The Falling Star ??

  • Owner: The Tauri
  • Captain of the Ship: Irerun
    L5 Mariner Baldarian Female Male Human , 40ish
    Neutral, Worshups Nut
    Irerun has thin black hair and large gray eyes. She wears tailored clothing and a typical female conic hat. Irerun is searching for her lost brother.

This carrack is a sailing vessel suited for exploration and ocean travel. It can withstand the high seas and fierce storms of the open ocean and has enough cargo room to carry the supplies necessary for long voyages. Alternatively, it can be used as a merchant vessel to transport goods. It carries 30 people and holds up to 400 tons of cargo.

Sails of Speed

  • When raised, these sails allow the ship to travel at up to twice its normal speed.
  • If there is no wind, the raised sails fill as though there was a light breeze.

There are no ballistae in the bow of the ship as seen in the above picture.

Wind – Speed – Knots Miles/Day
No wind – 0 – 0
Light breeze – 1 – 30
Rowing – 1 – 30
Moderate wind – 4 – 100
Strong wind – 6 – 165
Gale-force wind – 8 – 220

Crew and Procedures
A standard crew for a carrack includes a captain, a first mate, a second mate, a quartermaster, a boatswain, a pilot, a cook, a cabin boy or girl, and eighteen to twenty sailors. The captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the ship. The captain also resolves disputes among the crew and is the ultimate authority on all matters. The first mate and the second mate are second and third in command. The quartermaster is responsible for navigation and maintenance of nautical charts. The boatswain is the
supervisor of the deck crew and also performs routine inspections and maintenance of the vessel. The boatswain also serves as the ship’s surgeon, since he or she is the most skilled with a saw and can perform rough amputations or stitch someone up if necessary.
The pilot helms the ship and is responsible for safely steering the carrack through dangerous or shallow waters. The cabin boy or girl runs errands for the captain and performs other menial tasks such as cleaning, delivering messages, and carrying supplies.
The remaining crew members perform various duties as needed, including cleaning, maintenance, trimming the sails, and serving as lookouts.
The day is broken into three eight-hour shifts. Each crew member works one shift, sleeps one shift, and has one shift for leisure. Three crew members, one from each shift, share a single hammock. The captain usually commands the morning shift, the first mate commands the afternoon shift, and the second mate is stuck with the night shift.

Ship Description

  1. Main Deck: The ship’s main deck holds standard supplies for running and repairing the ship.
    Near the forecastle (area 2), a large crate is securely bolted down and filled with tools, ropes, and other supplies. A small rowboat is lashed to the middle of the deck. This ship has three masts, and a crow’s nest sits at the top of the main mast.
  2. Forecastle: The forecastle serves as a platform for archers to fire on enemy ships and as
    a defensive stronghold in case the ship is boarded. A small rowboat is also stored here. An anchor with a thick metal chain rests near the ship’s railing.
  3. Quarterdeck: The quarterdeck and its occupants are important for the navigation and control of the ship. The captain commands the ship from the quarterdeck, which is also where the pilot steers the ship and the quartermaster determines the ship’s location and course. A large catapult lobs heavy stones or flaming balls of tar at enemy ships.
  4. Supply Closet: This small supply closet holds basic supplies such as pails, mops, nets, and rope.
  5. Officers’ Dining Room: The cabin boy delivers food to the officers and other high-ranking crew members in this dining room. Comfortable chairs surround a wooden table. Fine linens are used for napkins, the nice dishes , and the utensils are silver-plated. Prestigious passengers are often invited to dine with the officers.
  6. Officers’ Lounge: A couch and several plush chairs furnish this room, where the captain and his mates relax between shifts.
  7. Chart Room: A large table covered with detailed nautical maps dominates this room. Maps
    and charts adorn the walls. A drawing table along one wall offers space for mapping unexplored areas. A sextant, compass, and various other navigational instruments sit on a small corner table.
  8. Infirmary: Basic first aid supplies and rough surgical instruments are located in a cabinet along one wall. The supplies include bandages, ointments, slings, and herbal remedies. If a sailor has a more serious injury, he or she might be given a scrap of
    sailcloth to bite down on while his limb is amputated with a saw. Although the crew does its best to keep this room clean, bloodstains are visible on the floor and walls.
  9. Head: The head empties directly into the ocean.
  10. Crew Quarters: The crew’s sleeping quarters are barren, with only hammocks and a series of small cubbies on the wall for the crew’s personal belongings. Chalk marks on the wall count the number of days the ship has been out to sea.
  11. Passenger’s Quarters: These rooms have several sturdy, comfortable beds. At the foot
    of each bed is a large chest with a lock to store personal belongings. Each chest holds a complimentary jar of smelling salts or a pouch of herbs to alleviate seasickness.
  12. Passenger’s Quarters: These rooms have several sturdy, comfortable beds. At the foot
    of each bed is a large chest with a lock to store personal belongings. Each chest holds a complimentary jar of smelling salts or a pouch of herbs to alleviate seasickness.
  13. Galley: The galley, or ship’s kitchen, has a small stove, a wash basin, and wooden cupboards filled with cooking utensils.
  14. Mess Hall: This room is filled with two long tables and rows of wooden benches. Crew members gather around the tables to eat or to gamble.
  15. Lower Deck: Rows of low wooden benches line each side of the lower deck. Long oars can be slid into the water for use when there is no wind in the sails, or for delicate maneuvering. When the oars are not in use, this area is used for storage.
  16. Captain’s Study: Against one wall of the study rests a large, sturdy writing table. There are also several bookcases with leather straps across each shelf to hold books in place during rough seas. Only the captain, the first mate, and the second mate are
    permitted to use this room.
  17. Captain’s Sitting Room: The captain entertains prestigious guests in this lavishly appointed sitting room. Since it is one of the most private locations on the ship, the captain also uses this room to discuss matters that he or she wishes to keep quiet.
    Several chairs surround a low mahogany table. An elegant gold candelabra illuminates
    the room, powered by the magic similar to an everburning torch. An intricately carved liquor cabinet graces one corner, all on thick ornamental rug covers the rough floorboards. As in every room, the furniture is bolted to the floor, but here the bolts are cleverly concealed so as not to ruin the room’s ambiance. Tapestries of nautical scenes decorate the walls,and one hides a small compartment where the captain stores her valuables.
  18. Captain’s Quarters: The captain’s sleeping quarters are fairly plain compared to the rest of her suite. A large wooden bed with fine linens dominates this room, and a massive wooden bureau stands against one wall.
  19. Pantry: One level down from the galley sits a food pantry filled with sacks of grain, large cans of beans and vegetables, barrels of water, casks of brandy, and other consumables.
  20. Cargo Hold: Additional cargo that cannot fit in the main cargo hold is stored in this room.
  21. Mates’ Quarters: The first mate and the second mate share this room, which contains a
    bunk bed and two large chests.
  22. Mates’ Quarters: The first mate and the second mate share this room, which contains a
    bunk bed and two large chests.
  23. Brig: The brig is a small, unfurnished room in the bowels of the ship. The door has a window with iron bars and a small slit to pass food through. A straw mat and a chamber pot are the only objects present.
  24. Secured Cargo Hold: Unusually valuable cargo is stored in this room, which is locked with a stout iron padlock. The captain carries the only key.
  25. Main Pantry: This pantry is filled with large crates of food as well as barrels of water and beer. Supplies from this room are used to restock the small pantry nearer to the galley.
  26. Main Cargo Hold: The ship’s total carrying capacity is 400 tons of cargo.
  27. Livestock Pens: These pens house livestock such as goats, hens, and the occasional pig. The animals provide fresh meat and eggs, and are especially important on long journeys when food supplies may run low.

The Falling Star ??

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