World Tour: Sights of Shuicheng – Rupani Artillery Ship

Pyrrhic Victory takes place in a vast world constantly at war. Yet across the war-torn lands exist those trying to survive each day. There are still natural gems of beauty scattered around the world, little pockets of untouched landscape rarely encountered but always treasured. Let us take a tour of the world Pyrrhic Victory is set in and see what remains when war is over.

The first part of the tour showed us Shuicheng, the very first city which the Rupani nation built when they migrated out of the swamps. The tour of Shuicheng began here, and you can see the rest of the sights of Shuicheng at http://merakigames.ca/category/world-tour/shuicheng/.


Look far over there, at the other end of the docks. See the massive rowboat?  It’s hard to tell from here, but she is even larger than the Xunsu’yu. Come, Driver, take the caravan closer so we can all take a look. This is a wonderful and fortunate day for us all indeed!

Rupani Artillery Ship - Pyrrhic Victory - Meraki Games

Look in awe upon the famous Chu’shi Mae, the oldest Artillery ship still in service. This relic has shattered and battered more enemy fortifications and ships than any ship in the Navy’s history, although it seems she has all of her spoils of war below deck at the moment. With no less than four Yundoh Lun’wui on board to guide and manoeuvre the ship, the Chu’shi Mae can bombard enemies and escape before the stones land. The Chu’shi Mae has no sails but she does have many soldiers and slaves manning the oars – between them and the Yundoh Lun’wui the ship glides quickly forward and is rather manoeuvrable for her size.

She has the deadliest stone throwers our shipcrafters and siegemasters can attach to a ship. The Chu’shi Mae hauls three mangonels and at least thirty shots a piece in order to quickly bombard an enemy ship or position. Each mangonel can be aimed and fired independently to maximize the area under siege. Not even the lunatic pirates or Kosekyan navy would dare sail directly into a hail of stones from the Chu’shi Mae and her sister ships.

Artwork By: Cedric Cunanan

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