Lower WindsIt is well known that the winds that blow along the larger valley change direction with the flood seasons. As a result, the prevailing winds would steer the carriers in rotatory and counter-rotatory movements along the lengths of the Mais. But this is only possible because the currents are disrupted by the whole of the Bad Step and Meiz-Salt Place boundary, to complete an internal trade circuit. Travel outside the Mais Trade Winds is more unpredictable. The currents that blow in the northern part of Bad Step are less turbulent than over Mais, but they flow in the direction of the lakes. The wider circumference in the Valley of Man leaves less localized pressure which slows the carrier speed and makes it harder.
Higher WindsCourtiers discovered that different tides of wind are found at different heights above the valley floor. Along these currents, a daring captain can venture to the Salt Side, over the Floodlands and even chance the Ribs at Giantsfall. It is from these winds, that is responsible for most carrier crashes.
Vent ValvesThe salt and rubber balloon displaces an amount of air because it is lighter than air. The amount of salt determines how high the balloon will fly. Therefore, as a means of controlling elevation, a covered cap is opened and closed to let out controlled steams of the glittering salt to descend. The carrier's balloon is actually made up of several segmented rubber balloons. As well as to filter more gold salt from the ground to cause ascent.
Weapons & Armament
Projectile UnitsEvery carrier carries a compliment of archers.
Armor and defense
Communication Tools & Systems
FlagsFlags are used in the air-to-air and air-to-ground communication. The flags are usually square or triangular, red and yellow, divided diagonally with the red portion in the upper hoist. They can spell out short messages, and individual flags and various combinations of flags also have special meanings. On ceremonial and festive occasions the signal flags are used to decorate the balloons.
Salt WeightsAlthough it is sealed as tightly as possible to prevent escape, salt is still able to slip though the seams and depreciate the bloated ball. When any glistering salt particles are noticed by the crew, the site is sewn tighter and if more salt kept in weighted pots is transferred to the balloon.
Additional & auxiliary systems
AnchorThe balloon system is tethered the ground or other heavily thing to prevent it from flying away.
Hangars & docked vessels
bridge to unload and make it easier to deliver to Sheien.
Diameter: 100 feet
~150000 steps per teut
Complement / Crew
15 Crew Members
Cargo & Passenger Capacity
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