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Flying Ships


Nov 14 2013, 7:14pm

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I was reading this little article here, and started to wonder why and where are all these flying wonders?


“they achieved only ships that would sail in the air of breath. And these ships, flying, came also to the lands of the new world."

I always thought Final Fantasy was the Airship creator, but it seems Tolkien had this in mind too. But if men created ships that could fly where were they in the third age? And if they figured out how to create contraptions like this, then one could imagine the other seemingly easier things that could have been created, and probably would have existed in the third age too.

Was this idea later changed and scrapped?

Subject User Time
Flying Ships Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 14 2013, 7:14pm
    an idea flying out the window? Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 14 2013, 8:02pm
    I've also seen references Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Nov 15 2013, 2:55am
    Moorcock''s 'Elric Saga' Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 15 2013, 2:31pm
        That's correct Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Nov 17 2013, 2:17pm
    Edgar Rice Burroughs did it too. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 15 2013, 2:38pm
    Oh you'll never get to heaven/ on a 747... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 17 2013, 11:29am
        "If one was in a dinghy watching Frodo et al. depart, I wonder what you see?" squire Send a private message to squire Nov 17 2013, 3:38pm
            So an observer in a pursuit vessel would indeed seem to see the the elven ship rise up out of the water on a shallow trajectory and fly away noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 17 2013, 6:11pm
                Probably not squire Send a private message to squire Nov 17 2013, 7:24pm
                    But what if the pursuit ship has searchlights … ( in a Ian Holm/ Bilbo voice )" oh, I suppose you're right" noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Nov 17 2013, 8:43pm
                        Sticklebacks! Where is that boat? FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 18 2013, 1:04pm


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