Ships are used to travel distances over water. They are mostly seen in ports like Bowerstone, Bloodstone and Westcliff. Ships can be used by the player to quickly travel between places separated by water. Albion places a heavy emphasis on using ships for travel and trade.
The Lost Chapters Edit
Though Oakvale and Bowerstone are considered burgeoning sea-ports, there are relatively few ships and almost no docks worth speaking of present in either city. There is, however, an ancient, tattered ship known as the Ship of the Drowned that is summoned by the Hero to travel into the foreboding Northern Wastes.
Hook Coast to the Northern WastesEdit
Travel between Hook Coast and the Northern Wastes is only required the first time the Hero travels there, using the Ship of the Drowned.
Fable II Edit
Five hundred years later, ships play a much greater role in the Age of Enlightenment, likely due to improvements made in maritime navigation and the further exploration of Albion. Ships can be docked in dedicated ports such as those in Bowerstone, Westcliff, and the pirate port of Bloodstone. As befitting the era, these vessels are still primarily powered by traditional sails.
The Marianne Edit
The Ship to The Spire Edit
Bloodstone to Westcliff Edit
A ship takes you from Bloodstone to Westcliff whenever you want for 25 gold. Just talk to the captain and he will take you. These ships are the main way of getting out of Bloodstone, as it is surrounded by Wraithmarsh.
Bowerstone to Knothole Island Edit
Fable III Edit
Fifty years later, the vessels of the era are incorporating steam engines into their design, as befitting the Age of Industry. However because this invention is relatively new, almost all ships use a combination of steam and sail power. These vessels sport two paddle wheels and two masts, again suggesting portable steam power is not yet powerful enough to be used on its own. Most are found in the ports of Bowerstone.
The Albion Navy is seen in one short cutscene in which the Hero's ship is sunk by the pursuing Royal Navy, resulting in the Hero being stranded on the Unknown Shore of Aurora. Once there, the Hero procures the services of the Auroran Navy.
Bowerstone Industrial to the City of AuroraEdit
Bowerstone Old Quarter to Ravenscar KeepEdit
After the failed assassination attempt in Traitor's Keep: Throne of Blood, access between mainland Albion and Ravenscar Keep is unlocked from a dock in Bowerstone Old Quarter. Just talk to the captain and he will take you.