also at some point we need to have a captain and/or commander who is ACTUALLY just as much of a terrible person as they seem to be..... And I would certainly be willing to write such assholes is all im saying
She DOES NOT CARE. Lanea is tired and he knows they’re inconveniencing people so he’s planning on finishing their work himself after he makes food for her because he’s really fasts and efficient at cooking. And also really good. Nobody expects a vampire to be a good cook but he grew up with the human village super close and people always coming and going so. Petra has a cook on board the Gargoyle but she hasn’t really worked as anything other than an assistant in YEARS. She loves it. She gets a full pay check and gets to laze around while the big bad torturer makes everything for her.
Yes! The wards just need to be activated—but there’s emergency wards in place as well. While it’s a really good idea to have wind magi on your crew, you don’t actually /have/ to have them. You just need some people who are really good at maintaining all the wards the ship needs to stay “afloat”.
Wind magi tend to end up more in airship crews than armies on the ground, though.