Pillar Ships are minor artifacts dating back to the Age of Giants tens of thousands of years ago. Fashioned from the sacred wood of The World Ash Pillar Ships are all but indestructible magical ships. Originally meant for use by the elven and eladrin slaves of the giants, the ships have several unique properties. Among them is the ability to attune with a captain and crew over time. As the crew and ship travel together, a bond grows between the ship and crew, revealing more of the vessel’s wondrous powers. A fully ‘tuned’ Pillar Ship is capable of impossible maneuverability on water, and legends speak of such vessels sailing on land or in the sky, or even into other realities.
Pillar Ships are also called ‘follies’ as very few crews have the dedication and passion that attunement requires. Pillar Ships pass from captain to captain, each striving to unlock the mysteries of their prize, and all but a very few failing. An out-of-tune Pillar Ship is slow and resists the efforts of the crew that ‘displease’ it.