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From:     Skreyn@???.com
Date:     Sun, 18 Sep 94 22:44:06 EDT
Subject:  Re: Armadas
Richard "Bard of Wildspace" Pugh said -
[Much stuff about elven Armadas]

Well, I don't have Space Lairs or Crystal Spheres, so I cannot comment
on the validity of the statistics there.

As for an explanation why the Armada can move if it is over 100 tons,
perhaps the wings (i.e., the organic growths of the plant do-dad),
once they reach a certain size, either shunt away some of the mass,
or displace less than the normal amount of matter.  This effect could
also effect objects attached to it, so in effect the Flitters there
are only taking up about 1/2 to 1/3 the tonnage they normally do.

This would allow the Armada, while technically being over the 100-ton
limit for Major Helms, to exist in a state that is actually only
100 tons (like how the Hummingbird ship's wings vibrate so fast
that the mass is continually displaced, resulting in a lower
effective mass, giving it a better MC - a neat trick, if you ask me).

Or, hey, the arcane may just have special 150-ton helms that they only
sell to the elves (under some sort of high-price agreement).  This
would be another reason to keep the Armadas out of the hands of
non-elves ... it would let out their big secret.
Sean K Reynolds   a.k.a. Veggie Boy  skreyn@??????.com  skreyn@???.com
"You wanna play mind games?  Well that's fine, go ahead,
La-la-la I can't hear you." 'Blame it on me', BareNaked Ladies

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Armadas    Richard J. Pugh    18 Sep 1994 17:33:44
Re: Armadas    Me    18 Sep 1994 23:38:12
Re: Armadas    RJPugh@???.com    19 Sep 1994 01:12:06
Re: Armadas    Skreyn@???.com    19 Sep 1994 02:44:06
Re: Armadas    phantom@????.????.???.edu    19 Sep 1994 12:22:34

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