Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step Number: Rank + WIL
Duration: Special (see text)
The Speed Ship power allows a questor to increase the speed of a waterborne or aerial vessel, allowing it to travel faster and more smoothly. The questor can influence airships, riverboats, and watergoing vessels, including those whose power is assisted by sailors using oars. He cannot influence a horse-drawn wagon, however, because the movement of the wagon depends entirely on the animals pulling it.
The questor concentrates on the ship for a ship combat turn, at the end of which he makes a Speed Ship Test, the result of which determines the duration of the power in hours. While the power is in effect, the questor distributes a number of steps equal to half his Questor rank (rounded up) among the target ship’s Speed and Maneuverability steps. For example, a Rank 7 questor of Floranuus can add +2 to an airship’s Speed and Maneuverability steps, or +4 to Speed or Maneuverability, or +3 to one and +1 to the other.