I made a custom mesh of a Dwemer Dirigible based on its appearance from Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard which I plan to use in a future mod, and I need help trying to figure out how it would reasonably work as an airship (with crew and supplies and everything) within the scope of canon lore.
As far canon sources go, we have:
- existing Dwemer airship blueprints (which the Dwemer had presumably built and flew)
- a working (and possibly reverse-engineered) airship had been built and used during the Tiber Wars (events of Redguard)
- another working airship had been built by Louis Beauchamp, albeit just a normal ship patched together with Dwemer machine parts that is "barely holding together" and eventually crashed itself on Solstheim
There are no official materials that show how an actual Dwemer airship operates, what its interiors are like, and how it could be manned (or merred). That is the part where I'm developing in my mod. And that is where I'd like to ask you guys in the modding community what do you think? Because I'm veering into non-lorefriendly territory. *cough*Spelljammer*cough*
The following are available screenshots with some of my observations based on my Dwemer airship research that maybe these could be used as a jumping off point.
Balloon and Boat Deck
Bow (Front Part)
Stern (Back Part)
What do you people think? I'd really like to know what are your thoughts on this.