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Lanceship
Built By Humans - Calidians
Used Primarily By Any in Clusterspace
Cost 6,300 gp
Tonnage 9 tons
Hull Points 7
Crew (Min/Max) 2/9 (total weapons crew: 2)
Man-Days of Fresh Air 1,080
Maneuver Class B
Landing - Land Yes
Landing - Water No
Armour Rating 7
Saves As Thin wood
Power Type Major or minor helm
Ship's Rating As per helmsman
Standard Armament 1 Medium Ballista (crew: 2)
Cargo 5 tons
Keel Length 120'
Beam Length 20'
Source Astromundi Cluster, The

The Lanceship is a spelljamming ship built by humans and used by various spacefaring races.

DescriptionEdit

The Lanceship is a fully-enclosed Calidian design intended as a multi-purpose craft. It strongly resembles its namesake, especially at a distance. Maneuvering is accomplished through the use of a sail rudder which can be manipulated by a single sailor from within the ship. If attacked, only crew manning the ballista turret are exposed. Lanceships have not been seen outside the Astromundi Cluster.

CrewEdit

The Lanceship is very easy to operate, requiring only a minimal crew. While only two crewmen are required, a typical crew will number about 5-8 men, which allows enough crew to man the ballista, as well as providing a small party for ship defense.

Ship UsesEdit

Smuggler: The Lanceship has become infamous as a smuggling ship, since its size and maneuverability make it a logical choice for threading through an asteroid field and avoiding notice. For this reason, Lanceship crews in port are often closely watched by the authorities.

Scout: The same qualities that make the Lanceship suitable as a smuggling ship make it ideal for small scouting parties over both long and short ranges.

Adventurer's Ship: Lanceships are ideal for small adventuring parties, since they are easily operated without a large number of hirelings.

Military: Although its light construction means that it cannot stand up to much punishment, the Lanceship makes a good light support craft, especially when carrying an elite boarding party.

Other ConfigurationsEdit

Heavy Lance: A military version of the Lanceship, the Heavy Lance has its hull rebuilt out of metal, granting it AR 4 and 18 HP, although MC is reduced to C. Usually the ballista is replaced with a greek fire projector. The Heavy Lance is used to ram enemy ships, unleashing a squad of marines after first raking the deck with greek fire. Unlike the standard Lanceship, the Heavy Lance is much more likely to survive long enough to successfully perform such an attack.

ReferencesEdit


  • Spelljammer reference: 1087XXX1091, 1087XXX1092, 1087XXX1903
  • TSR reference: TSR 1087
  • ISBN: 1-56076-632-8

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