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Zephyr Air Transport's fleet of continuous merchant dirigibles is continually scouring the many earths, connecting outposts and communities far and wide. Jobs are picked up "on the fly" by ships in your area, and may pick up whatever additional work they're able to drum up on their own. Each ship in our fleet is owner-operated, working under the auspices and supplementary logistical infrastructdure of Zephyr Air Transport Inc.

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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED SHIPS' LOGS

Egregore 9/27/2021 11:04pm

Rose Nomenclature


Verdant valleys. Snow capped peaks. Lazy wandering rivers and occasional farm houses. Puffy clouds. The "general region" of Uhrenfabrik AG was a wide swath, but the scenery was beautiful. I seemed to be out of any immediate danger. I could see for miles in all directions and was under no pursuit. And as I didn't know exactly where I was headed, the chance of an ambush seemed unlikely. It was time for a little housekeeping. What do you do on vacation? Me, since I fly around in...(READ MORE)

The Metataxi 9/25/2021 10:39pm

Reema White Antelope


"I want all the spotlights turned on. Light it up, Ran Pleasing." "Aye aye, captain." FWHOOOMP "What am I seeing here, Rita Pearl? And by that I mean, I'm not seeing anything. What gives?" "Well, captain, looks like there's nothing to see." "Come again?" "The lights are turned on, but there's nothing out there to see. The walls must be far enough away in all directions, and the light from our floods is so diffuse... wait!...(READ MORE)

ol' big balloon 9/23/2021 9:33pm

Capt. Frank Clarence


The High Chocolate Flats are incorrectly named. It was an easy thing to call a big blank spot on a map, and from a great distance it does look mighty flat. But from a few thousand feet, it's not that flat. Chocolate ridges, cracks and cliffs abound. Still plenty of flat between them. Enough for Insta-stations and experimental bio-rec fields and long thin rover ruts through the chocolate dust. And there seemed to be a bit more dust than usual up ahead....(READ MORE)

Matte Kudasai 9/21/2021 8:40pm

Billy Sabab


"Arrrrrgh! If it isn't my good friend @Billy Sabab!" crackled over the radio. Bruno's big biomethane Bertha-class blimp had been burning a bit dirty since we spotted it on the horizon. We approached each other over a wide open valley at the foot of the mountains. Bruno chugged along atop a warm puff of smog. We drifted in the breezes. We're electric. Bruno's Bertha was banded black and white, like a wasp, who was also a convict, who was also a pirate. The Bertha's communicatio...(READ MORE)

Steampunk to hell 9/19/2021 10:36pm

Luz Dunkel


Near the top of the great tree, I had a horrible realization. There I was, clawing my way up the tallest tree in the wood, exposed in the light of the full moon to anything that might want to swoop down and grab me. I had no tools, no weapons. Everything was snatched from me in the Impossibag 3000. It must rest in the mighty nest at the top of the tree. I had no horse, no mount, no steed, no trusty friend. Hexy remained at the foot of the tree, snuffling for grasses. Of course Hexy wo...(READ MORE)

Spatuloso 9/17/2021 10:22pm

Carolinaeuphrosyne


That night at Nim's warehouse changed my life. Maybe it was something in the food, or the drink, or the intoxicating fumes of the remnants of the shellacs and oils and other old blimp fluids. Maybe it was Nim herself. Or maybe it was just that the language of the blimps suddenly made itself known to me. It had been staring me in the face the entire time--the airbrushed swirls juxtaposed with the bold lines from rollers or masking. They weren't random artifacts of some industrial fabricati...(READ MORE)

Moonbeam 9/15/2021 10:51pm

Spaz Skunk


"How do you know this is safe?" yelled Badger Bijan. "I don't!" I yelled back. Ceiling tiles and pieces of paneling were still falling, but it seemed this strange, ancient airship was coming to life. And rising. It was clear the dashboard of jewels and bone knobs was that of some antiquated airship, and this room was the bridge. The entire top of the palace of the barbarian queen had been built around it, and had absorbed it with cheap facades, like a movie set built...(READ MORE)

Minecraft is the best 9/13/2021 10:29pm

Clive Gimlet


That Gingles. Boy did we have some times together. That's the end of that tape though. As you can see, I don't really have them ordered chronologically, piled up here in the back of the bridge as they are. Anyway, sun's coming up, and my parking permit expires before the Walmart opens. There's a coffee shack down the road a bit that's open early, and they've got a tower for serving airships. Are you headed in any particular direction? Southwest, maybe?...(READ MORE)

WonderFly9000 9/11/2021 11:42pm

Milt McGee


Those old barncats sure can raise a stink. I could see they weren't going to let me get away with my dream of idyllic small town life -- not so long as their precious Milk hangs in the balance. I'd kept them happy and forgetful with the regular milk. Ol' Bessie and the cows at the local dairy seem to have no complaints providing it, day in, day out, and for a time it kept the cats fat and happy. But not that old Bobtail. He was always so cautious. Never let himself be pet. Always sure th...(READ MORE)

Microwave Explosion 9/9/2021 11:01pm

Queen of the Hudson


"Looks like you two know how to party," said the cabbie. He was flooring it through the empty streets of Old Town, Omaha. Some stray debris still floating down over our path. "Yeah, well, that party's over. If you can get us back to the Aerodrome Grand without attracting any more attention, there's a big tip in it for you," Larry said. "No problem at all, mister. You just sit tight." The cabbie picked up his radio and mumbled something into it. Smelled like...(READ MORE)

The Flying Comrade 9/7/2021 8:09pm

Ben Tater


"Ah but if you could see through these shrimp eyes," said the Emperor Aeotherum Sateqo the Magnificent, sitting up on his pillow. The emperor had a clear alto voice. Everyone in the Grand Hall was silent. "I mean," continued the emperor. "I've got like, what, 19 photoreceptors in here? And all you've got is three! You can't even begin to imagine to see how I see you." Someone in the crowd let out a single, tentative bubble. I didn't know what to say....(READ MORE)

The Useless Precaution 9/5/2021 10:34pm

Count Almaviva


L'equipaggio della nave mercantile The Tartuffe, era terribilmente dispiaciuto di vedermi partire. C'era molto pianto e piagnucolio e soffiarsi il naso, e ad un certo punto il capitano ha cercato di mettermi ai ferri e shanghai mi ha fatto diventare lo chef della nave per l'eternità, ma era ubriaco (dato che era una festa di addio molto vivace) e così era l'equipaggio, il cui amore per il buon cibo dirò che ha superato la pesantezza nel loro cuore per imprigionarmi. "E ora, alla tua n...(READ MORE)

Albion 9/3/2021 8:38pm

Emile Valentine


Emile Valentine here! I must say that the doll parts are quite useful! After their demands, I decided to listen to them and attempt to use one of their arms as a backscratcher. The Back scratcher arm was Damn good I must say! The crew is giving me looks of course when I go down to sleep next to the parts, saying that me waking up cradling the cracked head of an old china dolls is "Real weird" Or, "frightening" But I say Phooey to those responses! I know they are just Jealou...(READ MORE)

Invictus 9/1/2021 11:24pm

WtchDlvr Drone 902b


SUSPICIOUS LOCALE REPORTED. 137TH AGGRANDISEMENT, CORNER OF VICTORY AND AVENUE F (VERTICAL). SOUTH SHAKES, SHARK COUNTRY. SCANNING.... SCANNING... SUSPECTS ACQUIRED. HEAT SIGNATURE OF SIX INDIVIDUALS. ELEVATED ENERGY. CHEMICALLY ENHANCED. FOUR CARRYING HEAVY METAL BLUNT OBJECTS. TWO ARMED WITH PROJECTILE WEAPONS. SEE SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEO. TARGET LOCKING. TARGET LOCK ACQUIRED. FIRING. TRACKING... TRACKING... MISSON COMPLETE. PROPERTY DAMAGE MINIMAL. INSURANCE NOTIFICATION MOD...(READ MORE)

The Sadie Hawkins 8/30/2021 11:40pm

Billy Nails


So if it ain't one thing then it's another, kid. With both the captain and Starry Skye missing, now the port master says The Sadie Hawkins has to give up her berth, and there isn't another space in all of Uranographia Fields on account of the Aquids Convention. I just knowed we should have booked more days in advance, but the last time we were in town we'd left before those soggy sea dwellers ever showed up so who knew? Already they're slappin' their paddles on the boardwalk in their fishbowl he...(READ MORE)




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