In the 18th chapter of the Tale of the Guardian Master - After Story series, a new adventure set three years after the original with new locations and new Pokemon, readers will see the legendary Ship of Dreams cross the sea once more. Built as a clone of sorts to the fabled R..M.S. Arceanic, lost to the world 103 years prior, the series very own starring character, Chris Nakazaki will take the helm as her captain and sail all on board through the adventure of a lifetime!
During its creation, the R.M.S. Legend was built with two things solely in mind, giving those with so little the things even the wealthiest could only dream of, and the safety of all on board. Donning enough lifeboats along both sides upper-most decks to seat every passenger on board, even if she were to list to one side rendering said lifeboats useless there would be plenty on the other for all to escape, with its Captain having developed a special protocol uniquely his own to multiply survival rates when times of danger are known to loom around the corner.
Though the outside is a replica of the Arceanic, within its interior the Legend is an entirely new, modern and fantastical design that will both, awe and shock those who expected to step into the past on a liner so painstakingly crafted to resemble the dream lost so long ago. Built to be the largest cruise liner in the world, the Legend was also designed to be able to quickly answer calls for aid by ships in need, a demand by her Captain that pushed the Platinum Star company to new heights, delivering a ship capable of reaching just over 43 knots.
For those not to savvy with maritime measurements, that equals a jaw-dropping 50mph that would send the ship gliding over the sea like a hot knife on butter toward any and all in need.
A few of her specs are as follows.
Cost to Build - Roughly $3B
Passenger Capacity - 11K
Decks - 20
Crew - 4K
Cruise Speed - 22knots (25mph)
Distress Speed - 43knots (50mph)
Lifeboats - 60 (400 passenger capacity each) 30 along both sides of ship
Fuel Source - Solar (hull exterior and funnels fitted with panels)
Distress Fuel - Electric Pokemon - (Extracted via chambers on T deck)
Height - 91.5 meters (Roughly 300 feet)
Length - Roughly 450 meters (Around 1476 feet)
As listed, the ship has an overwhelming amount of life-preserving necessities, all of which were installed by the order of her Captain before setting sail. This was done regardless of opinion to insure passengers felt the utmost safety while on board. Regulations by today's standards insist a liner have enough lifeboats on each side of the ship to handle around 37% of passengers each.
Instead, the Captain of the R.M.S. Legend insisted both sides had enough lifeboats to handle 100% of passengers on board, so that if the ship listed to one side, the opposite would still provide ample escape. On top of this, he demanded an overwhelming amount of rafts should his measures with the lifeboats prove futile for one reason or another, and prominently highlights the amount of life vests on board as well, far more than ever needed.
Whether it made sense or not in this aspect of her preparations, her Captain sought safety and reassurance first and foremost for all on board, with their entertainment an immediate second. With several water parks and pools on her top deck, a colossal projector towering among the funnels, countless shops and restaurants within, a pair of planes that lift passengers to the sky for a birds-eye view, and more, boredom is far from the minds of all on board.
Some special events include the following.
Heaven's Path Throughout the night, the bow of the ship gives off a spectacular shimmering particle effect that makes the Legend appear as though it's sailing along the stars above, an other-worldly experience that seamlessly blends the land and sky as one, making all on board feel as though they've departed for the final frontier of space itself.
Hero's Call Each night, the repurposed funnels of the Legend launch spectacular fireworks into the skies above. With each funnel donning the picture of the most prominent icons from the Arceanic disaster, Captain Smith of the Arceanic, Captain Rostron of the Caterpithia, Wallace Hartley, violinist of the Arceanic, and Jack Phillips, the wireless operator of the Arceanic come together to light up the night sky, letting all on board know that no matter what lies ahead in the darkness, hope is always present for those brave of heart and steadfast in their duties to serve and protect.
Arceanic Figurehead Viewing Lift from the wreckage of the Arceanic herself and restored, the figurehead from the original Ship of Dreams is housed within a glass casing built into the wall of the recreated Grand Staircase at the bow entrance of the ship. At certain times of the day the case opens and the figurehead extends out, allowing passengers to touch the relic and offer their thoughts and condolences to the loss of life 103 years prior. It was originally given to the Captain of the Legend.
On top of everything, her Captain insisted free trips be offered to those suffering lifelong and terminal illnesses as a means of the Platinum Stars company making amends for its mistakes of the past, requiring her upper decks to be transformed into medical wards for ill and bed-ridden passengers, and shot down their plans for class rankings on the ship in favor of a first-class-for-all policy that allowed all on board to enjoy fantastic experiences at a single universal fee no other liner would allow for those of more modest funds.
All passengers are welcome to every part of the ship, with all of her cabins fitted with first class accommodations. It was an extraordinary cost to the company, but thanks to funds from her Captain himself and his own connections, the Legend was able to set sail with all of his specifications met, and then some. As an added feature just for passengers in the medical wards, the walls of their rooms were fitted with special projectors connected to the cameras on the ship, allowing those incapable of leaving their rooms to switch their surroundings like that of a TV flipping through channels to any view they like.
Be it surrounding themselves with the blue/starry sky, enjoying a panorama view of the fireworks at night, gazing under the sea, watching performances in the ships theaters, checking out the going-on's of the bustling markets, no passenger is left out regardless of circumstance in this gigantic liner.
It's the voyage of a lifetime for one and all, and for some, the last they will ever take, a reality her Captain carries on his shoulders and works to insure is worth every second on board.