Ships were generally distinguished from boats based on size and passenger capacity, and could be found on lakes, seas, and rivers, allowing for a variety of activities, such as the transport of people or goods, fishing, entertainment, public safety, and warfare.
Types of ships Edit
Safeholdians used a variety of ships, mainly sailing ships, to cross the vast oceans and water ways of their planet. Until the arrival of Merlin Athrawes, they had settled for two main types: the galley, a one-masted vessel propelled by oarsmen, served as the main means of naval warfare, while the galleon, a multi-decked sailing ship, was used for trade and transportation.
Once Merlin was introduced into the higher circles of Charisian government, he and others began to re-organize the Royal Charisian Navy, turning it into a fighting force based on heavily armed, cannon-carrying war galleons which soon proved to be superior to other nations' galleys. (OAR)