Drakkar, translated as 'dragon ship', is a variant longship used by Vos for raids. The drakkar is designed to carry more troops that the standard longships while still being able to travel in shallow bodies of water, due to the ships being flat bottomed. Also, unlike the longship, the drakkar has high, planked decks that allowed the warriors on board to rain arrows and spears onto their enemies during naval battles. However, because it is top-heavy and long, the drakkar is less maneuverable in battle than the longship. To counter this weakness drakkars are frequently lashed together in battle, creating a massive floating platform from which the commander of a raider force commands men.
Use of the drakkar has fallen out of favor among the Rjurik, who prefer the better handling of the longship.
Drakkar: Colossal vehicle; Seaworthiness +0; Shiphandling -2; Speed wind x 15 ft, or oars 20 ft (average); Overall AC -3; Hull Sections 16 (sink 4 sections); section 50 hp (hardness 5); Section AC 3; Rigging Sections 1; Rigging hp 60 (hardness 0); AC 1; Ram 4d6; Mounts 2 heavy; Space 90 ft x 20 ft; Height 10 ft (draft 5 ft); Compliment 80; Watch 4 plus 50 rowers; cargo 50 tons (Speed wind x 10 ft or oars x 15 ft if 25 tons or more) cost 15,000 gp.
, 07-30-2008 at 01:03 AM|
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