Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Airship: Ephemeral Rose

Floating high above the sky,
The shape of a ship of sorts I see.
It must be Ephemeral Rose.

Ephemeral Rose is an airship, named for a beautiful rose its captain happened upon which, within a day of being plucked, not only wilted but disappeared entirely, no petals left to be found. She searches on across the world to find another, around which she will settle her crew as a village. The ship itself is It's much smaller and lower-class than some of the better known airships out there.

The ship houses a crew of 10, captain (and any company she wishes to take) included. It has three decks.

The top deck begins above the Captain's chambers with an on-ship garden, which also happens to contain the ship's water supply- stored within the enormous trunk of the palm tree which sprouts from the fountain. Water pours through drilled holes and is quickly sucked back up by the tree.

Then are the sails, which are raised by way of foot power, running on strips of leather around gears which lift the sails into the air.

At the far end is a lookout, which is rather romantic as well as functional.

The bottom deck houses the dining area, which has plenty of Juice to drink as well as a buffet.

The middle deck houses nothing, but it does lead into the recreation chamber and Captain's chambers.

The captain lives in this bright and regal room surrounded by gathered information and artifacts.

She has a large case for displaying her treasures and various collected maps and relics.

Directly across is a simple room meant to entertain the crew. A shard of glass discovered in a more modern land displays images from around the world. A statue at the center embodies the crew's love of drink and being lazy, a joke from the Captain who hates and loves them for it.

Below are the crew's quarters- male and female, separated.

And across from that is the kitchen, just next to the dining area.

The kitchen has plenty of food, and enough space for four chefs at once. With a crew of 10, this is simply because the crew cooks their own food and is too impatient to take turns and too picky to accept food cooked by others!

Cloth hung above the stoves allows the smells (and smoke) to pour out the windows, instead of filling the room.

Behind the kitchen is a storage room, and around it are two small brigs, just in case.

At the base of the airship is...a shadow. Despite nothing to cause it. Naturally...

The stairs are hidden away when the ship is "parked" and nobody is home. Note that the "hide" switch does not function, because the "unhide" switch is on constantly once you use it. The hide switch is there for "realism" reasons- if you unhide there's gotta be a way to hide, right?

Similar switches are at the top, too.

Ephemeral Rose is situated on a 64x64 lot. It costs just under 190,000 simoleons, pretty good for a magical floating ship. You may have noticed the ground beneath it is totally plain. This is so that you can build it to suit your world you place it in. I'm using it in the desert- but if I added a bunch of palm trees it would be stupid when you went and placed it in Sunset Valley or some woods place. This way, you simply add a ton of trees or whatever you want.

Custom Content Required:
None! :D

Custom Content Used:
Chest from Store
Phonograph from Store
There are also maps, papyrus rolls, and a smaller chest from the store, but for the life of me I absolutely cannot find them on the site. For all I know they are special WA pre-order stuff, or something. :\

WA is obviously required.

NOTES: Don't try editing the floor! Or...adding more floor to the base! You can't do it. Because of hte way I built this it would be near impossible for you to get all the proper requirements to add more. As it is, there are no grids to add more floor tiles because there's nothing below supporting them. Similarly if you delete floor tiles, you can NOT add them back.

You may have camera issues. If the camera is situated "over" the air, it might fall down and screw up your view. So try and keep the camera facing the front or back of the ship, so that the floor can "support" it.

Enjoy :D


  1. This is awesome! But! ... If only your Paradise had a 64x64 sized lot for this.

  2. This is such a cool idea. Very well done.