topic: baran

The Baran

The first notebook page shows a baran. The second shows how I derived this class of ships by comparison with ancient oared warships – specifically, triremes and quinqueremes. Among other things, this allowed me to deduce speed and handling characteristics. A baran is a type of warship [the term being one of the few uses of Quya that has been retained in the text of the Stone Dance]. Barans are formed up into squadrons attached […]