The Argonaut is an airship unrivaled by any other vessels of the Known World, created and captained by Captain Ahada.
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The Argonaut is a rigid/zeppelin airship, with a skeletal frame supporting the airbag. The "keel" of the airship is serves to support the entire structure and the two decks.
The keel is actually very thin in terms of width in order to reduce weight, the widest at roughly 26 ft. Nearing the prow and the stern, the keel is almost razor-sharp.
While lifted by buoyancy, the Argonaut has aerodynamic thrust from two propulsion rings, enchanted with wind elemental by a team of magi on deck and control by the Captain and his trusted officers.
The lower deck is where the bridge is located, where the Captain and officers control the airship and dispatch orders. A passenger deck, officer's quarters, Captain's quarter, a lounge and library, storage, arms locker and brigs are also here.
The upper deck consist of the crew's quarters, observation and scouting deck, and a small platform for other air vessels to dock. The banner also serves as a lightning rod for inclement weathers.
The airship is of zeppelin design, with about 8 rows of 2 gas cells inside the airbag itself, leaving free use of space inside the airbag while providing the sufficient lift.
The inside is mostly filled with the necessary maintenance machinery and storage spaces. Walkways, stairs, and ladders connected the top and lower deck.
Directly inspired by the Nautilus and Captain Nemo, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Original artwork and design by QuirkyWallace