| The Independent Ship Hephaestus|
Because we do give a flying forge
|Ship:||IS Hephaestus Mk 2|
|Captain:||Theodore Edward Ursus|
|Crew:|| Keira DeFelyne|
The flagship of The Aeronautic Mercantile Guild, the IS Hephaestus sails the skies, providing airships with a vast array of goods, varying from useful to completely unnecessary.
Inspired by The First World Steam Exposition, Captain Theodore Edward Ursus took to the skies in his own Airship, the Independant Ship Hephaestus. This ship promptly crashed, as he failed to bring a full crew and got distracted by one of his own products. However, upon the conclusion of his rapid descent just north of one FarmingTown Northwest of Detroit, he began reconstructing his ship, the IS Hephaestus, and it is now accepting applications for both Guild membership as well as crew membership. Only a day after the destruction of the IS Hephaestus Mk I, Lady Keira DeFelyne offered her skills as an Aether Weaver to himself and the guild in exchange for passage from port to port. Their redesign quickly lead them to the home of Miss Madeline "Mango" Mancini and her peculiar typewriter, upon which she seems to have wrought the Guild and the Hephaestus from nothingness.
- Captain: Theodore Edward Ursus
- Chief Artisan, Ursine Necessities
- Diplomatic Officer: Lady Keira DeFelyne, Mistress of Aether
- Lead Programmer, Gaias Enigma
- Communications Officer: Miss Madeline "Mango" Mancini, Wordsmith