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Getting around is easier than ever in the Third Age. While airflight remains fairly rare, trains and cars crisscross the continents, and anyone (with enough money) can afford them.


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Automobiles are not an uncommon sight in most major cities; however, they are expensive vehicles to run and maintain. Most nations use Essence-engines as their primary, with oil-engines being a less-used but less-expensive alternative. Generally, a new oil-powered car will be Resources 000 or 0000, while a new Essence-powered car is guaranteed to be Resources 0000. A used car is usually one Resources dot less than a new one. Gasoline-powered cars require Resources 0 per month to use. Essence-powered cars require Resources 00 per month to use.

Motorcycles generally have the same costs as cars, but are used by people because they are more interesting-looking or badass. They don't have less functionality overall.

Public Transit

Most major nations support a public transit system - Essence-powered buses and subways that are linked directly into a city's power grid. As a rule, public transit is inexpensive enough that even the poor can generally use it. However, transit systems tend to be dirty and underfunded, due to being used almost exclusively by the masses. Anyone with money uses their own cars. Most cars are fairly slow by modern standards, having normal speeds between 20 and 30 miles per hour, and maximum speeds up to 40 or 50 miles per hour.


There are only two real ways to get between cities; highways and train lines. Highways can be used by people with cars, or by travellers on foot, but most people take the train. Train lines connect most major cities, and some minor ones. A train ticket to a nearby city is Resources 0. Tickets to another nation are usually Resources 00. Trains, as a rule, cover most ground at 50 miles per hour.

Air Travel

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The Third Age does not have much commercial aircraft. Aircraft are expensive, and there aren't enough people who would use them regularly for it to be an issue. Aircraft, however, tend to come in two types: Dirigibles, and planes.

Dirigibles are more common, and are usually used for general purposes. Consisting of large balloons, with compartments making up two or three rooms attached underneath, and large Essence engines that allow them to move at speeds up to 50 miles per hour (wind depending; wind can change this amount by up to 10 mph in either direction). Some cities run dirigible service between towns, because dirigibles don't require track to be laid down and can therefore reach cities in out of the way places or across large lakes. Dirigibles generally carry both cargo and passengers; a dirigible ticket costs Resources 00.

Airplanes are used almost exclusively by the military, and are not in the jet stage. Biplanes crisscross the continents, but are still relatively rare. There are no commercial airlines to date.

Sea Travel

Both sail and motorized sea travel are still used; as a general rule, sea travel can reach speeds of up to 40 mph, and should be considered approximately equivalent to late Industrial Revolution technology. Sea tickets are frequently sold to passenger cruises or simple transports. The cost ranges from Resources 0 to Resources 000.