|Built By||Groundling humans|
|Used Primarily By||Groundling humans|
|Crew (Min/Max)||2/4 (total weapon crew: 2 or 3)|
|Man-Days of Fresh Air||480|
|Landing - Land||No|
|Landing - Water||Yes|
|Saves As||Thin wood|
|Power Type||Major or minor helm or oars of the void|
|Ship's Rating||As per helmsman or 2-8|
|Standard Armament|| 1 Medium Ballista (crew: 2)
OR 1 Medium Catapult (crew: 3)
|Source||Concordance of Arcane Space|
The standard ship of groundling viking cultures, the Longship is the ship which the larger Drakkar is based upon. The Longship is more maneuverable in space than many groundling ships, but is still clumsy for its size. Since these ships were designed to be powered by oars on water, and since they require large crews for their size in any case, Oars of the Void are a popular method for powering them in space.
When used on water, a Longship typically carries a crew of 40-50 men, plus 120-150 warriors. If such a large crew was taken into space, it would quickly overwhelm the air envelope. Instead a Longship in space usually carries about 20 men, which is still several times the safe amount. As a result, Longships tend to be short range craft, rarely taking journeys lasting more than 2 weeks. Longships powered by major or minor helms usually carry 1-2 priests of the Norse pantheon who will serve as helmsmen; however, the rest of the crew will be made up entirely of experienced warriors. Longships powered by Oars of the Void will often have crews with no spellcasters at all.
Raider: Much like their terrestrial counterparts, Longships in space are usually used for transporting raiding parties of warriors to attack isolated settlements. An ideal craft for carrying modest raiding parties, the Longship is small enough that it will frequently avoid notice on the way to its target. Often the first warning of a Longship attack is when the ship lands and begins to unload warriors. Longships perform quite poorly in ship-to-ship combat, however, and tend to avoid it whenever possible.
Modifications to the Longship are rare.
- Spelljammer reference: Concordance of Arcane Space