|Used Primarily By||Humans, halflings, elves|
|Crew (Min/Max)||20/50 (total weapon crew: 9)|
|Man-Days of Fresh Air||6,000|
|Landing - Land||No|
|Landing - Water||Yes|
|Saves As||Thin wood|
|Power Type||Major or minor helm|
|Ship's Rating||As per helmsman|
|Standard Armament|| 2 Medium Ballistas (crew: 2)
1 Heavy Catapult (crew: 5)
|Source||SJR1 Lost Ships|
The most successful ship designed by halflings has been the Swan Ship, one of the rare non-elven ship designs which has been deemed acceptable by elves and purchased for inclusion in their navies. The halfling communities that build Swan Ships are usually closely linked with elven communities, which perhaps is why they were able to build a ship that the elves found so appealing.
The crew sizes given above are for human-sized crews. Halflings and other small-sized creatures have a crew minimum of 30, and a maximum of 100. Most Swan Ships operated by humans or elves tend to run with a crew of about 30, while halfling crews tend to number about 50. The organization of human crews varies widely, while elves arrange their crews along normal military lines. Those Swan Ships operated by halflings tend to be crewed by a single extended family, with the patriarch or matriarch serving as the nominal captain. Such family-run ships do not have officers or crew per se, rather every family member knows his or her place and cooperates with the rest of the family members.
Trader/Supply Ship: The Swan Ship makes a graceful and sturdy merchant vessel capable of crashlanding on grasslands or beaches and remaining spaceworthy. Although poorly-armoured for any combat duties, the Swan Ship is relatively maneuverable, and carries enough weaponry to discourage many opponents. Most importantly, the Swan Ship is able to carry significantly more cargo than most ships its size. Almost all human and halfling-operated Swan Ships are traders, while most elven-operated vessels serve the similar role of supply ships for the Imperial Elven Navy.
Warswan: Many Swan Ships have been modified for combat use, although each such ship seems to be different. The most common modification is simply to add more weapons, although the exact nature of these weapons varies widely. One particularly striking modification to the weaponry involves replacing the ballista on the bridge deck with a greek fire projector. When fired, it appears that flames are shooting from the swan's eyes. Although the biggest drawback to a Warswan is its lack of armour, increasing the armour on the ship is not a popular modification, since it usually results in a reduction of the maneuverability which can often save a heavily-armed Warswan in battle.