Chronicles of the Blades
The Orien Lightning Rail was originally commissioned by the King of Galifar before the Last War. House Orien and House Cannith collaborated in the design and the gnomes of Zilargo provided the power for the vehicle with bound air elementals that propel the coach over a magical conduit of conductor stones. They also did the same for Airships When the stones mounted below the coach pass over the conductor stones lining the ground a sparking or “lightning” effect is produced which accounts for the origin of the name. The Lightning Rail travels at 30 miles per hour and was a great revolution in travel for the citizens of Khorvaire. However, a significant part of the circuit was destroyed during the Last War and has not yet been repaired, including the rail lines in Metrol and the rest of Cyre, which was destroyed on the Day of Mourning.