Syrik's Drunken Sailing
A galley is a type of ship that is propelled mainly by rowing. It originated in the lands around the Nureskian Sea around the 4th century G.D and remained in use in various forms until the early 2nd century G.C in warfare, trade and piracy. The galley is characterized by its long, slender hull, shallow draft and low clearance between sea and railing. Virtually all types of galleys had sails that could be used in favorable winds, but human strength was always the primary method of propulsion. This allowed galleys freedom to move independently of winds and currents, and with great precision.
Galleys were the warships used by the first major Nureskian powers, including the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans. They remained the dominant types of vessels used for war and piracy in the Nureskian Sea until the last decades of the 3rd century G.C. They were the first ships to effectively use heavy cannons as anti-ship weapons. As highly efficient gun platforms they forced changes in the design of medieval seaside fortresses as well as refinement of sailing warships.
In warfare galleys carried various types of weapons throughout its long existence, including ram, catapults and cannons, but often relied in great part on its large crew to overpower enemy vessels in boarding actions.
|Control Device||Crew (Min/Max)||Decks||Load Cap (in tons)||Market Price||Sailing Check||Size|
|steering wheel||40 / 450||3||150||30,000gp||Diplomacy or Intimidate (Oars); Profession sailor (Sails)||Colossal|
Ship Combat Stats
|AC and Hardness||Arms||Base Save||CMB/CMD||HP (Oars, Sails)||Ramming Damage|
|3 / 5||3||+7||+8 / 18||1050 (400 / 360)||9d8|
|Acceleration (Sail/Oar)||Maneuver (Sail/Oar)||Means of Propulsion||Propulsion||Wind Speed (Knots) per hour (x1 / x2 / x3 / x4)||Oar Speed (Knots) per hour (x1 / x2)||Wind Speed (feet) per round (x1 / x2 / x3 / x4)||Oar Speed (feet) per round (x1 / x2)|
|15 / 25||Poor / Average||40 Oars, 90 squares of sail||muscle, wind or current||3 / 6 / 9 / NA||5 / 10||15 / 30 / 45 / NA||25 / 50|