[LMB] What's needed (Balloons)

Baur baur at chello.at
Sat Feb 1 17:42:26 GMT 2020

Am 01.02.2020 um 17:39 schrieb Carol Botteron:
> Carol Botteron:
>> In the 5GU, very effective weapons might reduce the use of balloons.
>> If effective weapons have not been developed, balloons would make
>> developing them a priority.

the first manned mongolfiere hat a diameter of 15 meters, and thus a 
surface area of 700 to 800 m2 - which is a LOT of fabric

given the cost of high quality fabric in medievloid societies this is a 
pretty expensive project



> WalterStuartBushell:
> A sorcerer should be quite effective against balloons.
> Carol Botteron:
> Do we know that a sorcerer can zap something 1000 feet away?  Maybe only
> some can do it.  This could lead to extensive testing and educational
> programs, as well as research into materials that are more resistant to
> zapping.
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