The Skeid class longship was a large Viking warship much larger than the snekkja. The Skeid had a size of up to 30 metres in length, a width of 3.5m, and a draught of 0.8 m. The skeid had both sales and oars, with up to 30 pairs of oars to power it. As essentially the mid sized longship, the skeid was a sizeable ocean vessel. It could carry a crew of around 70 Vikings. The skeid was big enough to lead a raid to far off lands, as it was fully seaworthy and imposing.
A table for sea traveling is presented below. It takes into account the number and type of crew members, the time of day and the weather conditions. The travel distance is mostly 1, 2 or 7 nodes depending on the amount of cargo.
|Vessel||crew||cargo||distance per day (km)||nodes (max)|
|type of effect||half full||full||heavy rain / snow||heavy storm / blizzard||dusk||night|
|cargo effects||-1 nodes||-2 nodes|
|weather effects||-2 nodes||-3 nodes|
|time of day effects||-1 nodes||-2 nodes|