of Toril. The type of vessel (caravel, longship, etc...) and primary port of call would nice, but not required. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Below is a compiled list of the vessels we have so far:

  • Ansiber's Wrath - Leaky old Galleon [Marsember] - Source : VGtC

  • Azia -- Black Champion -- caravel; Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Beauty's Eye, Xenz of Mirg: (???)

  • Bent Tankard - Source : Under fallen stars novel

  • Blackasyre’s Revenge - Striker [Waterdeep], Master Rhantaeros Naullaer - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Blade of Espar - Coastal Runner [Suzail] - Source : VGtC

  • Bloody Keel caravel [Pirates/Northern Sword Coast] – Source: Sea of Swords p.3

  • Bloody Umber - a "sailrig" (large wooden raft fitted with a trisail and sweeps) coaster - Source : 1st-Edition Campaign Setting

  • Blue Diamond - Flying vessel - Source : 2nd-Edition Campaign Setting

  • Breezerunner - Cargo ship - Source : Under fallen stars novel

  • Crown of Cormyr - War Galleon [Suzail], Floating palace of the royal family. Largest ship based in Suzail - Source : VGtC p.16

  • Dalvar Corzon -- Gull's Wing -- caravel; Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Defiant - Captain Dansforth - Source : Darkwell novel

  • Determined, chapter 63 of ??

  • Dragon - (large) War Galleon [Suzail], Largest warship of the Imperial Navy - Source : VGtC p.16

  • Elfmaid, Captain Hrolf, renamed Leaping Narwhal after Captain's death - Source : Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Emerald Dragon , being sunk in Waterdeep's harbor - Source: FR1 Waterdeep and the North

  • Everwind, Source : chapter 19 of the Whisper of the Waves novel

  • Falcon caravel [Murann/Amn] – Iron Helm p.72

  • Filfaeril - Fast Galleon [Suzail] - Source : VGtC p.16

  • Fleetwind raker [Waterdeep] – (FRML/AJA Jun2004) Captain Phaelar Roaringhorn

  • Floating Axe - Striker [Waterdeep], Captain Torsan “Burntbeard” Hailstone - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Galley of the Gods , an artifact galley rumored to have been created by the god Enki - Source: Old Empires

  • Ginger Lady - Shou vessel - Source : Veiled Dragon novel

  • Golden Crown , a Calishite galleon that wrecked off the western shore of Gundarlun - Source: FR5 Savage Frontier.

  • Heart of the Heavens, chapter 51 of Lies of Light

  • Jezgar Skentzin -- Umberlee's Get -- caravel; Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Jié Zuò (Masterpiece) - unique ceramic tile lined cog built in Innarlith for Ran Ai Yu of Shou Lung. (Whisper of Waves p.159)

  • Kissing Maiden , Galleon [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain Teldar - Sources: Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 2nd Col. & Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Kissing Mermaid - raker [Waterdeep] – (Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep) Lady Master Baerestra Mooncastle

  • Lady Swan - Caravel [Telflamm]

  • Lance of Wheloon - Coastal Runner [Suzail] - Source : VGtC

  • Lucky Duckling Capt; : Rodger - sunk ? - Source : Black wizard novel

  • Mist-Walker , Captain Carreigh Macumail - Source: Elves of Evermeet

  • Mount Araddyn - Cog [Waterdeep] - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Mount Hellimbrar - Cog [Waterdeep] - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Mount Sar - Cog [Waterdeep] - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Mount Waterdeep - Cog [Waterdeep], Master Ghorkan Daznar - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Nadyra’s Glory – often mistakenly called “The Lost Princess”, it sunk in 926 DR off the coast of Tsurlagol. Source : Sea of Fallen Stars

  • Narwhal, a Galleon - Source : the Ring of Winter, p. 49

  • Northwind - Captain Grunnarch the Red - Source : Darkwell novel

  • North Wind - Cog [Waterdeep] - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Osprey carrack [Murann/Amn] – Iron Helm p.59 – built in the Year of Shadows (1358 DR) by Elwin Elrod McAllister. The fastest ship of the Inner Sea. Sold to the Golden Legion and magically transported to Murann in the Year of the Maiden (1361 DR). Intentionally scuttled by Cordell and now rests at the bottom of the lagoon off the shore of Helmsport. (PoRB p.4,5)

  • Ouroboros -- Turmish - Source: Crusade

  • Pasha's Palace - Sunken - Source : EotSS p.89

  • Princess Carbella - 80' Clipper [Raven's Bluff], Owned by Brill Kilmer - Source : PoRB p.16

  • Prismatic that sunk near Myth Nantar. Source: WyrmskullThrone and Sea of Fallen Stars

  • Quelzur Nalzmen -- Wind's Despair -- caravel; Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Raging Tears , Unknown type [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain Urdogen "The Red" - Source: Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 1st Col

  • Raging Tears, Urdogen: (???) -- possibly destroyed in 1209

  • Rampage - Sunk off the coast of Chult - Source : Ring of Winter novel

  • Ratclaw - Caravel [Selgaunt] - Source : 1st-Edition Campaign Setting

  • Ready Gauntlet - striker [Waterdeep] – (Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep) Master Araskro Minthul

  • Red Scourge , a big Honking ship for blasting folks - Primarily in the Seas around Thay. Source: Spellbound

  • Rightful Place, Capt. Kymil Nimesin - Source: Evermeet : Island of Elves (p. 6)

  • Rilaunyr's Warship - 90' Carrack [Impiltur], Captain Rilaunyr - Source : VGtC

  • Sarran's Sword - striker [Waterdeep] – (Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep) Master Halthos Belkairel

  • Sarnath -- Sembia - Source: Crusade

  • Scourge of the Easting Reach, a Flagship of Impiltur's fleet, Capt.: Rilaunyr - Source: Bloodstone Lands

  • Scrofula , a caravel - Sarzec - prowls waters off Sahu - Source : Complete Necromancer's Handbook

  • Seafang - raker [Waterdeep] – (FRML/AJA Jun2004) Captain Nalvvyn Royalhorn

  • Seagrey - raker [Waterdeep] – (AJA) Captain Laevhrara Mourndelorn

  • Sea Horse - Dromond, Captain Morgalshym - Source : Old Empires

  • Sea Jewel - Dromond, Captain Bendensar - Source : Old Empires

  • Sea-Scorpion, Immurk: (???) -- fate unrecorded after 1201

  • Sea Snake - War Caravel [Marsember] - Source : VGtC

  • Sea Sprite three-masted schooner [Luskan] – Sea of Swords p.3 – built by Elwin Elrod McAllister when he was 17 (PoRB p.5)

  • Sea Queen - Dromond, Flagship captained by Kreodo - Source : Old Empires

  • Sea Quest - Dromond, Captain Sturion - Source : Old Empires

  • Shadowake , a flagship of the guildmaster of the Shadowmasters of Telflamm, sunk in 1353. Source : Sea of Fallen Stars

  • Squall Duchess square-rigged cog [Duhlnarim/Erlkazar] – Source: Faces of Deception p.9

  • Stirge, a drakkar Capt. Vurgrom "the Mighty" - Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Storm Sprite - [Cormyr] Captain Fowler, Sunk by a dracolich - Source : Veiled Dragon novel

  • Swallow - ? - Source : Black wizard novel

  • Sword of Storms: Raker - Capt. : Master Izidd Rocklar. Source : Ed himself.

  • Telgontan Horn - caravel [Luskan] – destroyed by fire by Ruathym war vessel. FR0 p.XXX

  • Thepurl’s Diamond – sank while transporting a captured lich in 1367. Source : Sea of Fallen Stars

  • Thomdor's Fist - War Caravel [Marsember] - Source : VGtC

  • Unbolden - Cog [Telpir] - Source : 1st-Edition Campaign Setting

  • Urdogen "the Red" -- Raging Tears -- spectral caravel. Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Valashar’s Bane , a very fast running cog. sank in 389 DR, but the Crown Prince and his crew all made it ashore. Source : Sea of Fallen Stars

  • War Whelkin - cog(heavily modified) [Waterdeep], Captain Dallance Askalur - Source : FRMS/Jerry Davis

  • Welleran - Carrack [Suzail], Flagship of Royal Navy in 1360 DR - Source : Ed Greenwood/Candlekeep

  • Wessalen Arturia -- Argosy -- longship; Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars

  • Widow's Ire , a merchant's galley that sails the Sea of Fallen Stars, Source: 2nd edition Player's Guide to the Realms.

  • Wind's Slave, a caravel - Capt. Vurgrom "the Mighty" - Source: Pirates of the Fallen Stars.

  • Witch of the Waves: Raker, - captain : by Master Amandas Talkurr. A fast, sleek, newly-rigged, dark-hulled ship - Source : Ed himself

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    Edited by - Brian R. James on 25 Aug 2007 02:07:47

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    There's some in my NPC files and I italic'd the names of the ships when I found them. I know, not much help to dig through all those NPC's but I just thought that I'd mention those files.....

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    Ed listed the ships in Waterdeeps navy in one of his replies and I think he may have done Cormyrs navy as well

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    There were more than a few referenced [and specifically named] in sources like Sea of Fallen Stars and Pirates of the Fallen Stars. It's likely Kuje has included any that were directly referenced with NPCs in his files -- though, it would be worthwhile checking for those that exist as sole references [and without any connection to NPCs for example].

    I'll take a look.

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    Another useful source for information on particular ships in the Realms... is Port of Ravens Bluff which has an entire section devoted to specifically named ships of various types, and referencing their crews also [though these may have also been included in Kuje's files].

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    If the NPC had stats, they be in the lists. :)

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    I'd imagine Tantras module and novel, and The Scions of Arrabar trilogy, would have a few.
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    There were three ships named in the novel "Lost Library of Cormanthyr". It was during their trip to the Moonshae Isles about halfway in the book, but one of them was sunk I seem to recall.

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    Excellent. Thanks for the assistance everyone. If you come across additional references please post them here.

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    Brian, I'm assuming you'll want those also referenced in FR DRAGON/DUNGEON articles as well [and those that may not have been directly referenced with NPCs in Kuje's files]?

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    Here's the posts from Ed and THO, about Waterdeep's navy:

    quote:
    Hello again, scribes. Back in March, Wooly Rupert asked this: “We know, thanks to the City of Splendors: Waterdeep book, that Waterdeep's navy consists of 55 ships, of various types and functions. What we don't know is anything about the ships, other than their types. So, are there any ship names, noteworthy captains, or bits of other naval lore you can share?”
    Ed makes reply:



    Certainly. The navy is increasingly being “taken for granted” in Palace decisions; considered “part of the furniture” that’s “always there,” of proven competency and strong enough for the city’s needs, so requests for more funds, new ships, and the like can safely be ignored. This will inevitably mean a decline in the navy (as ships age into dangerous unseaworthiness, and founder or get drive onto the rocks if they end up fighting naval battles in onshore storms) if this thinking doesn’t change.
    However, right now the navy is strong, and we know the name of some ships and notable captains:

    The Witch of the Waves: Raker, currently the ship with the most elite reputation in the fleet, due to superb performance in boarding and battling pirates. Its crew are swaggering “seabloods” (veteran sea fighters with “masts” [“kills”] under their belts), and they are captained by Master Amandas Talkurr (CG male Illuskan human Ftr9/Rog4). A fast, sleek, newly-rigged, dark-hulled ship.

    The Kissing Mermaid: Raker, an old and patched veteran of many sea-battles that groans and yaws when under sail, but somehow weathers the fiercest storms and keeps on battling. Its crew has a reputation for lawbreaking, roguery, and reckless tactics - - but they also have a reputation for victory, and for appearing when most needed to aid sister ships and “win the day.” Lady Master Baerestra Mooncastle (CG female Tethyrian human Ftr 7/Ari2) captains a crew of misfits, from disfigured former slaves to half-orc “shes” to mongrel folk. “Lady Castle” is scarred and homely, but dresses like the most beautiful of fashion-conscious nobles, and cursed and jests and plays pranks as outrageously as any legendary pirate of minstrels’ tales.

    The Sword of Storms: Raker, the slowest and largest ship in the navy, its upperworks rusty-red and sheathed in overlapped, hammered-down old shields and armor plate because it’s still fitted with a lone heavy catapult constructed to hurl loads of rocks coated in flaming pitch. The Sword bristles with railings, has a ram reinforced by more timber bracing than any other ship in the fleet that has pierced far more enemy vessels than the rest of the navy combined, and a crew of old stiffnecks and gray-tusks (a term equivalent to saying in our real-world terms: “stiff-upper-lip, walrus-moustachioed stalwarts”). They consider themselves the iron backbone of the navy and the true “best ship,” and are encouraged in this belief by the “Old Rock” who captains them: the monacled, grizzled, wintry-eyed Master Izidd Rocklar (LN male Chondathan human Ftr10/Exp4: maker of catapults and bombards).



    Ed saith more, but I’ve chopped his reply in half to avoid the post-size limits, and will present the second and concluding bit tomorrow.
    love to all,
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    Hi again, all. Ed concludes his answer to Wooly Rupert’s request for more information about Waterdeep’s navy with details of another seven vessels:



    The Ready Gauntlet: Striker, a “small but fast and energetic, pouncing” ship of the city’s navy, battered but many-times-repaired, and typical of the bulk of Waterdeep’s strikers. A veteran crew of casually-dressed misfits is captained by Master Araskro Minthul (CG male Chondathan human Ftr5), a grizzled and garrulous sort who is of the firm opinion that if he fell overboard, the crew would just carry on without him, as “they’re all more than ready to captain or helm any ship in this fleet.”

    Sarran’s Sword: Striker, named for a long-ago bold captain of Waterdeep, who loved to chase down, board, and slaughter pirates. An unlucky ship, with a history of sideswiping docks and moored vessels, crew deaths from rigging falls at sea, and a crazed sailor who stealthily murdered comrades aboard for most of a season before being caught (and executed). A fast vessel, captained by Master Halthos Belkairel (LG male Tethyrian human Ftr6, of a fast-rising, wealthy, “wannabe-noble” merchant family specializing in horsebreeding, cured meats, and brass musical instruments).

    Blackasyre’s Revenge: Striker, named for a long-ago member of the City Guard who desperately wanted to captain a naval ship. When he got the chance, he was so disabled by uncontrollable, nigh-constant seasickness (“lying on his face retching onto the decks from beginning to end of the voyage, except when he tried to get up and fell right back down again,” as one seahand put it), that he had to give it up. Heartbroken, he resigned from civic duty, hurled himself into mercantile trade, and in a bare three years had assembled a profitable merchant shipping fleet. Whereupon Usmro Blackasyre commissioned shipwrights to build three “fighting caravels,” and gifted them to the navy. Both he and they are gone to graves with the passing years, but this new striker was named in their honour. Master Rhantaeros Naullaer (LG male Illuskan human Ftr6) captains it ably; he’s a calm-in-battle veteran of more pirate skirmishes and chase-down-smuggling-ships-and-board actions than anyone else currently on active navy service.

    The Floating Axe: Striker, sailed by an all-shield dwarf crew (the lone one-race ship in the navy; Admiral Hornwynd frowns on “single-race crews” and the heightened rivalries that might develop in his ranks because of this, but Piergeiron accepted this donation from a wealthy Waterdhavian dwarf merchant, Lorlan “Stonesides” Duraxe, because it was politically expedient to do so. Thus far, the dwarves have proven to be clumsy but fast-improving sailors, and the best board-and-brawlers in the navy, under their captain Torsan “Burntbeard” Hailstone (LG male shield dwarf Ftr7).

    The Gallant Lady: Transport (cog), newest and largest of the naval transports, the Lady was built as a supply ship only, although one cabin roof was reinforced to take a mounted catapult if one was ever needed in future. Veteran Lady Master Valla Dorminthar (LG female Chondathan human Clr4[Valkur]/Exp3: sailmaker and rigger; Str18), a huge, beefy woman of prodigious strength but kindly, motherly disposition (affectionately known around the navy as “the Cow,” but never to her face) calmly and patiently trains (and retrains) crew after crew of recruits, taking them out into the teeth of line squalls and gails to give them experience in rough-seas fighting and escort work. The Gallant Lady rolls worse than any other ship in the navy, but has two sealed sidehulls (pontoons) mounted on arms thrusting out from either side of the ship (Valla’s innovations), that (like a catamaran) check the worst of its rolls and keep it from capsizing.Crews love Valla but hate her ship.

    The Mount Waterdeep: Transport (cog), the closest thing to a “typical” transport the navy has, marginally the largest and sturdiest of eight very similar ships built at the same time by Arnagus the Shipwright for the navy, at a time when blockades had been threatened by both Luskan and Amn, some sages were warning of an imminent orc horde, and the Masked Lords wanted to make certain that Waterdeep could provision itself by sea if it was beseiged. Like its sister ships (which include The North Wind, The Mount Sar, The Mount Araddyn, and The Mount Hellimbrar), this cog is usually bristling with catapults as it sits docked in the naval harbor, or wallows along the shore participating in mock battles. It is captained by Master Ghorkan Daznar (LN male Calishite human Ftr6), who is typical of the capable, laconic naval men promoted from the ranks for their calm competency.

    The War Whelkin: Transport, a shallow-draft, broad-beamed, wallowing vessel that’s almost a barge (once it was a huge “sterncastle cog,” but it was topheavy, kept heeling over and capsizing, and was abandoned by its foolish Amnian owners [who’d ordered all the extra decks be built atop what the shipwright had given them] in Waterdeep harbor, upside down and full of water; the authorities claimed it, dragged it to a city shipwright, and had it cut down to its lowest deck, to yield the Whelkin of today) . The “Wallop” (as all the navy calls it) has metal-clad crenellated sidewalls for troops to fire from behind, metal plates hammered at odd overlapping angles all over its decks to inhibit fire (from enemy incendiaries), and six light catapults mounted on its decks. Admiral Hornwynd recently gave orders (after it almost sank in rough seas) that it was never to sail out of the harbor again (in some of the naval defense plans, it is to sail into a “sea gap” in the breakwaters and anchor there, blocking passage for other vessels, and it carries six anchors and chains for this purpose; these orders still stand). Its crew is a mix of the rawest recruits and the most ailing, leathery old salts, captained by Dallance Askalur (NG male Illuskan human Ftr5) a foppish wannabe-noble of great good looks and elegant wardrobe and manners, who’s in disgrace with Admiral Hornwynd for running a fast raker onto rocks during a mock battle, and has been reassigned to the Wallop as punishment. His drawling ease hides his rage and frustration well, but the entire navy knows it’s there.



    So saith Ed, who’s thrown up over the side of a wallowing vessel or two in his day, and ALMOST been hit on the head with a boom while racing. He did once, in his youth, find himself hanging on to the high rigging of a tall ship with one hand during a sudden gust of wind, with nothing under the rest of his body but a lot of wind, rain, and a long, long drop into cold waves below. Luckily for gaming fans everywhere, he didn’t let go.
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    Posted - 25 May 2007 :  05:29:47  Show Profile  Visit Dhomal's Homepage Send Dhomal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Hello-

    I just got to this section in the old Grey Box Cyclopedia :)

    Raging Tears Unknown type [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain: Urdogen "The Red"(Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 1st Col.

    Kissing Maiden Unknown type [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain: Teldar (Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 2nd Col.

    There is mention of the various sorts of crafts that exist among the pirates - and where they may have been obtained. p 69 3rd Col.

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    Vurgrom "the Mighty" uses/used a caravel named Maelstrom. Two of his other three ships are named in Pirates of the Fallen Stars: another caravel (Wind's Slave) and a drakkar (Stirge). Utterly non-canonical, I called the third ship a caravel and named it The Prideful Bo'sun; Realms authors are cordially invited to use that name so that I may lay claim to having created a (very) small piece of the Realms.


    For those unfamiliar with ship terminology, by the way, caravels are wretched little things (although they can cross oceans, as Chris Columbus proved), and inferior in most ways to carracks, which, in turn, are dwarfed by galleons, of which there are only a few on Toril.


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    quote:
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    Hello-

    I just got to this section in the old Grey Box Cyclopedia :)

    Raging Tears Unknown type [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain: Urdogen "The Red"(Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 1st Col.

    Kissing Maiden Unknown type [Pirte Isles - Inner Sea]- Captain: Teldar (Cyclopedia of the Realms (1st ed) p 69 2nd Col.

    There is mention of the various sorts of crafts that exist among the pirates - and where they may have been obtained. p 69 3rd Col.

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    I correct and expand my reply: the Kissing Maiden is a galleon -- so far it's been too tough a nut for Vurgrom to crack. It's described in Pirates of the Fallen Stars along with these vessels (commander / ship name /ship type):


    Azia -- Black Champion -- caravel;
    Wessalen Arturia -- Argosy -- longship;
    Dalvar Corzon -- Gull's Wing -- caravel;
    Azia -- Black Champion -- caravel;
    Jezgar Skentzin -- Umberlee's Get -- caravel;
    Quelzur Nalzmen -- Wind's Despair -- caravel;
    Urdogen "the Red" -- Raging Tears -- spectral caravel.

    My personal favorite is the name of Huzza's longship: Ship. (Hey! Don't laugh. Huzza has subhuman intelligence. I can think of at least one real world military commander who -- had some idiot actually given him the chance to name his own ships -- probably would have cluttered the pages of history with Boat, Other Boat, Big Boat, Other Big Boat, and Other Big Boat with Long Things That Go Boom -- not to mention an unknown number of tugboats, all of which would have probably been named Theodore.)




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    The Red Scourge (TYPE: Big Honking ship for blasting folks) - Primarily in the Seas around Thay. Source: Spellbound

    Rilaunyr's Warship (TYPE: Flagship of Impiltur's fleet) - Once known as the scourge of the Easting Reach. 90 footer with 3 masts, tons of high level clerics and powerful mages. There are at least 3 rings of air elemental control amongst the crew to make the ship zoom. SOURCE: Bloodstone Lands

    Galley of the Gods ( TYPE: artifact galley rumored to have been created by the god Enki) 200 foot long, 30 foot wide. Can fly. Its prow is carved to look like Tiamat chained and can breath a ball of lightning. Was stolen from Unthalass by some pirates sometime in the late 1350's SOURCE: Old Empires


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    Oh, and as to Rilaunyr's warship, its crewed with a little over a dozen "priests of Poseidon".... whom I would just say is an alias of Valkur the Mighty in Impiltur. However, it'd be very interesting if one of these was a "sea" druid who likes to cast extended-ironwood on the hull every few days.

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    >>Another useful source for information on particular ships in the Realms... is Port of Ravens >>Bluff

    Oh, yes, I loved the ship that had the little humanoids mounted on the giant sea birds that fly so poorly with the blue feet (was it goonie birds?). It was like a little aircraft carrier, but you had to feel sorry for the poor fellow that hires them. The concept is wonderful though, and I can definitely see it being copied by some other countries who might use more capable mounts such as hippogriffs, griffons, pegasi, or even some smaller drakes. They could more readily patrol their oceans, and let their mounts have some place to rest between patrols. This is the kind of development I can see occurring in this type of fantasy world that we could never have here.

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    I have corrected and expanded my 25 May 2007 post to avoid redundancy.


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    This research helps immensely. Thanks again everyone!

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    Hmmm... you may already have read about it, but I think there was a ship called "The Prismatic" that sunk near Myth Nantar. It was mentioned in 'Wyrmskull Throne' and 'Sea of Fallen Stars'. I have no idea of its port o' call, but I seem to recall that it was carrying some Shoonite artifacts (perhaps artifacts from Cormyr as well?).

    There is also a ship (a war galleon?) called "Rightful Place" in 'Evermeet : Island of Elves' (p. 6) which Kymil Nimesin uses to reach Evermeet.

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    The Emerald Dragon was mentioned as being sunk in Waterdeep's harbor in FR1 Waterdeep and the North. No mention of the type of ship other than its obviously a merchant ship of some kind.

    The Golden Crown was a Calishite galleon that wrecked off the western shore of Gundarlun in FR5 Savage Frontier.

    The Sea Fist Company out of Waterdeep hires out their ships as escorts to vessels sailing the Sword Coast. The ships are only referred to as "old warships" that they bought and refurbished, but they are named Shining Sword, Protector, and Golden Paladin. Protector is related to be missing along with a merchant galleon from Neverwinter called Gallant Prince. Information from FR5 Savage Frontier.




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    The Widow's Ire is a merchant's galley that sails the Sea of Fallen Stars, mentioned in the 2nd edition Player's Guide to the Realms.

    Captain Carreigh Macumail's ship the Mist-Walker is first mentioned in Elves of Evermeet, and is a ship sailing the Sword Coast. I couldn't find a referance to the type of ship however.

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    I just recalled that in the first volume of Mel Odom's "Threat From the Sea" series the ship on which the mysterious sailor sails is named, but I don't have the book at hand. I think that the wretched ship which sails to Chult in The Ring of Winter by James Lowder was also named.

    Azoun's flagship in Crusade was apparently Welleran (no nods to classic fantasy there!), which was, I think, a carrack. At least one other ship is named in the account of the Alliance voyage to Telflamm, if I recall aright.




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    Everwind, which is referenced in chapter 19 of the Whisper of the Waves novel.

    Also, Jie Zuo or Masterpiece, which is a Shou Lung ship that is built in the last few chapters of part 2 of Whisper of the Waves.

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    quote:
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    I think that the wretched ship which sails to Chult in The Ring of Winter by James Lowder was also named.


    The Galleon in the Ring of Winter was named Narwhal. page 49 of the novel.

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    Heart of the Heavens, chapter 51 of Lies of Light.

    Determined, chapter 63 of the same novel.

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