The Secrets of the Airship Divinity

As a writer creating a steampunk universe, how do you make an airship that is something extraordinary?  My concept was to make it originate from antiquity, an ancient vessel that was able to travel in the space that exists in-between the various worlds of existence (known as the Aether in my book). I additionally linked its origin to Egyptian s, using their mythology to “flesh-out” its back-story.

From Chapter 12

“My concern for Tesla St. Vrain is more than a mere humanitarian interest. The Ministry was formed to address supernatural issues that are imposed on our world due to tears in the aether. We know that the tears are caused by the Aether storm, yet we know little of the phenomenon itself. The only way to understand the Aether storm is to study it, and that would require an ability to observe and measure it.

“Heka is the deity, the power that watches over one’s soul, gives it power, energy, and allows it to be elevated in death to the afterlife. Because of his protective powers, he was given a prominent place in the barque of the sun god as it traveled through the underworld at night. In other words, magick is what powers the barque.”

“What does the barque of the sun god have to do with any of this?” Dante asked with a curious look, his patience was running thin.

“We already possess the barque of the sun god. It is the aether airship called the Divinity. All it requires to operate is a magickal battery…a capacitor…an empowered quintessent. It is the only known vehicle capable of traveling into the aether. If I am correct, she will be of great value to the Ministry in these scientific endeavors. I trust that you understand my intentions now?”

“I do,” Dante replied as he smiled slightly. “Always three steps ahead of the game. Good luck, old man.”

As I am currently writing the second book in the series, the Airship Divinity takes on a more significant role. Although I cannot reveal the details at this time, rest assured that they are just as fantastic and mystical as you would expect.


About Hitman

Cody Polston is an author, historian and ghost investigator. He is the author of multiple books on history and paranormal topics. He was the host and producer of the popular podcast Ecto Radio and a writer for Ghosthunter X magazine. He is one of the founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association and has been investigating paranormal claims since 1985. In the 1990's several other ghost hunting groups gave him the moniker the "Hitman" due to his involvement in "debunking" several well known haunted locations in Texas. Although the nickname was intended to be a negative insult, Cody adopted the nickname and began using in on his podcasts and other media venues.

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