Skyman posted on 24th Feb 2014, 4:00 AM.
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)


cattservant 24th Feb 2014, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
To our way!

[It's not surprising that the Aethernauts are an insular lot.]
Sean+ 24th Feb 2014, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
One thing that strikes me: their life may be easier in many ways than that of sailors, but if the winds kick up and an skyman should fall from the platform on the mast, there's nowhere but down down down to fall. He's not going to go splat on the deck below and pick himself up with a bit of moaning. He's going to SPLAT! way far below.
skorpen 24th Feb 2014, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Cattservant: Hooray for your speedy return as well!
Sean: excellent point, although gravity as we know it does not function in this world; rather, things fall toward their "proper place" according to classical principles (water under earth, earth under air, etc). A person's proper place is the ground of whatever celestial body is nearest. However, depending on the ship's position, a man fallen off the mast may tumble past all the planets and into the depths of hell. A handful of saints are remembered for floating upwards to heaven, but no one living has seen it happen.
Sean+ 25th Feb 2014, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Well that makes perfect sense. I should have thought of it myself.
skorpen 25th Feb 2014, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
:) I hope my squirrelly treatment of heaven, hell, and related matters will not diminish the enjoyment of readers more faithful than myself.
cattservant 27th Feb 2014, 4:45 AM edit delete reply
Those that would be,
Probably won't be.
chris-tar 24th Feb 2014, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Even though this is a completely fantastical world, you inject an element of realism into it. All of those tiny researched details of a time when ships sailed the seas in search of new lands, and societies were ruled by royalty. Only in this world, the mythological still exists. It's like a cross between the renaissance and a Jules Verne novel. I very much like it.
skorpen 24th Feb 2014, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Chris-tar! I appreciate the chance to share some of the details of the world...glad you're enjoying it!