A galleon is a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by the Brecht and Anuireans. Whether used for war or commerce, they are well armed.
Galleons are an evolution of the caravel and carrack for the new great ocean going voyages. A lowering of the forecastle and elongation of the hull gives an unprecedented level of stability in the water, and reduced wind resistance at the front, leading to a faster, more maneuverable vessel. The galleon differs from the older types primarily by being longer, lower and narrower, with a square tuck stern instead of a round tuck. Carracks tended to be lightly armed and used for transporting cargo, while galleons are purpose-built warships, and are stronger, more heavily armed, and also cheaper to build per ton.
Galleons are heavily desired by Anuireans for war-fighting. Many of the Anuirean galleons are imported from Brecht, though both Boeruine and Avanil have constructed their own. A shipbuilder must have the feat "Galleon design" to construct a galleon. Currently there are no Anuirean shipbuilders capable of building galleons, but Aeric Boeruine and Darien Avan are making sure that they have shipbuilders apprenticing to the Brecht masters in their service.
In Brechtür, the Royal Navy of Müden is the primary builder and user of galleons which have been quite useful in their wars against the pirates of Grabentod and elsewhere.
Galleon: Colossal vehicle; Seaworthiness +6; Shiphandling -4; Speed wind x 25 ft (average); Overall AC -3; Hull Sections 160 (sink 40 sections); section 80 hp (hardness 5); Section AC 3; Rigging Sections 4; Rigging hp 80 (hardness 0); AC 1; Ram 6d6; Mounts 6 light and 5 heavy; Space 120 ft x 30 ft; Height 15 ft (draft 15 ft); Compliment 200; Watch 20; cargo 250 tons (Speed wind x 15 ft 125 tons or more) cost 30,000 gp.
Large Galleon: Colossal vehicle; Seaworthiness +5; Shiphandling -6; Speed wind x 20 ft (average); Overall AC -3; Hull Sections 200 (sink 50 sections); section 80 hp (hardness 5); Section AC 3; Rigging Sections 4; Rigging hp 80 (hardness 0); AC 1; Ram 6d6; Mounts 8 light and 8 heavy; Space 150 ft x 30 ft; Height 20 ft (draft 20 ft); Compliment 250; Watch 25; cargo 300 tons (Speed wind x 10 ft 150 tons or more) cost 40,000 gp.
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