You can't take the sky from me
Aeru used to be a big place. Well, maybe it still is, but the way things keep changing … makes it hard for a freebooting aership captain to make a decent living. Used to be a hard-working crew could find good work easy enough. All you needed was your ship, some aerum, a decent reputation, and a few connections.
The War changed things, though. Sure, aership technology is way better. You see birds flying these days that are damn impressive. But there’s so damn many of them. And those that aren’t flying the colors of some Realm's military or another have the registry marks of some heavy-hitter fat cat business tycoon painted across their hull. Fleets numbered in the dozens … if not hundreds, all across the Realms. Who can compete with that?
Then again, there is the Celebration this coming month up in Raventon. Sure, dealing in a city that size always comes with its own difficulties. Taxes. Papers. Procedures. But with that many people flocking to a city that size to see Royal Family parade around the Crown Prince’s new fiancé … that’s a lot of cash in one place. And that always brings opportunity. Not to mention the military, commercial, and logistical needs of such opulence. And you can bet your best hat that the fat cats won’t compete for the … jobs of a less respectable nature.
Yep, Raventon might be just the place...