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20.2 AETHERSHIPS

See also AETHERSHIP CREWS, AETHERSHIP MODULES, AETHERSHIP ARTIFACTS, 
         AETHERSPACE, AETHERSPACE ENCOUNTERS, AETHERSPACE ENVIRONMENTS

An aethership is actually a creature known as an extradimensional algontherine 
entity. These entities do not have physical bodies, but rather reside within 
aetheric shells, such as aethermanses. When an algontherine is hatched within 
an aethermanse, it will immediately bond with the aethermanse owner and turn 
the aethermanse into an aethership. An aethership is capable of traveling 
through the aetherways. Once an aethership is created, other modules may be 
then added. The owner of the aethership is always considered the Captain. 

Hull: The strength of the hull of an aethership depends upon how many rooms it 
has. The more rooms, the larger the aethership. However, size comes at a cost 
as the larger the ship, the slower it is. 

Reserves: Except when at a dock on the prime material plane, aetherships 
constantly drain energy. All aetherships have an energy reserve that can hold 
up to 100 power. If the reserves drops to 0, the aethership will implode 
(killing all aboard). It is up to the commander to make sure this will never 
occur. 

Power: Like mortal races, aetherships also have a personal power pool that is 
refreshed from its energy reserves. This power is used for special maneuvers 
and are shared by all modules in the aethership. 

Aetherwill: Every crewmember who is hooked into a module has a special type
of willpower (called aetherwill). As you use aethercraft skills, your
aetherwill begin to go down. The lower your aetherwill, the more chance that
you will mess up your commands because of aetherwill fatigue. Thus, you 
will have to occasionally rest to recover your aetherwill. Most (but not all)
methods of recovering ordinary willpower will work on aetherwill.

The basic commands on a ship are:

SHIP LOOK
 - Look outside the ship to see where you are.

SHIP LOOK INFO
 - More detailed information on where the ship is.

SHIP STATUS
 - Basic information on the ship's status.

SHIP PERSONALITY [LIST|ADD|CLEAR]
 - Only the Captain of a ship may use this command.
 - Imprints certain 'personality' keywords into the algontherine mind.