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From:     Ken Lipka <klipka@????.com>
Date:     Thu, 27 Jun 1996 08:15:03 -0400
Subject:  Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?
Leroy Van Camp III wrote:
>
>     Elven ships are made from plants.  And there is mention in several
> books about plants being used to keep an atmosphere fresh.  So, why don't
> they make any mention of the relation?
>     Or do they?  I have all the SJ stuff, but don't recall anything on
> this.  Does anyone know if they have a reference?
>     If there is no reference, has anyone else done something with this?  I

	There is no reference to the elven ships being able
to refresh their air envelopes because they are plants - at
least as far as I can recall.

	Part of this may be due to the fact that I interpreet
the elven ships NOT to be plants.  Yes, the canon does state
that these vessels are "organically grown", but that doesn't
necessarily mean that they are plants per se.  I base this
assumption on the fact that elven ships save as ceramic.  I
can't recall the last time I saw a ceramic plant.
	In my mind, the elven ships are closer to crystals
than plants.  Crystal can be grown in specific shapes, much
like plants.  Also, given the right conditions, crystals can
keep on growing- thus needing to be trimmed as the canon
says.

	On the other hand, if the ships were plants, then
yes, there should be some kind of an air bonus to elven vessels.
Perhaps something on the order of 50% more air capacity.  Thus,
a 60 ton vessel could carry 90 peole and still act as if it
had 60.

--
Ken Lipka, Project Engineer                 klipka@????.com
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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 07:44:39
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Ken Lipka    27 Jun 1996 12:15:03
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Eugene Shumu1insky    27 Jun 1996 14:50:03
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 15:07:11
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 15:10:10
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 19:51:05
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    27 Jun 1996 19:59:43
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    27 Jun 1996 21:32:59
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    27 Jun 1996 22:27:37
Re: But Aren't They _Made_ From Plants?    Jeff Goodson    28 Jun 1996 05:13:07

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