!7zq8SVRH8. 11/08/08(Sat)22:18 No.2963717|
A gateship… well, you’ve seen what a regular ship would look like, floating upon the waters of our city docks. A gateship’s core appears much the same, and there are many sizes one can be found in, from as small as a simple frigate to one the magnitude of a great galley. The primary difference is in that such a vessel lacks any masts or sails. Instead, at the bow and stern of the ship there is a pivot, and the whole of the vessel is positioned within a great ring. Midway across this ring, there is another pivot, and an even greater ring is set there. Such repeats itself again, until by perpendicular axes the vessel rests within three great rings, each one containing powerful magics akin to those found within a worldgate. Due to all those pivots, the rings seem almost free to twirl around the vessel in whatever manner is needed to accomplish their great task – to fold reality itself around the vessel, to pull the gateship from the realm of one flatworld to another. The rings, when attempting to pass from one world to the next, spin at such speeds that their collective form seems nothing more than a vaguely shifting translucent mass, with motes of blue energy playing about it. Then, in a flash of lightning and a crack of thunder, the ship vanishes, only to manifest itself somewhere else, bearing a great wind with it. This power is not limitless, and vast amounts of alchemical substance must be used to invigorate the rings for this task of worlds-hopping, but the results are unquestionable.