The Ruathimaer “Starwing”

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

IEN Flag by John "Paladine" Baxter.  Used by permission. IEN Flag by John “Paladine” Baxter. Used by permission.

Ruathimaer by Adam "Night Druid" Miller.  Used by permission. Ruathimaer by Adam “Night Druid” Miller. Used by permission.

The elves of Evermeet make use of a particular variant of the Elven Man-o-War, gifted from the Elven Imperial Navy: the Ruathimaer, or “Starwing!” This corvette-class 45 ton warship is the essence of Evermeet’s space defense. In recent years, more examples of this configuration have begun to appear as work-horses for planetary defense system ships in other spheres under the Navy’s protection also.

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Coming Home

Art by Silverblade the Enchanter. This is an image I used for inspiration for “The Queen’s Dirk.” The phrase is my translation into Espruar.

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Man-O-War, Approach by Silverblade the Enchanter. Copyright (c) 2010. Used by permission.

The elves are coming in for a landing now.  It’s been a fun month!  Alus’avae ent soehlae’ivae shunti quen aelou!  (Sweet water and light laughter until we next meet.)

In June we highlight the primary foes of the elves: the orcs!

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Phlogiston?

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Space Clouds Glitter Where Stars Are Born

Rainbow light and raw possibilities circulate outside of the crystal spheres.

The image was acquired as a part of Hi-GAL, a survey mapping the entire plane of the Milky Way in a wide range of infrared light that Herschel was specially designed to detect. The image above is just a small section of a larger version, which in itself is just 1/30th of the entire Hi-GAL survey.  For the science of how this was done, click on the image.

Here’s the rainbow river in full.  Click on the picture for the larger image.

Glowing Jewels in the Galactic Plane

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