Air Lord, Engineering Corps
Hey Zarkonnen there's a high probability of you reading this!
How fleshed out is the lore of Airships Conquer the Skies?
In game there seems to be very little other than in item descriptions and on the world map on occasion.
Is there a lot more waiting to be implemented or is it as complex as the small and accurate descriptions in the wiki page?
Also on a side note because the nations in Airships aren't too advanced yet but our knowledge of suspendium is dead on, are there any common misconceptions/myths the people in the game believe in or is knowledge in that area as accurate as the wiki page made by the games developer?
Correct! I am currently reading this! How did you know? :P
Lore detail is highly variable. I have a very good idea of what Suspendium does, and from there how it affects the flora, fauna, economics and society of the world.
A lot of other stuff is still really quite vague.
In terms of in-game knowledge, everyone knows that Suspendium is the glowy stuff that floats during thunderstorms, and most people know that electricity is somehow involved. So making simple battery-powered floating carts is hardly a state secret, and if you go and study engineering, you'll know the details of how to make a proper Steam-driven Suspendium engine.
Dragons, OTOH, are a bit more mysterious. Most people have never seen one, but they're generally known to exist. The places where they're common are mostly avoided for obvious reasons. (Also, too much Suspendium in the soil tends to make food from that soil kind of toxic to humans, so there's plenty of land that looks like it should be a lush and fertile place, but is actually kind of hostile to human life.) Specifically, the fact that dragons and wurms are actually two forms of the same species is not widely known or accepted, and the actual process of safely raising wurms to tame dragons is a very well-guarded secret!
I'm a VIZARD!
So, you could describe supendium as a single-pole electro-magnet?
Always repulsing if given a charge?
Also, how did you come up with the idea? (or Airships for that matter?)
This all seems really original and its a really good break from most other games/worlds!
I don't think that's quite the case. If I recall, suspendium crystals only repel other suspendium crystals. The reason it floats is because there is a lot of suspendium trapped underground.
You're right TheClockWorks, I've read the same thing (just where did we read this ?! I don't remember).
Zarkonnen, what is/are the result(s) of an overcharged crystal ?
I meant in regards to other suspendium crystals, not everything.. I probably should have been more specific!
Also i think the crystal just might shatter, releasing a lot of energy and crystal shards at high speeds? Just a theory (A game theory!)..
Or maybe it's just the method to transform crystal in charged dust ? ^^
I'm sure it would just be simpler to mash suspendium 'ore' (the stuff found in the rocks) until its a fine powder and throw it into a balloon!!
Yes, probably ! Don't forget to charge it before filling the tank !
Yep, an overcharged crystal would shatter explosively. Suspendium's repulsion works based on orientation, so two crystals that are perfectly aligned do not repel one another, and two crystals at right angles repel each other maximally.
In a single crystal, everything is aligned, and so the crystal stays in one piece - but no crystal is absolutely flawless, and once you pump enough energy into it, even absolutely minor flaws are enough to exert a meaningful force. And once that force causes a crack, the misalignment is amplified, further increasing the force in a runaway cycle: boom!
In short, if you drop a Suspendium crystal halfway through installing it in its chamber, you have to throw it away and use a new one, unless you really want the thing to shatter explosively the first time it powers up...
Hum... So suspendium chambers can explode if a cannonball reach the charged crystal, making a scratch on it ? Is it already the case ? Sometimes modules explode but finding the cause is too hard to determine.
So pre-cracked crystal can be charged with batteries to provoke a detonation ? Give me some ideas...
Thanks for replying to that!