Maritime History of Bormar

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A stock Well Cutter from the Yorn Shipyards.

Many variants of ships are produced in Bormar, though the most common ship is the 'Well Cutter' design, created and built in the shipyards of Yorn on the north-west of Bormar.

Bormar's maritime industry is quite young, and the ships are significantly more primitive than the isolated nations of the Maele Kingdom or the Vingaborda, and relies primarily on the same types of ship, with modified woods, sails, and interiors.

Maritime History of Bormar[edit | edit source]

Since Bormar's inception, it has been mostly central to the continent, with some cities and towns bordering The Well, most notably Yorn, Harbohr, and Gemfeld. In the beginning, these towns used tar-covered wooden row boats for fishing. As time progressed, small sail-boats allowed them to travel further, and begin trading with other regions, like the Yeldamor, Adzjab, and the Maele Kingdom, among others.

When the Office for Outpost Affairs was founded in 67 BC, work began in constructing vessels which could travel further distances and carry more Dwarves and resources to prospective Outposts. The first vessel of this kind was constructed in a purpose-built shipyard in Yorn, the closest founded city to the location of the First Outpost, The Vingaborda Islands. The Yorn Shipyard created its first Trans-Well vessel, called "B.S. Well Cutter". This ship, would carry the first group of Dwarves to the Islands that would finally break away from Bormar, and become the Tribes of Vingaborda.

Ships and Conventions[edit | edit source]

Bormar Vessels are always titled "Bormar Ship", written as "B.S." on the nameplate. Ships used by the government or used on official state business will be re-titled to ""Bormar State Vessel or "B.S.V."

Well Cutter Ships[edit | edit source]

Yorn Shipyards' Well Cutter ship follows the same consistent design:

Well Cutter Standard Design
Length Width Height Mast Count Sail Count
70 meters 17 meters 47 meters 3 7

Well Cutters will always have two decks below the main deck, a Captain's Quarters placed below the poop deck.

Well Cutters are built mainly of two types of wood, generally birch and spruce, as these trees are plentiful in Yorn, with strong stone as its Bowsprit.

Cuckoo Class[edit | edit source]