The oldest and most grand of Uranus
' floating cities, Theseus Eyrie, is the only airship
that still drifts through the Aer
. She has been in flight for millenia, although scholars have long argued whether she can truly be called ancient due to her extensive repairs. The entire eyrie has been retrofitted and replaced time, and time again.
Partially in response to the scholars, and partially in reverence of her grand history, every repair and replacement now strives to further exalt the ship. Replacing what was broken with something far finer and grander than before.
Life around Theseus
Theseus Eyrie has been dubbed one of the Wonders of Sol. The Eyrie is a display of some of the finest craftmansship on Uranus. Even the roadways are decorated with panels of woodworking depicting the Legends of Theseus and other important myths. Apartments on Theseus are incredibly expensive, if they ever go up for sale at all. The homes, even down to one room apartments are prized heirlooms, passed down through generations.
An ancilliary fleet follows Thesus Eyrie to provide additional housing and other facilities of a modern city that do not fit on the great ship itself.
The First Spacecraft
Legend has it that the godqueen Theseus led the Eyrie on the first expedition out into space, visiting the moons and even some of the other planets in the Outer Worlds. This would have been during the ancient days, long predating any other spacefarer. This is completely impossible. Adventurers have attempted to recreate the feat, but no airship can make it out of Uranian atmosphere, much less sail through the void of space.
However, bizarrely enough some archeological evidence supports the myth, ancient Uranian weaponry was found pressed deep in the crust of Miranda, and it is believed that the first Uranian humans were brought back aboard the eyrie, and other traces of the mythological expedition exist on the other moons. There is no consensus among scholars, some think it is an exagerration of the achievement of the first airship travelling between the islands
of the planet. Others believe they did indeed defy the laws of gravity, suggesting that Theseus was a Keystone
, warping reality around her crew to enable the legendary feat.