For a world dominated by sea travel, the utility of the physics-defying mineral, Vynimite, was obvious. Beginning with the pioneering engineers of Jemi, the proud fleets of the world’s countries took to the skies only a couple years after the Vyniman Event, and the airship has become a standard of transportation the world ’round.
Airships are not much different than their naval counterparts. There are two main differences – the Vynimite core which causes the ship to float, and the addition of a rudder sail to allow steering in midair.
A relatively small chunk of Vynimite is needed to keep a well-sized ship aloft. Because it doesn’t actually exert direct force on the ship when it levitates, it can safely be stored in a single location without having to worry about structural strain. A trained tuner is required to focus on the Vynimite at all times to keep the ship in the air. If he is distracted, the entire crew will plummet to their deaths. Luckily, a well-trained tuner does not have to focus entirely on the task, and some of the world’s most skilled tuners have been known to defend their ship in hand-to-hand combat while keeping it in the air.
The rudder sail is a large sail at the aft of the ship which can be quickly turned. It replaces the function of the rudder that seafaring ships use.