This sleek galley features sails made of feathers. The figurehead depicts a beautiful harpy flying above the jaws of a snapping sea drake.
Squares 4 (20 ft. by 130 ft.); Cost 63,500 gp
AC 2; Hardness 10
hp 3,120 (oars 1,400, sails 320)
Base Save +8
Maximum Speed 60 ft. (muscle), 60 ft. (wind), or 120 ft. (muscle and wind); Acceleration 30 ft.
CMB +8; CMD 18
Ramming Damage 8d8
Propulsion muscle, wind, or current
Sailing Check Diplomacy or Intimidate (muscle); Profession (sailor) (wind or current)
Control Device tiller (hp 50, hardness 10)
Means of Propulsion 140 oars, 80 squares of sails (2 masts)
Crew 200 (60+140 Medium rowers)
Cargo/Passengers 165 tons/275 passengers
Large Siege Engines 30 light ballistae (3d8 19–20/×2) (2 banks of 15 each on port and starboard sides)
Modifications increased cargo capacity, magically treated hull, magically treated tiller
Airborne Sailing The Feathered Galley is enchanted with the ability to fly for short distances, giving it an edge in evading pirates and sea monsters.
The Feathered Galley can fly for a total of 10 nonconsecutive rounds per day, as the fly spell. This total includes ascent and descent from the surface of the water. This is considered a magical transmutation effect.
If the Feathered Galley is airborne when its flight duration ends, or if an effect causes airborne sailing to fail, the galley floats downward at a rate of 60 feet per round for 1d6 rounds. If it reaches the surface of the water in that amount of time, it lands safely. If not, it falls the rest of the distance, taking 10d6 points of damage per 10 feet of fall. While the Feathered Galley is airborne, it’s considered to be using magical propulsion, thus all sailing checks to control the vessel automatically succeed.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lost Treasures © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Judy Bauer, Savannah Broadway, John Compton, Ron Lundeen, Levi Miles, Justin Riddler, F. Wesley Schneider, Mike Shel, Christina Stiles, James L. Sutter, and Jerome Virnich.