Mantas, otherwise referred to by their creators as fliers, were a type of submersible barge used by sahuagin to transport both themselves and their ill-gotten gains.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

This vessel's surface-dweller name was derived from its resemblance to the creature of the same name.[1] The name used by the sahuagin reflected its ability to gracefully traverse both the ocean's surface and underwater environments.[2]

These vessels were typically constructed from salvaged shipwrecks, and the odd coastal wood. They could typically carry a crew of up to six hundred sahuagin[2] or more. On average, a manta could traverse up to 240 miles (390,000 meters) a day[1] or, if need be, 360 miles (580,000 meters) a day at risk of exhausting the crew (equivalent to a forced march for surface dwellers). This feat was achieved by crew rotation, as two-thirds of the crew would actively be pushing the vehicle forward, while the remainder rested on top of the craft.[2]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Novels
Rising TideUnder Fallen Stars

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Skip Williams (1997). The Sea Devils. (TSR, Inc), pp. 78–79. ISBN 0-7869-0643.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mel Odom (January 1999). Rising Tide. (TSR, Inc.), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-1312-6.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.