Blaze Carts are a magical invention which allows a driver to move around at a relative fast speed without the use of horses. It uses the elemental power of Ember Falls
as a propulsion to move the vehicle. In Elven lands and especially in Mervidel
there is a large amount of these Falls
which allowed them to develop these carts.
Before the invention of the blaze carts the only means of fast transport over land where either by horse or by means of teleportation. Because teleportation was expensive even for the magically inclined Elves the horse was the main way to move around.
This changed around 915 AE when many Elves in Mervidel
sought for more ways to use their abundance of Ember Falls
. They were already used in weapons to a degree but never tested on vehicles.
When the Ember Falls
were used to create blaze carts they were not used that frequently. At that time it was mainly a gimmick used by the elite to show off that they were affluent enough to waste magical resources. Eventually, however, it became more common place to own a blaze cart, especially in the larger cities.
Its use for freight transporation and travel between settlements remained limited until a hovering variant was made. This required a larger amount of Ember Falls
but made the Elven supply lines very efficient.
Recently the blaze carts were introduced in warfare but although they had their uses as a subsitution for cavalry they still proved most effective to maintain supply lines.
Powered by fire
To power the blaze carts the Elves use several Ember Falls
, a type of Falls
that is heavily mined near Mervidel
. These Ember Crystals are known for their elemental Fire Magic
. The magic that it can be used for can range from smoke creation to all kinds of fiery effects. In the case of the blaze carts it is used to create hot air which pushes the vehicle forward. For the hovering variant the same hot air is used to push the cart upwards.
Depending on the power needed more Ember Falls
could be used. For very fast carts or to transport heavy loads the hot air often becomes actual fire and smoke.