Hey all, when reading Dragon Kings I stumbled across a pretty awesome little tidbit I’d overlooked for a while. They mention how chariots are a powerful part of a sorcerer king’s war machine and apparently their heavy chariots actually employ a sail for when the wind is at their back. Needless to say this sounded ridiculous and awesome, my favorite kind of fun. Dragon Kings mentions this doesn’t actually speed up the chariot but drivers insist it lightens the load for the beasts.
I then stopped and wondered, would using a sail taking advantage of desert winds actually speed up a chariot? I tried to do some research online and found this to be a rather hard point to figure out since chariots and boats work kind of differently. So I ask you fellow athasians, should a chariot sail make the chariot faster?