ESS Araen Horizon
The ESS Arean Horizon is a two-masted sailing ship built by the shipyards owned and operated by the North Island Trading Company. The vessel was commissioned by Baron Ethan Penderghast for the purpose of sailing west across the Araen Sea in search of unknown lands beyond the horizon. The ship is operated by a crew of 42, including the Captain, the first and second mates, and a ship’s doctor.
Currently, the ship is armed with three heavy ballista on the port side, and three on the starboard side. It leaves port carrying two dozen passengers, and approximately 135 tons of cargo. The cargo is comprised of supplies designed to last an ocean voyage of six months or more.
ESS ARAEN HORIZON
Colossal water vehicle
Squares 60 (20 ft. by 75 ft.); Cost 10,000 gp
AC 2; Hardness 5
hp 900 (449)
Base Save +0
Maximum Speed 180 ft. (current) or 60 ft. (muscle); Acceleration 30 ft. (current) or 15 ft. (muscle)
CMB +8; CMD 18
Ramming Damage 8d8
This massive sailing ship is used for ocean travel. It can carry 150 tons of cargo on top of a full crew and passenger complement. A sailing ship can carry 150 tons of cargo or 200 passengers.
Propulsion: current (air; two masts, 30 squares of sails, hp 150) or current (water)
Driving Check: Profession (sailor) or Knowledge (nature) +10 to the DC
Forward Facing: the ship’s forward
Driving Device: steering wheel
Driving Space: the nine squares around the steering wheel, typically located in the aft of the ship
Crew: 20, plus 18 siege engineers
Weapons: Up to 20 Large direct-fire siege engines in banks of 10 positioned on the port and starboard sides of the ship, or up to 6 Huge direct-fire siege engines in banks of 3 on the port and starboard sides of the ship. The siege engines may only fire out the sides of the ship they are positioned on. They cannot be swiveled to fire toward the forward or aft sides of the ship.