Archivist note: This post is from an older recovered archive.
((Posted by Aiko Ishtari on May 9, 2010))
I’ve done it! And by-far ahead of schedule.
Those blueprints I purchased from that funny little man didn’t turn out to be fraudulent after all. I had to call in all the favors I was owed, talk to artisans in goblinmarch, procure several tons of bronze and wire the bloody thing myself but I now have it complete.
I’ve probably gotten ahead of myself. My name is Aiko Ishtari, a refugee from Goblinmarch. I’ve purchased this journal to record significant events in my life as my previous one is probably burned as evidence of heresy by now.
What, dearest diary, have I completed? Why a new kind of airship of course. Although airship is a misnomer here, the craft itself is not lighter-then-air. Instead it is heavier then air. Leonardo Da-Vinci would be proud to see his concepts brought to fruition thanks to the electric motor. For now I shall call this invention a Sky-Ship. The plans state it’s a “Tesla Air Fortress” but not knowing who this “Tesla” fellow is, and the fact that I had to completely re-do some of these vaugeries I reserve the right to rename it.
Skyship it is.
I’ve named this Skyship the Goblin Sky Ship (or GSS for short) Independence. And have purchased a small parcel of land to park it. I’ve also begun to transfer things from my old apartment to the skyship.
The vessel had it’s maiden voyage. Need to make the controls less sensitive. Also need to nail down the furniture.
*Comment by Phineas Frakture on May 10, 2010 at 8:05am
On a positive note, you didn’t knock down the tower
*Comment by MichaelD Mannonen on May 10, 2010 at 8:27am
Where is your plot of land, and what method have you adopted for “waste disposal”? – Just curious…
*Comment by Aiko Ishtari on May 10, 2010 at 6:21pm
I’m northwest of the city in the greenspace at the base of the airship tower. As for waste disposal, it’s stored until it can be properly disposed of, the craft has a capacity to store up to 20 gallons of waste.
*Comment by Kimika Ying on May 10, 2010 at 7:56pm
The ship makes for quite a luxurious home. Welcome and congratulations on your new home, Miss Ishtari. :) Miss Netizen and I were aboard for the exciting maiden flight and, as noted, no architecture was harmed.
*Comment by Sky Netizen on May 10, 2010 at 9:11pm
Lovely ship! And the maiden flight quite eventful, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. ;-)
*Comment by Aizek Tchailenov on May 10, 2010 at 11:46pm
Congratulations on your achievement Ma’am, and welcome to New Babbage