Credit to ESO Fashion user Deadanne, who created the starting point Breton furnishing ship I based this on.

My friend has been working for his fishing achievement for TWO YEARS, ha, and was bummed he still doesn’t have boats to put in his Hundings Palatial dock. So I surprised him by building a, privateer ship for him.

It’s made mostly of Breton furniture, which is square and has an appropriate wooden plank look. I think redguard has enough pieces that a ship could be built of that style. I’d also be tempted to try a Redoran/Hlaalu version…the dark wood might look nice. As you can see, we went hardcore AD on this one, lol. I’d imagine it’s a privateer vessel, which sails around pretending to be honorable and enforcing the law, then if it spies a vulnerable EP or DC ship it sinks them. Oops.

The forward quarters is based on an actual 55’ wooden ship I sailed on in college. Believe it or not, the real deal was a bit more cramped. The master bed would be raised and up further into the bow, then there were two pull down bunks next to the stove. The redguard grill is actually a lot like our cooking surface on The Atlantis. Just it was on a swing arm so that it stayed level as the ship rocked. (Everyone go into your kitchen now and imagine cooking on your stove where it looks like the stove is staying level, but the room is swinging up and down 25 degrees…barf). We did make fisherman’s stew a lot.

The rear compartment has a lot of my nerdy references to the actual history of these ships. The rum and barrels everywhere…a lot of these ships would carry expensive casks of English liquor to the colonies, brandy or bourbons. Then when they sold those off, they distilled suger cane because there wasn’t really another use for the empty casks, and when they got back they’d have rum. I put a pink seashell on the desk in honor of the Hudson Bay Company, which sailed from London to Fort Vancouver, Washington via Honolulu for over a hundred years. When they got from London to Hawaii they’d sell off their initial cargo, and needed weight for the trip to Vancouver. So they’d take on all these seashells, and when they arrived they’d dump them as pathway materials to Clear space for goods. There are still paths lined with millions of tropical Hawaiian shells, and a lot of weird plants in that area. Why’d they go all that way? (It was an 8 month trip) Beaver pelts, which were used to make felt hats. A ship loaded with pelt was worth about $8 million in today’s dollars.

It was a fun project. It makes me want to build a larger version with an actual lower deck and statesroom, lol. But I’m actually maybe taking a break from the nautical life on this next one. I have this vague idea that I could turn one of the Reapers houses into a replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “FallingWater.”


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