Water Travel

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Historically Across the World

 

Light Tipped Mountains Region and Verume Isle

Agritise in this area developed travel over short distances of water long before anyone else to visit their closest neighbors on Verume Isle and vice versa. Before only talented magic users and those chosen by the sibling deities could make their way back and forward over the watery distance separating them.   Their vessels were often small, wooden, and manually paddled like in the Steppes. The only difference is that where the Steppes vessels were u-shaped, the northern region's vessels were v-shaped (v-ship) to help skim icy surfaces. A large mace-like protusion stayed on the front of their vessel to help break up any ice too blocky for the vessel to skate over.  

Everlasting Steppes Region

Agritise in this area began using a manual paddling system in their u-shaped vessels (u-ship) enabling them to travel some distances with relative ease. Preferring to still trade goods by land where there were more control and time between drops, outgoing water travel limited in this area for a few hundred years.  

Curious Woods Region and Laughing Mountains Regions

Agritise in this area crafted large metal and wood ball-shaped vessels that could stay submerged underwater for long periods of time. While not sustainable for large shipments (too heavy) or long voyages (not enough space for loads of provisions) they were great for deep sea travel and exploration by small groups of people.   With the help between deity siblings, water and air magically propelled the balls pushing through the first layer surrounding them, rolling them in the water. They were controlled with curved metal flaps within the first layer that could be used from the inside and pivoted to move the ball in different directions. The second layer, the interior, stayed motionless however not revolving with the exterior of the ball. Magic was used to make the interior comfy and allow oxygen to permeate the area, pulling from the water around it. A person could see out of the vessel but not into it.  

Twin Forest Region

Agritise in this area typically crafted out of wood small vessels with leaves to catch the wind of the roost. Each vessel had a large bird (a Tern) on top who was metaphorically tied to the vessel and its crew. With their powerful wings, they would help to direct the airflow needed to move in direction and speed. The fabric crafted of leaves would catch this air and the roost would call the direction to the bird through a series of communications. These vessels became known as "seabirds".  

Present Day (972 T.S.)

  Today, many of the past vessels still stand and are used with updated variations.   Seabirds - Are commonly used now and come in all sizes for short or long voyages. Although with the widespread use of magic, actual birds are no longer used. They are still invited on-board as good luck charms and all agritises know to pay respect to the "Bird On-board".   V-Ships - Are no longer routinely in use as the channel between the Verume Isle and Light Tipped Mountains Region has become smooth and easy to travel over the years. They are kept on hand should any "frosty weather" occur such as the Cold Slumber of 329 T.S.   U-Ships - Gave way to the better seabird ships when the people of this region embraced sea travel and exploration off the land.   Waterball - Still used to this day although the vessels have gotten more and more complex. Inventors, crafters, and smiths enjoy crafting new ones every few years. Some are for the better while others are just...more unique.  

Discoveries

Date of Discovery

~265 T.S. <br>
Complexity
Ships were created as a way to carry people and items through the water along the coast to shorten trade time. They started small but became more elaborate as a pull to discover far across the water was felt by many adventurous people.
Discovery
Although trade was common over land, getting through the water to other parts of the world was a perplexing problem as the water was fairly smooth unless creatures (under the water or above it) affected it.    People in different regions developed ways to travel in a variety of containers across and below the water. They became known as Abri Begritise (sea travelers in Kairasian). Now colloquially known as "Agritise"  for short.

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