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Do we have any deeper information about airships?

anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

Is there any more than what can be found on the wiki? I wanted to check if there's any difference between the Pact airships and some others and found out that I have no idea if such info even exists. Any tips, canon or fan-made?

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2020

    Well there isn't a lot of airships, you have the pact, who own two types: The small version, used everywhere who can be seen at fort trinity or Silverwastes; and the big version "mothership" used against Zhaithan in Arah story path aka "Glory of Tyria". Those don't have holographic parts on the top of them.

    Then, you have aetherblade airships: They have red holographic part and a "skull with a blade in its mouth" drawn on them. You can see them in Twilight Arbor aetherpath, in Aetherblade jumping puzzle and fractals. Note there is also one in domain of istan where the corsairs are, but I find it kinda big they forgot about technologies and don't look like Aetherblade members anymore... They are red because the Aetherblades was an alliance between Corsairs and Inquest, and Inquest favorite color is red.

    Finally you have the last one, a blue holographic airship with a lion drawn on it at lion's arch to bring you to Crystal Desert, it's Ellen Kiel Airship. And blue, I guess because owned by "good" person. The lion drawing is obviously telling it's owned by the lion's guard.

    This is about airships precisely. After, you have the charrs choppers and helicopters but that's another story. And the zephyrites ships but it's a wooden structures flying thanks to the several sails attached on them.

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  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Trahearne once said they are the culmination of Charr, Human and Asuran technology.

  • I'm surprised no one mentioned this as I was researching airships today. It seems like Pact airships are based upon the Havoc, which was an experimental airship designed and constructed by the Iron Legion's Steam warband under the purview of the higher ranking Shroud warband. The second in command and confidant to the Captain, Sykox Steamshroud, had a cross-warband allegiance, hence their name. After the Havoc was decommissioned, the crew eventually joined Captain Marriner's Pride airship. Modern airships are based off of the original design of the Steam warband but updated over time with inclusions by the other Pact races. With The Glory of Tyria representing the highest standard of airship realised is a truly unified effort.

    The airship named the Havoc's Heir was so named in commemoration of this original flight.

  • Kosmo.3468Kosmo.3468 Member ✭✭
    edited July 7, 2020

    The original idea came from Charr technology. But, with the cooperation between the races, things got way more sophisticated.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don't forget the (probably) biggest and most impressive Airship in the whole game... The Toymaker's Airship XD

  • draxynnic.3719draxynnic.3719 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's worth noting that while the Glory of Tyria was the first of its kind, it's not unique - there are multiple wrecks of airships from that class in Heart of Thorns.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hypnowulf.7403 said:
    I'm surprised no one mentioned this as I was researching airships today. It seems like Pact airships are based upon the Havoc, which was an experimental airship designed and constructed by the Iron Legion's Steam warband under the purview of the higher ranking Shroud warband. The second in command and confidant to the Captain, Sykox Steamshroud, had a cross-warband allegiance, hence their name. After the Havoc was decommissioned, the crew eventually joined Captain Marriner's Pride airship. Modern airships are based off of the original design of the Steam warband but updated over time with inclusions by the other Pact races. With The Glory of Tyria representing the highest standard of airship realised is a truly unified effort.

    The airship named the Havoc's Heir was so named in commemoration of this original flight.

    The Havoc wasn't an airship, it was a steamship, and the first naval vessel with an engine. The ship you're talking about is featured in Sea of Sorrows novel and is 100% not an airship. Airships weren't invented until the later part of the Personal Story, which takes place approximately 100 years after the Sea of Sorrows novel. This is why no one's mentioned it.

    Havoc's Heir is named after the steamship, but the Havoc and its true successor, the Pride, were not airships.

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  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kosmo.3468 said:
    The original idea came from Charr technology. But, with the cooperation between the races, things got way more sophisticated genius Asuran engineers they made the primitive Charr ideas work.

    Fixed.

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  • Kosmo.3468Kosmo.3468 Member ✭✭
    edited July 9, 2020

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Kosmo.3468 said:
    The original idea came from Charr technology. But, with the cooperation between the races, things got way more sophisticated genius Asuran engineers they made the primitive Charr ideas work.

    Fixed.

    ok.

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 9, 2020

    There's no exact lore explanation for what airships are.

    We know they work differently than Charr copters, which are purely mechanical flight. Airships seem to work more like Human-invented hot air balloons; they're essentially armored zeppelins with cannons. The Asuran technology is presumably what allows it to float without being made of lightweight materials, probably some kind of primitive inertial dampening.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 10, 2020

    on Icebroog Saga, theres lots of use of copters.

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  • draxynnic.3719draxynnic.3719 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ugrakarma.9416 said:
    on Icebroog Saga, theres lots of use of copters.

    But no airships yet, interestingly... and from what we've seen, airships have more firepower than copters. Wonder if that's because the charr didn't have any, they've been destroyed, or they're being kept in reserve.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 13, 2020

    Well charrs also have helicopters, as seen at the main base of united legion next to strike or in core map, field of ruin. Attacking with them would be sufficient (sad we never saw them in action). I just guess charr prefer attacking from land with the heavy arsenal and only use copters for being parachute and landing in new lands for travel.

    Istan imply as example that former aetherblade may have kept their airship, but surely threw away equipments to became corsairs again.
    Only the pact, lion's guard and aetherblade have them. BUT charr know about them, that is why they have a lot of anti-aerial weapons: scrap cannon, heavy turrets, sniper in high spots, charrzooka..

    A charrzooka can destroy a charrcopter, imagine 50 charrs shooting with them on an airship...

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 15, 2020

    @draxynnic.3719 said:

    @ugrakarma.9416 said:
    on Icebroog Saga, theres lots of use of copters.

    But no airships yet, interestingly... and from what we've seen, airships have more firepower than copters. Wonder if that's because the charr didn't have any, they've been destroyed, or they're being kept in reserve.

    Perhaps to add some "real world" issues flavor, its a mountainous area, so copters are more suitable here to fly at low altitude.

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