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From:     john double <jdouble@?.???.edu>
Date:     Fri, 21 Oct 1994 22:29:33 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:  Re: travelling the flow

There's been a lot of discussion about travelling speeds in the flow and
why some ships cannot move faster than others through the flow.  I
figured I'd put my two cents in as well.

The flow was origionally explained to me as being similar to a river.
Jumping in began your movement downstream at the movement of the river.
The disputes seem to be stemming from reality [go figure] where a motor
on a watercraft should move you downstream at a faster.  This may be
true, and probably is from what I know.

I, instead, would like to propose the idea that the flow is more similar
to a lava river.  It moves at a fairly constant speed in the direction it
choses.  Trying to move faster in it is nearly impossible due to its
density.  Relating this to spelljammer, I think the flow could easily
move at its predetermined speed for all ships reguardless of AR rating.
Attempting to move faster than the flow could [or should] have
detrimental effects on one's air envelope.  Think of it like a balloon -
you can only put so much pressure on the balloon before it bursts.

I'm sure this will solve absolutely nothing but the idea may be useful.


Lathanyl Firstlight
Morning Lord of Lathander



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