How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Eberron
The airships of House Lyrander are one of the fastest modes of transportation in Khorvaire. The house worked with Zil gnomes to develop the airships. Utilizing the elemental binding of a fire or air elemental and extremely light materials, the ships fly thousands of feet above the ground at speeds averaging 30 miles per hour, though they are capable of sprints up to 50 miles per hour. The ships can only be piloted on a long-term basis by a marked heir of the house.
Some rogue airships exist out of the House’s ownership, but they are usually stolen goods, piloted by excoriated heirs. Because of these rogue agents and the proprietary technology, the House takes great pains to retrieve the pilfered ships.