Empire of the Clouds

In an alternate reality wind powered lighter than air ships sail the world's skies, and HRM's shipping needs needs protection. An enterprising young aeronaut can set themselves up nicely with one good cruise.

For a bit of inspiration, check out Iron Maiden's Empire of the Clouds.


GURPS 4th edition, including the special rules for airships in Sailing the Open Skies. Characters will be 150 points.

What the Characters Do

The characters are crew members on Zephyr, a privateer sailing from East Midlands Aerodrome in Nottingham.

The First Adventure

French flagged ships have been landing munitions in the Nephin Beg Range in Ireland, in aid of the rebels. There's nothing so lovely as taking a prize full of war materiel before it's had a chance to offload.